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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 26 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

How iPhone 6 is changing the face of mobile travel


After all the excitement, we’ve finally got our hands on the new iPhone 6 and iOS 8. Here’s Monarch’s mobile web manager John Attwood, with the lowdown on how the highly-anticipated phone and software updates will change the face of mobile travel: Snap! Firstly, lets talks about the camera. It’s a huge part of the traveller’s toolkit. After all, […]

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Sep 26 2014 / Destinations

In images – Pretty towns, beaches and sea creatures


Pretty towns, wow-factor scenery, beautiful beaches, an incredible underwater world, glittering marinas, fantastic animal and water parks – what more could you want from a holiday destination? Over the past month we’ve taken a look at what four Canary Islands islands have to offer. Are you tempted to go and visit? We know we are! Here’s a round up of […]

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Sep 23 2014 / Destinations

Tenerife – the Rio de Janeiro of the Canaries

Tenerife Carnival

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is also the most popular. Thousands of British and German tourists flock to the island all year round – drawn to its stunning landscapes, busy nightlife, beaches and watersports. If you’re tempted by a holiday to Tenerife, here are a few things that might sway you… The kids will love it! Siam Park […]

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Sep 19 2014 / Destinations

The Underwater Universe of the Canary Islands


Whether you’re a diving fanatic or snorkelling newbie, there’s plenty of beautiful sea life to be spotted on a trip to the Canary Islands. Given the Canaries’ unique location off the coast of Africa and in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are teeming with colourful coral and friendly fish. […]

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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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