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Last minute summer sun for cash strapped families

Last minute summer sun for cash strapped families

While times remain tight for a large majority of British families and many have had to make financial sacrifices, going on a summer holiday is not something they are willing to give up, according to recent insight from Asda Money.

Brits ditch holidays with friends in favour of family vacations

When it comes to holidays, it appears that the days of lads’ weekends and girlie getaways are on the way out, with 58 per cent of Brits admitting they prefer going on holiday with family rather than friends.

Two million head overseas for the great school summer getaway

Two million head overseas for the great school summer getaway

ABTA - The Travel Association estimates that two million British holidaymakers are set to head overseas this weekend for the first weekend of the summer holidays for the majority of schools in England (26-29 July).

Best hotels in the Dominican Republic for family holidays

Best hotels in the Dominican Republic for family holidays

The Dominican Republic is considered one of the "best family holiday destinations" in the Caribbean, according to the travel website TripAdvisor.

Families invited to actively participate and give back on safari

Families invited to actively participate and give back on safari

Holidays where families can join in and help out without giving up all of their time to volunteering are growing in popularity.

A family holiday afloat in leafy Surrey

A family holiday afloat in leafy Surrey

Despite being only 40 minutes from London, the River Wey in Surrey’s commuter belt is one of the South’s best kept secrets.

Be travel savvy this summer and apply early

Be travel savvy this summer and apply early

Whether lying on a secluded beach, visiting family overseas, hiking in the hills or a city business trip is on the to-do list this summer, people are being advised to make sure they do not miss out by leaving their passport applications to the last minute.

2013 school holidays to cost UK parents over £7 billion

Parents will spend nearly £1,000 per child on childcare, days out, treats and food over the school summer holidays, according to research by the Nationwide Building Society.

Brits spend £12 billion in preparation for their summer holiday

New research from credit card company Capital One reveals holidaymakers’ extensive and costly efforts to prepare for their summer breaks, as they spend a collective £12 billion on clothes, beauty treatments, fitness regimes and other pre-holiday essentials.

Playing hooky for holidays?

New research on behalf of Nationwide Building Society suggests that the inordinate cost differential between holidays in and out of school term time is driving parents to take their children out of school in order to obtain an affordable family break, as 37% of those surveyed admitted they had taken their children out of school to get a good deal on a holiday.

Tips for a hassle free holiday

While going on holiday is something that most people plan and look forward to for ages, it can end up being quite a stressful experience.

School's out for summer

School's out for summer

The summer holidays are almost upon us - fun for children but, daunting for mums and dads worrying how to keep the kids entertained for a whole six weeks.

Japan Journeys launch new 12-night family holiday

Japan Journeys, a leading specialist operator of tailor-made holidays and escorted tours to Japan, has launched a new 12-night dedicated Family Holiday package combining the best of Japan’s cultural and modern experiences for discerning families, starting from £5,895 (total for two adults and two children aged 11 or under).

Family activity holidays with Activities Abroad

If booking a family summer holiday is still on your to-do list, fear not. Family specialist Activities Abroad still has availability on a number of departures this summer.

Kayaking, fishing and feeding tortoises - It's Kids' Haven

Kayaking, fishing and feeding tortoises - It's Kids' Haven

Desroches Island, the luxurious remote island in the Seychelles, is set to launch Kids' Haven, to provide its younger guests with inspiring, exciting and unusual experiences and activities.