Deciding where to go on your next holiday is one exciting aspect of travelling. So to assist you in the decision making process, we have created a destinations page , that will give you some useful information such as visa, travel time and much more about some of the most popular countries in the world. We intend to add more and more countries as time goes on, so please watch this space.
Also, if you are in doubt you should always check the FCO website to check any current alerts or warnings.
Our overview on a variety of destinations:
Currency: Turkish Lira.
Local Time: GMT+2.
Straddling the border between Europe and Asia, east meets west right in the heart of Turkey’s largest city Istanbul. It's overall landmass is approximately the size of the American state of Texas, and whilst 97% of it sits within Asia, 3% of it lies within the continent of Europe, making Istanbul the only city in the world to span two continents.Read more...
Local Time: GMT+4.
With incredible ambition, Dubai has grown to become a city associated with unashamed and unparalleled luxury, glamour and extravagance. Built on a huge scale, Dubai is like Disneyland for adults! For some it epitomises consumerism and self indulgence, for others it is a haven of sun, sea and shopping. Taken at face value, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Dubai is nothing more.Read more...
Currency: Egyptian pound.
Local Time: GMT+2.
A tourist hotspot for thousands of years; the ancient Greeks and Romans started holidaying here back in the 4th century BC, whilst in more recent years, tourist numbers peaked in 2010 at 14.7 million visitors. That said, political unrest and violence in 2011 has put tourists off over the last few years and numbers have dropped significantly.Read more...
Currency: American Dollars.
Local Time: GMT-5/6.
Whether you’ve been to the USA or not, it’s likely you’ve got an opinion on it. However, the truth is that the USA is so big it’s impossible to make sweeping generalisations - either about its landscape, its people or its culture. From the buzz and bright lights of cities such as LA, to the jaw dropping scenery of the Rocky Mountains...Read more...
Local Time: GMT +2.
The history, myth and legends that surround Greece have been capturing the imagination of British holidaymakers and tourists from around the world for many years.
The unique personalities of the Greek islands mean that Greece can be anything you want it to be, providing holidays to suit all tastes and budgets.Read more...
Local Time: GMT +1.
For many years, Spain’s beach resorts have made it a popular destination for British holidaymakers in search of sun, sea and sangria. However, dig a little deeper and Spain offers so much more.
From the peaks of the Pyrenees to the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean, its vast landscape..Read more...
Currency: Dominican Peso.
Local Time: GMT -4.
The Dominican Republic, or DR as it is commonly known, is the second largest of the Caribbean nations. Located right in the heart of the Caribbean, DR shares the island of Hispaniola with the small nation of Haiti, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south.Read more...
Local Time: GMT +1.
France is a country with vast regional differences in landscape, culture and climate. It offers a wealth of options for holidaymakers; whether that’s a romantic city break in Paris, champagne tasting in Epernay, skiing in the Alps, surfing in...Read more...
Currency: Thai Baht.
Local Time: GMT +7.
White sandy beaches, lush tropical jungle, bountiful rice paddies, secluded island paradises and big buzzing cities teeming with life, Thailand is a tropical paradise like no other.
Arrival in Bangkok for the first time can be an overwhelming, heady experience. The heat, the pollution, the sheer number of people takes a little bit of adjusting.Read more...
Currency: Moroccan Dirham.
Local Time: GMT.
Renowned for its vibrant souks, bustling medinas and historic Kasbahs, a trip to Morocco promises the unexpected and exciting. Morocco’s proximity to Europe and no time difference make it a popular destination for Brits, with half a million visiting every year. Its rich history is part of its enduring appeal; nine Moroccan locations feature on Unesco’s World Heritage list.Read more...