10 Christmas week travel deals from Manchester

If you were hoping for a week away in the sun this Christmas – now is the time to book! Leave it much later and there is very limited availability and things become much more expensive. All of these travel deals are for the Xmas week and departing from Manchester. There are deals to suit a range of budgets and tastes. Have a scroll through the list and don’t forget if you need any more

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Fly for Free River Cruises

AmaWaterways River Cruise Line We are thrilled to announce the return of our Fly for Free promotion available on over 300 select European River Cruises in 2023. Manchester Travel Shop customers booking on selected 2023 sailing dates, will receive complimentary flights & overseas transfers from London Heathrow or London Gatwick, with regional supplements from just £75pp. Whether you want to sail Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne & Dordogne Rivers, or the Dutch & Belgian Waterways, this

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Bulgaria Ski Balkan Promo Code

Balkan Ski Promo Code: SKI25    BOOK NOW Winter Ski Sale – Save £25 per person when you book by 19 September (adults and children from age 2). All of winter 2022/23. Package Holidays to Bulgaria using our charter flights to Sofia Terms and Conditions – The discount is £25 per person (adults and children over 2 years of age) off all package holidays (not flight only or accommodation only) to Bulgaria using our charter

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WOMAN SLAPS FLIGHT ATTENDANT, URINATES ON SEAT IN BOOZY RAGE ON MANCHESTER FLIGHT

An angry older lady allegedly slapped a male member of the cabin crew and urinated over three seats after he denied her a free alcoholic drink then took away the drink she was consuming. The drama forced a flight diversion, where it took several security officers to drag the woman off the flight. The incident occurred on Jet2 flight LS819 from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Rhodes (RHO). As the story goes, the passenger, a woman

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Santorini Trip Report

Some useful tips on Santorini A Manchester Travel Shop Customer (Robert Garner) has just returned from a holiday in Santorini. He has kindly submitted a little trip report that may help other customers planning a trip to this beautiful greek Island. Santorini is a Volcanic Greek island. The island is not massive. Taxis seem quite expensive but buses are very cheap. Main bus station is in Thira, quite chaotic but lots of buses to different

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Brave father-of-three stepped in and restrained a passenger on Jet2

A brave father-of-three stepped in and restrained a passenger who stripped down to her underwear and twice tried to storm a plane cockpit shouting “Allahu Akbar” on his flight to Manchester Airport. Phillip O’Brien, 35, was flying on a Jet2 flight, returning from Cyprus to Manchester last week with six members of his family, including his wife and three children aged eight to 14, when a female passenger, mid 30s, walked up the aisle dressed

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6 new hotels where EVERYONE wants to stay in 2022

The holiday cancellation chaos is starting to quiet and you might be tempted to squeeze in a summer holiday for 2022 after all? Here are 10 new hotels where everyone who is anyone wants to stay in 2022. The Standard – Ibiza Everyone has been long awaiting the arrival of The Standard Ibiza. Made up of Fifty-three rooms and suites occupy the streamlined, white hotel a pebble’s throw from the marina, presenting a clean and

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A very simple guide to the new payable fee for British Passport holder to enter EU countries.

What is the new fee? The EU decided to bring into effect ETIAS to improve the safety of all those within its borders. The EU began the legal procedures for introducing ETIAS in 2016, though it will not come into effect until May 2023. How much is ETIAS? The fee will be around £6-£7 per person (dependent on the exchange rate). How do I apply for ETIAS? A straightforward online application form must be completed

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Easyjet Holidays Single Parent Discount

Great Hotels for Single Parents AluaSun Torrenova – Palma Nova Globales Maioris – Majorca Los Zocos Impressive – Lanzarote H10 Conquistador – Tenerife These hotels have always been very popular with single parents, so you are very unlikely to be the only single parent there on holiday! They have great family facilities for children of all ages, and of course plenty to keep mum or dad happy too! BOOK NOW USE DISCOUNT CODE – ONEADULT

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Best beaches in the USA

  Variety is at the very essence of the USA, when thinking of this impressive destination images of lively cities, exhilarating theme parks and cultural delights are conjured up. The United States also provides the perfect place for a beach escape boasting beautiful coastlines from East to West. Be inspired with a trip to… Honolulu, Hawaii – a tropical paradise with stunning beaches. Waikiki Beach is great for swimming, whilst Waimea Bay Beach is a

