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Norway wins best outdoor destination

The Travel Oscars 2012: Best short break destinations

Forget the Oscars! These are IdealShortBreak.co.uk’s Academy Awards – for the best in travel! From the best party city, to the best place for experiencing the great outdoors – find out who won what, and which destinations are best for a short break in 2012.

Cannes popular after Made in Chelsea

X-Factor influences holiday destinations

Cheapflights.co.uk has reported a dramatic increase in interest towards some holiday destinations, purely because they have been featured in recent reality shows. Mykonos in Greece has seen the biggest rise since X Factor judge Tulisa took her singing hopefuls there.

A beach break with family tops holiday poll

Beach holidays with family top getaway wish list: ABTA

Beach holidays are our favourite short breaks, according to a poll from the ABTA. Sunning ourselves on the beach was our top activity, while family are our fave holiday companions. The second most popular holiday style was deemed to be city breaks.

Italy is enjoying a resurgence with Brits

Italy enjoys boost as more Brits book an Italian adventure

More Brits are booking an Italian adventure this year as a new survey reveals Italy is enjoying a resurgence in popularity with short break holidaymakers. The survey by by the Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy revealed British are looking for cheap flights and accomodation to Italy.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?