Paul

Paul is a web developer with a passion for travel. He is a self confessed Avios addict and refuses to buy anything that doesn't earn him points. Favourite destination? Singapore - for its go-getting attitude and access to Asia Next trip? Istanbul.

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23rd August 2018 by Paul

Cut the cost of airport parking

So you’ve booked your holiday in a flurry of excitement. Then comes the admin. What are we doing with the dog? Are the passports still in date? How are we getting to the airport? Ugh, airport parking! The cost of leaving your car at the airport can be extortionate, particularly at Heathrow and Gatwick. I normally use Avios to pick up cheap British Airways flights, which means that Heathrow T5 is often my departure point from the UK. Depressingly, long stay parking would often double the...

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27th January 2021 by Paul

British Airways Club Europe review: Is it worth the upgrade?

I recently had the opportunity to fly to Copenhagen with British Airways on a Club Europe ticket - the airline’s short haul business class service. It was the first time I’d flown Club Europe, so I was interested to see how the experience would differ from their economy Euro Traveller offering. Fast track security I had a late night flight out of London Heathrow T5 on Friday evening. I didn’t use the inclusive hold baggage allowance with my ticket, so having checked in online I...

27th November 2018 by Paul

Copenhagen travel guide

Holiday Extras are doing a good series of YouTube destination guides. This one covers Copenhagen. I travelled to the Danish capital during the summer and loved every minute. From the Danish pastries that erm, aren't actually from Denmark. To the stunning Tivoli Gardens, The iconic Little Mermaid statue, and the colourful street of Nyhavn. Copenhagen is a mini-adventure for anyone who loves the land of Scandi, and the Hygge concept that us Brits can't get enough of!...

27th November 2018 by Paul

Rome travel guide

Holiday Extras are doing a good series of YouTube destination guides. This one covers the Italian capital city of Rome. Modern Rome is a mesmerising mix of contemporary Italy and historical sights. Millions of tourists visit every year, but make no mistake, Rome is not a city dependent on tourism in the same way as one such as Venice. We loved it!...

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9th February 2021 by Paul

Get featured on Travelscoop

Travelscoop is a fast-growing digital travel brand Using our web, email and social media channels we highlight great travel deals available to UK consumers, from cheap flights to discounted package holidays. We also promote reputable travel-related competitions and publish general money-saving travel tips and guides.Our current reach (updated February 2021):UK email mailing list: 500,000+ subscribersUK social media followers: 270,000+Get your travel deals featuredIf we find a great travel...

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26th January 2021 by Paul

The Big Aussie Three - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

When we close our eyes, flip our globes and let the index finger land on the Land Down Under, we usually ask ourselves –where to exactly? Should we snap a couple of pics in front of the Sydney Opera House; experience a Melbournian nightlife; or should we take a sneak peek at Aussie wildlife in Brisbane Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary? Then we have a question for you: why not travel to all three metropolises? Yes, it can be quite challenging coming up with a plausible itinerary, but with every city...

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22nd January 2021 by Paul

Venice on a budget

Venice is incredibly beautiful; it is just one of Europe’s many treasures. But it is also very expensive. Knowing this is the first step so that you can take the time to research your trip and create a plan, allowing you to have fun without emptying your bank account. Today I will be explaining a few of the key ways to save a few extra bucks when travelling through Venice.Package dealsIt goes without saying, but search for travel deals on a comparison website like Travelscoop. Our Venice...

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20th December 2019 by Paul

Announcing the winner of our No Man's Fort competition

Our competition to win a night's stay in the Lighthouse room on No Man's Fort closed on the 17th December. As always, a huge thank you to everyone who entered! We've collated all of the valid entries and can now reveal that the lucky winner is... Kay Norrington!We had a slight complication with this draw. Towards the final days of the competition, No Man's Fort closed to new bookings. Solent Forts sister hotel Spitbank Fort is continuing to operate as usual, but No Man's Fort is closed for...

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11th February 2020 by Paul

Announcing the winner of our Champneys spa break competition

On Tuesday 11th February we drew the winner of our recent £500 Champneys spa break competition. From the thousands of valid entries received, twenty were chosen at random and placed in a "hat" (actually a Cabeau travel pillow bag). Watch the video of Stuart drawing the winner in the Facebook video above. A big congratulations to Emma Crisp from all here at Travelscoop- have an amazing time! We'll be launching a new competition shortly, so make sure you follow us on Facebook at...

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20th March 2020 by Paul

My Covid-19 experience

It's been a tough week for everyone. Here at Travelscoop, we've been dealing with the total collapse of the travel industry as well as two of our team members fighting a Covid-19 infection. Stuart has had mild symptoms, but I was hit harder.I thought it might be useful to let you know how my symptoms played out, in order to give you a heads-up on what a relatively fit person with no medical conditions might expect. I should say upfront that I haven't been tested since the current (infuriating)...

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11th September 2020 by Paul

Simply Holiday Deals joins the Travelscoop family

Our mission here at Travelscoop is to save you money on holidays and travel. We do this by seeking out great offers from tour operators, travel agents, and airlines, and highlight them through our website, our email newsletters and our social media channels. But we're not alone in this mission. For some time, we've been aware of another great small business, called Simply Holiday Deals, which closely shares our ethos. In the midst of the most challenging 6-months the travel industry...

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22nd January 2021 by Paul

22 great ways to save money when travelling

Saving money when travelling is always a good idea, as you're more likely to be able to take more holidays with the same budget. Start by reading my 22 tips in order to keep the costs per day low, whether you visit Asia, South-America or any other country. Most importantly, even though you’re travelling on a budget, make sure to enjoy the experience to the fullest!Ask yourself this important question; How are you going to travel, whilst being smart and careful about spending your money,...