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An Insider Guide to Italy: Things to see, do and eat while you’re in Italy!

24 February 2018

In our guide, we’ve chosen a few of the things we think you should see, do and eat while you’re in Italy. We hope it inspires you to journey to Italy time and time again and taste a little of la dolce vita.

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Escape to the beautiful Algarve

06 September 2019

Stretching from the Spanish border to the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal’s sun-drenched Algarve coast is the perfect holiday destination; whatever your interests and tastes may be. Home to glorious beaches, spectacular scenery, exhilarating activities, delicious food and so much more besides, the Algarve is all things to all people.

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Rugby World Cup: Our favourite destinations

06 September 2019

The Rugby World Cup gets underway in Tokyo this month (Friday 20th) as hosts Japan take on Russia. 2019’s tournament marks the first time that the competition has been held in Asia and it looks set to break records with the action being broadcasted to over 800 million homes worldwide. Additionally, the opening match is predicted to be the most watched rugby event ever in Japan.

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British Airways unveil their new Club Suite

06 September 2019

British Airways have recently revealed their highly-anticipated Club Suite – an upgraded and completely reimagined new business class seat. Set to totally transform the onboard experience for the modern traveller, the Club Suite is currently available on the stunning new A350 aircraft.

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Time to check in with TC Ted

06 September 2019

September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day so we thought we should take the time to check in with everyone’s favourite cuddly toy, TC Ted, for an update on his globetrotting adventures.

This holiday season has seen TC Ted undertake a mission to make travel more sustainable and travellers have been helping him achieve that, one trip at a time.

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Look no further than Indonesia for a relaxing couple’s getaway

06 September 2019

It is said that travel is food for the soul, and Indonesia’s string of idyllic islands make it a perfect getaway for those looking for wellness, relaxation and romance. With the second longest coastline in the world, you’ll be spoilt for choice of secluded bays, oceanfront spas and gorgeous sunsets. Inland, uncover dense rainforests brimming with wildlife, towering volcanoes, and rich cultural experiences that truly make it a once-in-a-lifetime destination…although we’re sure you’ll be back! 

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Change the way you explore the world with Celebrity Apex

06 September 2019

Designed to change the way you experience the world, Celebrity Apex – the second revolutionary new Edge Class series, will become the newest ship to join her sister ship, Celebrity Edge in 2020 and will be making Southampton home for her first five sailings.

Boasting ground-breaking design and innovative features, and offering an ultimate guest experience, join Celebrity Apex for a cruise like no other in 2020.

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The Jewels of the Silk Road with Sundowners Overland

06 September 2019

Discover exquisite sights and wander off the tourist trail on this extraordinary journey with Sundowners Overland. This incredible tour passes through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China, following one of the most historically significant trade routes in the world as it passes through breath-taking landscapes and culturally diverse settlements.

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A world of adventure awaits with Qatar Airways

06 September 2019

Flying to over 160 destinations worldwide, award-winning Qatar Airways are a popular choice for long-haul flights to an array of incredible regions, including Australasia, Africa, South East Asia, the Far East, the Indian subcontinent and the Indian Ocean. Whatever your idea of the perfect holiday is, there’s a getaway with Qatar Airways to fulfil your dreams.

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Explore the many sides to Ras Al Khaimah

20 August 2019

 Literally translated as ‘top of the tent’ due to its location at the northernmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula, Ras Al Khaimah offers something for everyone to enjoy. Home to a unique combination of dreamy beaches, soaring mountains, stunning terracotta deserts, luxurious resorts and lovely year-round sunshine, enchanting Ras Al Khaimah offers the ideal setting for both relaxation and adventure.

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Discover new routes to the USA with British Airways

20 August 2019

As of April 2019, British Airways now fly directly to the US cities of Charleston and Pittsburgh from London Heathrow Terminal 5. These will run alongside British Airways’ many other routes to the States, meaning you now have even more choice.

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15 secrets to flying long haul with babies and children

20 August 2019

Flying long haul brings with it a whole set of new questions for parents, doesn’t it? And travelling with babies and toddlers on a long flight can feel really daunting. Read on to find out our travel experts’ top tips for surviving a long haul flight with toddlers and babies.

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Our favourite all-inclusive long-haul resorts

20 August 2019

Whether you’re a newcomer to all-inclusive or you’ve been doing it for decades, you’re sure to love these all-inclusive long-haul resorts.

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Relax at Shamwari Game Reserve

29 July 2019

Relax in luxury and relish a truly unforgettable safari experience at the Shamwari Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The pinnacle of private conservation, spectacular Shamwari, meaning “my friend” in Shona, is an incredible place where wildlife roams freely and where you can bask in the glory of nature in both luxury and style.

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Delight in the awesome beauty of Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

29 July 2019

One of Oman’s most luxurious beach resorts, the all-villa Six Senses sits between the Hajar Mountains and the white sands and turquoise waters of Zighy Bay. This is a place to do as much or as little as you like, from luxuriating in the spa to paragliding, and there’s a kids’ club for ages 4–10 years plus a teen club hosting the likes of wadi swimming and canyoning.

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Island adventures in Thailand

29 July 2019

Travel Counsellor's very own Natalie went on holiday to Thailand and has recorded her experiences to help with your travel planning.

When you think of Thailand, what are the first destinations that spring to mind? Bangkok? Phuket? Koh Samui?

When you envisage Thailand, it’s likely you picture the limestone karsts and glistening waters from the film The Beach, or elephants trekking through the rainforest, or towering skyscrapers in Bangkok.

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Your Travel Counsellor can book the little 'extras' to take your holiday experience to the next level

05 August 2019

A Travel Counsellor is the ultimate resource for anyone planning their travels. With a wealth of knowledge and contacts at their fingertips, they can craft the perfect personalised holiday for any traveller and can include the added extras that elevate your experience to the next level.

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Enjoy an eco-friendly private island escape at Bawah Reserve

18 July 2019

Lying 160 nautical miles from Singapore, at the southern end of Indonesia’s Anambas Islands, the serene and secluded Bawah Reserve offers the ultimate in sustainable luxury. An exclusive cluster of six serene islands with three lagoons and thirteen beaches, all enveloped by the South China Sea, the stunning Bawah Reserve is shrouded in verdant greenery and lapped by azure blue waters. 

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Discover how COMO Hotels and Resorts are minimising their impact on the environment

18 July 2019

With a focus on health, fantastic food and bespoke adventures in luxurious surroundings, COMO’s collection of stunning resorts across the globe, including in the Maldives, Turks & Caicos, Indonesia and Thailand, are second-to-none when it comes to getting away from it all to focus on your mental and physical wellbeing. Each beautiful resort location is unique and faces different local challenges and opportunities for sustainability.

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Indulge in a slice of eco-chic luxury with Six Senses

18 July 2019

The stunning eco-chic collection of Six Senses resorts, hotels and spas all share a commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design – all infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether you’re looking for an exquisite island resort, a tranquil mountain retreat or an upbeat urban getaway, Six Senses offer you the chance to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you.

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Best hotels for sleeping under the moon and stars

18 July 2019

This week marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon Landing (Sat 20 July) when man first stepped foot on the moon, and in between staring skywards with dreams of other planets and universes, we started wondering ‘what are the best hotels for sleeping beneath a starry sky?’.

Here are a few ideas that sprang to mind…

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Discover Hurtigruten – leaders in sustainable travel

11 July 2019

Committed to sustainable travel, Hurtigruten operate in some of the world’s most pristine and vulnerable natural landscapes. This is a responsibility taken seriously, which is why Hurtigruten educate their guests on how to reduce their environmental footprint.

Building on their passion, competence and heritage, Hurtigruten are determined to make a difference. This is why, when you book your expedition cruise with Hurtigruten, you’ll always experience the highest levels of environmental awareness.

 

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Discover the perfect beach getaway at Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas

17 July 2019

Set against the waters of a beautiful natural lagoon on one side and the pristine shores of Khao Lak’s most stunning sunset beach to the other, the brand-new Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas offers an enchanting holiday experience. Taking inspiration from the forgotten opulence of 6th and 7th-Century Southeast Asia, this immaculate resort is nestled amidst three hectares of verdant grounds to ensure a tranquil escape.

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Experience the enchanting Northern Lights with Hurtigruten

11 July 2019

Hurtigruten are the leaders in expeditionary cruising, taking you to see the world’s most elusive sights in some of the most far-flung locations. With over 125 years of experience, they are the undoubted experts when it comes to chasing Mother Nature’s most spectacular light show – the magical Aurora borealis.

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Favourite ice cream flavours from around the world

13 July 2019

No matter the weather and ice-cream is always a delicious treat. To celebrate the tasty dairy treat, the third Sunday of July is World Ice Cream Day (21st in 2019), when everyone on the planet unites in their love for ice cream.

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Indulge your senses at Gaya Island Resort

11 July 2019

An intimate, sun-kissed retreat awaits you at Gaya Island Resort. Surrounded by coral reefs, amid Pulau Gaya’s Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, this unique hotel is a treat for the senses. Nestled within the hillside and surrounded by a tropical rainforest, Gaya Island Resort looks out over the South China Sea towards Mt Kinabalu.

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G Adventures introduces the Ripple Score

11 July 2019

Since 1990, G Adventures have positioned themselves as trailblazers of responsible tourism. Alongside their non-profit partner, the Planeterra Foundation, they have established travel practises and philosophies that make the world a better place to explore. The latest step in G Adventures’ commitment to sustainable travel is the introduction of The Ripple Score. 

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Enjoy a unique holiday experience at the award-winning Elephant Hills

11 July 2019

Founded in 2001, Elephant Hills is a unique concept offering interactive experiences with the majestic elephants of Thailand, without compromising their welfare. Proud winners of an incredible array of awards, Elephant Hills pride themselves on being both responsible and ethical.

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Indulge in a slice of eco-friendly luxury at The Racha

11 July 2019

Located on the breath-taking island of Koh Racha Yai, just twelve miles south of Phuket, The Racha is one of Thailand’s most stunning hideaways.

With an ethos that luxury doesn’t have to come at a price for the environment, The Racha is also a champion of responsible and sustainable travel - seamlessly blending the best environmental practices with the highest standards of indulgence.

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Movie locations every film buff should visit

02 July 2019

In an era where new movies are making increasingly greater use of computer-generated imagery, it’s sometimes easy to forget that places in some of our favourite films are real places open to the public. 

This got us thinking: ‘Where are the must-see places for any movie buff?’. Here’s what we came up with…

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Boutique luxury in the Maldives with Coco Collection

02 July 2019

Specialising in creating true boutique luxury on some of the most beautiful islands in the Maldives, Coco Collection’s two 5 Star properties offer a haven for lovers of travel and style. Coco Bodu Hithi offers guests the ultimate in contemporary glamour, whilst the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is a rustic retreat dedicated to nature and wellness.

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Our pick of the world’s best cycling destinations

02 July 2019

Saturday the 6th of July saw the world’s cycling elite line up for the 106th Tour de France and there’s plenty reason to be excited.

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Our favourite eco-friendly travel destinations

02 July 2019

Responsible travel and sustainable tourism is something that we really care about at Travel Counsellors, which is why we work with international charity, The Travel Foundation, to ensure that tourism brings greater benefits for local people and the environment, and to help us leave a better world for future generations to enjoy and explore.

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Get active and have fun in Gran Canaria

26 June 2019

Gran Canaria is a colourful island paradise. Perfectly positioned in a sun-soaked region of the Atlantic Ocean, gorgeous Gran Canaria offers visitors beautiful year-round weather, glorious golden beaches and a wealth of activities and attractions to keep everyone happy.

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A world of chocolate

26 June 2019

World Chocolate Day comes around once a year on the 7th of July and naturally, it’s one of our favourite days of the year. The history of chocolate can be traced back all the way to 450BC, to modern day Central America, where cacao beans were used to produce chocolate drinks for use in ceremonies. The ancient civilizations that inhabited the area believed that cacao was a gift from their gods, and in Aztec culture, it was more highly prized than gold.

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Take advantage of British Airways’ global partnerships across the Atlantic

02 July 2019

British Airways have teamed up with American Airlines, Finnair and Iberia to offer hundreds of route possibilities and combinations across the Atlantic, from Europe to the USA, Canada and Mexico.

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Introducing our app: myTC

12 June 2019

Your Travel Counsellor in app form! We know how important your Travel Counsellor is to you for all of your travel plans.

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Indulge in an exclusive holiday experience at Selman Marrakech

17 June 2019

With its opulent interiors, blissful spa, decadent rooms and suites, stunning Arab-Moorish architecture and its own private herd of Arabian thoroughbred horses, the lavish Selman Marrakech offers the ultimate luxury Moroccan retreat.

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The Algarve - home to sun, sea and so much more

26 June 2019

The Algarve has long been a firm favourite on the European holiday scene, and with its glorious beaches, shimmering turquoise seas, beautiful scenery, delicious food and plentiful sunshine, that’s no surprise.

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Our favourite stopover destinations across Asia and the Middle East

17 June 2019

Why not transform your long-haul trip into a twin-centre adventure with our favourite stopover destinations across Asia and the Middle East? Breaking up flight times and experiencing an exciting new city, what’s not to love? Here are just some of the stopover destinations you could try…

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Spider-Man is ‘Far From Home’ but where is he web-slinging off to?

26 June 2019

Barely a week goes by without yet another major blockbuster exploding into cinemas and this time, it’s ol webhead himself  Mr Peter Parker, better known as Spider-Man – who’s webslinging his way on to the silver screen for more big-budget adventures in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ (out July 2nd).  

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Look no further than Indonesia for a relaxing couple’s getaway

17 June 2019

It is said that travel is food for the soul, and Indonesia’s string of idyllic islands make it a perfect getaway for those looking for wellness, relaxation and romance. With the second longest coastline in the world, you’ll be spoilt for choice of secluded bays, oceanfront spas and gorgeous sunsets. Inland, uncover dense rainforests brimming with wildlife, towering volcanoes, and rich cultural experiences that truly make it a once-in-a-lifetime destination…although we’re sure you’ll be back! 

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For an unparalleled mix of nature and culture, head to Indonesia

17 June 2019

Describing the culture of Indonesia is simply impossible. It’s thousands of islands each have their own identity, and whether you’re backpacking, it’s a bucket-list trip, or your dream honeymoon, you’ll still only scratch the surface. Take your pick of UNESCO World Heritage sites, hundreds of temples, or endangered animals only found in Indonesia. Whatever your taste, there’s no shortage of awe-inspiring nature and intriguing culture.

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Indulge in an exclusive holiday experience at Selman Marrakech

17 June 2019

With its opulent interiors, blissful spa, decadent rooms and suites, stunning Arab-Moorish architecture and its own private herd of Arabian thoroughbred horses, the lavish Selman Marrakech offers the ultimate luxury Moroccan retreat.

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Our favourite stopover destinations across Asia and the Middle East

17 June 2019

Why not transform your long-haul trip into a twin-centre adventure with our favourite stopover destinations across Asia and the Middle East? Breaking up flight times and experiencing an exciting new city, what’s not to love? Here are just some of the stopover destinations you could try…

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Introducing our app: myTC

12 June 2019

Your Travel Counsellor in app form! We know how important your Travel Counsellor is to you for all of your travel plans.

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Live the luxury lifestyle at ME by Meliá

04 June 2019

Part of one of the largest hotel companies in the world, ME by Meliá is a collection of luxury lifestyle hotels at the cutting edge of contemporary culture. 

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Enjoy exclusive benefits at Bali’s luxurious Alila resorts when you book with Travel Counsellors

12 June 2019

Meaning ‘surprise’ in Sanskrit, Alila perfectly combines contemporary design and crafted luxury in a selection of unique locations. Offering unprecedented levels of personalised service, beautiful private spaces and bespoke experiences, a stay at an Alila resort will leave you refreshed and invigorated.

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Visit Vancouver in the wintertime

12 June 2019

With a backdrop of snow-capped peaks, lush forests and the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean, together with a world-renowned ski resort just down the road, a Vancouver winter offers plenty for all types of traveller to enjoy.

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Discover Coco Bodu Hithi

04 June 2019

Specialising in creating true boutique luxury on some of the most beautiful islands in the Maldives, Coco Collection’s two 5 Star properties offer a haven for lovers of travel and style.

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Why we love the Algarve’s Club Med Da Balaia

04 June 2019

Lining Portugal’s sun-kissed south coast, the Algarve has no shortage of remarkable resorts, but one that sets itself apart from the crowd for all the right reasons is Club Med Da Balaia.

This sensational resort promises a memorable all-inclusive holiday with elegant comfort, fine food, and classy and contemporary accommodation. There’s also a near-infinite choice of activities, including lessons for everything from golf and archery to circus trapeze, as well as a spa where you can just lie back and be pampered.

Need further convincing why Club Med Da Balaia should be on the shortlist for your next break? Read on…

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Discover the highlights of Ras Al Khaimah

04 June 2019

The northern-most emirate of the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah offers a truly authentic Arabian experience. With quick and easy access via a daily shuttle service from Dubai Airport, and luxurious 5 Star accommodation at 4 Star prices, it’s no wonder that remarkable Ras Al Khaimah is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the world.

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Our favourite summer holiday destinations

04 June 2019

With summer fast approaching, we’re sharing our favourite holiday hotspots from across Europe. From a fun-filled family break in the colourful Canary Islands to a romantic getaway in magical Venice, Travel Counsellors have you covered.

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Get ready for a perfect summer holiday in Europe

04 June 2019

Home to some of the world’s most fantastic stretches of coastline, stunning cities, scenic natural sites and an abundance of history, art and culture to boot, Europe is a dream destination for all types of traveller.

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Discover Gorgeous Grenada

04 June 2019

Known as the ‘Island of Spice’ on account of it being the home of nutmeg, cinnamon and many other exotic spices, the gorgeous Caribbean island of Grenada has so much to offer for all types of traveller.

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Explore the mysterious and enchanting islands of Indonesia

04 June 2019

Outstanding natural beauty, countless traditions, and a fascinating culture is just the beginning in Indonesia. How about world-class diving in colourful coral reefs, spotting orang-utans deep within lush forests or maybe just relaxing in sublime spa and wellness resorts? Whatever you seek from your trip, you’re sure to find it across one of Indonesia’s captivating islands.

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Rediscover the joy of flying with Virgin Atlantic

11 June 2019

For over 30 years, Virgin Atlantic has been one of the world’s favourite long haul airlines. Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, travelling with Virgin Atlantic makes your journey something to look forward to and enjoy.

With a range of cabin options, the needs and budgets of every type of traveller are catered for. No matter which option you choose, you can be sure you'll arrive into your destination relaxed, refreshed and ready for your trip.

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Live the luxury lifestyle at ME by Meliá

04 June 2019

Part of one of the largest hotel companies in the world, ME by Meliá is a collection of luxury lifestyle hotels at the cutting edge of contemporary culture. 

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Discover Jamaica - the heart of family fun in the Caribbean

04 June 2019

Famous for its stunning white-sand beaches and shimmering turquoise waters, as well as being the home of Bob Marley and reggae music, Jamaica is a truly wonderful holiday destination. Together with a cheerful vibe, more family-friendly attractions than the rest of the Caribbean put together, and a wealth of high-end resorts offering an impressive array of activities for all ages, beautiful Jamaica offers the perfect family holiday experience.

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For history steeped in escapism, head to GoldenEye, Jamaica

27 June 2019

GoldenEye has a history dating back to 1939 when Ian Fleming was recruited by Her Majesty’s British Naval Intelligence to be a formal commander during the war. This title was the reason he found himself on the island when enemy boats sailed the Caribbean seas. Officially, GoldenEye itself was around in 1942 although not as a hotel, as a navel operation leading to Ian falling in love with Jamaica, and an awe-inspiring future was set to inspire the world. Fast forward eight years, a house was built surrounded by trees on all sides except one, where the sea meets the shore. In more recent years, Chris Blackwell opens the doors of GoldenEye in 2011 to the public as the ‘Caribbean’s Number One New Boutique Hotel’.

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Our biggest-selling Greek summer destinations

31 May 2019

With year-round warm temperatures, a rich and dense history, incredible Mediterranean food and sublime coastal beauty spread across its 6,000 islands, it’s no wonder why Greece is one of Europe’s most popular destinations.

Greece might already have a place on your summer shortlist, and if it isn’t, that could well change after we tell you about some of our biggest-selling Greek destinations.

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My summer holiday inspiration is culture

27 May 2019

From Buddhist temples to Mayan ruins, many of our hand-picked tours will help you explore some of the most iconic civilisations and destinations on Earth and to help you get to know them and their peoples more intimately. Don’t forget that Travel Counsellors can tailor-make your holiday to add on cultural excursions to suit you and your interests, using local companies and guides for the full insider experience.

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Explore Wonderful Indonesia

27 May 2019

The mysterious and enchanting islands of Indonesia each boast their own unique charm. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil beach escape, a relaxing wellness retreat, a dramatic jungle trek or a cultural adventure, this idyllic island nation can offer you all of this and so much more besides.