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Cause of death exposed for Americans tourists at Bahamas Sandals resort

A report into the deaths of three Sandals’ guests has revealed that they died of carbon monoxide poisoning. They were found dead at the luxury, all-inclusive resort in the Bahamas earlier this month. Two of the deceased, Michael and Robbie Phillips, were travel agents from the US.  Robbie was one of Sandals’ best-selling agents. The couple’s bodies were found in their villa after a fourth victim, Donnis Chiarella raised the alarm. She had woken in

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Travelling to the States just got a little more expensive…

The fee for foreigners to enter the United States has just increased by a considerable 50 per cent. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced an increase in the fee for inbound travellers entering the US using the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). This is the first increase in the price of an ESTA since 2015. What is ESTA? The ESTA is an automated check system to ensure eligibility of people wishing

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First UK to Australia Direct route!

Travellers will be able to fly direct and non-stop from the UK to Australia, after Qantas announced the world’s longest direct commercial flight. The route will service London to Sydney – and the total journey time will be an astounding 20 hours! Qantas said the 20-hour journey will become possible when it takes delivery of 12 new Airbus A350-1000 planes, that are capable of flying for more than 10,000 miles without the need to refuel.

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New Thailand Entry Rules – no more tests or quarantine!

Travel to Thailand is finally going to be relatively hassle free. Since the start of the pandemic, popular holiday destination Thailand has had strict rules, involving quarantine. The rules have changed many times, leaving travellers confused or put off from travelling. The most recent process was relatively easy, it involved applying for a “Thailand pass” and then one night in a hotel to be tested, as part of the “test and go scheme” –  but

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Portugal ignores Brexit and allows UK travellers to use fast-track lanes

In a quest to avoid long airport queues, Portugal has begun to allow UK passport holders to use their e-gates – usually reserved for EU members.   The travel rules changed on 31 Jan 2020 – meaning UK passport holders should be treated as any other country arriving from non EU destinations. This means manual checks for immigration rather than the electronic gates.   Portugal has decided to allow UK passport holders to use their

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Airport problems may last into the busy summer season

Airport problems may last into the busy summer season. The ongoing problem due to a shortage of manpower, means that the issues currently faced at many UK airports could continue well into the summer. Lucy Moreton, from the Immigration Services Union, claimed that the UK Border Force was “catastrophically under-staffed” and that it took nearly a year to fully train new officers. Many other experts are predicting it will take 12 months for things to

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Disneyland Paris to give away free holidays at Manchester Trafford Centre!

Take your kids to try their luck at the Disney magic door. Taking place at The Trafford Centre tomorrow (07th Apr). This a chance to win a fun family trip to Disney in conjunction with Heart Radio. Who doesn’t love a bit of Disney? Disneyland Paris is giving away FREE HOLIDAYS to 30 Lucky Families. They are celebrating a recent redesign of the world famous resort, and featuring many new shows. This is all to celebrate being 30

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Easyjet Promo Code for Malta Cyprus & Turkey

Easyjet Promo Code for Malta Cyprus & Turkey Have you been considering a holiday to either Malta, Cyprus or Turkey? Easyjet Holidays today launched a new promo code. They are offering Save up to £100 per booking when you book a trip to either Malta, Cyprus or Turkey. This new Easyjet promo code is valid from 06th April for one week – so don’t delay in using it. The discount will automatically be applied when you

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Manchester Airport has turned to Chaos : Travellers are missing flights or getting cancelled last minute

People travelling via Manchester Airport recently have highly criticised the absolute “chaos” and disorganisation. Travellers at the Manchester airport have had to battle hour long queues for check-in and security over the past month, with reports of people  missing flights or being cancelled last minute due to overbooking. Manchester Airport apologised and admitted passengers’ experiences fell “below the standard we aim to provide”. The issue is due to staff shortages. Airports had to reduce their

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France reopens to unvaccinated travellers

The French consul general in London has confirmed that the country will allow unvaccinated travellers into the country from Thursday (31 March) as it moves the UK to its green travel list. Previously, travellers that were not vaccinated could not enter the country – unless they had a”compelling reason” to do so. They also had to isolate for seven days on arrival. Additionally, vaccinated travellers will no longer have to submit a declaration form confirming

