Friday, 29 February 2008

Pontins Holiday Savings

Want a pontins holiday? Here are some brilliant savings

Blackpool
Illuminations Weekend from £35 per person per night

Half Price Offers – Spring and Early Summer for Classic Apartments
40% Off – Spring and Early Summer for Club Apartments

30% Off – Early Summer and Autumn
20% Off – Early Summer and Autumn

PLUS Free child places, with 1 full paying adult on selected dates. First come first served, offer ends 31 May 2008.

Southport
Easter Weekend 3 nights from under £25 per person

Half Price offers for Spring, Early Summer and Autumn in Budget Accommodation

Camber Sands
Half Board Option from £9.99 per adult, per night

Half Price offers – Spring, Early Summer and Autumn in budget accommodation
40 – 50% off – Summer Holidays in Budget accommodation

Pakefield
Family 7 nights in August from £26 per person per night
Free Child places with 1 full paying adult on selected dates – Hurry first come first served, offer ends 31 May 08!!

Hemsby
Easter School Holiday 4 nights from £25 per person

Half Price holidays on selected dates through out the year!

Prestatyn Sands
Half Board Option from £9.99 per adult per night

Half Price offers for Sprint, Early Summer and Autumn on budget 1 and 2 bedroom accommodation.

Brean Sands
July Holiday 7 nights from £53 per person

Superbreak top 10 holiday offers

Friday 29th Feburary 2008 Superbreak top holiday offers

one 4* Marble Arch - The Cumberland Hotel, save up to 31%
Only £69.50, various dates between 14 Mar - 01 Jun
A place where breathtaking style and design, exceptional comfort and personal service combine to form a truly unique and intimate experience. two Chester - 4* Crabwall Manor Hotel, save 19%
Available until 30 Apr, week round. Was £80.00 Now £65.00
Stand at the front door of Crabwall Manor and look across the croquet lawn to the historic city of Chester with views of the cathedral.

three Edinburgh - 4* Novotel, save 49%
Available until 31 Mar, Mon - Thurs. Was £96.50 Now £49.50
Novotel Edinburgh Centre is a 'New Generation' modern hotel featuring stylish, contemporary design and wonderful facilities, including an indoor pool.

four 4* Blackpool - The Big Blue Hotel, from £47.50
Great Rate, for this family destination
Situated at the south entrance of the famous Pleasure Beach. The modern family rooms include a separate children's area and come with all the modern amenities.

five Prague - 5* Radisson SAS Alcron, 4 night for 3
Available until 20 Mar and 29 Jun - 28 Aug
The Radisson SAS Alcron Hotel is located just off the famous boulevard, Wenceslas Square, in the heart of the commercial district surrounded by historical monuments.

six 5* Costa Blanca - Melia Altea Hills, save up to 31%
Available until 30 Apr, excluding Easter. Was £64.25 Now £44.50
The Melia Altea Hills is located 3 km from the picturesque and bohemian village of Altea and just 2 km from the Luis Campomanes Sports Marina.

seven 5* Budapest - Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, 4 nights for 3
Available until 30 Apr, week round
This contemporary hotel is centrally located in downtown Budapest at the pedestrian zone only a few steps from the Danube.

eight High School Musical Theatre Break, from £56.50
Various dates in July and August 2008
Prepare yourself for the chance to see your favourite movie brought to life in the capital - this show is everything you love about the movie with added fun.

nine Wicked Theatre Breaks, from £95
Top price evening saver ticket and 3* Hotel
Experience this unforgettable, award-winning musical and discover that you've not been told the whole story about the Land of Oz.

ten Chicago Theatre Breaks, from £81.50
3rd Price Saver evening ticket and 3* Hotel
The musical, which won the 1998 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production, includes the songs All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle, Class and All I Care About.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Haven Holiday Discounts

  • The Easter Good Friday for 3 Nights offer is now from £199
  • Easter Bank Holiday for 7 Nights is now from £299
  • Easter School Holidays from £149
Book a great family holiday this easter at Haven Holidays - I think I'm going to go and book a lovely break for the Easter holidays which is only a couple of weeks off now...

There's so much to do on a haven holiday park and you'll find they offer you a great way of having a relaxing stressfree holiday. The kids will have so many activities and sports to do they'll be worn out - and there's some wonderful beaches around the UK. The Greenacres park in North Wales has Black Rock Sands beach - it's a beautifully wide beach with room for making the most enormous sand castles you can imagine. With historical welsh castles and towns to explore you'll find it's everything you want in a holiday!

Monday, 25 February 2008

Your dream holiday

What do you dream of doing on holiday?

Do you dream of skiing down the piste? Enjoy apr├ęs ski refreshments, drinking hot chocolate whilst admiring the snowy alps?
Do you dream of those snowy white slopes and salopettes?

