Vote in the UK holiday ‘Oscars’ and win a dream holiday for free

Vote in this year s UK Discount Holidays © holiday Oscars and you could win a dream travel prize – but you’ll need to hurry! The Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror have teamed up with the prestigious 2016 British Travel Awards1 the benchmark for excellence for the firms that make your time off extra special and it s your votes that count. So don’t hang around the big public vote closes at midnight on September 30!

Quite simply, these are the UK travel industry s most prized accolades because they re voted for by the people who pay hard-earned money for their holidays and services. The 82 prize categories include best overseas tour operators, cruise lines, hotels and staycation leisure attractions. To thank you for taking the time to join in, everyone who submits a vote is entered into a draw for a treasure chest of fabulous getaway prizes with more being added regularly.

Vote In The UK Holiday 'Oscars' And Win A Dream <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday For Free The New York themed 2015 awards night Vote In The UK Holiday 'Oscars' And Win A Dream <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday For Free Awards chief Lorraine Barnes Burton

There are some tremendous travel treats to win. In the Aladdin s cave of goodies, worth more than 35,000, there are Discount Holidays © holiday packages, cruises, flights, Discount Holidays © holiday vouchers and discounts. British Travel Awards chief Lorraine Barnes Burton said: The BTAs give Daily and Sunday Mirror readers the opportunity to vote for who they think provides the best service and products when it comes to those all-important holidays and you could be winning next year s holiday, just by voting. So don t miss out. This is the largest consumer-voted programme in the UK, and in 2015 more than 250,000 British households took part, casting well over a million votes.

The award winners will be announced at a glittering gala evening in London on November 23.

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How it works

Voting is all online at britishtravelawards.com2 – You simply register, then vote and it s all scrutinised by leading accountants Deloitte. It s not limited to UK residents, so if you re reading our international editions or you re an overseas online reader, then you can vote too. There are 82 award categories, but you don t have to vote in every one you can opt for as many or as few as you want, right up to midnight on September 30.

And it s really simple. If, for example, you only want to vote for your favourite all-inclusive Discount Holidays © holiday firm and nothing else, you can.

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The online voting form allows you to return to it as many times as you like up to September 30 to dip in and out, to change your votes or add new ones. You will also be invited to take part in a survey that looks at the nation s Discount Holidays © holiday plans for 2017. It s entirely voluntary and, like the awards voting, you can do as much or as little as you like.

As a thank you for taking part in the survey, you get a bonus entry in the Discount Holidays © holiday prize draw.

The fab prizes on offer simply for voting

Some of the amazing prizes you could win include:

  • A 14-night Titan tour of America s Deep South. This trip of a lifetime is for two people and is worth around 5,000. It takes in civil war and civil rights history, musical heritage in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans, the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo, a steamboat jazz trip on the mighty Mississippi, a visit to Jack Daniel s Distillery and much more
  • A weekend break for two to Rome with HolidayPirates, including flights for two and accommodation for two nights in a three-star hotel, worth over 500. Soak up the history and culture of the Italian capital, visiting museums, art galleries and ancient monuments and be sure to sample the cuisine.
  • An eight-day cruise for two along the Danube with Viking Cruises, including flights, six guided tours and all meals on board, worth over 5,100. Hungary s vibrant capital Budapest, Vienna s elegant caf s and Austria s Wachau Valley all await you.
  • Two pairs of flights for two people with Opodo, worth 2,500. Choose between Lisbon and Porto for your sundrenched break in Portugal, then jet off to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Flights are with TAP Portugal.
  • A week s villa Discount Holidays © holiday for two in Kefalonia, Greece, with Ionian and Aegean Holidays, worth 2,500. Flights, accommodation and resort transfers or car hire are all included in this beautiful break to the largest island of the Ionian sea, with white sandy beaches and pebbled coves.
  • Rental of a sporty BMW X6 M for a long weekend with Sixt Rent-A-Car, worth over 1,100.

    Pick up your stylish wheels on Thursday at noon and hand the keys back on Monday morning

  • A five-day break for two to Krakow
  • A seven-day China tour for two people (excluding flights)
  • A 750 villa Discount Holidays © holiday voucher
  • Two 500 cottage Discount Holidays © holiday vouchers
  • A five-star, all-inclusive week for two by the Red Sea
  • Two flights to Rio de Janeiro
  • A week s skiing for two in the French Alps
  • A 1,000 Cornwall Discount Holidays © holiday home voucher


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Amber Rudd confirms holiday visas are on the table in Brexit negotiations

Brits could be forced to pay for visas to go on Discount Holidays © holiday in Europe as a result of Brexit1 negotiations, Amber Rudd confirmed today. The Home Secretary admitted the ‘ESTA’ style travel permits will be on the table when the Tories cut a deal for Britain leaving the EU. She said reports the European Commission is considering plans for a visa programme to operate across the Schengen free movement area is a “reminder” that the UK is in a “two way negotiation” with the EU as it seeks its divorce from Brussels.

She agreed that people would be “surprised” if they had to apply for a short-term visa to visit countries like France but insisted such a scheme could be rolled out.

