A few days away and on return, I see that the US Dollar has weakened by over 10% during the past week meaning a pound now buys just over USD1.53.
That's great news for anyone thinking of flying anywhere as aviation fuel is priced in dollars and will be that little bit cheaper, possibly reducing some long haul flight surcharges. Plus most long haul destinations price their hotels and ground arrangements in US dollars and we have already reduced the prices for our hotels available through online booking.
But best of all those popular gay destinations such as Ft Lauderdale, Palm Springs and San Francisco are starting to look affordable again. Besides the pound buying more US Dollars, there are some great bargains to be had as many restaurants and bars are making special offers for overseas visitors - plus we'll give you an 11% discount voucher when you go shopping at Macy's - great for Dockers, Levis and other designer goods.
So start searching online for a great holiday buy to the US and further afield
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Sunday, 24 May 2009
I've just returned from spending a few sunny days on the Costa del Sol checking out all our hotels as part of our due diligence process to see they continue to meet our high standards and current management and staff remain gay welcoming.
It is so easy to forget what a great gay destination this area makes. There's a wide choice of UK departure airports, just over 2 hours flying time and with 15 minute train transfers costing around €1.00, it's easily accessible. Our top-end August Saturday flights from Gatwick with 7 nights B&B in a 4 star Hotel start at £640 per person, this has to be great value.
The main gay town of Torremolinos enjoys its own gay beach opposite the Posiedon Beach Bar and there are four others within easy access. Night life in the La Nogalera shopping centre is pretty hectic in the summer months with bars, clubs and saunas. Our 4 star Hotel Cervantes is between the two – ten minutes to the beach and five minutes to the bars and clubs.
Malaga is just 25 minutes away by train and offers excellent shopping in the Calle Larios, the culture of Picasso birth place and museum, a sense of style and history as befits an ancient roman city plus some fun gay bars on the Plaza Merced and a good beach at the Malagueta. It's a handy place to stay - our 4 star Malaga Centro hotel has just been refurbished and is within 20 minutes walk of all that Malaga has to offer plus its roof top terrace and pool is a great place to cool off and top up the tan.
So if you feel you’ve done the Yumbo but are still looking for a reasonably priced holiday break, why not check out our Costa del Sol web pages and search for a holiday deal.
Gay insider tips for Peru
- Check out Fallen Angel in Cusco, a funky gay friendly bar and restaurant with creative artwork for sale. Check out the toilets!
- Pick up great souviners at the Pisac Markets
- For the adventurous try the local cuisine of Cuy (Guinea Pig)
- Drinks plenty of fluids and Coca tea in Lake Titicaca
- Get to Machu Picchu early