Do you dream of swimming in the clearest bluest water watching tiny fish dark beneath you, getting close to coral reefs and seeing the most amazing coloured corals in action? Do you long to lay on pure white sand stretched out in the scalding sun with the tiny waves lapping over your feet?

Do you long to walk in the dales, up tiny lanes, across stiles and along hilly ridges, taking in breathtakinly beautiful levels of greenery seeing England's glorious countryside up close? Do you fancy watching squirrels playing chasing round trees and into cornfields of the goldest waving acres of corn tingued at the edges with poppies and blue cornflowers.

Do you wish to sit on the beach at St Ives, eating a perfect icecream and then swimming in the warm shallow sea off the cornish coast and taking a sailing boat around the coves to take in the seabirds nesting in the tall cliffs, swooping into the sea to pick out the fish to feed their brood.

Whatever your favourite dream holiday is I hope you enjoy it soon.

Pre holiday planning

Remove the stress of going away.
Keep your house safe when you go away. Organise with a good friend to have your house looked after.
Have curtains drawn and lights put on. Use automatic timers to turn lights on on their own. Cancel the papers for the time you're away. Have the post put somewhere safe.
Lock away small valuables.

Pack in advance. Remember to make a list of all the things you want to take. Keep this list and reuse it each holiday.

Have a list of medicines you want to take, the ones you have to take and extras like paracetmol, plasters and antiseptic. A small travel first aid kit can be invaluble.

Order in advance your European Health Insurance card, or EHIC - and take it.

Make sure your travel insurance is up to date.

Well in advance check if you need tablets or jabs for your destination.

Check the weather forecast for when you're going. Will you need a jumper and coat or just a light jacket?

Book pets into kennels or cattery well in advance.

Buy a guidebook before you go, or borrow it from the library.

Make a final check list. Tickets, passports, cases, medicines.


Sunday, 24 February 2008

End to one bag restrictions

There's been a limited lifting of the one bag restriction on hand luggage. This happened last month at various airports around the UK. It's not been lifted at all because some airports say they do not have enough security measures in place yet to fully list the restrictions.

The list of airports where the one bag restriction no longer applies are:

Aberdeen

Benbecula

Birmingham

Cambridge

Cardiff

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Guernsey

Heathrow

Humberside

Inverness

Islay

Kirkwall

London City

Manchester

Newcastle

Plymouth

Prestwick

Southampton

Southend

Stansted

Stornoway

Sumburgh

Wick



Some companies may well keep the restriction on one bag as this saves them money on fuel!

Pack light to save money

More and more airlines are cutting back on the weight of luggage you're allowed to check in. They're doing this to try and save fuel as the more weight they carry the more fuel they use during the flight.

So how do you pack light?
You need to find the right size piece of luggage to start with and then make sure it's a light weight case. If your bag is really heavy to start with then you're already at a disadvantage.

We'll have a look at checked luggage from one of the best known air travel companies, British Airways -

Free checked allowance for UK domestic flights
for Adults and children aged 2 years and over permitted one bag
Maximum dimensions per bag (H+W+L): 158cm (62in)
Maximum weight per bag: 23kg (51lbs)*

Other overseas flights allow more bags depending on your ticket. Always check!

So you can see you're allowed at least one bag weighing 23kg. This is actually a really generous amount so you shouldn't have problems keeping under this allowance.

British Airways has introduced a limit of 23kg (51lbs) for any single checked bag as part of your free baggage allowance in line with health and safety rules. Someone has to physically manhandle your bag onto the aircraft to make sure it's safely stowed.

Anything weighing more than 45kg (99lbs) will not be accepted as checked baggage and will need to be transported as unaccompanied baggage - you'll have to organise a carrier for it.

Our hints on packing light:
Shoes can weigh a lot - so limit the number of pairs you take, or avoid taking great clumpy boots or shoes - wear them instead!
Don't pack heavy food items - buy food when you're there or ask about welcome packs as many hotels and holiday parks offer these to save your luggage space.
Wear the heavy coat you're taking rather than stuff it in a case. Leather jackets can weigh loads too so consider not taking it!
Taking towels? Can you hire linen at your destination?

Once you've packed then weigh your case on the bathroom scales. You'll know if you're under then. If it's under you can always bring a few gifts back from your holiday with you!

Pack light by using a co-ordinated wardrobe plan. Mix and match means you need to take less clothes too.

More hints on saving money on booking holidays

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Thomson holidays discounts

If you fancy a sunshine getaway, you can jet off to the Spanish Balearic Islands for less than £30 when you book this weekend. This is a great opportunity to book that summer escape, as we have thousands of seats to Palma, Ibiza and Menorca under £30. These fares are sure to sell fast, so don't miss out. These offers from thomson

Flights to Palma under £25

Hotels from £10 prpn
Palma is the chic island capital, a vibrant sophisticated city with a lively buzz. Despite being the largest city in the Balearics, Palma retains an elegance that enchants its visitors. Palma is set around a horseshoe bay sheltering a cosmopolitan harbour bustling with luxury yachts and cruise liners.
Flights to Ibiza under £30

Hotels from £10 prpn
The free spirit of the Balearics, Ibiza is the party capital of the world and a beach-lover's paradise. Ibiza's nightlife is legendary, but there's much more to this sunny isle than the clubs and bars of San Antonio and Ibiza Town.


