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Exeter in top ten UK summer staycation spots

As a third of Brits plan to spend their holiday in the UK this year[i], new research reveals the most popular places for a child friendly staycation with Exeter taking the tenth spot.

Whilst London comes in at number one, Scottish cities Glasgow and Edinburgh were second and third most popular – proving the combination of entertainment, culture and historical architecture wins tourists’ hearts.

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Alvor - One of The Top Destinations In The Algarve

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 05/14/2019 - 6:18pm

In terms of popularity, few areas within the Algarve compare to Alvor. Packed with character, this city offers everything that you need to have a fantastic time on holiday. Small, charming streets wind their way through town, passing by some of the best dining establishments, boutiques, and bars in the area. As the day winds down, you can spot local residents relaxing at home, watching as the tourists go by.

Holiday Inn Express Exeter - City Centre now open

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 05/12/2019 - 8:48pm

Having undergone a multi-million-pound development, the Holiday Inn Express® Exeter – City Centre is now open.

The hotel has 103 guestrooms and a stylish lounge with a licensed bar where guests can relax, dine and work.

Ideally located in Exeter city centre only a 6-minute walk from the High Street/Cathedral, less than a 10-minute walk from Exeter St. David’s and Exeter St. Thomas train stations and a 20-minute drive from Exeter International Airport, travelling to and from the hotel could not be easier. On-site parking is available from £12 per day.


What to pack when you’re travelling to the Middle East

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 9:56am

The Middle East has become a popular tourist attraction in recent years. People from all over the world want to visit countries like Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Turkey, and so many more. Whether it is to visit the monumental mosques and museums in Istanbul, or to see the skyscrapers of Dubai, or to visit the ancient cities of Petra or Giza, Middle East seems to be the place to go.

6 Essential Items to Add into Your Beach Bag

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 05/01/2019 - 3:47pm

If you feel a buzz of excitement at the thought of a summer holiday abroad, it’s likely you cannot wait to hit the beach or lounge by the pool. However, forgetting an important item when relaxing under the summer sun could completely ruin your experience.

To ensure you are safe, comfortable and relaxed on a getaway, here are six essential items to add into your beach bag.

Sun Cream

Traveling to Southeast Asia on a shoestring budget

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Sun, 04/28/2019 - 1:06pm

Asia has long been a popular destination for European backpackers. A holiday to the orient gives visitors a glimpse of the sharp contrast in the ways of life of the east and the west. This enriching experience invariably provides useful fresh perspective. Despite so much having been written about traveling to Asia it remains somewhat of an enigma. Pictures can hardly do justice to Southeast Asia. From the lofty snow-capped mountains to the thronging multitudes of the busy streets, there is no substitute to experiencing the sights, sounds and smells firsthand.

Praia Da Marinha

Great places to visit in the Algarve

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 04/25/2019 - 1:48pm

The Moorish Castle Of Silves

Himalayan Trek with volunteering at Kathmandu Hospice

Trek and Volunteer in the Himalayas with Hospiscare in 2020

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 04/24/2019 - 1:08pm

Keen trekkers and those seeking an exciting challenge will want to put 7 - 18 November 2020 in their diaries and sign up to trek in the Himalayas with Hospiscare. Hospiscare will be holding a presentation evening on 30 July open to all to find out details at Searle House in Exeter at 6pm.

Flybe gears up for a busy Easter at Exeter Airport

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:14am

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is gearing up for a busy six-day Easter holiday period (Thursday 18th April – Tuesday 23rd April 2019 inc) from Exeter Airport when it will operate a total of 188 flights across 17 UK regional and European routes.

Cruise your way to a relaxing summer getaway

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 5:54pm

The smell of seawater has always been known to be one of the best things that people love, especially during the summertime. What is more tempting is the way you enjoy this refreshing smell. Many people believe that cruise ships have become one of the most trending summertime getaways. Getting away on a cruise is the ideal solution to free your mind and refresh. You have nothing to worry about. You do not have to worry about cooking, cleaning, or preparing anything. You will go away to a place where everything is being served and done for you.

Get on board!

Best last minute Easter Holidays

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 2:20pm

The Easter break is a great time to travel and a cruise is one of the best ways to tick multiple cities and countries off of your list in one fell swoop! Maybe you’re after a scenic cruise along the western Mediterranean coast, wanting to sample the flavours of the Caribbean on a tropical cruise of the islands, or perhaps you’ve already got a prtty decent idea of where it is you’d like to travel, but just need a little bit more information on Easter cruises before you go.