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No redundancies promised as Thomas Cook plans closure of 12 stores

From very humble beginnings when the young Thomas Cook in 1841 organised an excursion by train to take a group of 540 temperance campaigners from Leicester Campbell Street railway station to a rally in Loughborough, eleven miles away form this was born the giant holiday organisation that we see today.

Strike on Eurostar threatens Easter family getaway

When disputes involving travel to holiday destinations arise and strike action is called, holiday makers are usually the ones who have to suffer the consequences, for many they are left bewildered why it is them and not the employers that bear the brunt.

Out of the ordinary Christmas gifts

It’s fast approaching Christmas, but if like me you struggle to think of gifts for your loved ones then experience day website Into the Blue may have the answer. With over 1,000 experiences to choose from including a range of driving, flying and outdoor activities, there is bound to be something for everyone.

More and more Brits are spending Christmas Day away

As tradition dictates, Christmas day is spent unwrapping gifts, eating lots, falling asleep before the queen’s speech and probably drinking too much. However new research suggests that more and more people in the UK are looking to spend Christmas day away from home. Recent research and figures from a UK based holiday company can reveal that more people than ever are choosing to book somewhere to stay over Christmas and New Year, rather than spend time at home. They found that 36% of Brits are looking to take part in an outdoor activity such as cycling or surfing on Christmas Day, rather than spending the day eating and drinking with family. (more…)

New uniform design for Thomas Cook and Co-operative Travel shops

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…)

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.

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

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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