How will you holiday this summer?

Discover paradise with one of Birmingham Airport’s great long-haul destinations – or get your thrills nearer to home


Looking to travel further afield this summer? Get inspired by a collection of long-haul holiday destinations – from North America to Africa – all flying from Birmingham Airport. With so many options providing a wealth of varied itineraries, picking where to go can be tough. From the white sands of Dubai to the souks of Marrakesh, here are three of the best long-haul holiday destinations worth visiting this summer.


A cosmopolitan cityscape with pristine beaches, world-class restaurants and an exciting nightlife, Dubai is a holiday destination like no other. This ambitious city is more than brunching and shopping malls. Old Dubai is charming, especially the preserved narrow streets of Al Bastakiya, now known as the Al Fahidi Historical District. Near here is Dubai Creek, a vibrant area where the city began, full of street art, local cafes and colourful bazaars.


A jewel of the Caribbean, Jamaica offers a kaleidoscope of scenery with beautiful beaches, lush vegetation and friendly locals. The island offers all-inclusive resorts that won’t disappoint.


The gateway to Africa and a country of spell bounding diversity, Morocco provides epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts and the warmest of hospitality. Whether you’re looking for adventure, culture or relaxation, Morocco has something for you.


Whether you’re saving your pennies, don’t have time for a long getaway or just want to make the most of what’s on your doorstep, a UK escape could be just what you’re looking for. You can fly to plenty of places in the UK direct from Birmingham Airport. Here are the best UK holiday destinations for you to enjoy this summer.


Arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Edinburgh is a popular holiday destination within the UK. A compact city, Scotland’s hilly capital boasts many attractions, most of which are within walking distance of each other


Just off the coast of France, Jersey boasts exquisite coastlines, shaded lanes and old-world charm. Although it’s the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey is still only nine miles by five miles, meaning it’s extremely easy to travel around and you’re never more than 10 minutes from the sea!


Being right on our doorstep, Europe makes for a perfect summer holiday destination. With flights from Birmingham to hundreds of airports all over the Continent, picking where to go can be hard. From Croatian cities to Hungary’s capital, here’s our pick of the best holiday destinations.

Naples, Italy

Famous for its beautiful architectural buildings and UNESCO-protected historic centre, Naples is a popular holiday choice. One of Europe’s largest and oldest cities, it’s lively, chaotic and like nowhere you’ve ever visited before!

Split, Dubrovnik and Pula, Croatia

Sapphire-clear waters lap onto stunning white pebbled beaches and ancient walled towns offer shade from the baking sun… Croatia is a dreamy European holiday destination. Croatia’s astounding island-speckled coastlines is its main attraction – the perfect backdrop for all your Mediterranean fantasies.

Budapest, Hungary

From dramatic history and flamboyant architecture to healing thermal waters and an unbeatable nightlife, Budapest has something for everyone. Split by the River Danube, Budapest has two districts – hilly Buda and flat Pest – connected by the 19th century Széchenyi Chain Bridge.

GETTING THERE: Fly to all of these destinations direct from Birmingham Airport this summer. Visit the Airport’s website for a full list of destinations and further travel inspiration.