The online travel agency, www.sunshine.co.uk, has helped me stretch my holiday dollars every since we discovered them three years ago.
Based out of England, the travel agency operates totally online and offers the savings back me, the customer. There is a toll free number to call but we have always felt safe to pay online. There are no hidden fees, the quality of the hotels have always been as stated on the website, the flights departed on time, and out pre-booked airport transportation was waiting when we arrived.
With each holiday I was offered a selection of accommodation: self catering, hotel, or resort style holidays. We could stay bed and breakfast, half board (breakfast and dinner), full board (all three meals) or enjoy the cost savings of the all inclusive option. We could stay as long as we wanted, five days, one week, ten days, and up to 31 days.
Sunshine has a contract with many of the chartered airlines: Thomsonfly, Easyjet, Monarch Airlines, Jet2 and even British Airways. Many European destinations offer daily flights and we had our pick of morning, afternoon and night flights. The morning flights are the most popular and slightly more expensive.
The website is easy to use, you pick your flights first, then the hotel, airport transportation, and then you pay. You can choose hotel only, flights only, or an entire packages. The website is quite, easy, and always the 1 800 number is clearly listed.
This year our holiday dollars stretched to a fourteen night all inclusive holiday in Crete on a beachfront resort, including flights from London Gatwick, Our holiday cost only $1922.09GBP, or $3,200CND. Our resort offered eight pools, six bars, six a la carte restaurants, and a private beach. This is an amazing deal but not usual for sunshine.