Right then, more a 'heads up' than a deal, so this could go either way;
Aldi launch their own travel service on January 8th. Now, I've seen me walk out of Aldi with (amongst many other things) pasta sauce, apple pies, cycling gloves and an angle grinder...........and I've yet to be disapointed.
The travel site is a fairly big deal in Germany already with the deals selling out quickly, i.e. they've got form, so hopefully this might be something that will work well over here.
Bearing in mind the fact that 1 euro will probably cost around £20 by next summer, they might just offer the shot in the arm the travel industry will need. I dare say we could all do with a holiday!
Spiel from the Guardian:
Three nights' skiing in Fieberbrunn near Kitzb? in Austria will cost from £119 per person, four-star half-board, for example; a week in Tenerife would cost from £6.50 per person per night self-catering and a three-night city break to Rome from £33 per person per night B&B.
The deals will have a short shelf-life; six "mega" deals fitting a certain type of holiday summer holidays first, then city breaks and ski trips will be distributed on printed leaflets in the supermarkets for a two-week period, and customers will have four weeks to book them before they expire, to be replaced by another six deals. Further stock will be available on the website alditravel.co.uk, which goes live on January 8, with a total of 150 holidays displayed there. All must be booked through the website or phone line.
They won't all be the bargain basement equivalent of no-frills beans accommodation will range from three-five star, with only one or two options in each destination, selected because they offer "something really special".
The focus will be on short-haul initially, including, for example, ski trips to Chamonix, Val d'Is? and Courcheval; summer holidays to the Algarve, Balearics and Aegean and city breaks in Rome, Vienna and Geneva, with 22 departure airports around the country. However, it may branch out to long-haul, such as China and the US, if there's the demand.
All bookings, even individual low-cost flights, will be protected up to the value of £5,000 under Aldi's own bonding scheme.