As the end of 2012 approaches we’re starting to look back at all that we’ve achieved over the last year. It’s been rather hectic for us here at Superbreak Towers – we’ve launched loads of new hotels and other short break products, created a brand new O2 Arena hub on the Superbreak website, produced our very first infographic about the strengthening pound versus the Euro and lots, lots more. Most recently we’ve all been busy bees trying to get our brand new flight and hotel packages bookable on our website. This has been a mammoth task but we’re so excited to say that these amazing packages are NOW ON SALE! (Cue fireworks and popping bottles of champers!)
These brand new packages will allow you, our valued customers, to search and browse a range of hotels and flights with ease so you can create your perfect short break tailored to your budget. I think what’s best about them is that a checked in bag is included in the price of all our packages and that there are NO credit or debit card fees. It’s so infuriating when you get to the booking page and a surprise fee sneaks its way onto the cost of your break! We don’t like it, so we won’t do it to you.
Our new flights and hotel packages allow you to fly to over 100 destinations for your next short break, so you’ll be really spoilt for choice. However, I’ve picked out my favourite spots that I’ve got my eye on for a getaway in 2013.
Floating in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta is an ideal destination for a short break combining culture with beautiful beaches and balmy temperatures. One of my favourite parts of travelling is taking endless photographs, and I think the traditional luzzu fishing boats that populate the harbour at Marsaxlokk are stunningly beautiful and would make for fantastic photographs, with their eye-popping bright colours reflecting in the Mediterranean sea. As well as bustling fishing villages, the island also boasts ancient world heritage sites, expansive beaches and modern cities such as the capital Valletta.
The former playground of such great composers as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Haydn, Vienna has a longstanding musical heritage which translates today into a city bursting with world-class cultural attractions such as The Burgtheatre and the State Opera and Ballet. Music aside, the reason why I would love to visit the Austrian capital is for the fantastic art galleries the city has to offer. After studying Secessionist Vienna as part of my degree, I’d love to visit the gold-domed building where the group of rebellious artists held their first exhibition. The building today houses contemporary exhibitions and is known for being dressed up in rather striking designs. The city also houses the Leopold museum, which holds one of the largest collections of modern Austrian art, and made its way into the headlines recently for showing a controversial exhibition of male nudes.
Just a short flight away, Belfast is a buzzing city offering fantastic shopping, fine dining and an exciting nightlife, making it a top destination for a cheeky weekend break. I’d love to visit, and would most like to see the amazing Titanic Experience during my trip. After first seeing the epic Titanic movie with my granddad when I was just 11 years old (yes, the car scene was pretty awkward!) I’ve been fascinated by the story of the ill-fated ship and the perilous tales of those on board. This mind-blowing attraction reveals the story of Titanic in minute detail, with nine interactive galleries to explore.
Just an hour’s flight from London, Jersey is going down on my list of must visit places in 2013 under the heading ‘What have I been missing?’ It’s hard to believe that the azure waters, golden beaches and warm temperatures that Jersey boasts are located such a short way away. St Brelade’s beach on the south shore of the island looks like the ideal spot for soaking up some sun when the warmer weather returns. I think I’ll definitely be cramming in a short beach break to Jersey as well as my longer summer holiday next year!
5. Marbella, Costa del Sol
A popular summertime playground for the rich and famous (or not-so-famous in the case of the TOWIE cast), Marbella in Costa del Sol attracts visitors from all across Europe who come for the sunny beaches, luxury shopping malls, buzzing nightlife and to ogle the luxury yachts in the Puerto Banús marina. I’ve never been on a summer break to mainland Spain, usually preferring the laid back vibe of the Greek islands, but for 2013 I’m planning on having a more fun-filled holiday, perhaps with a few of my girl friends. Marbella seems like the perfect spot to indulge in cocktail drinking and celeb watching. What’s that saying… something about carbs?
Now that our new flights and hotel packages can be booked online, where are you planning on visiting in 2013?