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Cultural Delights Await in Glittering Abu Dhabi

27 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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12 Months 12 Sunny Destinations To Visit In 2018

24 November 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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Indulge in amazing experiences with Hurtigruten

03 January 2018

The polar regions are home to some of the world’s most fascinating scenery and breathtaking phenomena, and Hurtigruten can take you there on one of their fantastic ships, docking at amazing destinations including Greenland, the Norwegian Fjords and Antarctica.

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USA Destination Guide

17 January 2018

The USA is vast, stretching for some 2,680 miles coast to coast. It’s not surprising, then, that the USA covers an incredibly diverse natural environment – matched by the diversity of America’s culture and history. Whatever you want from your holiday, you can find it in the USA.

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Monarch - we're here to help...

04 October 2017

Hearing that the company you've booked your holiday with has gone into administration can be extremely stressful, whether you're on your travels or looking forward to a much-needed holiday. It can also be confusing for many to know where to turn, how your holiday is protected and what steps to take next to make things right.

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Discover UNESCO destinations around the world

02 October 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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Insider Guide to Tenerife: Our five favourite experiences

02 October 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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Top Six City Walking Tours in the World

02 October 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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The Best Destinations to Take Pre-school Kids in September

02 October 2017

Short flights and plenty of interesting sights to explore yet stay safe are at the top of the list when it comes to child-friendly getaways, so take a look at our favourite fly-and-flop destinations your babies and tots will adore.

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The Best Greek Islands for Families

08 February 2018

When looking for the perfect family getaway in the sun with activities for everyone, then travelling to one of Greece’s spectacular islands is a good start. Short flight times and turquoise-hued waters backed by some of the world’s finest beaches are the prime 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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Discover the Best Food Regions in Italy

02 October 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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Top 8 Winter Destinations in the World

02 October 2017

Winter is traditionally the time of year where we pine for a getaway to escape the uncompromising weather and dreary winter evenings. Whether you are looking to follow the sunshine to a winter sun location, or you want to embrace the winter wonderlands of Europe, why wait until summer 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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Vancouver: Spectacular by nature!

02 October 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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Gran Canaria Destination Guide

29 November 2017

Picture Gran Canaria. Are you walking on the golden sands of the beach at Las Canteras? Sipping a glass of wine from the vineyards in Monte Lentiscal? Perhaps you’re playing a round of golf on a pristine course or scaling the dizzying heights of a mountain…Wherever your mind wanders to when you picture Gran Canaria, welcome to our mini destination guide to this sundrenched island. 

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A Long Weekend in Lisbon with Children

02 October 2017

Family life is woven into the fabric of Portuguese life, with the capital of Lisbon making for a welcoming and well facilitated destination for families looking for a short break in Europe. Offering a viable alternative to the beaches of the Algarve, laid-back Lisbon is a great way for children to discover a European city which is less frantic and stressful than many of its contemporaries, with its manageable size ensuring you will feel like a local after only a couple of days.

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Bahamas Destination Guide

02 October 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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31 things to do in California

02 October 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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8 European cities with beaches

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

02 October 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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Spotlight on: Sweden

02 October 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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11 things to see, do and eat in the Bahamas

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

02 October 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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Exploring the great outdoors in Malta

02 October 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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3 hidden gems to explore in Jamaica

02 October 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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Insider Guide to Madeira: 7 things to see and do

02 October 2017

Madeira is a beautiful island with nature and culture, and warm year-round temperatures. There are deep green mountains to explore, hikes to discover waterfalls and woodland, and charming cobbled streets made for wandering - and a tipple of Madeiran wine!

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Adventures for wildlife-lovers

02 October 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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Spotlight on: The Algarve

02 October 2017

Thinking about heading to The Algarve for your next holiday? Take a look at our Spotlight on guide so you know all you need to before visiting!

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Top 5 Destinations to stay in South East Asia

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

02 October 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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Bali Destination Guide

22 January 2018

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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10 luxury spa and wellness retreats

02 October 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!

02 October 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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Insider Guide to Barbados: Our 5 favourite sites

07 February 2018

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 sites our Travel Counsellors recommend!

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

02 October 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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Insider's Guide to Madeira: Things to see, do and eat in Madeira

02 October 2017

What springs to mind when you picture Madeira? Perhaps it’s the deep green mountains, waterfalls cascading among woodland and hiking trails. The beautiful flowers that crowned this pretty island, The Island of Flowers. The picturesque harbour in Funchal at sunset…

Wherever your mind wanders to when you picture Madeira, explore our first-timer's guide to this wild and beautiful island.

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

02 October 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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5 of the most luxurious hotels in the world

05 February 2018

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 Italy

02 October 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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Unlock your personalised cruise with Princess Cruises’ Ocean Medallion™

07 February 2018

 

From unlocking your assigned stateroom door to ordering food and drinks and recommending excursions you might enjoy, Princess Cruises' Ocean Medallion helps to create an even more personalised cruise experience. 

