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Read our latest travel news updates including coronavirus information and advice from the Government, ABTA and our travel partners.

Holidays closer to home

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The UK is now open for travel and holidays, and we’ve put together a selection of our favourites!
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Solo Travellers

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Are you a solo traveller? A selection of useful information and a free mini-guide. Read more

Accessible Holidays

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Restricted mobility or other disabilities should not be a barrier to travel. Find out more about accessible travel.

Stay safe with Citalia in 2021
Ah, Italy. This short video gives you a sense not only of how glorious a holiday destination it has always been, but the extra measures that leading travel specialist Citalia is taking with future travel in mind to ensure that in 2021 you can feel safe as well as relaxed at the many wonderful Italian hotels and locations they feature.

Great Rail Holidays

Great Rail Holidays

No-fly options are attracting a lot of interest for 2021 – a small group escorted rail tour can be a fabulous way to explore Europe. Great Rail Journeys covers the whole spectrum, from the Glacier Express in Switzerland to the Bergen Railway in Norway, from the West Highlands Line in Scotland and the Bernina Express near Lake Como. The Great Rail team know the European rail network inside out and will keep your holiday running on rails.

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Travel insurance suggestions including pre-existing medical conditions.
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Travelling with Grandchildren

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Tips & ideas for holidays and days out with the young generation.
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We’ll drink to that!

We’ll drink to that!

The drinks are on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines with their Drinks & Tips offer, available on almost every one of their small ship, friendly cruises departing up til 23 June 2021. Book from 50 sailings and you can relax with selected house wines by the glass, beers, spirits and soft drinks included throughout your cruise aboard Braemar, Balmoral, Borealis or Bolette. And tips for your cabin stewardess and waiter are included too – just book by 31 October.

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All paths lead to Italy

All paths lead to Italy

Are you yearning to get back to Italy next year, its sunshine, spectacular scenery and equally spectacular food and drink? Hedonistic Hiking embodies the very best of Italian walking holidays – Jackie and Mick Parsons founded the company in 2007 and still lead each of their small-group tours themselves. Absolutely all-inclusive, featuring boutique accommodation and outstanding food and wine, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy La Dolce Vita on two feet.

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Peace of Mind Holidays & Cruise

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Travel restrictions are changing. Find out how to book future holidays flexibly and cruises with confidence. Read all about Rail holidays too.

Holiday Property Bond

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Enjoy wonderful holiday homes in stunning locations with Holiday Property Bond throughout the UK and Europe.
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Extraordinary Asia

Extraordinary Asia

Are India and Asia your thing? From India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar to Uzbekistan, Indus Experiences’ small-group and special interest holidays have been hand-crafted to deliver exceptional texture and colour. Their Specialist Portfolio includes art, wildlife, culinary, textile and family history tours, with a Tour Leader/Trip Scholar adding insights to the journey. Tailor-made, too!

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Dream holidays made accessible

Dream holidays made accessible

Enable Holidays is an award-winning disabled holiday specialist providing accessible tailor-made holidays for wheelchair users with guaranteed adapted accommodation. And whether your preferred trip is a beach holiday, a villa stay, a city break, a no-fly getaway or an escorted tour, Enable can sort it – and they have audited each and every property they feature to ensure they will meet your requirements. Assisted taxi transfers too.

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Book with Absolute Confidence

Book with Absolute Confidence

Booking a holiday in these uncertain times can feel risky. But not with expedition cruise line Hurtigruten. Make a new booking by 31 Oct 2020 to sail in 2021 or 2022 and their new cancellation policy promises that, should you need to cancel for any reason, you’ll receive your refund – including your deposit – within 14 days. That’s right. No vouchers and no month-long waiting times. Your money back in just two weeks. What’s not to like?

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Hit your stride in the UK

Hit your stride in the UK

Looking to stretch your legs after so much time at home this year? HF Holidays has a wealth of carefully graded walking holidays right across the UK to choose from, guided or self-guided, for a short break or a week away this Autumn or next year. All feature HF’s walker-friendly, Covid-adapted country house stays with rooms ranging from Good and Better to Best, hearty meals and a warm welcome. Save up to £125pp when you book by 24 Nov!

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