Jet2.com launches half-price ski carriage promotion

Jet2.com has introduced a new promotion for skiers and snowboarders, offering 50% off return ski carriage for a limited time.

With winter sports enthusiasts eager to experience the Swiss, Austrian, French, and Italian Alps, as well as Andorra and the Dolomites, this promotion presents an opportunity to hit the slopes for less. This promotion allows travellers to enjoy 22kg of ski carriage for half the regular price to all eight ski destinations on offer. Bookings must be made between now and February 19, 2024, with departures scheduled between February 5 and April 30, 2024.

Jet2.com offers a vast selection of ski flights this winter to popular destinations such as Chambery, Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Lyon, Barcelona (Andorra), and Turin. With flights departing from ten UK bases, including Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, and London Stansted, travellers have ample flexibility to plan weekend getaways or longer breaks on the slopes.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are experiencing fantastic demand for our ski flights, with skiers and snowboarders looking to head to their favourite ski destinations and make the most of our fantastic programme this winter. With so many holidaymakers looking to hit the slopes, we have launched a fantastic ski carriage promotion, which means they can get to the snow for the very best value. Our huge ski programme and unmissable promotion means we expect demand to increase even further, as more people look to plan and book a winter break on the slopes.’

In addition to the half-price ski carriage offer, Jet2.com is providing customers with a 10% discount on all ski flights, with an additional 5% off for myJet2 account holders, and no minimum spend required.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce sale for Winter 23/24 holidays

Jet2holidays, the UK’s largest tour operator, has unveiled a new sale that offers travellers a chance to save up to £50 per person on all Winter 23/24 holidays from November 2023 to January 2024.

Furthermore, the sale extends to Jet2.com flights, where passengers can enjoy a 10 percent discount. With discounts available across a wide array of destinations, holiday enthusiasts have a great opportunity to make significant savings while travelling to sunnier climes this winter.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘As the weather in the UK turns cold and gloomy, we want to help customers escape on a much-deserved getaway this winter, and this sale allows them to do just that. With a fantastic choice of Winter 23/24 holidays on sale, customers have lots of flexibility when it comes to getting away and they can now warm up their winter for much less. With up to £50 per person off holidays in November, December and January, we know this sale is going to be extremely popular with holidaymakers.’

This limited-time promotion is applicable to bookings for Winter 23/24 holidays made through Jet2holidays, Jet2CityBreaks, VIBE by Jet2holidays, Indulgent Escapes, and Jet2Villas, for travel between November 1, 2023, and January 31, 2024.

With Jet2.com offering 10 percent discount on all flights throughout November, December and January, holidaymakers can also save on flights. Travellers can make significant savings on both their flights and accommodation, ensuring a wallet-friendly winter holiday.

Jet2holidays relaunches ‘Bid for a Break’ campaign

Jet2holidays has announced the return of its popular ‘Bid for a Break’ campaign this September, promising an even larger experience.

The campaign, which gained popularity in 2021, offers holiday-seekers the chance to bid for vacations at low prices. The upcoming relaunch will feature an extended format, with a new holiday up for auction every weekday and weekend throughout the month.

The campaign will relaunch on September 1, introducing 30 holiday opportunities in total. Unlike the previous setup that offered one weekly chance, this revamped version will provide more opportunities for participants to successfully bid on their dream vacations. The bidding process opens daily at one minute past midnight from Monday to Friday, closing at midnight on the same day. For weekends, auctions will remain open for an extended 48 hours, concluding on Sunday night.

To participate in the bidding, interested individuals can download the Jet2 mobile app and place their bids in pence. If their bid stands as the lowest unique amount, they secure the holiday for the same price as their bid.

The previous run of the campaign witnessed significant engagement, with over 60 successful bidders securing holidays to various destinations such as the Canary Islands, Greece, Cyprus, Spain, the Algarve, and Turkey.

The first vacation up for bidding will be a seven-night stay for two adults and two children at the Aska Lara Resort & Spa in Antalya. Subsequent holidays will span across diverse destinations like the Costa Blanca, Crete (Chania), Prague, Majorca, and the Algarve.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘Since its launch, our ‘Bid for a Break’ campaign has been extremely popular with holidaymakers, so we are delighted to announce that it is returning every weekday and weekend throughout September, with 30 holidays up for grabs. The campaign is highly sought-after, and customers will be excited for its bumper return. For this reason, we have absolute confidence it will prove to be a big hit once again. We know how much holidaymakers want to get away from the UK and enjoy a well-deserved break, and with some fantastic holidays available to bid on daily, we are offering them the chance to do just that for as little as a few pence. We wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to welcoming the successful bidders on holiday.’

Additionally, participants with a myJet2 account will have the chance to bid on a luxurious five-star Indulgent Escape every week. This aspect offers opportunities for premium experiences at top-tier hotels.

The relaunch aligns with Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ recent announcement regarding the enhanced myJet2 platform, which enables customers to manage their travel bookings and obtain exclusive offers and rewards through a unified customer account accessible across devices.

P&O Cruises announces onboard offer in Spain, Portugal or the Canary Islands

P&O Cruises is currently offering double onboard spending money for selected holidays to Spain, Portugal, or the Canary Islands.

This offer is valid for bookings made before September 4, 2023, on new Select Price bookings for trips lasting 12 nights or more. The extra onboard spending money can be used for various experiences, such as dining in specialty restaurants, spa treatments, or shore excursions.

For instance, customers can embark on a 14-night journey to Spain, Portugal, and the Canary Islands, starting at £1,199 per person, and receive £640 onboard spending money. This offer is based on a sea view cabin on Iona (G406) and includes full board meals, entertainment, and children’s clubs. The itinerary includes destinations like Madeira, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Arrecife de Lanzarote, Cadiz, and Lisbon.

