Top 10 travel destinations for 2017

  • 13 Jan, 2017
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Popular travel destinations for 2017
Looking for some travel inspiration for the year ahead? You’re in the right place.

Take a look at the top 10 travel destinations for 2017 below …

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Copenhagen vs Bruges – a Christmas weekend away

  • 20 Dec, 2016
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Copenhagen Vs Bruges

It’s December and even in the UK Christmas Markets are popping up everywhere you look in towns and city centres, but there’s nothing quite like popping across to the mainland and finding some real Christmas infused locations to visit for a weekend. There are so many choices however, we’ve picked two of the popular ones and pitched them against each other – let’s find out which one’s the winner!

Members of our team visited both places on the same weekend for a festive getaway, and picked out some key highlights and things to know so you get the most out of your weekend away.

Christmas Markets

Well, it’s the main reason you’ve come, isn’t it?

Christmas markets in Copenhagen and Bruges

Copenhagen

The city has plenty to choose from, however, our opinion was that if you want something a little different head down to Christiana where amongst the normal eclectic markets available there’s also an indoors one where plenty of goods can be found, not just Christmas themed. From hats handmade in Nepal, to locally made produce and beautiful Christmas ornaments, it’s easy to spend an hour or two browsing! Just be careful of the opening hours and be prepared to queue as there is a limited capacity inside. If you want something a bit more standard, head across the new pedestrian bridge near Papiroen and browse the markets at Nyhavn, where you’ll find gløgg and treats galore.

Bruges

There are fewer Markets in Bruges but the aptly named Market Square has a good-sized market with lots of options of food and drink, and there is also an ice skating rink if you fancy a bit of exercise to work off all that glühwein and chocolate! Read More

Why Newquay is the UK’s favourite holiday destination

  • 29 Sep, 2016
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With so many beauty spots and hidden gems dotted around the UK,  it’s easy to see why the appeal for a staycation is on the rise! Even as we edge into Autumn, Newquay remains the UK’s favourite holiday destination.  Whether you like to set up camp out in the elements, or rent a quaint cottage on a clifftop, we’ll tell you why venturing to the most western part of the UK will give you a holiday experience that rivals those in the rest of Europe. Read More

Culinary Tourism is on the rise

  • 08 Aug, 2016
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Culinary Tourism

Your work day is often more productive when you get on with your colleagues. That means having things in common to chit chat about and make the day pass. We do just that at APS, and there are two things that regularly pop up in conversation around our desks.

Naturally as you can imagine Travel is up there – where we’ve been, where’s next on our list and our ultimate dream destinations. Read More

The rise of the Staycation

  • 12 Jul, 2016
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One of the biggest changes Britain could face after last month’s referendum decision to Brexit the EU is the cost of our annual holidays soaring. We could see the cost of flights and currency exchange rates rocket due to the declining pound value which may mean Britain sees the rise of the staycation; that we opt to holiday here, rather than venture overseas.

It wouldn’t be a bad choice – The UK is home to hundreds of hidden beauty spots, glittering coastlines and romantic hideouts, suitable for all types of trip.

Let’s take a look at our 10 most favourite UK staycation locations that rival our overseas counterparts… Read More