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Aug 11 2014 / Destinations

Monarch’s destination insider tips guide

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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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Aug 8 2014 / Destinations

Photo Friday – The Natural Beauty of Crete

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Crete is a popular Greek Island holiday spot, and it’s easy to see why. Bursting at the seams with natural and historical eye candy, it’s an assault on the senses of the very best kind. Here are ten of the hottest spots on this simply stunning island: Neoclassical Agios Nikolaos This harbour, with its backdrop of white-washed cuboid builds, […]

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Aug 7 2014 / Destinations

5 Great Last Minute Summer Getaways

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This year’s summer getaway is well underway, and although many of us have had our two week sun-and-sand-fest booked since the beginning of the year, some of us haven’t yet got round to booking a summer holiday. Well, fear not if you’re the last minute type. There are still some great last minute deals to be had and we’ve selected […]

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Aug 5 2014 / Destinations

Tuesday Tips: Four things you simply must do in Naples

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While many tourists see the city of Naples as nothing more than the gateway to the Amalfi coast, the reality is that this intoxicating metropolis is one of the most iconic and charismatic destinations in Italy. So, before heading off to discover the laidback charm of Campania’s coastal villages, why not hang around for a day or two and […]

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Aug 1 2014 / Destinations

Photo Friday: Don’t Miss Venice & Rome

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Venice and Rome are real powerhouses of Italian tourism – with more things to see, do and eat than you could possibly fit into one single holiday. With such a range of options it’s often difficult to work out what to see and do, and what you can leave till your next visit. So here’s our handy guide to […]

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Jul 25 2014 / Destinations

Photo Friday: Best of Verona

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A holiday to Verona can be as fun-packed or as relaxed as you fancy. The city is beautiful enough to wander around for days, the local fare is sumptuous and the wines delicious. But if that isn’t enough, Verona offers lots of activities to keep you occupied. Here are a few snaps of the best places to peruse on […]

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Jul 21 2014 / Destinations

Top 6 destinations to add to your summer holiday list

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Now that summer 15 flights are on sale, whether you fancy soaking up the sun on a beach in the Mediterranean, exploring an historic city or discovering somewhere exotic, there are plenty of destinations to choose from!

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Jul 11 2014 / Destinations

Photo Friday: Best Beaches

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Think beaches are just sun, sea and sand? Think again! If you’re after a holiday that centres on the sea, then you need to know what you want when you head into the waves. Whether it’s amazing water sports or a serious party scene. Here are our top ten beaches that offer a little more than your bog-standard sun […]

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Jun 16 2014 / Destinations

We’ve launched two exciting new winter destinations!

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We’re proud to announce the introduction of two popular ski destinations to our ever expanding list of scheduled winter routes. New flights from Birmingham to the popular ski gateways Salzburg and Turin will commence on the 13th December 2014 and are now on sale. Of course it’s summer and we’re in beach mode now, but you can never plan […]

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Tuesday Tips: When to Go Off-Season

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Travelling to a destination in the off-season can help you avoid the crowds and make the most of your trip. Skip the endless queues and head straight to the front of the line with an off-peak trip to one of these destinations: Spring There is plenty of happening in Barcelona during the spring, which you might not know about. […]

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