If it looks to good to be true, it IS too good to be true

Hero guide to….booking villa holidays   Holidaymakers searching for villas abroad been warned not to fall victim to scammers who advertise properties they don’t own. Barclays says more than a third of its customers who have reported these scams have lost between £1,000 and £5,000. The crooks take screen shots of genuine properties advertised online …

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Love Boat: Floating ‘party’ hotel to launch in the Med

  A Liverpool property developer and hotelier has bought a £3.3 million ship which it plans to launch as an “Ibiza-style” floating hotel. The ship, which will make its maiden voyage this August, will drop anchor in the Mediterranean clubbing capitals of Marbella, Ibiza and Majorca for week-long residencies. Designed to carry 632 passengers, the …

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WTH? Family forced to sit on floor during holiday flight

  The Civil Aviation Authority are looking into claims that the UK’s biggest and most profitable holiday company forced a family of 3 to sit on the floor of a plane during a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Menorca to Birmingham because a last-minute change of aircraft meant the seats they were assigned at check-in weren’t available. …

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This is THE cheapest resort for a holiday in 2019

Sunny Beach in Bulgaria is the holiday hotspot where your spending money will go further this year, followed by Marmaris in Turkey and the Algarve, according to the Post Office’s latest Holiday Costs Barometer. It found that an essential basket of 8 items, including meals, drinks and sunscreen, cost about half as much in these …

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Virgin’s takeover of Flybe: what does it mean for you?

  Europe’s largest regional airline Flybe has been sold to a consortium led by Virgin Atlantic for a little over £2 million in a deal which secures the future of at least some of its services to and from UK airports. Flybe operates mainly from smaller airports, including Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, Southampton, Durham, Norwich and …

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Revealed: Europe’s top places for family beach holidays

Want to know which is the cheapest destination for a family beach holiday in Europe? Well, according to On the Beach, a giant online travel agent, it’s the little-known Spanish island of La Palma. Never heard of it, it’s in the Canaries and is known (says the tourist board) as ‘the beautiful island’ due to …

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Eurostar seats on sale, but which is best, plane or train?

  Eurostar has launched a seat sale offering over 100,000 seats from £29 one way to Paris, Brussels, Lille and Calais, but bookings must be made before January 21 for travel between January 22 and April 17. Trips to Amsterdam and Rotterdam cost from £35 each way. For summer trips, Eurostar is offering seats to …

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Holiday prices slashed; grab a 7-day all-inclusive from £181

Summer holiday package prices have been cut by more than a third to try to encourage travellers to book early, according to one price comparison site TravelSupermarket. Having looked at the cost of summer holidays advertised by 25 tour operators between mid-December and early January, it’s worked out that prices are down year-on-year by as …