Aug 11, 2015

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Why I’m now a holiday park convert

Why I’m now a holiday park convert

When you’re on holiday with a toddler, the simple things in life suddenly become more important:  sleep, stress-free meal times, and activities that put a smile on everyone’s face. And that’s why, for the first time in my adult life, I decided that a holiday park was the place for our family summer holiday. We’d never been on a campsite with our one-year-old before, so I was slightly nervous – but here’s why I’d recommend it. We enjoyed...

Jul 14, 2015

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Take the stress out of travelling with children...

Take the stress out of travelling with children

If you’re gearing up for your big family summer getaway, you may be dreading the prospect of packing, endless waits at airports and flights with kids in tow. But don’t let worries about your children misbehaving on a flight, or stresses about keeping kids entertained in an airport, ruin the excitement of your trip. With a little forward planning, travelling with children can be stress free. Follow our top tips below to make your next trip a breeze…...

Jun 2, 2015

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All-inclusive vs self-catering: The great holiday dilemma...

All-inclusive vs self-catering: The great holiday dilemma

If you’re planning your main 2015 holiday, the chances are you’ll be looking for the best value break for your money. And a common dilemma for holidaymakers looking for the most cost-effective holiday is which board type to go for. Some holidaymakers religiously travel on a self-catering basis in order to keep their costs to a minimum, while others are all-inclusive converts – but which will actually work out cheaper for you? Here we place the board types...

May 12, 2015

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Your flight delay questions answered

Your flight delay questions answered

We receive a huge number of flight delay questions from customers every month so we’ve answered some of the most common ones in the videos below… Am I entitled to compensation for a delayed flight? If you are on a delayed flight, you may be entitled to welfare or compensation from your airline. Follow our simple checklist to find out if you are entitled to compensation under the EU261 rules. Did you arrive at your destination more than...

Apr 29, 2015

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10 incredibly simple ways to save on rail fares...

10 incredibly simple ways to save on rail fares

The school summer holidays are fast approaching and if you’re planning on travelling by train, why pay a penny more for your rail tickets than you need to? So, with advance tickets for the summer months starting to be released now (with fares at a fraction of the full walk-on rate), we’ve come up with 10 simple tips to save you money when travelling by train. 1. Snap up tickets as soon as they are released… Train tickets are generally...

Apr 15, 2015

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10 reasons to read your travel insurance small print...

10 reasons to read your travel insurance small print

You’ve spent weeks planning your holiday, weighing up all of the options to find the perfect break for you. You’ve finally booked. Now what? It’s time to buy your travel insurance. OK, so this might not be the most exciting part of your getaway but it is essential to take out a comprehensive policy as soon as you book so you’re covered for everything from medical costs and lost possessions to cancellation. And  it’s a false economy to simply opt for...

Apr 2, 2015

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Style and the city: Pack right when you pack light...

Style and the city: Pack right when you pack light

Heels or trainers? Skinny jeans or little black dress? Packing a stylish wardrobe for a city break can be a tricky business – especially if you’re trying to shoehorn everything into your trusty carry-on bag to avoid extra luggage charges. But if you struggle with this task, at least you’re not alone. Here at TravelSupermarket, we’ve found that 35% of holidaymakers find it hard to fit everything into their hand luggage for a city break. What’s more, we...

Feb 17, 2015

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Nine exciting reasons to visit Birmingham...

Nine exciting reasons to visit Birmingham

Our recent blog post “Are these the world’s 11 most boring places?” has caused a bit of a stir on social media – especially among the residents of Birmingham. So, we challenged fans of the city to tweet us telling us why visitors should visit the home of Cadbury World and the Bullring using the hashtag #ExcitingBrum. Read nine of the top Twitter suggestions below. 1. @Prince_Moseley: Come on then, let’s tell @travelsupermkt why #brumsexciting. We will start with...

Jan 27, 2015

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Seven simple tips to get the best deal on your flights...

Seven simple tips to get the best deal on your flights

With charges for bags, taxes and administration fees, it has become harder to find cheap flights. However, there are still deals to be had if you know where to look and when to book. Just follow our seven simple money-saving tips below to avoid paying over the odds. 1. Timing is key Flights go on sale throughout the year but knowing when to look for them can help you to bag a bargain. Generally, the earlier you book,...

Jan 6, 2015

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Florida vs Dubai: The great holiday tug-of-war...

Florida vs Dubai: The great holiday tug-of-war

Are you looking for a wow factor sunshine break but can’t decide where to go? Let TravelSupermarket do the hard work for you as we place two popular hotspots head-to-head. In this holiday face-off, larger-than-life Florida takes on glitzy Dubai. Let the battle begin! Round one Stretches of sand such as those on Palm Beach and Key West, and trendy South Beach in Miami are world famous for good reason! Whether you lounge in luxury on a private...

