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Holidays & Accommodation
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
Apply for the European Health Insurance Card GHIC (previously EHIC)
API Advance Passenger Information (e-Borders) - This is not the same as a Visa! Required before travel from holiday company e.g. Thomson
Pyramid Travel Shop Shop online for travel accessories
ETIAS New EU Visa regulations
Tour Operators 1.Tui/First Choice 2. Jet2 Holidays 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.
ProtectMyHoliday Useful website to insure against airline failure if you're not booking a package holiday
Plug Adapters Check here to see which ones to take on holiday
OMIO Brilliant site for travel options point to point
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 another great company is Questor Insurance (recommended by Which Travel)
Vehicle Recall Check Use this website to check if your car has a recall notice
French Air Quality Certificate Apply here for mandatory certificate
BusTimes a great site with real time monitoring and covers all of UK
Transport for London Road cams - click on menu to change options
Sustrans Cycle routes around the UK with cycle routes and postcode search
RailEurope (Was Loco2 until Nov 2019) Buy cheapest (split-fare) tickets (small charge for service)
Bahn.de Buy tickets online for Germany and other European countries - great website for timetables too
The Trainline 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
Seat61 Fantastic resource for travelling by train worldwide
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
Virgin HyperLoop Travel at 600 mph in 10 or 20 years time?
Ferry Operators World wide list of operators
Flight Aware Enter flight code to see history of previous flights
Momondo Comparison site worth looking at
Airport Security Very latest info. on dos and don'ts and what liquids you can carry...............
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
No-frills airline operators from the UK. The routes used by the 10 airlines are shown on the maps below
1. Jet2 Main hubs are Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Blackpool, Manchester, London. See map below.
3. TUI Airways See map below
4.RyanAir Main hubs are Glasgow, Dublin, Shannon, London and Brussels. See map below.
5. Wizz Air See map below
6. Norwegian See map below
7. Exeter Airport Map shows destinations available
1. Jet2 2. EasyJet 3. TUI Airlines 4. RyanAir 5. Wizz Air 6. Norwegian 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