Hannah's Mauritius Paradise

Written by  Luke Judd
  • 12 December 2018

Our travel expert, Hannah, has recently returned from a once in a lifetime trip to Paradise. Her travel diary reveals everything she got up to during her trip to Mauritius on the Beachcomber Big 50.

Cruise with Rod: Q&A

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  • 15 March 2018

What's the best thing about cruising? River or Ocean cruise? And is the Captain's Dinner worth attending? Our own cruise expert Rod answers some of the things you might have to consider when booking your next voyage.

5* paradise in The Seychelles

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  • 09 January 2018

The natural beauty of The Seychelles is so remarkable it often doesn't look real. Luckily, Jo's travel diary from her trip of a lifetime to The Seychelles with Constance Hotels & The Seychelles Tourism Board shows the range of diverse, stunning landscapes up close, although it has to be seen to be believed!

A new year brings a host of new travel opportunities.  

ABTA's annual Travel Trends report 2018 released last week predicted strong sales for overseas holidays this year. Faced with increased competition for convenient flights and popular destinations, people are booking ever earlier to secure their preferred resort or departure date.

City breaks and beach holidays remain the most popular choices, but twice as many people are planning to cruise this year as did last year, including more families and those aged 18-24. All-inclusive is popular particularly for those with young families, 34% of whom expect to take one in 2018.


New Horizons

A quarter of those polled were planning to visit a country they've never been to before with a third expecting to visit a new resort. New low-cost, long haul routes provide a great incentive for heading somewhere new. Celebrity travelogues such as the Real Marigold Hotel and its follow on series along with quality nature programmes like the BBC's Blue Planet II offer an engaging new perspective on familiar destinations for prime-time consumption. 

The future looks bright. 

Here are ABTA's 12 destinations to watch in 2018. Which is top of your list?

It's a hard life

  • 22 December 2017

When it comes to delivering a superior service, we know you can't beat personal experience and in-depth knowledge of a destination.

At Howard Travel we invest in destination knowledge through our training trips and making time to share staff experiences with the rest of the team.

All you need to know about trips to see the Northern Lights – a spectacular multicoloured light show of vibrant greens, deep pinks and rich purples elegantly lighting up the sky.

An adventure to see the Northern Lights might be on your bucket list, but did you know they’re now more accessible than ever before? Naturally forming from electrically charged particles which are driven north by Earth’s magnetic fields, the elusive lights can be unpredictable and sometimes those who seek to see them are left disappointed.

Travel Events

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  • 20 December 2017

Join Howard Travel for inspiration and specific travel advice at our fun and informative events.

Did you know that a 4 star All Inclusive holiday in Cancun or the Caribbean may cost less than a holiday in Majorca or Ibiza?

Brexit, fluctuating exchange rates for the Euro and safety concerns for certain destinations are contributing to an increasing demand for alternative destinations beyond the traditional Mediterranean holiday hotspots. 

National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures

Written by  Nicola
  • 12 September 2017

Are you curious about the world? Looking for an authentic local, cultural experience? Try a discovery tour from National Geographic and G Adventures.