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Harry and Meghan. We're waiting for your call ...

Dear Harry and Meghan. You've probably started thinking about your honeymoon and we'd be delighted to come up with some suggestions for you.

If you have problems getting through please keep trying. Our phones never stop ringing. From first thing in the morning to late at night there are always would be travellers looking for great deals on flights and holidays and seeking help from our experts on where and when they should go.

But we are never busier than during the period right after Christmas when families get together to plan their much anticipated summer holidays. And soon-to-be-weds, their honeymoons.

This annual New Year tradition is fine but the problem with booking in early January is the 'competition', as so many people - tied down to taking holidays during peak school holiday weeks - are vying for the same flights, resorts and hotels. Research data on Google shows that on Boxing Day, after weeks in the doldrums, holiday searches show a sudden sharp upturn and they stay high for the next month.

So, before the turkey goes into the oven, give us a call and we'll be better placed to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for.

Merry Christmas!

Our top 6 money savers you can't afford to miss

  • 2 nights FREE at Round Hill Hotel And Villas
  • Save £400pp at the LUX* South Ari Atoll
  • Enjoy Double Carnival Magic in Brazil and Save £300pp
  • Kids stay FREE when you journey along California's Coast
  • Enjoy the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi (Grand Canal) and Save 30%
  • Save £100pp on the West Coast Walkabout

My best holiday ever

Alexander Armstrong doesn't think holidays are Pointless... as long as his wife is with him

What people are saying

A selection of customer comments from Trustpilot

10 top things you didn't know last month

  1. 1. Sharm still losing its charm

    Egypt seems to have finally given up hope of British tourists returning to Sharm El-Sheikh as it has stopped promoting the resort to our holiday market in a sign of resignation that the flight ban to the destination is no closer to being lifted. Launching a new campaign for this winter and next year, the country's tourist board sought to highlight the "paradisiacal city of Hurghada" and the "up and coming" Marsa Alam resort, both on the Red Sea coast, rather than Sharm, which remains closed to UK airlines by the British government since the suspected terror-related crash of a Russian charter jet in the Sinai Desert in 2015. The Foreign Office is also still advising against travel to the Sinai Peninsula and all of the country west of the Nile Valley.
  2. 2. Paris set to sparkle

    Paris is installing drinking fountains around the city to provide free fizzy water. The government says its decision to introduce the dispensers with a difference is to reduce plastic waste created by people buying new bottles of sparkling water. After trialling the scheme since 2010, the authorities have committed to installing at least one fountain - known locally as a "La Petillante", which translates to "she who sparkles" - in each of the capital's 20 neighbourhoods.
  3. 3. Road to the ruins

    A new road and cable car to Choquequirao, an Inca settlement known as Machu Picchu's Sacred Sister, is intended to boost visitor numbers to the citadel which is less than 40 miles from its world famous sibling. Currently only accessible via a five-day round hike, the government hopes Choquequirao will receive a huge increase in tourism from the road link from Machu Picchu and cable car which elevates travellers to 9,843ft. The plan forms part of the Peru government's initiative to double the number of tourist arrivals to the country to seven million by 2021.
  4. 4. Trump hotels in the dumps

    Room rates at all but one of Donald Trump's 13 hotels have fallen by as much as 63 per cent since the business tycoon took presidential office earlier this year, according to new research. The average cost of a two night stay in a standard double room during January 2017, just before his inauguration, was £637, says research by FairFX, the currency provider. But a two night break in January 2018, one year on, can be secured for just £237. As room rates are not fixed, but determined by supply and demand, it suggests that Trump's first year as president has had a negative impact on his hotel empire.
  5. 5. Thumbs down for cheating husband

    A plane bound for Bali from Doha was forced to make an unscheduled stop in India after a woman became disruptive when she discovered mid-flight that her husband was having an affair. The Iranian couple, flying with their child, where en-route to Denpasar for a holiday when the woman allegedly used the thumb of her sleeping husband to unlock his phone, where she found evidence of his infidelity. Passengers said the woman, who was reportedly intoxicated, became unruly and despite efforts from the crew to calm her down the pilot requested the Qatar Airways flight divert to Chennai.
  6. 6. Air New Zealand flying high again

    The world's best airline for 2018 is no stranger to the accolade, picking up the gong recently for the fifth year running. Air New Zealand was placed number one on the planet by airlineratings.com in its annual assessment of the world's carriers, ranking ahead of it's antipodean rivals Qantas as well as Singapore Airlines. Virgin Atlantic was the only European carrier to get a look in at the top 10, coming in fifth behind its Down Under sibling Virgin Australia in fourth. Etihad, All Nippon Airways, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines completed the list.
  7. 7. In meltdown over Hitler waxwork

