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We've Updated our Privacy Policy

On Friday 25th May 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect replacing the Data Protection Act.

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High Court Decision; Legal to Take Child On Holiday in Term Time

Today a high court has ruled that a parent did not break the law when they took their child out of school to go on holiday.

Voyager Travel Direct Shortlisted for Best Online Travel Agency

Voyager Travel Direct have been included in the Top 50 UK Travel Agencies at the upcoming TTG Awards 2016. We have been short-listed in the Top 5 in the Best Online Travel Agency category.

Sharm El Sheikh; Thomas Cook will Commence Return Flights Today (6 Nov. 10am)

Thomas Cook will commence flights to bring holidaymakers home from Sharm El Sheikh today. The flight schedule is set out in this article.

Monarch Aircraft diverted to Larnaca (6 Nov, 4.30pm)

Four out of five Monarch aircrafts have now landed in Sharm El Sheikh. The fifth aircraft was diverted to Larnaca. It is thought that the Egyptian Authorities will allow 2 monarch aircraft to return to the UK today.

Latest Sharm El Sheikh Travel Advice, 5th November, 2pm

The foreign office is currently advising against all but essential air travel to or from Sharm El Sheikh Airport. The threat level in the actual resort of Sharm El Sheikh has not been raised and the change in advice applies only to air travel. The UK government decision to suspend flights is a temporary measure while they assess security at the airport.

New Airport Security Measures

Due to new security requirements introduced on 2 July 2014, ABTA recommends that customers ensure all electronic devices taken on board a flight in hand luggage, are fully charged before departing from home and on their return journey.

World Cup Holiday Draw

Book any holiday during the Football World Cup Tournament and be entered into our prize draw to win a £500 Holiday Voucher. Click the link for more details.

Why is Travel in the School Holidays More Expensive?

Why are some holidays discounted so much and why is it more expensive to travel in the school holidays? How can the exact same holiday vary so much in price between different departure dates? Read on for the lowdown on travel pricing.

CHANGE TO TURKISH VISA APPLICATIONS

Please be advised that with effect from 10 April 2014 all customers travelling to Turkey must obtain their visas prior to departure they will no longer be able to purchase them on their arrival in Turkey.

Self Catering Vs All Inclusive: The Best Value Holidays in a Recession

With the financial recession forcing us to tighten our purse strings, the first question many of us ask when planning a holiday is: "What can we afford?" and keen to get the most from whatever budget we have, this question is often followed by the all-too-common conundrum of whether to go for self-catering, all-inclusive or somewhere in between.

Things to do in Cairns - An Ideal Base for Exploring North Queensland

Cairns is the gateway to the natural beauty of North Queensland. The top 5 things to see in the area include the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Wooroonooran National Park and The Atherton Tablelands.

Increased Holiday Sales to the Italian Lakes in Summer 2012

Voyager Travel Direct reported an increase in holiday sales to the Italian Lakes in the Summer of 2012, up a massive 470% on the previous year. The Italian Lakes are pretty special and this article explores why....

Happy Holidays! The Happiest Holiday Destinations

As the New Economicas Foundation releases its 2012 Happy Planet list, we explore the top three countries and look at what they have to offer UK holidaymakers.....

Travel Like James Bond - 007 Holiday Destinations

As the 23rd James Bond film is released, we take a look at our favourite Bond destinations......

New Flight Plus Regulation for UK Travel Industry

New regulations in the UK will ensure greater financial protection for consumers in the holiday market. However its a little more complex than that! Read on for more information......

Croatia Reports Increase in British Tourists in 2012

The Croatian National Tourist Office (CNTO) reported a significant increase in British tourists in the summer of 2012, up 23% on the previous year. BA and Jet2 have both announced new flights to Croatia so it is predicted that Croatia is on its way to becoming fashionable with Britons once again.

Virgin Atlantic Increase Flights to Cancun

Cancun is one of Mexico's premier tourist destinations. So it's no surprise that Virgin Atlantic have recently increased their direct flights from two to three per week.

Great Places to Visit in Eastern Europe

Don't be too hasty to dismiss Eastern Europe has a no-go holiday destination. It's packed with great countries all offering something different and unique to any holidaymakers who make the effort to visit.

Win an All Inclusive Holiday to the Red Sea

We've teamed up with our friends at RED SEA HOLIDAYS to offer a fantastic prize - a holiday to the Red Sea. The lucky winners will win a free all inclusive holiday at the Deluxe Siva Grand Beach Hotel in Hurghada for 2 people.

Top 5 Winter Sun Destinations (Flight Time of 6 hours or Less!)

Top up your tan without emptying your wallet with a "medium-haul" winter sun holiday. Northern Europe isn't quite warm enough to get that winter suntan and if you are short on time or don't want to spend a lot, you may not want to travel long haul for your winter sun break. That's why winter sun holidays to "medium haul" destin

Top Tips for a Relaxing & Stress Free Holiday

Minimising the potential for stressful situations will help to make your holiday a relaxing one. We hope that everyone has a wonderful and relaxing holiday but sometimes things beyond your control may go wrong and it doesn't hurt to be prepared for these eventualities. So we have put together some top tips to help make your holiday relaxing and stress-free.

Financial Protection in the Travel Industry

Making sure your holiday is financially protected may seem like a minefield but it's one of the most important things to consider when booking a holiday. If you get this wrong, you may find that your holiday gets cancelled with no chance of a refund, or you could find yourself stranded abroad with no financial help in getting home. We have put together a guide to financial protection in the travel industry so you can book your next holiday with confidence.