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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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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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