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The Best Easter Treats to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

Easter is a time for reflection, thanks and celebration, and what better way to spend the holiday than indulging with good company and great food? Easter is celebrated around the world, and each country celebrates the occasion with its own traditions. After the sacrifices of Lent, food plays a big part in these traditions, in particular sweets, treats and […]

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Apr 15 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Tuesday Tips: Larnaca, Cyprus

Beach in Cyprus

When Cyprus comes to mind, it’s difficult to stifle daydreams of Greek gods and ancient Assyrian battles. While the region’s rich mythology and history can transport you to another world, the reality is equally dreamy! The beautiful city of Larnaca, located on the southern coast of Cyprus, is the third largest on the island, but despite its size, it […]

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Mar 17 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Visit Shakespeare’s Cities for National Shakespeare Week

The Juliet Balcony in Verona

Shakespeare: one of history’s greatest writers. His name has been around for a while – in fact, he’s celebrating his 450th birthday on 23rd April – but his masterpieces have transcended the ages. Shakespeare explored all of Europe in his plays, introducing the British public to exotic lands they’d never seen or even heard of before. From Venice to Cyprus, Shakespeare captured […]

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Mar 7 2014 / Behind the Scenes

The Women of Monarch Airlines

Charlotte Berrigan

We’re lucky to have an amazing team on board (excuse the pun) at the Monarch Group – with more than 3,200 talented and passionate men and women occupying roles as diverse as marketing, administration, tour operations, web development, finance and flight operations.  Almost half of The Monarch Group’s staff are women, including 82 percent of our cabin crew, 5 […]

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Jan 10 2014 / Destinations

Spending costs drop at popular Monarch holiday spots

Fly to Faro, Portugal with Monarch

Great news, sunshine lovers – your spending money will go further than ever if you holiday in Algarve, Portugal this year.  The popular Monarch destination has been named best value destination to visit in Europe, according to the Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer report published by Post Office this week. The Post Office barometer monitors the price of eight tourist items in over 40 destinations […]

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Nov 25 2013 / Destinations

Ancient myths and natural marvels: Photographer James Grant explores Cyprus

Paphos Fort

Steeped in legend and natural wonder, there’s much more to Cyprus than just another sun-soaked beach holiday. We recently sent the photographer James Grant to the Mediterranean island to capture the beauty of the holiday destination’s most renowned spots. James sent us some truly spectacular images that have inspired us to share some tips on how to best explore […]

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Four of the best low cost holiday destinations

Cyprus - roman pillars and flowers

When you’re looking for a truly affordable holiday, booking a cheap flight is just the beginning. Add in accommodation and food – plus all the little things that make a good holiday great – and your budget could soon be bigger than you bargained for. Package deals are one solution. But even if you go down the all-inclusive route, […]

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Top tips for student travel on a shoestring

fun on beach

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?

cash in hands

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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Follow the sun – 2012’s hot destinations

Spain

Let’s face facts. If we Brits want a proper summer in 2012, we’ll have to seek it abroad. That accepted, here’s the tricky bit: choosing a destination in just the right shade of summer for you. While it’s easy to find the world’s highest highs (in Kuwait City and Ahvaz, Iran), 46°C and rising isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. […]

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