What you need to know about Female Solo Travel

  • 19 Nov, 2015
  • Franki Napolitano
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Commercial airplane

It’s fair to say that the solo travel market is booming. According to recent figures, of 100,000 holidays booked, 38% of them were for solo travel. Surprisingly, 58% of these travellers were female.

Even when I asked the question around the office as to whether people would travel around the world solo, most of the guys said “No!!” and the ladies said they would.

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Biggest sporting cities in the World

  • 18 Nov, 2015
  • Will Davies
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Fans take their seats at the Nou Camp

London

Arguably the biggest sporting city in the world, Londoners show a real passion for sport and most are very knowledgeable on a wide variety of sports. The capital city is currently home to 6 Premier League clubs and the national football team regularly play at Wembley Stadium, which has a capacity of an impressive 90,000 fans, although the old Wembley was reported to hold (unofficially) 200,000! The city also boasts host to what is undoubtedly the biggest professional Tennis tournament in the world; Wimbledon might be one of four grand slams but it’s still the only tournament to be played on grass and we probably shouldn’t forget to mention the cool £27,000,000 prize money that’s up for grabs.

Rugby is huge in the city and Twickenham played host to the final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. London club teams include Harlequins and Saracens, with London Irish currently playing in Reading. Running fanatics from all over the world flock to London during April for the London Marathon, which is open to both amateurs and professionals. Finally, you can’t talk about sport in London without mentioning one of the nation’s favourite sport, Cricket, and London is home to two of the finest grounds around, Lords and the Oval.

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Memorable Holiday Experiences

  • 17 Nov, 2015
  • Franki Napolitano
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A while back, we put a survey out to our customers and followers, asking them to tell us all about the Best and Worst Memorable Holiday Experiences they have had over the years.

Questions ranged from a memorable trip to the airport, to being lost in translation and getting to know the locals.

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A weekend away in Poland

  • 16 Nov, 2015
  • Franki Napolitano
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You fancy a weekend away but you’re on a bit of a budget. There are plenty of options to choose from, but our colleague Rob tells you why Poland should be your destination of choice.

Located in the heart of central Europe, Poland is a country with access to the Baltic Sea in the north (sharing its coast line with Germany in the West and and a Russian enclave – Kaliningrad Oblast – in the East), and a vast mountain range in the south. So depending on the season, you can either enjoy yourself on one of the sandy beaches in the summer or have fun skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Read More

The Longest Airport Names in the World (Quiz)

  • 15 Nov, 2015
  • Alice Fowler
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Airport Names

Airports have some pretty ridiculous names, including naming them after a city they are over an hour away from (London Southend Airport amongst many!), and some that do encourage a chuckle (Moron Airport?), but did you know about these airports with the longest names? We’ve got the top 5  longest airport names according to World Airport Codes for your enjoyment, and just to add to your excitement there’s a fun quiz to take at the end!

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