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26 January 2015
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Rise in Early Holiday Bookings to Avoid Disappointment

Early holiday bookings are booming in the early part of 2015 according to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), with customers looking to grab the best deals. ABTA revealed that a third of summer holidays will be sold by the end of February while reporting “exceptional” trading in the first few weeks of the […]


20 January 2015
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Travel Guides

A Guide to Super Bowl XLIX

One of the sporting calendar’s biggest events is now a matter of weeks away, with the New England Patriots ready to battle it out against the Seattle Seahawks for Super Bowl XLIX. It marks the first time in a decade that a team will compete for a consecutive Super Bowl, after the Seahawks demolished the […]


28 November 2014
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More Than 12 Million People Planning Winter Holidays

More than 12 million Brits are set to take winter holidays in the coming months, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has revealed. A similar number are also said to be considering their holiday plans so the figure could still rise further. From short trips to other parts of the UK to long haul […]


5 November 2014
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Nearly Two Thirds Of Holidaymakers Use Debit Cards Abroad – A Third Don’t Check Charges

According to a new report on debit and credit card spending abroad, spending on debit cards is worse than spending on credit cards.  Responding to this new investigation, leading payments innovator, Ukash, which this year launched the Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard® card, reveals the findings of its own research into the spending behaviours of Brits […]


30 October 2014
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Third of Brits are Left Shocked by Post Holiday Bank Statements

As bank and credit card statements come in from Summer breaks, one holidaymaker breathes a sigh of relief The last month has probably already brought some summer holidaymakers back to earth with a bump as bank and credit card statements highlight additional charges for currency conversions and ATM withdrawals. But one UK holidaymaker who managed […]


25 September 2014
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Sourcing Holiday Destinations: Brits Think Outside the Box

Deciding upon a holiday destination that makes the entire family happy can often be a tricky task, but it seems Brits are exploring more avenues than ever to find their holiday hot spots. New research from ABTA has revealed the many different sources that holidaymakers consider when searching for inspiration. A multi-channel approach is now […]


29 April 2014
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Travel Guides

Bulgaria Named as Europe’s Cheapest Holiday Destination

For people hunting for a bargain holiday this summer, they should not look beyond the glorious sunshine and stunning scenery on offer in Bulgaria. New research from the Post Office has named the country as the cheapest holiday destination, the best value destination for holidaymakers. Value is further boosted by the strong value of the […]


11 February 2014
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Travel Guides

The Best Half-term Holiday Destinations – Sun, Sand or Snow?

With half-term just around the corner, and with the weather in the UK far from ideal, it could be the perfect week to get away and enjoy an early break. Snow, heavy rain and flooding are widespread so jetting off to sunnier or warmer shores could definitely be seen as a means of escape. Alternatively, […]


30 December 2013
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News

2014 Holiday Spend to Total £37 billion

New research has revealed that the travel industry is still booming for Brits as 22.8 million of us plan to take a holiday overseas in the New Year, spending a staggering £37 billion in the process and holiday spend is definitely blooming. Proving that we all need a good holiday now and again, almost half […]


27 December 2013
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Christmas TV to Influence Next Year’s Holiday Choices

The nature of TV programming this Christmas could influence the decisions made by holidaymakers when it comes to booking trips away during 2014. That is the view of ABTA – The Travel Association – which is predicting that top films and series that are filmed in a variety of locations will act as inspiration in […]

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