May 19, 2015

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Five inspirational UK road trips – with soundtracks...

Five inspirational UK road trips – with soundtracks

The great British countryside has some truly spectacular scenery, and to show off some of the best spots, we’ve travelled from north to south to showcase five of the most breathtaking road trips. And to help bring these drives to life, we ran a competition for talented musicians to compose soundtracks to accompany the journeys. So, whether you fancy hopping in your car and taking in the sights of the dramatic Scottish Highlands or admiring the seascapes of the...

May 13, 2015

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Florence Glen wins TravelSupermarket’s Soundtrack Your Road Trip competition...

Florence Glen wins TravelSupermarket’s Soundtrack Your Road Trip competition

Leeds based composer Florence Glen has won our Soundtrack Your Road Trip competition, beating off stiff competition to take the £2,000 studio prize. The event final, at the Queen of Hoxton in London on April 22, saw five finalists from different parts of the country perform their compositions alongside the road trip video that inspired the track. The winner was picked by XFM DJ Lliana Bird and Mercury Prize nominee Sam Lee. You can see the highlights of the event in the...

Apr 7, 2015

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Soundtrack your road trip to win studio time...

Soundtrack your road trip to win studio time

The sun is beating down on a winding road, a cool breeze whistles through your hair as you admire dramatic sea views and rolling fields. There is just one thing missing from this road trip… the perfect soundtrack. We’ve travelled the length and breadth of the country, from the crown of Scotland to the tip of Cornwall, and filmed in some of the UK’s most beautiful locations. All we need to complete this footage is for you to compose the perfect piece...

Feb 6, 2015

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Sing to win a weekend away with car hire...

Sing to win a weekend away with car hire

Do you have fond memories of singing ‘Dancing Queen’ while on a road trip, or perhaps you’re constantly caught bopping away to the latest pop song at the traffic lights? If so, use your talents to win yourself a weekend break in TravelSupermarket’s #CarHireOke competition. To launch CarHireOke, we partnered with rental car company Europcar in Bluewater shopping centre and transformed a normal hire car into a “CarHireOke” machine. We then challenged shoppers to sing their favourite road...

Jan 22, 2015

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Want to swap your desk for some winter sun?...

Want to swap your desk for some winter sun?

Snowed under at work? Feeling blue and dreaming of ways to escape the dreary winter weather? You’re not alone. To offer a seasonal boost, TravelSupermarket launched our #HolidayDouble competition where one lucky winner got to trade in their desk for an all-expenses-paid winter sun holiday – without even having to take a day off work. We were inundated with tweets from wannabe contenders who sent photographs of themselves to prove how much they needed a winter getaway. And we chose Jenna, 28, a PR executive...

Nov 13, 2014

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City Break Challenge Amsterdam & Paris: the final videos...

City Break Challenge Amsterdam & Paris: the final videos

We recently sent two intrepid travel bloggers, Amy Spencer and Nick Trueman, to two of Europe’s most popular city break destinations – Paris and Amsterdam – and asked you, dear readers, to provide them with fun travel challenges to complete on location. You tweeted us hundreds of inspiring suggestions, which we eventually whittled down to six tasks for each blogger. Among the challenges you set Amy in Paris were eating frogs’ legs and going on a “treasure hunt” in the Louvre art...

Jul 1, 2014

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Don’t worry, be happy. Hit the beach with no stress!...

Don’t worry, be happy. Hit the beach with no stress!

Our travel expert, Bob Atkinson explains how to make this year’s holiday as stress-free as possible. Transcript Bob Atkinson:  The big holiday getaway is on. Let me share with you my tips for a smoother departure and how to save money on your big trip! Is your passport in date? Save yourself the hassle of a visit to a Passport service customer care centre  just by making sure you apply at least 4 weeks before your hols. Travelling...

Mar 20, 2014

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Video: How to save a fortune on holiday extras...

Video: How to save a fortune on holiday extras

You’ve compared travel arrangements and booked your trip, you’re planning what to pack and looking forward to a well-earned break. However, the vast majority of travellers then forget about maxing the savings on their holiday extras, often wasting hundreds of pounds on last-minute panic purchases. So how do you go about planning and booking those extras and can you really save over £600 by being savvy? You sure can. It’s all about the planning. Make a list of...