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My summer holiday inspiration is family

27 May 2019

From water parks to wildlife-spotting, summer is often a time for your biggest holiday of the year as a clan, and as such needs careful consideration – whether you travel to a classic destination in the Med or venture further afield. Whichever you choose, we’ve showcased some of our favourite family-friendly destinations, hotels and resorts, and cruises to inspire you this summer.

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Whisk the family away for an unforgettable holiday in Gran Canaria

27 May 2019

One of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, gorgeous Gran Canaria is home to over 120 miles of stunning beaches, a wonderful range of resorts, spectacular UNESCO-protected inland regions and some of the best golf courses, and spa and wellness facilities in all of Europe.

With year-round sunshine and just a four-hour flight from the UK, its little wonder that Gran Canaria is the go-to destination for family fun in the sun.

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Why you should visit the Canary Islands this summer

27 May 2019

Boasting the trinity of sun, sea and sand, the Canarian archipelago well-deserves its place as one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations.

From the holiday hotspots of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, to the tranquil islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, millions of holidaymakers flock to these glorious islands year on year, and it’s not hard to see why.

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My summer holiday inspiration is relaxation

27 May 2019

We’re passionate about the restorative benefits of all holidays, but a growth in wellness-break bookings this year has encouraged us to showcase some of our hotels and resorts boosting mind, body and soul through activities, meditation, outstanding spa treatments or simply offering the opportunity to get away from it all.  

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7 of the best cycling holiday destinations

12 May 2019

Hundreds of cyclists saddled up for the recent 2019 Tour de Yorkshire (2-5 May)

Before Tour de France visited Yorkshire in 2014, the northern county’s passion for cycling was subdued at best. However, the race has grown from strength to strength every year, expanding from three days to four in 2018.

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Discover Club Med’s Da Balaia resort

12 May 2019

Pioneers of the all-inclusive holiday concept, Club Med promises you all the right ingredients for your dream escape, whether you’re looking for a fun-filled family getaway, a break with friends or a romantic couple’s retreat.

With full board gourmet cuisine, premium drinks and open bars, tempting snacks, a wealth of land and water sports, exciting daily and nightly entertainment for the whole family, excellent kids’ clubs and so much more besides, you’ll want for absolutely nothing on your sunshine holiday with Club Med.

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Explore the sun-kissed Canary Islands with P&O Cruises

12 May 2019

If you’re looking to escape from everyday life and explore a string of different destinations in one of the most relaxing ways possible, then look no further than a holiday with P&O Cruises.

Offering an incredible variety of activities and entertainment, as well as exceptional restaurants and bars, you’ll be able to make the most of every moment onboard. Whether you prefer to take it easy or pick up the pace, P&O Cruises create the perfect holiday atmosphere; whatever your interests may be.

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Visit these larger-than-life Game of Thrones filming locations

12 May 2019

HBO's Game of Thrones has been filmed all over the world, from Northern Ireland’s Mourne Mountains and Cairncastle to Malta, Morocco, Croatia, Canada, Iceland, Scotland and Spain. So where can you go to get a real-world taste of Game of Thrones?

 

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Indulge in a slice of Greek luxury at Sani Beach

12 May 2019

Part of the iconic Sani Resort in glorious Halkidiki, the luxuriously renovated Sani Beach promises an idyllic holiday experience, whether you’re looking for a relaxed couple’s retreat or a fun-filled family escape.

Occupying a superb setting on Cape Sani amidst wonderfully fragrant pine forests and edged by gorgeous sands, the award-winning Sani Beach offers spectacular views over the shimmering turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea and majestic Mount Olympus.

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Explore the Mediterranean with Celebrity Cruises

12 May 2019

From Italy’s incredible Renaissance masterpieces to Greece’s idyllic islands, the sun-soaked Mediterranean is brimming with amazing culture, a rich history and delectable cuisine.

Explore the breath-taking Amalfi coast in Italy, drink in the glamorous lifestyle of Monaco and the French Riviera, uncover the secrets of mankind’s earliest civilisations in Greece, whilst Croatia is home to fascinating gothic towns and the dazzling Dalmatian coastline. With Celebrity Cruises, you can wake up in another corner of the Mediterranean each day, with a whole host of new sights and marvels just waiting to be discovered

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Take a luxury holiday in Tenerife

12 May 2019

The largest and most recognised of the Canary Islands, the beautiful island of Tenerife is the perfect choice for a luxurious beach holiday, whatever the season.

Blessed with year-round sunshine, glorious spring-like weather, top-quality hotels and first-rate services, as well as a huge diversity of stunning natural landscapes and unique experiences to enjoy, it’s no surprise that Tenerife remains a firm favourite on the short-haul holiday scene.

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6 of the best walking holidays around the world

12 May 2019

A walking holiday is a fantastic way to discover the world's most intriguing destinations at your own pace. It’s also a savvy way to counteract any extra calories you plan to take in during your time away.

Some say a walking holiday is the ultimate in slow travel, allowing you the time to truly appreciate the local landscape and attractions rather than whizz past in a car or coach.

Naturally, walking holidays can be enjoyed virtually anywhere in the world, but here, we’re listing some of our favourites.

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Under-the-radar Instagrammable locations for this summer

28 April 2019

A holiday break is a grand opportunity to jazz up your Instagram with some envy-inducing shots, be it idyllic golden beaches, super luxurious hotels or drollworthy cuisine.

One way to elevate your social media feed above everything else out there is to feature leftfield locations, unlikely to appear on the radars of other users. So, we’ve scrolled around the globe for some of the lesser-known but highly Instagrammable locations you could jet off to this summer.

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Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience in Canada

28 April 2019

The vast and beautiful country of Canada is bursting with a wealth of amazing things to see and do, and with so many amazing places to explore, it can be hard to know where to start.

Here, we’ve put together some unique Canadian experiences that are nothing short of bucket-list worthy.

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Our favourite July holiday destinations

28 April 2019

With our summer coming closer to an end you might begin to dream of summer holidays in warmer climes, where you can feel the sun on your skin and make some memories to cherish.

If you’re planning a July getaway, here’s our pick of some top holiday destinations that you should definitely consider.

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Why Choose Cruise Over a Land Holiday

28 April 2019

It comes as no surprise to us that cruise holidays have seen such a vast increase in popularity over the last few years, or that they’ve expanded into markets with which they were not generally associated – especially the family market. There are so many reasons to choose a cruise over a holiday on terra firma that we firmly believe everyone should try one once. We’ve looked at just a few of the reasons to sample life on the ocean wave.

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Five of Canada’s best ski resorts

28 April 2019

Famed for plentiful powder, immaculate slopes and spacious tree-lined runs, there’s nothing quite like the ski resorts of Canada. Add to all of this, stunning national park scenery, superb service and a warm and friendly vibe, and you’ve got all the right ingredients for an unforgettable ski holiday.

Whether you’re an experienced skier, thrill-seeking snowboarder or it’s your first time on the slopes, here are five of the best destinations that Canada has to offer.

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Ten things that you won’t want to miss during your stay in Durban

28 April 2019

South Africa’s third largest city, delightful Durban is a mesmerising melting pot of African, Indian and colonial cultures. Home to glorious golden beaches, a year-round warm sub-tropical climate, and a wealth of culture and adventures, it’s no surprise that Durban is one of the country’s most popular tourist hotspots.

Sitting at the edge of the stunning KwaZulu Natal, a region of beautiful nature reserves, fascinating history and spectacular scenery, and within striking distance of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains, you’ll find plenty to occupy your time in this magnificent multi-faceted gem.

 

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Immerse yourself in an authentic Canadian experience

28 April 2019

Gain a deeper understanding of Canada's First Nations people, including their fascinating culture, history and artwork, with an Indigenous tourism experience. Rising in popularity, these authentic encounters will show you a side of Canada that will inspire you to learn more about the many Indigenous nations, peoples and communities across the country.

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Go the distance with our 5 favourite marathon destinations

28 April 2019

This past weekend marked the 39th annual London Marathon (28 April). It’s the race that should tip charity funds raised by London Marathon runners over the R19 Billion (£1 billion) mark - a phenomenal achievement and a figure that no other mass participation event comes anywhere near.

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Epic things to do in Canada

28 April 2019

A land of untouched wilderness landscapes, wonderful wildlife, majestic mountains, shimmering lakes and vibrant cities, beautiful Canada is home to a wealth of exciting activities and unique experiences.

Here are eight epic things that should definitely be on your list when you visit this vast and diverse country.

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Five of Canada’s best ski resorts

28 April 2019

Famed for plentiful powder, immaculate slopes and spacious tree-lined runs, there’s nothing quite like the ski resorts of Canada. Add to all of this, stunning national park scenery, superb service and a warm and friendly vibe, and you’ve got all the right ingredients for an unforgettable ski holiday.

Whether you’re an experienced skier, thrill-seeking snowboarder or it’s your first time on the slopes, here are five of the best destinations that Canada has to offer.

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What families can do in East Canada

28 April 2019

Mention Canada to anyone and most people will think of snowy untouched wilderness, the Rockies, Niagara Falls, maybe a moose made from maple syrup. While Canada does have all this (maybe not that moose thing), this vast country’s world-leading cities - Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver to name a few – mean that families can enjoy a holiday that breaks up city experiences with picture-postcard natural beauty.

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What families can do in West Canada

28 April 2019

Canada is a humongous place. That’s probably an understatement actually; it’s the second largest country in the world and with such a wealth of things to see and do, we’ve had to split this feature in half to make sure we cover all the most important stuff.

Last week, we focussed on the eastern side of Canada, highlighting Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. However, now it’s time to turn the spotlight on the likes of Vancouver, Whistler and Lake Louise. So how can families best spend their time in Western Canada?

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Find your perfect getaway with Meliá Hotels

28 April 2019

With more than 350 hotels spanning 35 countries on four continents, Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies in the world. Whether you’re seeking urban chic, a fun-filled family holiday, an indulgent couples’ getaway or somewhere for your business stay, you can rest assured that Meliá Hotels International has the perfect property to suit your needs. Here are just a few of the fantastic Meliá Hotels that you can stay at. Plus, with the Melia Rewards loyalty scheme, you’ll even be treated to exclusive benefits and offers.

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Uncover the hidden gems of Ras Al Khaimah

28 April 2019

With year-long sunshine and 64 kilometres of white sandy beaches, stunning terracotta deserts and towering mountains, Ras Al Khaimah offers an entirely unique experience from its neighbouring emirates.

Whether you are looking for a leisurely break or something a little more exciting, Ras Al Khaimah offers something for everyone. Choose from adrenaline-fuelled watersports, hiking and desert safaris, luxurious spas, go-karting and much more. Here’s what you can expect on a Ras Al Khaimah getaway.

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Why you should visit the Costa del Sol

28 April 2019

Boasting 325 days of sun each year, a warm climate, 120 kilometres of beaches, impressive natural settings, monuments and a second-to-none hotel infrastructure, the Costa del Sol is perfect for a relaxing retreat.

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Three days in Budapest: What to see and do

28 April 2019

Straddling the River Danube which divides the city into two parts – green and hilly Buda and the urban centre of Pest – Hungary’s capital has so much to offer visitors. Whether you are into rest and relaxation, a keen historian or you’re simply looking for a new European city to discover, why not give Budapest a try? Here is our recommendation of what you can see and do on a three-day trip to this Eastern European marvel.

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6 of the quirkiest luxury hotel rooms

01 April 2019

When it comes to luxury hotels, no two rooms are quite the same, but there is some accommodation that does everything it can to stray from the norm and what you’d expect from a conventional hotel room.  So, here’s a selection of our favourite cook and quirky luxury accommodation from around the world.

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The best luxury destinations and resorts as chosen by our Travel Counsellors

28 March 2019

Anyone keen to head out on a luxury retreat should look on further than their preferred Travel Counsellor.

Blessed with a wealth of knowledge and expertise as well as being able to offer exclusive benefits such as full financial protection and support from a 24-hour duty office, these seasoned travel specialists will go the extra mile to ensure your getaway is as relaxing as possible.

As such, we couldn’t resist asking a selection of Travel Counsellors to pick out their favourite luxury destinations and resorts and let you know exactly why you should book a break there.

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Discover Nirvana at Le Méridien Ile Maurice

28 March 2019

Standing at the edge of 1,000 metres of sparkling ivory sands, Le Méridien Ile Maurice is located on the north-west coast of Mauritius in the picture-perfect setting of Pointe Aux Piments Bay. Lush gardens, extensive amenities and an ambience of laid-back luxury all combine to make for a serene holiday experience.

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Real-life Disney destinations you can actually visit

14 May 2019

2019 is the year when some of Disney’s most-loved animated films literally come to life. March 29 sees Tim Burton’s live-action version of Dumbo grasp its lucky feather and fly into cinemas with real-life remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King set to follow on May 24 and July 19 respectively.

This multi-billion dollar live-action project may be a recent thing but Disney’s enchanted worlds have never been just a bunch of drawings on a screen; many of the locations from these timeless movies are based on actual locations that you can visit in real life.

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Butlers, Bloody Marys and Bentleys at The St. Regis Mauritius

28 March 2019

Situated in a stunning beachfront location surrounded by a tranquil turquoise lagoon overlooking the glittering waters of the Indian Ocean, The St. Regis Mauritius promises to deliver a truly exquisite holiday experience.

With impeccable service and lavish accommodation, all set amidst the most beautiful of tropical surroundings, The St. Regis Mauritius is guaranteed to exceed your expectations in every way.

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Explore Awe-inspiring Australia

28 March 2019

With exciting cosmopolitan cities, fantastic weather, a famously beautiful coastline, friendly locals and a wealth of natural attractions, Australia will delight and amaze, whatever your interests may be!

Stretching from the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the East, Australia is divided into six states and two territories, each with amazing sights, sounds and scenery to enjoy.

Here are just a few of the incredible things to see and do whilst you’re in this most fascinating of countries!

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Six Southeast Asian festivals you need to experience

28 March 2019

Festivals are a big thing in Southeast Asia, and chances are good that a trip to this region will coincide with some form of celebration. Here’s a selection of some of the biggest and most important festivals in the region, which we recommend attending.

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Our favourite adventure on every continent

28 March 2019

The world is home to so many iconic sights and adventures, so deciding where to go on your next holiday can be a tough decision. To help whittle down the options, we’ve have pooled together the expertise of our Travel Counsellors to come up a list of our favourite tours and expedition cruise for each continent, giving you some idea of what you can see and do on each one.

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Our favourite Formula One race destinations for 2019

18 March 2019

The pulsating, high-octane thrills of Formula One racing will be back on screens across the globe this weekend, with the world’s top drivers going head-to-head for one of the most prestigious championships in motor racing. Part of the allure of F1 is the glitz, glamour and pageantry of each event, set to the backdrop of incredible destinations.

To celebrate lights out on the new season, we’ve put together a list of our favourite destinations from the F1 calendar that are as ideal for a getaway at any time of year as they are on race weekend.

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Honeymoon resorts of the stars

18 March 2019

We’d all like a taste of the A-list celebrity lifestyle. Be it walking the red carpet at a lavish awards ceremony or living it up in a Hollywood mansion, there’s a part of us – no matter how minor – that would relish this glitzy level of luxury.

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Enhance your trip with these exclusive experiences

18 March 2019

Everyone likes to tick off the biggest and best attractions when they go away, but sometimes, you can’t help the feeling that it would be more special without the queues and crowds. Putting an exclusive slant on your holiday is easier than you think, so we’re highlighting some of the ways you can do just that.

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Our favourite stays for families and couples

18 March 2019

Whether you’re looking for family fun or somewhere you get away from it all with your partner, we’ve got you covered with some of our favourite holiday destinations.

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Get active in the Algarve

18 March 2019

The Algarve has long been a firm favourite on the European holiday scene, and with its glorious beaches, shimmering turquoise seas, beautiful scenery, delicious food and plentiful sunshine, it’s hardly surprising. Home to immaculate golf courses, stunning hiking trails, superb cycling tracks and incredible dive sites, the stunning Algarve is also the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and get active. Here are just a few of the activities that you can enjoy during your stay.

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Why you have to visit Grenada in 2019

18 March 2019

The gorgeous island of Grenada in the Caribbean is often nicknamed ‘the Spice Isle,’ such is its reputation for being the home of nutmeg. With so many sublime stretches of soft sand, it could quite easily be known as ‘the Beach Isle’ too. But whatever you want to call it, Grenada is where untouched beauty meets warm, friendly people, and a place where visitors are sure to enjoy vibrant and intoxicating experience.

For most people, this alone would be enough to warrant a trip to the island, but for those still unconvinced, we’ve decided to lay out some reasons why Grenada should be on your must-visit list.

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Here’s why Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol is perfect for families

18 March 2019

With friendly locals, a diverse range of tourist activities and a wealth of history and culture to discover, the island of Cyprus is the perfect destination for families who are looking for that something a little extra from their beach holiday.

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9 of the best award-winning spa experiences

08 March 2019

Virtually every luxury hotel you stay at these days comes with its own spa and wellness centre, allowing guests to fully relax and rejuvenate during a break away.

Naturally, some hotel spas are better than others so here, we’re highlighting the very best spas and those that can proudly proclaim to be ‘award-winning’.

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5 city breaks to take with the girls

08 March 2019

International Women’s Day (8 March) is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women, from the famous females throughout history to those closest to you.

Travel Counsellors has been empowering both women and men for almost 25 years, who are committed to booking their customers amazing holidays so they can create lifelong memories and enjoy the moments that matter.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re sharing some of our favourite city break destinations to take with the girls.

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‘We are Alaska’ with Holland America Line

08 March 2019

Discover the iconic and authentic side to Alaska with Holland America Line.

 

From Glacier Bay National Park to the wilds of the Yukon Territory, Holland America Line have deep history and roots in the ‘Great Land’, meaning that they’re able to offer an unmatched experience and a wealth of insider knowledge.

 

This year, Holland America Line are offering an incredible 133 Alaskan cruises as well as 15 different Land+Sea Journey configurations, so there’s never been a better time to explore this unique and exciting part of the world.

 

Featuring a range of jaw-dropping itineraries and with a choice of 7 – 21-night sailings, there’s sure to be a cruise to suit.

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5 of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic landmarks

18 March 2019

Any trip to the UAE is likely to be unforgettable, and part of what makes the country live long in the memory is Abu Dhabi’s intriguing blend of the old and the new, as international influences merge with a strong commitment to local heritage and remarkable landmarks. If you’re considering the Emirati capital for your next adventure, here’s a look at some of the city’s iconic landmarks that help to cement it as one of the Middle East’s most remarkable holiday destinations.

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Our favourite reasons to visit Japan in the springtime

01 March 2019

Easter this year falls in the third week of April, when the temperature in Tokyo should reach around 20 degrees. The country is fresh and green, with various beautiful flowers in full bloom, making it an ideal time to visit. Here are just a few of our favourite things to see and do in the springtime in Japan.

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Create timeless memories with Sun Resorts

01 March 2019

Featuring four fantastic properties in mesmerising Mauritius and one more in the magical Maldives, each Sun Resort is uniquely diverse yet share a set of signature experiences, designed to be the best in class. Whether you’re spending a day blissfully luxuriating on the beach, appreciating the silence and gorgeous views at sunrise, indulging in an expertly-crafted signature cocktail or delighting in a romantic dinner, you’ll enjoy the holiday of a lifetime with Sun Resorts.

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Our favourite luxury ski resorts

01 March 2019

Winter may be drawing to an end but that doesn’t mean you should be packing up your warm, clothes just yet. There’s still plenty of opportunities to enjoy some time on the slopes before summer arrives, or book your winter escape for 2019, so here are some of our go-to luxury ski resorts.

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Our top five luxury villas in the world

01 March 2019

When it comes to luxury villas, there’s no shortage of options, but with so much to choose from, how do you decide where to stay? Well, we’ve pooled the knowledge and expertise of our Travel Counsellors to make a list of our personal favourites.

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Follow in the footsteps of Julia Bradbury with a trip to Australia

01 March 2019

Australia is a vast land of discovery and adventure, with everything from incredible red deserts and rock formations to coastal beauty and thriving urban centres. The land down under is home to a plethora of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, cities jam-packed with global icons, shorelines studded with golden beaches stretching as far as the eye can see and stunning natural attractions including tropical rainforests and colourful coral reefs. To coincide with the airing of ITV’s Australia with Julia Bradbury, we have selected some of our favourite Australian destinations that she visits.

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Hit the road on a self-drive adventure

01 March 2019

‘Life is a highway, I want to ride it all night long’ sang Tom Cochrane on his 1991 hit. While the idea of a long-haul holiday usually consists of lots of relaxing and casual sightseeing, Mr Cochrane’s desire to ride the highway into the small hours will resonate with many travellers who fancy the idea of hopping behind the wheel of a car and having the freedom to stop off or divert their route as they like.

