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Which Country is the World’s Happiest? Check out the 2017 World Happiness Report

World Happiness Day, on March 20th, saw the launch of the World Happiness Report 2017. It’s based on high rankings in main factors that support happiness, including caring, freedom, generosity, health, income, honesty and good governance. The answers to this question, reveal the statistics: “Please imagine a ladder, with steps numbered from 0 at the […]

2017's World's Best Beaches Announced

Is there anything better than checking out some of the best beaches in the world? Of course, we’d all like to be there in person, however armchair travel is the next best thing. Trip Advisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards ‘World’s Best Beaches’ have been announced. From the white sands of Australia’s Queensland to our very […]

Cruise Critic’s 2017 Best Cruise Ships Announced

If you’re looking for your next cruise, take advice from Cruise Critic’s members, from the 2017 Cruiser’s Choice Awards. Based on member review ratings from cruises taken in 2016, here’s a look at the top 10 ‘Best Cruise Ships Overall’, so you can start planning to say, “All aboard!” 1. Disney Dream A cruise on […]

The Maldives Attracts Increasing UK Tourism

Posted by Nicole West on 14/02/2017
The Maldives Attracts Increasing UK Tourism

Lookout for your fellow British travellers in 2017 in the Maldives, as tourism figures rise. Revealed at the World Travel Market last year, numbers increased to 76, 083, up from 68, 519 during the same period in 2015. On top of that, new tourism developments from Visit Maldives mean more infrastructure, with new resorts, an […]


How do you feel about President Trump’s temporary ban on immigration? Describing the act as “heartless and discriminatory”, TripAdvisor’s CEO, Steve Kaufer, condemned President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order. He’s not the only one, as several CEO’s expressed concern, including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg and Starbuck’s Howard Schultz. The temporary ban affects immigrants from Iraq, Syria, […]

Eurostar Offers Interrail Passengers New Lower Fares

Fancy a fun, great-value trip to France or Belgium? The high-speed passenger rail service, Eurostar, has just made it easier for you. After joining Eurail Group G.I.E., Eurostar now offers lower fares for Interrail passengers. Pass holders can look forward to seats from £23 one way in Standard Class, while hopping on and off Europe’s […]

Asia’s Cheapest Cities for 2017 Travel

Are you thinking of jetting off for an exotic holiday to Asia this year? We’ve got some fantastic news for you and your travel budget! The Backpacker Index ranks 31 of Asia’s most popular cities from cheapest to most expensive and the 2017 results are in. We’ve teamed up with Price of Travel again to bring you […]


We’re just around the corner from the end of 2016 and the beginning of a new travel year! As we gear up for adventure in 2017, here’s a look at Google’s travel trend list, for the year that (almost) was. 1. Maldives It comes as no surprise that the gorgeous Maldives tops the list. With […]

2016’s Top 10 Most Read Travel News Stories on Simply Holiday Deals

We all love a cup of tea and a good helping of travel news! This year our Simply Holiday Deal’s members loved to read about a bargain, have a penchant for everything beach related and can’t wait to find the perfect sunrise. Here’s a look at the 10 most popular articles. 1. Europe’s Cheapest Cities […]

Find Santa with New, Direct Flights to Lapland

Posted by Nicole West on 12/12/2016
Find Santa with New, Direct Flights to Lapland

Carols, swirling snow and the anticipation of Santa’s arrival heralds the start of the festive season. Where better to celebrate, then in the official home town of everyone’s favourite gift bearer? According to Travel Daily Media, this year new scheduled flights make it easy to access Rovaniemi, Kittila and Ivalo, from the UK, Germany and […]

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