Author Archives: gary

Tips For Booking A Holiday Over The Christmas Holiday

“Have you seen they’ve already put the Christmas lights up on North Street?” I have heard this conversation at least three or four times so far in the past week. Then follows the inevitable lament that it can’t be that time of year already. Now, whilst I am no fan of the seemingly rapid transition…

Travel Agent vs Internet: How Do You Book Your Travel?

Some people love shopping. Personally I don’t – I get irritated looking around for hours, at masses of stuff, trying to find that exact thing I’m after. So in many ways I love the internet, I can narrow it down at my fingertips…. So much time saved. However, when it comes to booking my travel,…

How do you choose the ideal getaway for your honeymoon?

Of course you know you want something romantic, peaceful, idyllic…but how about the experience? A great holiday should make for great memories and your honeymoon for the best of them all. So, unless you’re dead set on visiting the Maldives or getting married in Vegas, here are our top 5 experience destinations for a honeymoon…

Thomas Cook Holidays announce ‘imminent’ deal with Easyjet

Thomas Cook have announced an imminent agreement to buy tens of thousands of seats from Easyjet to support their tour operation programme. The move follows the sale of several Thomas Cook owned aeroplanes earlier this year. This will be the first time that Easyjet has sold seats en masse to a tour operator and 80,000…

Expansion of Heathrow or a new airport? Independent commission to report

Following recent calls for more airport capacity in the south east the government has announced an independent review of hub-capacity in the U K to deflect growing pressure for a government decision to expand Heathrow, or build a new airport. The government has pledged to ban runway construction at Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted for the…

Operating losses continue to hit airlines

Two major airline groups have just reported significant losses in half-year trading: Performance at International Airlines Group was badly hit by Iberia where the Spanish carrier contributed an operating loss of 263 million euros, while BA the other part of IAG, made a 13 million euros profit. This led IAG to revise forecasts and predict…

Airlines face legal action in Spain over baggage and check-in fees

The travel trade press recently reported that legal action is being considered in Spain against airlines that fly out of Malaga and charge people to check in their luggage and issue boarding passes. According to one Spanish newspaper, the Malaga Prosecution office is compiling a list of airlines that charge such fees, numbers which are…

Success of Team GB set to boost sales of activity holidays

Inspired by British athletes such as Jessica Ennis and Bradley Wiggins, the travel trade press recently reported expectations of a big increase in sales to sport-focused holidays. Activity holiday specialist Mark Warner is already attributing a jump in enquiry levels for sailing, tennis and windsurfing holidays to the ‘Olympic effect’ with the operator’s tennis courses…

Carnival Cruise Line In Profit Dip

Cruise operator Carnival has reported a fall in second-quarter profits of 93% as it battles higher fuel prices and the effects of the Concordia disaster. Fuel increases of 12% for the second quarter has cost the company an additional $71m. Meanwhile the company, which until recently had been reeling from the repercussions of the Costa…

Green Travel

According to a recent report British Travellers are some of the least willing in the world to pay more for a ‘responsible’ holiday. Research suggests that only 26% of Brits are willing to pay more for ‘an authentic experience with environmentally friendly travel’. Research showed that almost double the proportion of Mexican travellers will pay…