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August 2012 News Articles

The Fabulous Miss Minogue!

Posted in Announcements

August 31, 2012 at 14:12

Gracing the cover of our September/October issue of our in-flight magazine, JetAway, is none other than the fabulous Miss Kylie Minogue! Inside is an interview covering her three decades in the spotlight.

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Vineyard Tours – A New Dimension to the Costas

Posted in Announcements

August 31, 2012 at 10:01

Not so long ago the wine that we associated with Spain was the stuff that we drank on holiday and thought very little of however, these days Spanish wine is found on family dinner tables around the world.
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Dubrovnik – One of the Most Romantic Cities in the World

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August 30, 2012 at 09:33

Dubrovnik may not be the first city that springs to mind when you are looking for a romantic city break, but believe it or not this beautiful and underrated city has been voted the third most romantic city in the world.  The city has been commended for its beauty and its timelessness.
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Five Great Days Out in Tenerife

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 29, 2012 at 16:26

There’s no doubt that Tenerife is a perennial holiday favourite. Great beaches, year-round sunshine, the warm sea, vibrant resorts, they all add up to make it a great choice for all ages.
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Berlin - Basking in Boosting Tourism

Posted in Announcements

August 29, 2012 at 10:34

Airlines have been carrying an increased number of visitors into the city of Berlin lately, though these are not all your usual tourists looking for a memorable city break.  It would appear that Berlin is becoming something of a conference and exhibition centre on a grand scale.
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New Hope for Venice with 'Injection' Plan

Posted in Announcements

August 28, 2012 at 10:13

Venice has long been a major tourist destination, but rising water levels in recent years have put the city under threat. The sight of the city's grand squares flooded with seawater has put fear into many a fond traveller's heart, but a new plan to inject seawater into wells around the city could be the answer.
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Following in the Footsteps of Pisa

Posted in Announcements

August 24, 2012 at 10:15

Everyone is aware of the famous tower in the centre of Pisa which lists in a gravity defying way to the side, but what not many people are aware of is that the Colosseum is following its lead.
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Self-Catering in Spain – A Totally Cost Effective Holiday

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August 23, 2012 at 09:44

Most people don’t realise that the cost of a self-catering holiday can vary greatly from one country to the next.  For example, recent research has shown that often a self-catering holiday in a country such as Cyprus can cost almost twice as much as a Spanish self-catering holiday.
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A Weekend in Paris

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 22, 2012 at 17:04

For a leisurely weekend soaking up the atmosphere, make for the Left Bank to the south of the stunning River Seine. This used to be the bohemian cultural centre of Paris, drawing artists, writers and philosophers as well as students from all over the world. Today there’s rather less philosophy but the charm of the past underpins today’s Parisian chic.
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Madeira, the Garden Island

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 22, 2012 at 16:11

A haven of peace for European nobility and aristocracy in the past, Madeira today seems ever more beautiful. The island’s fabulous landscape of towering mountains, dramatic cliffs, deep valleys, luxurious green forests and spectacular waterfalls forms a backdrop for countless gardens and parks while its traditional towns and villages retain a distinctly old world charm.
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Eat, Drink and Be Merry in Tenerife

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 22, 2012 at 15:46

It has to be said that knockout food and wine have never been considered highlights of a visit to Tenerife, a popular Jet2.com destination. Now though, more visitors are beginning to realise that there is much more to this Canary Island than sun, sea, sand and the odd volcano.
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New! Manchester to Corfu and Menorca for Summer 2013!

Posted in New Routes

August 22, 2012 at 15:10

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have launched two exciting new destinations for summer 2013 from Manchester Airport to the popular holiday islands of Corfu and Menorca, bringing the northern leisure airline’s destination total to 38.