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Why we love the brand-new W Dubai – The Palm

01 March 2019

Having opened its doors only last week, W Dubai – The Palm is already becoming one of the city’s most popular destinations. As part of the luxury W Hotels brand, music, fashion, design and food all combine to offer you a hip hotel experience in the holiday hotspot of Dubai. An extraordinary oasis on the West Crescent of the world-famous Palm Jumeirah, this exciting and stylish resort features 350 guest rooms and suites, a whole host of incredible amenities and an extensive range of delectable dining options and chic bars.

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Where to stay this May

01 March 2019

Here are our six favourite destinations to visit in May.

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Family fun at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

01 March 2019

If you want to create amazing family memories to cherish forever, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is the place to be. Split into two distinct sections – the Hard Rock Hotel Rivera Maya Hacienda is a family-friendly oasis where there’s plenty for all ages to enjoy. 

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Why Atmosphere Kanifushi is amazing for families

01 March 2019

When choosing where to holiday, families are spoilt for choice. However, there’s one specific resort that has been making a solid impression on families lately: Atmosphere Kanifushi in the Maldives. We thought we’d investigate why this resort, which sits on a stretch of stand-alone beach framing a lagoon, has been gaining such rave reviews.

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Our favourite Far East stopover destinations

01 March 2019

At the beginning of the month, we singled-out our favourite stopover destinations in the Middle East to turn your long-haul holiday into an exciting twin-centre escape. Now we’re bringing you a selection of incredible Far East locations that are ideal for a short break before flying on to another destination.

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Our favourite reasons to visit Vancouver in autumn

01 March 2019

With its magnificent oceanfront setting and stunning mountain backdrop, Vancouver is truly a city like no other. Effortlessly combining the excitement and energy of a cosmopolitan city with the invigorating appeal of the great outdoors, beautiful Vancouver has all the right ingredients for an exciting getaway with a twist.

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The Seychelles is perfect for families – here’s why

15 February 2019

Once a playground for the rich and famous, the Seychelles has never been more popular, attracting a record number of visitors in recent years. Part of that increased appeal is down to families, who have recognised the region as a great holiday destination more often. Perhaps you’ve never considered the Seychelles as a place to jet off to with the kids, but you should - and we’re about to lay out a few reasons why.

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Unique Cruise Locations

15 February 2019

With a near infinite amount of cruise destinations to choose from throughout the year, it’s hard to believe that there are still corners of the world left largely unexplored when navigating the seas. Cruise lines and luxury cruise specialists are increasingly adding some of these little-known cruise destinations to their expanding itinerary lists, ensuring there is no better time to pick a cruise offering equally outstanding untouched wonders and memorable experiences when compared to more famous ports of call.

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Our favourite watersports you can dive into on your long-haul break

15 February 2019

Heading away on a long-haul holiday usually opens the opportunity to try your hand at watersports in warm waters. You won’t struggle to find warm, crystal clear waters in long-haul destinations like Barbados and the Maldives, and you shouldn’t resist the urge to dive headfirst into them, with a spot of snorkelling or jet-skiing. Here, we’ve paired up our favourite watersports with some standout long-haul destinations.

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Unforgettable experiences with Hard Rock Hotels

15 February 2019

Get ready to experience a once-in-a-lifetime holiday with Hard Rock Hotels. With a huge selection of Hard Rock resorts scattered across the globe, there’s certain to be a resort for you – whether it’s oceanfront Caribbean luxury on the Riviera Maya or the beauty of the Swiss Alps in Davos.

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Our favourite romantic experiences

15 February 2019

Bolting love-laced activities such as a candlelit table for two, dinner at sunset or a secluded retreat onto your next holiday is a surefire way to ramp up the romance, so with love in the air this Valentine’s Day, here is a selection of our favourite romantic experiences.

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What we love about Jumeirah Beach Hotel

15 February 2019

After a summer break and a full refurbishment of its rooms, suites and public areas, the iconic Jumeirah Beach Hotel is now back open for business. With its instantly recognisable wave-like design, Jumeirah’s first hotel continues to be its most beloved resort – a firm favourite on the Dubai beach scene for generations.

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Discover the spectacular Alaskan wilderness with Silversea

15 February 2019

Enjoy a breathtaking encounter with the natural world on one of Silversea's phenomenal Alaskan cruises. Home to spectacular vistas, soaring peaks, emerald-green forests, diamond-blue icebergs and towering glaciers – renew your spirit in the timeless sensations of nature with a Silversea Alaskan cruise.

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What we love about Spain and Portugal

07 February 2019

British tourists are blessed by the fact that they have such fantastic European countries right on their doorstep. Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain and Portugal share a border stretching for more than 1,200km, and while they have many cultural similarities, both countries each offer visitors a wide variety of different things to see and do. Both are incredible destinations and we have selected a few highlights that each has to offer.

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Our favourite stopover destinations in the Middle East

07 February 2019

Turn your trip to a far-flung destination into a twin-centre escape. Whether you’re heading for Australia’s magnificent east coast, a wellness holiday in Bali or a cultural city break in Tokyo, why not break up the journey while also enjoying all that the following destinations have to offer?

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Our favourite reasons to visit the Costa del Sol

07 February 2019

Located in the south of Andalusia, the breath-taking Costa del Sol is also home to gorgeous gastronomy, superb shopping, fascinating museums and some incredible inland landscapes; all of which combine to create a fantastic holiday destination for those looking for guaranteed sunshine, whilst being able to do something that little bit different too.

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Why we recommend Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

07 February 2019

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai is one of Dubai’s most opulent contemporary hotels – no mean feat in a city famed for its lavish lifestyle. Set on the city’s beautiful Palm Island, this dazzling hotel is in a world of its own with extraordinary features, amenities and experiences that you’ll only find somewhere as extravagant as Dubai. We take a look at what sets Atlantis, The Palm apart from the rest – from the underwater rooms to its mouthwatering brunches.

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Our favourite Italian destinations for first-timers

22 January 2019

With world-famous sights such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Rome’s Colosseum, Italy is unquestionably one of Europe’s must-see destinations. Around 91 million people visited this perpetually romantic Mediterranean country in 2018 (5 million more than in 2016) and this growth is set to continue. Despite its global reputation, though, not everybody is clued-up on Italy. But don’t worry if you fall in to that bracket, we’re about to fill you in on our essentials.

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Experience British Airways’ new-and-improved World Traveller Plus cabin

07 February 2019

For a premium economy service, try World Traveller Plus – a more comfortable and relaxing experience available on longer routes, proving that a premium service doesn’t have to break the bank. In addition to all the usual benefits of flying World Traveller Plus, there are a range of changes and enhancements to the cabin that will provide passengers with an even better experience.

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Our pick of the best destinations for a July break

07 February 2019

There are some amazing destinations you can be jetting off to later this year. Here are some of our standout spots you could be visiting this July.

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Our favourite foodie experiences in Spain

07 February 2019

Spain is a nation renowned for its glorious coastline, architecture, flamenco dancing, football, and fiestas, but it also has a knack for dishing up fine food. So, to celebrate the country’s flair for flavoursome cuisine, we’ve rounded up our favourite foodie experiences that you can tuck into on a trip to Spain.

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Our favourite USA City Breaks

04 July 2019

The United States of America is a vast country and some people set aside a sizable chunk of the year to make sure they get around to seeing all it has to offer. With literally hundreds of cities to choose from, we’ve picked out our favourite Stateside city break spots.

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Our favourite Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts

22 January 2019

Gran Meliá properties combine traditional luxury with avant-garde style to create some of the world’s finest accommodation. Offering luxury services in incomparable surroundings, the 11 Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts hotels are located at the heart of the most important cities and tourist destinations in the world. We’ve selected our favourite Gran Meliá properties which are perfect for your next escape.

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Incredible experiences at the iconic Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

22 January 2019

Set on the city’s beautiful Palm Island, Atlantis, The Palm is a small world itself with extraordinary experiences that you’ll only find somewhere as extravagant as Dubai. We take a look at what sets Atlantis, The Palm apart from the rest, from the underwater rooms to the mouthwatering brunches.

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Why we love Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

22 January 2019

Tucked away on one of the finest beaches on the planet is Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun - a AAA Five Diamond Resort offering spectacular ocean views from most of its suites. This award-winning, all-inclusive, adults-only resort stretches across more than 500 acres of Maroma Beach, which was once named one of the ‘World’s Best Beaches’ by the Travel Channel. It also received a 2018 Travelers’ Choice Award as one of the top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts Worldwide. Fully refurbished in 2017, Secrets Maroma Beach promises a perfect paradise with pure white sands, crystal-clear waters and warm tropical breezes.

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The road less travelled is on rails

22 January 2019

A journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer is much more than just a train ride through the Canadian Rockies. It’s the key to unlocking a hidden world of shifting landscapes and unparalleled beauty. Sit back, relax and enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery which unfolds outside your glass-dome window.

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Our picks for a fabulous family break in Dubai

22 January 2019

Dubai is an ideal holiday destination for families, with theme parks, beaches, desert adventures and incredible food to keep both big and little kids satisfied. With so much choice on offer, it can be difficult to determine exactly what to put on your itinerary, so we’ve narrowed down the choices to the crème de la crème of Dubai’s family attractions.

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Our pick of Abu Dhabi’s amazing cultural experiences

22 January 2019

A combination of international influences and a strong commitment to local heritage has created an intriguing blend of old and new in Abu Dhabi, making it one of the Middle East’s most desirable holiday destinations. Add to that fantastic year-round weather, and it becomes clear why Abu Dhabi is a holiday hotspot. If you’re thinking of making the Emirati capital your next destination, here’s a selection of our favourite cultural experiences that you’ll be able to enjoy.

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Our Favourite South America Tours

22 January 2019

Challenge your Travel Counsellor to take you on the holiday of a lifetime in South America this year. 

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Our favourite Italian destinations for first-timers

22 January 2019

With world-famous sights such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Rome’s Colosseum, Italy is unquestionably one of Europe’s must-see destinations. Around 91 million people visited this perpetually romantic Mediterranean country in 2018 (5 million more than in 2016) and this growth is set to continue. Despite its global reputation, though, not everybody is clued-up on Italy. But don’t worry if you fall in to that bracket, we’re about to fill you in on our essentials.

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The #TCExperience - find yours now

16 January 2019

A new year means plenty of opportunity for new places to travel to, experiences and sights. Why wait any longer for the getaway you’ve always dreamed of? We’re asking you to challenge your Travel Counsellor to go to the extreme for you and create an itinerary like no other for your next escape.

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Our favourite experiences on board Celebrity Edge

14 January 2019

With so much to do and enjoy onboard Celebrity Edge, we have narrowed down our favourite experiences, so you can make the most of your time on board.

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Our pick of the world’s most unusual places to eat

10 January 2019

Food is an important part of any great trip, and while a good restaurant isn’t too hard to find, uncovering an exceptional foodie experience can be a difficult gem to unearth. That’s why we’ve made it easy and rounded up some of our most unusual places to eat.

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Unforgettable and unique experiences at Elephant Hills

16 January 2019

Founded in 2001, Elephant Hills is a unique concept offering interactive experiences with the majestic elephants of Thailand without compromising their welfare. Proud winners of the Thailand Green Excellence Award Winners for the past four years, Elephant Hills pride themselves on being responsible and ethical.

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Our favourite Japanese experiences for an authentic getaway

14 January 2019

Blending trendy streets with traditional gardens and historical relics with contemporary art, Japan is the ideal place for an unforgettable, culture-filled escape. Immerse yourself in this incredible destination, packed with ancient capitals and modern metropolises, and take the opportunity to immerse yourself in a range of traditional Japanese experiences. Here is a selection of our favourite ones that we’re sure you’ll adore.

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Our insider tips for the Canary Islands with kids

14 January 2019

Quick and easy to reach, with a balmy year-round climate that makes them great for summer holidays and also for the June July school holidays, Easter and even Christmas if you choose a resort with an indoor pool, the Canary Islands are a firm family favourite for their combination of lively beach resorts and compelling (often volcanic) landscapes. But which to choose? We’ve pooled our experience to bring you the best of the Canaries when visiting with kids.

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Our top foodie experiences for 2019

14 January 2019

Dining your way through countries and cities easily becomes a travel highlight for many and leave you hungry for more experiences, so we’ve picked out our top foodie experiences for you to try in 2019.

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Reasons to book your cruise holiday with Travel Counsellors

14 January 2019

Our passion for being personal is evident in every trip we book for our 450,000 annual customers, including cruise holidays.  Our Travel Counsellors have their fingers on the pulse of this rapidly evolving industry and can share with you all you need to know when it comes to new and classic sailings, new ships and older favourites, the best destinations and the most tempting promotions. This is true whether you choose ocean cruising, a luxury cruise, river cruising, or a once-in-a-lifetime adventure aboard an expedition cruise.

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The incredible animal encounters you’ll find in Sri Lanka

10 January 2019

Sri Lanka’s Wildlife Department makes concerted efforts to ensure that its magnificent wildlife is protected and threats against the animals are minimised, so for those looking to travel responsibly, this island nation is the perfect place to visit.

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Our pick of the world’s most unusual places to eat

10 January 2019

Food is an important part of any great trip, and while a good restaurant isn’t too hard to find, uncovering an exceptional foodie experience can be a difficult gem to unearth. That’s why we’ve made it easy and rounded up some of our most unusual places to eat.

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Our favourite small Greek islands

10 January 2019

While destinations such as Crete, Corfu and Rhodes attract millions of visitors every year, there are a number of lesser-known islands that are just as ideal for an escape. Here is a selection of smaller Greek islands that we think you would love.

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Our pick of the USA’s best beaches

10 January 2019

The United States of America is incredibly vast with almost every landscape imaginable. On a journey through the States, you can easily discover snowy mountains, deserts and forests in a single trip. And then there are the beaches – take a look at our top picks of them in America.

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A Mauritian sanctuary for your health and wellbeing

07 December 2018

Ranked amongst the best luxury spa hotels in Mauritius, Heritage Le Telfair offers a personalised approach to your wellbeing.

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Where to Go In 2019

07 December 2018

With many of you looking ahead to next year’s holidays, we’ve asked our globe-trotting Travel Counsellors to share some of their top choices for 2019, whether you’re planning to enjoy new experiences in Europe or have further-flung destinations in mind.

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7 Alternative European Destinations for 2019

07 December 2018

We’ve picked out some of our favourite destinations around Europe that you may not yet have discovered.

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Our top activities in Saint Lucia

07 December 2018

We’ve picked out some of our favourite activities in gorgeous and welcoming Saint Lucia. 

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Restore yourself in tranquil St. Kitts

30 November 2018

The tiny Caribbean island of St. Kitts is the perfect destination if you’re looking to relax. This unspoilt destination delivers everything you could ask for from a Caribbean escape – excellent food, balmy temperatures and a laidback vibe that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

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Places that should be UNESCO World Heritage Sites

30 November 2018

Earlier this year, UNESCO updated their list of World Heritage Sites, adding fascinating sites such as the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco architecture of Mumbai, the ancient port city of Qalhat, Oman and Fanjingshan in China’s Wuling Mountains. While their extensive list features a vast amount of cultural riches, some miss the cut. Here is a selection of our favourite places that haven't made the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Find Ras Al Khaimah

30 November 2018

Ras Al Khaimah is full of surprises, enough to satisfy those who seek thrills, who want serenity, who want to connect with nature or even reconnect with their families. Fly along the world’s longest zip line or just sit back and watch nature at its most majestic. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Ras Al Khaimah.

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Trusted Travel: Why you should book your next holiday with Travel Counsellors

18 February 2019

With an uncertain climate as we move forward in the travel industry, it is vital to book with someone who can ensure not only that you’ll have a good trip, but that things will run as smoothly as possible. At Travel Counsellors, we make it our business to ensure that trust is at the centre of everything we do, and here’s how it can be of benefit to you.

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Holidays of the rich and famous

23 November 2018

We all dream of a luxurious escape that money can't buy, whether it's mooring up in the most exclusive bays in a super-yacht or relaxing on a pristine private beach. What seems like a pipe-dream for most of us is a reality for others, we take a look at the holiday playgrounds of the rich and famous.

 

 

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5 of the best destinations with black sand beaches

27 November 2018

We’re taking a look at some of the world’s best destinations that are also home to black sand beaches. While they are certainly unusual, many of them are worth a visit, whether you’re topping up your tan, feeling the cool Atlantic breeze or are just looking for something different to do on your next holiday.

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The world’s happiest countries

26 November 2018

Travel is something that can get us excited, put a smile on our faces and live life to the fullest, and our Travel Counsellors are always trying to make our customers’ holidays a positive experience. However, according to a study, there are some destinations that are more satisfied than others.

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The world’s most spiritual places

23 November 2018

Spirituality means different things to different people, but something that most will agree with is that feeling spiritual concerns the human spirit or soul being at ease. There are many places across the world that inspire such feelings, so we’ve picked out a selection of our favourite spiritual destinations, which are perfect for your next adventure.

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Christmas shopping in New York – our top five places to get your gifts

14 November 2018

There’s no better place to welcome in the festive season than the magical city of New York. While you’re there make the most of the Big Apple’s undeniable Christmas cheer with its ice rinks, majestic Christmas trees and maybe even a sprinkling of snow. It’s the ideal place to pick up a special Christmas gift for a loved one too. Here are our top five places to buy some special Christmas gifts in glittering New York City.

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Our top places for spotting the Northern Lights

14 November 2018

It’s time to start planning the trip of a lifetime to experience mother nature’s light show for yourself - here are our top places to stay to catch a glimpse.

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Discover sun, sand and surf in Dubai

14 November 2018

Whether you’re looking for a short break in the sun or a family beach holiday to remember, Dubai’s beaches have you covered. Here’s where to head if you’re looking for sun, sand and surf in the Emirate.

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Top 10 destinations for 2019 as chosen by our Travel Counsellors: Numbers 10-6

14 November 2018

We’ve put together a list of 10 incredible places across four continents, drawing on the expertise of our Travel Counsellors to reveal the hottest destinations for 2019. 

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The best breakfasts from around the world

05 November 2018

There’s no better way to start the day than with a delicious, hearty breakfast. Whether you prefer stacks of pancakes smothered in butter and maple syrup or a healthy bowl of granola, there’s plenty of choice on offer with many cafes and restaurants battling to deliver the most out there and enticing options – take a look at our top picks from around the world.

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The dreamiest honeymoon destinations

05 November 2018

Take a look at our pick of perfect destinations for a romantic escape, whether you're looking for adventure, exploration or pure relaxation. 

 

 

 

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The newly-refreshed Landings Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels

05 November 2018

The award-winning Landings Resort & Spa is revived and refreshed for the new season but still exuding timeless luxury and sophistication.

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12 experiences you should try in Sri Lanka

05 November 2018

Last week, Sri Lanka was hailed as the number one country to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet, and with a mix of religion and cultures, world-class temples, rich and varied wildlife and an emerging surf scene, it seems like an appropriate choice. We highlight below 12 must-do attractions on a holiday to this Asian island nation.

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Luxury accommodations: Classic or Boutique?

26 October 2018

Not everyone has the same idea when it comes to luxury, while some travellers seek out opulence and relaxation when it comes to their hotel, others like to throw a twist of boutique excitement into the mix without compromising on style. Here we head to four of our favourite destinations to see what they have to offer, from classic luxury to more off-the-wall experiences.

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Sun or snow for your next holiday?

01 November 2018

No matter if you’re seeking a snow adventure or a more tropical escape, banish those winter blues and join us as we explore some of the best destinations to visit whether you’re looking for a sun-drenched escape or winter wonderland.

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Our Favourite New Museums for 2018 and 2019

26 October 2018

This is an exciting era for museum-goers, with a growing array of new venues opening all around the globe to showcase world-class collections in ground-breaking buildings that are often tourist attractions in their own right. We’ve shared some of our favourite new openings for this year and next.

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The luxury of having a Travel Counsellor

26 October 2018

It’s no secret that having a Travel Counsellor really takes the stress out of booking your holiday, making sure everything runs as seamlessly as possible for you, even after you return. Having a Travel Counsellor guarantees to put a luxury touch on your escape – here’s what some clients had to say about what having a Travel Counsellor does for them.

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16 tips for a happy and healthy flight

19 October 2018

A lot of people experience stress before they fly. The thought of passports, tickets and money circle through our heads the day before travelling, repeating over and over so that we remember. But there are plenty of things you can do to reduce the stress and anxiety that comes with having the airport experience. Here at Travel Counsellors, our expertise isn't just confined to our home-working agents. At our Global head office, we have staff from various travel backgrounds including Leanne, our Global Talent Development Manager, who spent over two decades working as cabin crew. Leanne has given us some tips on having a happy and healthy flight.

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Incredible butler service from around the world

17 October 2018

It’s a luxury that not many of us can afford in our day to day life but a personal butler can be a great way to totally unwind while you’re on holiday. From ski butlers to personal concierges that will hand you frozen fruit and cooling towels for sunbathing, we run through some of the most fabulous butler services in the world.

