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Where are you going and when. Any tips, advice, hotel recommendations, money exchange advice, best airport deals, or just share your holiday pics!

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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
3 years ago
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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc3 years ago

I used Azuma and HiFX to transfer some money to an account I have abroad and it worked out. £21 cashback per each.

Azuma didn't charge an extra fee so the £21 was basically free, whereas on HiFX you get £21 too but it's within a minimum of £50 transfer and on top of that, a fee of £9. £59 (fee inc.) for £38 seems like a good cashback deal.

Other than these two, there isn't much else (well, a few though not really that great of a bargain) on TCB right now to transfer money.

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nemosays
nemosays
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LD Team
3 years ago

Wow Rockman That's fab! I never knew about the cashback. I usually wait for the Travelex Flash Sales and see if I can top up my Currency Cards. Will look out for Azuma though. Thanks for sharing your advice 😄 👍

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc3 years ago

nemosays You're welcome. 🙂

I posted this deal thread here to help out anyone who's thinking about transferring money abroad or so and get cashback while doing so.

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nemosays
nemosays
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LD Team
3 years ago

Rockman Oh wow! That's some very interesting information in there. Thank you so much, I have bookmarked the page 👍

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Tom
Tom
Founder
3 years ago

Skyscanner.net and KAYAK.co.uk are two staples for me. I always use them to determine the cheapest flight. Then, when I think I've got a bargain I quickly check to see if LatestDeals.co.uk has a deal (often GraceN has posted a few!).

In May I'm going to Paris on the Eurostar from a deal someone posted here. £26 each way.

I usually enjoy an AirBnB more than a hotel. For example, in June some friends and I are renting a villa in Tuscany, Italy as it works out at about £20 per night each, and we get the whole place with a swimming pool. 😄

I'd love to try one of these £5 Ryanair flights. Just pack my bags and go... Hmmm.

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nemosays
nemosays
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LD Team
3 years ago

Sounds interesting Tom . I bet you're looking forward to a well deserved break! 😀

Yes the Ryanair flights were really really tempting too!

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Tom
Tom
Founder
3 years ago

nemosays may be a PR story in it too... hmmm

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nemosays
nemosays
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LD Team
3 years ago

Tom hmmmm.... 🤔😉😀😀 team LD working holiday! 😂

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc3 years ago

Tom Sweet deal you got, Tom.

Hopefully by May things will be better in France/Paris.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc3 years ago

Tom Do you still plan on going to Paris this month? I'm asking because it's a chaos out there and not really a place for holidays right now.

Just watch this video below of the riots that happened recently:

Hope you stay safe.

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Bargain28
Bargain283 years ago

our last holiday was fri-mon caravan for 6 £142 pound including travel did the poundland reciet spit offer at park resorts

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nemosays
nemosays
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LD Team
3 years ago

Wow that is a bargain!! I love seaside caravan holidays! I've been to park resorts, went last Aug.. the weather was on our side,blue sea, warm breeze,quiet beach... was awesome!

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Bargain28
Bargain283 years ago

nemosays we loved it sounds like you had fun too nemosays

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi3 years ago

No Holiday this year...

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nemosays
nemosays
Original Poster
LD Team
3 years ago

I've not booked any either. But really want to just pack my bags and go!

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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3 years ago

nemosays Snap! Hoping to plan something for the September. It's quieter and you get some cheaper rates.

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Bestoffer
Bestoffer3 years ago

HOLIDAYS! No Time For Holidays

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nemosays
nemosays
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LD Team
3 years ago

yes.... one must always find time to recharge the batteries Bestoffer 😂

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Bestoffer
Bestoffer3 years ago

nemosays My Batteries Are Beyond Recharging Lol

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nemosays
nemosays
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LD Team
3 years ago

Bestoffer hahaha bless! lol

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Tom
Tom
Founder
3 years ago

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Just booked this villa in Tuscany, Italy for a 4-day weekend. Got it through AirBnB, sharing amongst 3 friends. Ended up being £143. Got the whole house to ourselves 🙂 🍷

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nemosays
nemosays
Original Poster
LD Team
3 years ago

wOW!! Looks amazing! I'm gona have a look at AirBnB now...views stunning!