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Paris Street Food: Taco Trucks Take Over

Posted in Announcements

August 22, 2012 at 09:26

Gourmet tacos and Paris are two ideas that don't naturally flow together, but for travellers taking advantage of cheap flights to Paris they're likely to become a familiar sight. The latest food craze has finally hit the streets of the world's cuisine capital.
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When in Nice, Visit a Boat Called Bluebird

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 21, 2012 at 16:54

There can’t be too many people for whom the revving of an airplane engine or the smell of engine oil are more enjoyable than the flight itself, but they are for Gina Campbell, daughter of the late Donald Campbell CBE who was tragically killed on Coniston Water in 1967 while attempting to set a new world water speed record.
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Our Family Holiday to Ibiza

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 21, 2012 at 16:20

What makes the Balearic island of Ibiza such a great all-year round holiday destination? We asked myJet2 members Angela and James Hodgson from Denby Dale near Huddersfield to share their recent holiday experience.
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Ski Lovers - Find Your Perfect Ski Break This Winter with J...

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 21, 2012 at 15:49

Fly to Chambéry or Geneva and you’ll soon be on the slopes experiencing some of the world’s best skiing and snowboarding. Our destinations give you access to over 30 fabulous European ski resorts. Here’s a low-down on just a few…
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Going Back in Time with Majorca’s Orange Blossom Express

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 21, 2012 at 15:33

Chug your way back in time on a scenic train tour through dramatic mountains, picturesque villages and flowering orange and lemon groves.
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Costa Dorada

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 21, 2012 at 14:47

A family favourite this Easter. Looking for a destination with something for everyone this Easter? Your search is over. Spain’s Costa Dorada has a treat in store for each and every member of the family...
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Where2 in Prague?

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 21, 2012 at 14:38

Known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, Prague is one of Europe’s most beautiful and  cosmopolitan cities – and its compactness makes it a great winter break destination. Peter Ellegard explores what it has to offer.
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Winter Wonderland on the Canary Islands

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 21, 2012 at 14:29

Visit Tenerife in February and you can’t miss the 14 day winter festival of music, mayhem, marching bands and... a sardine.
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Things To Do and See Around Málaga for Next to Nothing!

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 21, 2012 at 12:22

Sightseeing can be a pricey business, so for savvy travellers and those on a budget, here are some low-cost attractions to enjoy in and around Málaga. After all, your wallet deserves a holiday too.
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Party on Paphos!

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 21, 2012 at 11:24

Paphos really comes alive when the sun goes down! For those seeking a fun-packed holiday with full-on night life, then Paphos won’t let you down. With bars and clubs a plenty, it’s fast becoming a party destination. Of course, this being Cyprus, there’s always a more relaxing alternative. If you’d rather chill out and people-watch, you’ll find plenty of places to kick back as you take in the surroundings...
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Italian Lakes Driving Tour

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 21, 2012 at 11:14

Melissa Shales found a world filled with real dictators, fictional spies and operatic arias when she and her partner set off on a driving tour through the dramatic mountain landscape around Italy’s Lake Garda.
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Prague – The Fashionable Place for a City Break

Posted in Announcements

August 21, 2012 at 10:41

Known as the City of a Hundred Spires, in relation to its impressive spire filled skyline, the city of Prague is the undeniable jewel of Eastern Europe.  The city has been attracting visitors looking to enjoy both short city breaks and longer holidays for the past fifteen years, and looks set to hold its attraction for visitors from all over the world for many years to come.
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Geneva, Chambèry & Salzburg - Last minute ski trips

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 20, 2012 at 15:58

There’s still time to book a last minute ski flight with Jet2.com – the question is where to go? Here, the team from The Ski Club of Great Britain give their low-down on the resorts for best late season skiing.
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Tenerife Becomes Top Workout Destination

Posted in Announcements

August 20, 2012 at 10:14

The sun-drenched island of Tenerife is well-known for attracting beach lovers... but not usually sport lovers. This could be due to change though, as one of the world's most popular tourist destinations is gaining a reputation for its athletic training potential.
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Tenerife Growing in Popularity with UK Holidaymakers

Posted in Announcements

August 17, 2012 at 10:05

New figures released by the Tenerife Tourism Corporation have revealed a sharp rise in the number of UK visitors to the island in 2011 compared with the previous year.
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British Indoor Ski Champions Take Flight with Jet2.com

Posted in Ski

August 16, 2012 at 11:47

Jet2.com is helping winners of the British Indoor Ski Championships celebrate with ski flights for the coming winter season.

