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How to avoid Airbnb scams, according to travel expert

How to avoid Airbnb scams, according to travel expert

Sign up to Simon Calder’s free travel email for expert advice and money-saving discounts Get Simon Calder’s Travel email With more than 7.7 million active listings, Airbnb offers a vast amount of choice for travellers looking to book accommodation. But if you want to guarantee that the booking you make is a genuine one, a...

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Lake District tops UK’s most instagrammable national parks

Lake District tops UK’s most instagrammable national parks

  A recent study conducted by travel deal experts at Tripplo has crowned the Lake District as the most Instagram-worthy national park in the UK. This comprehensive analysis examined all 15 recognised national parks across the UK, tallying the number of times each location was tagged in public posts on Instagram. The Lake District National...

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Newport firm scoops top travel agent and wedding awards

Newport firm scoops top travel agent and wedding awards

La Vida Travel triumphed at the Travel Trade Gazette Awards. This is the second successive year La Vida has secured the title of top travel agent in Wales. Yet, the company also gathered a new accolade, becoming the best wedding and honeymoon travel agency across the UK. La Vida’s success is certainly resonating well beyond...

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Liverpool named UK’s best large city for a break by Which? survey

Liverpool named UK’s best large city for a break by Which? survey

Sign up to Simon Calder’s free travel email for expert advice and money-saving discounts Get Simon Calder’s Travel email Liverpool has been named the best large city in the UK for a short break, according to a Which? survey. In April 2024, the consumer champion surveyed a panel of 3,967 Which? customers about their experiences on UK city...

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Norwich travel agency named among best in the country

Norwich travel agency named among best in the country

It is the first time Oyster Travel has won the title which was awarded to them by travel publication TTG as part of its Top 50 travel agencies in the UK and Ireland ranking. The team has more than 170 years of combined experience and has undergone a full rebrand in the last 12 months.  Sophie Baker (right)...

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Bexley travel agent named as one of London’s best in top awards

Bexley travel agent named as one of London’s best in top awards

Tickets Travel in Bexley was named as London’s Top Agency in this year’s TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies 2024. The annual list published by Travel Trade Gazette brings together the best of the UK and Ireland’s travel agencies, with more than 400 high street branches and travel companies taking part in this year’s awards. The...

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One of UK’s best beaches for spring has ‘lovely, soft’ sand

One of UK’s best beaches for spring has ‘lovely, soft’ sand

At the heart of the Jurassic Coast is a beautiful sandy beach which has become one of the top-rated beaches in England and is recommended by experts for a day out or staycation this May bank holiday. Overlooked by magnificent Georgian architecture is Weymouth Beach, tucked away on the Dorset coastline. The beach is so...

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The UK’s best national park named as the ‘ideal destination’

The UK’s best national park named as the ‘ideal destination’

With 15 national parks to choose from, the UK is a nature lover’s staycation paradise with a huge range of beauty spots to explore. But which is the UK’s best national park? A new study from cinch has looked at the UK’s best national parks to visit based on several key factors. The team looked at...

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Beautiful UK seaside town named Britain’s best kept secret

Beautiful UK seaside town named Britain’s best kept secret

A coastal village clinging to a hillside in North Yorkshire has been named one of Europe’s 18 best hidden gems for this year. Staithes joins holiday hotspots in Spain, Croatia, Denmark, Germany and Portugal on the list. With its winding cobbled streets and charming cottages, Staithes is described by judges at European Best Destinations as...

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Four British B&Bs named among ‘best in the world’

Four British B&Bs named among ‘best in the world’

From Scarborough to Weymouth, Exmoor to Torquay, four British B&Bs have been named among the “best of the best” in the entire world based on reviews from previous guests. The prestigious accolade was given to the four bed and breakfasts as part of Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best Traveller’s Choice Awards for 2024. Although the...

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