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Apr 23 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

St George’s Day, a Day of Celebration Around Europe

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Today is St George’s Day, England’s National Day in recognition of the country’s patron saint, St George. In honour of the occasion, you might be joining one of the many festivals, parades, and events taking place across the country. Red and white St George flags will fly from pubs and public spaces; restaurants will serve traditional English fare of […]

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The Best Easter Treats to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

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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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Top Three Easter Getaways

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Desperately need of a short break from the daily grind? Check out these three Easter getaway destinations that tick all the boxes for sunshine, fun, and adventure. Far Away in Faro As the southernmost tip of Europe, Faro is the perfect blend of sunshine, history, relaxation and culture. The city has been around since Roman times and has lost […]

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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

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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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Four of the best low cost holiday destinations

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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

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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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Madeira’s 5 best kept secrets

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1. Madeira rivals the Canaries for sunshine breaks Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas, Selvagem – the four islands that make up the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira don’t trip off sunseekers’ tongues as readily as Tenerife, Gran Canaria or Lanzarote. But the islands of Madeira are less than 400km north of the Canaries and enjoy a similar (if slightly less scorching) […]

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Follow the sun – 2012’s hot destinations

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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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