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Travel News May 2018

Thomas Cook – Club 18-30 to be discontinued Thomas Cook have confirmed that their sun, sex and booze Club 18-30 brand will stop after a final fling this summer. The tour operator has switched their focus to a new brand Cook’s Club to offer young holiday clients, trendy destinations including DJ’s and cocktails. Cook’s Club will launch 15 hotels under this brand by summer 2019. Club 18-30 was founded in 1965 and used to attract around 100,000 guests a year…

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Canarian photography

Personal Tours With Photo Memories In The Canaries

Canarian Photography are offering a unique service, currently in Lanzarote, but soon to be on other islands. They will shoot professional quality images of you and / or your family at some of the island’s stunning locations, giving you a chance to enjoy visiting some amazing places, and taking permanent memories home with you. The will come to your accommodation, and can offer: A family photo shoot A photo adventure – they will tailor a personal tour for you! A…

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Duty Free

Canary Islands Duty Free

The Canary Islands are a bit of an anomaly – on paper, we are in Europe (although geographically we are in Africa,) and we are part of the European Union, but we don’t have EU taxes or VAT and we are duty free! So goods are free of duty, and because our equivalent of VAT is only 7%, there are some big savings to be made! The reason for this is that the islands are a special economic zone of…

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Skyroam Solis

Staying Online Around The World With The Skyroam Solis

For our recent USA road trip, we needed a better solution to staying online without incurring ridiculous roaming charges. After some research, I came across the Skyroam Solis, and it proved to be one of the best investments we’ve ever made. The Solis gave us coverage all across America, for all our devices, for less than €3 per day. The unit is a circular orange box, a little larger than a packet of cigarettes. It acts as both a wifi…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Hire a car Whilst in Fuerteventura!

Explore the second largest Canary Island and enjoy the hypnotic volcanic landscapes of Fuerteventura.  Leave no stone unturned and see the whole island from the comfort of a car! Here are 6 reasons why you should hire a car whilst in Fuerteventura. Forget transfers & queuing and get to your hotel or destination ahead of everyone and kick start your trip straight away. Driving in Fuerteventura is not only a pleasure, it is simple as well!  The traffic is very low, the roads are flat,…

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Thomas Cook Holidays With Camel Travel

Everybody has heard of Thomas Cook – one of the world’s iconic travel brands. The company was started by, you’ve guessed it, Thomas Cook, in 1841. His first tour was a one day rail excursion from Leicester to Loughborough at a Shilling a head! Business really took off for him when he started offering day packages by rail to London for the Great Exhibition of 1851, and by 1855, he had expanded to offer package a grand circular tour to…

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Travel News March 2018

Virgin Atlantic – New Economy Fares: Virgin Atlantic have announced a new three tier economy fare on their flights from spring 2018. The light fare is the new option, launched as a cheap fare for millennials who travel without luggage in the hold. Economy Delight passengers will enjoy a seat with 34 inch legroom, priority check in and boarding as well as advanced seat assignment. Economy Classic will now offer free seat assignment – providing extra reassurance for families and…

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what to drink in the canaries

What To Drink In The Canaries

Many people default to Sangria when thinking about what to drink in The Canaries. But Sangria, although you’ll find it on offer everywhere in the resorts, isn’t typically drunk by Canarians. Here’s what we do drink regularly on the islands: Water Yes, I know, it’s boring. But the truth is, with our high temperatures and dry air, everyone drinks water all the time. Either “Con gas,” which is fizzy water, or “Sin gas. The tap water isn’t very pleasant, as…

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