How charter holiday pricing works — Part 2

How charter holiday pricing works — Part 2

Last week, we explained in more or less simple terms how charter pricing works. This week, we focus on scheduled airline fares and the fundamental manner in which they differ from charters. Scheduled airline fares apply only to scheduled air services. These are operated by airlines. A scheduled service must operate on the date, time … Continued


How charter holiday pricing works — Part 1

If you’re an Irish consumer currently thinking of getting away for a week or two in the sun at the moment, chances are that you’re experiencing one or both of the following problems: 1. There is very little availability left to many destinations 2. All the prices are very expensive And to add further insult … Continued


Familiarity Breeds Contempt — Part 2

In last weeks’ blog I was going on about the fact that we probably attribute too much importance at times to far away destinations and not enough to the ones that are located closer to home. perhaps the best example of this phenomenon is London. London is one of the world’s great capitals with more … Continued


Familiarity breeds contempt — why clichés become clichés!

Certain figures of speech such as the above mentioned ‘Familiarity breeds contempt’ only become clichés over time because, in essence, what they are saying is true and is being said in a very catchy, easy-to-remember way. Now, lest I get carried away with myself here on the finer points of language and semantics, the reason why I’ve … Continued


Paradise — and where you can find it!

Much of our vocabulary in daily use has become increasingly diminished because of the overuse of certain words or adjectives. Common sense would suggest that everything simply can’t be ‘great’ or ‘brilliant’ or ‘unique. A prefect example of this phenomenon is the overuse of the word ‘paradise’ — in the material, rather than the metaphysical sense! … Continued


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