Travel Tips

Barcelona

Why Book A City Break As Part Of Your Main Holiday?

As travel agents, we explore all the options for our clients to make sure they get the best possible price for their holiday. Surprisingly, that sometimes means taking indirect flights – for example, if you’re travelling to The Canary Islands for your summer holiday, it can be cheaper to drop into Madrid or Barcelona on the way out or back than to take a direct flight. It sounds odd, but it’s true and it’s something we arrange for clients all…

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BA lounge Gatwick

British Airways Club Europe Review

Is it worth paying the extra for Club Europe? A lot depends on the aircraft – we flew from London to Barcelona a few months ago, and the aircraft was a Boeing 777, so we enjoyed the full business class experience, even down to fold flat beds. But on most European routes BA flies Airbus A320’s and it isn’t that exciting. Read on for more…. We flew business return from Lanzarote to London Gatwick recently. We elected for the offered…

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Book Holiday

How To Save Loads Of Time Booking Your Holiday

So you’re ready to book a holiday. You know where you want to go, but you’re not sure which hotel will be the best one for you. It’s time to do some research: Should you start with the flights or the accommodation? Can you fly from your local airport, or will it be cheaper to fly from another one, not too far away? How much is airport parking going to cost me? Will the flights be cheaper if you move…

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Map of Thailand

Thailand Fact Sheet For Travellers

Thailand has something for everyone, with pristine beaches, ancient temples, tantalising cuisine, tropical rain forests and vibrant street life. Seasons Thailand’s peak season is from November to February when the weather is generally warm and sunny. The hottest months are April and May. Low season is considered to be May to October when rainfall is common, although there is sunshine between showers. Phuket and Koh Samui are the two most popular resorts, and they have different rainy seasons, when one…

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Flying

Saving Money On Holidays By Being Creative With Flights

One of the things we do as a matter of course for our clients is to check “off the wall” ideas to see if we can find them a better price for their chosen holiday. For example, travelling to Las Vegas is sometimes cheaper if you route via Seattle. It’s counter intuitive, as it involves two flights, but if you want to travel on 6th October, doing just that would save you the best part of £500! We also get…

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Travelling to Europe? Don’t leave home without your EHIC

We prompt all of our clients travelling to Europe to take their European Health Insurance Cards with them, as you don’t know when you might need it for emergency treatment. The EHIC isn’t to be used instead of travel insurance, but in conjunction with it. It’s not enough just to have travel insurance as many of the policies rely on you having a valid EHIC if you read the small print in the T&C’s. If you need emergency health treatment…

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Fast Track Airport Security

Don’t risk missing your flight when departing the UK at busy times, we can easily add a VIP Fast Track pass to your holiday packages, to bypass the main queue at security. From just £3.00 per person, who wouldn’t wanted to be treated as a VIP at the start of your holiday! The UK airports that currently offer a standalone Fast Track service are: Bristol Edinburgh East Midlands Leeds Bradford Manchester Newcastle Stansted If you hate standing in queues or…

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Flight delay

Flight Delays – What Are Your Rights?

It’s topical this week, of course, because of the debacle of the British Airways computer failure, which resulted in many flights being cancelled or severely delayed. Assuming your flight originates in an EU country, here are your rights when you suffer a delay that is the airline’s fault: A Delay of Two or More Hours The airline Must provide you with food and drink They must give you access to phone calls and email If it’s over night, they must…

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Taj Mahal Mud Restoration

Heads up for anyone planning to visit the Taj Mahal from April 2017, the main dome is scheduled for restoration work which includes covering it in mud! Four of the minarets at the Taj Mahal have already received this treatment over the past year, which was suggested as a way to clean the black and yellow spots that have accumulated on the marble surface. Work is expected to start on the main dome in April and the project is due…

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