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Re-Inventing Paris Hilton as She Cruises in Ibiza

Posted in Announcements

July 31, 2012 at 10:51

Love her or hate her there is something about Paris Hilton that means she doesn’t stay down for long.  Spotted recently on a friends luxury yacht moored in Ibiza she showed that she is just as comfortable spending time with her friend’s children, as she is living the jet set luxury lifestyle.
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The Quirkiest Hotels and Hostels to Discover in Berlin

Posted in Announcements

July 30, 2012 at 12:09

‘Quirky’ is an adjective that’s often used to describe Berlin, but when it comes to their places to stay, there’s no better word. Whether you’d like to stay in an artist-designed abode, a super-chic hostel or even a fake coffin, there are many weird and wonderful places to discover on cheap flights to Berlin – just don’t forget to bring an open mind!
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Venice - Grand Canals and Gondolas

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 27, 2012 at 16:17

Few places are as instantly recognisable as Venice. This must-see destination is one of the world’s most beguiling cities, with dazzling architecture, no cars, and water, water everywhere. Venice is unlike anywhere else in the world and regardless of how many pictures or films of it you may have seen, it is still an unforgettable experience to see it for yourself for the first time.
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Impressions of Croatia

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 27, 2012 at 16:09

Croatia’s stunning historic heritage, magnificent coastline and thousand islands draw tourists from all over the world. Jet2.com’s flights to Dubrovnik and Split have proved so popular that a new destination airport, Pula at the southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula, has now been introduced.
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Chambèry, Geneva, Salzburg - Great Value Ski Resort

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 27, 2012 at 15:49

Ski holidays can be expensive which is why Where2 has teamed up with Vicky Norman from The Ski Club of Great Britain to find out which ski resorts offer the best value for money.
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A Short Guide to Rome

Posted in Destination Guides

July 27, 2012 at 14:32

The Colosseum. It stands proud as one of Rome’s greatest monuments and is a must see when visiting the Eternal City.
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A Short Guide to Prague

Posted in Destination Guides

July 27, 2012 at 14:24

You might recognise the landmark behind me as one of the most iconic that Prague has to offer – the Astronomical Clock Tower.
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A Short Guide to Paris

Posted in Destination Guides

July 27, 2012 at 14:10

Affectionately known as ‘The Iron Lady’ by locals, the Eiffel Tower is an essential stop on any sightseeing trip to Paris. However if you can’t stomach a trip to the top, there are other great ways to admire the Tower.
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A Short Guide to Barcelona

Posted in Destination Guides

July 27, 2012 at 14:02

Everywhere you turn in Barcelona there are stunning works of architecture, but the building behind me is arguably one of the most beautiful of all.
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A Short Guide to Venice

Posted in Destination Guides

July 27, 2012 at 10:36

If there is one monument that encapsulates Venice best it is the one you’re looking at behind me. The Rialto Bridge exudes romance and beauty, provides access to both sides of Venice and has a few shops for good measure.
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A Blue Flag Beach Paradise

Posted in Announcements

July 27, 2012 at 09:14

A blue flag award for a beach indicates that the beach has met and maintained excellent standards of cleanliness, management, environmental awareness and water quality ensuring that those who make use of the beach have the very best experience possible.
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Passionate About Jersey

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 26, 2012 at 17:26

“Travel writer Tina Ediss has been coming to Jersey since she was a teenager. As an adult she brought her family who loved it too. Here she shares her passion for the island”
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An Insider’s Guide to Budapest at Christmas

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 26, 2012 at 17:17

Hungary’s imposing capital astride the Danube is one of the most stunning cities in Europe and it comes alive in winter as the festive season approaches. Where2 asked Budapester István Margetin for some tips for a pre-Christmas visit.
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Shopping in Rome

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 26, 2012 at 17:10

Whether for window- or ‘real’ shopping, Rome is a wonderful destination. Italian flair makes everything look special while the sheer range of designer clothes, quality silk and knitwear, homeware, leatherware and jewellery is breathtaking – and there’s plenty that’s affordable too.
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Discover Düsseldorf

