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Published on June 21st, 2013 | by Will


Top 5 places to be in the summer

With summer just round the corner, it’s time to hit the beach and soak up the sun. Nothing beats spending a lazy summer weekend lounging by the sea, sipping a cold beverage and letting the sun and the sand wash over you. It’s also the perfect time to learn about new cultures, try new cuisines and meet new people.
On that note, let’s take a look at the top five places to be in the summer:

1. Ibiza, Spain
The tiny island of Ibiza in the Mediterranean has long been Europe’s favourite party destination. Famous for its sandy beaches and night long parties, Ibiza is the perfect summer destination. Combining airlines like Cathay Pacific and BA can getyou to the island. One can even avail the travel privileges of the Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club like priority check-in and boarding to take the pain out of air travel.

2. Venice, Italy
Venice is often called the most romantic city in the world, and for good reason. There are few experiences more memorable than spending an evening on a gently swaying gondola under a starlit sky with Renaissance era buildings all around you. The city comes alive in summers as the famous canal markets flourish and tourists take to the streets to wander through Venice’s famous historical streets.

3. Jamaica
Each year, millions of tourists descend upon Jamaica in the Caribbeans for a taste of laid back island life. Jamaica is the third largest of the Caribbean islands and promises stunning natural beauty, a variety of cuisine options, and a truly relaxing atmosphere. Jamaica is a melting pot of different cultures – Indian, European, American and Latin American that have made the island nation one of the top summer holiday spots in the world.

4. Las Vegas, USA
When you think of ‘party’, you think of Las Vegas. America’s favourite party destination is the perfect place to enjoy a memorable weekend. From the dozens of casinos on the ‘Strip’ to the world-class entertainment options, there is something for everyone in this desert city. Of course, Las Vegas is a long flight, but you can always save the hassles on air travel with Marco Polo Club membership. The best part, of course, is that you can get save on tickets through the American Express credit card.

5. Crete, Greece
Crete is often called the birthplace of western civilization. The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is the perfect holiday spot for culture buffs and outdoor enthusiasts. Take a ‘history trek’ around the islands which will introduce you to some of the oldest man-made structures in the world, or book a villa by the beach and gorge on fresh seafood washed with traditional Greek ‘ouzo’. Crete’s laid back ‘village’ lifestyle has made it especially popular with tourists who want to relax, soak in the sun, and watch the white sails of fishing ships gently disappear into the horizon.


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