Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

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Where will you jet off to in 2007? To whet your appetite, here are the 10 best-selling beach and city destinations of the Ebookers worldwide sale, which runs until 31 January. Visit www.ebookers.com for discounts on a wide range of flights, hotels and car rentals - and every 100th online booking from 8 -12 January is being offered for just 99p*.

1. Bangkok

The hustle and bustle of the Khao San Road, the opulence of the Grand Palace, and the fact that the Thai capital is the gateway to some of the most outstanding beach and jungle retreats on the planet are a few reasons why Bangkok remains firmly on the wish-list of any discerning traveller.

Flights and five nights' accommodation from £465

2. Sydney

Where else in the world does a city interact with the ocean so spectacularly? By day, lie out on one of the many city beaches or take a surfing lesson. By night, experience the delights of the most famous harbour in the world and enjoy that unique Aussie hospitality.

Flights from £589

3. New York

Take a hike through Central Park, admire the view from the Empire State Building, hop across to Liberty Island or catch a show on Broadway, then dine in the trendy restaurants of the Meat Packing District. You'll quickly discover why this is the city that never sleeps.

Flights and three nights' accommodation from £289

4. Johannesburg

Built above the gold deposits of the Highveld, Jo'burg is now a glittering grid of skyscrapers - the locals call it the Manhattan of Africa. Head to the "Top of Africa" in the Carlton Centre for a dizzying view, take a tour in the Kruger National Park and visit the Apartheid Museum to understand South Africa's painful past.

Flights from £379

5. Dubai

This tiny coastal emirate is reinventing itself as a holidaymaker's paradise. Admire the magnificent sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, sun yourself on the white sandy beaches, or lose yourself in the souks and shopping centres. Adventurous types should skip the retail therapy in favour of an organised four-wheel-drive desert "dune bashing" or a sand-boarding trip.

Flight and three nights' accommodation from £341

6. Cape Town

Presided over by majestic Table Mountain and flanked by miles of sandy beaches and crashing surf, Cape Town is the jewel in South Africa's crown. The Whale Coast and the winelands are within easy reach, as is Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.

Flights from £429

7. Barcelona

The daring architectural delights of Antoni Gaudi are the icing on the cake of one of Europe's great cities - be sure to take in the views from the stunning Park Guell. Stroll down the lively Ramblas and dine in the characterful maze of the old town.

Flights from £64

8. Miami

Set along 15 miles of golden sand in Florida, Miami is best known for its baking sunshine and ice-cool nightlife. When you've tired of the beach, go shopping in the Miracle Mile, visit the animals of the Metrozoo and the Seaquarium - or escape the city with an airboat tour on the Everglades.

Flights from £239

9. Perth

Perth enjoys a fabulous setting on the Swan River on Australia's Indian Ocean coast. Take a cruise down to the port of Fremantle and back, tuck into some fine Asian cuisine in the Old Shanghai Markets Food Hall, or escape to the dunes of North Cottesloe Beach.

Flights and nine nights' accommodation from £774

10. Orlando

When you're not shrieking with excitement at Disney World, why not improve your golf at one of 23 academies, paddle a swan boat on Lake Eola, watch whales at Port Canaveral, taste the wines at Lakeridge Winery, or dine with the fishes at Sharks Underwater Grill at SeaWorld.

Flight and seven nights' accommodation from £329

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