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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3 years ago

I'm liking your style. Italy is my favourite country. I did an 8 day tour last Autumn. Nothing bargain about it really but met lots of fab people and had lots of fun in Pisa, Lucca, Rapallo, Milan and Venice. Not sure where we are heading this year yet...

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sandie12
sandie12
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3 years ago

Went to Tunisia january flying with lufthansa, no deal on flight however got a £120 refund when i got home as i complained. Lufthansa delt with complaint quickly and i was very happy with the outcome. Will be going back as soon as looking for that flight deal 👍

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sandie12
sandie12
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3 years ago

Image hamam chat

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GraceN
GraceN3 years ago

This is by far my favourite subject 😃 . This is such a great chat nemosays and would be happy to post some tips too 🙂. Thanks for the tag Tom!

This year I have been to Valencia, Spain in Jan. Cardigan weather and not bad at the price of £120 flights and hotel - 3 nights. Booked Ryan Air flights and a 4* hotel in the city centre. Love a good RyanAir sale and you can always go on Booking.com to compare hotels.

I went to Basel, Switzerland and this was a Christmas present which my boyfriend had got a good bargain for from Ryanair and hotel from Booking.com. I think we paid no more than £180 for flights and hotel for the both of us. Be warned though... Switzerland is such a pricey place to visit!

I'm heading to Tenerife next weekend with some girlfriends. We booked a lush apartment end of last year and it worked out to be £100 each for the week, which is pretty neat as its right in the middle of everything. Check out pics here . The flights were slightly more expensive as 1) the bank holiday weekend is always kind of pricey, 2) we needed extra luggage - yes you know how much stuff we need for just one week 😃 . I actually looked to see if there were any discount codes for Thomson flights available on Google and saw one for free luggage - but it wasn't available for the dates that I needed. But they exist!!

My most anticipated holiday this year is 10 nights in Japan. To cut the long story short... My friend earns points on his Amex card whenever he books travel. He usually travels with Air France or Emirates and then he gets extra points for booking with them... They sent him some offers for return flights at just £170 each. He went on to book the two hotels for us also on points for just £330. 5 nights in Okinawa, 5 nights in Tokyo, breakfast, lunch and transfers included. £500 for 2 people is not bad at all!

So my main tips would be;

- always sign up for loyalty programmes with airlines and hotels as this can be very rewarding. Not many low cost airlines do this, but be sure to take advantage on long haul flights! e.g You can collect point on Emirates and use them with EasyJet

- ask and you shall receive policy - when booking hotels, don't forget to mention any special occasion or ask for a complimentary upgrade. If you ask really nicely and they have availability, they are usually happy to upgrade you. The hotels don't lose out on anything by doing this. It works on flight upgrades too - I am yet to be brave and try this theory out!

- when you have booked a hotel or flights, check within the next 24hrs to see if they are being offered elsewhere for cheaper. Companies are usually happy to honor the price match

- always try something different when it comes to booking accommodation as you learn new tricks of booking cheaper accommodation

- check for discount codes for hotels and flights when booking travel

Favourite hotels so far;

- Work trip - Foxhill Manor - on the pricey side. Perfect for celebrating anniversaries, hen nights. Lovely the unlimited champagne! They do have a budget version - which is amazing when you can find a deal and its called The Fish Hotel. My boyfriend and I love heading to the Cotswold on a nice break away from London, so this is perfect for us!

- Trip with the girlfriends - Memmo Baleeira, Sagres - This is an artsy hotel located in the Algarve. My friends and I booked a 2 bedroomed apartment and paid about £40 each for 3 nights. We went end of March, the weather was perfect and it wasn't overpopulated with tourists. The buffet breakfast was included and incredible! Flights were about £60 each

- Trip with the girlfriends - Brody House, Budapest - Loveeeed Budapest! This hotel was very different but so cool at the same time! I think we paid £40 each for 3 nights. Good location and breakfast was amazing!

