Holiday from Luton to Anywhere HOT - October - Please Help

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Found 12th Jul 2009
Hi All,

I am after your help and would really appreciate any advice that you can spare. I am booking a holiday for me, the wife, my boy and my parents in October this year. We haven't been on our hols for 7 years so we are a bit out of the loop on prices/deals etc...

Basically, the holiday has to fit the following criteria:

1. Departing from London Luton on 22/23/24/25 October for one week
2. 4 Adults and 1 Child
3. Any destination, but must be hottish and have a water park i.e. Crete, Turkey, Gran Canaria etc...
4. Ideally AI, but will consider anything
5. Must be relatively cheap

I have searched for literally days and days and the best I have found so far is with a company called nextescape. They quoted the following:

Crete departing on 22/10/09 returning 29/10/09
4* AI to Cretan Village
Total price £351 per person

The only extra was insurance and credit card booking fee of 2.9%

Is that a good deal? Can anyone do any better?

Please help, my brain is fried!!

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That seems like a pretty good deal - school holiday time so the prices are always higher. Get your own insurance from holiday supermarket

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Can anyone tell me whether nextescape is a reputable company or not?

Hi. They are a very reputable company being part of the Hays Travel organisation.
This extract from their websiteCustomer Protection

nextescape.co.uk is a fully bonded member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and holders of ABTA licence number K8124, so you can be assured of the highest quality of service derived by the strict regulations set out in the ABTA code of conduct. However please bear in mind that certain travel products are associated with different levels of protection.

Any flight arrangements we make on your behalf involving a charter airline are fully ATOL protected by Tour Operator with whom we make the booking and for whom nextescape.co.uk act as a booking agent on their behalf. However, such protection might not be available for flights booked on your behalf with low cost carriers. Information concerning protection offered by low cost carriers is displayed on their respective websites.

When we book accommodation on your behalf, we act as a retail agent for the accommodation provider. Monies payable to the accommodation provider is held by us until you have completed your holiday arrangements. should provide you with necessary assuirances:


ps: You should also take a good travel insurance that includes 24hours emergency assistance; medical expenses and cover against the airline or tour company failure. This type of policy can be obtained through specialist travel brokers ONLINE such as Rock Insurance, Holiday Extras, Flexicover and several others at excellent rates.,and there are several others also.


Original Poster

Cheers Mike, Great bit of advice there.

Anyone any thoughts on the deal that I got quoted?

Anyone better it?
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