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Working Abroad as Chalet Staff

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It’s one of the best jobs for anyone who is crazy about skiing or snowboarding – working a winter season as chalet staff in the Alpine ski resorts. Traditionally this was a role undertaken by women only and the staff were known as “chalet girls” but times have changed and now just as many men are taking the opportunity to pack up their skis and head off to France or Switzerland for the winter.

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Best Ski Resorts in Europe

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Thousands of us head off to the European slopes every year for a holiday in the snow, and the ski market is growing quickly. Resorts fall in and out of fashion, but what doesn’t change is the variety of skiing on offer, and the other facilities offered by the European resorts. If you’re struggling to decide which resort is right for your next ski or snowboard holiday, here are some of the best.






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Best Travel Apps

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Nearly 70% of UK adults now own a smartphone, and the number of apps which you can buy is booming. It’s easy to clutter up the screen and memory of your smartphone with any number of apps which say they will help you travel smarter and easier, but which ones are really worth downloading?






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Trendy Holiday Destinations for 2017

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Have you started thinking about your summer holiday for next year yet? If you’re the sort of person who likes to plan in advance and bag the cheap flights and free child places, you probably have. Just like everything else, holiday destinations fall in and out of fashion for various reasons. Two years ago the hipsters were holidaying in Croatia or Mexico – but where are the up and coming destinations for 2017?






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Pros and Cons of All-Inclusive

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The all-inclusive holiday market is booming. A business model which a decade ago was confined to upmarket resorts in the Caribbean has now been rolled out across resorts closer to home. 25% of all holidays booked are now all-inclusive, and that percentage just keeps growing. If you’re one of the customers thinking about booking an all-inclusive holiday for your next foreign break, here are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of holiday.






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Best Winter Sun Destinations

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Long, wet and cold British winters can be thoroughly depressing. Often the best way to recharge your batteries is to have a couple of weeks away in the sunshine, and the growing number of winter sun destinations easily reachable from the UK gives more flexibility than ever for your winter sun holiday.






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Is Iran the Next Big Holiday Destination?

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Adventurous travellers are always looking for the next “hot” destination, that one place on the globe which is undiscovered, unspoiled and offers a holiday experience unlike no other. Until recently, only the most dedicated travellers even contemplated visiting Iran, and had to jump through endless bureaucratic hoops to be granted a tourist visa. However, the signing of the historic nuclear deal between Iran and the G6 in 2015, and the reestablishment of a UK embassy in Tehran means that the country is rapidly becoming more open to the idea of Western tourism.






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World’s Most Expensive City Break Destinations

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The boom in budget airlines over the last 20 years has made it easier than ever to jet off to European cities for the weekend without having to travel through London first. Destinations like Riga, Belgrade, Krakow or Milan are now as popular for city breaks as more visited cities like Paris or Berlin, and the choice is growing all the time. European cities vary widely in their affordability though, and a recent survey has revealed the most expensive cities in Europe for a city break or long weekend.






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Are Cruises Just for The Retired?

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Have you ever been on a cruise? The number of UK people taking a cruise in 2015 hit an all-time high, and with all of the major cruise companies investing in bigger and better ships to serve the UK market, this number is set to rise. So if you’ve never considered a cruise holiday, perhaps it’s the time to set sail on your next holiday.






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Airport Hacks

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Often the most stressful part of going on holiday is the actual trip to your destination. Lengthy flight delays or hassles getting through security are not the ideal start to any holiday, so we’ve compiled a few airport hacks to help you breeze through the airport and save a bit of money too.






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