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Easyjet Luggage Changes

Easyjet has announced changes to their luggage policies which took effect on 15th November 2017. Note that if you have an existing booking made before that date, with luggage, your 20KG allowance is not affected. Under the new rules, each passenger, including children and infants, can purchase up to three hold bags at the following weights: 15KG bag – ideal for short breaks 23KG bag – the new standard size for holidays of a week or more Up to 32KG…

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Fred Olsen

Fred Olsen Upgrading Cruise Ships

Fred Olsen cruise lines attract an extremely loyal band of clients, who love their style of smaller, more intimate ships. Last Winter, they upgraded their ship Black Watch, and they are now investing several million Euros in upgrading their three other ships, Braemar, Balmoral and Boudicca. The first two will have the work completed before Christmas, with Boudicca waiting until March 2018. The work includes new restaurants and cabin enhancements across the fleet. The works are being carried out in…

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Business conference travel

Business Conference Travel

More and more firms are holding sales conferences and meetings abroad. It’s obviously a fantastic incentive to a team to be taken away for a conference, but it also makes financial sense: Low cost flights are often much cheaper than paying mileage allowances or train fares Hotels can be much cheaper when compared to the ones in major UK cities Selecting a duty free region like The Canary Islands, can save a fortune in the drinks bill! One thing that…

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Greece tourist tax

New Greece Tourist Tax

A new accommodation tax comes into effect in Greece with effect from 1st January 2018. The new tax has been enacted by the Greek government as part of their austerity measures. Visitors to Greece and the islands will be required to pay the tax at their accommodation on arrival. The tax ranges from 50 cents to €4 per night as follows: Apartments – 50 cents per night 1 and 2 star hotels – 50 cents per night 3 star hotels…

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Monarch – What Went Wrong?

Most readers will know now that Monarch, and various subsidiaries of theirs including Somewhere to stay, went into administration in the early hours of 1st October 2017. As a travel agent, we’ve spent the last few days sorting everyone out who had been caught up with cancelled holidays and flights. That’s the benefit of booking through a travel agent – we were there for our clients from the moment the news broke. But what went wrong, and how could Britain’s…

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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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