Complimentary for all of Princess’ guests, discover how the Ocean Medallion works!

 

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7 incredible places to visit in South Africa

02 October 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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Spotlight on USA

02 October 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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10 of the world’s most spectacular scenic cruises

02 October 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 Greece

02 October 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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Top 5 Best Locations when Travelling to South Africa with Kids

02 October 2017

The pinnacle of cultural and natural experience can be found when venturing out to South Africa for a family holiday adventure. Representing a wonderful introduction for children and teenagers to the African continent, inviting cosmopolitan cities, accessible road networks and swift public transport allows for safe, straightforward travel through majestic landscapes and activity rich locations.

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Travelling solo? Try a cruise!

02 October 2017

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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Unforgettable animal encounters

02 October 2017

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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8 of the best ski resorts in the USA and Canada

02 October 2017

Famed for knee-deep powder, immaculate slopes and wide, tree lined runs, there’s nothing quite like the ski resorts of Canada and the United States of America.

Whether you’re a seasoned skier, fun-loving snowboarder or it’s your first time on the slopes, read on to discover eight of the best destinations the USA and Canada have to offer...

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Top 6 Autumn Destinations to Visit in the World

03 October 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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Malta: A Fete for Every Time of Year!

02 October 2017

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 short-haul winter sun make Malta truly a destination for all seasons. Read more to find out what Malta has to offer.

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Exquisite Hotels, Powder Soft Beaches and Azure Blue Waters... The Caribbean is a True Paradise on Earth

02 October 2017

White sand beaches, sparkling clear waters, tropical forests, mouth-watering cuisine and a superb selection of water sports are just some of the reasons the Caribbean is a must visit destination for so many people.

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

02 October 2017

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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Make a koala from a paper plate!

02 October 2017

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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Explore the animal kingdom at these worldwide attractions

02 October 2017

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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Exciting hotels to discover in 2017

03 October 2017

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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Spotlight on Bermuda

03 October 2017

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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What Not to Miss in Thailand

02 October 2017

Wherever your mind wanders to when you picture Thailand, it is the perfect destination for the traveler 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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Top 10 cities to visit in the USA

02 October 2017

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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South Africa Destination Guide

29 December 2017

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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Top 6 things to do in Thailand

02 October 2017

With mouthwatering cuisine, fabulous beaches and beautiful scenery, it’s no wonder that Travel Counsellor Richard 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

02 October 2017

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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Exclusive adult only hideaway

02 October 2017

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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Spotlight on Madeira

03 October 2017

Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago of four wild and beautiful islands off the northwest coast of Africa. Read this article to find out what else this fantastic destination has to offer.

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Family Adventures with Intrepid Travel

03 October 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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Wildlife spotting in Australia

02 October 2017

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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15 secrets to flying long haul with babies and children

02 October 2017

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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Travels around Australia

02 October 2017

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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Top 5 Unique Experiences in the Bahamas

03 October 2017

The Bahamas offers much more to travellers, however, than simply awe-inspiring aquatic and land based panoramas, highlighted in our list below of five unique experiences to found when delving a little deeper into this enticing archipelago.

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5 beautiful hideaways to escape to

03 October 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

03 October 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!

03 October 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

03 October 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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Dazzling colours in the great outdoors

03 October 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

03 October 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

03 October 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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The Golden Age of Travel: Journeys on steam trains, ships, and horseback

02 October 2017

We’re so used to zooming from place to place as quickly as possible, aren’t we? Take inspiration from the Golden Age of Travel and make your journey part of your travels. From trains to paddle steamers, tall ships to horseback, these trips are a wonderful way to slow down and enjoy every moment.

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

03 October 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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5 stunning beaches in the USA

03 October 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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8 of the most amazing views in the world

03 October 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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Expect more with Couples Resorts Jamaica

03 October 2017

With Couples Resorts you can expect more because they include more. From fine dining to watersports, room service to premium drinks, pretty much everything you could want and need is included, so you can indulge without worrying about the cost.

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9 exciting new long-haul journeys in North and South America

03 October 2017

Hate the thought of having to change flights? Don’t want to add a stopover to your journey? This year, you might not have to!

2017 sees a whole host of new direct routes from the UK to North and South America. And that means you can fly straight to your chosen destination.

Discover some of the new and exciting long-haul travel journeys we can’t wait to try out this year…

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Travel by train: 7 great railway journeys around the world

02 October 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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Trip ideas to celebrate a special occasion

03 October 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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Discover Cancun’s amazing beaches and rich Mayan heritage with British Airways

03 October 2017

Head to Cancun with British Airways and experience the holiday of a lifetime!

