5 cheap summer destinations you should book this year!

We’ve picked some of our favourite cheap summer holiday destinations, to help you decide where you’ll be booking next! Let Co-operative Travel show you the holiday destinations likely to offer the best value in summer 2019. Greece We want to make finding your perfect summer getaway simple. If you are looking for a deal start … Continue reading 5 cheap summer destinations you should book this year!

Fairtrade Fortnight with Co-operative Travel

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight at Midcounties Co-operative. Running from 25th February to 10th March 2019, Fairtrade Fortnight is a celebration of the importance of Fairtrade. Fairtrade is a great way of being socially responsible – one of Co-operative Travel’s most important values – and helps ensure that workers in poorer countries are paid fair wages. We … Continue reading Fairtrade Fortnight with Co-operative Travel

Top Travel Tips

GET OFF TO A FLYING START Save yourself time, beat the queues and check-in online with the airline (downloading their app can make things even easier!). Avoid the stress and leave yourself plenty of time (ideally at least 2 hours) to check-in, get ready for your flight, and grab well-earned that first holiday drink! STAY … Continue reading Top Travel Tips

The top European festive markets in 2018

The twinkling lights, the jolly music, the warming tipples, the spiced snacks … is Christmas even Christmas before you visit a festive market? All over the globe, Christmas markets put families, friends, and acquaintances firmly in the holiday spirit. We might even say that it’s impossible to find a place more festive than a Christmas … Continue reading The top European festive markets in 2018

Sukie Rapal: Turkey sliders baked at 40°C – highly recommended

Head of Midcounties digital team Sukie Rapal recently returned from a heavenly visit to Antalya in Turkey, where she and her family fell in love with the resort’s food, weather, and water shoots. Let’s hear about the lows and the highs, and the slips and the slides of Sukie’s hot, hot holiday. Touching down in … Continue reading Sukie Rapal: Turkey sliders baked at 40°C – highly recommended

Ryan McVinnie: My top 5 highlights from the NCL Bliss

Co-operative Travel’s Ryan McVinnie was lucky enough to experience the maiden voyage of the 9th largest cruise ship in the world: the NCL Bliss. Now that the ship has completed its first journey, it will be revealing the magical sights of Alaska and the tropical paradise of the Caribbean to its guests. It’s fair to … Continue reading Ryan McVinnie: My top 5 highlights from the NCL Bliss

Turn your holiday green – and win a GoPro!

In 2018, the world is looking for ways to promote more environmental awareness. Wealthy influencers, huge companies, and entire countries are putting billions of pounds into reusable energy, climate action, and recycling programmes. Most people have realised the importance of living greener – and that goes double for when you are away on holiday, visiting … Continue reading Turn your holiday green – and win a GoPro!

Brand new single traveller holidays

The range of solo holidays and experiences has exploded in recent years – and our partner Solos is expanding that choice even further. We offer single traveller holidays for over 40s, over 50s, and over 60s. These range from relaxing to energetic, and include bear watching and guided bike tours in wild Finland, walking holidays … Continue reading Brand new single traveller holidays

Where’s the sun cream? Here’s our top 5 British heatwave holidays

This recent spate of warm weather has us thinking about how lucky we are to live in the UK. The British countryside, its coastline, and our cultural landmarks are impressive whatever the weather, but they truly shine when the sun bursts from the clouds. And let’s be honest: a single day out is rarely enough … Continue reading Where’s the sun cream? Here’s our top 5 British heatwave holidays

Avoid buying foreign currency at the airport

The difference between buying foreign currency at the airport and buying it elsewhere can be eye-watering. Reports during summer last year showed that some UK airports were exchanging £1 for as little as €0.90, when the pound-euro rate stood at €1.13. That would mean that if you were buying £500 of travel money, you would … Continue reading Avoid buying foreign currency at the airport

When in Rome… My essential guide to the eternal city

There are some obvious things which must be done “when in Rome”, like eating as much ice cream as possible or throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain. But Rome is also this strange mix of laid-back chaos where the green cross code seems to be optional and people eat pizza for breakfast, which is why I’ve compiled my essential guide to the eternal city.