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
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Friday 13 August 2010
The collapse of tour operator Sun4U highlights the ultra-complicated system of protection for holidaymakers.
Saturday 29 May 2010
It is a surprise to learn that in a world where the budget airlines have made nice bits of Europe accessible for £1 and a package holiday to south-east Asia can be enjoyed for a few hundred quid, that the Pontin's holiday camp is still an option.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
What rights do I have if my aircraft is cancelled?
Thursday 01 April 2010
People in their sixties and seventies are around five times more likely to be diagnosed with deadly skin cancer than their parents were 30 years ago, figures out today show.
Sunday 28 March 2010
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Air tickets have spiralled in price as a result of the BA dispute, leaving passengers facing the prospect of paying hundreds of pounds more for trips.
Friday 26 February 2010
The sixth African Soul Rebels package tour brings together three of Africa's most radical artists, Oumou Sangare, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo and the Kalahari Surfers.
Monday 22 February 2010
It is, of course, fabulously ridiculous. The image of golden glossy Louise and buffed hubby Jamie Redknapp pouting and posing on a package holiday. And don't they drool on about it. "We dream aboudit. We fantasise aboudit. We chill ouw on it."
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Aldi Travel has stopped taking bookings, but the company says it is only reviewing the packages on offer and is not pulling the plug on its holiday business.
Saturday 23 January 2010
Saturday 09 January 2010
Travel is meant to broaden the mind, and my fashion resolution for 2010 – scratch that, the next decade – came to me en route to La Palma in December. While standing in the queue at Heathrow, I found myself having the most uncharitable thoughts about my fellow travellers' outfits. Ugg boots, ill-fitting combats, overly distressed jeans... it was as if the fashion crimes of the Noughties were all going on a package holiday together. It reminded me of a remark the late, dapper-dressing Tony Wilson once made to me, about how Las Vegas airport was one of the most soul-destroying places he'd ever been, thanks to the parade of shapeless tracksuits.
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