Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Tipping abroad

A recent survey states we very often tip incorrectly while abroad. Each country has a different set of social customs and tipping etiquette can vary greatly between different cultures. For a full report download our global tipping guide here.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The 100 ft Waterfall Inside the Grand Canyon

Located near Supai and within the Havasupai Indian Reservation in Grand Canyon National Park is Havasu Falls; a picturesque, hidden gem featuring a main chute that drops nearly 100 ft (30 m) over a vertical cliff into a large pool of blue-green water.
Calcium carbonate and magnesium occur naturally in the waters of Havasu Creek. The pools and natural dams form when the calcium carbonate precipitates out of the water and deposits onto the rocks and branches, building up over time. Havasu Falls and Havasu Creek get their blue color from the magnesium in the water. As the pools deepen and the calcium carbonate is slowly released from the water, the bluer the water appears as the relative magnesium content increases. And since the creek originates from a spring, the water rarely deviates from 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21.1 C) year round.
There are several ways to reach this hidden gem, with varying levels of cost, travel methods and points of entry.
The cheapest option is a 10 mile (16 km) hike that starts at Hualapai Hilltop ($20 entrance fee). There are also guided tours from the local Havasupai tribe featuring horseback trips, luggage transfers and helicopter rides. There are also overnight lodges and camping grounds nearby.
While open year round, the best time to visit may be early Spring or late Fall when crowds are thinner. Summer months can be quite hot inside the canyon.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Luxury Dubai Twin Centre Offer

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Burj Al Arab

Prices from: £1759 PP Based on 2 sharing
Destination: Arabia, Dubai
Travel dates: 11/08/2013 - 30/09/2013
Nights Stay: 5
Board Type: Half Board
Book offer by: 31/07/2013

Airport Name:Price from
Newcastle Upon Tyne£1759
London, GATWICK£1899

Blue Skies Travel
Tel: 0845 872 7283
  • Complimentary Half Board at both hotels
  • Stay at the world's most iconic hotel
  • Discounted rates at both hotels
Price includes:
  • Return flights with Emirates
  • 3 nights in a Deluxe Room at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
  • 2 nights in a One Bedroom Deluxe Suite at Burj Al Arab
  • Half Board daily
  • Return airport transfers
  • Airport taxes

This spectacular beach-side resort is located on the west crescent of the exclusive Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, and offers exhilarating views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s impressive skyline.
The hotel is lavishly decorated in exquisite style reminiscent of the magnificent era of the Ottoman Empire with spectacular hand painted ceilings and murals, crafted marble, crystal chandeliers and Orientalist art worthy of the finest galleries.
The resort offers the finest in dining experiences, stunning guest rooms and an array of leisure activities. Enjoy the spectacle of the Mehteran Theatre or embark on a journey of the senses at one of largest, most opulent spas that the world has to offer.

Prices based on two adults sharing. Valid for stays 11 August to 30 September 2013 on selected flights. Book by 31 July 2013. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. Alternative travel dates and departure airports available at a supplement. Subject to availability. All flight inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL scheme.

Constance Le Prince Maurice Deal

Fantastic Summer Offer

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Prices from: £1945 PP Based on 2 sharing
Destination: Indian Ocean, Mauritius
Travel dates: 23/06/2013 - 15/07/2013
Nights Stay: 7
Board Type: Half Board
Book offer by: 09/07/2013
... Airport Name:
Price from

Blue Skies Travel
Tel: 0845 872 7283
•£100 per suite per night Resort Credit which can be used on drinks and the Spa
•Discounted room rates
•60 hectares of lush tropical gardens and secluded brilliant-white beaches

Information for customers travelling to Turkey

ABTA statement on the current situation in Turkey.
“Turkey is a popular destination for Brits attracting around 1.3M holidaymakers every year with July and August the most popular times to visit. The vast majority of tourist resorts are in coastal areas, hundreds of miles away from the cities where the large protests are taking place, so most people travelling to Turkey shouldn't be affected by the demonstrations. Foreign Office advice says that travellers to Istanbul should avoid central areas where the demonstrations are happening and abide by the instructions of local authorities.”

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Complimentary Half Board Offer

Dubai, Palm Jumeirah

Offer price: £1239.00 Per Person
7 Nights Half Board
Travel dates: 09/07/2013 - 07/08/2013
Nights Stay: 7
Board Type: Half Board

Offer dates: 09/07/2013 to 07/08/2013

Offer Reference: IOM2858