Travel Ideas

Dream destinations, family holiday tips and airport advice from the team at Manchester Airport

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Summer fun city break

Top destinations in Europe for Christmas market magic

Sparkling fairy-lit cities with stalls selling spiced mulled wine and gifts galore… it’s time to pack your bags, wrap up warm, and jet off to one of Europe’s most enchanting Christmas market destinations.

Summer fun city break

Beer, bratwurst and fancy dress fun: 7 cities in Germany going big for Oktoberfest

Millions of people from all over the world pour into Germany to experience Oktoberfest every year. Here are 7 German cities that know how to celebrate in style - with direct flights from Manchester Airport.

Summer fun city break

12 of the best budget city breaks this Autumn

We’ve rounded up 12 of the most exciting destinations you can reach from Manchester Airport for around £100pp return this Autumn, including some serious sun traps…

Summer fun city break

Escape and explore with our top European city breaks

If you want to jet off somewhere not too far away, escape to Europe and explore one of these top destinations for a cool and cultured city break.

St. Patrick's Day

Your guide to the perfect parade this St. Patrick’s Day

Discover the best places to celebrate the Emerald Isle’s largest festival. Check out our guide to the best St. Patrick’s Day parades around the world and enjoy some beloved Irish traditions.

Valentine's Day

Make Valentine’s Day extra special with Manchester Airport

Struggling for fun and fresh ideas for Valentine’s Day? Check out our top picks for romantic getaway activities for you and your special someone and make this year your best Valentine’s Day yet! You can thank us later.  

Ski Season Holidays

Ski season holidays

Dreaming of cool days spent carving down powdery white mountains of snow, and cosy evenings by the fire with heart-warming scents of hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows filling the air? Great news! Ski season is officially here, and we’ve selected the top ski resort destinations for those wanting to live out their winter sports fantasies.

Winter sun holidays

Are you feeling the chill this winter? If the answer is yes, then take a look at this year’s top tanning destinations. We’ve handpicked these exotic locales and we’re sure they’ll have you yearning for a heatwave holiday. 

Must-see European Christmas markets

Treat yourself to an early present, and enjoy a festive break at one of Europe's famous Christmas markets, direct from Manchester Airport. Here are our favourites.


Top LGBTQ+ friendly destinations

We've put together a list of the most LGBTQ+ friendly destinations that we fly to - so you can relax and have a great time in the destination of your choosing!

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What is international Women’s Day, and where is it celebrated?

Learn about the history of International Women’s Day and some of the destinations from Manchester Airport where it’s celebrated.

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Essential guide to travelling with pets

Taking our beloved pets abroad isn’t as hard as it used to be. So long as you’ve done all the necessary checks and prepared your pet’s paperwork, you can leave and return to the UK with your pet dog, cat or ferret with ease. Read our guide for everything you need to know about travelling with your pet.


Australian adventures

Discover jaw-dropping scenery, world-famous landmarks, incredible beaches and cosmopolitan cities on a trip to Australia.

Christmas fun in the ocean

Christmas holidays for families

Treat the family to the winter trip of a lifetime and book one of our spectacular kid-friendly Christmas holidays flying direct from Manchester Airport.


Haunting Halloween holidays

Planning a terrifying trip to celebrate Halloween? Take a look at some of the petrifying places you can visit from Manchester Airport