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Use your social media followers to bag a cheap holiday

If you're a prolific tweeter or you spend half your life on Facebook, good news - your social media presence could land you a cheap holiday. New travel website Hotelied claims to 'unlock personalised unpublished rates at luxury hotels', and when you book your break, you're invited to link up to fiv... Read more

Top five facts about Christopher Columbus

We thought we’d have some fun and find out more about our namesake - so here are our top five facts about Christopher Columbus: 1) Christopher Columbus was actually Italian – born in Genoa in 1451 (although he always wrote in Spanish).  However, some believe he was born on the island of Corsica, wh... Read more

Not too late to book a family summer holiday

Summer goes all too quickly; it feels like only yesterday that we were all pining for the sun to get itself into gear. And yet here we are a month or two later; we've had the hottest day of the year so far, and for a while there parts of the UK were hotter than in Hawaii. Aloha! But you know what? ... Read more

The IATA formalises rescue fares to help stranded passengers

Have you ever been stranded because your airline collapsed? If so, here's some good news to round of the week - members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to offer discount 'rescue' fares to travellers who are unable to travel because their airline has gone out of bus... Read more

The best ways to save money when travelling

Travel can be expensive - but it doesn't have to be, if you know where to look for deals. We've been trawling the internet for the best ways to slash the cost of your trip. Here are the best of the bunch. Airline tickets: Plan in advance and visit discount websites to see if there are better dea... Read more

Travel advice for over 65s: Staying safe, the best destinations and life hacks

It's generally known that age isn’t anything but a number - and we couldn’t agree more. There’s been a huge increase in the number of older people saying ‘Pah!’ to their advancing years, and seeing the world. Which is great. However, being an older traveller brings its own set of advantages and dis... Read more

Women more likely to suffer from 'holiday stress', according to new research

There's no denying that getting a holiday off the ground can be pretty tough - there's lots of preparation behind the scenes to ensure everything goes well. From getting everyone packed and ready to go to getting to the airport on time, things can get tense - and there's a new study which suggests ... Read more

Holiday Reps’ tales: Skinny dipping and failed romances in the sun

Max Harrison worked as a holiday rep for three months before his career in the sun came to an abrupt end. As our last piece about holiday reps and what goes on behind the scenes proved so popular, we decided to dig a little deeper, and asked Max about his time in Magaluf (he was also transferred ov... Read more

That's entertainment: What's working on a cruise ship really like?

Michael Grant has spent a decade on cruise ships, entertaining passengers and sailing the high seas. But is life on a cruise ship as glamorous and carefree as it sounds? We managed to grab ten minutes with Michael to find out what the job's really like. When did you start working on cruise ships? ... Read more

Columbus to the rescue! Two customers tell us how we saved the day

As you know, we’re in the business of taking care of you and your family if something goes awry when you’re abroad. And we’re good at it. We’ve been protecting travellers since 1988, and we’ve made sure that you can have access to the support and cover you need while you’re travelling. However, don... Read more

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