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 26, 2012 at 16:45

What’s to do in Düsseldorf? Plenty – and it’s only one and a half hours away by air from Leeds Bradford airport! Choose an early, mid- or late summer Jet2.com flight to this lively city on the banks of the River Rhine and you’ll be spoiled for choice.
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Christmas Shopping in the Big Apple

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 26, 2012 at 15:42

New York City is a dream tourist destination at any time for its famous buildings and museums, iconic landmarks and fantastic parks, but for shopping it just has to be pre-Christmas. If you want to shop ‘til you drop, the Big Apple is the place to do it... and Jet2.com is offering some very special shopping breaks and holidays at really brilliant prices to tempt you!
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Cheap Flights to Prague Aren’t Just for Grown-Ups

Posted in Announcements

July 26, 2012 at 09:40

When many people think of Prague, cheap beers and wild nights out often come to mind. While these things certainly are to be found in Prague, there are also a surprising number of attractions to keep younger visitors entertained, making cheap Jet2.com flights to Prague a great option for a family getaway this summer.
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Springtime in Majorca

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 25, 2012 at 17:32

Thoughts turn to short breaks in the sun with the first signs of spring and this is the ideal time to visit Palma, capital city of Majorca, or Mallorca as it’s called in Spain. With its beautiful old Gothic quarter, fascinating Roman and Moorish remains, and great cafés, bars and restaurants, it’s the ideal destination – and Jet2.com offers flights from all its UK regional bases. Early in the season the weather is perfect and not too hot to shop or sightsee... So why go further afield? Sarah Powell explores.
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Focus on Faro

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 25, 2012 at 17:06

Photographers are always on the lookout for picturesque destinations with beautiful light. Flying into Faro with Jet2.com from as little as £31.99 (one way) offers a chance to look through the lens at the towns and beaches of the Algarve.
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Christmas in Prague

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 25, 2012 at 16:52

A huge and magical castle, cobbled streets, traditional cafés, bars and restaurants and music everywhere – Prague is particularly enchanting at Christmas when a blanket of snow adds to its charm as the “city of a hundred spires” – one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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The Algarve - Summer Paradise

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 25, 2012 at 10:59

Over a hundred miles of golden sand and dramatic coastline, some wonderful resorts and outstanding sports facilities make the Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost coast, a tourist paradise. Best of all, it takes a little over two hours to fly to Faro with Jet2.com from any one of our seven UK hubs.
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Benidorm - The ‘White Coast’ of Spain

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 25, 2012 at 10:41

With sun all year round, Benidorm is the perfect destination and offers something for everyone – fun, culture, leisure and lots of entertainment. Plus it’s only a forty-five minute drive away from Alicante airport...
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Canary Islands - Swap the Turkey for a Canary

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 25, 2012 at 10:34

The Canary Islands celebrate the festive season in style with fireworks, feasting, grapes and if you’ve been naughty, coal... Fancy a change from the usual this Christmas? Then why not swap the turkey for a Canary? The festive season in the Canary Islands definitely offers a very different take on this special time of year.
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Cyprus - Latchi & Polis, A haven of peace and quiet

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 25, 2012 at 10:15

For those seeking a holiday that offers peace, quiet and natural beauty in abundance, Latchi and Polis in Cyprus await. In under an hour from Paphos airport, you can be amidst the unspoilt tranquillity of some of the island’s most serene and  awe-inspiring landscapes.
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Vibrant Venice

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 25, 2012 at 10:10

Vivaldi’s Venice, historic city of canals, islands, bridges and gondolas, is stunningly beautiful and deeply atmospheric – the ideal venue for a major film festival.
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Discover the Real Lanzarote on Cheap Flights from Jet2.com

Posted in Announcements

July 25, 2012 at 09:42

Whilst Lanzarote is best known for its family-friendly resorts and beaches full of young travellers, there are still many spots where those craving a little peace and quiet can come to relax on cheap flights to Lanzarote.
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Where Will You Be Taking the Kids This Summer?

