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UK Passport entry requirements to Spain

UK Passport entry requirements to Spain Updated 19th December 2018 information provided by the Uk.Gov website so is correct at time of publishing. The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers…
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Urban Birding in Benidorm – By James Common

James Common has very kindly agreed for us to share his blog here on our website.  If you would like to follow James then you can do so HERE.   Thanks James. URBAN BIRDING IN BENIDORM November 14th 2015 So contrary to expectations, I managed to survive a week in Benidorm! Such places, jam packed with people,…
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UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned Boeing 737 Max from UK airspace

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned the Boeing 737 MAX from operating in or over UK airspace “as a precautionary measure”. This decision has come following the tragic crash of  Ethiopian Airlines plane on Sunday, killing 157 people on board. This was the second fatal accident involving the 737 Max 8 plane type…
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Duty Free Allowance from Spain to UK

Duty Free Allowance from Spain to UK Arrivals from EU countries – Correct details as of June 2017 from the official UK Government  You don’t pay duty or tax on goods you bring in from the European Union (EU) as long as you: transport them yourself will use them yourself or give them away as…
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Choosing the RIGHT Travel Insurance

YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT TRAVEL INSURANCE Brexit and insurance – updated 6th January 2019  For people visiting the EU, we recommend buying travel insurance to ensure you can travel safely. You should make sure you understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy, and that the policy is sufficient to cover…
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Recommended Insurance Companies for Pre existing medical conditions

Recommended Insurance Companies for Pre existing medical conditions This is one of our most frequently asked questions on the Facebook Group, so below are our members recommendations for Insurance companies that will cover pre-existing medical conditions. Brexit and insurance – updated 6th January 2019  For people visiting the EU, we recommend buying travel insurance to…
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Alicante Airport Information

Alicante Airport Information Originally named El Altet, is —as of 2017— the fifth-busiest airport in Spain based on passenger numbers, and the main airport serving the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia. Alicante Airport Departures powered by Airportia SHOPS AT ALICANTE AIRPORT Alicante Duty Free – Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone High season, 4:00 to…
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Thomas Cook issue profit warning – second in two months

Article provided and written by BBC News Thomas Cook has warned that its annual profits are set to be about £30m lower than expected, its second profit warning in two months. Earnings at its tour operator unit were £88m lower in the year to September, as people delayed booking holidays because of the prolonged heatwave…
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Top 20 things to do on the Costa Blanca

Suggested by Benidorm Seriously FB Group Members.  In no particular order. A DAY TRIP TO ALICANTE Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, colored houses and a lively nightlife scene. From here, an elevator…
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Tips for getting cheap flights

Tips for getting cheap flights DO search for tickets one at a time – Even if you’re flying with a group. Airlines often sell multiple fare classes at different prices, with a couple seats in each class. If there’s only one seat left in the lowest fare class and you search for four seats, most automated…
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Flight Release Dates

Flight Release Dates Airline ticket release dates Tips for getting cheap flights HERE Alicante airport flight tracker HERE Hand luggage restrictions HERE Hand luggage size and weight HERE Duty Free allowances from Spain to UK HERE Fear of flying – Tips HERE AIRLINE TICKETS GO ON SALE HOW TO GET RELEASE & SALES ALERTS Air…
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Hand Luggage Size and Weight

Hand Luggage Size and Weight CABIN BAG SIZES GUIDE Note these may change, always check with the airlines terms and conditions RYANAIR From the 1st November 2018.  Please note:  “Passengers who’ve already booked flights to check in a 10 kg bag for free. To benefit, you’ll need to be flying from Thursday 1 November on…
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The Road Trip – Discovering Spain

The Road Trip – Discovering Spain It has often been said that Benidorm has everything.  Having travelled to many parts of Europe including Italy, Sardinia, Greece, The Balearic Islands, and also the Canary Islands and places further afield such as India, Eilat, Kenya, Gambia etc, we in admin would share that opinion.  However as part…
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Unaccompanied Children – Flying rules and guidelines

Unaccompanied Children – Flying rules and guidelines In the airline industry, an adult is any passenger aged 16 and older. Any passenger under the age of 16 planning to fly alone must be clear about the rules as they change depending on the individual airline, so please double check before booking.  The details below are…
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Airport Scams – Avoid these top 10

Stay safe while travelling and Avoid these Top 10 Airport  Scams. Information Issued and provided by the Airport Authority in Majorca intended for all travellers to Spain or abroad The article and data below is not designed to scare anyone just to make people are aware and avoid these scams. 1. The airport security scam…
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Hotels recommended for SOLO travellers

Hotels recommended for SOLO travellers The hotels listed below have been recommended by Benidorm Seriously Group Members as being suitable for solo travellers. Click on the links to read the individual hotel reviews, please feel free to add your own reviews on the correct listing. For a list of hotels with specific features please see…
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All About – Denia

All About – Denia Denia is situated 51km North of Benidorm, about a 45 minute drive it is set on the northern edge of the Alicante region and backed by the impressive mountains of the the Montgo Natural Park. The Iberians, Romans, Muslims and Christians have all left their mark on the seaside resort of Denia…
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How to – Overcome your fear of flying.

How to – Overcome your fear of flying. Research shows around 25 per cent of people have a fear of flying, while for 10 per cent that fear is a phobia. According to 2016 figures, air travel is safer than it has ever been. Fear of flying can range from mild anxiety to downright debilitating,…
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Air Passenger Rights

Air Passenger Rights What to do if an airline cancels your flight at home or abroad. Flight rights – what you need to know If your flight is covered by EU law, your airline must let you choose between two options: 1. Receive a refund You can get your money back for all parts of…
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Traveling by plane with a mobility scooter or wheelchair

Traveling by plane with a mobility scooter or wheelchair Useful tips when traveling by plane with your mobility scooter or wheelchair. The first thing you should know is that the airline is required to check- in free of charge your wheelchair or electric mobility scooter. The assistance service at the airport is also free of…
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How To – Cope with Airport Delays

How To – Cope with Airport Delays Nothing throws a wrench into your travel plans quite like an airport delay. And there’s no shortage of reasons why your flight might be late: unpredictable weather, technical glitches, airport security problems, congested airways etc etc. Whether flying saucers or snowstorms are keeping you grounded, it’s important to…
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Hand Luggage Restrictions

Hand luggage restrictions at UK airports There are restrictions on what items you can take in your hand luggage and hold luggage when boarding a plane in the UK. There are different rules if you’re taking goods to sell or temporarily abroad for business reasons, for example sales samples, professional equipment or musical instruments for…
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Jet2 Resort Baggage Check in Service

Jet2 Resort Baggage Check in Service Our smart service will make your flight home quicker, easier and more convenient. Drop your bags off securely with our specialist Free Resort Flight Check-In Team at your hotel before you go to the airport. We’ll then safely stow your bags on the plane. It means you’ll have extra time to…
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Llorente bus prices

Children up to the age of 4 are FREE Sector 1 – Altea, Benidorm, Finestrat, Calpe, Villa Joyosa (All lines except 21, 22 and 23) Single ticket (day) 1.50€, Lines 21, 22 and 23 – 1.20€, night 1.65€ Sector 2 – La Nucia or Polop Single ticket 2.65€ Sector 3 Guadalest, Algar Falls lines 16 and…
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