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The world’s best chocolate events and festivals

18 October 2018

October is upon us, and while the month closes out with a ‘trick or treat’ celebration, Brits with a sweet tooth will celebrate National Chocolate Week from the 15th to the 21st.

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Our top theme parks for Halloween

17 October 2018

With Halloween just around the corner, why not take the opportunity to visit one of these spooky attractions? We’ve rounded up our favourite Halloween experiences from around the world. 

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A taste of luxury in beautiful Jersey

08 October 2018

Jersey is an island shaped by the sea where some of the most astonishing tides in the world circle the coast and feed the land. Small on size but big on personality, Jersey has an abundance of incredible scenery from country lanes that lead to cliff top views, and the sea is never more than ten minutes away. Why not take an break to Jersey and take your taste buds on a tour of the island? Here are our luxury dining restaurants for a break that will whet your appetite.

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Have incredible short break and day experiences in Mauritius

08 October 2018

While soaking up sun and taking a dip in the Indian Ocean are two of the island’s most desirable activities, we have put together a range of day experiences and short break escapes that will help you to explore Mauritius and its riches in greater depth.

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Luxury Air Travel – take to the skies in style

08 October 2018

Luxury air travel is constantly evolving, and with some of the suites available in the sky, you’d be hard pressed to believe you were even on a plane. Meals served on the finest china, double beds for a comfortable night’s sleep, even apartments with bathrooms – take a look at some of the most luxurious offerings in the sky.

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Sri Lanka: From evocative ruins to a boutique retreat

25 September 2018

One of Sri Lanka’s historic capitals and still the capital of the island’s North Central Province, Anuradhapura is home to one of the most culturally compelling sights in all of South Asia.

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How to eat your way across the USA

25 September 2018

From munching on lobster rolls on the harbourside after whale-watching off Boston to tucking into traditional Louisiana po' boys while exploring the fascinating streets of New Orleans, foodies love the USA for good reason. We’ve shared some of our favourite places to eat around this vast country – and some of our top recommendations for things to eat in each.

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Our top restaurant picks in Barbados

25 September 2018

Barbados is best known for its glorious white-sand beaches, luxury resorts and friendly locals, but it’s no stranger to great food either. This small Caribbean island is jam-packed with fantastic restaurants; we’ve shared our favourites so you know where to treat your tastebuds on a Bajan retreat.

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Choose a One&Only resort for your Dubai getaway

25 September 2018

Set in exotic and luxurious destinations around the world, One&Only Resorts are placed in locations that are hand-picked for their exceptional beauty and cultural charm to ensure you have an unforgettable holiday. Cosmopolitan Dubai is home to One&Only The Palm and One&Only Royal Mirage, two stunning One&Only resorts where you will find your every need catered for.

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Our top 5 luxury hotels in Cyprus

17 September 2018

The third-largest island in the Mediterranean is perfect for both relaxation, with its many Blue Flag Beaches, and culture, with its fascinating historic sites. We’ve picked out our favourite luxury hotels around Cyprus.

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Our top destinations for relaxation AND adventure

17 September 2018

If you’re a thrill-seeker who also loves to unwind and escape, the good news is that you don’t need to choose between the two to have an amazing holiday. Take inspiration from our favourite destinations that offer the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

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Our Top Destinations for Long-haul Family Adventures

17 September 2018

Adventure holidays are a great way of introducing your children to far-flung destinations and to new and unique activities. They’re also a fantastic way of immersing yourselves in other cultures, plus they often include incredible wildlife encounters to boot. We’ve shared our favourite long-haul destinations perfect for the family adventure holiday of a lifetime.

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The incredible world of expedition cruising

17 September 2018

Fancy heading off the beaten track for an adventure? Expedition cruises journey to some of the world’s most spectacular and unspoilt destinations. Whether you dream of watching the Northern Lights dance across the sky or feeling the heat of the Amazonian jungle, expedition cruising can create some truly exhilarating memories.

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Where to go cruising in 2019?

17 September 2018

One of the best things about cruising is that you can discover a multitude of fabulous destinations in a single trip. We’ve picked out some of our favourite ports of call for next year, including Europe, Alaska and Australia.

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A guide to river cruising in Europe

17 September 2018

Europe is one of the most popular destinations for river cruisers, so we’ve picked several of our favourite rivers that you will love.

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Our top 10 things to see and do with kids in South Africa

17 September 2018

Whatever the age of your kids, South Africa is a wonderful family destination guaranteed to thrill and delight in equal measure. We’ve picked out our favourite things to do with South African for those travelling with children.

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Rhythms of the river from the Midwest to the Deep South

17 September 2018

Try this musical road trip itinerary and explore the music traditions of the USA, from Blues festivals in Chicago to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

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Pacific Coast Music Road Trip

17 September 2018

Embark on a road trip from Seattle to Las Vegas, and discover incredible musical experiences along the way. From the indie rock of Portland to the jazz festivals of Monterey, you'll uncover a diverse and intriguing music scene at every stop of your tour.

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Music lover’s guide to the USA

17 September 2018

Create your perfect trip to the USA based on your favourite tunes with our guide to the best music cities in the USA. The birthplace of jazz, Motown, the blues and many other genres, the USA is a dream destination for any music lover.

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Experience Massachusetts' historical and natural wonders

17 September 2018

Massachusetts is bursting with historic sites and natural beauty. American heritage and culture stretch across the Bay State, from the mountains of the Berkshires to historic ports along the coast.

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Our top culinary and cultural experiences in Massachusetts

17 September 2018

There’s no state in the USA quite like Massachusetts. From its world-class art to its fresh seafood direct from the Atlantic, you’ll find there’s something for everyone in the Bay State. Discover some of the amazing experiences you can enjoy in Massachusetts - whether you’re a foodie or an art lover.

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Our favourite US national parks by season

05 September 2018

The USA has 60 breathtaking protected national parks that are perfect for nature-lovers and outdoor adventurers of all ages but that are all unique in their own right. We’ve shared our favourites by time of year along with our favourite things to see and do in each.

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The world’s best cave restaurants

05 September 2018

Food is a staple part of any good trip, but while there are thousands of fabulous eateries out there, some provide unique experiences alongside their delectable cuisine. We’ve rounded up our top restaurants that are set in caves, all in fascinating destinations perfect for your next holiday.

 

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The most unique foodie experiences in the Caribbean

05 September 2018

The Caribbean is renowned for its gorgeous beaches and relaxed island vibes, but its local cuisines are not to be missed. We’ve shared our favourite Caribbean delicacies sure to tickle your taste buds.

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Be inspired by the Mamma Mia! movie locations

23 July 2018

The next instalment of Mamma Mia, the smash-hit jukebox movie starring a host of Hollywood royalty including Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan hits the big screen this week. With most of the filming for Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again! taking place on location in Croatia and the first movie filmed around the stunning Pelion region in Greece, we look at best places to dine, discover and stay in these places, whether you’re an ABBA enthusiast or not.

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World’s best holiday markets

23 July 2018

Forget Eiffel tower key-rings and Leaning Tower of Pisa fridge magnets. Browsing local markets and boutiques can be a wonderful part of your holiday, allowing you to immerse yourself in local life and support communities by investing in unique artisan products and indigenous crafts that will provide a lasting memory of your time abroad. Forget Eiffel tower key-rings and Leaning Tower of Pisa fridge magnets. Browsing local markets and boutiques can be a wonderful part of your holiday, allowing you to immerse yourself in local life and support communities by investing in unique artisan products and indigenous crafts that will provide a lasting memory of your time abroad. 

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5 of the world’s best diving destinations

23 July 2018

2018 marks the third International Year of the Reef, following on from events in 1997 and 2008. International Year of the Reef aims to strengthen awareness globally about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and their associated ecosystems, as well as implementing effective conservation techniques and spreading information concerning coral reef management.

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5 fantastic European beaches to visit this summer

11 April 2018

If you’re yet to discover some of the continent’s coastal gems, check out this list to find inspiration for your next summer beach break.

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Top 10 reasons to go to Sri Lanka in 2018

16 July 2018

Shimmering golden sands, compelling cultural sites and warmly welcoming people make Sri Lanka an increasingly popular holiday destination, whether you travel solo, as a couple or a family, or with friends. We’ve shared our favourite things about Sri Lanka.

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Our Top 10 Water Parks in Europe

16 July 2018

When the mercury rises, there’s no better place to head for with the kids than a water park, where all ages can cool off and have aquatic fun, whether it’s on adrenaline-inducing water slides or in specially designed toddlers’ water-play areas. We’ve rounded up our favourites around Europe for those heading for the Med, the mountains or on a city break.

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5 Amazing Family Adventure Activities in the Caribbean

16 July 2018

Think of the Caribbean and you’ll probably think of white-sand beaches and lazy days spent hanging out by the pool with a cool drink in hand. But whichever of these gorgeous tropical islands you choose for your family holiday, there’s a growing array of fantastic activities to choose from. The following are some of our favourites for a variety of ages.

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10 reasons to rediscover Paphos this year

16 July 2018

The large and bustling resort of Paphos on Cyprus’ south-west coast is now officially back on the map after being the European Capital of Culture in 2017 – for which its characterful Old Town underwent a huge renovation.

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Balinese bliss at three incredible COMO retreats

16 July 2018

With three COMO properties in tropical Bali to choose from, you can relish Balinese escapism in this spellbinding destination with the experiences that each of the resorts has to offer. 

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When and where to go on a family safari

16 July 2018

A safari is a great family adventure that needs careful planning and expert advice so that you and the kids can make the most of what is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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5 of the best destinations for tennis lovers

10 July 2018

With Wimbledon taking serve this month, we’ve rounded up a collection of the world’s finest destinations for tennis-loving travellers, combining stunning scenery with fabulous facilities and world-class coaching.

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Get the royal treatment with a villa stay in Dubai

10 July 2018

Inspired by the lavish palaces of the Ottoman Empire, the elegant and sophisticated Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is perfect for those looking for a luxurious escape. Set on a private stretch of sublime golden beach on Palm Jumeirah island, it offers stunning views across downtown Dubai’s skyline and the Arabian Gulf.

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Why to take the kids to Mauritius with Club Med

10 July 2018

There are more reasons than ever to take the family to Mauritius with the reopening of Club Med’s super-family-friendly, all-inclusive La Pointe aux Canonniers for Winter 18/19 – with unmissable early-booking discounts on offer as an added inducement.

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Which Maldives resort is best for your family?

10 July 2018

With an increasing array of family-friendly resorts dispelling the Maldives’ long-standing reputation as a honeymoon destination, make this the year you treat you and the kids to a holiday in one of the world’s most coveted beach-holiday spots.

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What's new in Orlando in 2018?

10 July 2018

If the world’s theme-park capital has been on your family bucket list for some time, make 2018 the year you treat the family to the family holiday of a lifetime in the heart of the Sunshine State. A whole host of new attractions means even more fun and adventure for the year ahead.

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5 South-east Asian alternatives to Thailand

10 July 2018

With Thailand imposing limits on the number of tourists in certain areas in recent times, we’ve rounded up our favourite destinations for those looking for a Southeast Asian adventure. Whether you seek a beach holiday or cultural enlightenment, a once-in-a-lifetime family trip or a couple’s break, there’s something here for all ages and tastes.

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Our top 6 destinations for a 2018 cycling holiday

10 July 2018

Avoid the hassle of public transport, hire a bike and free-wheel your way through the following fascinating, culturally rich and scenic places – often reaching spots that can’t be accessed by other modes of transport.  

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The Great American Outdoors

10 July 2018

North America is home to some of the most spectacular scenery on earth, with a total of 107 National Parks offering a fantastic variety of landscapes – from glaciers to desert – and a huge choice of incredible activities and adventures in the great outdoors. And entrance to all Canadian National Parks is free each Canada Day (1st July).

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World Cup winners – Our favourite football-inspired destinations for 2018

07 June 2018

Be inspired by the roll call of World Cup favourites when picking your holiday or break this year. From Continental Europe to South America, there’s a destination here suited to all interests, tastes and ages – whether you’re a football fan or not.

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Why Mauritius is perfect for your romantic escape

07 June 2018

Looking like a long-lost relative of the Caribbean, Mauritius is an island paradise in its own right. Located off the coast of east Africa, this tiny country has 330 kilometres of white, sandy beaches caressed by the blissfully warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Gran Canaria – Which resort is best for you?

29 June 2018

Gran Canaria is known as a "miniature continent" for its incredible variety of landscapes, from the golden sand beaches to amazing green inland which makes the island unique.

This island enjoys a very stable climate with annual temperatures of 24ºC. It's warm in winter and without extreme temperatures in summer plus has excellent holiday facilities - making it perfect destination for summer holidays and winter sun escapes.

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5 European festivals to take the family to this summer

29 June 2018

With summertime in Europe officially in swing, we’ve rounded up some of the best events and festivals across the UK and Europe that are great for adults and kids alike.

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Live the suite life at the adults-only Domes Noruz

29 June 2018

Along with stunning views, Domes Noruz Chania offers a fresh, contemporary way for guests to explore and enjoy this popular destination. We look at the various suites to help you choose which is best for you.

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Discover Germany, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland with the Lufthansa Group

29 June 2018

Many of Europe’s most exciting destinations are just waiting for you to discover and explore.

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Take to the seas for family fun with MSC Seaview

29 June 2018

Renowned for its Mediterranean sailings, MSC Cruises has just launched its next generation of vessels with the addition of MSC Seaview to its fleet.

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Drive your way around Oman

07 June 2018

While Dubai and Abu Dhabi are renowned for their sun-kissed shores, natural beauty and wealth of attractions, nearby Oman is coming into its own as one of the Middle East’s premier destinations. A visit to the Sultanate will have you standing amongst wild and varied landscapes and rich cultural heritage, giving you the opportunity to have the adventure of a lifetime.

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World Cup winners – Our favourite football-inspired destinations for 2018

07 June 2018

Be inspired by the roll call of World Cup favourites when picking your holiday or break this year. From Continental Europe to South America, there’s a destination here suited to all interests, tastes and ages – whether you’re a football fan or not.

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Why Mauritius is perfect for your romantic escape

07 June 2018

Looking like a long-lost relative of the Caribbean, Mauritius is an island paradise in its own right. Located off the coast of east Africa, this tiny country has 330 kilometres of white, sandy beaches caressed by the blissfully warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Top sites in Palma de Mallorca for history, culture buffs and foodies

07 June 2018

Often seen as a gateway to the rest of Mallorca, Palma is a wonderful destination in its own right, with a rich history and culture and a thriving foodie scene.

Located on the Bay of Palma, the capital of the largest Balearic island is a lively spot with a wealth of heritage, activities and culinary experiences in which to immerse yourself. And with a temperature range of 15 – 25°C, this is a year-round destination.

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River cruises that let you discover some of Europe’s loveliest cities and sights

22 June 2018

Explore the wonders of the Danube, Douro, Rhine, Rhône and Seine on a laid-back but stylish trip on an A-ROSA river cruise ship.

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10 reasons to cross the Atlantic onboard the Queen Mary 2

22 June 2018

Treat yourself to an unforgettable cruise onboard the world’s only true ocean liner – one that combines rich historical associations and the elegance of yesteryear with state-of-the-art modern facilities. We’ve looked at some of the fantastic reasons to book your cruise of a lifetime.

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Take the Family Long-haul This Summer and Make Surprising Savings

22 June 2018

We have looked at some great long haul destination to take your kids that will offer value for money better than the Med.

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World Cup winners – Our favourite football-inspired destinations for 2018

07 June 2018

Be inspired by the roll call of World Cup favourites when picking your holiday or break this year. From Continental Europe to South America, there’s a destination here suited to all interests, tastes and ages – whether you’re a football fan or not.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Abu Dhabi with Kids

14 June 2018

Only a short flight from South Africa, this emirate makes for a unique and thrilling holiday destination with kids. Pick from world-class theme parks, activity parks and water parks, desert excursions and incredible wildlife sightings – all in a setting of near-constant sun shining down on pristine beaches.

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5 European destinations to escape winter

14 June 2018

From the Land of Fire and Ice to Russia’s Venice of the North, here are the best places to celebrate the summer solstice in Europe and leave the winter blues back home.

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Explore the coastline of California from San Francisco to San Diego

07 June 2018

The Pacific Coast Highway is one of the most scenic roads in the world, tracing more than 900 km of California’s ruggedly beautiful coast. Embark on the road trip of a lifetime to experience all that this incredible route has to offer, from surfing villages to Hollywood glitz, enjoying farm-fresh food and local wine along the way.

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12 Amazing Things to Do in Barbados with Kids – Plus Hotels with Kids’ Discounts

07 June 2018

Along with gorgeous pinkish-white beaches and a tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, Barbados offers everything from caves to swim in or explore by tram to child-friendly street parties, all of which combine to make it a fabulous family holiday destination.

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Discover Ibiza’s hippest new family-friendly opening

07 June 2018

You may not have considered Ibiza for a family holiday before, but the White Isle has another side away from the party scene – one that’s wonderful for families, with miles of glittering coastline, azure waters, gorgeous scenery and plenty of activities to keep everyone occupied.

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Thailand’s best summer destinations

30 May 2018

Although Thailand isn’t the typical summer holiday destination, as the climate is traditionally hot, humid and in mid-monsoon season at that time of year, there are some destinations which manage to maintain ideal weather conditions year-round.

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Discover Carnival Cruise Line’s New Brochure with Sailings to 2020 and New Ships

30 May 2018

Here we’ve highlighted what makes Carnival such a popular cruise line and the reasons for which it has won so many awards, including Best Ocean Cruise Line in the Cruise Critic Cruises’ Choice Awards 2018.

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Top Sites and Tours in Jamaica for Foodies and History Lovers

30 May 2018

Think Jamaica and you’ll probably think about white-sand beaches, wave-jumping and waterfalls. But this is an island rich in flavour too, from the world-famous native jerk chicken or pork (a spicy dish that originated with African slaves) to the mild coffee grown in the Blue Mountains and the sugar cane that is not only Jamaica’s biggest export, but also the prime ingredient in the country’s legendary rum.

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Go on safari and relax in luxury at Shamwari Game Reserve

30 May 2018

At Shamwari Game Reserve you’ll find the traditional Big Five inside 25,000 hectares with five of seven fauna and flora habitats represented. Shamwari is currently celebrating 25 wild years of Eastern Cape conservation and whether you’re travelling for a leisurely holiday, business conference, educational visit or volunteering, you can bask in the glory of nature in both luxury and style.

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Thailand’s best summer destinations

30 May 2018

Although Thailand isn’t the typical summer holiday destination, as the climate is traditionally hot, humid and in mid-monsoon season at that time of year, there are some destinations which manage to maintain ideal weather conditions year-round.

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Embark on a romantic adventure on your honeymoon

15 May 2018

Exploring off the beaten track destinations doesn't mean skimping on romance. Embark on a safari adventure in the wilds of Africa or discover the incredible natural phenomena of Iceland.

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Three Days in New York: What to See and Do

15 May 2018

New York City is quite simply one of the best city-break destinations around.  We’ve looked at some of our favourite ways of enjoying just a few days in the city that never sleeps.

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Take the family to Dubai for the best theme parks and resorts

16 May 2018

Dubai has more than just the world’s biggest shopping mall, incredible beaches and impressive skyscrapers, it’s also home to an ever-growing number of world-class theme parks and resorts.

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9 reasons why the Algarve is Europe’s best family destination

16 May 2018

It’s not difficult to see why the Algarve is one of Europe’s most popular destinations. As the southernmost region of continental Portugal, it is famed for its quaint, whitewashed fishing villages, rugged coastline with dramatic red-and-pink-hued cliffs, long stretches of golden, sandy beaches cast against the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean and a culinary scene headlined by six superb Michelin-starred restaurants. There’s so much to explore in this incredible destination – keep reading for our top 9 reasons why the Algarve is perfect for a family holiday.

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Discover Bermuda: Pink sand beaches and year-round sunshine

16 May 2018

Bermuda is a special blend of British charm and island soul – a picturesque sub-tropical paradise that’s a perfect destination whatever the season. With dazzling weather all year round, 75 miles of dramatic coastline, beautiful pink sand beaches, fabulous local culture and a wealth of activities available to visitors, this delightful island has something for everyone!

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Savour the culinary delights of Vancouver

16 May 2018

For quality and innovation when it comes to cooking, Vancouver is the ultimate destination for foodies. The variety is second to none, and Vancouver boasts a dining culture which shows off the city's diversity with the highest calibre of every cuisine on offer, from sushi to charcuterie. Here are some of the most tantalising culinary experiences that Vancouver has to offer. 

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10 of the best beaches in Spain

16 May 2018

With more than 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles) of coastline and 570-plus Blue Flag beaches to choose from, Spain is often the first place that springs to mind among those looking for European beach holidays. But which beach or resort to head for? We’ve looked at some of the best in some of our favourite regions of Spain.

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What’s hot for summer 2018

16 May 2018

With summer fast approaching, it’s time to decide where your next adventure will take you. Although it’s a popular time of year to go away, there are plenty of destinations to go around and we have selected seven of the best.

