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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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The Monarch Guide to North African Cuisine

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North African cooking may not be as renowned as the old favourites, Italian, French and Chinese, but you should definitely make it your mission to track down some of these regional delicacies. In fact, Monarch is now offering new flight routes to Enfidha in Tunisia, Agadir in Morocco, and Hurghada in Egypt so you can taste your way around […]

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V-E Day: Where to Learn about World War II

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On the 8th May we commemorate V-E Day and honour those lost in the Second World War. While it’s a sombre date, it’s important to remember Europe’s history, both the triumphs and the losses, and, for many, exploring this part of their heritage is fascinating. If you want to delve deeper into the history of a war that shaped […]

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April Showers: The Best Rain or Shine Destinations for Spring

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You might think that spring showers are the last thing you’d want from a holiday, but a few damp afternoons can actually add to your holiday by taking you away from the beach and through the doors of places you may not have considered otherwise! Check out our top destinations that offer the best of both sun and showers: […]

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Mother’s Day Getaways: Spring Trips for the Family

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Mother’s Day: that one designated day a year when you recognise the amazing women in your life. You bring them breakfast in bed, take the chores off their plate, and at least for the day, you acknowledge they’re always right, even if they’re not! This year, why not extend the celebration with a Mother’s Day getaway the whole family […]

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Tuesday Tips: Menorca

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Of the four Balearic Islands floating in the emerald-tinted Mediterranean, Menorca is the most tranquil and the least overrun by tourists. Whatever you choose to do here, from exploring natural wonders to tasting locally-distilled spirits, this particular island is a perfect reminder that anything that takes time to create is well worth the wait. Since sunbathing on a remote […]

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Tuesday Tips: Tipping

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Attention, savvy travellers: Always learn about the tipping customs of your destination before stepping off the plane. Our team has travelled far and wide and has faced many an awkward tipping moment along the way. The good news: they’re sharing everything they know. So, here are some of our most useful tipping tips, by country, that will help you […]

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