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    The Rise and Rise of ‘Coolcationing’

    A new travel trend is taking off: the “coolcation.” With temperatures hitting the high 40s in parts of the Mediterranean, like Spain, Italy, and Greece last year, many people are rethinking their holiday plans for this year. Earlier this year, Google Trends data showed a 300% jump in searches for “cooler holidays” compared to the…

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    The global hotspots travellers most want to return to 

    Many people plan their dream trips for a while, getting comprehensive travel insurance in place and filling their itineraries with attractions and sights they’ve patiently waited to tick off their bucket lists. But while many of us travel somewhere new each year, in fear of not having visited some of the best parts of the…

  • Popular winter sports destinations to visit in 2024

    If you love snow, ice and adrenaline, consider a winter sports holiday this year. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or just looking for fun in the frosty air, the perfect destination is waiting for you. But where should you go? There are so many options to choose from, each with its own charm and appeal.…

  • Trending Christmas Markets Around The World

    With Christmas around the corner, all over the world, stalls are being prepped, wine is being mulled and chestnuts are being roasted – it’s almost time for Christmas markets to open their doors. Germany’s Christmas markets have historically drawn in tourists from all over, and France’s Strasbourg plays host to one of the oldest and most…

  • 6 of the best fireworks displays from around the world

    Thanks to a foiled conspiracy, we have a tradition of celebrating with dazzling fireworks every year. But where can you see a stunning fireworks display without waiting for Bonfire Night?

  • Five spooktacular destinations to visit on Halloween

    Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by exploring some of the spookiest and most haunted destinations worldwide?  Whether you’re looking for a thrill, a cultural experience, or a family-friendly adventure, there’s somewhere for you to enjoy this Halloween or next.  Here are some of the places you can…

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    Wish you were here: Who’s still sending postcards in 2023?

    With most people now owning a mobile phone or a laptop, long gone are the days of needing anything more than an internet connection to get in touch with your family or friends. But for those who grew up with postcards being as big a part of international travel as passports, foreign currency and travel insurance,…

  • 6 inspiring destinations to visit this autumn

    Autumn is a beautiful time to travel. You can enjoy the beauty of nature, the crisp air, and the lower prices. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, a cultural adventure, or a scenic exploration, there are plenty of destinations to choose from.  Get inspired with some of the best places to visit in autumn,…

  • Wake up to the power of sleep tourism

    Holidays are an excellent way to unwind and reset, especially if you enjoy a siesta. One of the most recent travel trends of 2023, sleep tourism, is about making a good night’s sleep the main focus of your trip.  You told us in your 2023 annual survey that you like to relax when on holiday,…

  • Sandy sights – see the world’s most amazing sand dunes

    We all love the feeling of warm sand between our toes on holiday. But if you fancy something different from the typical beach getaway, the world has some incredible dunes to explore. Each sand dune is unique and ever-changing, sculpted by the wind and sand. These natural wonders come in every shape and size.  A…