Far Flung Travel Agents Guide
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Far Flung Travel Agents

Choosing your ideal holiday is no longer a visit to your local travel agent, trawling through what seems like thousands of glossy pages of the same hotels on the Costa del Sol. Many travel agents now have their own web-sites with hundreds of holidays and packages that you can tailor to your desires. One of the greatest fears of prospective travellers is holiday companies going bust and you losing all your money (not to mention getting stuck in a foreign country without a roof over your head!). Most reputable travel agents are now members of ATOL or ABTA and you can now have confidence that the holiday you book on the internet is not going to suddenly disappear, or if there is a problem you will be covered and receive a full refund.

So take your time and take a look at the travel agents recommended by Far-flung. They are all covered by ATOL or ABTA.

Directholidays.co.uk is the website of Direct Holidaysthe UK's leading direct-sell package holiday tour operator offering:

  • Exclusive on-line booking discounts
  • A very wide choice of holiday destinations
  • Comprehensive worldwide travel guides
  • Constantly updated special offers and promotion

Expedia is an Internet travel agency based in Bellevue, Washington, USA. Expedia You can book airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages, and various attractions around the world. Founded as a division of Microsoft in 1996, Expedia was spun off in 1999, and was purchased by USA Networks in 2001 (USA changed its name to InterActiveCorp in 2003). IAC spun off its travel group of businesses under the Expedia name in August 2005, including Expedia, Expedia Corporate Travel, Hotels.com, and Hotwire.com.

Kuoni - voted 'Britain's Best Longhaul Tour Operator' by travel agents, Kuoni kuoni offers dream holidays to over 65 exciting countries around the world. From luxurious tropical island getaways to escorted cultural tours, thrilling safaris to fly drives or city breaks, all our holidays enjoy trademark Kuoni comfort, service and value for money.

MyTravel is one of the UK's leading holiday and leisure groups. They offer a range of sun mytravel and ski package holidays, flights, late deals for holidays departing within 15 weeks, villa holidays, cruises and holiday extras such as car hire and insurance.

Opodo is an online travel service owned by leading travel technology company opodo Amadeus and by nine of Europe's leading airlines - Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, KLM and Lufthansa. Opodo is the first truly Pan-European travel service created to address the real needs of today's traveller. They offer access to nearly 500 airlines, over 45,000 hotel properties, travel insurance, package holidays and city breaks and more than 7000 car rental locations worldwide. Based in London, the UK site launched in January 2002 and has already established itself as a leading provider of online travel.

Simply Travel have gone out of their way to discover quality accommodation full of SimplyTravel character in the more authentic corners of the world. Some of their properties are charmingly simple, others unashamedly luxurious, but they are all a far cry from the mainstream, in character as well as location. In addition to their unique selection of villas, apartments and hotels, their flexible 'Wandering' programmes offer the chance to discover more than just a glimpse of your chosen destination.

With 163 years' experience of booking travel and holidays for millions of customers every year, thomas cook Thomas Cook is one of the UK's leading travel companies. Thomas Cook packages over 4 million holidays each year and therefore we are able to offer your customers the most competitive prices in the marketplace.

Eboookers was established in 1998 and is now a leading pan-European online travel agency specialising in worldwide travel. ebookers.com specialises in the mid and long-haul ebookers travel arena offering a wide and varying range of products including packaged holidays & modular travel as well as tours, car hire and sports packages.
ABTA and ATOL protected.

Going Places.co.uk is the website of one of the UK's leading high street travel agents and offers great value package holidays and flights direct from established, and well-respected tour operators including Airtours, Aspro, Escapades, Manos and Panorama. They offer :

  • Millions of getaways to thousands of destinations every year.
  • Exclusive discounts for customer who book online.
  • An online price promise to customers who find one of our travel deals cheaper somewhere else within 24 hours of booking.
  • Comprehensive worldwide travel guides to mainstream destinations.

Lastminute.com was one of the first companies to provide large discounts to travellers booking their holidays online. They are now one of the more advanced and provide lots of choice on holidays, flights, hotels and car hire. They also offer a price match guarantee where they will refund the difference if you find the same product or service cheaper on any other UK website within 24 hours of your purchase. lastminute.com

Portland Holidays Direct is now part of the world's No.1 holiday company, the World of TUI. Portland Holidays Direct For over 20 years Portland have been providing excellent value on great sun package holidays because they can cut out travel agents costs. That is one of the reasons Holiday Which? readers voted Portland Direct into the UK's top 3 Direct Holiday companies.

Thomson Holidays is the market leader in the UK inclusive holiday market, a position it has held thomson since 1974. Like Portland it is also part of the World of TUI.

Thomson, the UK's leading leisure travel retailer with over 750 retail stores including the award winning flagship Superstore, Thomson Direct call centre, and Thomson.co.uk where you can book and pay for holidays online. Thomson sells around 2.7m holidays and flights a year accounts for over 20% of the total market.

Walt Disney Travel Company is Disney's official site for accommodation, walt disney worldDisney Theme Park Tickets and dynamic packages. They offer first hand experience, expert advice and knowledge to help plan your magical time. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is a world class entertainment and recreation centre featuring 4 Theme Parks, 2 Water Parks, 27 Resort Hotels, 99 holes of golf on six courses, 2 full service spas, Disney's Wedding Pavilion, Disney's Wide World of Sports complex and Downtown Disney, an entertainment, shopping and dining complex.

Airtours is one of the most established tour operators in the UK with a vast range of travel products ranging from flight only with My Travel Airways to Airtours cruise holidays ,ski holidays, package holidays and long haul holidays.

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