holidays

Plymouth based travel expert makes dreams come true

With ‘lockdown’ officially becoming the ‘word of the year,’ many people are looking to 2021 to sprinkle some much-needed magic into their holiday plans and, perhaps, to do something a little bit different.

And travel specialist Karen Thornton is rapidly becoming the ‘go to’ person to make those holiday dreams come true.

With an award-winning career spanning almost three decades...

Revealed: The winners of the UK’s 2020 staycation trend

The team at Dayinsure has revealed the winners of the UK staycation trend in 2020.

By collecting Google search volume data, Dayinsure has discovered which counties, seaside locations, and attractions have benefited the most from people deciding to holiday at home in 2020.

The search volume data was collected between March and July 2020, was sorted, analysed and presented,...

Families get in line as holiday caravan sales soar in Devon

Waiting lists for would-be holiday home buyers are being put in place at many of the six holiday parks in Devon operated by Park Holidays UK.

The group says it regrets that some customers are being asked to remain patient until new stocks of holiday homes are delivered, and extra pitches developed.

Director Tony Clish reports that demand for holiday lodges and caravans has...

TUI launches winter 2021/22 and summer 2022 programmes from Exeter Airport

TUI UK has launched winter 2021 and 2022 holidays from Exeter and is set to put summer 2022 holidays on sale from 5th November, with thousands of free kids’ places, low deposits from £75 per person and £0 deposit on direct debit bookings made online on offer.

This comes as 86% of customers surveyed in September said they expect to have gone on holiday again by next summer -...

Stagecoach SW announce reintroduction of Golden Hop open tops to Torbay

Days by the sea are about to get better with the reintroduction of Stagecoach’s Golden Hop open tops featuring the friendly bus hoppers! After much anticipation the route in Torbay will be back from 1st August, connecting Babbacombe, St Marychurch, Torquay Harbour, Paignton and Paignton Zoo, 7 days a week.

The route encompasses many of the area’s most popular hotels and attractions...

All smiles as top Devon park's delighted guests return

They may now clap their hands instead of shouting "Bingo!", and order their food on apps - but guests at Ladram Bay Holiday Park in Devon couldn't be more delighted to be back.

That's the finding of director Zoe House who says that she and her team have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and thanks received from customers since re-opening.

The Budleigh Salterton...

Stagecoach, Big Beach Bus

Staycations start with Stagecoach South West

If you’re planning a staycation this Summer or just heading out along the glorious Devon coast, then there is no better way to see the sights, than from the top deck of the Stagecoach Big Beach Bus, starting again from 26th July 2020.

Feel the refreshing breeze from across the English Channel while you take in a fantastic scenic route from Exmouth to Sandy Bay, in what has been...

The NHS in Devon is here for you – reassurance as county prepares to welcome summer visitors

The NHS in Devon has measures in place to keep local people and visitors safe as the county welcomes thousands of holidaymakers for the summer season.

With restrictions on holiday stays and day-tripping eased, Devonians are welcoming visitors attracted by the county’s glorious coastline and stunning countryside.

Doctors are encouraging everyone in the county to stay alert...

Exeter Airport

Exeter Airport announces Exeter-Belfast City Airport route

Exeter Airport is to see the introduction of a service to Belfast City Airport from 28 August 2020 it was announced today.

Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, will base five ATR72-600 aircraft at Belfast City Airport.

The airline will operate up to 4 weekly return flights from Exeter Airport to Belfast City Airport this autumn with fares starting from £34.99 one...

Celebrity chef Michael Caines launches new website inviting holidaymakers to enjoy a Devon staycation

Holidaymakers looking to spend a summer staycation in Devon will soon find all the information they need at the click of a mouse.

Celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE is spearheading a new initiative which he hopes will encourage those who would usually be planning a foreign break to look closer to home.

His new website, Destination Devon, will feature guides, reviews, tips,...

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