According to the British Association of Travel Agents - ABTA, Crete and Mallorca were the most popular holiday destinations in British bookings for August 28-30 (with August 30 being a "bank holiday"), with over 10% of all bookings.
The British picked Croatia, Malta, Rhodes, and Cyprus for this "long" weekend, which is the last of the summer holidays for families before the schools open.
The weather in much of the UK has been unpredictable for the past two weeks, enticing a large number of people to travel to the sunny Mediterranean.
It's not too late for Britons to book their summer vacations with a service plan in another country, according to the ATA. There are numerous appealing 7-day vacation packages, it points out. A 7-day stay in self-catering accommodation with return flights in Crete, for example, costs between 253 pounds per person
A mid-week break to Mallorca can be enjoyed for as little as £242 per person.
ABTA, Susan Deer also recommend to make the reservations through its members, who guarantee high-quality services with information and assistance at every stage. She also advises individuals who travel to other countries to acquire full travel insurance and to remain up-to-date with the Foreign Office on the nation they intend to visit.