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Bournemouth voted best of UK beaches
Sun, sea and sand worshipers should look to Bournemouth for their next short break holiday. The UK beach destination has been crowned ‘the best in the UK’ this 2012, and the fourth best beach in Europe, according to a TripAdvisor poll.
Book cheap flights with Monarch’s happy hour
Monarch are encouraging all Brits to take a full lunch hour and to use it wisely to book a much needed holiday at heavily discounted prices. They have launched their new Happy Hour service to offer cheap flights between 12-2pm every day.
easyJet launch their summer sale
easyJet have made it easier and cheaper for thousands of holidaymakers to get away this summer with the launch of their Summer Sale. The UK’s largest airline, has launched their ‘Summer Lovin’ prices, with 75,000 seats available for £35.99 or less.
Emirates to launch new St Petersburg link
Emirates airline is to extend its service by offering flights deeper into Russia. From November 1, passengers will be able to fly from Dubai to the Baltic port city of St Petersburg. The destination will become the most northerly point on the airline’s network.
- BA offers discount flights
- Airport facilities frustrate families, Skyscanner reveals
- Take the stress out of camping
- Cross border rail travel set to get easier
- Book a house sitter this summer
- Mini-breaks are all the rage
- The French raise their game
million Brits make Royal Wedding holiday escape
As many as 2 million Brits will be heading off on holiday instead of watching the Royal Wedding, according to a new study from the online shopping tool, Invisible Hand. Of those planning a getaway, only 34 per cent want to stay in the UK where coverage of the big event will be more intense.
Carrental prices rise as demand soars this Easter
With an extend
With an extended break waiting for many this Easter, travellers are being warned to expect higher prices than normal for a range of services, including car hire, according to an independent car rental comparison site.
Brittany Ferries offer alternative to flying with new route
Brittany Ferries is offering an alternative to flying for those travellers who wish for a less stressful way to start to a holiday, with the launch of a twice-weekly service from Portsmouth to Bilbao this weekend.
Make more of Mother’s Day
69 per cent of Brits admit to having missed at least one Mother’s Day, according to research new by Budget Car rental, and now they are campaigning to make sure everyone sets aside time on April 3rd to make the trip, however long to see their mums.
Coffee with a local in Toulouse
IdealShortBreaks.co.uk travels to the southern French city of Toulouse, to find out the local secrets from resident Mélissa Buttelli.
Top picks for March festivals
Thinking of heading away for a short break this March? Here’s a roundup of some of the best European festivals next month, from burning huge statues and fireworks, to the world famous Irish festival and the cultural highlight of the year in Budapest, March sees some pretty great events taking place.