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Plan your City Break to Take in Budapest’s Sziget Festival

Posted in Announcements

August 16, 2012 at 10:01

There are lots of reasons to head to Budapest for a city break, but when you can combine your visit with an activity you enjoy, you will find the whole experience even more memorable.
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Brownlee Brothers – Bringing Home the Medals

Posted in Announcements

August 15, 2012 at 15:24

The Brownlee Brothers of Horsforth, West Yorkshire, just a stones throw away from our base at Leeds Bradford Airport returned home victorious this Monday as Gold and Bronze medallists in the Triathlon.

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Escape to Menorca

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 15, 2012 at 13:54

At half-term, escape to the delightful Balearic island of Menorca – just over two and a half hours away with Jet2.com from Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford or Newcastle. With Jet2.com’s pre-booked car hire you can drive straight off and explore.
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Food for the Soul in Crete

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 15, 2012 at 13:48

Whoever sets foot in Crete,” according to its greatest writer Kazantzakis, “senses his soul begin to grow”. And the best point of entry, without a doubt, is its capital, Heraklion.
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Turkish Delight

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 15, 2012 at 13:21

Melissa Shales, author of the Berlitz Guide to the Turkish Coast, helps you decide which resort near Dalaman will suit you best.
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Nature’s Edible Treasures in Nice & Toulouse

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 15, 2012 at 12:00

South-west France punches far above its weight in delectable food! Choose Nice or Toulouse as your Jet2.com gateway to discover and taste some of the world's most prized delicacies.
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Croatia - Jewel of the Adriatic

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 15, 2012 at 11:50

With its cobblestone charm and buzzing café scene, Dubrovnik is undoubtedly one of the finest, most beautifully preserved medieval cities in Europe. Sarah Woods checks out what Croatia's sunniest hot spot has to offer and discovers a historic seafaring port edged by gin-clear waters, gorgeous beaches and walkable rugged hills.
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Madeira - The Floating Garden of the Atlantic

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 15, 2012 at 11:28

Described once by Winston Churchill as a ‘floating garden’, Madeira offers a stunning green background and is considered one of Europe’s most dramatically beautiful islands.
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A Whistle-Stop Tour of Sardinia

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 15, 2012 at 10:59

This blast-from-the-past island, second largest in the Med after Sicily, is a simple, rustic land with a long sea-faring history where ancient traditions have survived throughout the centuries.
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An Insiders Guide to Paris Flea Markets

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 15, 2012 at 10:31

When spring is in the air, a trip to Paris with Jet2.com from Leeds Bradford airport offers the perfect opportunity to visit some of the city’s famous flea markets or puces.

Sarah Powell speaks to Annebelle Potin, a parisienne with a passion for the puces and life in the streets around them.

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A Melting Pot of Cultural Cuisine on the Canary Islands

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 15, 2012 at 10:22

Food and drink in the Canary Islands is a mouth watering mixture of the very best Spanish, African and Latin American cuisine.
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Off the Beaten Track in Italy?

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 15, 2012 at 10:12

Jet2.com’s Italian destination airports not only serve the vibrant cities of Rome, Milan and Pisa but are also ideal gateways to many other fascinating places, known for anything from hot springs to herbal liqueurs. Pre-book a hire car through Jet2.com to drive straight off and explore.
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Mamma Mia! Holiday on the Greek Islands

August 15, 2012 at 09:44

A family recently took inspiration from a hit Hollywood film when deciding where to take their annual holiday.
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Düsseldorf river cruises

