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Brexit and British Passport Holders

The uncertainty of Brexit leaves many questions unanswered.  One question is how will this affect travel to the EU for British passport holders and in truth we just do not know.  However, it might be worth just checking the validity of your passport.  Especially if you intend going on holiday to Europe this summer.  We are recommending that if your passport has less than 6 months validity  from your intended departure date from Europe then you obtain a new passport.

Fake bookings – be warned!

Holiday makers are being warned about fraudsters who place false adverts on accommodation websites.

In 2017 over 4700 travellers have been defrauded which is a 25% rise on the year before and cost on average £1500.00 per person.

The fraudsters place adverts on legitimate websites offering cheap tickets or accommodation and once you have paid they disappear.

This problem highlights the reason we at Avocet Travel Management are members of ABTA. Having this accreditation means your money is safe so before going ahead and booking that real bargain check out the credentials of the company and be sure you are dealing with a legitimate company before parting with any money.  If it looks too good to be true – it probably is!

Banyan Tree signs innovative partnership with Accor


Banyan Tree Holdings has announced that it has entered into an agreement with AccorHotels designed to allow the French hospitality giant to design and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels around the world. AccorHotels will invest an initial €16 million in Singapore-based Banyan Tree and both parties will then co-develop the brands owned by Banyan Tree.

Article from Breaking Travel News Friday 9th December 2016


Virgin Atlantic to add new Los Angeles flights from Spring 2017

Beginning May 2017, Virgin Atlantic will fly three times a day between London Heathrow and Los Angeles, creating greater choice of flights for customers during the peak summer travel season. All three services on this route will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft – Virgin Atlantic’s most fuel-efficient aircraft, offering three cabin classes, including fully flat bed and aisle access seats in Upper Class.

To book your flights from London to LA call Avocet Travel Management.



Fancy New Years Eve in Abu Dhabi ?? Coldplay to see in New Year at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

FLASH Entertainment, the Middle East’s premier live events company, announced earlier that Coldplay will return to Abu Dhabi to celebrate the New Year with their UAE fans. The event, on Saturday, December 31st, will take place at the du Arena, Yas Island. Coldplay’s show forms part of the A Head Full of Dreams Tour, presented by du Live! and brought to Abu Dhabi by FLASH Entertainment in association with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s vibrant entertainment and leisure destination.


Contact Avocet Travel Management to make this happen.


Makeover for Holiday Inn Northampton West

Holiday Inn Northampton West, part of the Splendid Hospitality Group, has been transformed and revitalised thanks to a £2 million makeover. The hotel, located just a two-minute drive from the M1, now boasts 66 newly decorated rooms and a stunning Open Lobby design in the hotel’s reception area.


To make a reservation please contact  Avocet Travel Management.


Vietnam Airlines receives latest Boeing Dreamliner

Boeing and Vietnam Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the flag carrier’s tenth 787-9 Dreamliner. “Vietnam Airlines is proud to welcome our 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner on behalf of Vietnam Airlines, only 16 months after we took delivery of the first of these state-of-the-art new aircraft,” said Phan Xuan Duc, executive vice president, Vietnam Airlines.


Visit Vietnam contact us today to arrange your trip