Travel info

Please select from the drop down list of headings below for the latest information from Co-operative Travel about holiday essentials.



We offer highly competitive exchange rates on our foreign currency, which we offer with 0% commission. If you need a larger amount or a more exotic currency, order in advance by contacting our Chelmsford or Braintree branches.

Airport parking and hotels
Booking secure airport parking in advance of your holiday can bring you peace of mind, and it can also save you money. Most airports offer a number of options, including premium spots close to the terminal or a meet-and-greet parking service.

For added convenience, and a relaxed start to your holiday, consider combining a stay at the airport hotel as part of a money-saving package. It will make your drive in a lot less stressful!

Our travel teams can help arrange both. Please contact us.

Airport lounges
You and your family can upgrade to an airport lounge, for a VIP start before your holiday, for less than you think.

We can organise entrance to a private airport lounge to ensure your holiday starts before you’ve even left the country. For just a few extra pounds, you can enjoy the peace and quiet along with extra facilities – such as free drinks and snacks, newspapers and magazines and other entertainment. We can also work with international airports too, to ensure the wait before your return flight is just as unwinding.

When booking holidays yourself, you don’t always remember to plan travel from the airport to your hotel, or even back to your home at the end of the trip. We can help ensure your entire journey is seamless by finding you a selection of transfer options to meet your needs. Just speak to our travel teams when you book.
Car hire
Whether you need a standalone car hire or included it as part of a tailor-made luxury package, we can ensure you have the vehicle you want ready when you need it. As we’re independent, we can work with all the major rental companies to give you the widest selection at the best possible price – saving you hours of online searching. Options include flexible pick-up and drop offs, additional drivers and we’ll ensure the correct insurance and taxes have been purchased.

Speak to our team to enjoy your trip is spent relaxing and enjoying yourself, not panicking about transport.

Wedding gift service
We can help you get the honeymoon you deserve! Instead of offering a traditional ‘wedding gift list’, why not ask your friends and family to put money towards your honeymoon?

This service can be easily set up as soon as you’ve planned your honeymoon destination, and what’s better is your loved ones can contribute over the phone as well as in person! For more information, get in touch.

Specific travel advice

We highly recommend any traveller looks for specific safety advice before visiting any country overseas. An excellent source for this information is the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) website, where you’ll find up to date advice on personal safety and security, local laws and customs, entry requirements, natural disasters, the political situation, health alerts and crime stats. It also advises you what to do if something goes wrong. 

You can search the FCO website for information on your chosen destination here.

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