Posted in Announcements

July 24, 2012 at 17:12

The summer school holidays are fast approaching but if you haven’t planned a getaway with the kids just yet, don’t fret as Jet2.com have plenty of cheap flights to exciting destinations the whole family will love.
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Toss a Coin and Wish for the Fountains Repairs

Posted in Announcements

July 23, 2012 at 16:10

Rome is a city that attracts millions of visitors every year. They flock to the city to marvel at the ancient ruins, admire the wonderful artworks and soak up the ambiance of this incredible city.
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Why Your Kids Will Be Bewitched By Budapest

Posted in Announcements

July 20, 2012 at 11:55

Although cheap flights to Budapest are popular with adults taking a weekend break, more people are discovering the vast appeal the city has to younger travellers. With ancient palaces, a lively zoo and an amusement park among Budapest’s attractions, the city could be the perfect place for you to take your little ones this summer.
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Japan Comes Out to Play in Paris this July

Posted in Announcements

July 19, 2012 at 12:44

Thousands of Japanese pop culture lovers will be flocking on cheap flights to Paris this July for Japan Expo, one of the most colourful events in the city’s events calendar that this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.
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Jet2holidays Named Best Supporting Tour Operator

Posted in Awards

July 19, 2012 at 09:03

Jet2holidays is celebrating after being named Best Supporting Tour Operator at ABTA’s annual Yorkshire Ball.

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Pick Up Some Tasty Treats at Barcelona’s La Boqueria

Posted in Announcements

July 18, 2012 at 09:45

Local markets are always exciting places to visit no matter where you are in the world, but few will be more visually enthralling than Barcelona’s Mercat de La Boqueria. It’s been said that La Boqueria is more of a food museum than a market, and it’s an essential place to visit after your arrival on cheap flights to Barcelona.
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Jet2holidays Launches First Dedicated City Breaks Brochure

Posted in Announcements

July 17, 2012 at 14:30

Jet2holidays has today launched its first dedicated cities brochure, as it sees an increased demand for authentic cultural breaks in top European capitals and customer research shows that more holiday makers wanting the ease and value of a package holiday.

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Get Set to Shop in the Paris Summer Sales

Posted in Announcements

July 17, 2012 at 11:33

If there’s such a thing as the best time to visit on cheap flights to Paris, it has to be during its summer and winter sales – although your bank manager may disagree! The 2012 summer sales are scheduled by the state from June 27th to July 31st, meaning you have plenty of time to shop, but you might find yourself wondering where to begin.
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Cyprus Gets Set to Rock with Napa Live

Posted in Announcements

July 16, 2012 at 15:21

Now in its third year, Napa Live, Cyprus’ first and only live music festival is bigger and better than ever, boasting two days of exciting bands and DJ’s that will make Ayia Napa rock.
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Lanzarote, An Artist’s Inspiration

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 13, 2012 at 16:09

A stunningly unusual visual experience with black volcanic rock and soil as a backdrop, dazzling low-rise white buildings with green shutters and sub-tropical vegetation lending a splash of colour, has inspired countless artists... and especially César Manrique, whose love of his island home of Lanzarote is mirrored everywhere.
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The Magic of the Côte d’Azur

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 13, 2012 at 15:54

With some 300 days of sun a year, a stunning coastline and landscape, the Côte d’Azur has long been one of Europe’s most desirable destinations. It’s unique, world-famous and tantalisingly close to the UK at just over two hours’ flying time to Nice with Jet2.com
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Turkey’s Bodrum

July 13, 2012 at 14:06

Melissa Shales dreams of escaping to a life of pleasure on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast.
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Rome - Passionate about pasta

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 13, 2012 at 13:50

Pasta is arguably the world’s favourite comfort food. While its origins are hotly disputed, the Italians have turned pasta making and cooking  into a fine art, and Rome is an ideal Jet2.com destination to sample some fine dishes.
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Flaunt Your Feathers at Carnaval Tropical de Paris

Posted in Announcements

July 13, 2012 at 10:28

Paris’ Champs-Elysees is set to become a flurry of feathers and sequins, for the annual Carnaval Tropical de Paris on July 7th. Inspired by London’s Notting Hill Carnival, Paris’ version is an explosion of colour, with fabulous costumes and a grand parade down Paris’ most famous Avenue that is a must-see on cheap flights to Paris this July.
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Family Holidays Revealed by Jet2holidays

Posted in Infographic

July 12, 2012 at 15:42

Family holidays revealed by Jet2holidays

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Jet2holidays Launches Two New Destinations

Posted in New Routes

July 12, 2012 at 11:43

Jet2holidays has launched package holidays to two exciting new destinations, Zante from Manchester Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport and Montenegro direct from Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, East Midlands and Newcastle.

