Travel Tips

Passport Applications Are Set To Become More Expensive

Passport applications are set to become more expensive under new Government proposals. The Home Office has announced that it wants to increase the cost of passports and if signed off by Parliament, this will come into force on March 27th 2018. The new proposal will see online applications becoming cheaper than postal applications for the first time. A standard adult passport or renewal currently costs £72.50, regardless of how the application is made and this fee will rise to £75.50…

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Oia, Santorini

Santorini Fact Sheet For Travellers

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It’s a small volcanic island only 18km in length and 5km wide, found between the mainland of Greece & Turkey. From any part of the island you won’t be more than 3km from the sea. Seasons The holiday season in Santorini starts from late March and finishes in early November. Peak season is July & August, and the best time to visit Santorini for a beach holiday is July…

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Berlin Wall East Side Gallery

Interesting And Surprising Travel Facts

We thought it would be fun to find some interesting and surprising facts about the place we travel to around the world. Largest outdoor gallery Berlin’s East side gallery, pictured above, is a 1316 metre section of the Berlin wall which features paintings by more than 100 artists. Dubai Records Dubai boasts some impressive records. It has the world’s tallest building, the tallest hotel, the largest shopping centre and the biggest aquarium. They worship Prince Philip The people of the…

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thomas cook sunbeds

Thomas Cook Pre-Booked Sunbeds

In reaction to the famous “Sunbed dash” featured in several viral You Tube videos, tour operator Thomas Cook has announced that it will allow customers to pre book sunbeds in selected hotels. Under the new scheme, people who have booked a Thomas Cook holiday will be sent an email six days before they travel, and they will be able to select sunbeds from an online plan. Their pre booked sunbeds will then have a “reserved” tag on them for their…

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Luggage allowance

Budget Airlines – Bags, Cases, Seats – The Definitive List

Booking budget flights can be a nightmare! What looks like a £50 flight suddenly costs to £110 by the time you’ve added “extras” like booked seats and a suitcase. And that leaves you wondering if you should have taken a different option. Alternatively, you may have booked a flight and you just want to know what the luggage allowance is. Read on… And then there are all the different rules around what bags you can take into the cabin, and…

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Ryanair

New Ryanair Bag Policy

This takes effect from 15th January 2018. From that date all Ryanair flights will be operated using this new hand luggage policy. From this date, passengers will still be able to bring two pieces of luggage aboard the aircraft. If you have Priority Boarding If you have paid for Priority, you will be allowed to take two pieces of luggage with you. One can be a wheelie type bag up to 55X40X20 CM in size and weighing no more than…

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Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets In Berlin

I’ve heard people talk about the Christmas markets in Germany for years. I thought they were huge markets where people bought Christmas trinkets and decorations, but I was completely wrong! So for anyone afflicted with a similar misconception, here’s what they are all about. They spring up in different neighbourhoods in late November or early December, and generally last until Christmas Eve or Christmas day. They vary, but the core of each is the same –  stalls selling beer, Gluhwein…

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Travel Agent

Why Use A Travel Agent?

Obviously we have a vested interest! But we also recognise that these days on the internet, it’s easier than ever to research online and even to book your own holidays while comparing prices between booking with a tour operator or splitting out the elements and booking them separately. But we believe we add a level of protection and service which means you should consider using us, or any other travel agent: 1/ Natural disasters are happening more frequently We had…

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Book with Confidence. Camel Travel is a member of The Midcounties Co-operative Travel Consortium and we are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. All the package holidays we sell are covered by a scheme protecting your money if the supplier fails. Other services such as hotels or flights on their own may not be protected and you should ask us what protection is available. We act as agents for ATOL holders and other Principals to make sure that what you buy is financially protected. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on our websites are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flight, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate

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