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Will we be able to go on holiday this year?

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Andreas
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With the current worldwide pandemic, many of us are considering that we are most likely to have our summer holidays cancelled or postponed but for how long, we simply do not know. It seems that for the foreseeable future (at least 12 weeks) travel is going to be a thing of the past unless done for emergencies. All holidays for the next few weeks have already been cancelled and many holiday firms are not allowing bookings before May at the earliest. It may be that there is a sudden boom in holidays during the winter months thing year which may mean destinations that are only hot during the spring summer months such as Greece, Italy and Spain miss out on a huge chunk of revenue. If you do want to ensure you get away this year, it may be worth looking to book something a little more local. There are some beautiful holiday locations within the UK which, especially if the weather is nice, can be perfect for a holiday.  Even if the weather isn’t that great, as long as you... Read More

Holidaying in your local area

Posted on February 11, 2020 by Andreas
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Should you find that you are unable to afford a holiday away either abroad or to the coast in this country there are a wealth of places to visit on your doorstep cutting down drastically on the cost. Often, we discount venues closer to home but there can be many advantages in having lots of days out instead of one long stay away from home. One obvious plus point is that you are staying at home so there is no need to pay for costly accommodation. The price of staying in a hotel or even a caravan in the summer months can be astronomical and that is without taking into consideration the cost of meals. If you research local places to visit by using the internet or looking in the local press you may find discount vouchers which will make your visit even cheaper. Getting together with friends and family could also mean you qualify for group discounts as many places will offer this to groups of ten or more. When it comes to planning meals when you are visiting local attractions it... Read More

Cycling holidays in Europe

Posted on January 16, 2020 by Andreas
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If you are looking for a holiday that is a bit different this year and find cycling enjoyable, then why not combined the two. There are a number of holiday tour operators that specialise in cycling holidays all over the world and you may be surprised to find out that they often don’t work out much more expensive than going away for a week in a nice hotel abroad. Europe has some fantastic cycling holiday opportunities in places such as Austria, Germany and Slovenia. France is also a popular European cycling holiday and many people choose to combine the cycling with wine tasting for the ultimate experience. You don’t have to be an expert either to enjoy a cycling holiday as many of them are tailored to your skills and can also be adapted for children. If you want to try it out why not book a mini cycling break for a few days. This will allow you to get a true feel for what the holiday is going to be like before having to commit to a week or so. Many places offer bike... Read More

Make sure your holiday is protected

Posted on November 11, 2019 by Andreas
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Holidays can be something to really look forward to but they often cost a lot of money especially if you are going abroad. Many of us have to save for months to be able to afford a holiday and it can be scary to think that you could lose any money you have paid towards your holiday should something go wrong. With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook, this has become even more apparent with people having to wait weeks if not months to get their money back. Some people book their holidays a year or so in advance to allow them to spread the cost over monthly payments and you will probably have had to put down a deposit to start with. Others have saved up and wait until they have money in the bank to book the perfect get away for them and their family. This can make losing the money, even more upsetting. When booking a holiday, there is always a risk that the company you book with could go into administration or have to cancel your holiday for another reason. If this happens you... Read More

How about a shopping holiday?

Posted on October 11, 2019 by Andreas
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Holidays can be a very exciting time and if you love shopping then why not combined the two? There are a number of places all over the world that are great for shopping trips from designer outlets to local made gifts and clothing.  Whether you are looking for a city break in New York or Paris or a beach holiday in the South of France, you can be sure to find time for a spot of shopping. If you don’t fancy going abroad then a weekend in London is idea for those who want to hit the shops. There is such a variety of shops that there is something to meet all tastes and budgets. New York is one of the most populated and talked about cities in the world and is high on the priority list for those wanting to shop. New York offers one of the most amazing shopping experiences you will ever find. Take a walk down 5th Avenue and you will find many mainstream retailers with some luxury designers such as Louis Vuitton and Armani lining the streets. There is nothing better than... Read More