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Covid-19 Travel Test from £43
Covid-19 Travel Test from £43

Obtaining cheap and reliable Covid-19 tests for travel from the UK is a task many holidaymakers are currently being challenged by, and we are receiving...

When David Met Noel Gallagher In Little Venice
When David Met Noel Gallagher In Little Venice

First a confession, I didn't actually meet Noel Gallagher. The truth is I was in the Warwick Castle pub in London's Little Venice and whilst...

Julian Sturdy MP Visits Conexo Travel in Haxby
Julian Sturdy MP Visits Conexo Travel in Haxby

It was heartening to receive a visit on Friday 14 May 2021 from Julian Sturdy MP for York Outer, and to hear the actions he...

Penang Honeymoon Destinations
Penang Honeymoon Destinations

Along with Langkawi, Penang is the most famous of Malaysia’s islands. Not only does it have a rich colonial past, it is also blessed with some beautiful beaches....

Langkawi Honeymoon Destination
Langkawi Honeymoon Destination

Langkawi is one of the most visited islands in Malaysia, celebrated the world over for its white sandy beaches, luxurious resorts and stunning tropical landscapes. ...

Kuala Lumpur Honeymoon Destination
Kuala Lumpur Honeymoon Destination

Kuala Lumpur, commonly referred to as KL, is the capital of Malaysia and sits on the West Coast of the country. Originally Kuala Lumpur began...

Borneo Honey moon Destination
Borneo Honey moon Destination

Malaysia is split into two separate parts – West Malaysia, also known as Peninsular Malaysia, and East Malaysia, also known as Malaysian Borneo. There are 375 miles...

Malaysia Honeymoon Destination
Malaysia Honeymoon Destination

Malaysia is a beautiful country full of culture and natural beauty, with 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) forming Peninsular Malaysia....

Best Honeymoon Destinations
Best Honeymoon Destinations

A trip to the Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo, which boats one the world's two populations of orangutans and the highest mountain between the...

Top 10 things to do in Lapland
Top 10 things to do in Lapland

The first thing that most people know about Lapland is that it’s the home of Father Christmas, and nothing could make Christmas more magical for...

Holiday Money – Don’t Lose Out This Summer
Holiday Money – Don’t Lose Out This Summer

“Where is the best place to get my foreign currency?” This is a question we are frequently posed. Being a Yorkshire travel agency this is probably...

Conexo Travel on BBC Radio York
Conexo Travel on BBC Radio York

Who did you turn to for travel advice during the Corona Virus outbreak? BBC Radio York turned to David Carruthers from Conexo Travel in Haxby,...

Tenerife Excursions
Tenerife Excursions

The island of Tenerife has long been a favourite for the British and whist it has become regarded as one of the leading winter destinations...

Spirit of Discovery, Saga’s New Luxury Small Ship
Spirit of Discovery, Saga’s New Luxury Small Ship

It’s just over 12 months since work started on building Saga’s new luxury small ship Spirit of Discovery at the Meyer Werft yard in Germany,...

Lido di Jesolo, Venetian Riviera
Lido di Jesolo, Venetian Riviera

Lido di Jesolo, the vibrant Italian seaside town on the edge of the Venice Lagoon in north-east Italy, has a wide range of hotels and...

The best dining spots in Barcelona - The Secret Food Tour
The best dining spots in Barcelona - The Secret Food Tour

After visiting friends in Alicante, my daughter and I traveled up the coast of Spain to Barcelona. Being quite a foodie I was very excited to...

Havana 1957
Havana 1957

I love browsing the Internet, I know it can be distracting and you can head off in so many different, disparate directions and forget what...

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots
I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots

I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.I’ve...

Should You Book Inbound & Outbound Flights With Different Airlines?
Should You Book Inbound & Outbound Flights With Different Airlines?

The Independent’s Simon Calder recently answered a traveller’s problem in his Holiday Helpdesk, ...

