As the world slowly emerges from months of restrictions, passenger air travel is set to resume soon. However, the experience of traveling will likely be very different in the era of social distancing and medical tests. As airlines begin resuming their flights, what will passenger travel look like in the near future? We look at … Continue reading What to expect at the airport when travelling from June 2020
Long haul family holidays mean resorts that have it all, exotic beaches, loads of All Inclusive options, and the fun of visiting somewhere extra-special in a faraway land. To show you the kinds of fabulous faraways you could be jetting off to, we’ve put together a list of the best family-friendly long haul destinations. And … Continue reading 4 best faraway family breaks
Co-operative Travel Head 2 Head helps you solve the burning travel questions that holidaymakers want answered. We give you information on where to visit, what to see, and what to do for your holiday, offering insights that only decades spent seeing the world can bring.This time we’ll be comparing visiting Turkey with a holiday to … Continue reading Head 2 Head: Greek Islands vs. Turkey
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!
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
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
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
It’s easy to ignore the negative impact tourism can have on holiday destinations across the world, but we shouldn’t. Have you ever considered the environmental problems caused by the extra litter, the increased pollution, and the risks to the wildlife? Here at the Coop Travel blog, we discussed how you can make a positive impact … Continue reading Turn your holiday green with these eco-pledges
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!
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
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
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