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Discover North Amsterdam at Over Het IJ Festival

Posted in Announcements

July 12, 2012 at 09:36

Although many of Amsterdam’s delights are to be found in the centre of the city, on the south side of the river, every year north Amsterdam comes to life at Over Het IJ Festival – a celebration of theatre, food, music and of course, the region itself.
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An insider’s guide to Cyprus

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 11, 2012 at 16:21

Beautiful coastlines and beaches, crystal clear waters, history and culture plus amazing hospitality. There’s much more to this island than meets the eye... Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and without doubt is one of the most popular tourist destinations. With sun all year round coupled with an abundance of activities for those with a love for the outdoor life, it ticks all the right boxes.
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Jersey, With Just a Map and Your Whims to Follow.

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 11, 2012 at 16:08

Jersey’s vital statistics are just nine miles by five so it sounds, on paper, like an island you can stroll around in no time. But statistics can be deceptive. Jersey is criss-crossed by so many miles of footpaths that you could spend an entire holiday walking and still not tread every trail. I can say this with some authority having given it a good try in a two-week holiday with no plan other than getting out in the fresh air and walking.
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Chambèry, Geneva, Salzburg - Ski Club

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 11, 2012 at 15:58

Already thinking about booking that winter ski trip? To get the low-down on the top resorts, Where2 has teamed up with The Ski Club of Great Britain. Here are their recommendations for getting the most from the slopes.
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Celebrate good times in Gran Canaria

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 11, 2012 at 15:49

From football to flowers, there’s always a party going on somewhere in Gran Canaria! Always accompanied by colourful local costume, noisy processions, music and dancing, festivals on the island can add a real highlight to your holiday in Gran Canaria.
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Tuscan treasures

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 11, 2012 at 15:24

Tuscany is a historic, cultural and artistic treasure trove. Its imposing architecture, distinctively striped churches, picturesque hilltop villages and extraordinary works of art draw tourists from all over the world. Cypress and pine trees, olive groves and vineyards add distinctive touches to the gently rolling landscape. The spring with its warm  freshness is the ideal time to visit.
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Be Captivated By Crete on Cheap Flights from Jet2.com

Posted in Announcements

July 11, 2012 at 14:43

If you’re craving a beach getaway, but with all the culture of a city break, cheap flights to Crete with Jet2.com could be just the ticket for your summer travels. This Greek island may be small but it’s practically bursting with history, which explains why so many visitors to Crete simply can’t wait to go back.
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Sailing in the Greek Islands

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 10, 2012 at 11:51

One of the first and greatest stories ever published, The Odyssey, tells among other things of an epic sea journey as Odysseus made his way home from the Siege of Troy. He sailed through the Greek Islands of the Aegean to his home on Ithaca, in the Ionian Islands, a journey which took him ten years.
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Fascinating Faro

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 10, 2012 at 11:46

Faro is so much more than just a convenient airport for the Algarve. A colourful history, some fascinating museums and churches and the extraordinary Ria Formosa national park make the city well worth a visit – and you may even spot a stork.
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A Cycling Tour of Berlin

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 10, 2012 at 11:34

A vibrant and happening as well as historic city, Berlin is a top tourist destination. James Guy, a translator, lived there for two enjoyable years and offers his insight into the city’s character and attractions.
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Reach for the Beach - Ibiza's Top Beaches

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 10, 2012 at 11:26

You just can’t beat the beach in the summer - for soaking up the sun, cooling down in the sea, even trying your hand at watersports like windsurfing or diving. But to make it a truly unforgettable holiday you need to find a truly unforgettable beach!
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Budapest - A Whistlestop Tour

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 10, 2012 at 10:47

Flowing from the Black Forest in Bavaria through ten countries to the Black Sea the Danube is one of the most romantic rivers in Europe. Astride it sits the beautiful and historic city of Budapest, much of it floodlit at night! So how can you best get the flavour of this lovely city and its stunning riverscape?
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Focus on Croatia

