The city attactions you MUST see this summer
Curly tube slides, a museum that could leave you legless and free-range giraffes (well, almost): we round up some of the most exciting city break attractions that you must visit this summer.
The ancient sites that should be on your bucket list
The ancient world holds the key to understanding past civilizations and long-gone cities. Take a trip back in time with us to some of the best preserved ancient wonders that you can visit today.
Expert opinion: Are hidden airline fees fair?
From charges to change your name on a booking to a fee to print out boarding passes, extra flight charges make us see red. But a crackdown might change this.
The city attactions you MUST see this summer...1
The ancient sites that should be on your bucket list...2
Expert opinion: Are hidden airline fees fair?...3
Travel insurance: it’s not the most exciting part of a holiday. In the end though, you buy a policy just to be on the safe side. Don’t you? Well, a massive 46% of Brits have taken the risk and travelled without insurance at some point, according to our latest research. And that’s not even the half of it! Men are the worst culprits, with 59% admitting they have travelled cover-free, while 40% of women have also taken the risk at some point. Read on to find out who is most likely to travel uninsured and why it’s just not worth going on holiday without financial protection. Carefree youths give cover a miss A worrying one fifth of 18-24-year-olds (20%) admit to never buying travel insurance. But can you remember getting ready for your first holiday with your mates? Travel insurance probably wasn’t high on your list of priorities – be honest, it’s ok. That said, it’s quite alarming that so many young people are heading abroad without a policy. Especially when it’s so cheap and easy to get cover nowadays. So, get into the habit now – or help your son or daughter get into the habit – and you’ll be grateful should anything go wrong. Top tip: If you shop around, you can buy three-day policies online for as little as £4.85*. That’s not a lot to pay for peace of mind – and a lot cheaper than paying to replace lost possessions or to cover medical costs. Medical costs abroad worry Brits the most More than half of Brits (51%) take out insurance as they are worried about medical costs and injuries while away, but travel insurance stretches much further than this giving you protection should something unexpected happen while you are away. What happens if your flight is delayed or cancelled, for example? Or maybe some thoughtful soul decides that your handbag would look better on them. Your insurance can help you there, too. Even the dreaded loss of baggage can be covered by a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Top tip: Make sure you know exactly what your policy covers you for and that your policy limits cover you adequately. We recommend at least the following: £1,500 baggage cover £250 to cover lost cash £3,000 cancellation cover – or enough to cover the total cost of your holiday...Read More
Do you have the back-to-work blues after a sunny bank holiday in the garden? Or perhaps you feel hard done by after hearing all about your smug colleagues’ long weekend adventures while you were stuck at home doing the DIY? To raise those dampened spirits, get another break in the diary. To help you get away for less, we’ve searched TravelSupermarket for some of the hottest deals in June. Beach beauties from £132pp Majorca: a sun-drenched classic How much? £178pp from London Gatwick for seven nights For a relaxing week on the beach, it’s hard to look past easy-on-the-wallet (and eye) Majorca. Sun, sea and sand come together perfectly on this loveable Balearic with the weather reaching around 25C in June. Whether you’re after an active holiday hiking through the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana or just fancy lazing one of Majorca’s Blue Flag beaches (the island has the most of all the Balearics), you’ll certainly find something to keep you happy here. What’s the deal? When we looked, we found a seven-night holiday staying at the three-star Eix Lagotel in Playa De Muro on a self-catering basis in a standard apartment with Travel Republic for £178pp. Return flights are from London Gatwick on June 8. We also found deals with a stay at same hotel with flights from Glasgow for £244pp and from Liverpool for £187pp. Compare cheap holidays to Majorca Ibiza: an island with two sides How much? £203pp from Leeds Bradford for seven nights Don’t write Ibiza off as a place for party-goers only. Yes, hedonistic revellers can head to the clubs and sleep all day, but those after the quiet side of the island will also find quiet beaches, yoga retreats and reminders of Ibiza’s bohemian hippie past. Away from the mega parties, Ibiza Town’s Dalt Vila (the raised old town that stands elegantly above the rest of the Ibiza Town) is perfect for a cultural fix, while chilled-out Santa Eulalia is the perfect place to see the quieter side of the famous island. If you’re looking for an area to stay close enough to the action to dip your toe in but far enough away to still be relaxing, San Antonio Bay (the location of our deal) is the perfect compromise. What’s the deal? When we looked, we found a three-star seven-night holiday staying in...Read More