As the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, Holidaysplease looks at how travel compares to 60 years ago… May31

As the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, Holidaysplease looks at how travel compares to 60 years ago…

As HRH Queen Elizabeth II prepares to mark 60 years in the UK’s hotseat, she finds herself in a modern world of online check-ins, luxury lounges and in-flight dating services.  But what was travel like in the 1950s, back...
Head west for less after the Olympics with Holidaysplease May28

Head west for less after the Olympics with Holidaysplease

Britain is gearing up for a sizzling summer of royal regalia and sporting excellence, so it’s difficult to know when the best time to take a holiday will be, particularly if you’re also tied to school holidays. Luckily the Holidaysplease travel...
Holidaysplease director, Richard Dixon, takes a trip down memory lane Feb20

Holidaysplease director, Richard Dixon, takes a trip down memory lane

Holidaysplease director, Richard Dixon, was featured on Travelmole's Time Traveller and tells us all about his journey within the travel industry. What was your first job in travel? It's the winter of 1984. Thomson are advertising temporary positions for sales consultants in...
Holidaysplease January boom despite economic slump Feb1

Holidaysplease January boom despite economic slump

With the first month of the year done and dusted, January has once again proved to be a popular time for most of us to book our yearly holiday (or holidays!). And it’s no surprise that 2012 has truly...
Travel Trends For 2012 Dec29

Travel Trends For 2012

As 2011 draws to an end, Travel Association ABTA today released its Travel Trends Report for 2012. I think I speak for all of us when I say how quickly 2011 has flown by yet so much has happened...
Is Duty Free Really Cheaper? Dec16

Is Duty Free Really Cheaper?

Airports create the perfect shopping environment; people are in the holiday spirit, pockets full of spending money with time to kill before boarding. However the stores might not always be as competitive as we perceive them to be. Have you...
Thomas Cook Expected To Close 200 Branches But Holidaysplease Are Always Looking To Expand Their Team Dec12

Thomas Cook Expected To Close 200 Branches But Holidaysplease Are Always Looking To Expand Their Team

It looks as though more of our fellow travel agents will be losing their jobs this week as it was announced today that Thomas Cook is the next travel company looking to restructure and cost-save. Europe’s second largest travel...
Turkey holiday specialist gets stuffed as Holidays 4U goes bust Aug4

Turkey holiday specialist gets stuffed as Holidays 4U goes bust

In lock, stock and two smoking barrels there is the immortal line "Can everyone please stop getting shot". Well, at the moment I feel like saying "Can everyone please stop going bust". I only get to write a blog post...
Has Hotel Connect going bust led to a theft of holidaymakers’ money? Jul6

Has Hotel Connect going bust led to a theft of holidaymakers’ money?

No sooner had I blogged about what a shame it was for Hotel Connect to go bust I now find out that things have gone from bad to worse for some customers. So bad, that in my opinion money...
Hotel connect goes bust – even the good companies can go Jun29

Hotel connect goes bust – even the good companies can go

It is with far too much frequency that I write about another travel company going under. This time it's hotel specialist Hotel Connect. The frightening thing about this insolvency was that Hotel Connect was generally regarded in the industry as...