ATOL stands for Air Travel Organiser’s Licence and by law every UK-based travel company that sells air holidays has to have one and issue an ATOL certificate as soon as customers pay any money towards their trip.
If an ATOL protected travel company goes under, the people who’ve booked holidays with it will be protected. That means you won’t lose your money and if you’re abroad at the time you’ll be flown home. So take your ATOL certificate with you and keep it handy – Just in case.
Not all holiday insurance covers travel firm collapse, so if you want your family break to be fully financially protected, check for ATOL protection BEFORE you book –and remember not all air holidays sold in the UK are ATOL protected.
It’s easy to find out if your travel company is ATOL protected. Just click here
Time is precious, especially when juggling things around like little ones. Researching and booking a holiday or short break can be time-consuming and frustrating, with time spent trawling through travel websites, brochures and Trip Advisor.
If you’re looking to book a holiday I can help deliver the holiday of your dreams…tell me the type of holiday you would like, dates and your budget and leave the rest to me.
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It’s not surprising therefore that they have now launched a new TUI Airways Dreamliner flight from Doncaster Sheffield airport to Orlando Sanford in Florida. The Boeing 787 took off for the first flight at 10:30 on 4 May 2019 with excited passengers and crew on board.
Dawn Wilson, Managing Director of TUI Airways said: “We are so excited to be launching flights from Doncaster Sheffield to Florida today as we know how popular Florida is for UK holidaymakers and the importance of flying from a local airport.
“We’re always looking at ways to provide a seamless, end-to-end experience for our customers, which is why we continue to introduce more and more fantastic destinations from regional airports.
“We are also delighted to be announcing a brand-new summer 2020 route from Doncaster Sheffield to Girona, a popular Spanish destination which will operate alongside another long-haul favourite Cancun, Mexico. We are confident customers will benefit from our continued growth at Doncaster Sheffield airport.”
We’re yet to visit Florida, but with the possibility of a local flight, I think it just got a lot easier. We love flying from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, so this is great news for families!
“Have stayed in Sequoia Lodge and Hotel Cheyanne, both were nice but personally preferred Sequoia Lodge, it was quite a bit more money but had a lovely indoor pool and nice bar area. We have always flown with Jet 2 and then caught the local train from the airport which takes you right into the resort. We also book the flights separately from the hotel booking as it has always come out cheaper”
“Would recommend the Cheyenne- it’s one of the cheapest, but perfect for the amount of time you actually spend in the room! We traveled by Eurostar – it was really straight forward – would recommend buying the ‘half board’ food vouchers too- as it’s a lot more expensive when you are there! ”
“We have been to seqouia four times and love it. We are going again in the next holiday. Lovely and cosy feel to it. We have flown twice and gone on eurostar twice. Again this next time we are going on euro star. It takes u straight into the park. They take your luggage to the hotel too! You also get extra time on your departure day too as train does not go till 6.40ish. The plane is normally lunchtime so you get up and go. Depends what u want. I just love the eurostar and sequioa. If u stay in a disney hotel you also get magic hours before everyone else. Normally between 8-10 on a morning. I booked this trip last july and got a good deal. Upgraded the train for a small amount and upgraded the room too.”
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Puerto pollensa!!!! Loads of kids and it’s flat…long beach with shallow waters!!! Were going end of may I love it there
Ferrera Beach aparthotel near cala d’or. We went last year and loved it. Fab kids club and amazing all inc food. All staff so friendly too
We went to First Choice Holiday Village in Cala Millor this year and it was absolutely brilliant – went with my sister too so we had a 5 year old, 2 x 2.5s and a 1! And there was loads for all of them entertainment was top notch and restaurants plenty to choose from!
Check out pirate village in Santa Ponsa, we went this year and booked for next year too.. Mine are 2, 7 and 10 and they all loved it. Pirate themed hotel, pirate invasion
Around the pool twice a week, great kids clubs and entertainment day and night
“We went to pirates village in Majorca last year, pirate themed, all inclusive. entertainment, kids club and pool were fantastic, around pool is invaded by pirates twice a week, we have booked again for next year, jet2 fly there from Leeds Bradford and prices very reasonable. Without wanting to sound like a snob we have struggled to find a fab family hotel with all stuff the kids love that’s not tacky and rowdy.This is fab ” MS Oct 2013
“Pirates Village is great; it’s not a luxurious holiday- it is definitely 3 star, but the kids loved it. The hotel looks great; the kids eyes were out on stalks when we pulled up! The rooms have a twin bedroom, a decent sized bathroom then a living room with 2 single sofabeds, a mini kitchen and balcony. All a bit basic and a touch dated but really clean so I wasn’t bothered. The hotel was full when we were there (Oct/Nov half term); the people were all from the north east, dead friendly but the all inclusive buffet was a bit of a scrum.
There was a nice variety of foods each meal but some people seemed to eat mountains of chips and chicken nuggets and the queueing got a bit irritating with a 2 and 4 year old so we ate out a bit. The pool was fab- a bit cold when we were there but that was November!
All in all I’d go again but maybe in a year or 2 when the kids were a tad older- the evening entertainment started at 8/8.30pm which was just a bit late for my 2. The booze was fine- I was expecting it to be a bit ropey but was pleasantly surprised. Majorca is beautiful too- we were only there 4 nights but I’d love to hire a car and go exploring next time. The resort is probably about 30km from Palma Airport. Take pirates outfits for your kids too!”