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Discover the most stunning parks in the USA on an epic road trip

16 May 2018

There’s nothing quite like a road trip across the states – the freedom of the open road, the extraordinary cities and charming towns, and the truly impressive national parks. Embark on an adventure that will lead you from the lights of Sin City to the dramatic desert landscapes of Utah.

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Embark on a family road trip across Florida

16 May 2018

The Sunshine State is aptly named; a summery destination all year round, offering visitors incredible culture, great food, and endless entetainment. Whether you're a theme park thrill seeker or a nature nut there’s something for the whole family in Florida.

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Three alternative Florida destinations

16 May 2018

Everyone knows Orlando, with its tourist bustle, theme parks and adventure-fuelled attractions. But the state of Florida has much more to offer beyond rollercoasters and Disney castles. Here are three alternative Florida destinations you should try.

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Family-friendly hotels in laid-back Jamaica

03 May 2018

Jamaica is a tropical paradise surrounded by stunning beaches, turquoise waters and infused with a laidback vibe that makes this island simply irresistible. Jamaica boasts more family-friendly attractions than the rest of the Caribbean put together. What’s more, almost every one of Jamaica’s luxury resorts offers an impressive range of activities for all ages, from water sports to family-friendly days out, and dedicated clubs for kids and teens. Here are some of the top family-friendly hotels and resorts on this Caribbean island.

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The Commonwealth countries perfect for your next holiday

03 May 2018

With member nations spanning the globe, stretching all the way from the Caribbean to Australia, there’s plenty of places in the Commonwealth perfect for your next holiday. Here are five of the best.

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Enjoy an idyllic honeymoon by the beach

03 May 2018

A beach break is an iconic choice for a relaxing, indulgent honeymoon. Discover some of the most incredible destinations in the world to enjoy a romantic escape for two.

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A trip to Japan for each season

03 May 2018

Millions of Japanese citizens and tourists celebrate Japan’s cherry blossom season each spring, but there is so much more to enjoy in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Each season has its own attractions and Inside Japan Tours provide escorted tours as well as independent travel year-round throughout the country. Here are the highlights of each Japanese season.

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Fabulous city breaks in Malta

11 April 2018

Occupying a prime spot of the sun-soaked Mediterranean, Malta makes for an excellent coastal retreat. Sumptuous beaches, warm waters and Maltese hospitality are all features of this stunning island nation, making it one of southern Europe’s most popular destinations. But natural beauty isn’t the only string to Malta’s bow. The island is also home to several fantastic cities, all brimming with history and culture.

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Discover the most intriguing restaurants in the world

06 April 2018

Captivate your senses with a visit to one of our favourite restaurants around the world. Whether you’re a dedicated foodie, or someone who just wants to sample delicious fare while you travel, these diverse venues will live long in the memory.

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Travel and be at one with nature

06 April 2018

Seeing the natural wonders of the world isn’t limited to backpacking treks and rough camping. There are many outstanding hotels and resorts that are tailored to giving you the luxury hotel experience, whilst also being at one with nature.

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Discover family fun in the Algarve

11 April 2018

Situated on the southernmost region of continental Portugal, the Algarve is famed for whitewashed fishing villages, golden beaches and breathtaking cliffs. There’s so much to do in this year-round destination. It's warm and sunny from March through to October, peaking in July and August, and the winter is short and mild. Visit the Algarve to discover beautiful beaches and a wealth of fun activities for all the family.

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Fabulous European family destinations for May

11 April 2018

May is a great time to whisk your family away for a pre-summer break, avoiding the large crowds and inflated prices that the warmer months bring. If you’re looking for some half-term inspiration, or just a nice holiday to round off spring, here are a selection of fantastic destination that everyone will enjoy.

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5 fantastic European beaches to visit this summer

11 April 2018

If you’re yet to discover some of the continent’s coastal gems, check out this list to find inspiration for your next summer beach break.

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Enjoy a family adventure to the Caribbean island of Cuba

06 April 2018

Cuba is a land of intrigue and one that provides a fantastic opportunity to whisk your family off to the Caribbean for a spot of exploration and relaxation. Ongoing economic issues mean that some material goods and Florida-style theme parks and waterparks are few and far between, but the island’s close-knit traditions, beautiful beaches, and blast-from-the-past feel make this an intriguing and exciting destination that all the family can enjoy.

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Head west and explore these fantastic North American cities

06 April 2018

Spectacular cities filled with sky-high buildings, glorious national parks, stunning ocean views and world-class attractions –  there are so many places in the USA and Canada to explore that it can be hard to choose where to start first!

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Family-friendly destinations in South Africa

11 April 2018

There’s a reason that South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation. It is an incredibly diverse country with a mix of cultures, 11 official languages and a whole host of adventures that are perfect for adults and children alike.

From coming face-to-face with some of the world’s greatest wildlife to adrenaline-inducing experiences, South Africa is a destination that the whole family can enjoy.

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Fantastic European city breaks for a quick summer getaway

11 April 2018

While Europe has some of the world’s most fantastic stretches of coastline, not all summer holidays on the continent must involve sand and sunbathing. When the sunshine arrives, many of Europe’s major cities come out to play, giving travellers the perfect opportunity to explore these great destinations.

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The best of Jamaica’s luxury hotels

06 April 2018

Jamaica is a Caribbean island that is no stranger to culture. From reggae music to natural splendour, it is a place known the world over and its charm and vibrancy keep people going back for more.

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Discover the best high-end restaurants in the Algarve

06 April 2018

Fresh grilled seafood, fiery piri piri chicken, sweet pasteis de nata custard tarts – the Algarve’s cuisine is famous with good reason. From its sunny location on Portugal’s southern coast, this beautiful region is home to some of the best ingredients in the Mediterranean.

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Why you need to visit Vancouver’s Stanley Park

11 April 2018

One of Vancouver’s finest attractions is Stanley Park. Located at the north end of Vancouver’s downtown peninsula, this thousand-acre green space is the city’s beloved heart, and comes complete with a temperate rainforest, cricket pitches, rose gardens, totem poles and beaches. Here are just some of the reasons Stanley Park should be added to your Vancouver itinerary.

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Visit the Caribbean island of Nevis for an incredible adventure

11 April 2018

Explore the amazing island of Nevis, part of the St. Kitts and Nevis dual-island nation. This unspoilt destination is waiting to be discovered and is one of the most exclusive islands in the Caribbean, spanning 36 square km and with just  420 hotel rooms throughout the entire island. The pace of Nevis allows you to stop and appreciate all the natural beauty surrounding you, here are some of the top activities that this tranquil gem has to offer.

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Things to do in New York City for a magical Christmas

06 April 2018

The Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Central Park - with so many incredible landmarks to visit, New York City should be on everyone's travel wish list, and with so much to do and so many sights to see, it’s a destination that everyone should visit at least once. A trip during the festive season means everything feels just that little bit more magical, so take a look at just some of our favourite things to do in NYC at Christmas time. 

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Explore the culinary delights of Gran Canaria

11 April 2018

Gran Canaria is one of Europe’s last-remaining island paradise destinations. Located in a sun-soaked region of the Atlantic Ocean, it has year-round warm temperatures and over 340 days of sunshine.

The island also serves up a tantalising taste adventure for foodies with its own flair and local produce combining with a fantastic ambience to ensure that eating is more than just a meal – it’s an experience.

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The food markets of Palma de Mallorca

11 April 2018

Palma is the capital city of Mallorca, nestled on a stretch of the island’s southwest coast. Overlooking the Bay of Palma, it is a destination renowned for its history,  its bustling port, and its array of amazing food markets. Whether it’s a tasty awakening, a midday snack or an evening tipple that you desire, Palma’s markets have you covered. Here are some of the best food markets that Palma de Mallorca has to offer.

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Culinary experiences: The best restaurants in the Algarve

11 April 2018

Breathtaking cliffs, golden sands, scalloped bays and sandy islands come together to create the alluring coastline of the Algarve. One of Europe’s most picturesque locations and Portugal’s premier holiday destination has so much to offer, whether it’s water sports and activities, or castles and cathedrals. It is also a region that plays host to some of the continent’s finest restaurants, offering everything from local fare to culinary experiences with sweeping ocean views. Here are some of the best places to eat on the southern tip of Portugal.

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Uncover the natural beauty of Cyprus

06 April 2018

An island blessed with rolling mountains, glittering seas, rugged headlands and lush forests, Cyprus is the perfect getaway for nature lovers. Visit the unspoilt Troodos mountains and discover wildlife and fauna amidst the waterfalls and the woodlands, or explore the warm shores that stretch on for miles with their hidden coves and secluded dunes. Cyprus is situated on the migration path between Europe, Asia and Africa, making it a birdwatcher’s dream, with flocks of flamingos visiting the salt lakes, and many other significant species passing through.

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Teen-friendly family fun in the Spanish Pyrenees

06 April 2018

Take the family on an adrenaline-fuelled adventure through the Pyrenees with Intrepid Travel, and try hiking, cycling and white-water rafting as you explore the scenic valleys and rugged terrain of south-west Europe. Spanning eight days and heading from Soldeu out to Andorra and into Spain, you’ll enjoy fun experiences from horseback riding to challenging hikes and mountain biking – there’s something for all the family.

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Opening soon: 7 incredible hotels across the world

11 April 2018

From Dubai to the Maldives, take a look at some of the exciting hotels set to open their doors very soon!

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Five amazing experiences you can have in Africa

11 April 2018

Africa is a continent with an enormous amount of diversity. From the vastness of the Sahara Desert to the tropical treasure trove that is the Congo Basin rainforest, it has no shortage of amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery.

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The five best destinations for a Southeast Asian adventure

11 April 2018

Southeast Asia is the perfect destination for those looking to immerse themselves in culture, enjoy unique cuisine, indulge in an idyllic beachfront retreat or just to have some fun in the sun. Here are five of the region’s best destinations that offer lots to see and do and embody what Southeast Asia is all about.

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Alternative Europe: 5 eastern city breaks you should try

11 April 2018

Europe is home to some of the world’s best and most popular tourist destinations includingLondon, Paris and Rome, but there is so much more to the continent than these established cities. Eastern Europe is a hotbed of safe, lively and fascinating city break destinations which are, largely, unspoilt by tourists. Here are five of the best.

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Head to Saint Lucia for island bliss

06 April 2018

From the Piton Mountains to a sumptuous shoreline, Saint Lucia is a destination which has a welcoming personality and delights the senses. Full of awe-inspiring scenery and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, it is a popular port of call for cruise ships and also attracts a crowd looking for elegant luxury in breathtaking surroundings.

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6 of the world’s best all-inclusive holidays

06 April 2018

If you've never stayed at an all-inclusive resort before, we've chosen six incredible destinations to give you a taste of the delights you can find there. Some of the resorts we’ve featured are adult-only, some offer complimentary excursions, while others include plenty of activities to keep little ones occupied day and night. The one element they all have in common? These holidays all offer a spectacular experience that might just change the way you think about all-inclusive resorts.

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Explore the wonders of incredible Iceland

06 April 2018

The beauty Iceland’s tourism is that it is accessible and enjoyable all year round. Despite the lack of opportunity to get a sun tan, with temperatures hovering around freezing point in the winter and 12°C in summer, the land of fire and ice is more an attraction for the eyes, not the skin.

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Soak up the sun in these glorious long-haul destinations

06 April 2018

Whether it’s the action-packed resorts of the ‘Sunshine State’, the breathtaking beaches of Mexico’s Riviera Maya or the sun-dappled islands of the Caribbean, take a look at this sublime selection of glorious long-haul destinations.

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Choose The Perfect Destination For Your 2018 Honeymoon

06 April 2018

Your honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, so understandably you want to find the ideal location. We’re all so different, so obviously we each have different criteria for what we want from this treasured getaways. Here are our perfect destinations for your honeymoon in 2018...

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Your Entertainment Options Are Endless On A Cruise

06 April 2018

Every day brings a new opportunity on a cruise and there's so much to discover on board. Take in spectacular performances, explore the treasures of new destinations, enjoy cultural displays and more – your entertainment options are endless!

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Unlimited-Luxury® Lies In Store At Secrets Resorts & Spas

12 February 2018

The allure of the Caribbean is impossible to resist, with its sugary-white beaches, lush landscapes, majestic peaks, culinary delights and charming locals. Turn your Caribbean holiday into the trip of a lifetime at Secrets Resorts & Spas; romantic retreats where you can enjoy Unlimited-Luxury®.

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Five alternative Christmas destinations for 2018

06 April 2018

Christmas time has a distinctly European feel to it. From the myriad of German markets to Father Christmas’ Lapland home in Finland, the annual celebration is very much rooted in the continent. However, there are places all over the world which get in the festive spirit at the end of December and do so in style. Here are five of the best.

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Explore Peru On A Family Trip With G Adventures

06 April 2018

Peru is perfect for your next family holiday, as it’s the kind of place which caters to culture lovers and intrepid explorers alike. Discover Peru with G Adventures, the small-group adventure travel company which specialises in providing life-changing outdoor tours!

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One&Only Royal Mirage – An Exquisite Retreat For Your Dubai Getaway

06 April 2018

You can live like royalty on your next Dubai getaway at the One&Only Royal Mirage. This property is the ultimate exquisite retreat where you can relax in lavish surroundings, sample tantalising cuisine and indulge your passions all while explore this glamorous Emirate!

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Find A True Sense Of Wellbeing In Cyprus

22 January 2018

Escape the stresses of modern life and find a true sense of wellbeing in Cyprus. Bathed in sunshine with a favourable climate, the ‘Island of Aphrodite’ is a magnet for wellness enthusiasts boasting the rejuvenating spas, calm beaches and healthy cuisine that’ll revitalise your soul.

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Drive Along South Africa’s Classic Garden Route

06 April 2018

You can get in a car and zoom your way up the winding road of the Garden Route, giving yourself the chance to view its amazing sites, from sprawling cities to vast safari parks, at your leisure. See the best of South Africa by taking a 13-day self-drive tour of the legendary Garden Route!

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Get Out And Explore Barbados With Your Family

15 January 2018

Barbados must be seen and experienced to be believed. In this sun-dappled destination set aside time in your itinerary to get out and explore the island from your hotel, opening up everything from prized beaches to adrenaline-inducing adventures for your family holiday!

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Let Etihad Whisk You Off To Abu Dhabi

11 April 2018

Explore the fascinating delights of Abu Dhabi for a whirlwind getaway. Fly to the Emirati capital with airline Etihad, allowing you to experience true luxury before landing in this cosmopolitan destination for your dream getaway.

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Ten American Cities To Visit In 2018

06 April 2018

Gleaming skyscrapers, sandy shores, spectacular national parks and cool night spots; the USA’s cities have all this and more, making them ideal destinations for your 2018 getaway. Here are ten American cities to visit in 2018.

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The Beginner’s Guide To Holidaying in Spain

06 April 2018

Spain is one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations, beloved by travellers for its warm climate, diverse landscapes, golden shores and unique cultural experiences. Get an idea of what’s in store in this fascinating country by reading our beginner’s guide to holidaying in Spain…

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Enjoy shared experiences and savings with Azamara Club Cruises®

06 April 2018

Immerse yourself within a range of exotic destinations with Azamara Club Cruises. The cruise line has launched two promotions that will allow you to share holiday experiences and savings with your loved ones in 2018, when sailing with Azamara.

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Discover unique adventures around the world

06 April 2018

So, what type of traveller are you? Whether you’re a globetrotter, an adventurer, a daydreamer or an animal lover, Travel Counsellors can help you find your dream getaway!

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Relax on the world's most stunning beaches

06 April 2018

If you want nothing more from your holiday than to relax and soak up the sun on a beautiful beach, travel long-haul to discover these idyllic destinations, which look like they’ve been plucked straight from a picture-postcard.

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Family Friendly Getaways Can Be Found Across Portugal

15 January 2018

Portugal is one of the most popular family holiday destinations in Europe and it’s easy to see why. Wherever you stay in this sun-kissed nation there’s fun for all the family, with everything from pristine beaches and idyllic gardens, to wacky architecture and theme parks waiting for you.   

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5 long haul experiences for animal lovers

06 April 2018

One of the best things about travelling long haul is the chance to discover a whole new world of wonderful wildlife and natural beauty! The sheer variety of animals, experiences and habitats across the globe is truly stunning, and your Travel Counsellor is on hand to tailor a unique trip to suit you!

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Experience the magic of Arabian nights with P&O Cruises

24 February 2018

Discover Middle Eastern delights with P&O Cruises on board the newly refurbished Oceana, and be whisked away to the shores of Salalah, Muscat, and Dubai. Embarking from Southampton, this 20-night cruise takes you on a journey through Cadiz, along the Suez passage from the Mediterranean and finally into the Red Sea.

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Whisk Your Family Off To Dubai For The Easter Holidays

24 February 2018

Treat your family to the holiday of a lifetime in Dubai this Easter! There’s something for everyone here from pristine beaches and serene spas, to colossal malls and luxurious hotels...

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Uncover the secrets of the ancient Mediterranean with Voyages to Antiquity

06 April 2018

Sail away with Voyages to Antiquity on board Aegean Odyssey and unearth the history, culture and wonders of the ancient world. With outstanding itineraries, this small sized ship can access harder to reach harbours, to uncover even more of the fascinating bygone times of their destinations.

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Discover Spain, Portugal and Morocco On-Board Scenic Eclipse

12 February 2018

You can explore the exotic wonders of the Iberian Peninsula and northern Africa, ranging from pristine beaches to Moorish architecture, on-board the Scenic Eclipse. Billed as the ‘World’s First Discovery Yacht,’ this elegant vessel is destined to set a new standard in luxury cruising.

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Life-changing Onshore Excursions For All The Family Await With P&O Cruises

12 February 2018

Embark on dream holiday with P&O Cruises, travelling on luxurious ships where you can enjoy a taste of the good life. P&O Cruises sail all around the world and offer an extensive programme of onshore activities, meaning you can make the most of your destination!

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Discover the Caribbean with British Airways

06 April 2018

For dazzling blue seas, glistening white sands and incredible vistas for miles, head to the Caribbean with British Airways and find your island paradise. No matter where you choose to travel, British Airway’s exceptional service ensures you'll enjoy the ultimate in comfort throughout your flight.

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Fantastic long haul eastern destinations for daydreamers

12 February 2018

If you want nothing more from your holiday than to relax and soak up some sun on immaculate white sands, and dip your toes into brilliant blue waters, travel long haul in 2018 and discover your own perfect slice of paradise.

Whether you’re looking to follow the sunshine to the idyllic Indian Ocean or you want to embrace the splendour of Southeast Asia, read on to discover four fabulous long-haul destinations to travel to this year.

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Celebrate Cherry Blossom season in Vancouver

06 April 2018

Vancouver is a vibrant and bustling metropolis in western Canada, known for its cultural diversity, incredible scenery and idyllic pace. One of the most beautiful times of year in Vancouver is in April when they host the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. It is the month where over 40,000 cherry trees, which line the city’s streets, spring into bloom, with visitors flocking to celebrate the clouds of light pink and white blossoms that dominate Vancouver’s neighbourhoods. The yearly renewal offers up a cultural calendar full of opportunities to capture their beauty, from inspiring events to incredible vantage points.

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7 things to do with the family in Cyprus

06 April 2018

Cyprus is a destination that can be rewarding for everyone. Whether it’s a beautiful and exciting fairy tale holiday you desire or an educational adventure, this Mediterranean island nation caters to visitors of all ages with over 10,000 years of history and civilisation!

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Three eastern destinations for adventurers in 2018

06 April 2018

Travel long haul in 2018 and you’ll be rewarded with some incredible adventures, with sights that you often can’t see closer to home. Delicate cherry blossom trees in Japan, the rolling hills of New Zealand’s Fiordland, ancient temples and historic masterpieces in India await you on your long-haul travels!

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Four western destinations for adventurers in 2018

06 April 2018

From the snow-capped mountains of Canada’s welcoming ski resorts to the colourful streets of Havana and the rugged peaks of the Andes, travel long-haul this year and you’ll be rewarded with some truly incredible sights.

If you haven’t flown long haul in a while or you’re simply looking for some inspiration for your next holiday, we’ve chosen four amazing adventures for your travels this year…

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Take a cultural city break to Valletta in 2018

06 April 2018

Famous for its Baroque architecture, world-class restaurants, and thriving art scene; Valletta is perfect for a city-break.

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Discover new horizons with Qatar Airways

06 April 2018

Offering unparalleled experiences, legendary hospitality and world-class service, Qatar Airways are renowned for their unrivalled luxury and contemporary cabin design.

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Discover unique adventures around the world

06 April 2018

So, what type of traveller are you? Whether you’re a globetrotter, an adventurer, a daydreamer or an animal lover, Travel Counsellors can help you find your dream getaway!

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Relax on the world's most stunning beaches

06 April 2018

If you want nothing more from your holiday than to relax and soak up the sun on a beautiful beach, travel long-haul to discover these idyllic destinations, which look like they’ve been plucked straight from a picture-postcard.

