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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.

One in four Brits have never been to Wales or Scotland

24 per cent of Brits have never been to Wales, and 28 per cent haven’t visited Scotland – according to a survey by

Diamond Jubilee celebrations set to beat Royal Wedding

3,500 street parties have been registered in the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, even though there is still three months to go until the event.

England’s first ever National Tourism Week, launches March

The first ever British National Tourism Week is taking place between 10th to 18th March. The celebrations include discounted tickets to the Chelsea Football Club grounds, and a number of walking, cycling, and wine tasting events.

Avoid Being Caught Out By Thieves

Recent insurance data has revealed that tourist’s expensive gadgets are increasingly being targeted by petty criminals. We give our top tips, to avoid being caught out by thieves .

Eurostar Announces Early Summer Sale

Eurostar has launched a range of limited ‘sale’ tickets for the summer 2012 service to Provence. This is the earliest that discounted offers for the service have been available and holidaymakers are advised to snap up the bargain or risk disappointment.

guide to getting to Jersey for your holiday

The Channel Islands are absolutely ideal for a short break as they are situated so close to the UK. Indeed, if you are planning Jersey holidays you will find you can be over there and enjoying your getaway in a flash, thanks to the many transport options available.

X-Factor influences holiday destinations has reported a dramatic increase in interest towards some holiday destinations, purely because they have been featured in recent reality shows. Mykonos in Greece has seen the biggest rise since X Factor judge Tulisa took her singing hopefuls there.

See Portugal by rail and book tickets in advance

Seeing Portugal is about to get easier when Portuguese Railway tickets become bookable through a UK-based train reservations service. Travellers can book point to point travel, countrywide passes and InterRail tickets all through International Rail.

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.

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    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.