The cruise industry is booming. It's an industry worth $126bn* with the number of passengers choosing a cruise holiday at an impressive 27.2m in 2018, compared to 17.8m in 2009. This is an industry demanding attention so we when we heard that Royal Caribbean was recently voted … Read more about Could a cruise be the best holiday you’ve never considered?
Lounge access -the jewel in the airport experience and a battleground airlines know can sway customers interested in the most exclusive, luxurious start to their trip. Runway views, spa treatment, luxury showers, ultra-fast WiFi, bespoke cocktails, gourmet food and even private … Read more about Top 5 airport lounges in Europe
What is NDC and why should you care? On Friday 19th October Meon Valley Travel made a ground-breaking London-Milan booking using IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) and Travelport’s Smartpoint platform. The airline industry has been developing NDC since 2012 with the aim … Read more about What is NDC and how will it impact you?
Changes to visa requirements can be hard to keep up with but two have been announced recently that we wanted to make our customers aware of. Introduction of fingerprint collection for China visas At the moment all business, tourist, family and academic visas can be processed … Read more about Changes to China and Turkey visa requirements
Yes, you read the title right... an indirect flight that will actually save you time and stress. Really? Oh yes. If you travel to the US you'll know that clearing customs and immigration can be incredibly time-consuming and it's really hard to predict how long it might take … Read more about The little known indirect flight that will save you time and stress
In a world where we are always contactable, being on a long flight with the only taxing decision being which film to watch is a welcome rest bite for a lot of us. However, with the increasing reliance on technology in our day-to-day lives, the demand for Wi-Fi onboard has grown … Read more about As inflight wifi becomes more common, do customers actually want to be connected all the time?
When you travel for work sometimes you can find yourself with time on your hands, whether by accident or design. You might need to fly in on a Sunday morning to be ready for an early start Monday, have a long stopover in the middle east or if you finish late on a Friday, you … Read more about 4 ways to make the most from your business trip (and avoid tourist traps)
Flying to or from a regional airport via a big hub airport is consistently around 10% cheaper than flying direct. But is it worth it and what is the cost/benefit trade off? Let's start with regional airports. Shorthaul, ok, not the end of the world. Further away from where you … Read more about Can you afford the cost of an indirect flight?