Posts Tagged ‘ Benidorm ’

The package holiday revival

Apr 15th, 2018 | By

According to data released by, bookings of package holidays surged 28% in the UK in 2017 compared to 2016, and this trend has continued into 2018.

Saturday snippets: 24th December 2016

Dec 24th, 2016 | By
outside of the Etihad Museum in Dubai

On this Christmas Eve, may I wish all readers a very joyous Christmas and may Storm Barbara have no effect on your travel, holiday or the celebrations you will have.

Preserving Benidorm

May 6th, 2015 | By

Would you preserve Benidorm as it is now? Would you grant it the equivalent of Grade 1 listed status?

2014 hot spots

Dec 26th, 2013 | By

Even before Christmas I was getting press releases suggesting which would be the most looked-at destinations for 2014.

Spain gets more expensive. Or does it?

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

You might have read that holidays and travel to Spain are getting more expensive.
Yes and no!

How great are the 2012 deals?

Mar 27th, 2012 | By

A few weeks back the government launched Britain’s first domestic advertising campaign – at the cost of £4million – which saw Stephen Fry and friends wax lyrical about the UK.

Bournemouth beats Ibiza

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By

Which place boasts the better beach: Bournemouth or Ibiza? Somewhat surprisingly the Dorset resort has been beaten Ibiza – plus the likes of Benidorm and Gran Canaria – in a list of Europe’s top beaches!

Home and away

Mar 15th, 2012 | By

“Why go all the way to Bondi when you can come to Bridlington?” remarks Rupert Grint. The Harry Potter star features – alongside Stephen Fry and Downtown Abbey’s Michelle Dockery – in the new £4million government backed ‘Holidays at Home’ scheme.

Viva Flamenco!

Aug 11th, 2011 | By

Want to get fit but find the treadmill a turn off? Why not dance your way into shape instead…The UK is home to a myriad of dance classes –from ballet to belly dancing – but right now flamenco is the hottest style for summer

Daybreak does Benidorm

Jul 31st, 2011 | By

Daybreak, the ITV breakfast programme that few of us watch has decided the holiday season is here. From Monday it is having a slot for a while called “Daybreak does Benidorm.” When Kaye wrote about Benidorm for CD-Traveller a few months ago, it quickly become one of our most read articles that month.

Visiting Valencia

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By

Spain has been the bounceback destination for British tourists this year. As long ago as January, the tourism minister for the Valencia region, Belem Juste, said that British visitor number would be up this year. To make sure, the region has announced a worldwide, £4.4 million campaign to entice us there.

The best of Benidorm

Jun 8th, 2011 | By

The Spanish resort of Benidorm has all the ingredients for a perfect week-end beach break. Your definitive guide starts here…

If I Had £113 Million

Oct 10th, 2010 | By

Almost the standard question quiz or lottery winners get asked is what they would do with the money. And the usual answer is that they would take a holiday. But what sort of holiday can you take if you were the lucky British winner of the £113 million Eurolottery draw that was held on Friday night?
As of writing the person or syndicate hasn’t come forward. Maybe they are still in shock. Maybe they are still unaware that it’s them. The only thing I am sure of is that it isn’t me. Nor my wife (although she was looking at handbags on the internet last night).

Benidorm: A World Heritage Site?

Oct 29th, 2008 | By

I thought I must have been dreaming when two newspapers yesterday, the Star and Metro both reported that a French geographer, Phillipe Duhamel, had suggested that the collection of skyscrapers which holidaymakers know only to well were culturally important and merited world heritage status.To claim that the Benidorm skyline rivalled the likes of the old town of Santiago de Compostela, the Alhambra in Granada, Toledo or Segovia to name just 4 out of the 40 world heritage sites that Spain possesses seems a little blinkered.
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