Flights to Menorca under £30

Hotels from £10 prpn
Menorca is a place as relaxed as its people. The quietest and calmest of the Balearics, Menorca's rolling green countryside and picturesque resorts remain unfazed and unspoilt by its popularity.

Handy hint: For the best availability, check out our spring departures in April and May. For some late summer sunshine, search for fares departing September and October.

Friday, 15 February 2008

Great getaways offers

Top 20 City Breaks from £120pp with Great getaways
Top 20 City Break Offers! * Barcelona - 2 nights from £140pp


* Berlin - 2 nights from £150pp


* Budapest - 2 nights from £136pp



* Chicago - 3 nights from £333pp


* Copenhagen - 2 nights from £184pp


* Dubai - 4 nights from £496pp

* Dublin - 2 nights from £121pp
* Granada - 2 nights from £199pp

* Krakow - 2 nights from £159pp


* Lisbon - 2 nights from £126pp


* Marrakesh - 3 nights from £287pp



* Paris - 2 nights from £159pp


* Prague - 2 nights only £120pp


* Reykjavic - 3 nights from £247pp


* Rome - 2 nights from £139pp
* San Francisco - 3 nights from £392pp
* Stockholm - 2 nights from £168pp
* Valencia - 2 nights from £132pp


* Venice - 2 nights from £141pp



* Washington - 3 nights from £336pp



Easter Breaks from £121pp



Top flight offers from £87pp
London Hotel Deals from £45 per room

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

cheap flights from tui

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and TUIfly.com makes it easy to please your Darling. Hurry and book tickets to several beautiful destinations in Germany from just 5 pounds*! Of course you don't have to take a partner with you..enjoy the holidays.

Starting immediately you will have the chance to book real bargains at our website for the fixed period as from March 1 through April 30, 2008. Last chance on Sunday as this offer ends on Sunday, at 12 pm.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Cheap hotels with hotelopia

Very cheap hotel deals with hotelopia

* Alanya 3* £ 4
* Algarve 3* £ 9

* Corfu 2* £ 15

* Ibiza 3* £ 18

* Majorca 3* £ 19

* Lanzarote 3* £ 22

* Alicante 2* £ 23

* Costa del Sol 3* £ 23

* Bangkok 3* £ 25

* Costa de Almeria 4* £ 25

* Berlin 3* £ 37

* Milan 3* £ 37

* Glasgow/Prestwick 3* £ 38

* London 3* £ 38

* Edinburgh 3* £ 39

* Paris 3* £ 40

* Madrid 3* £ 42

* Barcelona 3* £ 49

* Dublin 4*

Plus hotelopia have an amazing game -

Become the Hotelopia Super Booker and you will win a £3.400 hotel voucher to spend in any hotel or destination of your choice!

If you’re not the top player you can still win:

  • 2nd Prize = £1,200 hotel voucher
  • 3rd Prize = £600 hotel voucher

Plus every week they’ll randomly select one player as a VIP guest, who’ll receive a complimentary hotel voucher worth £200!!

Friday, 8 February 2008

Superbreaks top offers

Some amazingly cheap holiday offers from Superbreak

4* Mayfair, The Cavendish London, Easter Deal - Save 25%
Available 21 Mar - 10 Apr. Was £116.50/ £91.50 Now £69.00
Located on prestigious Jermyn Street in the heart of London's Piccadilly. Guests will discover that Theatreland and the most exclusive shopping districts are on the doorstep.

4* Stratford-upon-Avon, Mercure Shakespeare Hotel, Save 28%
Available 01 Feb - 30 Apr. Was £70/ £83 Now £55/ £59.50
This award winning half-timbered hotel is in the heart of historic Stratford. The comfortable public areas, with huge open fireplaces, make it a perfect short break base.

5* Radisson SAS Hotel, Glasgow, Easter Deal - 3 nights for 2
Only over Easter! 21 Mar - 22 Mar 08
A purpose built, architecturally imposing building situated opposite Central Station in the heart of Glasgow, undoubtedly one of the most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe.

4* Bruges, Golden Tulip Hotel de'Medici, 3 nights for 2
Available 01 Jan - 31 Mar 08, week round
Golden Tulip Hotel de'Medici is ideally located by one of Bruges' most romantic canals, only 5 minutes walk from the Market Square.

