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Holidays & Accommodation

(New Image)Ice Lolly Compare package holidays or here at  UpdateTravel Supermarket

Tourist-Offices Official Worldwide tourist sites including VisitBritain or try Tourism Offices Worldwide

F.C.O.  Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice by country F.C.O. Embassies Make a note of your holiday destination embassy BEFORE travelling IATA website with the latest international travel requirements

NHS Medical travel advice by country and (New Image)here             Travel Health Notices from CDC

Apply for the European Health Insurance Card EHIC (previously E111)

API Advance Passenger Information (e-Borders)  - This is not the same as a Visa! Required before travel from holiday company e.g. Thomson

Healthy-Travel Shop online for travel accessories Site down as of May 2013

Travelling to USA then click ESTA  US$14 - beware of websites that charge more    e-Visa for Turkey New rules from 2014     Check TravelVisaCo for more info. on Visas or (New Image)here

(New Image)ETIAS New EU Visa regulations

Tour Operators      1. Thomas Cook    2. TUI/Thomson/First Choice    3. AITO Note that the first 2 operators are the main travel companies operating in the UK - most other companies are subsidiaries. The AITO website lists all the other independent travel companies.

HotelsComparison & Tripadvisor & Hotels Combined Use these 3 to find hotel accommodation in Europe and the rest of the World    B&B's Use to search UK

ProtectMyHoliday Useful website to insure against airline failure if you're not booking a package holiday  FlightPlus  ATOL holiday compensation scheme introduced in 2012. Also see Which for more info. and here for Which Travel Rights

(New Image)CAA Claiming compensation       (New Image)Alternative Dispute Resolution

Travel Compensation Tool from Which     Flight Compensation Tool from Which  

Hostels  Use the search for Youth Hostels around the world. FarmStayUK Home cooking in superb rural locations

Travel Money Compare Use to find the best deal  Currency Convert pounds into Euros and vice-versa

Google Maps Great site for UK and worldwide maps, also try bing maps including satellite overlays from Microsoft

See customer reviews of what your resort is really like at TripAdvisor and FodorsOnline Worldwide City Guides are available at Dorling Kindersley  and Time Out

Plug Adapters Check here to see which ones to take on holiday

Car hire sites      1. Avis    2. Europcar    3. Hertz    4. HolidayAutos    5. Dollar     6. Alamo   also try either industry leading comparison website Kayak or the excellent CarRentals for independent local car hire firms                           MoneyMaxim Compare excess costs by taking out an insurance policy - from 3 Euros/day or try

GoEuro Brilliant new site for travel options point to point

Road Travel

(New Image)Travelling Abroad Click here for best advice    GOV.UK. Click here to generate a code for car hire

(New Image)French Air Quality Certificate Apply here for mandatory certificate

Traveline Very good site for public transport travel planning. Interactive bus map for Devon

National Express Bus Book Tickets online Scottish Citylink Bus Book Tickets online (Print ticket or postage free!!)

1. AA    2.  ViaMichelin  UK and European Route Planners

TrafficScotland road cameras or here for weather    TrafficEngland road cameras (tick box)   TrafficWales road cameras (click CCTV button)

Transport for London Road cams - click on menu to change options

Sustrans Cycle routes around the UK  with cycle routes and postcode search

Rail Travel

RedSpottedHanky Great websites! - No fees and free postage Southern Railway offers full refunds  Promotions Listed by region Ticket Alert  Be notified when tickets are available to buy

Delay Repay Compensation scheme for 30mins delays

Split Tickets Use this website to make savings - now includes advance fares Autumn 2014

Bahn.de Buy tickets online for Germany and other European countries - great website for timetables too

Loco Buy European train tickets    UpdateTrainline EU Another very good value for buying European train tickets

Train Taxi Website listing taxi company contact details at each station

PlusBus Add bus travel to your rail journey

MegaTrain/Bus Search for cheap fares

National Rail Enquiries Live Departure Boards Train departure information that updates every 2 minutes Exeter

Live Train Map Select a station to see the trains       (New Image)RealTimeTrains Great resource for past 7 days and 90 days ahead

Rail Canterbury Buy tickets for European travel from a company with 50 years experience. 10% charge and tickets usually arrive the next day.

Seat61 Fantastic resource for travelling by train worldwide

Heritage Railways Find out where your nearest steam trainline is. Also try here  UK Steam        GreatScenicRailways Devon&Cornwall's branch line network

UK Ultraspeed The very high speed train of the future? 

HS1 London to Kent high speed rail 

HS2 London to Scotland high speed rail network  (New Image)Route map

UpdateHS3 Liverpool-Manchester-Leeds-Hull

Worldwide Subway Maps Print off before you go! London Tube London UnderGround map RailScot Latest Scottish rail news

Sea Travel

FerrySavers Check route options and prices for European ferries.                 Similar website at FerryBooker

Ferry Operators World wide list of operators

Air Travel

Flight Aware Enter flight code to see history of previous flights

WhichAirline Comparison site worth looking at (New Image)Momondo Another new comparison site worth looking at

Flight Delays Click here for CAA advice on compensation

Airport Security Very latest info. on dos and don'ts and what liquids you can carry...............

Holiday Extras Brilliant website for finding and booking airport hotels and holiday car parking. Also try Airport Parking An independent guide showing all airport car park operators in UK

London Airports Links Gives a guide to the links between Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton Airports. Look down right hand side of page

NetFlights Was Airline-Network - one of the better sites for worldwide flights

SeatGuru and SeatPlans which give statistics on airports and airlines and click Updatehere for seat pitches FlightonTime See punctuality/delay statistics for Chartered and Scheduled flights

FlightMapper  Useful resource with clickable route maps Also try WhichBudget Budget airlines from European airports e.g. Exeter

No-frills airline operators from the UK. The routes used by the 10 airlines are shown on the maps below

1. Air Berlin     2. Jet2     3. EasyJet      4. Thomsonfly     5. Flybe     6. Thomas Cook      7. RyanAir      or use the following sites Kayak/Sidestep    or     SkyScanner    These two previous links effectively makes the budget UK to Europe airline links, below, redundant, with excellent search and mapping facilities Also try Martin Lewis's FlightChecker website

1. Air Berlin Main hubs are Manchester and London. See map below.

Map of Air Berlin destinations

2. Jet2 Main hubs are Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Blackpool, Manchester, London. See map below.

Map of Jet2 destinations

3. EasyJet  See map below Greenline Bus Travel Luton to Victoria Stn

Map of Easyjet destinations

4. Thomsonfly See map below

Map of Thomsonfly destinations

5. Flybe See map below

Map of Flybe destinations

6. Thomas Cook See map below

 Map of Thomas Cook destinations

7. RyanAir Main hubs are Glasgow, Dublin, Shannon, London and Brussels. See map below.

Map of Ryanair destinations

7. Exeter Airport Map shows destinations available

Map of Ryanair destinations

1. Air Berlin     2. Jet2     3. EasyJet      4. Thomsonfly     5. Flybe     6. Thomas Cook      7. RyanAir      or use the following sites Kayak/Sidestep    or     SkyScanner   These two previous links effectively makes the budget UK to Europe airline links, below, redundant, with excellent search and mapping facilities Also try Martin Lewis's FlightChecker website

Happy travelling!!

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