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15% off from now until the 31st December at Pine Cliffs, Algarve but this offer has to be booked by 31st July

A very special offer that does need to be booked by the 31st July, we are offering 15% off all stays at Pine Cliffs Hotel, Ocean Suites & Spa, Residence, Gardens, Suites, Golf Suites, Townhouses and Terraces from now until the 31st December, this offer has to be booked by the 31st July, so only 5 days left… Contact us…

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July 19th Travel will officially resume in England! No quarantine for double jab and children under 18 for AMBER countries.

It’s a great start!! We are so excited that travel will officially resume from the 19th July for England (fingers crossed that Scotland, Ireland and Wales follow suit) but the best news of all has to be that if you have received two jabs and are fully vaccinated then you do not need to quarantine on return from any Green…

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A plea for patience. We treat every booking on an individual basis – if you wish to move/cancel/amend any booking please email – we will respond.

Dear Loyal Client We are bitterly disappointed with the Government announcement last night, we had faith that common sense would prevail and safe International travel would once again be allowed, it appears not to be the case, so once again we are all back to square one with total confusion and chaos. We are trying our very best to respond…

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Is good news coming our way with regards to travel – we really hope so! Rumour has it that taking that double jab will pay off in more ways than one!

Please, please, please give us poor Brits a break, as a majority we have stuck by the rules, we have stayed home for months on end (in the middle of a very bleak Winter), we have been careful with our social distancing, we have protected our NHS and elderly, and more importantly we have fully supported the Government with getting…

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If you have to Quarantine at home after your holiday then you might just find it’s worth it!

Hands up anyone who is desperate to get away on holiday? Whilst the UK is stunning (especially when the sun is shining) a ‘Staycation’ is never going to be the same… Now we appear to slowly be coming out the other end we are really frustrated that travel is still being impacted but this will not last forever, if you…

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Tenerife – If you have been vaccinated you do not need to do a PCR test before travelling to Tenerife – you will need to show proof!

Tenerife have confirmed that if you have proof of receiving 2 CV vaccinations on entering the Island then you do not need to carry out a PCR test prior to arrival! This is great news as it appears that a lot of other European Countries will follow on from this, it will certainly reduce the cost of a holiday with one…

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In our opinion Greece, Spain and Italy should be ‘Green’ this Summer! Nervous? Then look to book for September or October..

You are not alone, we also think the current guidelines are really confusing and conflicting, but don’t let that stop you from booking, there are still some great offers out there. Our Coronavirus Cancellation policy is on our website, have a look at it before you book, we hope this will offer you ‘peace of mind’ when booking with us.…

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Yay! Travel is now allowed and this is just the start… lets go! Escape the rain and welcome the Sunshine – it’s no longer a dream

  No longer a dream, now a reality! Our first clients to brave the restrictions and fly out early to Portugal are now already enjoying the start of an amazing holiday! We have received the most amazing message from Mr & Mrs S from Windsor “Thank you Design Holidays, as you know we were so nervous about this trip but…

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Great (or should that be ‘Green’) news about Portugal, now we wait 3 weeks for Spain, Italy, Cyprus and Greece to be added! Travel WILL be happening this Summer

Mixed emotions here in the office yesterday evening when the extremely limited ‘Green’ list was announced… fantastic news about Portugal and believe us when we say the demand is huge, we know you are all desperate to get away to some guaranteed sunshine, we feel the same way! However, don’t panic if your chosen Country is not currently on the…

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Italy emerges from Lockdown – all looking for good for the Summer!

Have you ever visited the stunning island of Sardinia? Sardinia is the second largest island in Italy, and is situated in the middle of the Mediterranean, it is home to the luxurious Forte Village Resort and the stunning Chia Laguna Resort. Both of these Resorts are ready and waiting to welcome our clients this Summer, we have exclusive offers only…

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Who will be on the GREEN list? Now that’s a question everyone is asking….

If we had a pound for every time we are asked that question by our clients ….  We too are desperate to know that answer, and trust us, once it is announced then the demand will be huge! We are busy quoting for Summer and once everything has been released by the Government the prices will climb! It really will…

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Finally, It’s official.. you can now book your Holiday, we are ready and waiting to help you…

Which sun lounger will you be on in July? No longer a dream but now after a long hard year its a reality, Grant Shapps has spoken this morning to say travel will be happening this year, the UK will be operating a traffic light system for different Countries depending on their Covid Status, and in the next couple of…

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ONLY 48HRS LEFT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE SPECIAL OFFERS! MUST BE BOOKED BY 31ST MARCH….

We remain ever so hopeful that travel will resume this Summer, we know that the ‘big’ announcement is on the 12th April but our offers just don’t last that long, the demand is definitely there, we are a nation that loves our Beach/Sun Holidays and this year even more so than usual!! Who would turn down the opportunity to have…

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Don’t delay in booking your Summer Holiday, we offer you complete Peace of Mind with our Covid Cancellation policy.

Please don’t delay in booking your Summer Holiday based on the word of the ‘Scientists’. They have done an amazing job of guiding the UK through this pandemic but they will always ‘err on the side of caution’, we need to listen to the Government and follow their advice, Boris is still saying “it is too early” to make an…

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Be quick, only 9 days left for 30% off IKOS Andalusia – amazing discount from June – September 2021 – has to be booked by the 31st March

  Book by the 31st March for 30% off at the brand new Ikos Luxury All Inclusive Andalusia Resort in Spain. 30% off for stays between June 6th – July 10th and then 20% off from July 22nd – September 26th… that is an amazing discount at peak Summer time, but you have to be quick, this needs to be…

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Ikos Luxury All Inclusive Deluxe – takes service up another level!! Try it for yourselves

Ikos Deluxe is just that extra layer of special treatment for clients, you have first choice on table reservations, your own concierge service, a bottle of Tattinger Champagne in each room on arrival, a Deluxe only private swimming pool area, exclusive Deluxe beach area, complimentary spa treatment, upgraded in room dining and much more… if you have a special occasion…

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Greece wants you!!! 20% off your Summer Holiday at St Nicolas Bay, Crete

This is the time to secure these amazing offers… One of our most discreet and luxurious family Resorts is the stunning St Nicolas Bay situated in the popular fishing village of Aghios Nikolaos overlooking the bay of Mirabello. Choose between the stunning St Nicolas Bay hotel Suites or the stunning St Nicolas Bay Villas (Thalassa Villas) St Nicolas Bay Sea…

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July, August and October half term 2021 are already filling up!

It might sound like a ‘sales pitch’ but we can assure you that is not the case!! The demand for an International Holiday is huge… and whilst a lot of people are still waiting for Boris to make his announcement on April 12th with regards to travel, our clients appear to be bold and are pressing ahead and booking.  Why?…

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Finally, thank you Boris! Just what we have all been waiting for…

No longer a dream but now a real possibility, yes we might be getting over excited and yes we do understand that there is still a long way to go, but… the light at the end of the tunnel is approaching fast, the demand is high, we appreciate how desperate you are for a well deserved holiday and we will…

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Check this out! Additional FREE Covid insurance for Andalusia, Spain this year, valid until Dec 31st 2021

This has to be a first in the history of travel! If you book a holiday with us to Andalusia, Spain this year the Junta de Andalucía offers a free Covid-19 insurance to all non-resident foreign visitors travelling to Andalucía. To benefit from this offer, travellers must stay in any type of regional government-regulated establishment, which can include hotels, tourist…

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