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Snapshot of Singapore as a Holiday Destination

11 April 2018

Singapore is a dream long haul destination. It boasts an intriguing blend of modern marvels, lush natural spaces and cultural attractions, making it like nowhere else on earth for intrepid travellers who want something different. Here’s our snapshot of Singapore as a holiday destination.

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Timeless Memories In Mauritius

16 February 2018

Mauritius is a fantasy holiday destination where you can bask in the sun, stroll along sugary-white beaches, hike up rugged mountains and snorkel among vibrant reefs. Make timeless memories in this fabulous destination by staying at one of Sun Resorts’ Mauritian hotels, where unforgettable moments await.

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Qatar Airways can whisk you off to the Far East

12 February 2018

The far-flung countries of the Far East feature in the fantasies of many travellers. Explore the ornate temples, delicious street food, submerged rice paddies and other exotic delights of this region by flying to the Far East from the UK with Qatar Airways, soaring through the skies in style.

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Welcome to the world’s most popular cruise line®

06 April 2018

Welcome to “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®.” If you’re thinking of cruising, there is a very good chance you’re considering a Carnival cruise. Hop aboard and feel right at home with a variety of luxurious rooms and incredible entertainment that will leave you amazed.

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Southern European Destinations To Visit In 2018

22 January 2018

Sun-kissed southern Europe is home to some of the world’s most fascinating destinations, where long golden beaches sit alongside ancient ruins and fascinating cultural attractions. Create the holiday of your dreams with our top three southern European destinations to visit in 2018…

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The Beginner’s Guide To Holidaying in Spain

22 January 2018

Spain is one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations, beloved by travellers for its warm climate, diverse landscapes, golden shores and unique cultural experiences. Get an idea of what’s in store in this fascinating country by reading our beginner’s guide to holidaying in Spain…

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One&Only Royal Mirage – An Exquisite Retreat For Your Dubai Getaway

22 January 2018

You can live like royalty on your next Dubai getaway at the One&Only Royal Mirage. This property is the ultimate exquisite retreat where you can relax in lavish surroundings, sample tantalising cuisine and indulge your passions all while explore this glamorous Emirate!

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Find A True Sense Of Wellbeing In Cyprus

22 January 2018

Escape the stresses of modern life and find a true sense of wellbeing in Cyprus. Bathed in sunshine with a favourable climate, the ‘Island of Aphrodite’ is a magnet for wellness enthusiasts boasting the rejuvenating spas, calm beaches and healthy cuisine that’ll revitalise your soul.

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Experience The Best Of Abu Dhabi At Saadiyat Island

12 February 2018

Explore the best of sun-soaked Abu Dhabi by staying on Saadiyat Island, a picturesque haven situated off the Emirati coast. This is a sun-kissed beach paradise, conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from some of Abu Dhabi’s best attractions so you can have the most memorable experiences! 

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Golfing And Leisure Pursuits Await In The Algarve

12 February 2018

The Algarve is a laid-back, sun-soaked paradise where you can escape from it all. Enjoy leisure pursuits while holidaying from museum tours to country drives. The region is a hot spot golfing enthusiasts, and you’ll find plenty of ways to pass the time.

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Unlimited-Luxury® Lies In Store At Secrets Resorts & Spas

12 February 2018

The allure of the Caribbean is impossible to resist, with its sugary-white beaches, lush landscapes, majestic peaks, culinary delights and charming locals. Turn your Caribbean holiday into the trip of a lifetime at Secrets Resorts & Spas; romantic retreats where you can enjoy Unlimited-Luxury®.

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Everything You Need To Know About Greece

12 February 2018

Greece has captivated travellers for centuries with its crumbling ruins, iconic dishes, golden shores, mythical sites, turquoise seas and dazzlingly-white architecture. Here’s everything you need to know about this intriguing country to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime in Greece!

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Seven fun museums for the whole family

06 April 2018

Europe is home to a vibrant variety of culture and some simply stunning architecture. From the Eiffel Tower in France to the Parthenon in Greece, the European continent is full of beautiful buildings and amazing places of worship. Here are 11 of the best.

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9 must-visit places of worship in Europe

06 April 2018

Europe is home to a vibrant variety of culture and some simply stunning architecture, with many of them places of worship. Here are nine of the best.

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Family fun in the Portuguese sun

06 April 2018

Situated in the southernmost region of continental Portugal, the Algarve is famed for its whitewashed fishing villages, golden beaches and breathtaking cliffs. But why not delve a little deeper to uncover a world off the beaten track, brimming with culture, exhilarating activities for the kids and Algarvian charm.

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Malta: the perfect family-friendly holiday destination

06 April 2018

If you're looking for the perfect sun-kissed family holiday destination with activities for all ages to enjoy, the Maltese Islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino will tick every box.

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Northern European Destinations To Visit In 2018

15 January 2018

Fly to northern Europe and craft the holiday itinerary of your dreams, with everything from dramatic fjords and imposing glaciers, to charming cities and majestic historical monuments waiting for you to discover. Here are our top three northern European destinations to visit in 2018…

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Family Friendly Getaways Can Be Found Across Portugal

15 January 2018

Portugal is one of the most popular family holiday destinations in Europe and it’s easy to see why. Wherever you stay in this sun-kissed nation there’s fun for all the family, with everything from pristine beaches and idyllic gardens, to wacky architecture and theme parks waiting for you.   

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Let Etihad Whisk You Off To Abu Dhabi

11 April 2018

Explore the fascinating delights of Abu Dhabi for a whirlwind getaway. Fly to the Emirati capital with airline Etihad, allowing you to experience true luxury before landing in this cosmopolitan destination for your dream getaway.

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Get Out And Explore Barbados With Your Family

15 January 2018

Barbados must be seen and experienced to be believed. In this sun-dappled destination set aside time in your itinerary to get out and explore the island from your hotel, opening up everything from prized beaches to adrenaline-inducing adventures for your family holiday!

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Exciting Experiences In Canada

08 January 2018

Travel to Canada and expect rugged peaks, snowy landscapes, proud maple stands and chic coffee joints. There’s so much more to Canada, and you can uncover all the lesser known delights this popular destination has to offer by signing up to one of these signature Canadian experiences…

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Western European Destinations To Visit In 2018

08 January 2018

Western Europe offers an array of cultural delights, culinary experiences, historical landmarks and natural sites for you to explore. Here are our top three Western European destinations to visit in 2018…

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Enjoy Spanish Family Getaways At Gran Melia Hotels

29 August 2018

Treat your kids to sun, sea and sand over the summer holidays. Find the family getaway of a lifetime by staying at one of the luxurious Gran Melia hotels dotted across the landscapes and islands of Spain, a destination renowned for its beaches, culture and fun activities!

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Escape To Jersey For A Memorable Winter Excursion

08 January 2018

Travel to Jersey and find #theislandbreak of your dreams over the cold season. From bracing walking trails and atmospheric weather phenomena, to cosy eateries and dramatic landscapes, this nearby island has everything you need for the quintessential winter getaway.

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Six Continents, Six Water Sports Destinations To Visit In 2018

02 January 2018

Shoot, glide or float across the waves; there’s nothing like a water sports holiday that everyone will enjoy!  Here are six destinations, one for each continent, that you might want to think about visiting as a water sports enthusiast in 2018…

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Experience The Height Of Luxury In The Barceló Bávaro Palace’s Club Premium

02 January 2018

Jet off to the five-star Barceló Bávaro Palace in sun-kissed Punta Cana for the getaway of your dreams. You can experience the height of luxury while staying at this opulent hotel with Club Premium, a service which adds those unique touches that’ll make your holiday extra special…

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Relax Renew And Revive Yourself In Serene Dubai

02 January 2018

Dubai is the ideal destination for a relaxing getaway. This sun-dappled, serene Emirate is an oasis where you can visit rejuvenating spas, embark on fabulous shopping excursions and enjoy world-class dining experiences with exquisite cuisine!

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Escape To Abu Dhabi For A Family Getaway

02 January 2018

Fly off to Abu Dhabi and enjoy a standout getaway with your family. You’ll be greeted by pleasant temperatures, gorgeous sandy beaches, a range of exciting attractions and captivating cultural sites, allowing you to experience the kind of holiday which makes the family photo album!

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Seven Things For Families To See And Do In Dubai

02 January 2018

Choose Dubai for your family holiday and find plenty of fantastic attractions from beaches to malls and theme parks that your kids will love. Here’s seven things for families to see and do in Dubai…

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Indulge Your Inner Foodie At The Parklane in Cyprus

02 January 2018

Treat yourself to a VIP getaway experience by staying at Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Limassol, Cyprus. This new hotel will prove particularly attractive to foodies, delivering the following culinary delights as you enjoy a dream getaway in sun-kissed Cyprus…

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Where To Visit On Your February Holidays In 2018

02 January 2018

Whether you’re looking for a romantic Valentine’s break, a fun-filled family half term holiday or to celebrate cultural events around the world, February is a fantastic time for a fabulous getaway. Helping you decide where to go, here are some our top February travel destinations for 2018.

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Rejuvenate Your Mind Body And Soul With Oceania Cruises

02 January 2018

Sail to exotic destinations around the world on the trip of a lifetime with Oceania Cruises. To enhance your cruise experience, Oceania has just introduced a new wellness programme which will allow you to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul as you enjoy pure luxury on your voyage.

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The Natural Wonders Of Sun-Kissed Abu Dhabi Await

02 January 2018

Abu Dhabi is a modern marvel with bustling malls, gleaming skyscrapers, grand mosques and dramatic suspension bridges. Abu Dhabi is also a region with many glorious natural sites just waiting for you to explore, from long golden beaches to idyllic parks and lush oases.

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12 Months, 12 Off-Season Destinations To Visit In 2018

02 January 2018

If you travel to your destination of choice during its off-season, you can explore it at your leisure and create your ideal holiday. Here are 12 top off-season destinations – one for each month in 2018!

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Nine Things To Do In Marvellous Miami

02 January 2018

A kaleidoscope of diversity, culture and fun, sun-kissed Miami is a top year-round holiday destination. Here are our top nine things to do in the Magic City for all the family…

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Discover Myanmar’s Hidden Gems With An 11-Night Belmond Cruise

02 January 2018

Far-flung Myanmar is an intriguing destination with ornate temples, picturesque landscapes, charming villages and frenetic city streets. Discover the hidden gems of this beguiling South-East Asian nation by taking an 11-night cruise along the Irrawaddy River with Belmond.

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Best Beach Break Destinations in Africa

02 January 2018

Africa is a region of diverse culture and fascinating scenery. It’s also home to fantastic coastal areas and, thanks to its relative proximity to the equator, a great place to head for some winter sun. Here are five of the best beach break destinations that Africa has to offer.

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Beautiful Lake Destinations For Your Next Getaway

02 January 2018

Stunning landscapes and tranquil shorelines make for the awe-inspiring scenery of so many of the world’s lakes. Whether you’re looking to relax in peace and quiet, or dive straight into some watersports, lakes make a fantastic alternative to the traditional beach holiday. Here are some of the globe’s most beautiful lakes for a waters-edge getaway with a difference.

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Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime On The Carnival Horizon!

02 January 2018

If you’re in the mood for fun then sign up for an adventure on the new Carnival Horizon, a cruise ship with something for all the family that’ll give you an amazing holiday!

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Sail The World On MSC’s New Generation Of Cruise Ships

02 January 2018

MSC Cruises will introduce two ships from their next generation of ‘Seaside-class vessels’ in 2018. Embark on a journey with the MSC Seaside or MSC Seaview ships and explore some of the most intriguing destinations on earth while enjoying a luxurious cruising experience.

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Couples And Wellness Holidays Await In Saint Lucia

07 December 2017

Fly to Caribbean paradise St. Lucia and let all your cares wash away with Sunswept Resorts. Whisk your partner off for a romantic break at their Rendezvous resort, where you can discover precious stolen moments together or embrace both physical and mental rejuvenation at The BodyHoliday.

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12 Months 12 Sunny Destinations To Visit In 2018

07 December 2017

The sun is always shining somewhere, so you’ll never have trouble finding a destination to visit if you’re looking for some sun. Here we reveal one top sunny destination for each month in 2018…

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Tour Four Exotic Chinese Cities Heading North To South

07 December 2017

China boasts numerous cultural, historical, culinary and natural attractions for you to explore. Open the door to the Far East with this tour of four Chinese cities running north to south, introducing you to this contradiction of a country that’s somehow both timelessly ancient and effortlessly modern.

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Enjoy A Whirlwind Family Spanish Break With Melia Hotels

07 December 2017

Spain is the ideal family destination, with sun sea and sand right at your fingertips. Enjoy everything this fun-filled Latin location has to offer by spending your holiday at one of these Melia hotels…

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Find Family Thrills Down Under In Queensland

24 November 2017

Whisk your family off for fun, sun and sea adventures in Queensland. This unique place offers a myriad of unforgettable sights, thrilling activities and some of the world’s most spectacular natural beauty.

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Travel Across Europe In Style On The Celebrity Edge

21 November 2017

Europe has fascinated travellers for generations, as it’s home to everything from intriguing historical sites and bustling cities to golden beaches and scenic natural attractions. See Europe through new eyes on soon-to-launch Celebrity Edge, a state-of-the-art ship which will change the way we cruise!

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Seven #VeryVancouver Attractions To Tick Off Your Bucket List

24 November 2017

Travel to Vancouver and you’ll find a new experience around every corner, as it’s one of North America’s most diverse melting pots. Helping you make the most of this fast-paced city where you’re perched on the edge of nature, here are seven #VeryVancouver attractions to tick off your bucket list. 

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Five Destinations For Sun Family Holidays

24 November 2017

Sunnier climes are only ever just a few hours away! Get inspired by our list of five destinations for some early year winter sun in late 2018!

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Take In The Captivating Cultural Offerings Of Abu Dhabi

24 November 2017

Abu Dhabi boasts a rich culture, with a blend of historic sites, artistic marvels, culinary delights and traditional Middle Eastern wonders. Take in the captivating cultural offerings of this global city on a trip to Abu Dhabi, by including the following attractions and activities on your itinerary. 

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Experience The Best Of British Columbia With A 12 Night Itinerary

24 November 2017

British Columbia is a fantasy destination for any intrepid traveller, boasting rugged mountain ranges, scenic Pacific coastlines, thrilling outdoor activities and intriguing cultural attractions. See what this picturesque region really has to offer by taking a 12-night tour through British Columbia.

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Enjoy Luxury Accommodation On Your Ski Independence Holiday

24 November 2017

Embrace winter and take a ski break. Zoom down snowy slopes, skate across iced-over lakes, visit elegant boutiques, relax by log fires and more. Arrange your trip with Ski Independence and you’ll have experts on hand to create your ideal ski getaway with luxury accommodation! 

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Uncovered Gems: Europe’s Best Underrated Cities For Intrepid Travellers

22 November 2017

Head off the beaten path on your next holiday and discover an array of one-of-a-kind attractions. Create a unique itinerary by travelling to one of these underrated European cities…

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ABC: Three Top Caribbean Islands To Visit On Holiday

22 November 2017

For sun, sea, sand and sensational sights head to the Caribbean. No two Caribbean islands are the same, with each offering unique experiences. To help you choose, here we present Aruba, Barbados and Cuba – three top trending Caribbean island destinations.

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Seven Spectacular Christmas Markets To Visit In 2017

22 November 2017

The festive season is fast approaching, so make the most of it by visiting a Christmas market on your next holiday. Whether you’re looking for lit-up Christmas displays, winter activities like ice skating or seasonal treats such as glühwein, you’re sure to find all the ingredients needed for a fabulous festive break. Here are seven spectacular Christmas markets you could visit in 2017.

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Seven Top Holiday Destinations For Early 2018

22 November 2017

The start of a new year brings fresh opportunities for you to get out and see the world, creating amazing holiday memories with your loved ones. Get a jump start on planning your next whirlwind holiday as we unveil our seven top picks of the best destinations to visit in early 2018.

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Relax in The Glorious Dubai Sunshine This Winter

22 November 2017

Leave your cares behind and head off to Dubai this winter. Home to various delights including beautiful beaches, soothing retreats, exciting activities, luxury shopping facilities and more, this cutting-edge city is ideal for winter sun enthusiasts.

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Explore Europe On A Family Holiday With Princess Cruises

22 November 2017

With everything from centuries-old castles and pretty churches to thrilling amusement parks, lively shopping districts and iconic landmarks, Europe is a dream destination the whole family can enjoy. Take advantage of Princess Cruises’ ‘Fly Europe’ programme and explore this fascinating continent.

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Top Family Adventure Destinations To Visit In 2018

22 November 2017

Give your kids the gift of an unforgettable, action-packed getaway by arranging an epic adventure holiday the whole family can enjoy. We’ve got a few suggestions…

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Explore Chile On The Trip Of A Lifetime

22 November 2017

From snow-capped peaks to arid deserts, Chile is a land of incredible diversity. Visit this intriguing place, a solid favourite among travel enthusiasts, and prepare for the trip of a lifetime.

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Five-Night Tour of California's Golden Coast

30 October 2017

From a sunset stroll down Santa Monica Pier to dancing the night away to soulful jazz in San Francisco, explore the Golden Coast with this fabulous five day road trip! Take in the sights of Tinsel town, feel the magic at Disneyland and splash in the surf at some of California's most beautiful beaches on this excursion of a lifetime...

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Take Your Family On An Eco-Friendly Getaway With G Adventures

30 October 2017

Give your kids a taste of the great outdoors on the trip of a lifetime with G Adventures. Enjoy amazing experiences such as island hopping across the Galapagos and seeing the Big Five on safari in Tanzania with one of the leading providers of sustainable travel.

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Cultural Delights Await in Glittering Abu Dhabi

30 October 2017

Abu Dhabi has a rich cultural heritage for you to explore. Travel to the UAE’s capital and find fascinating museums, breathtaking art, magnificent architecture and intriguing archaeological sites. Join us as we unveil the cultural delights which await you in glittering Abu Dhabi.

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Gastronomic Revelations Await in Malta – A Foodie’s Paradise

30 October 2017

Any foodie worth their salt should include Malta on their bucket list. Prepare yourself for divine gastronomic revelations when visiting this scenic island-nation, which is renowned for its elegant waterfront dining, delicious Mediterranean-style dishes, flavoursome wine and more…

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Seven Things To Do When Holidaying In Jamaica

30 October 2017

For a standout Caribbean holiday look no further than Jamaica, where everything from reef-lined beaches and rugged mountain ranges to colonial architecture and vibrant cultural experiences await. To help you plan your perfect itinerary, here are seven things to do when holidaying in Jamaica.

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Introducing You To Parklane, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa In Cyprus

30 October 2017

Expect five-star treatment at Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Limassol, Cyprus. Experience elegant rooms, tantalising cuisine and premium facilities when it opens in March 2018.

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Hop On A Non-Stop Flight With Your Family To Australia With Qantas

30 October 2017

Give your kids the whirlwind long-haul adventure of a lifetime by letting Qantas whisk you away to the other side of the world. Next year the company is planning to launch a non-stop flight from London to Perth, a city which serves as your gateway to the thrilling destination of Australia!

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Chasing The Northern Lights – Three Locations To Try

23 October 2017

A trip to see the iconic Northern Lights – which illuminate select skies across the world – is something which features on the bucket list of most intrepid travellers. Tick this item off with our help, as we unveil three places to go if you’re looking to spot this elusive phenomenon.

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Chasing The Northern Lights – Three Locations To Try

23 October 2017

A trip to see the iconic Northern Lights – which illuminate select skies across the world – is something which features on the bucket list of most intrepid travellers. Tick this item off with our help, as we unveil three places to go if you’re looking to spot this elusive phenomenon.

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Enjoy Pure Luxury at Conrad and Waldorf Astoria Hotels

23 October 2017

Arrange a holiday including a Hilton Group property and enjoy pure luxury. Within their portfolio you’ll find premium hotel providers like Conrad and Waldorf Astoria, we produce fabulous luxury getaways.

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Captivate The Senses By Sampling The Culinary Delights of Dubai

23 October 2017

Satisfy your hunger with a trip to multicultural Dubai. A glitzy cosmopolitan city, Dubai is a major destination for any foodie, with culinary attractions that will make your mouth water…

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Seven Spooky Spots To Visit For An Awesome Family Halloween

23 October 2017

Get your kids’ pulses racing by planning a scary Halloween trip. Here are seven of the spookiest spots to visit for an awesome family Halloween that’s sure to give you the fright of your lives

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Travel Back In Time By Visiting Malta’s Fascinating Archaeological Sites

11 April 2018

Journey to the islands of Malta and you can travel back in time. There are a variety of fascinating historical sites dotted across these Mediterranean landscapes, giving you a unique holiday itinerary.

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Traveller’s Fact File: A Cruising Guide For Beginners

23 October 2017

If you decide to embark on a cruise, instead of staying in a hotel on your next holiday, you could enjoy the voyage of a lifetime. Showing you what’s in store, here’s our cruising guide for beginners.

