Flight Centre Travel Blog

Nov 27 2014

The best beaches in Queensland


There are hundreds of beaches along the gorgeous coast of Queensland and nearly all of them are picture-perfect. Some are even considered to be the best beaches in the world as they’re home to soft golden sands, clear seas, hidden bays, crashing waves or … Continue reading

Nov 24 2014

Weird Christmas traditions around the world


Every family has their own traditions when it comes to Christmas. Some like turkey while others like goose. Some leave carrots for the reindeers and some leave mince pies for Santa. Some rip open their gifts first thing in the morning while others wait … Continue reading

Nov 22 2014

10 reasons to love Barbados

Flight Centre UK

What’s not to love about Barbados? As far as Nadine Stewart is concerned,  there’s so much to this beautiful island that it’s hard to narrow down just ten things. And with Barbados in her blood, we don’t blame her! Here Nadine shares her top ten Barbadian … Continue reading

Nov 20 2014

17 reasons why you should visit South Africa

Elle Croft

South Africa is one of those countries that is, for now, relatively unknown as a tourist destination. The World Cup in 2010 served as its international début and since then more and more visitors have started exploring this vast and beautiful country. If you’re wondering … Continue reading

Nov 17 2014

Cape Tribulation: A Rainforest Paradise in Queensland


Cape Tribulation is one of northern Queensland’s many insider secrets. Known locally as Cape Trib, this is a low-key slice of paradise where adventurous travellers are rewarded for going a little further afield. You only need to look at these incredible photos to wonder … Continue reading

Nov 13 2014

How to…Shop Like a Pro

Elle Croft

The following extract is taken from Flight Centre magazine The Experts, with photos as credited. Image Credit: Rex Features We look beyond the souvenir shops and root out the boutiques and bazaars in destinations that those in the know are flocking to. Credit card? … Continue reading

Nov 10 2014

Destinaton: Winter Sun – Top 10 Escapes

Elle Croft

The following extract is taken from Flight Centre magazine The Experts, with photos as credited. As you reluctantly emerge from your duvet on a dark and chilly British morning, somewhere in the world, the dawn is gloriously sun-blessed. Let us tempt you out of … Continue reading

Nov 5 2014

Feeling festive: European Christmas markets

Flight Centre UK

Snow-capped huts, mitten-warming mulled wine and the tantalising aroma of roasting chestnuts. Teresa Curran revels in the festive spirit of her favourite European Christmas markets. When I was growing up in New Zealand I would listen with incredulity to Christmas songs about chestnuts, sleigh rides, warm … Continue reading

Nov 3 2014

Whistlestop USA

Elle Croft

The following extract is taken from Flight Centre magazine The Experts, with words by David Whitley and photos as credited. The USA has some of the most thrilling short break cities in the world. The bright lights and soaring skylines of New York, Chicago and … Continue reading

Oct 30 2014

The Big Aussie Reunion – Last Chance to Enter!

Elle Croft

If you haven’t entered The Big Aussie Reunion yet, we suggest you head over and tell your story right away, because entries close on October 31…that’s tomorrow! Do you have a loved one in Australia you haven’t seen for years? Now’s your chance to … Continue reading