A recent survey from British Airways showed that 40 per cent of people have altered their travel plans to fit around the 2012 Olympic Games, including many opting for a staycation during this period.
To ensure that you get the chance to support Team GB, and also get to indulge in a foreign holiday, here is a round-up of travel deals from Thomson that start after the end of the Games on August 12.
Dalaman, Turkey, £386pp, save £169, departing August 13
Staying at the two-star Hotel Leytur on a bed-and-breakfast basis, visitors can sample the delights of the Turkish barbecue offered by the hotel and thrive in the atmosphere around its on-site pool.
Dalaman is perfectly located for nearby resorts including the stunning Olu Deniz, where travellers can take a boat trip across Turkey’s turquoise waters for the day complete with lunch and the chance to indulge in more than a few dips in the sea.
The stunning paradise of Butterfly Island with its back-to-basics beach huts is also just a short boat ride from Olu Deniz.
Majorca, Spain, £392pp, save £234, departing August 18
Staying at the centrally located two-star Hotel D’Or, guests can spend hours milling around the on-site pool or indulging in bargain Spanish cuisine with access to the hotel’s restaurant discount card.
Among Majorca’s many impressive sites include Caves of Drach, the biggest underground lake in Europe, which is 177 metres long and 30 metres wide.
Visitors can also take boat trips along the lake as well as attending one of the many concerts that take place at the lake.
Zante, Greece, £339pp, save £172, departing August 21
Staying at the three-star self-catering Zante Atlantis, holidaymakers will be able to take advantage of features including a pool view from all rooms.
The hotel is also located within close proximity to the beach and the resort centre, ideal for both families and singles.
One of the most popular Ionian Islands, Zante is just a ferry ride away from neighbouring islands such as Corfu, Paxos and Kefalonia.