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Aug 11 2014 / Destinations

Monarch’s destination insider tips guide

Tips map from Monarch

Not sure which destination to choose this summer? Or perhaps you’ve already decided but have no idea what to see? Well, we can help you out. Introducing the new Monarch Destination Tips – an interactive map that’s packed with insider secrets on where to go, what to do and where to stay. We’ve gone straight to the experts – […]

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Sep 17 2014 / Behind the Scenes

What lead to this celebrating selfie on a flight to Cyprus?

Cabin Crew celebrating on a cyprus break

We carry millions of customers every year to holidays, special occasions, hen and stag parties and all kinds of fun celebrations. On one recent flight, our cabin crew really got into the celebratory spirit with customers, going so far as to sport a fake moustache as she served drinks to the party! What happens onboard, normally stays onboard, to borrow […]

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Sep 16 2014 / Destinations

Lanzarote – bringing the beautiful island to life

Lanzarote El Golfo feat

Fire mountains, cooking on active volcanoes, green lakes and a lunar landscape. Lanzarote – there’s no other place on earth quite like it. Driving across the island can make you feel like you’re in another world with its lunar-like scenery and rugged terrain but really, it is an incredible place to admire. Lanzarote’s backdrop has remained very barren compared […]

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Sep 12 2014 / Destinations

Canary Islands: 100 years in pictures

Canaries 20 21 Century

From lace designs to carnivals – over the past 100 years the Canary Islands have retained their wonderful charm and culture. Take a look at these incredible images showing the islands in all their glory in the 20th Century and right now in the 21st Century. Follow Monarch Airlines’s board Canary Islands – 20th Century on Pinterest. Follow Monarch […]

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Sep 9 2014 / Destinations

Fuerteventura: voted the number one island in Spain


According to 1 million TripAdvisor users Fuerteventura has been voted the number one in Spain. Fuerteventura can be loosely translated as ‘Strong Winds’ so get ready for the windswept look whilst on holiday here. It’s the second largest of the Canary Islands and is regarded the one flooded with history. Although most of the land is made up of […]

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Sep 5 2014 / Destinations

Spectacular views from the Canaries that will peak your interest

Tiede sunset

The impressive combination of green ravines, high peaks and volcanic terrain give the Canary Islands a unique character which can be best enjoyed from up high. Here are our favourite selection of photos taken on these magnificent islands. Mount Tiede in Tenerife, is the third largest volcano in the world and its summit is the highest in Spain. You can get […]

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Sep 4 2014 / Behind the Scenes

Supporting 7 year old Grace to make her family holiday dream come true


A happy customer called Emma- who had not been abroad in 4 years due to the worry of travelling with her disabled child- recently shared a photo on Facebook to share her touching story with us. Emma recently travelled to Palma from Birmingham airport with all of her family, including Grace her 7 year-old who has a rare chromosome […]

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Sep 3 2014 / Destinations

Gran Canaria: The miniature continent

Gran Canaria landscape

Pretty fishing villages, sandy beaches, cooking on volcanoes, green lakes, sand dunes and hiking – the Canaries offer so much to see and do. As part of our September spotlight, we’re helping you choose which island would make your dream holiday. Starting with Gran Canaria, here’s our mini guide to the wonderful island. Discover the diverse landscape Gran Canaria is often […]

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Sep 2 2014 / Destinations

September Spotlight: The Canary Islands

Canary Islands - Lanzarote

Situated just off the north west coast of Africa, the Canaries are an all year round sunny destination with a mixture of activities and sun soaking spots, making it an ideal holiday destination for couples and families alike. The relatively short flight time from the UK (around 4.5 hours) and the same time zone as the UK, means you […]

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Tuesday Tips – Taking children on holiday

travelling with children

There’s no nicer feeling than seeing your child build their first sandcastle, or watching them run around on the beach with dad, giggling in the shallows! Children love going on holiday as much as parents, so we spoke to Claire Burgess, early years consultant, nanny and award-nominated trainer in childhood education, to ask her advice on how to guarantee a great holiday with […]

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Aug 29 2014 / Competitions

Accessorize & Monarch create the dream holiday!

Pinterest competition Monarch

Monarch and Accessorize recently partnered to create a “My Dream Holiday” competition. We called it a PINtoWin competition; where people chose their favourite Monarch destination by finding out exactly where we fly to here and then choosing the Accessorize essentials they’d love to wear whilst on their holiday. Judges from Monarch and Accessorize then got together to crown […]

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