Mar 13, 2014

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Video: Tips and advice on avoiding airline charges...

Video: Tips and advice on avoiding airline charges

Booking a flight can seem easy until you start having to consider additional charges such as baggage, seating and even on-board food and drink. If you follow our tips when booking and travelling on a plane, you can reduce the risk of having to pay any airline charges and ensure that you get away for less. If you follow our tips when booking and travelling on a plane, you can reduce the risk of having to pay any...

Mar 5, 2014

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Great ideas for a short break in 2014...

Great ideas for a short break in 2014

Great ideas for a short break in 2014 With so many holiday choices on offer, it can be overwhelming what to choose for a short break. Whether you want to re-charge your batteries, get away from it all or discover something new, here are some of our great ideas to inspire you. Head to the city Whether you opt for the UK or overseas, there are so many cities to choose from to give you the boost you...

Feb 26, 2014

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Video: The top destinations for city breaks in 2014...

Video: The top destinations for city breaks in 2014

Getting away for a city break is a must for many of us; however there are so many destinations and ideas to choose from. Here are our top recommendations for 2014: The top destinations for city breaks in 2014 Big hitting cities There are a number of cities across the world that never go out of fashion and constantly deliver a huge range of things to see, do and experience. New York – the Big Apple never disappoints....

Feb 20, 2014

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Video: Your consumer rights with delayed travel...

Video: Your consumer rights with delayed travel

With travel disruption unwelcome to anyone’s travel plans, it’s important to know your rights should something go wrong and your flight, ferry or rail journey be affected by delays or cancellations. So where do you stand if you are left grounded at the airport, port or rail station? Fight disruption All air travellers departing on flights from the EU or on flights returning to the EU operated by an EU carrier are covered by the EU261 regulations. These...

Feb 12, 2014

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5 steps to building your own holiday

5 steps to building your own holiday

With more and more of us wanting to create our own tailored trips, many are looking for advice on how to build their ideal holiday and ensure that they get the best value with all the protection a traditional package holiday would offer. But while you might think that building your own trip is daunting, it’s actually never been easier to create a holiday that is exactly what you are looking for. So here, we show you how...

Feb 6, 2014

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All inclusive vs self-catering – what’s best?...

All inclusive vs self-catering – what’s best?

As you plan your holiday for this summer, many will agonise over whether to take an all-inclusive holiday or whether to opt for self-catering. We’ll help you to make the decision and point out the advantages and the disadvantages of each type of holiday. All inclusive vs self catering Self-catering – What are the pros and cons? Whether you opt for an apartment, an aparthotel or a villa, going your own way with catering has loads of benefits....

Jan 29, 2014

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Video: How to protect your holiday

Video: How to protect your holiday

There’s nothing more exciting than booking your holiday and having something to look forward to. However, how many of us have booked a trip with no real idea what cover we have, should something go wrong? There’s nothing more exciting than booking your holiday and having something to look forward to. However, how many of us have booked a trip with no real idea what cover we have, should something go wrong? Here we give you the lowdown...

Jan 22, 2014

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The top travel destinations for 2014

The top travel destinations for 2014

With the new travel year upon us, many people will be looking for where’s hot and where’s not as part of their decision on where to book. Here are TravelSupermarket’s tips for the hotspots for 2014. With the new travel year upon us, many people will be looking for where’s hot and where’s not as part of their decision on where to book. Here are TravelSupermarket’s tips for the hotspots for 2014. Our top 3 value beach break...

Jan 16, 2014

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How to book your 2014 holiday

How to book your 2014 holiday

If you are yet to book your holiday for 2014 then let us help you with our step by step video guide. Whether you are looking for a cheap last-minute deal, a summer holiday, city break or short break, following our advice will you have you booked in no time at all. How to book your 2014 holiday Transcript Well it’s that time of year when many of us turn our thoughts to sun, beaches and exciting holidays....