Monthly Archives: February 2014

best service in Finland, pal
26 Feb

Finland holiday staff: lord of the manners

Holiday staff in Finland have the best manners Some holidays abroad can often hinge on the politeness of hotel staff – or lack of it – and Finland employees have proven themselves lord of the manners. Visitors who travel to foreign countries hoping for good service and courteousness have more chance of finding satisfaction in the Nordic

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where to ski telegraph
24 Feb

Ski resorts – Telegraph names the best

Telegraph names top ski resorts for intermediates If you’ve been inspired by the Winter Olympics, why not plan a skiing holiday this year? With ski holidays notoriously costly, you want to make sure that you’re spending cash on the right one. Telegraph Travel has published a list of the planet’s greatest ski resorts, for intermediates

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20 Feb

Brits Buoyed by Performance of the Pound

Brits Buoyed by Performance of the Pound against Popular Currencies Turkey and Canada offer great value for winter sun or skiing holidays   Foreign exchange and prepaid currency card provider, ICE – International Currency Exchange, has analysed its data to reveal the top 10 currencies purchased by UK consumers in January 2014. Perhaps reflecting

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Good food restaurant
20 Feb

Good food tops foreign holiday wishlist

Good food tops foreign holiday wishlist Britons on foreign holidays prefer eating quality food above all else, according to a new survey of our travel habits abroad. Nearly two-thirds (63%) claimed that “good food” is essential to a getaway being a success, a study by travel search site momondo found. People surveyed were asked which of

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mobile texting abroad roaming
19 Feb

More people turning off mobiles abroad

More people turning off mobiles abroad Overseas travel on European holidays now involves turning off mobile phones to save money for over a quarter of EU residents. This is to avoid expensive roaming charges, according to a new European Commission poll of 28,000 people living in the union. It found that the vast majority will

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Travel reviews used by over half of people
14 Feb

Travel reviews used by over half of holidaymakers

Travel reviews used by over half of people Online travel reviews have become a vital part of the holiday booking process, according to new research. More than half of people in a global survey for TripAdvisor said they do not want to commit to a holiday booking until they have read reviews of a property

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Plane coming to land - TURKEY
13 Feb

Turkey leads way for airport growth

Turkey leads way for airport growth Passenger numbers at European airports rose by 2.8% in 2012, but travellers are choosing further flung destinations rather than the traditional EU hotspots. ACI Europe figures showed that Russia and Turkey, along with Iceland and Norway, were the strongest performers – with a 9.6% growth in passenger traffic. And

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12 Feb

Cashback and Buy-Back on Travel Money from ICE

Cashback and Buy-Back on Travel Money from ICE A recent survey of 1,000 customers* by award winning** travel money provider ICE (International Currency Exchange) found that 53% spend the equivalent of more than a month of their salary on their main holiday.  So when it comes to budgeting for travel money, getting a good

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the value of free wifi
10 Feb

Holidaymakers value free Wi-Fi

Holidaymakers value free Wi-Fi Having to pay for Wi-Fi is a source of great frustration for 1/3 of holidaymakers, with the average tourist spending at least an hour a day of their down-time browsing the web. Research by Thistle Hotels reveals the very modern complaint causes grumbles for 38% of people – a sign that

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07 Feb

Ski in Canada or Sun in Turkey?

The Ice is Nice in Canada but Make Turkey Your Hot Pick for Winter Sun Holidaymakers heading off for some winter sun or skiing this half term will find their money goes further in Turkey, Mexico and Canada according to new analysis from foreign exchange and prepaid currency card provider ICE – International Currency Exchange.

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