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Discover Tenerife’s Glorious Rural and Natural Heritage

23 October 2017

Tenerife is a land where rural and natural attractions lie around every corner. From picturesque villages and quaint local restaurants to rugged mountains and dramatic volcanic formations, there’s so much for you to discover in Tenerife.

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Chasing The Northern Lights – Three Locations To Try

23 October 2017

A trip to see the iconic Northern Lights – which illuminate select skies across the world – is something which features on the bucket list of most intrepid travellers. Tick this item off with our help, as we unveil three places to go if you’re looking to spot this elusive phenomenon.

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Snow Vs. Sun – Deciding Where To Holiday In Winter 2017/2018

18 October 2017

Holiday in the north and enjoy a snow-covered wonderland, or journey south of the equator and bask in the sunshine – it’s all up to you. To help you decide what kind of holiday you’re looking for this winter, we shed light on some of the world’s hottest snowy and sunny destinations right now.

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Culinary Adventures Await In Foodie Heaven Vancouver

18 October 2017

Tantalise your taste buds with a trip to Vancouver. This coastal melting pot is a veritable foodie heaven where variety is the spice of life, providing you with a range of culinary adventures.

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Singapore For Families: Top Places To Take Your Kids

27 March 2018

Singapore is an ideal destination for families. There’s so much to see and do, so we’re going to help you craft an action-packed child-friendly itinerary for your next holiday by revealing the top places to take your kids in Singapore.

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Seven Canal Cities To Visit On Your Next Getaway

18 October 2017

Travel to one of the world’s picturesque canal cities, and you’re in for a magical experience. These destinations feature idyllic waterways, charming cafes, iconic landmarks and lush greenery. Helping you craft your upcoming holiday itinerary, we reveal seven canal cities to visit on your next getaway. 

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Whistle-Stop Tour: Three Nights in Vancouver

18 September 2017

 Explore the highlights by joining us on a three-night whistle-stop tour of Vancouver.

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Top 8 Winter Destinations in the World

14 August 2017

Whether you are looking to follow the sunshine, or if you want to embrace the winter wonderlands of Europe, why wait to get your holiday fix?

Read our list of favourite winter destination here at Travel Counsellors, guaranteed to help you make the most of the winter season.

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Insider Guide to Nassau and Paradise Island: Top 5 Unmissable Bahamas Experiences

07 September 2017

The unique convergence of historical intrigue, spectacular beaches and designer shopping ensure Nassau and Paradise Island are a discerning choice when looking for a twin-centre holiday in the Caribbean combining alluring tropical environments with cultural gems and chic urban streets and minimal travel involved.

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Top Six City Walking Tours in the World

07 September 2017

Spend only a few hours on any of our favourite walking tours listed below, and you will likely learn more about the cultural and historical tapestry of your chosen city than many days of exploration could uncover, with all the tours mentioned offering much more than simply a well-worn list of facts, moreover, they are an immersion into the hidden treasures each city occupies.

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Family Adventures with Intrepid Travel

07 September 2017

Intrepid Travel can turn the familiar and forgettable into the unique and unforgettable, with virtual experiences replaced by real life moments, including child-friendly hotels with dedicated swimming pools interspersed with once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as a thrilling tuk-tuk ride through Far East metropolises, or sailing down some of the most iconic rivers in the world.

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Top 5 Best Locations when Travelling around South Africa with Kids

31 August 2017

The pinnacle of cultural and natural experience can be found when venturing around South Africa on a staycation for a family holiday adventure. There are so many gems sitting on our doorstep just waiting to be discovered from inviting cosmopolitan cities, majestic landscapes, beautiful beaches and activity rich locations.

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Seychelles Destination Guide

17 August 2017

The Republic of Seychelles comprises a group of 115 islands scattered like jewels across a stretch of the Indian Ocean east of Kenya. The seductive charm of the islands lures all comers with its unimaginably pure turquoise waters and immaculate coral reefs backed by verdant rainforests conjuring images of utopian island paradises only dreamed of in faraway novels.

Discover more about this exotic wonderland with our destination guide showcasing the highlights of the islands and little-known hints and tips to ensure you make the most of your dream Seychelles getaway.

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European Late Summer Festivals

14 August 2017

As the European summer ends and the nights become ever shorter, many may believe that they have missed the music, food and wine events, although there are still plenty of late summer festivals making for a great holiday break as you take in some of Europe’s finest festivities helping close summer season in sizzling style.

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Bahamas Destination Guide

29 November 2017

Picture The Islands Of The Bahamas. Are you standing on dazzling pink sands, staring out at the endless turquoise beyond? Looking up at an exquisite, pastel pink 19th century colonial building? Surrounded by colourful fish, dolphins, and adorable swimming pigs as you float through the crystal-clear waters… Wherever your mind wanders, take a look at our Bahamas Destination Guide!

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Top 8 Winter Destinations in the World

14 August 2017

Whether you are looking to follow the sunshine, or if you want to embrace the winter wonderlands of Europe, why wait to get your holiday fix?

Read our list of favourite winter destination here at Travel Counsellors, guaranteed to help you make the most of the winter season.

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Insider Guide to Raz Al Khaimah: Our Top 5 Locations

31 August 2017

The United Arab Emirates' most northern emirate is a treasure trove of cultural sites and sublime beaches, featured within a seafaring way of life steeped in pastimes of literature, camel racing, falconry, art, and pearl farming still part of a communal way of life operating within a striking desert, mangrove, and mountain based landscape exuding tranquillity.

Wherever you choose to stay at Raz Al Khaimah, we have selected our five must-see locations when visiting this enchanted destination adorning the sparkling Persian Gulf.

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Top 6 Autumn Destinations to Visit in the World

31 August 2017

The transition of summer to winter sees autumn as a favoured time of year for many travellers, where the weather is cooler and the deciduous trees shed their leaves to form forest and mountainside landscapes emblazoned with blended hues of red, yellow, orange and brown shrubbery, turning many travel destinations into dramatic autumnal scenes.

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Top 5 destinations for Foodies

26 July 2016

With so many destinations and a world of exciting flavours to tempt your taste buds, it’s difficult to decide just where to start.

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Top 5 Best Locations when Travelling around South Africa with Kids

31 August 2017

The pinnacle of cultural and natural experience can be found when venturing around South Africa on a staycation for a family holiday adventure. There are so many gems sitting on our doorstep just waiting to be discovered from inviting cosmopolitan cities, majestic landscapes, beautiful beaches and activity rich locations.

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The Best Greek Islands for Families

19 July 2017

When looking for the perfect family getaway in the sun with suitable activities for all involved, then travelling to one of Greece’s spectacular islands is often a good start. Short flight times and turquoise hued waters backed by some of the world’s finest beaches are the primed ingredients for a memorable family getaway within a nation that prides itself on looking after its visitors both young and old.     

We’ve selected some of the best Greek island destinations to book for an unforgettable family Greek getaway.

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Top 10 Waterparks Across the Globe

19 July 2017

There are fewer more carefree summer holiday pastimes than careering down a multi-story slide at a water park and waiting in fevered anticipation for the exuberant splash in the pool.

With so many destinations and waterparks to choose from when booking modern day travel, we have narrowed down the list to the creme de la creme of aquatic based adventure across the globe.

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Top 5 Must Visit Locations in Northern France

19 July 2017

We have picked out our favourite spots to visit along the northern coastline that will ensure any holiday to northern France comprises the north are filled with cultural enrichment and intriguing discovery.

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Dubai Delights for all the Family

18 July 2017

A shimmering beacon of modern day wealth and unending ambition, Dubai also represents an all-encompassing holiday adventure for families seeking a destination that quite literally has it all. Kids and teens of all ages and interests can enjoy a host of activities, ranging from such contrasting experiences as a once in a lifetime opportunity to sleep under The Arabian Desert's stars, to getting your skates on and gliding along the frozen expanse of Dubai's Ice Rink.

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Top 7 Museums and Art Galleries in the World

27 July 2017

Visiting some of the world's most iconic cities on holiday naturally leads to deciding what to do once you get there.

City tours and notable landmarks will always be high on the bucket list, although taking a few hours downtime to explore some of the finest museums and art galleries in the world can provide an enthralling insight into the history and cultural tapestry of your chosen destination.

Listed below are our choices for discerning museum and art gallery visits allowing you to gaze upon some of the most renowned ancient sculptures and artistic visions the world has ever seen.

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Spotlight on: Sweden

27 July 2017

Visiting Sweden means ticking off many 'firsts'. The world's first ice hotel, a reside in a red cottage, riding a snowmobile, and seeing the awe-inspiring natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights can all be experienced from a diverse destination merging cosmopolitan delights with stripped back natural landscapes.

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Discover the Best Food Regions in Italy

27 July 2017

Despite the well-worn stereotype of Italy as a land consisting mostly of pizza and red-sauce based specials such as lasagne and spaghetti bolognaise dishes, it is often claimed that there is no such thing as definitive Italian cuisine, such is the culinary diversity spanning its twenty regions.

Harbouring distinct characteristics and terrain, from the alpine enthused north to the sun-drenched southern reaches of Sicily, visiting each town and village in the country will see signature dishes and popular national staples cooked in vastly different ways, ensuring a visit to Italy is as much a culinary journey through the ages as it is to observe its iconic architecture and historical treasures.

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The Best Destinations for Fly and Flop Holidays with Kids

19 July 2017

When you’re deciding on a destination for your next family holiday, long-haul European stops are likely to be high on the agenda, particularly if your last getaway was a local trip.

There are numerous benefits to fly and flop destinations when you’re travelling with kids, namely that their id endless fun once your kids reach their destination, which will be full of dedicated facilities to keep them both safe and entertained.

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Helpful tips for a stress-free flight with children

19 July 2017

Read our list of helpful tips to ensure your family holiday is stress free from the departure lounge to the arrivals hall.

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Discover UNESCO destinations around the world

18 July 2017

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site which has been nominated as an educational, scientific or culturally inspired area deemed so outstanding that it is deemed worthy enough to preserve for the future heritage of humankind.

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Canada Destination Guide

27 July 2017

Wherever your mind wanders to when you picture Canada, welcome to our mini destination guide. From the rugged peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the vibrant cities, the jaw-droppingly beautiful turquoise lakes to the 46 national parks and national park reserves, there are so many places to explore in Canada.

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Feel the Vibe in Jamaica

18 July 2017

Take a journey to a place where unforgettable memories are made. Where you’ll connect with the people and feel welcomed and at home. Where it’s small enough to explore but big enough to tick the boxes on your travel to-do list. In Jamaica, you’ll discover unexpected treasures, remarkable experiences and a culture that will keep you coming back. Marvel at interesting art, sample delicious cuisine, feel the music and dance with the people of Jamaica; there’s a Jamaican vibe for everyone.

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Insider Guide to Tenerife: Our five favourite experiences

19 July 2017

With some of the best natural beaches to be found in the Mediterranean, the island is widely regarded as the pinnacle of family-friendly short-haul getaways, seeing attractive coastal space aligned with world class water parts, luscious garden and park areas, historic sights, and an unending list of outdoor excursions and attractions for an action-packed holiday to remember.

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The best places to visit in October

19 July 2017

There are many reasons why October is regarded as one of the better months for travel in many corners of the globe. Gone are the summer months and its associated peak season price tags and larger crowds, while the plummeting temperatures and attraction closures in the winter months are still at arm’s length.

The all too fleeting transition from summer to autumn is captured across destinations still retaining pleasant climates, evolving foliage colours, and festivals celebrating harvest season amid the final swansong of summer before the dark winter night’s firmly set in.

We’ve picked out some of our favourite October getaways where you can be sure to get the best out of your travel plans.      

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7 Quirky places to eat around the globe

19 July 2017

Travelling across the world presents an opportunity to explore differing cuisines and exotic dishes within unique dining settings which set about to visually enthral us as well as tantalising our taste buds. At Travel Counsellors, we have put together a list of some of the quirkiest and striking culinary locations from which to divulge the senses and create memories lasting a lifetime.

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9 West Coast USA Adventures

15 June 2017

Planning a family-friendly multi-centre holiday this year? Featuring everything from the thrills of Disneyland California to the serenity and natural beauty of national parks such as Yellowstone and Yosemite, West Coast USA is the perfect place to combine several travel experiences, and with the added bonus of easy and pleasurable travel between destinations.

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7 Greek Islands for Family Holidays

15 June 2017

The Greek islands are the perfect place for all-round family fun in the sun, and with a wide variety of sightseeing opportunities, activities and attractions there really is something for everyone.

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10 Family-friendly Beaches in Europe

15 June 2017

With so many amazing locations within easy reach, we really are spoilt for choice when it comes to European beach holidays. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to relax while the kids play safely alongside you in the sand, or action-filled aquatic adventures are what you desire, we’ve put together a list of our 10 favourite beach holiday destinations for families with children of all ages.

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A long weekend in Barcelona with children

19 July 2017

Have you always wanted to visit Barcelona but have held off because you are worried about your children not being entertained? In fact, children are very much a part of this fantastic city’s way of life, which seamlessly combines traditional and modern Spanish culture.

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Vancouver: Spectacular by nature!

12 May 2017

It's a buzzing city with museums, shops, and parks galore, and Vancouver has plenty to delight families looking for fun.

From adventures in the heart of the city to exploring wild nature on the edge of town, read on to find out some of the amazing activities this beautiful Canadian city has to offer!

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5 things to see and do in Croatia

12 May 2017

If you’ve yet to visit Croatia, expect exquisite architecture dating back centuries, picture-perfect beaches perched against the twinkling Adriatic, and sprawling forest areas made for hiking and exploring.

Read on to discover five things to start your adventures through Croatia…

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5 destinations to visit in June

12 May 2017

Hoping to get away before the European summer gets into full swing? The month of June offers sunny weather and spectacular scenery, often without the crowds that appear at the height of the summer season.

From Europe to North America, read on to discover five destinations to escape to this June…

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5 adventures for explorers seeking the finer things in life!

12 May 2017

Intrepid adventures and the finer things in life might not go hand in hand but you don’t have to forego sumptuous sheets and gourmet cuisine to be an explorer these days! 

Read on to discover far-flung destinations where you’ll find more than a little luxury…

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8 European cities with beaches

20 April 2017

City break or beach break? With these European cities you can have both! See a museum in the morning and then head to the beach in the afternoon...

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31 things to do in California

20 April 2017

Wondering what there is to do in California? If there’s enough to keep you occupied whilst you’re there? We’ve collated a month’s worth of ideas to help you plan where to go and what to see!

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5 places to explore in North America

20 April 2017

North America covers a huge area and there are so many incredible destinations and diverse landscapes to explore, from deserts to beaches, mountains to national parks.

Read on to discover five favourite destinations to inspire your journeys through Canada, Mexico and the USA...

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11 things to see, do and eat in the Bahamas

20 April 2017

Wondering what there is to see and do in The Bahamas and Nassau Paradise Island? With an interesting colonial history, beautiful beaches and stunning areas of natural beauty, there’s something for everyone.

Read on to discover 11 things we think you should add to your travel wish list!

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3 hidden gems to explore in Jamaica

20 April 2017

Wondering what to do while you’re in Jamaica? Read on to discover three unforgettable experiences our Travel Counsellors recommend!

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Exploring the great outdoors in Malta

20 April 2017

Malta is a small island with plenty to occupy lovers of the great outdoors! From cycling trails to hikes to climbing, discover a few outdoor activities to add to your Malta travel list...

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First-timer’s guide to New Zealand: 5 things to see and do

20 April 2017

First-time visitor to this jaw-droppingly beautiful country? Here, we’ve chosen five things we think you should see and do on your first trip to New Zealand. They’re perfect as a starting point for your journey to this spectacular spot on earth…

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5 beautiful hideaways to escape to

28 March 2017

In need of a little peace and quiet? Here, we've chosen 5 hideaways to escape to. Perfect for recharging your batteries!

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Exploring the world by cruise ship: 4 luxury voyages

28 March 2017

With exquisite décor, impeccable service, gourmet cuisine and luxurious touches (helicopters and fridges filled with your favourite tipple!), cruising holidays offer an extraordinary way to see the world.

 

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5 adventures for explorers seeking the finer things in life!

28 March 2017

Intrepid adventures and the finer things in life might not go hand in hand but you don’t have to forego sumptuous sheets and gourmet cuisine to be an explorer these days! 

Read on to discover far-flung destinations where you’ll find more than a little luxury…

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7 places to see stunning sunrises and sunsets

28 March 2017

Are you looking to experience a breath-taking and unforgettable sunrise or sunset? There's nothing quite like watching the beautiful colours appear or fade away beyond the distant horizon. Grab your camera and capture this incredible moment at one of these seven top places around the world to see a stunning sunrise or sunset. 

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6 breathtaking presidential villas, suites and penthouses

20 March 2017

From palatial suites to incredible villas with everything you could dream of, there’s nothing quite like staying in luxury.

Read on to indulge in 6 breathtaking presidential villas, suites and penthouses around the world…

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7 luxury escapes in the great outdoors

20 March 2017

Wondering whether you can escape to the wilderness and still enjoy the finer things in life? Well, we think it’s very much possible!

Read on to discover seven incredible destinations that mean you can escape to the great outdoors without leaving luxury behind…

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Adventures for wildlife-lovers

20 March 2017

One of the very best things about travelling with your family is discovering a whole new world for each of you. And, what better type of holiday than one full of new wildlife and natural beauty? You can explore both fascinating destinations and the incredible animals who live there!

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Top 5 Destinations to stay in South East Asia

20 March 2017

South East Asia is the perfect destination for those looking for to immerse themselves in culture, enjoy unique cuisine or even just indulge at an idyllic beachfront retreat. Discover five destinations that offer some of the best that South East Asia has to offer.

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Dazzling colours in the great outdoors

09 March 2017

For your next trip, embrace nature and experience the great outdoors in full colour. From sweeping lavender fields in Provence to bright red leaves in New England - head outside and wander through these spectacular landscapes.

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5 luxury destinations that make the most of your holiday fund

09 March 2017

This year, if you’re dreaming of a luxury paradise but aren’t sure if your holiday budget will stretch that far, read on to discover five destinations we think you might enjoy...

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Five-star luxury in Capri? Expect views of the Bay of Naples, a kitchen garden, and an infinity pool

09 March 2017

A clifftop location, 300 metres above the deep blue sea. A sweeping view across the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. And terraces nestled into the cliff, one complete with that breathtaking double level infinity pool...

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Unforgettable luxury at Six Senses: Incredible destinations, world-class spas and showstopping arrivals

09 March 2017

Nestled in areas of stunning natural beauty, and with a commitment to the environments they occupy, Six Senses resorts, hotels and spas focus on connecting you with the incredible surroundings you’re staying in and revitalising your body and mind.

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7 luxury resorts you can’t reach by road (cue seaplanes and private yachts!)

06 March 2017

Sometimes, the most luxurious spots can’t simply be reached by travelling across land alone. You may have boarded a plane to get to those far-flung shores but a car transfer won’t get you to these places…

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10 luxury spa and wellness retreats

06 March 2017

Tired? Stressed? Overworked? Soothe away the stresses of everyday life with one of these incredible spa and wellness retreats.

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Insider Guide to Italy: 5 must-try dishes!

09 March 2017

There’s no end to the wonderful stories about the delights of Italian food - but when you’re visiting Italy for the first time, where do you start?

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Bali: Volcanoes, rice fields, and glorious beaches

27 February 2017

Bali is a tropical paradise with an intriguing culture and plenty to explore. Travelling around this island, you’ll come across a landscape which features brilliant green rice fields, palm-fringed beaches and volcanoes forming the island’s peaks.

Read on to find out six things to see and do on holiday in Bali…

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8 of the most amazing views in the world

27 February 2017

Looking for a spectacular view to photograph? Here are 8 sky-high destinations to get those incredible shots.

Perfect travel inspiration for your wanderlust!

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5 stunning beaches in the USA

27 February 2017

The United States of America is a huge country, with almost every landscape imaginable nestled there.

With everything from the palm-fringed beaches in Florida to the incredible black sands in Hawaii, America is home to a dazzling array of beaches.

Read on to discover five stunning beaches in the USA to add to your itinerary the next time you travel to this fascinating country…

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Trip ideas to celebrate a special occasion

27 February 2017

Struggling to find a gift to mark a milestone? Surprise and delight on that ‘big’ birthday or wedding anniversary with travel.

You don’t have to blow the budget with an all-expenses paid holiday, though.

Read on to find out suprises to make them grin from ear to ear!

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Travel by train: 7 great railway journeys around the world

17 February 2017

There’s something truly magical about boarding a luxury train. Stepping back in time to a golden age of gleaming wooden panels, opulent fabrics, and place settings to rival top restaurants. 

And, making your journey part of your travels leaves you with a lifetime of memories that you just can’t make zooming around far-flung shores by plane.

This year, discover 7 wonderful railway journeys around the world...

