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lastminute.com is the UK’s leading online travel & leisure retailer, offering their customers the opportunity to book flights, tickets, hotels and more through a one stop shop.

On the Beach

Founded in 1995 On the Beach Holidays (ABTA member) is a leading player in the online travel market carrying over 500,000 passengers every year to Spain, Balearics, Canaries, Egypt, Greece, Turkey & the Caribbean.

Fresh Holidays 

Fresh Holidays offers a wide range of products from flights to hotels allowing you to build your own holidays that in most cases will be cheaper than traditional package holidays from the major operators.


Jet2holidays.com is a leading ATOL bonded holiday provider based in the North of England specialising in holidays flying from Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Blackpool, Newcastle, Glasgow International Airport, Edinburgh, East Midlands and Belfast.


Responsibletravel.com is the leading ethical travel directory with over 3000 hand picked holidays from 270 of the world's specialist operators. Handpicking inspiring holidays from all over the globe to give you a fantastic experience and make a real difference to local people and the environment.

Responsible travel link up travellers and responsible operators and offer the largest selection of responsible holidays anywhere on the web.

Monarch Holidays

With over 45 years of experience, Monarch Holidays and Cosmos is one of the most established names in the travel industry, taking over half a million people to over 35 destinations around the world each year. All the traditional beach holiday destinations as well as far flung and exotic holidays are available from Monarch.

Direct Holidays.co.uk

Direct Holidays.co.uk is a direct selling package holiday tour operator. Direct Holidays sell their own package holidays directly to customer. By cutting out the cost of the middleman, the travel agent, Direct Holidays aim to provide high quality holidays at up to 15% less than high street or online travel agents' prices.

Direct Holidays.co.uk website offers exclusive online booking discounts, a wide choice of holiday destinations, comprehensive worldwide travel guides and constant updated special offers and promotions.


Launched in November 1998, Expedia.co.uk is the award winning, largest online travel agent in the UK serving millions of travellers every year. Whether you know exactly what you trip you want, need ideas, or want help narrowing down your search,Expedia.co.uk makes it easy to find the holiday that is right for you. Expedia.co.uk provides at your fingertips millions of published and discounted fares on over 450 airlines.A directory of more than 80,000 accommodation properties world-wide and 4 million rooms. Car hire from the top rental companies .Build-your-own holiday packaging technology and a choice of pre-package holidays.

Page & Moy 

Page & Moy has an enviable reputation for the diverse and unusual nature of its product range which spans everything from traditional touring holidays, city breaks and opera weekends, to food and wine tours, river and ocean cruises, safari’s, F1 racing, walking holidays and memorable classic journeys by train. As a specialist operator to Italy, the company showcase 33 itineraries to the country in 2008. Brochures span Europe, Worldwide, Ocean Cruises, River Cruises, Motor Racing, UK Breaks and Christmas & New Year. 


Flights, packaged holidays, Ski holidays, Far East holidays, Spa holidays, last minute deals, short breaks.

Airtours.co.uk is one of UK's leading tour operators, offering great value package holidays and flights. Airtours offer 1000s of getaways to popular and exciting destinations including the Canaries, Balearics, Mainland Spain, Portugal, Carribean, India, Brazil and many more. There are exclusive discounts for customers who book online and a wide range of great value travel deals including free child and infant places, free group places and free adult places. 



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