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No Spain? No problem. Alternative holidays, from city breaks to beach resorts

Whether you were planning a trip to Spain this year which has been put on hold, or you’re just looking for an alternative to the Spanish sunshine, we’ve got a few alternatives to Spain for you to try this year, plus you can fly to all of them from East Midlands Airport.

For family fun

Instead of the Costa del Sol, try… Cyprus

Looking for a relaxing family trip with plenty of sun and sea? Cyprus's year-round sunshine and gorgeous sandy beaches make it the perfect place to kick back and relax while the kids build sandcastles. Alternatives to the beach include a zoo and a water park, both of which should keep the family entertained for hours. 

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For culture and nightlife

Instead of Madrid, try... Berlin, Germany

Berlin museum

If you’re looking for culture, look no further than Berlin. Museum Island boasts five incredible museums, with art from all over the globe, plus there are historic landmarks to explore all over the city. And when it comes to nightlife, Berlin has something for everyone, whether you want to sample famous German beer or try the club scene.

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For history and art

Instead of Barcelona, try ... Rome, Italy

 The skyline of Rome, Italy

Are you looking to marvel at great works of art and immerse yourself in centuries of history? Not only does Rome offer a wealth of galleries and museums to explore, it is also home to UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the historic centre of Rome, the Vatican City and the properties of the Holy See. The Eternal City is the perfect mix of old and new, and definitely a great place to visit.

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We've got loads of destinations for you to try on your next trip, whatever your holiday style. Explore all destinations you can fly to from East Midlands.

All destinations mentioned were available to fly to from East Midlands Airport and all on the travel corridors list at the time of writing.