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Celebrate ‘The Year of the Garden’ in the Cotswolds

Date: April 21, 2016
Category: Travel Reviews
We explore The Cotswolds  - home to some of the finest English gardens ever created....
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Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort

Date: April 14, 2016
Category: Travel Reviews
We explore Diamonds Mequfi Beach Resort, a new 5 star resort situated on one of Mozambique's most beautiful beaches in Pemba....
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Thrills and spills on Yas

Date: March 31, 2016
Category: Travel Reviews
We explore Yas Island - Abu Dhabi's party hotspot that offers round-the clock entertainment and great adventure....
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Preparing for Abu Dhabi

Date: March 31, 2016
Category: Travel Insights
Planning a trip to Abu Dhabi and wondering how to prepare and pack for your trip? Here is how you can make it as smooth and seamless as possible...
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Stretching your Rands in Abu Dhabi

Date: March 29, 2016
Category: Travel Reviews
If your plans of visiting Abu Dhabi are going to the same way as the rand, take heart in our Randsaver ideas that will allow you to experience the destination without breaking the bank. Here are Thompson Holidays' top tips to getting th...
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Exploring Joburg on a Hop-on Hop-Off bus

Date: March 24, 2016
Category: At Thompsons
We decided to take a Shot'left to the city of Gold and we loved it!...
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Yacht Sailing in the Greek Islands

Date: March 17, 2016
Category: Travel Reviews
Here is why we think yacht sailing is the best way to explore the Greek Islands.....
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Boating in France

Date: March 10, 2016
Category: Travel Reviews
Want a fun, carefree and affordable holiday in France? Grab a boat and discover the waterways with ancient villages, medieval food markets and boutique wineries along the way......
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Air Seychelles increases flights to the Seychelles

Date: March 8, 2016
Category: Travel News
Air Seychelles increases flights to the Seychelles...
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Best Time to Visit Indian Ocean Islands

Date: March 7, 2016
Category: At Thompsons
If you have thought about your first time visit to Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives or other Indian Ocean islands; you probably have asked yourself - when is it the right time to go. ...
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5 Value for Money destinations for South Africans

Date: February 25, 2016
Category: Travel Insights
5 Value for Money destinations for South Africans -We’ve selected a few of the destinations that will offer you best value for your travel buck...
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Safari Areas of Kenya

Date: February 18, 2016
Category: Travel Reviews
With so many safari destinations to chose from, its very hard to decide where to go. Get a glimpse of some of the most amazing safari experiences you can expect in Kenya with our top 10 Kenyan Safaris....
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Which Greek Island to Visit?

Date: February 11, 2016
Category: Travel Reviews
With so many Greek Islands to choose from, it’s often difficult to select which islands to include in your itinerary when you visit the Mediterranean. Here are just a few of the island you have to consider for your Greek holiday....
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The allure of luxury rail travel

Date: January 28, 2016
Category: Travel Reviews
Trains can go to places that are still inaccessible by other means of transport. Here is our take on what makes luxury rail journeys worth your consideration for a trip of a lifetime....
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Always Be Travel Ready

Date: January 22, 2016
Category: Travel Insights
We mostly go on holiday to relax, unwind and get away from stress. However, if not arranged well, your holiday could end up disastrous and stressful.  Not having certain travel documents, insufficient funds unpreparedness can cause you...
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How to stick to your travel goals

Date: January 14, 2016
Category: Travel Insights
Most of us always set a resolution to travel more every new year. But with the economic challenges and work commitments, sticking to this resolution becomes more difficult. Here are some tips for ensuring that you stick to your travel goals...
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Be safe at the beach

Date: December 27, 2015
Category: Travel Insights
If you will be visiting the beach this summer don’t take anything for granted. Always respect Mother Nature and make sure that everyone is safe in and out of water. If you are with kids, stay with them and be on the lookout all t...
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Costa to start trialling humanoid robots on cruises

Date: December 18, 2015
Category: Travel News
The Costa Group (Costa Cruises) signed an exclusive agreement, worth more than a million euros, with the French company ALDEBARAN, a subsidiary of the SoftBank Group, for the use of “Pepper” robots. Pepper is the world’s f...
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Top Things to do in Reunion

Date: November 26, 2015
Category: Travel Reviews
The charming French island of Reunion with its unique diversity of cultures from Europe, Africa and Asia has a range of amazing experiences on offer. Picture shimmering white beaches, quant villages, soaring mountains, an active volcano,...
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Top things to do in Durban

Date: November 10, 2015
Category: Travel Reviews
Durban, where the sun shines all year round, where warm Indian Ocean calls, and the fun never sets. With so many outdoor activities to do and attraction to see, you will want to spend all your time outdoors. There is plenty to do and we wil...
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Halloween at Thompsons

Date: November 5, 2015
Category: At Thompsons
At Thompsons, we have fun. And 2015's Halloween was no exception....
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New York Attractions

Date: October 15, 2015
Category: Travel Reviews
The must-see list of attractions in The Big Apple is almost endless. With iconic attractions such as Times Square, The Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and other attractions, New York has a lot to impress you with. This globally inf...
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Thompsons FAQ's

Date: October 14, 2015
Category: Travel Insights
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions on our products, payment options and pooking terms. This also includes a glossary of travel terms....
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Travel by train in Europe

Date: October 7, 2015
Category: Travel Insights
Airports are usually far from cities and getting there is expensive. On arrival there are onerous security checks and often long queues to check in. You need to allow at least 3 hours to check in for a flight. Once you arrive at your d...
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Seychelles' Le Duc de Praslin

Date: September 18, 2015
Category: Travel Reviews
One of the most recent hotels added to our Seychelles collection, the Le Duc de Praslin is bound to surpass your expectations....
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