Booking family holidays is often done with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. It’s a chance to get away from it all and relax but it’s also probably going to be the biggest financial outgoing of the year, and if anything goes wrong, you want to know your money is safe. From short city breaks to all inclusive holidays, there are always concerns before you go, and knowing you’re protected against any eventuality can make the whole process of booking your holiday far more pleasurable.
When you’re searching through all the holiday deals online, it’s easy to get carried away with the prospect of all that sun, sea and sand. However, it’s important to make sure your holiday is also safe, should anything out of the ordinary happen. Here are a few things that Thomas Cook offers to help safeguard your holidays and make sure you’re a happy customer: (more…)
To celebrate the start of the holiday season, Escapades has teamed up high street fashion leaders Dorothy Perkins and Burtons to offer a fantastic 4-star holiday for two in Egypt, plus a chic summer wardrobe worth £500! Three lucky runners-up will also receive £250 worth of Thomas Cook vouchers to put towards their own dream holiday.
In this week’s instalment of our new holiday hotspot review series, we’re at the Red Sea. Read on for a lowdown of the Rixos Sharm El Sheikh resort…
The 5-star Rixos Sharm El Sheikh resort offers its guests the very height of luxury during their Red Sea holiday. Sprawling across several acres and overlooking the picturesque Nabq Bay on the South Sinai Peninsula, the hotel is a distance away from Sharm El Sheikh’s centre. However, with several dining options, a huge lagoon-style pool and a further seven swimming pools, there’s plenty here to keep you entertained.
Did you know that a coffee in Cuba costs just £1.05, while breakfast in Algarve is only £2.99? And in Florida, the paper is £1.48, versus £5.05 in Egypt? No matter where you go on holidays, the prices vary wildly from place to place. And that’s without even getting into fluctuating exchange rates!
Given all these variables, it’s not surprising that all inclusive holidays are on the rise. Going all inclusive means that your food, drink, activities and entertainment are provided, but at no extra cost. This value for money is reflected in the fact that last year, Thomas Cook found that 50% of all charter packages were all inclusive deals, which proved particularly popular with families. (more…)
With its white sandy beaches and over 12 hours of sunshine a day it would be easy to think that all there is to do in Tunisia is kick back and relax by the pool.
But Tunisia has a rich tapestry of history and culture with Muslim, French and Roman influences and is ready to explore – whether you prefer visiting ruins or bartering for souvenirs in a souk.
Ride a camel into the great sand dunes of the Sahara Desert in southern Tunisia, or have a close encounter of a snappy kind at feeding time at the crocodile farm at Park Djerba Explore.