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Fewer Brits Travelling Abroad

Following comments made by Easyjet’s Carolyn McCall last week in an interview with the BBC, Michael Ward, managing director of leading independent travel insurance provider, PayingTooMuch.com has confirmed that travel insurance sales are also down from the levels that would previously have been considered normal for this time of year. […]

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Holiday Complaints on the Rise

Failed coups, terrorist attacks, and a general climate of fear in some countries may seem like enough to worry about but holidays mean other problems, too! Flights that don’t exist, hotels next to rubbish dumps and cancelled transfers leaving people stranded are just some of the problems making people’s holidays […]

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Holidays Abroad for the Middle Ages

Quite funny that the marketing folk are already gearing up for the holiday traffic. Christmas is so old news. That said, it seems a stunning amount of people in their fifties are deciding to spend this Christmas abroad, with 71% of festive vacation-goers over the age of 51, new data […]

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Holiday Makers Just Can’t Relax

As it is the holiday season, this made interesting reading. Gone are the days of two weeks shut-down from the mill. These days, parents are being warned  to avoid sabotaging their much needed quality family time, by allowing work to ‘gate-crash’ their precious family holidays. For, a recent poll by family-friendly […]

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Summer Holiday Entertainment Costs Parents

Well, anyone with children knows it to be the case but now research says the average family will spend £2,102.16 per child on summer holiday entertainment during their youngsters’ school years (and that doesn’t include holidays). At least good weather and beach in Bude, plus all the voluntary clubs and […]

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Bude is Magical – Especially in a Yurt

On visiting East Thorne, near Kilkhampton, I didn’t realise I’d be meeting an ex rugby union pro, who only retired from the game in 2011. Adam Black played as prop forward for teams like Sale Sharks, Newport Gwent Dragons and Worcester Warriors before hanging up his boots and taking up […]

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Children Want Simple Pleasures on Holiday

It’s not just parents who breathed a sigh of relief this week as the kids went back to school, for children have revealed what they hate most about going on holiday with the family – the lack of downtime. Holiday rentals specialists Owners Direct asked holidaymakers what kids hated doing most whilst […]

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