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 10, 2012 at 10:39

Planning a holiday can be almost as good as going, and it’s never too early to start dreaming of next year. Why not visit Croatia, “Pearl of the Adriatic”, with its stunning coastline, islands, beaches and romantic walled city of Dubrovnik. Jet2.com flights start in late April 2012 on Thursdays and Sundays from Manchester and on Sundays from Leeds Bradford, Belfast and Edinburgh.
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Chocolate Tour of Barcelona

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 10, 2012 at 10:26

Chocolate and health must be two of our all-time  obsessions and it might surprise you to know that you can find both together. Quite apart from the satisfaction of sampling some superbly rich tastes, Barcelona offers options that combine flights of fervent fantasy from the most fanatic chocaholic with health and spa treatments and chocolate-based romance.
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Get Set to Run With the Bulls in Spain

Posted in Announcements

July 10, 2012 at 09:56

One of Spain’s most adrenaline-fuelled events is fast approaching – the Running of the Bulls, when brave men, and sometimes women, race in front of six bulls through the streets of Pamplona as part of the San Fermin fiestas.
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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays Expand Croatian Destinations from...

Posted in New Routes

July 09, 2012 at 14:21

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are giving North East holidaymakers an even greater choice of Eastern Mediterranean hotspots for summer 2013, with the launch of a new destination – the enchanting Croatian resort of Pula.

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The Most Stunning World Heritage Sites in Europe

Posted in Announcements

July 09, 2012 at 10:08

There are over 900 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the globe, many of which are right here in Europe. Defined as places of ‘special cultural or physical significance’, there are many opportunities to visit some of the best World Heritage Sites on cheap flights from Jet2.com.
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The Tastiest Tipples to Drink in Prague

Posted in Announcements

July 06, 2012 at 10:58

Famous for its cheap drinks, Prague is a favourite with groups of friends and couples looking for a fun weekend away that won’t blow the budget. However with so many tempting tipples to choose from it can be tough to know where to start, so here’s our guide to what to drink after arriving on cheap Jet2.com flights to Prague.
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Three Fantastic Festivals to Experience in Croatia

Posted in Announcements

July 05, 2012 at 10:13

No matter how small, every country seems to have its own cutting-edge music festival these days, and Croatia is certainly no exception. In fact, there are numerous cool and quirky festivals to find all over Croatia – here are just three of our favourites at Jet2.com.
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Jet2holidays Reveals the Secret to a Happy Family Holiday

July 05, 2012 at 09:26

In time for the summer holidays, leading package holiday specialist Jet2holidays has surveyed more than 2,000 parents across the UK to unlock the secret to a happy and harmonious family holiday.

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Barcelona – The Vibrant Capital of Catalunya

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 04, 2012 at 11:29

A weekend in Barcelona is like no other. The intoxicating combination of art, culture and entertainment, teamed with Catalunyian charm and a superb location on the Mediterranean make Barcelona one of the most desirable cities for a short European break.
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Rock by the Water at Soundwave Croatia

Posted in Announcements

July 04, 2012 at 09:32

The unpredictable nature of the great British summer has meant we’re looking for other ways to spend our music festival fund, but if you’re still set on enjoying live music in the open air, Soundwave Croatia may be just the ticket.
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Discover the White Coast of Spain

Posted in Where2 Magazine

July 03, 2012 at 15:17

Spain's famous ‘White Coast’ has miles of fine, white sandy beaches and in 2006 around 470 were awarded Blue Flags - perfect for sun-seekers. Alicante is the gateway to the Costa Blanca, which encompasses the British favourites of Benidorm and Denia, as well as more traditional resorts such as Calpe and Moraira.
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Jet2.com Hero Joins Yorkshire Leg of Torch Relay

Posted in Community

July 03, 2012 at 09:46

A Jet2.com member of staff was one of the 8,000 specially selected individuals across the UK to bear the Olympic torch as it made its journey through South Yorkshire.

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Unlock the Amazing Gardens of Amsterdam

Posted in Announcements

July 03, 2012 at 09:24

Amsterdam’s idyllic landscape is characterised by the canals that wind their way through the centre and boat trips along the waterways are an ideal way to discover the true beauty of the city.
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A Tropical Carnival Lights Up the Champs Elysees

July 02, 2012 at 13:55

When searching for that city break to please all of your friends or loved one; they say comfort, excitement, and glamour can be found in a place called Paris.
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