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EasyJet to cut more flights over summer holidays

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EasyJet is cutting thousands of flights over the summer, after government orders designed to avoid further travel disruption at airports. The Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority told airlines las...

Summer holidays: is it cheaper go to the UK, France or Spain?

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Rising costs for accommodation, travel and eating out mean a UK holiday is no longer the bargain break it was – but has the balance shifted in favour of going abroad? Research by Guardian Money suggests that for some ...

UK holidays: the best ways to save, from discount codes to house-sitting

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This is a great way to have a low-cost holiday. The simplest option is to house-sit for friends or relatives while they go away – you get cheap accommodation and they know their home is secure. Or, if you can find a m...

10 of the best cycling trail holidays in the UK

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Stretching for 51km around the Isle of Thanet, the Viking Trail can be split into shorter, family-friendly day rides, while the entire route makes a great two-day trip, combining long stretches of coast and vibrant se...

Digested week: bank holidays exist to remind me why schools exist

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I started the bank holiday in traditional fashion, arguing with my 14-year-old son. This is why bank holidays exist, by the way, to remind you why secondary school exists, which is to let someone else irritate the hel...

10 of UK’s best active rural holidays

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The Barrel Top, a shepherd’s hut in Devon, is surrounded by a flock of sheep that are now in lambing season. Guests are invited to muck in if they like. There’s plenty of nature to enjoy year-round as well, including ...

Let’s go Dutch: why the Netherlands beats the Med for family holidays

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‘Fshhhhh,” says my two-year-old, Jemima, as the arrow whips through the air and thunks into its wooden target. Her brother, Seb, five, looks up as the string on his bow twangs back, somewhat startled at his own streng...

Covid made parents ‘more relaxed’ about unauthorised holidays – Ofsted

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The Covid pandemic has made families “more relaxed” about their children staying home or going on unauthorised holidays, fracturing the social contract between parents and schools in England, according to the head of ...

‘Nothing’s been good enough’: Biden addresses US Covid testing shortage before holidays

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Pressed about US testing shortages amid the omicron surge, Biden conceded in an interview that “nothing’s been good enough”. In an interview with ABC’s David Muir on Wednesday, the president signaled that the country ...

‘Like a freeway in traffic’: America’s busiest ports grapple with the holidays

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The holiday season at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, America’s busiest port complexes, has always been hectic. But 2021 is a year unlike any other. A pandemic-induced buying boom and supply chain crisis led...

‘I can’t get a single present’: millions in US barely scraping by amid holidays

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For millions of Americans, the Covid-19 pandemic has left them and their families with little money or cause for celebrating the holidays this year. “My youngest turns six on Christmas day and I can’t even get her a s...

Crafty breaks: 10 of the UK’s best creative learning holidays

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Opened last year, Birch was hitting the zeitgeist when it put pottery, painting and macramé classes at the centre of its offerings. Now it is hosting a festive wreath-making class on 15 December to get you in the mood...

Travel firms scramble to rearrange holidays amid new Covid measures

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Tour operators are scrambling to rearrange Swiss skiing holidays after the country joined Spain in tightening travel restrictions amid rising concerns about the spread of the new Omicron Covid variant. From Saturday n...

Core needs: wellbeing holidays bounce back to tackle ‘pandemic posture’

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At 8am, six women and one man are saluting the sun in an airy barn in Sussex. They are focused on their breathing, visualising their internal organs and letting go of intrusive thoughts. I am one of them. But I’m stru...

Surge in Britons booking ahead for UK holidays in 2022

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It is a conundrum that British tourist boards have struggled for decades to solve: how do you persuade holidaymakers to swap sangria in Spain for Blackpool rock? This year, record numbers of Britons opted for domestic...

Pushing the boat out: 10 great new UK holidays on the water

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For a romantic introduction to sailing the old-fashioned way, First Class Sailing offers a range of holidays where you can learn the ropes on a wooden gaff cutter, sleeping onboard in dormitory-style berths. Based ...

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