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Books to suit your holiday personality

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A summer holiday is all about down-time and enjoying the nice weather. But all that time and no to-do list to complete can be quite a shock to the system. You’ve booked some cheap flights, found somewhere nice to stay – now what should you do? Well, remember that thing people used to do that involved opening a book and […]

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May 31 2013 / Travel Tips & Advice

Our top 3 vegetarian feasts on holiday

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It was National Vegetarian Week recently, which got me thinking about some of the terrible vegetarian meals I’ve had while travelling – from a couple of sad veggies minus the meat (plain boiled beans and potatoes – yum yum), to pizzas so laden with cheap and nasty cheese that they formed their own oil slick, to ‘vegetarian’ soups that were […]

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Top tips for student travel on a shoestring

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So, you’re nearly through with exams and assessments and you can see the end of the tunnel. And that bright light ahead means just one thing: summer abroad! All term you’ve been picturing unadulterated fun and hedonistic days in the sun. But now that your plans are actually taking shape you’re beginning to wonder if your budget will let […]

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What will your holiday really cost?

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So you’ve secured some great cheap flights and bagged a bargain on your hotel room, too. But are you sure you know what your holiday will really cost once you add up eating, drinking and all those little extras? What destinations do you find great value for money? Which destinations do you think are expensive? Let us know in […]

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Europe’s best summer parties of 2013

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Summer in the UK can seem all too brief, so why not extend the fun by getting along to some of the best festivals in Europe? Catch a few and summer will feel like one long party, especially when you know that your festival tickets will take you to places where the sun shines brighter  and for longer. Here […]

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Monarch celebrates new flights to Malta from East Midlands

Couple from East Midlands celebrates 40th anniversary in Malta flying with Monarch

You never know where you’ll find romance… but this week Monarch staff at East Midlands Airport discovered a love story dating back four decades. Nottingham couple Janet and Henry Pavier first visited Malta for their honeymoon 40 years ago. To celebrate their Ruby wedding anniversary in style, the couple have returned to the island on Monarch’s inaugural flight to […]

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Video: Getting Passengers the Mood for Verona at Gatwick Check-in

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Never mind Gangnam style… we surprised unsuspecting passengers checking in for our inaugural Verona flight at Gatwick Airport yesterday, opera style! Soprano, Alison Langer and Mezzo, Bethan Langford, both students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, were on hand to get passengers in the mood for their trip to the opera loving destination, by singing a variety of […]

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Download our new smartphone app!

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Great news if you’ve got an iPhone, iPad or Google Android smartphone! You can now download Monarch’s brand new mobile app designed to make your travelling experience even more enjoyable – all part of our mission to make flying fun again. The app is free of charge and you can download the Monarch app now from the Apple Store, for iPhones and iPads, and from […]

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Where to send Dad on Father’s Day

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Don’t let Sunday 16 June go by without remembering Father’s Day. If your dad is anything like mine, he’s a one-of-a-kind and he deserves a special treat – on this one day, at least! If you’re determined to give your dad the best Father’s Day ever this year, why not book him a holiday? Get ahead now and check […]

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Gorgeous gardens to visit in Italy

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Spring is here, and National Gardening Week is this week. For true gardeners and wannabe green-thumbs alike, now is the time to get outdoors and turn green with envy over the best gardens out there. This year, why limit yourself to England’s most beautiful gardens? There’s a world of amazing gardens to explore – and some of the best […]

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