Design Holidays Blog

*** 30% off certain dates in 2022 for stays at Ikos Luxury All Inclusive Resorts***

If you have never experienced an Ikos Luxury All Inclusive Resort before then its hard to describe in words just how special this whole concept is… you need to think five star luxury, but with everything included in the price of your holiday… so whilst you might ‘gulp’ at the initial cost on your quote, you need to then break…

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*** Up to 20% off Sani Resort*** Makes sense to book now and secure this amazing offer..

It sounds too good to be true but for certain dates in 2022 there is a massive saving of up to 20% off at Sani Resort. This is an early booking discount so if you book now for stays between 28th April until the 18th May or the 15th October until the 29th October 2022 then you save 20%. Or…

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Breaking News – pre arrival tests & travel isolation to end in England from Friday 7th Jan for fully vaccinated

*** TRAVEL HAS JUST BECOME A LOT EASIER FOR FULLY VACCINATED ENGLISH CLIENTS – HOPEFULLY THE REST OF THE UK WILL FOLLOW*** This is such a major step forward to the return of travel as we used to know it! Transport secretary MP Grant Shapps has just confirmed that from this Friday, travellers will no longer need a pre-arrival test…

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Happy New “Travel” Year!! 2022 the year of the holiday…

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year from all of us here at Design Holidays, there is a sense of optimism regarding travel and in particular holidays for this year. Enquiries and bookings are coming in thick and fast which just proves to us that the great British public are desperate for the return of some normality. Most of…

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Let’s not panic!! Travel advice has changed but we are hoping this is a temporary blip…

There is currently so much media speculation and confusion with regards to travel, we feel exactly the same way as our clients, frustrated and constantly looking for solutions and updates, Covid appears to be a fast changing challenge which for us in the travel industry is difficult to manage, one minute there is no testing the next it’s all change…

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***15% off stays at Pine Cliffs, Algarve in 2022*** Book now to secure your chosen accommodation, 2022 is going to be busy!

There is nothing better than knowing you have something to look forward to when Winter hits, especially after the last couple of years, we all need a little break to come back refreshed and ready to take on the World! We are currently offering 15% off accommodation (apart from the villas) at Pine Cliffs for 2022! This does include half…

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Up to 20% off stays at the amazing Sani Resort, Greece in 2022… but you need to be quick and book now to secure these discounts

When we say you must book early, secure your holiday accommodation now, it really isn’t a sales pitch… trust us when we say availability is limited already for ‘key’ dates in 2022, discounts, special offers, last minute deals are just not going to happen if you chose to holiday in half term, Easter, July and August in 2022, this is…

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***Limited Time Only*** 20% off all accommodation at Las Terrazas De Abama Suites, Tenerife!

Yes, for a limited time only we can offer you 20% off all accommodation at the Abama Suites from now until the 30th April 2022, sadly this does exclude the Christmas, half term and Easter breaks but if you can holiday outside of these dates then this offer is for you… it does have to be booked by the 28th…

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Who needs a bit of Winter Sunshine to see them through to the New Year? Tenerife is a great option

Did you opt for the Summer Staycation this year? are you now feeling a bit cheated, have you missed out on that proper hot sunshine break? well we can help! The most amazing Royal Hideaway Corales Resort situated in La Caleta Tenerife is the perfect place to soak up the Winter Sunshine, with average temp 26 degrees in December what…

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Forte Village Resort, Sardinia – 15% off stays PLUS free child places (when accompanied by 2 full fare paying adults) and lots more offers only for Design Holidays Clients

This really is a fantastic offer, 15% off stays at Forte Village Resorts Sardinia from the 9th April – 22nd July and then again from the 20th August – 4th November! PLUS, children under the age of 13 go free as long as they are accompanied by 2 full paying adults. This offer will not last long. Contact us today…

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IKOS, Luxury All Inclusive Resorts – Limited Availability for 2022 – don’t delay

  It might sound to you like a sales pitch, book now, don’t delay… but we speak the truth, Ikos Luxury All Inclusive Resorts are selling like ‘hot cakes’ the word is out, this is a holiday like no other… Forget the old school cheap ‘All Inclusive’ holidays which conjure up images of soggy buffet, and unpalatable local wine which…

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Martinhal Quinta & Sagres Resorts, selling fast for 2022, with the Martinhal Resorts the early bird always gets the best offers

We are now busy taking bookings for next year at the Martinhal Quinta, a stunning collection of private villas all with own pool or the equally stunning townhouses with small private pools perfectly situated in the popular Quinta Do Lago region of the Algarve. Martinhal Quinta is the perfect family holiday all rolled into one, privacy, peace and quiet when…

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Big Day for the Travel Industry – Testing for entry back into the UK for fully vaccinated (and children under 18) scrapped! Enjoy your holiday without the stress and expense of testing whilst away!

  Today is the day that travel becomes a little easier on both the stress levels and the pocket! From the 4th October all fully vaccinated (and children under the age of 18 travelling with you) are now exempt from any testing to enter the UK. So in simple terms you can now go on holiday and have a lovely…

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Congratulations Niki, You did it!! Wing Walk in aid of TONIC, a mental health charity…

Niki wing walk   Yes, our very own Niki, top reservation specialist with Design Holidays, completed her charity wing walk, with video evidence to prove it… what an exceptional person you are Niki, we are super proud of you here at HQ and the money you have raised for TONIC (a mental health charity, which both supports musicians and promotes music…

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Create your own Ryder Cup, or how about a spot of tennis? Rekindle your friendships with a group tour doing something you all love!

Whilst we all love and adore our families after the past 18 months we might be in need of a little ‘me’ time… These 6 lovely clients from Surrey have just returned from an amazing 4 day Cardio Tennis trip at the fantastic Puente Romano Resort in Marbella, all booked through Design Holidays. Their bespoke trip included return airport transfers,…

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4th October – Changes to the Traffic Light system, no expensive PCR testing whilst away on holiday, things are looking up!

Finally, from the 4th October it looks like travel will be made easier and cheaper for travellers in England (we are still waiting for Wales, Scotland and NI to announce their plans). The Amber and Green ‘traffic light’ system is to be replaced by a ‘red’ list and expensive PCR testing which not only hurts your pockets, causes undue holiday…

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Is expensive PCR testing about to end for International Travel? That is what we are hearing and it could be in place for half term holidays!

According to the media the Government are seriously considering ending the expensive PCR testing currently required for entry back into the UK and it could be as early as this October! We are really hoping this is going to be the case, whilst we are all for safe travel and we do believe that testing plays a key part in…

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Niky, you are a real TONIC – charity wing-walk, are you mad?

Have you ever wondered what the person behind the email or telephone looks like? Introducing Niky our top reservation specialist who has been with Design Holidays for over 20 years… not only is she exceptional at her job but she also has the biggest heart!! We want to do a ‘shout out’ as Niky is going to take part in…

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Client feedback is really important to us and to our Resorts… Four Seasons Fairways, Quinta do Lago

  We believe that every Resort, hotel or villa that we provide to our clients is exceptional but don’t just take our word for it… listen to what our returning clients have to say… Mr N spent 7 nights at the Four Seasons Fairways in a 3 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment with pool, from the 28th August – 4th September 21…

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*Super Savings* 20% off stays in The Residences at Victoria, Vilamoura Algarve Portugal now until the 31st October!!

Book now to secure this amazing offer, 20% off all stays in The Residences at Victoria, Vilamoura. Located on the Victoria golf course next to the fabulous Anantara 5* hotel, the Residences at Victoria offers the comfort of self catering with the added luxury and exceptional services of the Anantara. Guests can use the all of the facilities including restaurants,…

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