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New Zealand’s Coastal Pacific scenic rail journey between Picton and Christchurch will relaunch from 1 December 2018.   One of New Zealand’s great rail journeys – KiwiRail’s iconic Coastal Pacific scenic journey – will roll again from December 1 this year, two years after the service was put on hold while the railway line was rebuilt following the devastating Kaikoura earthquake.   The rail journey between Picton, at the northern end of the South Island, and Christchurch on the eastern coast is a spectacular journey beginning (or ending)…

With long hot summers, impressive landscapes, glorious beaches, ancient ruins and delicious local food there is always a perfect island in Greece for everybody’s tastes. Our short guide to six of the most stunning Greek islands will help you decide which island is right for you.   Santorini – Known for its iconic blue dome churches and breathtaking sea views, Santorini is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. The 13th century Venetian fortress, the small historical villages and the charming panoramic views of the Aegean…

Airport security made easy: do’s and don’ts for your next departure We all know airport security is an important process to ensure we can all travel safely. But many of us also dread big queues and a stressful experience. Luckily there are ways we can prepare for and get through airport security more quickly in the helpful tips below. Ways to prepare at home and in the queue Packing and setting off to the airport can be a busy time, but by doing any of the following you…

“We’ve seen big changes here at the region’s largest airport with a multi-million pound development completed in time for our busy summer season. We won’t spoil all the surprises, but the transformation means a larger range of shops, eateries, bars and lounges for our customers, additional seating in the terminal and an all-round more modern feel to the airport. Drivers can rejoice too with the opening of our new low-cost car park Viking Airport Parking this year and a rejuvenated Meet & Greet parking option. Set off in…

Jackie has just returned from a gloriously sunny week on the south coast. She stayed in a beautiful lodge with private Hot tub which was on farm on the Somerset/Dorset border. It was in the ‘Autograph’ range of lodges with Hoseasons Holidays who do many different types of accommodation all over the UK. Whether it’s your main holiday or an additional week to keep the kids happy in school holidays – come & see us and we’ll find something to suit.

“I would just like to let you know about our 2nd visit to Spa Travel and the help and efficiency of your staff. We were helped by all three members on Fri 20th July but our ‘star’ is Karen. A friend told us not to confuse ourselves but speak to Karen at Spa Travel about cruises as she is so well informed. We had a smaller budget than our friends who had also booked again with Karen and I would never have believed she could hit it within…