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Holiday guides index

Our guides give you the facts about holidays so you can make an informed choice when you compare trips.


A beginner's guide to booking a holiday

Take the mystery out of booking a holiday with our beginners' guide, including information on flights, accommodation, activities and payment options.

A beginner's guide to booking a holiday »

ABTA protection

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) can offer valuable services and support to supplement travel insurance if you've been left unhappy with a holiday experience.

ABTA protection»

ATOL protection

Find out about the Air Travel Organisers' Licence (ATOL) scheme and how it could protect you when booking a flight and going on a holiday.

ATOL protection »

Cruise holidays: A beginner's guide

Take the mystery out of cruise holidays with our beginners' guide, including information on the different types of cruises, cabin selections and payment options.

Cruise holidays: A beginner's guide »

Frequently asked questions on holidays

Planning a getaway to Egypt? Read on for our tips on how to get the best holiday for you.

Frequently asked questions on holidays »

Holidays in Cuba

Thinking about a holiday in Cuba? Here's our guide to the best places to stay and what to get up to on the Pearl of the Antilles...

Holidays in Cuba »

Holidays in Egypt

Get the answers to FAQs, then compare prices to find the right trip for you.

Holidays in Egypt »

Holidays in Japan

Thinking of a holiday to Japan? Great idea! Now let's find the best holidays and resorts... and of course compare prices!

Holidays in Japan »

Holidays in Thailand

If you're considering where to go on your holidays, Thailand is a well-loved destination, and with good reason. Read our guide for a few things worth knowing which may help plan your trip.

Holidays in Thailand »

Holidays in Vietnam

Thinking of a getaway to Vietnam? Read our holiday guide for tips on how to make the most of your trip.

Holidays in Vietnam »

Holidays to Bali

One of the thirteen thousand islands that make up Indonesia, Bali is a tropical paradise. The perfect spot for a holiday, you might say.

Holidays to Bali »

Holidays to Cyprus

Whatever part of the island you're travelling to there's the right deal for you out there. All-inclusive, package and independent travellers are all well catered for in Cyprus.

Holidays to Cyprus »

Holidays to Ireland

Are you looking to celebrate St Patrick's Day in style, planning a rugby weekender with your mates, or simply looking to explore some of the coolest tourist attractions within striking distance? Ireland is a fantastic holiday destination to satisfy all manner of taste buds.

Holidays to Ireland »

Holidays to Mexico

Brush up on your Spanglish, and prepare yourself for the trip of a lifetime south of the border, down Mexico way.

Holidays to Mexico »

Holidays to Morocco

Thinking of a holiday to Morocco? Read our guide and compare prices before your next trip.

Holidays to Morocco »

Holidays to Spain

The variety of things to do and see make Spain a popular tourist destination. So how can you make sure your trip doesn’t cost more than the contents of the Prado Museum?

Holidays to Spain »

Money saving tips for booking a holiday

Learn when and how to book and much more in our top tips for getting the most from your holiday budget.

Money saving tips for booking a holiday »

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Credit cards for holidays

What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a credit card to purchase your holiday and for your spending when you're abroad? You can also compare cards tailored for overseas spending.

Credit cards for holidays »

Guide to haggling

When can you haggle, how do you do it, what is it appropriate to barter for and can you make savings? Find out more in our guide.

Guide to haggling »

Holiday checklist

Print off or download our one-page holiday checklist so you have the essentials to tick off when packing and travelling.

Holiday checklist »

Holiday loans

Compare holiday loans, considering their advantages and disadvantages and alternative options to fund your travel.

Holiday loans »

Holiday packing tips

Beat excess baggage charges by reading our top 10 hints for packing your holiday bags, featuring the expert advice of two maths professors.

Holiday packing tips »

How to get the best exchange rates on travel money

Our tips to get the best exchange rate on travel money, whether it's dollars, euros or another currency, and find out about peer-to-peer currency exchange.

How to get the best exchange rates on travel money »

Lost and delayed luggage cover

Lost or delayed luggage can throw a spanner in the works of holiday plans - what can travel insurance cover do to help you out?

Lost and delayed luggage cover »

Pet insurance when travelling

The right pet insurance can offer protection when travelling with your animal and/or holiday cover to insure the cost of the vacation itself.

Pet insurance when travelling »

Travel infographics guides index

Get entertainment and enlightenment with a travel twist from Gocompare.com's collection of infographics and interactives.

Travel infographics guides index »


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