Friday 20 April 2012

Virgin and United Flights to Florida for Easter 2013 Available Now!

Now’s your chance to grab a great quality Florida holiday with flights on fantastic Virgin!

Virgin are loading flights this weekend for Easter 2013 departures to Orlando and Miami At the moment we’re picking up flights from Gatwick and Manchester for dates from 20th March 2013.

This weekend we’ll be grabbing 21st -23rd March 2013. If you want to book a 2 or 3 week holiday to Orlando For next Easter then now’s the time.

Great prices and low deposits guaranteed and the quicker you call us the better they’ll be!

Have a look at our offers on or contact your faithful blogger on

Even better call us up on 01635 885 177 and we’ll quote you happy!

Thursday 19 April 2012

Half Term October – Fly Virgin to Orlando and Cancun – New October Half Term Family Deal

Our colleagues at Virgin Atlantic are busy organising their new service to Cancun. All-inclusive sun, sea and sand with Virgin’s new direct flight from Gatwick

To celebrate we’ve put together a two centre at October half term with a week in Florida for the kids and an all-inclusive week on the beach in Cancun for Mum and Dad

Here’s how………..Fly on 16th October 2012 from Gatwick or Manchester direct to Orlando on fabulous Virgin Atlantic

Pick up a fully insured car from Alamo – don’t worry about extra charges or CDWs – there are none!

Stay for your first week at Lucaya Village Resort by Downtown Disney in a big, comfortable 3 bedroom townhouse. Check out the Tripadvisor Reviews. You’ll see that it’s rated #5 of more than 170 hotels in Orlando and our clients love it!

Back to the airport for your short hop to exotic Cancun

We’ll transfer you to the 5* Omni for an all-inclusive dream week in the sun

Fly back direct to Gatwick from Cancun on 30th October 2012

All this from just £1050 each based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Book with a small deposit and balances not due until August.

Read full details at  or call on 01635 885 177. Fill in an enquiry on the website or contact your faithful blogger at

New Florida Offers from Carnival Cruises on October Half term dates

Hot off the press!

Our colleagues at Carnival have released a great new offer on their supership Carnival Dream and it fits right into October half term.

Turn your Florida half term holiday into a Florida Cruise and Stay extravaganza and at the right price too…..

Here’s how…………Fly fantastic Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick or Manchester direct to Orlando on 24th October 2012.

Spend 3 nights at Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld and commune with Shamu and Harry Potter

Over to Port Canaveral (in your fully insured mid-size car all included) for a week cruising the Western Caribbean.  Ports of call are Cozumel Mexico, Belize, Isla Roatan Honduras and Costa Maya Mexico.

Your ship is Carnival Dream and it’s got the lot – even a waterslide park for the kids!

Full board.

Back to the Doubletree for your last 4 nights.

All this from just £950 each based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Book with a small deposit and balances not due until August.

Don’t delay! Florida cruise and stay doesn’t get any better than this………call on 01635 885 177, full in an enquiry on the website or contact your faithful blogger at

Sunday 15 April 2012

Want to Fly Virgin’s Premium Economy Cabin to Orlando Florida?

Don’t we all!

Our airline partners Virgin Atlantic have sent us along some great new fares. These fares are to help with your Florida villa, hotel or cruise holiday……….we can’t offer them to you flight only.

But if you’re looking for the complete package then look no further.

Qualifying routes are Glasgow to Orlando, Gatwick to Orlando and Manchester to Orlando.

Qualifying departure dates are 20th August 2012 to 11th October 2012 or 31st October 2012 to 14th December 2012. Depart during either of these periods and stay in Florida for up to a month.

Let’s give you an example package based on family of 2 adults and 2 children who fancy Xmas in Florida.

This family want to do it in style but they want VALUE too!

It’s the overnight flight on the way home that takes it out of you and that’s where you need the comforts of Virgin’s premium economy so here’s how…..  

Fly Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick to Orlando on 13th December in the economy cabin and return a fortnight later on 27th December in Virgin’s premium economy cabin.

Pick up a car at the airport and it is Xmas so why not enjoy your Florida holiday in a mid-size SUV? A big comfy vehicle with all mod cons (often a late model Ford Explorer). Our inclusive contract with Alamo leaves you no extra charges or CDWs to pay….all insurances and fees are taken care of. From Orlando to Disney the drive’s only half an hour so nothing to worry about.

