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Need a little inspiration on where to go on your next holiday? Check our our destinations guides where we relive our best trips as a team, compare the best Christmas markets and the best family holiday of the century.

8 reasons why you should try a cruise

  • 15 Jan, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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Why you should try a cruise

Fancy a trip with a difference? One that allows you to see multiple countries, eat delicious food, face the elements and try new activities, yet still feel suave and sophisticated? This could be the year you book a cruise! Read More


On a budget? How to Bag a Cheap Holiday this Summer

  • 15 Jan, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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Holiday on a budget in Belfast, Dortmund, Berlin, Stockholm, Sofia and Prague

We like a challenge in the APS team, and the first one of the year has already been completed; finding the best value holiday on a budget!

With a budget of up to £300 per traveller, we were set the task to find the best value for money getaway in the middle of August 2017,  based on two people sharing.

The trip could be anywhere in the world but the budget needed to include flights, accommodation and food for 5-7 nights.

All of our searches covered 5 nights, August 14th – 19th, flying from a London Airport.

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Most Visited Cities: Travel and tourism statistics and trends

  • 28 Jan, 2020
  • Will Davies
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Ever wondered what some of the most visited cities in the world are? Well, now you can find out. You might even get some inspiration for your next getaway too!

1. Hong Kong

Despite the protests going on in China, Hong Kong still managed to stay as one of the most visited cities in the world! It welcomes just over 27 million passengers to its vibrant culture each year.

most visited cities - Hong kong
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7 ugly truths about Over Tourism

  • 15 Jan, 2020
  • Franki Napolitano
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7 ugly truths about Overtourism

You may think a negative tourism blog seems a bit odd coming from a travel based website, but we can’t always paint it in a “rainbows and sunshine” way.

We attended the World Travel Market in November 2016 and a recurring theme throughout the day was “Over Tourism”; the negative effects that travel has on certain beauty spots and even whole countries. This typically means that the ever-growing influx of tourism is causing havoc and angering the local residents of several cities. Examples of this can be seen in Venice where their beloved city hosts more tourists per day than the permanent residents, Amsterdam are cracking down on the activities tourists can do, and it’s even resulting in the closures of Thai islands, with Koh Tachai now permanently closed to tourists.

How has it come to this? How has the once biggest and fastest growing industry in the world turned ugly? We had a look into seven of the main ways tourism is having a negative impact around the world. Read More