Holidays & Travel

How to plan a successful and memorable road trip

With domestic tourism set to increase in the wake of both Brexit and the growing environmental movement, the minds of Britain’s vacationers are increasingly turning to exploratory delves into their own country for family holidays. And up there with the finest and most exciting trips – as well as the simplest to take from your door to the doors of faraway towns and villages – is the road trip. In this guide, you’ll discover how to best plan your trip, taking in all that you wish to see on the British Isles, exploring your own country from the comfort of your car.

David Banks



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4 Unique Ways to Experience Croatia

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 12/04/2019 - 8:37pm

Known for its picture-perfect beaches, medieval fortresses, and winding coastlines, Croatia has become one of the world's leading holiday destinations. However, a classic beach holiday is not the only holiday experience awaiting you here. Below is a snapshot look at four unique holiday experiences that you can anticipate when visiting Croatia. 

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New flights from Exeter Airport to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt

Authored by Jason Clark
Posted: Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:18am

TUI, the world’s leading holiday company and the UK’s number one holiday provider, has announced its winter 2020 programme with the reintroduction of holidays to Sharm El Sheikh. 

From the 4th November 2020, weekly TUI flights to Sharm El Sheikh will be operating on a Wednesday from Exeter airport. 

Famous for the glistening red sea and amazing sandy beaches, customers can expect high quality hotels and the year round sun the region is known for.  Four hotels including old favourites along the beautiful Red Sea coast are now on sale, with even more in the pipeline.  

Exeter Airport hosted its annual travel trade event for local estate agents

Exeter Airport showcases 2020 season to travel trade

Authored by Jason Clark
Posted: Sat, 11/23/2019 - 10:23am

More than 130 travel agents attended Exeter Airport’s annual showcase travel trade event on Thursday (November 21) to learn more about the airport’s exciting 2020 season.

The event was held in partnership with Exeter-based Flybe, which will rebrand as Virgin Connect next year, and included representatives from sister company Virgin Atlantic and more than 20 tour operators.

Exeter Airport is offering 36 international and domestic routes for 2020 and recently announced that it had passed the one million passenger milestone in the last 12 months.

Extra Flybe winter flights to Amsterdam from Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 11/21/2019 - 5:52pm

Flybe is operating up to 16 flights a week to Amsterdam from Exeter Airport this winter.

This includes the newly added weekday opportunity to fly to the Dutch capital one-way on the early morning London City flight that then continues to Amsterdam Schiphol without through-passengers having to leave the aircraft. This gives business travellers in particular the opportunity to make convenient day returns. 

Visit South Devon to drive forward its Group Travel Plan for 2020

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:36pm

Visit South Devon is to build on the region’s recent success at the Group Leisure and Travel Awards, where Devon secured a win for ‘Best UK Destination’. Visit South Devon will implement its brand new Group Travel Plan for 2020 to continue to showcase South Devon as a key destination for groups, tour operators and coach companies. 

Top things to do in Salem, Oregon

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 11/11/2019 - 6:49am

Located at the heart of the Willamette Valley, Northern Oregon, the capital city of Salem is home to about 150,000 people -- making one of the largest cities in the state of Oregon. Boasting a perfect location, Salem offers scenic beauty as it is just an hour away from the ocean and an hour away too from the Cascade Mountains. 

Your Hotel Booking Guide: 3 of the Best Hotels in Hanoi

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sun, 11/10/2019 - 5:05pm

Planning a vacation to Hanoi, Vietnam soon? If so, then you need to check out the best hotels in the area. When planning a trip as amazing as this one, it's only right that you stay in luxury. 

But finding the best hotels in Hanoi can be a bit difficult. There are many websites that list out the best hotels to visit, and many sites are just trying to upsell you on a specific hotel so they get their cut of the deal. When it comes to your luxury vacation to Hanoi, you want to be sure that you're getting the best of the best.

Exeter Airport managing director Matt Roach with millionth passenger Lily Harris.

Exeter Airport hits one million passenger milestone

Authored by Jason Clark
Posted: Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:54am

Exeter University student Lily Harris had an unexpected surprise when she was chosen by Exeter Airport to help celebrate its one millionth passenger milestone.

Lily, 20, had just flown in from Paris with Flybe when she was met by airport managing Director Matt Roach and presented with a bottle of champagne and flowers as a thank you for helping Exeter Airport to reach one million passengers in the last 12 months.

How Luggage Storage Facilities Can Help You?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 11/05/2019 - 10:34pm

These days, technological advancement has taken over this world and the luggage storage service is an important part of this advancement. There are numerous people, who travel across the globe every day and therefore, the tourism industry is also experiencing steady growth every year. And this shows the importance of the right luggage storage space. Besides, often people have to travel totting their baggage to museums, restaurants, or in meetings with prospective clients and the baggage make them a bit uncomfortable at times.

Exeter Airport Managing Director Matt Roach

Even more sunshine from Exeter Airport in 2020

Authored by Jason Clark
Posted: Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:40am

South West holidaymakers looking to fly from Exeter Airport have even more choice for sunshine destinations in Summer 2020.

The return of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands with TUI, and now twice weekly flights to the Greek Islands of Corfu and Zante, and Antalya on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, are among more than 35 international and domestic routes available from Exeter Airport.