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Best ever January reported by Hoseasons

Hoseasons has been established over 70 years and have been providing excellent holiday accommodation, particularly in the self-catering field. Boating holidays were a big part of their early successes and now they can boast over 20,000 places to stay situated, these are situated in coastal, city, countryside settings as well as boating both in Britain as well as Europe.

Hoseasons have reported that they have had a record January, with booking to UK destinations up by 15% compared to last year. They have also reported that bookings through agents and other third parties are 10% up on last year at this time. (more…)

Balearic Islands

British families opting for safe holiday destinations

The number one priority for British Holiday makers this year is finding a safe destination when looking for somewhere to take their annual vacation. Global insecurity is on the rise and this has led to an increase in booking to record levels for what are seen as places that are safe, resulting in the western Mediterranean being the most popular choice.

Tube drivers’ union RMT to recommend a Night Tube Service

Underground

The London Underground Night Tube service was supposed to come on stream in September of last year, but agreement could not be reached between London Underground chiefs and the unions. The planned night service was due to take place, initially at least, on Fridays and Saturdays, on five lines, Jubilee, Victoria, Central, Northern and Piccadilly.

Warning of Zika Virus threat to Jamaica removed by Foreign Office

Jamaica

The Zika virus is a mosquito borne virus that in adults causes a mild illness, but in pregnant women the effect that it has on the unborn child can be that the child can be born with underdeveloped brains known as microcephaly. The spread of the virus is mainly confined to equatorial countries and in Brazil alone there have been 4,000 reported cases of babies suffering from microcephaly, since October.

Armed man prevented from entering Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris

The police and security services are extremely vigilant in France, particularly Paris which has been the recipients of a number of terrorist attacks in recent times. This vigilance clearly paid off when an armed man was detected trying to carry weapons into one of the hotels close to the Disneyland theme park.

Easy Jet

EasyJet continues Sharm el Sheikh Suspension

The troubles for Egyptian holiday resort Sharm el Sheikh continues as budget carrier Easy Jet has extended the suspension period on flights to the Red Sea resort until the end of May, which means that they will not have flown there for six months.

British travellers warned against visiting Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

The land locked West African country of Burkina Faso, a name which translates into “land of honest men” has not lived up to its name as a group calling itself Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for an attack on a luxury hotel which killed 28 people and left 56 injured.

As Sunshine Saturday approaches Spain tops the list of Holiday destinations for 2016

shutterstock_168722732 family beach

For those in the travel industry, tomorrow the 9th of January is known as ‘Sunshine Saturday’, the busiest day of the year for holiday companies. It’s the day most people in the UK look to book their summer holiday, hoping to beat the winter blues and have something to look forward to. According to research by a voucher code website the most popular destination for Brits this year is Spain with plenty of great deals available.

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