Travel Tips

Our monthly guide to the best time to visit long haul destinations

Have you got some holiday time due but not sure where to visit? We’ve produced our guide of destinations to visit during their “best time” of the year…..   Month     Destination   January Cambodia: Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh Caribbean China: Hong Kong Cuba Dominican Republic Malaysia: Penang, Lagkawi, Pangkor Laut Maldives South Africa Sri Lanka: Galle, Benota, Colombo & Negombo Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Khao Lak, Krabi, Phuket, Vietnam: Hanoi, Nha Trange, Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc…

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ESTA apply before booking your holiday to United States

As a British citizen with an ePassport (including a chip) we qualify to enter the USA under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) to visit the States for up to 90 days. An ESTA is also required for passengers just transiting through the United States, which can catch some travellers out. In order to check in for your flight to the USA, your passport, Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and flight tickets all need to match. So it’s important to…

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South Africa Fact Sheet For Travellers

South Africa draws many visitors for a variety of reasons, beach dwellers head for Cape Town in December & January, safari seekers head for the parks during the dry season from May to September, the Cape Winelands harvest attracts wine aficionados from January to March, walkers like to visit during Spring and the Garden Route is spectacular all year round. This is a diverse country, the coastline has two oceans and stretches 2798 km from the desert border with Namibia…

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Dominican Republic Fact Sheet For Travellers

The Dominican Republic offers all inclusive holidays at the cheaper end of the scale for those looking for a Caribbean destination on a budget. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the North and Caribbean sea on the South, the Dominican Republic is easily accessible with eight international airports, and is also a favourite Caribbean destination for golfers. The island of Hispaniola is split into two thirds Dominican Republic and one third Haiti. The island was named by Christopher Columbus in…

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Mfuwe Lodge is a place where elephants come to dinner

Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa, has developed a unique relationship with a family of wild elephants over several years. When this five star lodge in Zambia was built, it didn’t deter a particular family of elephants from taking the most direct route to the annual harvest of wild mango fruits found within their grounds. The elephants didn’t go around the development, instead led by the matriarch nicknamed Wonky Tusk, they continued as before – straight through the lodge’s reception area,…

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When’s a good time to visit the Far East?

Bali The best time to visit Bali is in the dry season (May to September) although it’s generally considered an all year round destination with temperatures only fluctuating a few degrees from an average of 27-29 degrees. Monsoon season is October to April. Bangkok Bangkok is hot all year round with average temperatures of 30-35 degrees. The best time to visit is December and January when it’s cooler and drier. The rainy season is from May to October. Beijing Beijing…

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When’s a good time to visit the Caribbean?

The Caribbean enjoys a moderate tropical climate that typically fluctuates between 24-29°C. High Season (December to April) These are the driest months in the Caribbean making it a popular winter sun destination, especially around Spring Break and Easter. Low Season (May to November) Expect rainfall during low season, which helps to keep the tropical islands green & lush. August tends to be the hottest month in the Caribbean. Hurricane Season (June to November) The hurricane season stretches from the 1st…

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Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has the largest population of all The Canary Islands. The island is broadly round, with a diameter of about 50KM. The island is quite mountainous, reaching up to almost 2,000 Metres. Its a little like a “Mini Continent” with dramatically different micro climates, ranging from cool and damp inland in the winter, to hot and almost desert-like in the south in the summer. The North East corner of the island is home to Gran Canaria’s capital of Las…

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Lanzarote

Lanzarote is the third largest Canary Island, and is closest to Africa, just 64 nautical miles away. The island was shaped by massive volcanic eruptions in the 17th and 18th centuries, and has a stark, almost lunar landscape. The island is known for it’s spectacular all year round weather, with less than 3 inches of rain per year, and daytime temperatures rarely dropping below 20 degrees, even in mid winter. Artist and architect Cesar Manrique was instrumental in defining Lanzarote’s…

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