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Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival

Top 5 Chinese New Year celebrations around the world

One of the world’s most colourful celebrations – Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival) – kicks off on January 31st and carries on until the 15th day of the first lunar month (Lantern Festival). This year marks the Year of the Horse...

Bring in 2014 with a bang!

Top 5 New Year’s Eve parties around the world

New Year’s Eve is a time to bring in the new year with pomp and pageantry, dazzling fireworks, resolutions and good wishes galore. But which iconic city around the world has the best celebrations? We pick out five of the most spectacular New Year’s Eve events.

12 grapes are eaten in Spain to bring good fortune in the New Year

Top 5 quirky New Year’s Eve traditions around the world

New Year’s Eve is the chance to celebrate the past year and bring in the New Year with a bang. However, some countries have quirkier traditions than others. From colourful underwear to grape-eating, here are our top five from around the world!

See in 2013 with a bang in London

New Year's Eve in the capital

It’s time to celebrate the end of 2012 and bring in the new year in style across the capital. Whether you are looking for the ultimate party, an intimate dinner, or something a little bit different, London is the perfect city to toast the New Year with friends, family and loved-ones.

Hogmanay in Edinburgh is one of the most famous New Year's Eve celebrations in the world

Top 5 New Year’s Eve celebrations in the UK

Not sure what to get up to this New Year’s Eve? There are some great public events happing across the country to enjoy, from Edinburgh’s famous Hogmanay street party to fancy dress shenanigans in Cornwall.

Cycling is a great way to see a destination whilst burning off the Christmas turkey

New Year's resolution holiday ideas

New year, new you? Let 2012 be the year you finally fulfil that lifelong ambition to actually see the world and experience that activity you've always dreamed of doing.

Bring in the new year in Austria

Austria New Year skiing bargain

Mark Warner is offering eight nights for the price of seven, as well as 42 per cent off a week skiing in St. Anton, Austria over New Year staying at the three-star Chalethotel Schweizerhof for just £795pp.

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Make a clean getaway on holiday

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In association with Gatwick Airport: avoid making a dent in your holiday cash before you even get on the plane with these tips for a troublefree start to your holiday


Set sail in search of the perfect beach

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Set sail in search of the perfect beach. By Daniel Weight. If there’s one place in the world that could have been designed just for cruising, it’s the Caribbean. The islands are spaced far enough apart to have developed their own unique personalities over time, but close enough to make travelling between them on board a cruise ship hassle free – often there’s just enough time on board to recuperate and relax before heading into the next port.


Do something different in 2014

India is a great choice for a foodie holiday

If you’re tired of going on the same kinds of holidays year in, year out, why not consider breaking the mould in 2014 and doing something a bit different? There’s certainly a lot more on offer than your standard break in a resort - check out our suggestions.


Great things to do in Dublin

Visit the Temple Bar pub and the area of the same name in Dublin

There is no doubt that Dublin is a world-class city with lots to hold the visitor's interest, but what are the truly great things to do? Read on for a selection of the must-see attractions to tick off if you are only in town for a limited amount of time. Then hire yourself a vehicle with Auto Europe to ensure you get round them all.


A guide to the various sailing holiday options

There are several kinds of sailing holiday

If you’ve never been on a sailing holiday before, you may think that organising one is as simple as hiring a yacht, choosing a destination and then setting sail. While that is, in a nutshell, how it works, there’s a bit more to the booking process than that.