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Travel news contributor and beach holiday enthusiast. Get in touch at james.barnett@thomascookonline.com

11 fun facts you probably didn’t know about Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and is blessed with year-round sunshine and incredible beaches. It’s a popular destination for sun-seeking Brits, but do you know all there is to know about this holiday hotspot? Here are 11 of my favourite fun facts you probably didn't know about Tenerife. 1. Friday 13th isn’t

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why are we wasting a week of holiday every year?

Come January, many of us start planning well-earned breaks, trips away and cheeky long weekends. There’s no doubt we all love a day off. But, we’ve discovered that us Brits just aren’t using our annual leave days effectively; in fact, we’re wasting them. Shockingly, we’ve found that 40% of workers in the UK won’t have

By |March 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Most Instagrammable Holiday Locations

Bumping up your likes on Instagram is easy on holiday. There are so many things to snap on your travels, like sun-kissed beaches, new cultural experiences and loads of scenic spots. I’ve collected the ten most Instagrammable holiday locations and the reasons why you’ll love them. Don’t forget to share your best photos with us

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Valentines Day: 12 sexy beach destinations

Make a wild gesture this Valentine’s Day.  Sweep your partner away to a sun-kissed beach for a romantic getaway.  You won’t regret swapping your knitted jumper for your swim shorts, plus you’ll get that much needed time together. I’ve found 12 of the sexiest beach destinations you should consider for a Valentines holiday. Just click

By |February 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beach Therapy: Why Goa is the Answer!

Goa might not be the first destination that springs to mind for a beach holiday, but it should be. Goa boasts many incredible beaches that offer everything from peace and quiet to parties and adventure. Each of its stretches of sands has something unique to cater for all you beach therapy needs. Here are my

By |February 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four must-see film destinations around the world

Do you ever watch a film and wish you were there in person? It’s easy for the mind to wander when the world’s most stunning destinations are live on your living room TV. Luckily, many of them are only a short flight away from the UK, so you can visit them on your next holiday.

By |January 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four of the best holiday destinations for summer 2017

We know that 2017 has only just arrived, but let’s fast forward to the summer time.  Are you picturing sun-kissed beaches, clear blue seas and your spot on a sun-lounger by the pool-side? To help you decide where to go, I’ve found four destinations which are perfect for a summer 2017 holiday.

By |January 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where’s hot in January

2016 may have been the year of the ‘staycation’, but it looks like record numbers of Brits are heading further afield for their holidays next year. And they’re starting early too, with January 2017 hot spots from Cuba to Mexico, the Canary Islands to Egypt, all attracting sun-loving holidaymakers. Post-Christmas special offers mean that even

By |December 19th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments

Five reasons to go All Inclusive on your next family holiday

We know that it can sometimes be hard to stick to a budget while you’re away, which is why All Inclusive holidays are so popular. It’s easier to stay on budget and you can get more for less with an All Inclusive holiday. Each saving you make with an All Inclusive package means more family

By |December 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 reasons to choose Christmas in the Caribbean

Snow and sleigh bells may be some people’s idea of a perfect Christmas, but if you prefer your festive breaks on a fabulous beach, then there are plenty of reasons why Christmas in the Caribbean should be at the top of your wish list. A dash to the sun to escape those Arctic winds has

By |December 7th, 2016|Categories: News|0 Comments