The best discounts on breaks by ferry

Whether you’re off to the Hook of Holland, France or the Channel Islands, here are the best offers to get you there France without tears Two children under 15 accompanying adults travel free on Brittany Ferries’ daytime sailings to the French ports of Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Roscoff and St Malo this summer. Standard four-berth […]

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Sky’s the limit

When Thomas Cook announced last week that it was shutting up shop after selling package tours from Ireland for more than 100 years, it was a surprise if no great shock. Within the travel trade, the signs were there. Into the second week of January, there was no sign of a brochure. The company was […]

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Ryanair to allow travel agents to sell flights

Ryanair has dropped its decade-long opposition to working with global distribution systems as it seeks to double the number of business passengers within two years. The low-cost airline today announced the signing of a deal with Travelport that will allow travel agents and travel management companies that are connected to the American company to book […]

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The world’s best hotels, picked by the experts

There’s a new international show dedicated to boutique travel. It’s called LE Miami and at its inaugural event this month, industry experts will have the difficult job of voting for the most influential person in contemporary travel. We’ve asked the nominees to reveal their favourite hotels and destinations, to give their predictions for the future […]

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50 best adventure holidays

Adventure offerings, including kayaking in Turkey, diving in the Maldives or swimming with Californian sea lions Adventures for softies 1 Wild kayak in Turkey  Base yourself at the lovely Ece hotel on the waterfront of Sovalye , a pedestrianised island in the Gulf of Fethiye, and you can sign up for a two-day kayaking tour, […]

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The Lonely Planet looks rather empty from up here in cyberspace

Long hair, dusty backpacks, dirt roads and a blue-spined travel bible: for more than 40 years thousands of young adventurers have relied on Lonely Planet guidebooks to navigate themselves through unfamiliar countries. News that the Australian publisher is to make about 80 of its 450-odd staff redundant prompted a tsunami of blubbing from travellers who […]

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50 top websites for travel

Where to go to find inspiration for your travels, pick up great deals and get the best advice before you leave See the first two instalments of our list: 50 top websites you can’t live without 50 top websites for fashion and beauty Five of the best for travel deals 1. Skyscanner.com  Flight price comparison  This […]

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