Q. I'm keen to visit Punta del Este and/or Montevideo in Uruguay, ideally as a package holiday. But I can't find any operators that do it. And even if I could, would booking individual flights and accommodation be a better strategy? It seems amazing that BA still don't fly direct! Russ Williams, London
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Wednesday 28 August 2013
Q. I'm currently perusing holidays suitable for a family of five in mid-September: two adults, twins aged two and an eight-month-old baby. We are looking to travel independently to somewhere quiet and picturesque. A nice little beach is most important to us with safe accommodation close by. We went to Scarborough and loved it, but there is no guarantee we will get good weather. We want a flight no more than two hours with a short transfer. Name withheld, Sheffield
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Whether you fancy lounging on a beach or something a little more energetic, there are some great late holiday deals to be had
Saturday 24 August 2013
From safari-style tents and old ghost towns to rice paddies and desert experiences
Wednesday 21 August 2013
The birthplace of Butlins, which once attracted Britons from around the country to enjoy its “bracing” weather, is now the most deprived seaside resort in the country. Skegness has topped a list of the nation’s most impoverished coastal towns, in a report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Wednesday 07 August 2013
I am in Nairobi and my flight to Heathrow has been cancelled. What are the airline's obligations?
Monday 22 July 2013
As Britain's busiest week of the year for outbound holidaymakers gets under way, the first significant travel-company collapse of the summer has taken place.
Monday 22 July 2013
More than 80 per cent of people diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, will now survive the disease, scientists have said. Yet British sunbathing habits mean the number of cases continues to rise.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Experts say June figure will represent peak and is likely to fall back to 2 per cent target by end of year
Wednesday 03 July 2013
As the summer hots up in Egypt, Simon Calder explains how the turmoil affects travellers
Saturday 18 May 2013
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Friday 10 May 2013
French health officials said today they are investigating three suspected cases of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS, while a man confirmed to have the virus remains hospitalised.
Simon Calder: So Thomas Cook branches are closing - but travellers who book holidays on the internet instead will miss their expertise
Wednesday 06 March 2013
The internet is made for travel, connecting millions of people with billions of combinations of flight seats, hotel beds and rental cars. You can understand anyone with a broadband connection concluding that, as they have access to the same products as the traditional travel agent, they too must be a travel agent.
Saturday 09 February 2013
'Driving the Garden Route feels like Eden'
Wednesday 06 February 2013
An online forum for elderly people has been shut down because of “racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic comments” – proving that you’re never too old to become an online troll.
Sunday 29 July 2012
The Sex Pistols, brilliantly, attacked the holy trinity of the modern economy: work, shopping and holidays, that is, paid employment, consumption and paid-for leisure. In "17", Johnny Rotten sang: "I don't work, I just speed, that's all I need," adding, with pride, "I'm a lazy sod." "Anarchy in the UK" complains that our Queen's "future dream is a shopping scheme", and in "Holidays in the Sun" he sneered at those who take a cheap holiday in other people's misery.
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