Have you been wondering what’s going on in the world of travel this week? Well wonder no more!
We’ve put together some of this week’s must-see stories – plus don’t forget to scroll down to take advantage of our top holiday deals of the week.
If you’re considering a luxurious city break before the end of the year, you might want to think about a trip to Warsaw. The Polish capital has been named the cheapest European city for a five-star break, with the average cost being just £84 per night. Thessaloniki in Greece and the Romanian capital of Bucharest are also great options for a budget break. At the other end of the scale, the average cost of a one-night stay at five-star accommodation in London, Florence or Paris will set you back over £300.
What annoys you most about staying in a hotel with the family? Well, new research has shown that more than one in 10 parents get infuriated by other guests not controlling their rowdy children. It seems the behaviour of other people staying at the hotel, as well as the intolerance of hotel staff, are other gripes that parents have while holidaying abroad. Child-friendly facilities are at the top of many parent’s wish list with 60 per cent of those asked thinking hotels should provide menus for kids, while four out of 10 people would like some kind of games room or club for their children.
If you like the idea of ordering a cocktail served by a robot, you might want to book a trip on a Royal Caribbean Quantum cruise ship. The new high-tech ship features a Bionic Bar allowing guests to order their drinks via a tablet, which will then be created by a robotic arm. The bar is not the only modern feature on-board though, as travellers will also be able to take advantage of digital wristbands and virtual sea views in some cabins.
They may not be the ones booking the holiday but kids have their own ideas about what makes the perfect getaway – and they seem to be a bit different to their parents. Surprisingly, more than seven out of 10 children said they’d rather have a holiday that didn’t involve a plane journey, while only one in 20 cares about sunshine. Theme parks, water parks and a sandy beach were some of the most important features for youngsters, while long walks and car journeys are also a big turn-off.
A Royal Send-Off
The HDC community may want to sit next to the likes of Billy Connolly and Robbie Williams on the plane, but a recent survey has revealed that most Brits would prefer to accompany a member of the Royal Family. That’s right, 13.5 per cent of people would like to travel with royalty with Kate Middleton and Prince William being the most popular choices. Also making the top 10 is George Clooney, Elvis Presley and David Beckham, while Marilyn Monroe is the only non-royal female on the list.
Which celebrity would you most like to sit next to on a flight? Let us know below!
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*All deals accurate at the time of writing (29/08/2014)