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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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Car Hire

Look Out For The Cheap Car Hire Option On Your Holiday

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Well, I’d add that there’s no such thing as cheap car hire. The reality is that you’ll pay at one end or the other! Here’s what happens: You’ll see a super cheap car hire offer – often sent to you by the airline you’ve booked with You’ll go ahead and book the car hire, reassured that in the terms, it will say something like “Collision damage waiver included” You arrive…

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Easyjet baggage

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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