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Hoseasons adds 9,000 cottages to its portfolio

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.

The company has announced that it is to vastly expand its cottages portfolio by adding more than 9,000 properties from its sister Cottages4you brand and they now have 11,313 UK cottages available under its Hoseasons brand. The reasons behind the change, commented Tariq Khan head of trade sales, was to give agents as well as consumers the widest possible choice in the domestic breaks market; he went on to say: “Bringing everything together in one place simplifies the booking process for agents and reinforces the strength of the Hoseasons brand.” (more…)


Europe benefits from a €1.8 trillion contribution from the tourist industry

Travel and tourism is big business, this is clearly evident when you consider that in Europe the industry contributes more to national economies than automotive manufacturing, chemicals manufacturing, banking, agriculture and mining. According to a study which was carried out by the World Travel & Tourism Council, in the year 2014 this amounted to €1.8 trillion.

Long established Cosmos name to be dropped

monarch cosmos

The name Cosmos dates back to 1961 when it began as a coach operator working out of a small office in London, taking customers on bus and air trips to Europe. However the name is to be dropped and will, in future, be known as Monarch, enabling the airline and tour operator to move to a single brand. Also coming under the name Monarch is the brand Avro who operate as a seat only broker and bed bank under the name

New North Terminal departures level to open at Gatwick

Gatwick Airport

Anyone who has flown in or out of Gatwick Airport in the last 5 years will have seen a tremendous amount of work being carried out. All this is part of a huge plan to upgrade to facilities at the airport and the south terminal which included lounge, entrance forecourts, immigration hall, baggage systems and the north terminal interchange has already been completed and fully operational.

U.S. to Cuba travel expands ahead of expected lifting of travel embargo


Flying into the Communist governed Island of Cuba ceased as long ago as 1962 when a trade embargo was implemented by the U.S. government and a long cold war has existed since that time. However, relations between the countries have thawed, particularly since travel to the Island was relaxed by President Obama to allow certain American citizens and Cuban Americans to go on specially sanctioned travel.

Balearic Islands

Threatened tax on the Balearic Islands’ could drive tourists away

The beautiful Spanish Balearic Islands are hugely popular with British holiday makers, particularly Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and to a lesser degree, the “little sister” of Ibiza, Formentera, Each year they attract around 3.5 million British visitors, however, tour operators are warning that a reintroduction of the tourist tax would deter these numbers from visiting the Islands.

Drunk and obnoxious airplane passengers are considered the worst by travellers

airplane frustration

We’re heading into the peak holiday season here in the UK, and for many it can be a stressful experience which can be made worst by other peoples actions. An online voucher code website has done some research to find out the most frustrating behaviours airplane passengers do and have created a hand aircraft etiquette infographic of what not to do.

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