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 14, 2012 at 17:25

Düsseldorf isn’t just a major centre of business and industry, music and the arts – with some great shopping – it’s also an embarkation point for some wonderful short trips and longer cruises up and down the often spectacular River Rhine. Fly there with Jet2.com from Leeds Bradford and you can enjoy an excursion on one of the most famous rivers in Europe.
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Under the sun in Benidorm

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 14, 2012 at 17:15

There are many reasons to enjoy a break in Benidorm - fun, culture, leisure, quality and lots of entertainment! Plus with sun all year round, it’s the perfect destination, offering something for all the family – plus, it's only a forty-five minute drive away from Alicante airport.
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South Turkey for all the family

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 14, 2012 at 17:02

Turkey’s south coast is ideal for a family holiday, but with so much choice Melissa Shales helps narrow down the options.
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Chambery, Salzburg & Geneva - Go with the snow...

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 14, 2012 at 16:12

Whether you prefer picture-postcard mountain villages or custom-built resorts, on- or off-piste skiing, boarding, airboarding, snowmobiling... or doing nothing at all, there’s a resort to suit everyone. Let Jet2.com take you there.
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Costa Del Sol – A Golfer’s Paradise, Olé in One

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 14, 2012 at 15:49

Sun, sand and tees. The Costa Del Sol is a golfer’s paradise with some of Europe’s best courses located within easy reach of Jet2.com destinations…
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Czech In For Christmas Shopping in Magical Prague

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 14, 2012 at 15:31

Prague Christmas markets are well-known for their atmosphere, warm food , music and of course hot mulled wine - they light up the city centre to offer a truly magical experience.  The main ones can be found in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square but there are many smaller markets all within ten minutes walk of each other.
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Ibiza’s In-Crowd

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 14, 2012 at 15:19

If you fancy hanging out with a glamorous crowd this summer, the Balearic Island of Ibiza is always a sure bet. Celebrities can’t resist the charms of the White Isle, famed for its clubbing and wild parties and yet increasingly home to charming agrotourism hotels and world-class spas where healing rather than hedonism is on the agenda.
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Enchanting Venice

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 14, 2012 at 15:09

Venice, ‘Venezia’ in Italian, comprises more than a hundred islets, packed closely together around its black velvet canals. The city is in a lagoon protected from the sea by a long strip of land called the Lido, but it is a sad fact that Venice is famously sinking.
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A Wild Day Out in Reus at PortAventura Theme Park

Posted in Announcements

August 14, 2012 at 11:45

In the heart of the Costa Dorada, the picturesque Spanish town of Reus has plenty to boast about from its lovely beaches to its fun-filled fiestas. However not all visitors on cheap Jet2.com flights to Reus are looking to relax, as many head off to PortAventura theme park, just 8km from the heart of Reus and famed as one of the very best theme parks in Europe.
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Innovative New Tower Planned for Venice

Posted in Announcements

August 13, 2012 at 10:01

Holidaymakers who take cheap flights to Venice in order to experience the romance of the gondolas and the tranquillity of the city’s waterways may in future also have the thrill of being able to see one of the newest and most eye-catching skyscrapers in the world.
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The Charm of Cyprus

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 10, 2012 at 11:39

It may come as a surprise that Cyprus, so well known for its sun-and-sand appeal, is an island as rich in history and culture as some of its more famous neighbours. Fly into Larnaca or Paphos, two of the island’s most popular destinations and you don’t need to go very far to experience the wonders of the ancient and medieval past, as well as quiet, unexpected corners, unspoilt by the madding crowd.
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Paris – The City of Love & the Gateway to Fun

Posted in Where2 Magazine

August 10, 2012 at 11:09

The vibrancy of the world’s style capital never ends so why not get on a cheap flight from Leeds Bradford to live the cosmopolitan lifestyle.
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Jet Off to Barcelona for a Fun Family Getaway This Summer

Posted in Announcements

August 10, 2012 at 10:01

Famous for its unique urban beach, Barcelona offers the best of a city break and a sun-drenched getaway by the sea. That’s why more and more families are taking cheap flights to Barcelona, for culture-filled adventures with plenty of opportunities to relax!
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The Food at the Heart of Cypriot Culture