 

Whether you’re relaxing on idyllic white-sand beaches, trying your hand at water sports in the shimmering waters of the Caribbean Sea or exploring the area's numerous Mayan archaeological sites, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in sun-kissed Cancun.

 

With regular non-stop flights from London Gatwick to Cancun Airport every week, it’s even easier to escape to sunny Mexico at a time that suits you!

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Summer city getaways

03 October 2017

Looking to get away in the summer sun to a beautiful city? Read this article for some inspiration and start planning your next getaway!

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8 of the best beaches in Europe

03 October 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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Exotic without the long-haul travel? Escape to Morocco

12 February 2018

Hop on a plane for a mere three and a half hours and you’re transported to rustic Morocco.

Picture soaring, rugged mountains and the rolling, orange-hued sand dunes of the Sahara Desert. Imagine ornate buildings, exquisitely carved and twinkling with tiles of turquoise, red, emerald and yellow, the sparkling blue waters lapping against golden beaches, and a riot of scents, aromatic spices mingling with rich notes of leather.

This is Morocco in a nutshell. A wonderful blend of history and culture, with bustling cities nestled against a sweeping coastline, mountains and desert, and all with 300 days of sunshine each year.

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Spotlight on Thailand

03 October 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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Insider's Guide to Jamaica: Things to see, do and eat in Jamaica

23 February 2018

Picture Jamaica. Can you hear the twinkling steel drums and reggae beats? Are you walking across those white sands, bright blue waters gently lapping at your feet? Tasting a mouthwatering jerk dish, morsels covered in that exquisite sweet, fruity, spicy sauce?

Wherever your mind wanders to when you picture Jamaica, explore our first-timer's guide to this adventurous and laidback Caribbean paradise.

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Spotlight on Portugal

03 October 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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Last-minute gift ideas for travellers

03 October 2017

Struggling for gift ideas for travel-lovers? From a weekend in Paris to a helicopter ride around London, here’s our pick of voyages to surprise travel-lovers with…

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7 easy home-made gifts for globetrotters

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

03 October 2017

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

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Explore the Kingdom of Cambodia

02 October 2017

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.

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Where in the world would you like to go next?

02 October 2017

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 South Africa

02 October 2017

South Africa is an incredible destination with plenty to occupy both little ones and big kids (read: mums 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 fun activities to delight everyone in your family...

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Tempting Thailand

02 October 2017

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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Adventures in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam

02 October 2017

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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Gourmet cruises for foodies

06 October 2017

Forget the slightly sad sandwiches you might have encountered on ferries in years past, the culinary world aboard today’s luxury cruise ships is at the cutting edge of cuisine.

Whether you’d like to dine in restaurants brought to you by Michelin-starred chefs, embark on a specialised culinary voyage, or sample the finest wines from around the world, there are some fantastic gourmet cruise experiences for even the most discerning foodies!

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

02 October 2017

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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Elegantly charming, Oceania Cruises' new ship will delight

02 October 2017

Elegant sister ship to charming Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, Oceania Cruises’ newest addition, Sirena embodies the most treasured elements of their celebrated fleet, and features a few highlights all her own.

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Beautiful holiday destination for couples and families

02 October 2017

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

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Top 10 Waterparks Across the Globe

03 October 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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Thinking skiing or sun for your next holiday? You’ll be spoilt for choice with Club Med!

02 October 2017

Wondering how to spend your holiday in 2017? Looking for an adventure or a relaxing getaway that is sure to leave you with wonderful memories?

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Winter adventures in the sun and snow

02 October 2017

Whether you are seeking a snow adventure or a more tropical escape, banish those winter blues and join us as we explore some of the best destinations come sun or snow…

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A letter from Canada

02 October 2017

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

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Visit California

02 October 2017

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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Top 5 things for families to do in Barbados

06 February 2018

There is so much to do - and so many treasures to uncover - as you and your family soak up the warmth and enjoy the comforts of the beautiful island of Barbados.

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A World of Adventure in Morocco

03 October 2017

If you’d love to take your family on an exotic holiday, but the thought of taking the children on a long-haul flight makes you shudder, then Morocco is the place for you.

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Dubai: More than a city in the sun

03 October 2017

With year-round sunshine, Dubai is the perfect place to escape to if the British summertime is falling short and you’re in need of some vitamin D. And, with family-friendly thrills, hotels welcoming guests of all ages and international foods to suit every palate, the city is ideal for families.

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News and Advice

Introducing our new app: my TC

02 October 2017

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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Is my holiday financially protected?

08 November 2017

Having the peace of mind that no matter what, your holiday is safe is priceless. But the minefield of financial protection is not easily negotiated, so we’re trying to make it clearer to help preserve your precious holiday funds. Read on for tips and advice on financial protection for your next holiday.

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Weddings Inspiration

Palace Resorts Wedding Inspirations

02 October 2017

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

02 October 2017

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

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