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Holiday dreaming with Amadeus.net…

by Clare Mansell
Holiday dreaming with Amadeus.net…

Recently Facebook seems to be full of photos of people enjoying winter sunshine. Whether it’s Australia or the Caribbean, the photos of flip flops and beaches have got me thinking about holidays again. It would be lovely if we could get away for a family trip this year, not just for the sunshine, but also for the change of scene and the new experiences that travel brings with it.

 

Unusually for us we’ve actually been living in the same house in the same country for two years now which is a first! Jim actually may have quite a large chunk of the summer off work this year, so there’s a possibility (theoretically at least) that we could do some traveling, but where to go?

A few months ago I wrote about Amadeus.net, a website that allows you to build trips around the best priced flights. Since that post in the autumn they have upgraded their search facility and asked me to take a look.  Amadeus.net not only allows you to compare flight prices across the year from multiple airlines, but you can also take inspiration from the trip plans that other users are building and perhaps investigate a holiday destination you might not have otherwise considered.

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What I found fascinating was how affordable some destinations are. My brother-in-law is running the Paris marathon in the spring and I’m quite tempted for us all to join my sister’s family for a long weekend.  Using the website I was able to compare the price and departure times of several airlines that fly that route. Budget airlines were surprisingly close in price to more traditional airlines and I know which one I’d rather travel on if the difference in cost is minimal!

Of course Sydney and South Africa also look a little tempting, but we might need to start small and build up to that! Have you made any plans for trips in 2015 yet?

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6 comments

Nancy January 21, 2015 - 11:23 pm

Come back to Canada – summer in the Maritimes is lovely. PEI is a gorgeous place with lots of sandy beaches and fabulous activities for kids Theo’s age. You can rent a cottage for a reasonable price and lots of airlines have reasonable direct flights to Halifax. And for you – I know where all the quilt stores are 🙂 We would love to see you.

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Lorraine January 22, 2015 - 6:29 pm

This is a brilliant post! Only lately was I saying how this year I would like to travel a bit more. Always thought that it would be costly and a hazard but that website makes it look like planning will be so much easier. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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lisa prince January 22, 2015 - 6:56 pm

ive actually checked this out , would love to be able to get Away but money is not gonna stretch that far

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COnnie January 22, 2015 - 7:08 pm

I’m Sending you Some sunshine from Mexico ! 🙂 xx

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Nell@PigeonPairandMe.com January 31, 2015 - 2:14 pm

We haven’t sorted our summer yet, but I’m dying to get some destinations lined up. This looks like a great service.

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Nell@PigeonPairandMe.com January 31, 2015 - 2:16 pm

We haven’t sorted out our summer hols yet, and I’m dying to get some destinations pencilled in. This looks like a really useful service.

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