    A museum in Indonesia has been forced to remove a life-size waxwork of Adolf Hitler, with which visitors were able to pose for a photo or selfie. Human Rights Watch said the attraction in front on an image of the entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp at the De Mata Trick Eye Museum on the island of Java was "sickening." The figure had apparently been on display since 2014 and was initially defended by the museum as "fun", but was removed amid an outcry.
  8. 8. Every second counts with Japanese trains

    Here's a lesson for our train companies... in an illustration of the high esteem with which Japan holds punctuality, one of its companies has apologised after a train departed 20 seconds early. A service on the Tsukuba Express line that links Tokyo and Tsukuba had been scheduled to leave at 9.44.40 local time, but instead left at 9.44.20. Management said that it had not received complaints but wanted to "sincerely apologise." The mistake was down to human error, when a worker failed to check the timetable.
  9. 9. City bans the beer bikes

    Beer bicycles, a staple for stag and hen dos across the cities of Europe, have been prohibited in Amsterdam. A district court said the pedal-powered mobile bars, which seat up to 12, caused traffic disruption and antisocial behaviour. Residents have welcomed the ban - last year around 6,000 locals signed a petition calling for their removal from the city's streets. The bike operators who also offer a prosecco version and charge upwards of £265 for a 90 minute tour, say they will appeal against the ruling.
  10. 10. Easy money for heavy baggage

    Checking in a suitcase on an easyJet flight will now cost from £18 to £68 return after the airline adopted a new tiered baggage policy. Passengers travelling with smaller bags could pay less - a case weighing under 15kg will now cost between £8.99 and £29.99 each way, depending on the route and date of the flight. Research carried out by the airline found that almost half of its passengers checked in luggage weighing less than 15kg. Those with heavier bags should pay more and the weight limit has risen from 20kg to 23kg, but so has the price between £13.99 and £33.99 one way. The charges will only apply to new bookings.

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  1. 2 FREE nights at the Round Hill Hotel And Villas

    Like a cashmere sweater, Round Hill in Montego Bay, Jamaica is exquisite to experience but not the least bit showy. This Caribbean resort, a former 100 acre pineapple, allspice and coconut plantation, subscribes to the old moneyed attitude of why flaunt what you have always had? Round Hill is perfect for a romantic retreat, a family vacation that is simply stunning. Returning guests, year after year, are its greatest testimony. 2 FREE nights on a Bed & Breakfast 7 night stay with flights included. Valid for deps 16 Apr - 14 Jun 2018.
  2. Save £400pp at the LUX* South Ari Atoll

    An island resort surrounded by a crystal-clear lagoon and blue ocean, LUX* South Ari Atoll is the place for a real break, far removed from the bustle of modern life. Set in the perfect location for swimming and snorkelling and close to the Maldives' best dive sites, the resort's exclusive Water Villas stand on stilts over the lagoon. LUX* South Ari Atoll is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives with 4km of beach front and the island is just 25 minutes from Malé by seaplane. Save £400pp on a Bed & Breakfast basis staying 7 nights with flights included. Valid for deps 06 May - 30 Jun 2018.
  3. Double Carnival Magic in Brazil - Save £300pp

    Situated in the historical centre of Salvador at the Pelourinho district, whose centre has UNESCO cultural heritage. There are many interesting sites and monuments from the Portuguese colonial times such as the Sao Bento Monastery, the Modern Art museum and the Jorge Amado Foundation. The Convento Do Camo Hotel in Salvador is one of the newest properties available In its former days it was a Convent dating back to the sixteenth Century. Save £300pp on a Bed & Breakfast basis staying 10 nights with flights included. Valid for Valid for deps 08 Feb - 08 Feb 2018.
  4. Journey Along California's Coast

    Think about the best road trips in America and a journey along Highway One, the Pacific coast route between Los Angeles and San Francisco, will probably be top of the list. On this seven day tour you begin in the City of Angles having time to see all the sights before heading up the coast to Santa Barbara then on the beautiful Carmel and Monterey before ending the trip in San Francisco. Our offer includes flights and car hire included on this tour PLUS kids go FREE! Valid for deps 01 Jan - 23 Mar 2018.
  5. The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi (Grand Canal) - Save 30%

    The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is strategically positioned between Mussafah and Maqta's bridges right across from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and a 25-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Save 30% with our offer including a Deluxe Room, Bed & Breakfast and flights.
  6. Visit Perth and Save £100pp

    Lots of visitors to Australia stop in Perth to experience all that this great oceanside city has to offer before or after heading off to other famous Down Under destinations like Sydney, Melbourne, the Great Barrier Reef and Ayers Rock in the Red Centre. But for anyone wanting to enjoy the best of the west coast of Oz, then this 11 day explorer tour is just perfect and will take you to lots of memorable places. choice between soft sands and a huge pool, the resort provides endless opportunities from a vast array of dining opportunities to activities galore. Save £100pp PLUS 4WD Car hire when you travel 1 May - 29 Jun 2018.

