10 of the Best European Christmas Markets to Visit in 2021
- 16 September 2021
Beginning to plan your winter getaway? Across Europe, there are a host of magical Christmas markets. From trying mouth-watering international food, to illuminating market stalls, and even a dog outfit trying contest, these markets will certainly make it a Christmas to remember.
We have handpicked our favourites from across the continent that we hope will give you that inspiration needed before the festive season arrives later this year.
2021 Holiday Brochure
- 18 February 2021
For much of 2020 sadly many of us were unable to holiday abroad, so let’s make 2021 the year to get away and rekindle our love of travel.
Coronavirus Travel Update
- 05 November 2020
As we continue to operate through these unprecedented and testing times, we want to assure that you, our valued customers, are updated regularly on the information regarding the impact the pandemic has had on the travel industry.
We have created a blog that will be updated regularly to ensure that travellers are constantly in the know of any changes that may occur to our business or the industry during the current pandemic.
Stay at Home Sightseeing
- 31 March 2020
While the world of travel has been put on pause for now, there’s nothing to stop you engaging in a bit of armchair travelling with us, before we can get back to exploring our wonderful planet again. We’ll be taking you to some of the world's most popular, surreal and magical destinations from across the globe, to give you that brief escape that we are all in need of.
So, sit back, relax and take in the world with us, all from the comfort of your own home.
Director's Message to Customers and Business Partners
- 25 March 2020
Dear Customers and Partners,
In these unprecedented times I wanted to outline how we are responding as a Group to the challenge we are all facing with the escalating Covid‐19 Pandemic and to reinforce that we are committed to continuing to provide the high level of service you have come to know us for, whilst taking the advice and instructions from the government and official bodies as to the development of this situation.
Our offices have been dealing with this issue for some time, and we are proud of how they have acted with focus and determination, invoking flexible working plan practices to protect themselves and their communities whilst continuing to provide the highest level of service to our customers and partners.
Whilst we have had to prepare to work and adapt our working practices, our agility and creativeness ensure that we have and will continue to deliver “Business as Normal in Abnormal Times”. Our IT, telephony and network capabilities have been developed to support smart working.
In summary, we are well‐equipped to put our people first so that they can continue to deliver services required to our customers and partners.
In the UK, in line with many of our market counterparties, we have now closed our offices and implemented remote working in order to protect our employees, our customers and our trading partners. We have also suspended non‐essential business travel and wherever possible our teams are using technology to replace face‐to‐face meetings.
This extraordinary situation is likely to be with us for some time and we are most grateful for the professionalism and resilience of our employees and the support of our customers and partners.
We recognise that this situation is seriously affecting all our customers and we remain available to support you in any way we can, and I ask that you reach out to us using your normal contacts if we can assist.
With our very best wishes to you, your colleagues and your families,
The Norad Travel Group Directors
Linda Foote, Mick Gibbs, Tara Foy, Anna McGurk
Working hours from 5th November 2020
Monday to Friday - 08:30 – 18:00.
We will continue to operate as normal 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with core office hours listed below.
At all other times are phone lines are open and operational for emergency calls.
Leisure Travel Working Hours from 5th November 2020
Monday - Saturday - 10:00 - 16:30
Free Banff Mountain Film Festival Film List
- 25 March 2020
Need your outdoor adventure fix? With most events/gatherings being cancelled due to COVID-19, the organisers of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour are rescheduling their UK screenings but have made ALL their films free to view for our quarantine viewing pleasure.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival brings fearless explorers and intrepid film-makers onto the big screen as they venture deep in the world’s most isolated and spectacular landscapes. The below free list, curated by Lianne Caron, features movies starring climbers, skiers, mountain bikers, sailors, kayakers, high-wire walkers and much more. Enjoy your stay in!
Coronavirus Travel Update
- 28 February 2020
With cases of Coronavirus being reported in specific locations in a number of countries throughout the world, it is very important that travellers are aware of affected areas and stay up to date with Foreign Office travel advice.
- The FCO currently advises against all but essential travel.
- Travellers are advised to stay up to date with the UK Foreign Office travel advice which is updated regularly here.
- This is a very Fluid changing situation and you should check with our teams on any specific destination.
- Norad Travel Group are constantly in contact with all major representatives of the industry and working on several innitiatives to assist in the restart of travel.
Please follow links to World mapping and updates of Countries Data on the pandemic. The interactive service provides you with the information you need to start planning your next business trip or vacation, as we all start to open up for business.
- 22 January 2020
MOTHER NATURE'S GREATEST WONDERS
Africa is a continent of amazing contrasts. From the spectacular views from Table Mountain in Cape Town, via the amazing game parks of Namibia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, the beautiful beaches of Madagascar and Mozambique and the romance of the Nile – every adventure to Africa surpasses expectations.
Our special selection of African holidays feature almost every possible option available. From safaris in groups or on an individual basis to overland tours from tip to toe of this vast land.
Big Five Safaris
Lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – the Big Five are the most sought-after animals to encounter on an African Safari.
There are only a few places in Africa where you have a chance of seeing all five animals in one trip. Contact our travel specialists to discuss the options available.
Luxury Safari Lodges
Going on safari doesn’t have to mean sleeping under the stars. Many of the lodges and camps are award-winning and each has its own unique offering. From wine cellars to personal plunge pools we can find the perfect safari lodge to fit your needs.
Safari & Beach Holidays
No Safari holiday is complete without some rest and recuperation on one of Africa’s many world class beaches. Explore the island of Zanzibar, rest on South Africa’s beautiful beaches or combine your safari holiday with a luxury Mauritius beach break. There are plenty of options to add some relaxation to your safari adventure holiday
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT an Africa Adventure with norad travel, SPEAK TO OUR TRAVEL EXPERT SARAH TICHACEK.
Chinese New Year 2020 - All You Need To Know
- 15 January 2020
Rats, lanterns and the world’s largest annual human migration? The most important celebration in the Chinese calendar returns on January 25th. The Chinese New Year will last around 15 days, with around 20% of the world taking part in the annual parades and traditions.
Where Will 2020 Take You?
- 02 January 2020
To celebrate the New Year we are ready to help all Sussex Local readers book their 2020 holidays with an exclusive new booking offer:
FREE Airport Lounge Passes on your first Norad Travel booking*.
To redeem this offer all you need to do is quote the following code: "SL-Lounge2020" when booking your next holiday with our expert travel consulatant, Sarah Tichacek. To find out more about our Liss based travel agency services, please click here.
Call Sarah now to book your dream 2020 holiday and redeem your FREE Airport Lounge Passes
*Subject to terms and conditions. Offer valid from 1st January - February 15th 2020. New customer bookings only.
One lounge pass per person. Only applicable on bookings over £1,000pp