Nov 3, 2014

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Am I entitled to compensation for a delayed flight?...

Am I entitled to compensation for a delayed flight?

New court ruling should now allow more claims to succeed Jet2 and other airlines told by courts to start paying out and stop delaying Even if you aren’t due payout, airlines must safeguard your welfare Judgment will lead to higher airfares for all After a series of court cases in 2012, 2013 and 2014, a ruling in Liverpool’s County Court appears to have put a nail in the coffin of airlines trying to wriggle out of paying out...

Oct 30, 2014

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5 reasons to book your holiday early

5 reasons to book your holiday early

Savvy travellers know that booking a holiday well in advance is the key to bagging a bargain break; think of customers as the early birds and the juiciest holiday options as the worms. Here we round up five of the best reasons why you should act now to secure your dream holiday. 1. You can save up to 25% Let’s be blunt about this: the holiday industry wants you to book early. They are an organised lot and they...

Oct 22, 2014

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“I told you to turn right!” No 1 cause of holiday arguments revealed...

“I told you to turn right!” No 1 cause of holiday arguments revealed

I love Naples. My husband, on the other hand, declared he never wanted to return to the city after we took a wrong turn in our hire car shortly after arriving, on one trip, and ended up having to navigate dodgy backstreets for an hour in the blistering July sun. The wrong turn was his fault – of course! – but hubby and I aren’t alone in arguing over that classic holiday activity: map-reading. TravelSupermarket research has revealed...

Aug 22, 2014

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Volcanic ash disruption: What are your rights if Bardarbunga erupts?...

Volcanic ash disruption: What are your rights if Bardarbunga erupts?

If you’ve got a late summer holiday planned, news of activity in Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano may be worrying you. When another tongue-twistingly named Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, erupted in 2010, more than 100,000 flights were cancelled. So, is Bardarbunga about to blow and, if it does, what are your rights if your travel plans are disrupted? What’s the volcano doing at the moment and should I reschedule my travel plans? Bardarbunga hasn’t erupted yet, of course, but more than 300 earthquakes have...

Jul 29, 2014

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Top 10 European cities to visit this summer...

Top 10 European cities to visit this summer

If you’re the type of holidaymaker who prefers the faster pace of city life to endless days spent on the beach, or perhaps you have only a few days to get away this summer, a city break could be the ideal option. And with the bank holiday approaching at the end of August, why not be inspired by one of our ideas and get ready to jet off for a fun weekend away. Whether you’re after culture galore, beautiful scenery...

Sep 27, 2013

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A footballing weekend in Manchester

A footballing weekend in Manchester

As a Mancunian I’m often asked whether I’m a “red” or a “blue”. And I always feel like a bit of a disappointment when I mutter “neither”. I’ve often thought that I should take more of an interest in what makes many of my city’s residents excited – after all, my birthplace is home to two of the most famous football teams in the UK and, more recently, The National Football Museum. So, when I was invited to...

Aug 28, 2013

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Get your holiday mojo back

Get your holiday mojo back

If your 2013 summer holiday left you feeling a little flat, or perhaps you didn’t go away as nowhere took your fancy, you may feel like you have lost your passion for holidays. Your main getaway should be one of the most exciting times of the year, so if you’re bored of your normal two-week beach break, it’s time to change your routine and add some sparkle back to your valuable time away. Here we offer up inspiration...

Aug 21, 2013

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Flight delays: Are you entitled to compensation?...

Flight delays: Are you entitled to compensation?

The last thing you’ll want when you’re on holiday is for your outward or return flight to be delayed. But if the worst was to happen, would you know what compensation you were entitled to? An area that has been causing confusion for many passengers trying to claim compensation has been ‘extraordinary circumstances’ – when the cause of the delay is deemed to be outside an airline’s control. If this is considered to be the case, an airline...

Aug 19, 2013

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Are you a holiday saver or splurger?

Are you a holiday saver or splurger?

When you kick back on holiday, do you keep a close eye on your finances or do you completely relax and splash the cash? According to research by TravelSupermarket, Brits are a nation of thrifty travellers with 58% saying they take cost-cutting measures while they are away. In fact, British holidaymakers believe they can save up to £13.76 per person per day while they are away, which works out as a saving of £385 over a week’s holiday...

Aug 15, 2013

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Should I travel to Egypt?

Should I travel to Egypt?

Scenes of protests and news of political unrest in Egypt have been hitting the headlines, and whether you’ve got a trip booked to the country or are considering it as a destination to travel to soon, you may be feeling nervous. A little more than a year on from President Morsi’s election, the Egyptian president was ousted by the country’s army on July 3, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised against travel to large parts...