Suggestions on what to do when on holiday in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Chris Smart from our Reservations team gets out and about and explores Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
British Airways and M&S join forces for inflight meals
Marks & Spencer to provide inflight meals on British Airways shorthaul flights from 11 January 2017
The wonders of Dubai
Last year I was fortunate enough to win an Emirates incentive with tickets to Dubai up for grabs! Having never been to the UAE, despite working in travel for the last 20 years, I was excited at the prospect of heading somewhere I’d actually always wanted to go to, but just never made it!
As My Husband Calls It - Embellishment!
Having worked in the travel industry for over 30 years I am very privileged to have stayed at hundreds of hotels around the world, but there are a handful of those properties which leave a special place in your heart.
Sensational Seychelles?…Chris thought so.
Chris, our Assistant Reservations Manager recently visited The Seychelles….here’s a little of what he experienced.
One of the most challenging things about preparing for a holiday has got to be knowing what to pack. Obviously you want to turn up to Mauritius in style – but at the same time you want to feel comfortable (not too hot, not too cold) and ultimately not stand out like a sore thumb! So here is everything you need to know when it comes to what to wear in Mauritius.
The different cultures of Mauritius
The vibrant mix of Indian, African, Asian and European influences is one of Mauritius’s biggest selling points. But why are there so many different cultures in Mauritius and how did it come about?
Best Beaches in Mauritius
With approximately 330 km of coastline, you won’t have to go far to find a beach in Mauritius. Located in the Indian ocean, Mauritius is surrounded by a calm crystal clear blue lagoon, entirely encircled by coral reef, fringed with casuarina trees and a glorious mountain backdrop. This, along with the turquoise water and the endless white sandy beaches is what make Mauritius an ideal beach holiday destination. But what are the best beaches in Mauritius?
Why Pick Mauritius For Your Honeymoon?
Mauritius is undoubtedly the ultimate honeymoon destination. It ticks all the boxes – luxury resorts, fine dining, beautiful beaches and romantic sunsets to name a few.
When is the best time to visit Mauritius?
Have you decided on Mauritius as your next holiday destination? If so, it may be the best decision you’ve made all year! But when is the best time to go?
6 Reasons to Visit Mauritius
Whatever you want from a holiday, Mauritius has it all. And more. This tropical island in the southern Indian Ocean has made a reputation for itself as being a prime luxury holiday destination and it isn’t hard to see why. First impressions count and Mauritius doesn’t disappoint. Why should you visit Mauritius? Lets find out:
Your Destination Wedding Planning Checklist
Are you planning a destination wedding? There’s so much to do, but where do you even start? Use the following destination wedding checklist to keep you organised and on schedule for a stress free wedding.
A Shopper’s Paradise in Dubai
Dubai is the city of spending. Whether it’s designer labels, gold, electronics, or luxury items, the emirate is absolutely bursting with shopping malls big and small. Shopping is almost a national pastime for locals and tourists alike. When temperatures soar to 50 degrees throughout the Summer months, the shopping malls come as a relief to many. From the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, to the tranquil surrounding of the Souks, Dubai is a destination set in a distinct mix of traditional and modern architecture where people live, work and… shop. If you’re a self confessed shopaholic this one might just interest you.
Tips on tipping around the world
We’ve all been there. You’ve just had an incredible meal with outstanding service at a restaurant on holiday and then the tipping dispute begins. Do you leave 10%? 15%? More? Less? Tipping rules vary by country and region. A lot. Are you in a country where tipping is required? Or is it appreciated but not expected? Or is it in fact virtually unheard of? While tipping is customary in a lot of Western nations, many people are making mistakes when it’s time to show their appreciation for good service on their holidays because they don’t know how much to give and are generally unaware of the local customs. Here is everything you need to know about tipping in Mauritius, Seychelles, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Morocco. The rest of the world? Well why would you want to go anywhere else?
Travelling in Style: Luxury Airlines
Relentless competition between airlines has provided travellers with low fares but in return has also led to cramped spaces, undesirable food and new luggage limits. Glamourous? Not so much. It’s probably the last word used to describe air travel but maybe not if you’ve ever travelled with one of these luxury airlines.
5 Bucket List Holiday Destinations
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” – Mark Twain
Flights to Mauritius with British Airways
British Airways made a welcome return to night flights in both directions to and from Mauritius in late March 2015, giving holiday makers a little extra time to enjoy Mauritius on the final day of their holiday. Alongside the new timings there are a couple of changes to their days of operation which we have detailed below:
The Jet Lag Journal
Beachcomber’s pick: Romantic Excursions (Mauritius)
Just like some people are made for each other, we are certain that Mauritius was made for romance. It’s a well known fact that the island is an idyllic location. The place offers some of the most beautiful and tranquil views on the face of the earth. Favoured amongst loved up couples young and old, Mauritius is the perfect vista for romance. Writer Mark Twain once said: “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven was copied after Mauritius” and we think he was right. With a combination of peace, beauty and tranquility, Mauritius is the perfect romantic getaway. On that note, we thought it was a good idea to take a look at just some of the things you could do when you visit Mauritius. These excursions are for those looking for a bit of passion in paradise.
Get to know: Mauritius
When you think of Mauritius it’s likely you’ll think of a tropical paradise: white sandy beaches, luxury hotels, beautiful sunsets and blue lagoons, but behind the natural beauty of the island lies another gem; the Mauritian culture.