Christmas at Disney is once in a lifetime so let’s stay for the 2 weeks at Holiday Inn at Walt Disney World Resort. Just a 5 minute walk from Downtown Disney where you can sit and see the fireworks over the Magic Kingdom by evening. The perfect base and no need to take our word for at…..Tripadvisor rate it #11 of more than 335 hotels in Orlando and our clients love it!

All this for just £3600……and you can book it with a small deposit.

We can build lots more Florida holiday deals like this for you and we can include any vehicle, any hotel, any villa or any Florida cruise along with your fantastic Virgin flights to Orlando.
Have a look at or website or write to your faithful blogger Alex at

I’ll be right back to you with a happy quote!

Virgin Premium Economy Seats for Easter (March/April 2013) Almost Here

Here at Charter Towers we’re limbering up for our busiest time of year.

Our friends at Virgin Atlantic are just about to load late March and early April 2013 seats in their fabulous Premium Economy Cabin.

We know that all you smart bookers will be looking to arrange your Easter 2013 Florida holidays at the best price possible and we can help.

All we need to know is the names of the passengers travelling. You need pay no deposit at this stage. We’ll study the system night and day and the minute your seats appear we’ll hold them for you.

You’ll be first in the queue so the most economical fares will be yours.

When your option is complete, both out and return, we’ll call you with a confirmed price. If you like it pay the deposit and off you fly.

If you don’t we’ll cancel the option down and there’s nothing lost!

Call us on  01635 885 177, fill out an enquiry form at or write to your faithful blogger Alex at
There’s no time to lose so do it today!

Thursday 12 April 2012

Xmas Flights to Florida 2013/2014

Certain dates can’t be cheated. If you want to fly at a good price you have to plan ahead. Christmas and New Year flights to Florida/Orlando definitely fall into this category!

Looking at the 2013 calendar we know that a lot of you will want to fly Saturday 14th December or Sunday 15th December for a fortnight or 3 weeks. We think that others will want Saturday 21st December for a fortnight which means that you’ll leave Florida Saturday 4th January 2014 and arrive back into the UK early morning Sunday 5th January 2014 just in time for work or school on the Monday.

It can cost a fortune (as you will know if you have a quick look at what’s left this year and we’re only in April). But you can forward plan very easily…………simply give us a call to pre-register your interest. All we need are the names of the passengers. We’ll do the rest. We’ll sit up late in the evening and the minute the airlines release the outbound flights we’ll snap them up on your behalf. A couple of weeks later we’ll do the same on the return. A miracle! The most expensive days of the year at half the price you were expecting.

Use these seats for whatever you want……….if you have your own accommodation take them on a fly-drive basis. Or build a package with a Kissimmee villa (we have hundreds to choose from), a Disney Hotel, an Orlando apartment.....we deal with all possibilities.

Your peak date Christmas flights to Florida at bargain prices (and bookable with a small deposit). Simply give us a call or email along your enquiry. We’ll do the rest!

Christmas Flights to Florida 2012/2013

Xmas holidays in the Florida sun – spend it with Mickey, Donald and Harry Potter. Beats Britain’s grey skies, The Queen’s speech and the annual rerun of the Great Escape! We know that with work and school commitments you can only leave around 19th December so that you’re back early in January.

Florida flight prices can be expensive on these peak Xmas dates but have no fear! We’ve put some seats aside with US Airways (to Orlando from Gatwick and Manchester with one change in Charlotte en route) and Virgin (direct to Orlando from both London and Manchester).

Using these seats we can build any sort of Christmas Florida holiday you need………….a Xmas fly-drive, a Disney hotel deal, a villa package or (our favourite) a fabulous two centre Orlando and Fort Myers.

Even better your Florida Xmas holiday is bookable with a small deposit…………balances not due until September.

What more can we do? Peak departures from London and Manchester 19th December 2012 and returning 2nd January 2013…………direct with Virgin Atlantic or (more economically) with US Airways.

Build any package…..Orlando villa, apartment or hotel, Gulf Coast or Disney. Book with a small deposit.