Amber Rudd Confirms <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Visas Are On The Table In Brexit Negotiations Amber Rudd said Discount Holidays © holiday visas would be on the table

She told the Andrew Marr Show on BBC One: “I think they (British citizens) would be surprised.

“I don’t think it’s particularly desirable but we don’t rule it out because we have to be allowed a free hand to give the best negotiation.”

Control over who comes to the UK was a central issue during the EU referendum2 campaign. Ms Rudd said the UK will be able to control its borders post- Brexit3 but stressed any measures introduced would have to be “reciprocal”. She said: “Once we leave the European Union we will have complete control over who comes into the UK from the EU and who doesn’t, with one or two provisos of course.

“First of all, it’s going to be reciprocal, we are going to have to work out what’s in the UK’s interests as well going to the European Union and what works for our economy and making sure that we get the right balance.

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“Looking across the whole spectrum is what’s going to be the guiding principle.”

She also reaffirmed the Tory manifesto commitment to cut immigration to the UK to the tens of thousands.

“I’m completely committed to making sure that we reduce it and yes, tens of thousands, although it will take some time,” she said. Ms Rudd said it is “too early” to outline the specifics of how the Government will achieve its target but she repeated the Prime Minister’s rejection of an Australian-style points system.

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However, she suggested a work permit system is being considered.

“Whether we look at a work permit system or another system is something that my department is looking at closely at the moment,” she said. She said a work permit system “certainly has value” and “we are not ruling anything out at the moment”.

Ms Rudd also addressed her comments from the referendum campaign when she said Boris Johnson was not the person you want to drive you home at the end of an evening out. Following the suggestion that Mr Johnson was now driving Brexit4 in his role as Foreign Secretary, Ms Rudd said: “Boris is not the driver. Theresa May is the driver.

The rest of us are in the car.”

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British tourist plunged to his death from Magaluf hotel balcony just …

A British tourist plunged to his death from the third floor of a Magaluf1 hotel just three weeks after burying his older brother. Alexander Forrest, 20, is understood to have fallen from a balcony at the four-star BH Mallorca Hotel in the popular Spanish resort. The charity worker, who was only four days into his holiday2 with two pals, suffered severe head injuries in the ‘horrendous accident’.

He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Today, it emerged that Alexander’s death on the morning of August 31 was the second heartbreak for his family in less than two weeks.

Daily Record British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just ... The 20-year-old charity worker was on Discount Holidays © holiday with two friends at the time of the ‘horrendous accident’

His older brother Nicholai, 23, known as Nikko, died in July and was buried on August 9, the Daily Record3 reports. The cause of his death is unknown. The siblings’ heartbroken dad, Scott Forrest-McNeill, a member of the biker group Blue Angels in Scotland, posted a grief-stricken tribute on social media.

The 47-year-old wrote: U say ur God is real and this is him test me well I say f*** ur gods I am an Angel now it s time to feel my wrath. All I know is I have outlived both my sons so f*** the gods and bring on my wrath.

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Alexander, from Saughton in Edinburgh, is also survived by mum Annette, 54, and sisters Annastasia, 19, and 18-year-old Kayleigh. A JustGiving page has been set up by his friend Josh Candy – who was on Discount Holidays © holiday with him – in a bid to raise money to bring his body home.

British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just ... Alexander is understood to have fallen from the third floor of the four-star BH Mallorca Hotel

The page, which was set up on Thursday, has already raised a whopping 4,695 – 117 per cent of the initial 4,000 target. Writing on the page, Josh said: “On Saturday August 27 Alexander Forrest went on Discount Holidays © holiday to Magaluf in Majorca with two friends.

“Unfortunately due to a horrendous accident Alex hasn’t made it home.

On the August 31 Alex was found and pronounced dead.

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“Alex had suffered severe head injuries and died instantly.

“As of the Wednesday, Alex’s mum had to be flown out to Magaluf to try get Alex home.

We now as a group of close friends want to raise as much as we can to support his mum to get Alex home. We all understand it s a lot of money to raise.

Anything and everything, anyone and everyone can afford to donate would be amazing.

Daily Record British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just ... A JustGiving page has been set up to try to raise money to bring Alexander’s body home

The young man added last night: I want to thank everyone for such an amazing response and the generosity shown.

People that didn t even know Alex have donated huge amounts and it is amazing.

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Alexander worked for the British Heart Foundation. A Jet2.com4 spokeswoman said on Friday the firm would arrange for his body to be returned home at no cost to his family.

She added: “We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Alexander’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Google Street View British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just ... The exterior of the hotel, where Alexander died on the morning of August 31

“We were only made aware today that Alexander is still in Majorca and we understand that the insurance company is still investigating this tragic incident.

“As this is a private matter between the insurers and the Forrest family, we cannot comment on that investigation.

“However if, for any reason, the insurance company cannot arrange for Alexander’s body to be returned home, we will arrange this ourselves at no cost to the Forrest family.”

A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We are providing support to the family of a British national who has died in Majorca on August 31 and are in contact with the local authorities.”


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