This double onboard spending offer is applicable to Select Price fares and cabins shared by two guests. It can be combined with the existing 10% deposit offer. For more details or to make a booking, P&O Cruises can be contacted at 03453 555 111, www.pocruises.com, or through a travel agent.

P&O Cruises has a fleet of seven ships, and takes guests to over 200 destinations worldwide. It collaborates with celebrities like Gary Barlow, who serves as the music director of The 710 Club on Arvia and Iona. This club hosts diverse performances and provides a platform for emerging musicians. The company also presents shows curated by Nicole Scherzinger in the SkyDome on Iona and Arvia, and features chefs and drinks expert Olly Smith as Food Heroes.

easyJet offering up to 20% off on 100,000 seats throughout June

easyJet is offering up to 20 percent off on 100,000 seats on selected flights to and from the UK in June 2023.

The UK-based airline is offering up to 20 percent off on 100,000 seats on selected flights from/to UK and various European destinations, for travel between June 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023. Discounted seats from airports across the U.K. are available to book from today, Friday May 5, 2023, until 08:00 on Tuesday May 9, 2023 at easyJet.com or via the mobile app, to destinations including:

* London Gatwick to Milan and Paris from £21.99, Faro from £27.99 and Ibiza from £29.99

* London Luton to Menorca, Nice and Milan from £21.99 and Malaga from £24.99

* Bristol to Amsterdam and Paris from £17.99, Ibiza and La Rochelle from £21.99 and Majorca from £24.99

* Manchester to Bordeaux, Paris and Copenhagen from £19.99

* Liverpool to Amsterdam and Paris from £20.99 and Majorca from £25.99

* Edinburgh to Copenhagen from £22.99

* Glasgow to Paris from £25.99

* Belfast to Barcelona from £33.99

The fares are one-way per person including taxes. Travellers looking for destination inspiration could check easyJet’s Low Fare Finder to see what is available.

easyJet serves 19 UK airports, offering 483 routes to 128 destinations from the UK across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

British Airways and American Express offer ‘Companion Voucher’ to solo travellers

British Airways and American Express have jointly announced the launch of Companion Voucher for travellers embarking on solo adventures around the world.

Effective immediately, cardmembers who have earned a Companion Voucher since September 2021 on either the British Airways American Express Credit Card or the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card can choose to redeem it when booking a solo trip, receiving a 50 percent discount on the Avios cost of the booking. Cardmembers can still choose to use the Companion Voucher to travel with a friend as they would have previously – receiving a second seat for a companion travelling on the same Reward Flight booking as them for no additional Avios.

Ian Romanis, Head of Retail and Customer Relationship Management at British Airways, said: ‘Solo travel is a popular option for our customers, which is reflected in the number of solo bookings we have seen. We’ve listened to our customers and we’ve introduced these exciting changes, understanding that flexibility is more important than ever to them.’

Caroline Bouvet, Vice President at American Express, said: ‘Companion Vouchers are an incredibly valuable benefit for Cardmembers, so it’s exciting that we’ve been able to make it even easier for them to be used on flights. As people return to travel – looking to go away by themselves or with a friend – the British Airways American Express Cards are a great way to turn everyday spending in to travel rewards, and the only way to earn the much-valued Companion Voucher.’

Companion Vouchers are awarded to travellers who hold either British Airways American Express Card and reach the required spend amount within their Card membership year. They can be redeemed on available British Airways Reward Flights, which don’t need to start in the UK, allowing cardmembers to book either one journey for 50 percent of the Avios required, or take a second traveller on their journey – on the same flights and in the same cabins – for no additional Avios, plus paying taxes, fees and charges per person.

In addition, those booking British Airways Reward Flights using a Companion Voucher, either as a solo traveller or with a companion, will now be able to choose from a variety of options regarding the number of Avios to spend versus cash on each booking. This was previously fixed to just one Avios and cash option based on the route and cabin.

British Airways American Express Credit Card Companion Vouchers can be redeemed in economy cabins, while British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card Companion Vouchers can be redeemed across all cabins. The British Airways American Express Credit Card has a representative 25.3% APR variable, while the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card has a representative 102.5% APR variable.

PayPal offers price-matching, free return shipping services for holiday period

E-commerce firm, PayPal has announced an offer that is available to customers that use its service to pay for goods during the holiday period.

For the offer period, if a customer sees a product that they have purchased using their PayPal account being offered at a cheaper price, PayPal will reimburse the difference. If a customer does find a product being offered for less elsewhere, they should call the company immediately, as a refund has to be requested in less than 30 days from the purchase date. The firm said that the offer would stand until the end of the year.

The firm also said that the offer would be limited to a maximum of USD250 on any one item, and USD1,000 per user throughout the promotional period.

In a blog post, the online company’s shopping specialist, Claudia Lombana, wrote, ‘If the item you purchase is advertised for lower with any merchant within 30 days of purchase, you can receive a reimbursement for the difference. It doesn’t matter if you bought the item online, in a store or a new item from eBay’s Top-rated sellers using ‘Buy It Now.’

The company said that the deal was even available on airline tickets, which will make it very attractive to travellers looking to ring-fence their travel deals. Customers will benefit, even if the same carrier drops the price of tickets within seven days of a client’s purchase, as the client can still recoup the difference. The firm also said that it was offering free return shipping within 30 days if customers do not like a product that they have purchased.

Customers should visit the firm’s website to request a price match or return-shipping refund. The firm is offering the new incentive after it consolidated several of its product groups.