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TravelLocal launches global booking platform to benefit local travel companies

Bristol-based TravelLocal.com is bringing the ‘buy local’ movement to tailor-made holidays, by connecting travellers directly with carefully selected local travel companies in their destinations around the world.

Its innovative new global booking platform, launched today, enables customers to create their holidays with the real experts in their destination, cutting out travel agents and international travel companies, whilst also benefiting from 100% financial protection backed by ABTA (Britain’s . . . → Read More: TravelLocal launches global booking platform to benefit local travel companies

Sunvil is offering unbeatable summer savings of up to 33% on holidays to Greece

7nts, PEACEFUL STAY ON THE BEACH IN THASSOS, £429 pp – SAVE 33%:Sunvil (020 8758 4758; www.sunvil.co.uk) offers 33% savings (was £641 pp – save £212 pp) on a week’s stay at the peaceful Thassos Dolphins Studios, overlooking the sand-pebble beach in pretty Kinira, a charming village on the island’s east coast. This is a secluded spot, with just two tavernas and a mini market within . . . → Read More: Sunvil is offering unbeatable summer savings of up to 33% on holidays to Greece

Pierre & Vacances Offering More Family-Friendly Destinations and Summer Accommodation

Pierre & Vacances is now offering a wider selection of affordable summer destinations in Europe and beyond including Croatia, Italy and Mauritius in addition to its existing properties in France, Spain, Portugal, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

There are now 11 new residences in Croatia and Mauritius, six new residences in Portugal, five in Italy and one new residence in Spain.

New Pierre & Vacances Croatia

 

Pierre & Vacances’ accommodation in . . . → Read More: Pierre & Vacances Offering More Family-Friendly Destinations and Summer Accommodation

Aurora glamping under the Northern Lights

Aurora glamping has arrived in Northern Europe with the launch of new Aurora Domes in Finnish Lapland.

Set on the edge of Lake Torassieppi, the completely insulated, igloo-shaped tents have one transparent wall and face northwards for prime views of the unpolluted skies.

 

 

Stylishly decorated with a husky or reindeer theme, there is a double bed, space for two extra beds, and a wood burning stove.

Guests can retire . . . → Read More: Aurora glamping under the Northern Lights

New site Luxtripper makes researching holiday destinations a breeze

Over 80% of holidays are booked online, often taking travellers up to 6 weeks to research and book. Luxtripper is a new and innovative luxury travel site that cuts this planning time to just a few minutes, enabling users to find four and five-star hotels and resorts around the world with just four clicks.

Luxtripper CEO Nena Chaletzos is an avid traveller and was tired of spending . . . → Read More: New site Luxtripper makes researching holiday destinations a breeze

World’s most exclusive holidays from £40k

Whichaway Camp, Antarctica

For those who can and have a spare £40k or more, read on for Full Circle Travel’s top 6 most exclusive and luxurious holidays for 2015.

Hire out a hot-spring town, tour world icons in a jet, or relax on your own private island; six jaw-dropping holidays money (usually) can’t buy.

 

Whichaway Camp, Antarctica – Image Credit: White Desert

 

Whichaway Camp – Antarctica

The Price Tag: From £46,000/person for . . . → Read More: World’s most exclusive holidays from £40k

Alta Badia’s cycling adventure packed summer programme

Keen cyclists will love Alta Badia in the summer when the rich cycling heritage of the Dolomites comes to the fore. A packed calendar of events has been put together around the passion for road and mountain biking in the region making the most of the tailored facilities in the villages and iconic Dolomite Mountains. 

For all Road Bike Enthusiasts (and the growing number of MAMILs . . . → Read More: Alta Badia’s cycling adventure packed summer programme

Top 10 Reasons to visit Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives Lagoon Villas

There’s no shortage of compelling reasons to visit Dusit Thani Maldives! The resort is located within the Maldives’ first UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve on beautiful Mudhdhoo Island, just 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital Malé or 10 minutes by speedboat from the new domestic airport in Baa Atoll. The resort blends graceful Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxurious setting of the Maldives.A paradise for snorkelers . . . → Read More: Top 10 Reasons to visit Dusit Thani Maldives

Colombian tourism has strong surge in UK visitors, new hotels and airlift

According to the Colombian tourism board Proexport a significant rise in airlift from the UK is set to combine with a surge in hotel development to further fuel the dramatic rise in UK visitor numbers seen in recent years.

UK arrivals grew by 13.9% year-on-year between 2012 and 2013, from 23,801 to 27,101 – double the overall market growth of 7%. With Proexport reporting that just under . . . → Read More: Colombian tourism has strong surge in UK visitors, new hotels and airlift

The new Savoy Resort & Spa in the Seychelles for the ultimate water sports holiday

The Seychelles is a number one destination for anyone looking for an active holiday filled with sun, beach and sea. These idyllic islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean offer the most beautiful beaches, the most colourful coral reefs, lush vegetation and turquoise blue water that remains at an average 26 degrees Celsius throughout the year.

Mahé’s Beau Vallon Bay is the perfect base for . . . → Read More: The new Savoy Resort & Spa in the Seychelles for the ultimate water sports holiday