4* Disneyland Paris - Radisson SAS, 3 nights for 2
Available until 01 Apr, week round
The elegant and comfortable Radisson SAS boasts a golf course and well-equipped with modern amenities including air-conditioning and flat screen televisions.

4* Monaco - Le Meridien Beach, 3 nights 2
Available until 31 Mar 08
Set beside the sparkling Mediterranean, just minutes from the legendary casino, the newly refurbished hotel is the only hotel in Monaco with its own private beach.

2 Night Hotel & Rail Deals, from £88
National Express East Coast Main Line Offer
2 night stay and rail tickets from any National Express East Coast mainline station. Destinations include London, Newcastle, Edinburgh and York plus more.

Buckingham Palace Tour & Tutankhamun Exhibition, from £195
Various dates available, in March, April and August
Your package includes a Private Tour of Buckingham Palace, entry into the Tutankhamun exhibition and an overnight stay in the 4* The Cavendish London hotel.

Chelsea Flower Show Ticket and Accommodation, from £139
From the 22 - 24 May 08
It is the worlds most popular and renowned flower show, explore the latest fashions in planting and garden design.

Cliff Richard's Tour - Nov 08, from £199
Performing at the Wembley Arena and the N.I.A Birmingham
Cliff will be performing a special "50th Celebration" concert including many of his classic and hit songs recorded over the years.


Events loaded this week - Hard Rock Calling concerts, featuring Eric Clapton and the Police. As well as more packages for the Osmonds 50th Anniversary Tour and new packages for The Eagles Live at the O2. Visit Our Events Page

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Want a UK holiday for the whole family?

You can have some amazing holidays in the UK and one of the best places to experience the British Seaside is by going to a holiday park. If you're taking the kids on holiday then you need to keep them occupied and it can be hard work.
By going to a holiday park you can eliminate all the hard work of keeping them busy all week. With most parks having their own beaches right next to the holiday park it means you can spend loads of time on the beach digging and enjoying a traditional sandcastle building holiday.
Haven's holiday parks have loads to keep the kids busy, with mini golf, cycling, sports pitches for football, tennis, swimming pools, water fun areas, ball parks for the little ones, activity clubs and even nature walks. They have shops and restaurants on site which give you plenty of options for feeding the whole family and their bars have family friendly areas.
If you visit a holiday park you'll find there are loads of things to do all week with activities for all ages and many parks offer day trips out to local sites so you don't even need to use the car whilst you're away.
The accomadation on holiday parks is excellent and has everything you need for the whole family.

James Villas Free car hire offer

Book a villa with James Villas and get free car hire when you book before March 3rd

Corfu
Visit Corfu for the best of both worlds. On this diverse island you can enjoy a traditional beach holiday, or unwind amid beautiful mountain scenery. The bustling coastal resorts blend seamlessly with the sleepy and traditional inland villages to make Corfu the perfect destination for activity or relaxation.

Our resorts in Corfu
Avlaki Gouvia Kalami Kassiopi
Kerasia Kokini Kokkolias Lake Korrison
Nissaki Ondari Perithia das Loutses Sgombou
St.Stefanos Vingla Yaliskari

Lefkas
Serenely lying just off the coast of western Greece, the beautiful island of Lefkas combines fascinating history and culture with breathtaking scenery and natural beauty. Our villas are perfectly located to help you explore the traditional villages, lush valleys and stunning coastline, and immerse yourself in the Greek way of life.

Our resorts in Lefkas
Agios Nikitas Fterno Lygia Nidri
Perigali Rachi Sivota

Florida
There really is something for everyone in the 'Sunshine State' - from all the magic razzmatazz of Orlando to the laid-back lifestyle on the Gulf Coast. Or why not make it a two centre holiday and get the best of both worlds? You'll find all the villas modern in style and contain all the modern appliances.

Our resorts in Florida
Gulf Coast - Florida Orlando - Florida

Turkey
Turkey is where ancient civilisations sit side-by-side to create a unique mix of modern and traditional culture, within a captivatingly beautiful Mediterranean setting. You’ll love exploring every stretch of Turkey’s dazzling coastline, shopping in the many colourful bazaars of local towns, and absorbing the peaceful and relaxed pace of life.

Bitez Bodrum Dalyan Gumusluk
Hisaronu Kalkan Kas Kaya
Konacik Ortakent Ovacik Patara
Torba Turgutreis Yalikavak

Menorca
Menorca is a refreshing slice of the quiet life at the heart of the Mediterranean. The island was designated a biosphere reserve in the early nineties, meaning that the beautiful scenery has escaped wide-scale development. You’ll love the wonderful tranquillity to be found on Menorca, and it is still possible to find remote sandy beaches all to yourself, if you like to explore.
Arenal d'en Castells Binibeca Cala Blanca Cala Blanes
Cala en Bosch Cala en Porter Mahon Punta Prima
Sa Caleta Son Bou Torre Soli