I'm a travel junkie who used to work in travel so would be happy to post any new deals on this site that I find 🙂

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nemosays
nemosays
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LD Team
3 years ago

Whooooa GraceN ... this is amazing! Thanks so much for your tips. I know who Im coming to next for holiday bargains,hints and Tips! My new best friend Grace!! 😀😀😀😂😂😂

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GraceN
GraceN3 years ago

nemosays You are so welcome! I'll be here to help 😃

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Tom
Tom
Founder
3 years ago

Wow tenerife £100? That's insane. I wondered whether you worked at a Travel Centre with all the flight deals you post

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hspexy
hspexy3 years ago

So far This year, I've been to Bali and Sri Lanka - all flights via skyscanner, and all hotels via hotels.com or booking.com, using Trivago to get the cheapest deals, and tripadvisor to check out reviews before booking

flights were £380 pp for Bali in Feb and £340 for Sri Lanka in March

with hotels, you can get safe and comfy accommodation for £10-20 per room per day

I recommend a visit to either country, although Sri Lanka wins hands down as you get to snorkel with giant sea turtles

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nemosays
nemosays
Original Poster
LD Team
3 years ago

Yup SL is defo On my list! 😀

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hspexy
hspexy3 years ago

Sanur in Bali Image

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hspexy
hspexy3 years ago

Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka Image

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hspexy
hspexy3 years ago

giant sea turtle Image

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nemosays
nemosays
Original Poster
LD Team
3 years ago

Wow !!

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GraceN
GraceN3 years ago

I got bitten by one of these when I went snorkelling in Mexico! Thank God it was a baby one, I would hate to imagine how much damage a big one would have done lol

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hspexy
hspexy3 years ago

GraceN lol yes the baby ones are nippy, as they eat meat when they're small. Once they get bigger, they're just vegetarian, and very gentle

so jealous you got to see them in Mexico - we never saw them there, even though we did all the snorkelling and sea walking to see the stingrays. Have been twice and can't wait to go back :-)

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GraceN
GraceN3 years ago

hspexy The ironic thing is I was at the end of the line and everyone was gathering around it. As soon as I spotted it, i thought, "ok, im good - going back to the boat to drink some more!". As soon as I turned - NIP! I guess they have a no drinking and swimming rule over there lol

You should go back! I'll probably bump into you there, i loved it!!!

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hspexy
hspexy3 years ago

GraceN sounds like a plan! 😄

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Tom
Tom
Founder
3 years ago

Woah that's an incredible photo.

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hspexy
hspexy3 years ago

Tom thanks - didn't have to try hard to get the shot as they were on the beach every day scavaging for food!

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Deepak
Deepak
Founder
3 years ago

Was in Madrid last weekend ❤️ Image

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nemosays
nemosays
Original Poster
LD Team
3 years ago

Mmmmmm yummy Paella.. I ate it everyday in Spain! 😀

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Tom
Tom
Founder
3 years ago

I love the culture in Madrid where if you buy a drink, like a glass of wine for 1Euro, you get loads of free tapas.

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zoekellly
zoekellly3 years ago

We went to Greek Peak Ski resort in America (not sure exactly where) and it was amazing!!! Sooooo worth it, you can hire loads of equipment, they do really cheap kids lessons for snowboarding and skiing, plus the cafe and pub are really tasty!!

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Tom
Tom
Founder
3 years ago

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I've never been to Paris before so looking forward to this. Managed to get tickets on the Eurostar for £26 (search LD - it's posted), and then sharing this AirBnB 😄

Any recommendations of things to do and see other than the Eiffel Tower?

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deborahshort44
deborahshort443 years ago

I've Just been away for 5 days in a gorgeous caravan with my wee girl and all for £43!!! I USED the daily mail vouchers and would highly recommend looking at this!!!

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Tom
Tom
Founder
3 years ago

Wow 5 days for £43 is great price - where'd you go?

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deborahshort44
deborahshort443 years ago

Craig Tara holiday park, it's a Haven resort in Ayr, Scotland. The caravan was fab, with a private decking area. We have been a few times and it's always been great!

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