Too good to miss so call us up on 01635 885 177 or email us your enquiry!

Friday 30 March 2012

Easter 2013 Virgin Flights to Florida

Easter is the most popular time of year for a Florida holiday – it’s cheaper than the summer and the weather is perfect. The long Easter school holiday gives families the chance to spend at least a fortnight in Orlando and lots of people add a third week on the Gulf Coast and sun themselves on the world class beaches of Fort Myers, Sanibel, Anna Maria Island or Naples.

Our clients ask us for great value and even on the most sought after departure dates of March 23rd to 31st 2013 you can buy a top quality package of Virgin flights, car hire and accommodation at a minimum cost with a little forward planning.

Here’s how…………..

Say you want to fly Manchester or Gatwick to Orlando on Virgin departing Thursday 28th March 2013. The outbound flights will be released around 28th April 2012 (330 days before departure) and, as long as you’ve given us the names of your party, we’ll snap them up for you the minute they fall into the system. We repeat this process a fortnight later for your return flights. Bingo! The busiest days of the year at excellent rates.

We’ll also give you your choice of the best villas in Orlando or on the Gulf. From 15th March to 20th April every villa in Florida is full every year. You do need to book early if you want something decent and at a reasonable price.

Lastly, for the bigger families, we’ll reserve your 8 or 12 seat minivan…………..even the bigger vehicles sell out in the first 2 weeks of April .

We can price these Easter ‘preadvance’ bookings for you very accurately and you can secure them for an initial deposit of £50 per person. If, in the middle of May, when the flights are confirmed we’ve gone too low on the price then you can have a full refund of the deposit but this happens very rarely. We spend our lives looking at airline availability so we’re pretty good at getting it right!

We know that many of you have tried several times to book your Easter Florida holiday but have been put off by high prices. Work with us and you’ll be amazed at the results………….call us on 01635 885 177 for a live quote or fill in an enquiry form on our website

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Cruise and Stay Florida

We love our Florida and Caribbean holidays but we love cruising too! Combine cruise and stay and you have the perfect holiday.

We are specialists in devising itineraries that enable you to cruise one week and stay in a stunning location the next week. You can even arrange it all the other way around by cruising during your second week. Any problem, we simply love arrangung cruise and stay holidays, ask our clients.

Here are 5 reasons to book your cruise and stay 2012 or 2013 holiday with Charter Travel.

1. Cost
Everybody wants the best price and we strive to give you the best possible cruise and stay holiday deal. We are independent and we can source your flights, accommodation, vehicle and cruise separately to build you an unbeatable cruise and stay vacation. We are happy to beat any price that you can source on the internet or put together yourself on a like-for-like basis. Don't think that we will compromise on quality - our airline partners Virgin Atlantic and our cruise partners including Royal Caribbean and Carnival help us with great offers even on peak Easter, Summer, and Christmas dates.

2. Keep it simple
Cruise and stay holidays are complicated! Flights in and out of different airports, transfers, car hire, hotels, the cruise's a long list. Ever looked over an airline or hotel website and wondered what you are in for? Considered the price of booking the wrong names or dates? Or needed to make an amendment afterwards? Dealing with an old fashioned travel agent might be a lot easier! Give us your instructions on the phone and sit back while we do the work and deal with all the problems. Our agents know cruise and stay holidays inside and out.

3. You just can't know what we know!
Book the flight early or late? Will the ship be full or empty? Hold off on the villa - it'll be cheaper in the sale? You just can't keep up with this complicated market. Sad to say but we spend our lives studying flight schedules and cruise itineraries and we know just when to book and just when to wait. Please don't think the pricing will vary only slightly - a one day date change can make a four figure difference to your package cost. Take advantage of our 23 years in Florida and Caribbean cruise and stay....give us a call and pick our brains!

4. Peace of mind
You can't turn on the news without hearing a travel horror story. You need to know your money's safe. Charter Travel has successfully traded for 23 years and we are ABTA and ATOL bonded for your complete protection.

5. Book up to 18 months in advance with a small deposit
We know that you need to plan ahead and we will make your booking with a small deposit. Generally speaking balances will not be due until 90 days before departure.

We've said enough! Put us to the test with a phone call or email us your enquiry.