When it comes to finding a holiday deal, it’s more confusing than ever says Nilan Peiris.
Whenever I meet one of our customers, I always ask them why they have chosen to travel to a particular holiday destination. Over the years, the reasons have varied however, there’s always one reason that everyone agrees on: the need to escape the dreary UK weather for a bit of sunshine!
Whether you’re off for some late summer sun, planning a gap year or going overseas on business, don’t underestimate the need to get protected from malaria before you travel.
This week children and teenagers all over the UK will be packing their new pencil cases and grabbing their school bags ready for the new school term in the UK’s 30,000 or so schools.
For most people the process of choosing and booking a holiday is fairly straightforward; location, sightseeing, sunbathing and whatever other pursuits you fancy, but throw a disability into the mix there are a number of other considerations and costs.
It seems that David Cameron’s controversial trip to Thailand will not be going ahead. Everyone agrees that the Cameron family have been forced to change their holiday plans but no-one seems entirely sure why.
The Germans joke about going on holiday to an exotic-sounding “Balkonia” … which turns out to be your own balcony. In Italy, newspapers report “vacanza talpa” or “moling” holidays. These involve hiding away at home but moving the car, shutting the curtains and claiming you were actually off somewhere nice.
Ask most adults if they think that being able to speak another language is a good thing and they will invariably answer ‘Yes’ and then add, ‘ but I was useless at it at school’. Ask them why it’s a good thing, and they start to flounder. Vague answers about how the economy needs people who speak other languages is the most common response, followed by how useful it is to be able to “get by” on holiday abroad.
RHIANNON Batten has done an excellent job putting together the Indy’s 50 best summer days out, especially if you want to “keep the little monsters busy”. But I hope she will forgive me for pointing out there are actually 51.
The Lake District offers many wonderful days out of course but if you’re looking for something [...]
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