Posted in Announcements

August 09, 2012 at 16:39

Food and all aspects of it play an important part of life on the island of Cyprus.  Whilst modern convenience and fast food is rearing its ugly head in just about every location on the planet, the people of Cyprus know that their diet keeps them healthy and is revered by non-Mediterranean residents with envious eyes.
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Be Captivated by Rome in Woody Allen’s New Movie

Posted in Announcements

August 08, 2012 at 09:35

Woody Allen’s movies have always taken us to beguiling destinations, but this time he’s whisking us away on a romantic Roman trip in his 42nd release, To Rome With Love.
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Jet2.com Makes Debit Cards FREE

Posted in Announcements

August 08, 2012 at 08:30

Leading leisure airline Jet2.com has made all bookings using a debit card FREE.

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Jet2holidays whisks lucky Gay Pride draw winner off to the ...

Posted in Community

August 07, 2012 at 15:10

7 August 2012 – Yorkshire’s leading package holiday specialist, Jet2holidays, made the day of one of the visitors to Leeds Gay Pride festival this weekend.

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The Other Exciting Sporting Events in Europe This Summer

Posted in Announcements

August 07, 2012 at 14:40

You can’t fail to have noticed that there’s a major sporting event in the UK this summer, but if it’s not quite your cup of tea, there are plenty of other thrilling tournaments taking place across Europe. What’s more, cheap Jet2.com flights are available to take you to the heart of all the action.
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Celebrity Spotting at Paris Fashion Week

Posted in Announcements

August 06, 2012 at 10:02

If ever there was an event designed to bring Hollywood celebrities out into the open it’s a fashion week.  It doesn’t matter whether it is in London, Paris or Milan if there is a new collection being aired by a designer, they will be there in the front row for all to spot.
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Why Children Will Love to Get an ‘Eiffel’ of Paris

Posted in Announcements

August 03, 2012 at 09:41

With so much to do and many famous landmarks to see, Paris could be the answer to your family getaway dilemmas this summer – even if you’re travelling on cheap flights to Paris with kids.
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Here Comes the Summer with Jet2holidays and Capital FM

Posted in Community, Announcements

August 02, 2012 at 16:51

Jet2holidays is currently touring the North West and North East with Capital FM on our very own double-decker bus! The “Here Comes the Summer!” campaign started in Warrington this Monday 30th July and concludes in Newcastle on Friday 10th August.

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Jet2holidays – Taking Pride in Leeds

Posted in Community

August 02, 2012 at 15:43

Come along and see us at our Jet2holidays stall supporting Yorkshire’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community at this year’s Leeds Pride, on Sunday 5th August.

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Making Music on the Spanish Costas

Posted in Announcements

August 02, 2012 at 09:42

Spain literally does have a musical heritage that goes from A-Z with bands, singers and musicians making their voices heard from Alicante to Zaragoza.  Though for some reason the music of Spain has rarely made it big in the UK.
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Jet2.com Launches 45th Destination - Croatian Gem Pula

Posted in New Routes, Announcements

August 01, 2012 at 14:59

Yorkshire’s leading leisure airline, Jet2.com, has today announced its 45th city, sun and ski destination from Leeds Bradford Airport - the Croatian gem of Pula.

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Prague Poker Festival Comes Back to Town

Posted in Announcements

August 01, 2012 at 10:31

One of Europe’s most beautiful cities will be playing host to a poker tournament unlike any other anywhere in the world.  The Prague Poker Festival will be taking place for the second year running in November, and aside from the usual poker tables there will be much more going on than the recognisable casino classic.
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Jet2holidays Offers Customers Even More Luxury

Posted in Winter Sun, Announcements

August 01, 2012 at 09:01

Leading package holiday specialist, Jet2holidays is now offering luxurious winter sun breaks in addition to a wide range of deluxe summer getaways, as part of its new 68 page Indulgent Escapes brochure.

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