Is Seville the sexiest city in Europe?


By Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays Is there a more beautiful and seductive city in all Europe than Seville? The capital and cultural heart of Andalucia is not just the perfect antidote to the northern winter, it’s a teasing hint at how different our lives might have looked had we been born in Spain’s […]

Meet the boss: Alison Jago, Completely Croatia

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In our latest Meet the Boss interview, we talk to Alison Jago, founder and head honcho at Completely Croatia. Alison has worked in the travel industry since her early twenties, starting out in the trade press with Travel Weekly (then known as Travel News) on the advertising side. She has also had roles at Holiday Extras, BP Travel Trade Service, […]

6 stylish places to stay that welcome kids

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   By Nadine Mellor, Editor of the Kids Collection, i-escape The ultimate family holiday for many of us means being by the sea. Our Kids Collection has a great selection of wonderfully stylish places which warmly welcome children. These six hidden gems are sited close to the waves and cater for all ages. Polurrian Bay Hotel, Cornwall, UK We really […]

One night of luxury: Review of Lucknam Park

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By Catherine Leech, Director, 101 Holidays When I invited my almost 80-year-old mother to join me for a night at the five-star Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, she replied: “£80 per person for dinner – it can never be worth it, even if it has got a Michelin star.” Raised during World War II, my mum is typical […]

10 weirdest photos from North Korea’s new official tourism website


By Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays North Korea is perhaps the last place in the world you’d want to go on holiday. The regime is repressive and secretive, and millions of its people are said to be starving. The few tourists that have made it over the border have been accompanied by minders 24 hours a day […]

The best part of Mallorca. Just don’t call it posh

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By Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays In 1929 the artist Joan Miró took his new wife on honeymoon to Mallorca. They headed not to the elegant capital Palma, but to an isolated and little-known fishing village on the north coast of the island, Port de Pollença. In the early part of the 20th Century, the […]

Valencia: how well do you know Spain’s third city?


By Mark Hodson Many people have visited Spain’s two-big-hitting cities Madrid and Barcelona, but what of its third? Some might struggle even to name it, and fewer still will have actually explored Valencia. I recently spent a fortnight with my family staying in a village called Massalfassar about eight miles north of Valencia. It was […]

Deal of the Day: 48% off five-star Mauritius retreat


Holiday details: save 48% on a week-long stay at the five-star Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius. Enjoy the seven resort restaurants, spa, swimming pool and activities available including scuba-diving, water-skiing and kite surfing. Price: from £1,199 per person (a saving of £1,125 pp) based on two adults sharing a room on half-board basis and include scheduled return flights with Air […]

Deal of the Day: £1,000 off luxury Ibiza villa


Holiday details: rent out Escandell on The Balearic island of Ibiza. This four bedroom, three bathroom rural hideaway sleeping seven has its own private pool, table tennis, landscaped, tiered garden with lawn, citrus and olive trees, covered dining terrace and sun terrace. Price: £1995 per rental (a saving of £1000). Return UK flights and car hire are extra, but these can […]

Deal of the Day: save over £1000 on thatched villa stay in the Maldives

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Holiday details: enjoy a seven-night stay at Kanuhara, Maldives with Western & Oriental. Stay in a thatched roof villa and take advantage of the resort’s tennis courts, squash courts, beach volleyball and watersports including 40 nearby dive sites and dolphin spotting trips. Price: from £1,935 per person (a saving of £1,005 pp) based on two sharing a sunrise beach villa […]

Deal of the Day: save over £240 on two-week studio stay on the island of Kefalonia


Holiday details: Sunvil Holidays are offering a 28% discount on a two-week stay to Apollonia Studios on the island of Kefalonia, Greece. The property is located right on the water in the village of Assos, and each studio has a private veranda with ocean views. A beach and handful of tavernas are just a minute away on foot. Price: £669 […]

Deal of the Day: save 30% on eight sharing a private villa in Ibiza, with private pool

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Holiday details: stay for seven nights at Can Colina, Ibiza, and save up to £4,840 in total. This six-bedroom villa, complete with private pool, is situated just 10 minutes from Ibiza Town and Talamanca beach. Alternatively, the nearby Santa Gertrudis is renowned as the artistic and gourmet centre of the island. Many of the island’s best beaches and restaurants […]

Meet the Boss: Emma Barnett, MD of Tots Too

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In our latest Meet the Boss interview, we talk to Emma Barnett, Managing Director of Tots Too. Emma founded Essential Escapes in 2002, following a career in luxury travel which saw her travel extensively around the globe visiting some of the world’s top spa destinations and resorts. Now a mother of four, she launched sister company, Tots Too, to help parents […]

Deal of the Day: save £390 on a five-star Cyprus holiday with three pools


Holiday details: stay for seven nights for the price of five at the five-star Anassa, Cyprus. Surrounding the three freshwater swimming pools (one heated in winter) are large sun terraces. There is an indoor pool, a gym, tennis and squash courts, sauna, steam baths and an indoor exercise seawater pool. Price: £1599 per person (a saving of […]

Deal of the Day: save £236pp on a 2-bedroom villa in Corsica


Holiday details: Corsican Places is offering 7 nights at the two-bedroom villa Casarella Cesarina in Calvi Town, Corsica. Just a 15 minute stroll downhill to the beaches, shops and restaurants of Calvi town centre, the villa has a large terrace, whilst the pool area sits at a lower level by a garden of flowers and mature olive trees. Price: £999 per person […]

Deal of the Day: save £224 on 11-day Moroccan cuisine adventure

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  Details: experience an 11-day tour of Moroccan cuisine, from street food to fine dining, on Intrepid Travel’s Real Food Adventure.  Learn how to prepare the perfect cous cous during a demonstration run by local women, experience Moroccan hospitality in a homestay and learn how to become a pastry-maker using ancient cooking techniques. Price: from £671 per […]

Deal of the Day: save £600pp on beachfront five-star hotel in Mauritius


Holiday details: stay for a week at the five-star Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius. Enjoy the seven high-class restaurants, a spa, a swimming pool and a host of activities available including scuba-diving, water-skiing and kite surfing. Price: from £1219 per person (a saving of £600pp) based on two adults sharing a room on half-board basis and include scheduled return flights with […]

Deal of the Day: 2-for-1 discount on India tours


Holiday details: On The Go Tours is offering a 2-for-1 deal on two of its 8-day tours in India. Choose from either the Taj Express or the Taj Traveller trips and see sights such as the Golden Triangle including both Old and New Delhi, the Pink City of Jaipur and Agra, and of course, the Taj Mahal. […]

Deal of the Day: save over £360 on a week at a 2-bedroom Corsican property with pool


Holiday details: Corsican Places is offering 7 nights at the two bedroom house A Casuccia in Moriani Plage. The property comes complete with private pool, positioned between the beaches of the east coast and the forests of the Castagniccia. The property enjoys beautiful mountain views and is only five minutes’ drive from Moriani Plage.  Price: from £699 per […]

Deal of the Day: save £700 on Morocco villa with two pools


Holiday details: Lawrence of Morocco is offering a £700 saving on a week at Chez Max – an ethno-chic house located just 24km from Marrakech. Built around three courtyards, the property boasts two swimming pools, walled gardens, a roof terrace and a view of gentle hills and olive groves. Enjoy prepared Moroccan and European meals by the housekeeper and […]

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