My Favourite Holiday

TV game show host Alexander Armstrong doesn't think holidays are pointless... as long as his wife is with him

What do you like about holidays? I love having a purpose when I go away, but guilt driven tourism is not for me. I'd take lying by the pool doing nothing over aimlessly wandering the streets clutching a guide book.

Places you have loved visiting? Italy's dark underbelly is enlightening and during a recent TV series I loved investigating the tunnels, crevasses and dungeons, including one in Naples where we had to negotiate cave moths. I also found Massachusetts absurdly beautiful and amazing. I recently went to a densely forested place there called The Birches, about 15 minutes from Boston, to a Glyndebourne-style music festival called Tanglewood.

What country made the most impression on you? Greenland, which is bleak but extraordinary. The polar icecap there is formed from layers of snow from centuries and millennia ago and the weight that is now compacted is phenomenal. Its pink and orange clouds were beautiful.

Where was the best place you ever stayed? It was in Positano's Sirenuse Hotel. We had our honeymoon there and it's not so much the luxury that appeals but the location, surrounded by the orange trees and blossoms.

What was the best meal you've had on holiday? It was at the world's most northerly Michelin-starred restaurant, called Huset Svalbard. It's located on the closest stretch of land to the North Pole and after a hard spell filming, we enjoyed fabulous proper posh nosh there. The theatre and sheer incongruity of the occasion made it so memorable.

What about airlines? I used to think that all budget airlines were horrible, but now I make a distinction after a harrowingly depressing experience with Ryanair two years ago. I was staggered by how badly we were treated. It genuinely felt like the staff didn't care.

How about Christmas holidays? I used to think that Christmas without cold was wrong, but in Singapore with my brother it was fantastic. Seeing the huge snowmen and displays of reindeer skiing down Nathan Road still made us feel Christmassy.

Your worst holiday nightmare? I have a lingering dread of coming back through passport control on the return journey from a holiday. I hate that "cattle-passage" feeling about the security process and the prospect of an hour-long wait at the end of your trip.

What don't you like about travelling? Not having my wife with me. It simply isn't the same when I am on my own. I've been to some lovely places but if she's not with me it just doesn't feel like a holiday to me. I miss her terribly.

Your holiday wish? My biggest holiday travel dream is is to do a big trip down the West coast of America driving a Cadillac.

For the full interview see Telegraph online

What people are saying

A selection of customer comments from Trustpilot

  • Superb service with DialAFlight!

    I contacted Michelle Dooler at DialAFlight for the first time earlier this year following recommendation from a friend. Michelle arranged our holiday which was a safari in Madikwe, city stop in Cape Town and beach break in Mauritius. I can't recommend Michelle and her colleague Morgan Hewson highly enough!! Michelle was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. From booking flights to hotels to car transfers and excursions, everything was dealt with and it meant that we could enjoy our awesome holiday without having to worry about anything but enjoying ourselves! Morgan was also really helpful in Michelle's absence. I'm already looking forward to contacting Michelle to arrange my 2018 holiday. Thank you thank you THANK YOU for everything!!

    Lisa Le Page gave DialAFlight 5 stars on Trust Pilot. Sparkling footnote: Lisa's name was pulled out of the hat in our monthly Trust Pilot draw and a case of Prosecco is on its way.
  • We have been clients of DialAFlight...

    We have been clients of DialAFlight for so many years it is almost boring to continue to write how excellent their service is. Flights... always good deals, full information provided, courtesy calls to check all is well before departure. Hotels... always great value, always in great locations. Car hire... always better deals than we can find on line, never surprised by hidden extras at pick-up. Service... Ryan looks after us superbly with plenty of helpful suggestions. My recent trip to Auckland confirmed they are as good as ever.

    Michael Spencer gave DialAFlight 5 stars on Trust Pilot.
  • Best of both worlds

    We've used DialAFlight on a couple of occasions now and have been very impressed with their service

    Normally I like to research everything myself and book the flights and hotels to fit in exactly with what we want to do, much preferring this to having a package holiday.

    DialAFlight give the best of both worlds, I can still tell them what I want to do and let them know if I want to change anything and meanwhile there's the reassurance that they're there if there are any problems. Oh, and they seem to find good deals that I can't too.

    Many thanks to Debbie Frost for looking after our 2 bookings so far, I'm sure there will be more to come!

    Darrell Tarbuck gave DialAFlight 5 stars on Trust Pilot.
  • I have used DialAFlight now for the past 5 years

    I have used DialAFlight now for the past 5 years and I am again very pleased with their service, I can always speak to someone and their knowledge is excellent. They ring a few days before your holiday just to make sure everything is in order. On one occasion I broke my shoulder two days before going away and I phoned DialAFlight and they organised help for me on my journey both ways. Nothing is too much trouble. I have recommended them to my sister this year and she was very impressed. When organising a trip it is nice to speak to someone, even in this day and age!! Will use them again. Thank you Lance.

    Anne Snuggs gave DialAFlight 5 stars on Trust Pilot.

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