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Put down the sugar and lemon juice! 7 incredible pancakes from around the world

27 February 2017

To celebrate Shrove Tuesday and our love of pancakes, we thought we’d inspire you with a few of our Travel Counsellors’ favourite pancake fillings. (And, doughnuts!)

After all, there’s always room for just one more scrumptious pancake, isn’t there?

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7 incredible places to visit in South Africa

13 February 2017

South Africa is an incredibly diverse country, with a huge variety of landscapes, from nature reserves to unspoilt beaches. 

If you've already visited Cape Town and Jo'burg or are looking for some of South Africa's hidden gems, read on to discover seven breathtaking spots for your next adventure

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10 incredible sights you’ll see if you travel long haul

10 February 2017

Travel long-haul and you’ll be rewarded with some incredible sights. Sights that you often just can’t glimpse closer to home. Towering Mayan ruins. The sweeping emerald green of a tea plantation. Breathtaking temples, masterpieces of architecture...

Read on to discover 10 incredible sights to inspire your next long-haul trip...

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10 destinations to visit in March

13 February 2017

Looking for a holiday break but unsure where to go, read on to discover 10 destinations to visit this March... these include travels abroad and locally within South Africa.

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Insider Guide to Barbados: Our 5 favourite sights

13 February 2017

Wondering what there is to do in Barbados? From exquisite buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage List to stunning botanical gardens, here are five must-visit sights our Travel Counsellors recommend!

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Spotlight on Italy

02 February 2017

Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites than any other country – 50 of them, in fact. When you add to this Italy’s astounding regional diversity, beautiful countryside, sunny beaches, fabulous shopping and fashion, and its incredible food and drink, we can’t understand why we aren’t there already!

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5 of the most luxurious hotels in the world

02 February 2017

Whether ‘luxury hotels’ conjures up a dazzling tropical paradise or an opulent penthouse suite with incredible city views, here’s our pick of five incredible hotels that offer an unforgettable slice of luxury.

Perfect spots to celebrate a special birthday, mark an anniversary or, simply, because you’re ready to indulge in a little extravagance…

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Spotlight on Portugal

02 February 2017

Portugal’s coastline stretches for 1,794 km – far longer even than its land border with Spain, which runs to 1,214 km. Little wonder then, that this European country boasts so many spectacular beaches and such a variety of wonderful resorts!

It also enjoys some of the best sunshine stats in Europe – averaging 2,500 to 3,200 hours of sunshine per year. Add to that its unarguable historical, cultural and gastronomic attractions and you can see why Portugal is such a rewarding destination.

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5 trips to delight chocoholics

02 February 2017

Surprise and delight your chocolate-lover with an adventure to sample their favourite sweet treat!

From cocoa plantations on Caribbean islands to a chocolate cafe in Tokyo, here are five adventures for sweet tooths. After all, what could be better than chocolate and seeing the world? 

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Spotlight on USA

28 January 2017

With beaches, bustling cities, and incredible national parks, America is a diverse country with so many things to see and do. This huge country stretches for some 2,680 miles coast to coast, and there's something for everyone, from foodies to outdoor enthusiasts.

If you've yet to discover the USA, we've chosen a few favourite things to see, do and eat on your next trip...

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Spotlight on Thailand

28 January 2017

Thailand is an intoxicating blend of ancient culture, dazzling colours, and bold flavours. Chaotic cities nestle next to emerald green jungles and brilliant white beaches creating a diverse tropical paradise often referred to as Asia in miniature.

Discover a few favourite things to see, do, and eat on your next trip to Thailand with our spotlight guide to this mesmerising country.

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Spotlight on Greece

28 January 2017

There are so many different parts of Greece to explore and its charm will delight everyone from sunseekers to history buffs. Discover the breathtaking Ionian islands, nestled in their sheltered position on the western side of Greece. Explore ancient history in Athens. Experience the dazzling white buildings and postcard-perfect beaches of Santorini…

Read on to find out what to see, do, and eat on your next trip to Greece.

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10 of the world’s most spectacular scenic cruises

28 January 2017

Cruise holidays aren’t all organised fun and non-stop entertainment, sometimes it’s the scenery that makes a cruise so special. The simple pleasure of watching the world go by as you drift along a river with drink in hand. The excitement of spotting an unknown shore come into view for the first time.

Discover 10 of the most spectacular sights you can see from your cruise...

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Spotlight on Dubai

10 January 2017

A fascinating city where East meets West, Dubai is a spectacular city - and it's so much more than a stopover destination.

Read on to discover some of the exciting things to see and do in Dubai...

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Spotlight on Spain

10 January 2017

Spain’s warm climate, diverse landscapes, fascinating traditions and wonderful regional variety make it a holiday destination that we just can’t get enough of!

From gourmet dining in San Sebastián to picture-perfect beaches in Ibiza, discover a few favourite things to see, do and eat on your next trip to this captivating country...

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8 of the best beaches in Europe

10 January 2017

With white sands, blue seas and sweeping natural landscapes to rival tropical destinations, Europe's beaches should almost certainly be on everyone's travel wish lists. 

Read on to discover eight spectacular beaches to add to your summer holiday wish list...

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10 destinations to visit in February

20 January 2017

No matter that February is a mere 28 (or 29) days long. In the midst of grey days, summer seems a long way off. Cheer everyone in the family up with a last-minute February getaway!

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7 easy home-made gifts for globetrotters

09 January 2017

Surprise someone who loves to travel with a gift made using their holiday memories. From photos printed onto cotton bags to an album created just for them, these seven easy craft ideas make thoughtful gifts for travel-lovers.

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Travel Wish List 2017

09 January 2017

The start of the year is a perfect opportunity to create a travel wish list. The destinations you’d like to visit. The things you’d like to see and do during the year. 

To help you make your travel wish list, here are 5 ideas to inspire your adventures in 2017...

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55 travel resolutions for 2017

09 January 2017

New Year's resolutions? Fad diets and new regimes begone! This year, kick-start 2017 with one of our 55 travel resolutions…

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Travelling solo? Try a cruise!

09 December 2016

Thinking about travelling solo in 2017? Not sure about going on holiday on your own? Try a cruise. Read on to find out why we think cruise holidays are perfect for solo travellers...

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Spotlight on Bermuda

09 December 2016

Hosting the America's Cup in June and a short hop from the USA, Bermuda is a spectacular blend of pink sand beaches, culture, and old-world charm.

It's not just a beach destination though - read on to discover some of the highlights of this laid-back tropical paradise...

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Exciting hotels to discover in 2017

09 December 2016

From Costa Rica to Greece, take a look at some of the latest exciting hotels added to the Travel Counsellors' hotel portfolio! 

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10 destinations to visit in 2017

09 December 2016

From tropical beaches to brilliant green rainforests to snow-topped mountains, there are so many places to see in the world, aren't there?

If you're pondering where to travel to in 2017, here are 10 destinations to add to your travel wish list...

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Unforgettable animal encounters

05 December 2016

There’s little as exhilarating as spotting wildlife roaming near you. And seeing animals in their natural habitat is absolutely breathtaking. Read on to discover six unforgettable animal encounters across the world. Seeing these majestic, and often endangered, animals in the wild is truly an experience you won’t forget.

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Explore the animal kingdom at these worldwide attractions

05 December 2016

An elephant! A koala! Penguins! Remember the excitement of spotting these cute and cuddly creatures for the first time? (And seeing snakes and creepy crawlies!)

Delight animal-lovers with a day trip to seek out their favourite wildlife at these four animal attractions...

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Make a koala from a paper plate!

05 December 2016

Whether you’re exploring Australia or looking for something to occupy little ones during the holidays, this koala is really easy to make. And you only need a couple of items to create your koala!

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Wildlife spotting in Australia

23 November 2016

Australia might be known for koalas, kangaroos and spiders but the wildlife doesn’t stop there. Home to quokkas, penguins and Albert's lyrebirds, the island is a magical destination for wildlife-lovers.

Read on to discover the animals and birds you could meet on your trip down under…

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Travels around Australia

23 November 2016

Travel Counsellor Elaine has visited Australia more than 20 times! So, we decided to pick her brains about where to go and what to see in Australia. Read on to find out why Elaine loves Australia and her top recommendations...

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15 secrets to flying long haul with babies and children

23 November 2016

Flying long haul brings with it a whole set of new questions for parents, doesn’t it? And travelling with babies and toddlers on a long flight can feel really daunting. Read on to find out our travel experts’ top tips for surviving a long haul flight with toddlers and babies.

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10 of the best places to visit in January

11 November 2016

Still have a few holiday days to use before the end of January? Dreaming of a quick getaway?

Read on to find out 10 of the best places for a holiday this January…

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7 Great British breaks to beat the January blues

29 November 2016

Wondering how to use up the last of your holiday allowance? Throw your woollies into backpack and head off on a Great British winter adventure! 

 

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7 of the best Christmas markets

29 November 2016

Piping hot glühwein. The mouthwatering smell of sausages and caramel. Twinkling lights on tiny wooden huts. The Christmas markets are open and that means the festive season is most definitely upon us! Read on to find out seven of our favourite Christmas markets...

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10 destinations to visit in December

29 November 2016

Do you prefer sun or to wrap up warm and surround yourself with snow-capped mountains? Whatever you're dreaming of,  there’s still time to squeeze another adventure out of 2016!

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3 easy Christmas crafts to make with children

11 November 2016

Add an extra special touch to Christmas presents and tabletops with homemade decorations, gift tags and wrapping paper.

These three Christmas crafts are really easy to make and should help to occupy children on a rainy weekend!

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Discovering places on your cruise: Far East, Caribbean, Mediterranean

20 April 2017

Our bespoke cruise holidays are tailored to your travel wish list, helping you to make the most of your travels around the world. They’re more than a cruise, they’re a way to explore cities, mountains or beaches as well as those twinkling seas.

Read on to discover a few fascinating places you could experience pre- or post-cruise…

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Multigenerational cruises: Travels with grandma, mummy, and me…

20 April 2017

Looking for a holiday that will entertain grandparents, parents and little ones? Try a cruise. It offers a fun and hassle-free option for everyone you’re travelling with...

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Next generation cruises: New ships on the horizon

20 April 2017

What can you expect from the next generation of cruise ships? From stunning new vessels to incredible on-board activities, read on to find out some of the exciting new sailings and ships we’re looking forward to!

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6 things to do with the family in Madeira

20 April 2017

With mild, sunny weather, exciting black sand beaches, festivals and wildlife, Madeira is a great destination to visit with your family. There’s plenty to keep the kids occupied and enjoying their holiday, and here are 5 of our favourite things to do with the kids in Madeira!

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2017 Travel Trends

23 November 2016

Are you day daydreaming about a glorious holiday and countries that you will explore in 2017!

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Where in the world would you like to go next?

03 November 2016

P&O Cruises’ ships sail all over the world with itineraries ranging from just a few days to a full world cruise lasting over 100 days! Sailing North, South, East and West across oceans and seas, there is a tempting array of options for you to choose from...  so where in the world would you like to go next?

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Family fun in Gran Canaria

30 May 2017

Gran Canaria is a continent in miniature, with a world of spectacular beauty and cultural diversity to explore and a gentle climate all year round.

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Malta: A Fete for Every Time of Year!

29 September 2016

Malta’s charms are undisputed. Its warm Mediterranean climate, beautiful coves and turquoise waters have been drawing visitors for millennia. A full year-long event calendar and a reputation for winter sun make Malta truly a destination for all seasons. Read more to find out what Malta has to offer.

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Dubai invites you to the Fourth Dubai Motor Festival

22 November 2016

Dubai plays host to the 2016 Dubai Motor Festival between 10 – 19 November 2016. A draw for petrol heads and luxury marques aficionados, with plenty of family-friendly activities thrown in, the festival is a citywide celebration of motoring passion in all its forms. If you have a motoring fan in your family (and, let’s face it, who hasn’t?) why not make a holiday of it and take the opportunity to soak up some of Dubai’s legendary sunshine at one of the best times of year to visit this friendly Emirate?

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Holiday Destinations to visit in November

23 November 2016

The year is getting shorter, the weather is getting better and many are feeling like they need a break! Why not take a look at our list of places to visit in November for some much-needed holiday rejuvenation!

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Beautiful holiday destination for couples and families

21 October 2016

The Rawai Palm Beach Resort is located in southern Thailand and is a beautiful holiday destination for couples and families.

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Exclusive adult only hideaway

21 October 2016

With a modest population and calm landscapes, Punta Cana offers a slice of tranquility with 35 miles of sandy shores and beautiful waters. Find out why Barceló Bavaro Beach is the perfect beachfront, luxurious, Adults only hotel for your next getaway.

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10 family-friendly activities in South Africa

21 October 2016

South Africa is an incredible destination with plenty to occupy both little ones and big kids (read: moms and dads!). Spot animals race across the savannah or watch penguins waddle across the beach. Pop on your explorer hats and discover breathtaking scenery, sky-high cable cars and giant caves.

There's a huge amount to see and do in South Africa but here's a taster of 10 activities to delight everyone in your family...

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Holiday hideaways like this Phuket resort are a rare find

21 October 2016

Bangtao Bay sparkles just steps away from your own balcony where you can enjoy the stunning Andaman vistas in your spacious room at Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa.

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Tempting Thailand

21 October 2016

Thailand is Asia in miniature, representing its natural beauty, incredible culture and history as well as some of the warmest people you could ever wish to meet. From peaceful seclusion at KhaoLak to Phuket parties which last from sunset to sunrise, it’s all here waiting to be discovered. Read on to find out some of our recommendations for this exquisite country.

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Top 6 things to do in Thailand

07 October 2016

With mouthwatering cuisine, fabulous beaches and beautiful scenery, it’s no wonder that Travel Counsellor Richard Harbourne has visited Thailand 13 times! Keen to discover some of his favourite places, we chatted with Richard and found out his top six experiences for first-time visitors to Thailand…

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Aleenta's award-winning and luxurious resorts in Thailand

21 October 2016

If you're looking to visit the fascinating destination of Thailand for a luxury getaway, Aleenta Resorts & Spas offer award-winning and boutique accomodation, perfectly located on pristine and private beaches. 

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Adventures in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam

21 October 2016

Exquisite temples in Cambodia, with ornate, gently crumbling carvings. Elegant Buddhist monks in Myanmar (Burma) swathed in bright orange. Row upon row of emerald tea bushes in Thailand. And that heady aroma of spices, herbs, and exotic flowers… There’s something utterly beguiling about the Far East, isn’t there?

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What Not to Miss in Thailand

21 October 2016

Wherever your mind wanders to when you picture Thailand, it is the perfect destination for the traveller who wants a little bit of everything. With friendly locals, exciting and varied culture, beautiful beaches and delicious cuisine to enjoy, there is simply so much to do in Thailand. Here's just a few of the things we think you wouldn't want to miss.

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Adventures at sea for little ones (and big kids too!)

07 October 2016

From family-friendly food and activities to comfortable cabins and babysitting services, cruises can achieve that delicate balance of entertaining children while treating their parents to some well-deserved relaxation in a way that other holidays just don’t. Read on to find out some of the incredible on-board activities to occupy your children!

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Top 10 cities to visit in the USA

07 October 2016

Spectacular national parks. Glorious, seemingly endless, sandy beaches. Cities filled with sky-high buildings…There are so many places in the USA to explore that it can be hard to choose where to head to first, can’t it? We’ve put together a list of our top 10 USA cities – destinations that offer not only an amazing tourist experience but that also have a few hidden gems that you weren’t expecting. Read on to find out the cities we think you should add to your USA holiday wish list.

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10 ways you’ll lose your heart to Gran Canaria

07 October 2016

For a little island, Gran Canaria oozes charm, and its delights are endless. Gran Canaria really is a hidden gem just waiting to be explored, and here are 10 ways you'll lose your heart to the island...

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Discover a Sparkling World of Adventure in Abu Dhabi

22 November 2016

Discover an exciting world of adventure in Abu Dhabi and take part in the Formula 1 Gran Prix 2016. 

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11 museums and art galleries to visit in Singapore

28 September 2016

Singapore is brimming with a huge range of museums and art galleries. From design-centric venues to specialised institutions, read on to discover 11 of the must-visit museums and art galleries in this dazzling city!

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Scandi style, 370 miles of ski runs, and a Michelin-starred chef

28 September 2016

Counting the days to the start of the ski season? Whet your appetite with Club Med’s spectacular, all-inclusive Val Thorens Sensations resort. Scandi-style, sumptuous food, and excellent skiing in the 3 Valleys ski area.

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Explore the Kingdom of Cambodia

29 September 2016

Easia Travel, created in 2003, have extensive experience of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Offering tailor-made tours, individual tours, group tours and adventure tours, there is something for everyone and plenty of amazing experiences to choose from. Find out more about exploring Cambodia and all that this fascinating destination has to offer and speak to your Travel Counsellor today.

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Heading to Mauritius? Leave the beach behind!

02 September 2016

Mauritius isn't just all sandy beaches and beautiful blue seas. Why not take a look at our ideas for making the most of what this beautiful island has to offer.

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A letter from Canada in winter

28 September 2016

Hear from one of our Travel Counsellors, Ruth, as she talks about why she loves winter in Canada so much. 

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Malta: A Fete for Every Time of Year!

29 September 2016

Malta’s charms are undisputed. Its warm Mediterranean climate, beautiful coves and turquoise waters have been drawing visitors for millennia. A full year-long event calendar and a reputation for winter sun make Malta truly a destination for all seasons. Read more to find out what Malta has to offer.

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Spotlight on Jamaica: Discover an island full of music, culture, art and events

28 September 2016

Jamaica is a special place and a top destination for so many reasons. Read more to find out why!

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Heritage and Veranda Resorts

26 September 2016

In the south of Mauritus you'll find the stunning 5* Heritage Resorts on the Domaine de Bel Ombre. With a wealth of experiences, you're sure to find a haven of luxury. Part of the same brand, at Veranda Resorts you can be sure of a relaxing beachfront getaway with the Indian Ocean lapping at your toes.

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Riviera Travel announces 4 New Ships, New Routes and the excellent ‘Go Solo’ for 2017...

29 September 2016

2017 looks set to be an exciting year for Riviera Travel as they expand their river cruise program and commission four brand new 5-Star ships for the New Year. Riviera have built a solid reputation for their passionate approach to travel and their range of unforgettable journeys. Click to read more.

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Visit California

29 September 2016

Whoever your travelling with and whatever your choice of holiday, there's something in California for you. Take a look at our ideas for the best places to visit in California.  

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7 hobby holidays to learn a new skill!

25 August 2016

Whether you'd like to learn a new skill, practise your favourite hobby or start a life-changing project, make the most of your time off with one of these fantastic hobby holidays! From cooking and cocktail making, to creative writing and dancing, here are seven beautiful places to inspire your creativity and improve your skills!

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6 of the best walking holidays around the world

25 August 2016

Fancy exploring coastal paths with beautiful ocean views? Breathing in pristine air up in the mountains? We've chosen 6 of our favourite walking holiday destinations from around the world to inspire you to pull on those walking boots!

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10 books to inspire your travels

26 September 2016

Our favourite books can often inspire our travels, can't they? We lose ourselves in the pages of our best-loved reads and dream of visiting the exotic and far-off destinations. Take a peek at some of our favourite travel-inspired reads!

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South Africa Destination Guide

19 October 2016

Picture South Africa. Are you perched in the back of an open top 4x4, peering across the Savannah to spot a lion? Sipping a glass of chilled chenin blanc surrounded by the breathtaking, rugged landscape of Stellenbosch?

Wherever your mind wanders to when you picture South Africa, take a look at our first-timer's guide to this incredible destination. 

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Thailand Destination Guide

19 October 2016

Picture Thailand. Are you sinking your toes into the soft white sand of a deserted beach? Discovering the lush and leafy forests of a national park? Wherever your mind wanders to when you picture Thailand, take a look at our first-timer's guide to this exciting destination!

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Get to know Jamaica

26 September 2016

Nestled comfortably right in the middle of the Caribbean, Jamaica truly is a sparkling gem of an island that provides a welcome feeling of escape. Ideal for families and exploration of new levels of luxury and excitement, Jamaica boasts a variety of different options.

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Discover your next adventure in New England

26 September 2016

Discover New England, the “birthplace” of America represents the six American states of Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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Palace Resorts Wedding Inspirations

26 September 2016

Palace Resorts is the ideal location for your wedding day, honeymoon or both. With wedding resorts in Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Mexico and Ocho Rios Jamaica, your choices are endless.

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Top Fifteen Wedding Destinations

26 September 2016

Our list of the top fifteen wedding destinations and what they have to offer

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7 luxury resorts you can’t reach by road (cue seaplanes and private yachts!)

06 March 2017

Sometimes, the most luxurious spots can’t simply be reached by travelling across land alone. You may have boarded a plane to get to those far-flung shores but a car transfer won’t get you to these places…

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10 luxury spa and wellness retreats

06 March 2017

Tired? Stressed? Overworked? Soothe away the stresses of everyday life with one of these incredible spa and wellness retreats.

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