is predicting that changes to annual holiday entitlement will mean more people go away on bank holiday weekends.

Up to two million full-time workers will get 24 days’ holiday a year including bank holidays from October this year and 28 days’ holiday by 2009.

As a result British workers will be able to take eight million more days holiday next year and 16 million more by 2009.

A spokesman said: “We expect this to affect both week-long and weekend breaks. People who have had little flexibility with their holiday in the past now have enough to enjoy a good two-week break or just take off for a weekend or midweek short break.”

Its top five August bank holiday city-break destinations were Palma, Prague, Marrakesh, Barcelona, and Salzburg.

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