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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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Is travel at the moment worth all of the stress with the testing, paperwork etc?…. we asked and you answered…

We have asked our clients who are now returning from their travels this very question and the resounding answer has been YES!! Ms C went to Ikos Dassia 12th – 19th August – “We were upgraded to a much bigger room which was a massive bonus. Definitely worth dealing with all the covid paperwork and tests to get away from…

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Ikos Luxury All Inclusive Resorts are now available to book for 2022, hurry they are selling fast…

There is something really special about the Award-winning Ikos Resorts, Luxury All-Inclusive concept, five star service, Michelin-starred menus, signature cocktails by top mixologists, kids clubs, state of the art fitness centres, spa treatments, the list is endless and all of this included in your holiday cost, no stress if the teenagers don’t stop eating, no limits on drinks, ice cream,…

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There are some great offers on for last minute holidays, escape the rain and enjoy the freedom of travel.

If you have decided to escape this wet and miserable British Summer then we do have some amazing offers for you, our Resorts want to welcome you back and have for a limited time only introduced some great last minute savings, for example, Parklane Luxury Resort & Spa, Limassol is currently offering our clients 15% off ALL room types, from…

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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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