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Manchester flight forced to divert after mid-air fight

A Jet2 flight that departed Manchester for Turkey had to divert after a mid-air fight between two passengers. Around 9:15 a.m. on Monday, a Jet2 flight left Manchester Airport for Antalya, Turkey. Originally scheduled to arrive almost four and a half hours later, the plane landed in Vienna around 11:40am due to a mid-air incident almost two and a half hours into the trip. In the afternoon, the flight left for Antalya after more than

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Hong Kong begins to reopen borders

After receiving a lot of pressure from the business community, Hong Kong has started the process of opening up its borders. A complete blanket ban on flights from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, Nepal and the Philippines will end on 01st April 2022. There will still be a hotel quarantine in place, but this will be reduced down to 7 nights, previously it was 14. The current very strict social-distancing

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Malaysia reopens to tourists 01st April 2022

If you’ve been waiting to explore the wonderful country of Malaysia, then the wait is over on the 01st April, when the country will reopen to international tourism. Previously, it was only possible to enter Malaysia via Langkawi, and had many restrictions meaning it never really took off as a viable option to enter for tourism purposes. Malaysia has been closed down to tourism since March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic was spreading rapidly around

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Holidays about to get much easier!

Travelling abroad, whether for business or a holiday, will become much easier from Friday onwards, as the UK removes all of the last remaining covid travel restrictions. As of 0400 on Friday the 18th of March – the law on filling out passenger locator forms for those arriving in the UK will be removed, as will all of the current covid-19 testing requirements for those arriving into the country. These changes apply to anyone flying

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Monthly Stay hotels in Bangkok

  Bangkok is a love it or hate it city. Many tourists rarely see much more in Bangkok than the sprawling Suvarnabhumi airport, before jetting off to the beautiful islands. But for others, Bangkok is a fascinating city that needs more time to explore, so here are our 5 recommended hotels for monthly stays in Bangkok. All of these monthly stay hotels in Bangkok are available to book for one month without a long term contract.  FuramaXclusive

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10 amazing cheap holidays by the beach.

Sometimes you just want to get away and spend a week on the sandy beach. There is something magical and soothing to the soul about spending a week staying near the beach. Beach hotels are usually expensive, but we have dug out 10 amazing cheap holidays by the beach. All of these package holidays are either on the beach or less than a 5 minute walk – and are all at the cheaper end of

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Turkish Airlines flying Direct from Manchester

This summer you can discover the South of Turkey with direct non-stop flights from Manchester to Antalya and Dalaman! Turkish Airlines Airlines is operating direct flights from Manchester (as from 01 April 2022) to Antalya (AYT) and Dalaman (DLM) throughout Summer 2022 with fantastic benefits included within the ticket price: Luggage allowance of 23kg Economy /30kg Business Class First golf bag travels free of charge Personal on-board entertainment system (AVOD) On-board catering provided by Do & Co including drinks Generous seat

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Germany Bans UK Tourists.

Germany has joined other  European countries and decided to ban most travellers from UK, to try to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. The ban will not apply to German residents, however, they must show a negative test and undertake a 14 day period of quarantine – without exception, even if vaccinated. The measures are already in place. Germany follows in the footsteps of France, who have already put into place travel restrictions on

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Amazon begins to sell low cost UK government-approved PCR tests for travel

Amazon begins to sell low cost UK government-approved PCR tests for travel. The COVID-19 PCR tests will cost £34.99, with further discounts for bulk purchases, and they have been officially approved as accepted for international travel. This low cost will be welcome news to travellers, who can currently pay upto £130 for a similar test to enable travel. The UK government approved tests can be used for the U.K. ‘s Day 2, Day 5, Day

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Jet2 Summer Destinations from Manchester Announced!

Jet2 have announced early their program for City Breaks and Summer holidays for Summer 2023. If you are needing something to look forward to for 2023 – check out their programs below. Manchester Travel Shop is an OFFICIAL Jet2 holidays booking partner and can more often than not beat the prices to book direct! Jet2 Summer in the City Break Program 2023   Summer City Breaks are souring in demand – which of these Manchester

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