The merger between Thomas Cook and the Co-operative travel shops took place in 2010 and although described as a merger it was in fact widely regarded as a takeover by Thomas Cook who holds 66% of the new company’s shares. The two, Thomas Cook and Co-operative Travel stores, continue to operate under distinct brands and between them have over 800 shops nationwide, with their own distinctive uniforms. (more…)
The problems at Sharm el Sheikh have been headline news for a couple of weeks now following on from the crash of a Russian aircraft suspected of being brought down by a bomb, which has not yet been officially declared the reason for the Metrojet crashing in Northern Sinai.
The problems experienced by holiday makers at Sharm el Sheikh with the concern that the Russian aircraft was brought down by a bomb being place on board has triggered a campaign to tighten up on security measures, particularly in those areas where Islamic State militants are known to be active.
Dense fog is debilitating at the best of time and drivers of motor cars will know how it can cause disruption and lead to serious accidents. Imagine therefore, what it must be like to land an aircraft loaded with passengers when the visibility is down to a matter of a few feet.
Reports are clear that the average wage is increasing, but this has not had any effect on holidaymakers who are planning to restrict their spending on bookings to last years amount and over half, 60% say that they will not be spending anymore when they get to their destination. This is a clear sign that consumers are continuing to tighten their belts, with holidays being one way in which they can restrict spending.
It’s nearly Halloween, and what better way to celebrate this spooky time of year than by visiting some of the most haunted places in the UK. Luckily for us, we don’t have to search for all these eerie places as www.bluechipholidays.co.uk have kindly done all the hard work for us and wrapped it up in a handy infographic.
Fining parents’ for taking their children out of school during term time for a family holiday is a subject that has recently been given a lot of airing recently, particularly since John Platt, from the Isle of Wight, successfully had a fine overturned after arguing that the unauthorised absence of his daughter to go on holiday to Florida in term time did not mean she failed to attend school regularly.
There has been a huge increase in fines imposed on parents taking their children out of school during term time to take holidays. The increased has trebled to a new figure and penalty notices reached at least 50,414 in the last academic year.
It is a far cry from the days when two entrepreneurs Langley Steinert, Stephen Kaufer founded the company from a small office above a pizza shop called Kosta’s in Needham, Massachusetts 15 years ago. It began as site looking at official words from guidebooks, but they added a button to the site which invited visitors to add their own reviews and it really took off after that. Last year a booking facility was added and now it is possible to manage Hotel and flights booking, Vacation rentals, Restaurant finding, and browse Travel guides. (more…)
Hoseasons can claim to be the UK’s leading self-catering specialist with thousands of places to stay, in coastal and countryside settings throughout Britain and Europe. Established now for over 65 years, in the period after the Second World War they made a name for providing boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads, Today you can choose from camping holiday parks, lodges, cottages as well as boating holidays.