Travel Cyprus bill: costs rise out of term time

Some parents of children at independent schools like to calculate the cost per day of their offspring's private education – usually upwards of £60. For the benefit of all parents, I can now reveal the cost per day of the school holidays: £70, or even more.

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Struggling holiday company could raise more than £100m from stake in foreign exchange

Tui shareholders rebel over director's pay-off

Anger at fat cat bonuses expanded beyond the banking sector yesterday after a fifth of investors at Tui Travel, the company behind Thomson Holidays, voted against approving its remuneration report.

Thomas Cook, which came close to collapse in November after dire trading forced it to turn to its banks for more help, reported pre-tax losses of £151.7 million

Struggling Thomas Cook sees losses increase

The struggle at tour operator Thomas Cook was laid bare today as the beleaguered company revealed heavier losses - but offered some hope with robust summer bookings.

Summer bookings boost at TUI Travel despite dip in January sales

Thomson Holidays owner TUI Travel capitalised on the woes at Thomas Cook today by revealing that summer bookings outpaced the market during January.

Thomas Cook shares fall as online holiday bookings plummet

Shares in the holidays group Thomas Cook fell 5 per cent yesterday amid reports that its online bookings had slumped by 45 per cent during the first half of January – one of the key periods for the travel trade.

Thomas Cook bookings fall 33 per cent

Struggling tour operator Thomas Cook has reportedly suffered a near 33 per cent slump in summer bookings as its financial woes deter already cash-strapped holidaymakers.

Unless you really head off the beaten track, you'll find most islands offer an easy experience for families

The Caribbean: Come on in, the water's lovely!

Sandy shores and warm weather make the Caribbean the perfect family playground

Deals of the week: Berlin, Sharm el Sheikh, Cape Verde

Less than £200... Berlin call

Now the season of corporeal indulgence is over, serve your cultural appetite with a city break in the German capital. A three-night stay at the centrally placed Angleterre Hotel with easyJet Holidays costs £179 per person, which includes breakfast and flights from Gatwick on 28 February. The hotel is located on the same street as Checkpoint Charlie, the crossing point that once linked East and West Berlin. Holidays.easyjet.com

Travel Challenge: A diving holiday in Egypt

Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week-long diving holiday in the Red Sea resorts of Egypt in early February. Prices are per person, based on two sharing, and include flights from London and all-inclusive accommodation.

Thomas Cook CEO given £1.17m payout

The former chief executive of Thomas Cook received £1.17 million from the company after he resigned, despite the group's deteriorating performance under his watch.

Dominican Republic, Sicily, Marrakech

Now... Dominican delight

The Dominican Republic offers a host of natural wonders including the Caribbean's highest peak at Pico Duarte, and its largest lake at Lake Enriquillo. Fly out on 25 January from Manchester for a 14-night stay at ClubHotel Riu Mambo in Bahia Maimon on the north coast for £935 per person, all inclusive, with Thomas Cook. Thomascook.com

Thomas Cook sheds hotels in Spain as debts pile up

The crisis-torn travel group Thomas Cook offloaded a Spanish hotels and golf club business yesterday, as part of a drive to slash debts that threaten to engulf the 170-year-old company.

Ailing Thomas Cook in Spanish hotels fire sale

The crisis-torn travel group Thomas Cook offloaded a Spanish hotels and golf club business yesterday, as part of a drive to slash debts that threaten to engulf the 170-year-old company.

Combat the New Year blues with a week on the beach in Barbados

Fuerteventura, Barbados, Borneo

Now...Canary call

The island of Fuerteventura makes for an ideal winter sun escape. Thomas Cook will fly you out from Birmingham a week from today – Wednesday 14 December – for a seven-night stay at the Rio Calma Hotel on the Costa Calma. The package costs £425 per person with half-board accommodation. Thomascook.com

Winter bookings down at TUI Travel

Britain's biggest holiday firm TUI Travel outperformed its rival Thomas Cook today but warned winter bookings in the UK had slowed down in the face of weak consumer sentiment.

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