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Cruising scores highly

A recent Which magazine survey found more than half of the cruise line customers surveyed gave scores of 80% or more for customer satisfaction with Hurtigruten coming top of the list. Which also found that booking through an agent was cheaper, when booking an ocean or river cruise Booking your cruise through JPT= great choice,…

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Internet Holiday Fraud and how to avoid it!

Thousands of pounds have been lost and many planned holidays have been ruined due to holiday fraud scams on the internet. What is Holiday Fraud? -Holiday Fraud is when consumers hand over money only to discover the holiday accommodation or flight that they have paid for doesn’t exist, leaving them without a holiday, stranded ,…

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Keeping your kids happy when flying!

A recent survey found that nearly 75% of parents admitted that flying with young children made them think twice about going. So here are a few tips from some major airlines that might (hopefully!) take away some of those pre- flight worries. Some children feel the cold more than others so ensure that you have…

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New Disneyland Paris Attraction opens

Disneyland Paris has unveiled a new mini land based on the Oscar-winning film Ratatouille which tells the story of Remy the little rat chef in Paris. La Place de Remy opened on July 10 In Walt Disney Studios Park. The new attraction is a state-of-the –art 4D ride that shrinks riders down to rat size…

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Potential reduction in Ski chalet holiday choice is on the cards

Several ski tour operators have announced plans to withdraw from offering chalet accommodation in Switzerland following an about-turn in the country’s employment rules. New Swiss legislation demands that employees are paid a minimum of about £2,200 a month, as opposed to the traditionally lower wages, but full-board accommodation and discounted travel perks ski staff have…

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Retail guru Portas says “It’s the women that make the buying decisions”!

Retail guru Portas says “It’s the women that make the buying decisions”! Retail expert Mary Portas has told attendees at the recent Institute of Travel and Tourism conference that women account for the buying decisions in 85% of cases. She also said that even with all the sophisticated systems that most businesses have at their…

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Jet 2 .com ruling could set precedent for flight delay compensation claims

Jet 2 .com ruling could set precedent for flight delay compensation claims A recent ruling against Jet2.com could lead to a hike in airliner prices and a flurry of compensation claims from passengers dating back 6 years, travel lawyers have warned. Jet2.com had been seeking to overturn a decision that went in favour of a…

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Get more for your Pound in the Euro zone

Get more for your Pound in the Euro zone The recent decision by the European Central Bank to reduce interest rates, coupled with an unexpected hint from the Bank Of England that interest rates in the U K may rise earlier than expected has seen the pound gain ground against the euro. Current tourist exchange…

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UK Cruise market continues to grow

UK Cruise market continues to grow The UK is still Europe’s biggest cruise market with a 27.2% share of passenger numbers last year, when 1.72 million British passengers took an ocean cruise – an increase of 25,000 from 2012. The cruise market continues to go from strength to strength each year and the port of…

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Hassle Free holidays!

A recent report by the Travel Foundation showed that a few countries where local peddlers hassled holidaymakers, thereby making their holiday experience less enjoyable. Many Tourist Boards are taking steps to make locals aware of the negative impact this is having and are going to great lengths to improve things wherever this is seen as…

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