There's a huge world out there and sometimes a guide or two can help you see new places to explore. From skiing to sun, mountains to diving, with the travel guides below you can start a new adventure.
Need a holiday? Feel like you could do with a break? Then look no further. Our guides will help you make the right decision with information about luxury holidays to backpacking, ski resorts to budget beach deals. And once you have made the decision as to where you want to go and what you want to spend we can help you get the best price online.
Our guides will also help you get the most cost effective travel insurance and airport parking deals. So for all aspects of your travel and holiday check us out and then bon voyage!
With so many topics to cover in this section, we've focused on a number of key areas where we know you want answers and ideas to hepl you save money or get the right information - fast!
So check out the information below or simply search the site to find out more about a wide range of travel and holiday information.
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No on wants to pay over the top for a flight but it can be increasingly frustrating to find the cheapest deal. Here we point out a few ideas that may help you.
As with your utilities and insurance you simply have to shop around now and do the maths. It needn’t take you long but you will quickly see what the best deal is. The places to look are on comparison sites like travelsupermarket.com but also don’t forget the online travel agents like lastminute.com and expedia.Also check out opodo.co.uk who are good for top low costs and budget airlines and flightcentre.co.uk for long haul flights and of course skyscanner.net. There isn’t really one that will get you cheap flights all the time so you do need to use more than one. Also don’t forget to look at the websites of the budget airlines themselves.
Booking With a Budget Airline
There are a few things to consider here. We all know you will get less leg room and you won’t get free food and drink but there are other things to watch out for. Check the airport location, many budget airlines do not fly to the most convenient part of a city. Make sure you have booked and paid for your luggage allowance or you will be charged a large amount. With some budget airlines you must print your ticket in advance or again you will pay a fee.
Budget airlines in Europe include :
Cheapest Days To Fly
There isn’t one day of the week that is always cheaper, many believe it’s always a Tuesday but that isn’t true. What is true however is that weekdays will be cheaper than weekends. It is good to look for trends on search engines though. Select one way as that will help you determine the cheapest day to fly.
Travel insurance is vital to ensure that should the worse happen you are covered. Here we look at a few things you should do to make sure you don’t over pay on your travel insurance. Always shop around for the best deal, you will save money. Also watch policies that are very cheap, they may be cheap for a reason!
Check The Essentials Are In Your Policy
The essentials include medical expenses, getting back home, cancellation cover, missed departure, delay, lost luggage and personal liability cover. If you are on a skiing holiday be sure to include all activities including off piste. But if you stick to these essentials you should be covered for most eventualities.
Buy Insurance When You Book the Holiday
This is important as you will not be covered if your trip is cancelled or delayed or if you or a family member becomes too ill to travel. There is no advantage to waiting until the last minute,
The Foreign Office(FO) will provide you with advice on where they would not advise you travel to.
Their website is www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
They will provide information to help you make an informed decision on whether to travel or not. This is updated regularly. Sometimes you will see that the FO will advise against all travel but for essential travel. This can occur when there has been a coup in a country or civil unrest or a natural disaster. Where terrorism is concerned the FO will advise if there is extreme or imminent danger to British nationals.
At the time of writing there are 15 destinations that the FO has warned about. They are in Africa and the Middle East and include Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen. It isn’t impossible to get to these countries but remember insurance will be difficult to get should you decide to travel.