Castello Zamittello Wedding – Malta
Castello Zamittello Wedding – Malta

A Castello Zamittello wedding takes place in marvelous and imposing Castle on the outskirts of Mgarr in Malta. ...

Newcastle Airport Premium Meet & Greet Car Parking
Newcastle Airport Premium Meet & Greet Car Parking

Choosing which airport to fly from can cause disagreement when you live in a place like Haxby as we are close to so many options....

Travel Agent’s Insider Secrets – Top 10 Tips for Saving Money Onboard Your Cruise
Travel Agent’s Insider Secrets – Top 10 Tips for Saving Money Onboard Your Cruise

  Ok, so you’ve chosen your perfect cruise (preferably with us at Conexo Travel), you’ve packed your speedos and your sunhat, and you’ve picked your preferred...

Brexit – Check If Your Passport Is Valid
Brexit – Check If Your Passport Is Valid

  Sorry to bring up the thorny topic of Brexit, but without getting into the politics we feel it is necessary to discuss your passport and...

Skogafoss Waterfall Wedding – Iceland
Skogafoss Waterfall Wedding – Iceland

A Skogafoss Waterfall Wedding is an amazing outdoor wedding location with a difference! Why not consider getting married at one of the most photographed waterfalls in...

Cameo Island Weddings – Greece
Cameo Island Weddings – Greece

A Cameo Island Wedding takes place on a small island off the shore of Laganas, Zante. The island received its name from the local nightclub owner that...

Covid-19 Travel Insurance Cover with Conexo Travel
Covid-19 Travel Insurance Cover with Conexo Travel

Covid-19 Travel Insurance Cover with Conexo Travel We know from conversations with our clients that many people still want to travel, but are hesitant due to...

6 of Best Things to do in New York
6 of Best Things to do in New York

This is one of the places I have wanted to visit for sometime and having just returned from a 3 night break in the Big...

Castle Rosenberg Wedding – Austria
Castle Rosenberg Wedding – Austria

A Castle Rosenburg wedding combines the stunning scenery of Zell am See with the local culture to make a dream fairytale wedding. Generally speaking for...

Our Top 5 Restaurants in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
Our Top 5 Restaurants in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

The Lanzarote resort of Playa Blanca has a wide-array of excellent restaurants offering great value for money, whilst serving up some of the canary islands best fresh produce. ...

Are You the Winner of our £500 Travel Voucher?
Are You the Winner of our £500 Travel Voucher?

Conexo Travel Showcase - 1st Feb 2020 As many of you were aware, we held another big travel showcase event in our local area on the...

170,000 Flights Seats Added In Response To Increased Demand
170,000 Flights Seats Added In Response To Increased Demand

Following on from the failure this week of Thomas Cook, tour operators have responded to the extra demand across the UK by adding thousands of...

Top Ten Things To Do In Krakow
Top Ten Things To Do In Krakow

As we head into Autumn and Winter and leave the warmth of the Summer and beaches in our wake, many people decide to choose city...

6 of the best activities for kids in the Middle East
6 of the best activities for kids in the Middle East

These are the six must-do's for families when heading to the Middle East ...

Thomson, Thomas Cook and Co-op Travel Drop Jet2holidays!
Thomson, Thomas Cook and Co-op Travel Drop Jet2holidays!

Did you know that Independent Travel Agents such as Conexo Travel are now the only place you can book Jet2Holidays award-winning package holidays? Thomas Cook has...

Barbados With Funway
Barbados With Funway

An Introduction to Barbados A beautiful coastline, perfect temperatures and the friendliest people in the world ...

Make The Most Of Your Jet2Holidays Rain Cheques
Make The Most Of Your Jet2Holidays Rain Cheques

Anyone who has flown with Jet2.com or enjoyed a holiday with Jet2Holidays may be familiar with the concept of the Jet2Holidays Rain Cheques. Why Do Jet2Holidays...