Holidays & Travel

Fancy skiing? Loco2 puts the Alps in easy reach as Ski Train bookings open

Loco2 is the best place to book tickets for the direct ski trains and new London to Lyon service, which go on sale today. Only on can skiers book from any UK railway station to the largest number of Alpine resorts in a single transaction. Skiers will be able to connect from their local station to the two direct ski train services that will run each week between London St Pancras International, calling at Ashford International, and Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg St Maurice in France. Read more »

Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse beats hotel giants to green award

A tiny guesthouse in the foothills of Snowdonia has seen off competition from major hotel chains to scoop a national prize for its environmental credentials. Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse beat the reputation and resources of Best Western Hotels' Old Tollgate, in Suffolk, and Park Plaza London (with its 396 bedrooms) to take the Green Team of the Year title in the Considerate Hoteliers Awards 2014. Read more »

National Forest Way long distance trail opens in May 2014

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Launched as part of the 2014 National Forest Walking Festival, the National Forest Way is a new 75-mile trail through the evolving Midlands landscape. The route, along public and permissive paths, crosses the length and breadth of The National Forest from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire.

The trail leads through young and ancient woodlands, hidden valleys, along canal towpaths, visits the market town of Ashby de la Zouch and celebrates the industrial heritage of this changing landscape at the heart of the Midlands. Read more »

Skyros launches small group adventures to Morocco

Skyros has added small group adventures in Morocco to its 2014 holiday destinations. Described by The Guardian as 'the first and still the best' alternative holiday, Skyros also offers holistic holidays in Greece, Thailand, Cuba, Cambodia, Nepal and the Isle of Wight. Read more »

Hands Up Holidays releases 2014 brochure offering luxury holidays that give something back

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Award-winning responsible tour operator Hands Up Holidays has released its 2014 brochure for families wishing to make a difference in a hands-on way as part of their holiday, whilst staying in sustainable and environmentally-friendly luxury accommodation, and enjoying amazing sights along the way.

The trips are all tailor-made, and are ideal for families:

  • to provide meaningful interaction with another culture in a safe context;
  • to instil the values of service and giving back in children;
  • to bond together as a family;
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Enjoy the Wales Coast Path this August bank holiday

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The Wales Coast Path could be the perfect place to while away some of the bank holiday weekend according to Environment Minister, John Griffiths.

The Minister has urged people to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery that can be viewed around the 870 mile coast path, and to indulge in a bit of healthy exercise along the way. Read more »

Deepdale Bike Hire opens in North Norfolk

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Visitors to the North Norfolk coast have been requesting cycle hire for a long time, but it’s been hard to find the right person to take on the challenge.

That all changed when Alyson Roxburgh visited Deepdale and fell in love with the village, the coast and the countryside. Alyson felt it was the right place for a life change and a new business. Read more »

Planet-friendly mattresses for Camping with Soul

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Camping With Soul has teamed up with the planet–friendly Naturalmat company, to produce the ultimate in ecologically sound camping mattresses.

The mattresses are wonderfully comfortable and have a minute carbon footprint. They can be used all year round for luxurious camping, as sumptuous bed toppers at home, or as an extra roll up bed for unexpected house guests. Read more »

Bournemouth's Green House Hotel certified Gold by Green Tourism Business Scheme

Green House Hotel certified Gold by Green Tourism

The Green House Hotel is the only hotel in Bournemouth to be awarded the highest gold level by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) for its outstanding performance as a sustainable tourism busi Read more »

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