Travel News

Mary Berry to bake on Brittania!

Baking Queen Mary Berry will be among the celebrity chefs joining P & O Cruises Britannia when it launches next month. Ten celebrity chefs will join sailings throughout the year, hosting cookery classes and participating in Q & A sessions and book signings.   JPT says The Britannia is being launched with great excitement and…

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Flight Delay – potential compensation costs to airlines could run into millions!!

Industry experts predict that compensation claims by passengers for flight delays could run into millions of pounds. Last years ruling by the Supreme Court that airlines had to make payouts for delays of 3 hours plus, when aircraft suffer technical problems, is likely to result in many airlines setting aside several  millions of pounds for…

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Tour operators report a bumper booking start to 2015!

Tour operators have reported a boom start to bookings for 2015. The traditional busy early booking period experienced when the economy was booming seems to have returned during January 2015. Tour operators put this down to benign economic conditions in the UK which makes holidaymakers more confident about job security.   JPT says Early indications…

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Cruise with Hurtigruten between now and the end of March and bag some extras!

If you fancy a late cruise offer then why not look at the great deals recently announced by Hurtigruten? Bookings on 5, 6, 8 and 12-day cruises will include a drinks package worth up to £430 per person and an on-board credit of £50 or £100 for each passenger. The Norwegian cruise specialist is offering…

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Weddings and Honeymoon Hot Spots

A recent report  showed that trends in wedding destinations have changed significantly over the last five years when Italy, Australia, Fiji and Bali all featured in the top 10 favourite destinations. None of these have made it in 2015 although beach destinations are still the preferred choice. Kuoni said that Mauritius ranked top, followed by…

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2015 a great year to take that overseas holiday!

Could 2015 be the best year EVER for taking an overseas holiday? Well…………….there is a distinct possibility that the answer is yes!! So how can this be?? Fuel prices- The biggest operating cost for any airline is the price of fuel- over the past few years the trend has been towards ever increasing oil prices…

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Future of Monarch secured

A recent takeover of the Monarch group has seen a big order for 30 new Boeing aircraft worth more than $3.2 billion to be introduced to their fleet. The group which includes tour operator Cosmos- has been operating for many years and it is great news that the company will continue to offer holidays and…

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Egypt- back in favour

Egyptian tourist arrivals from the UK are on the increase following a dip in numbers earlier this year. Many hotels are offering excellent value for money prices to encourage bookings and it is now expected that over 1 million arrivals are expected from the UK in 2014.   JPT says: Egypt has long been a…

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Cruise News

P & O are for a limited time only, offering a £50 pp deposit for bookings made on selected sailings. In addition to this offer, clients booking a Select Price cruise will get an on-board credit. JPT says: This time of year is the time when many of us see their spare cash disappearing on…

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Hotel Prices dip in Top European cities = a great time to visit!

A recent travel industry report showed that hotel prices in Europe’s 50 most popular city destinations dropped by an average of 13% this month. Amongst these destinations, the greatest dip in prices was to Venice, where according to a leading hotel comparison website, prices have dropped by a massive 44%!   JPT says: Over the…

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