Around two million Britons will be flying out of the UK this bank holiday weekend, the Association for British Travel Agents (Abta) has estimated.
Between August 22 and 25, almost one million will be flying out of the south-east of England alone – around 420,000 will leave from Heathrow, 260,000 from Gatwick, 160,000 from Stansted and 80,000 from Luton.
In addition 85,000 will use the Eurostar for trips to the continent, while a further 400,000 people use ferry or Eurotunnel.
Abta president Justin Fleming said: "The August bank holiday is our traditional goodbye to the summer and is always very busy.
"This year is no exception with large numbers escaping to guaranteed sunshine, sandy beaches and warm seas."
Mediterranean destinations like the Balearic Islands and the Greek islands remain favourites, followed by Turkey, Cyprus and Portugal.
Recently, a spokesperson for Love Cyprus said that the country was a top tourist attraction because it boasts "52 blue flag beaches and high quality activities like golfing, diving, nature trails, cycling and much more".
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