Travel to the Channel Islands this summer for a stress-free getaway – where you can spend in pounds and soak up the sunshine and culture

Still not planned your summer holiday getaway?  Travelling to the sunny Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey with Condor Ferries offers a stress-free getaway, with fantastic destinations to explore.

The Islands use the sterling currency, so there’s no need to worry about exchange rates and currency fluctuations – you can take your pounds on holiday and spend them as you would do at home.

Travelling by ferry with your car is convenient, and with no luggage restrictions on Condor Ferries, holidaymakers can pack everything they need.  Plus, with no requirements for a passport to travel to Jersey and Guernsey, it makes the Islands a home-from-home destination in the sunshine!

Offering white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and delicious dining experiences, the Channel Islands – situated in Baie de St Malo between England and France – enjoy the warmest weather in the UK and are just a few hours away, with fast ferry sailings from Poole on board the state-of-the-art Condor Liberation.

Alicia Andrews, Executive Director – Commercial at Condor Ferries, commented: “We know that today, a lot of holidaymakers are looking for certainty when it comes to their summer holidays this year.  Planning a trip to the Channel Islands offers you just that; you spend in pounds – just like at home and you don’t need a passport to travel.  Plus with the convenience of taking your car on the ferry, you can pack all the luggage that you need, without any restrictions.

“Travel to the Channel Islands couldn’t be easier and with our daily fast ferry service from Poole on board Condor Liberation, holidaymakers can be topping up their tans in around three hours, as well as taking advantage of tax free bargains.”

The warm climate, sandy beaches, rock pools, peaceful countryside and wealth of attractions to visit, Guernsey and Jersey make the perfect holiday destination to explore the safe.  With accommodation on offer to suit all budgets from camping and self catering, to exceptional hotels, couples and families alike can enjoy a relaxing stay.

But holidaymakers shouldn’t be fooled into thinking the Channel Islands are just a family destination – for the wild at heart, there’s plenty of high-adrenaline water sports on offer, with Jersey’s St. Ouens Bay boasting one of the best beaches for surfing in the UK and popular coasteering sites around Guernsey.  Meanwhile savvy shoppers can get their retail therapy fix with tax free shopping where big savings can be made on jewellery, photographic and electrical goods.

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 Issued on behalf of Condor Ferries by McKenna Townsend

For further information please contact Rachel Hadfield or Mel Bradley on 01425 472330 or email condor@mckennatownsend.com

 About Condor Ferries

Condor Ferries was founded in 1964 and initially operated a passenger service between France and the Channel Islands. In 1987, the first service linking the Channel Islands with the UK was launched and since then Condor Ferries has operated a year-round service connecting the UK through Poole, and Portsmouth, the Channel Islands through Guernsey and Jersey and the ports of St Malo and Cherbourg in France.

Condor Ferries operates the high speed ferries, Condor Liberation and Condor Rapide. In 1999 Commodore Clipper, a conventional car, passenger and freight carrying vessel was introduced to the fleet to offer an all-weather, year round service. Each year, Condor Ferries carries more than 1 million passengers and 200,000 passenger vehicles.

Condor Ferries also operates Commodore Goodwill, as a freight only vessel.  The Condor Ferries fleet carries 100,000 freight vehicles into the Channel Islands each year as well as exporting tonnes of local produce.

Condor Ferries is also an active member of the communities within which it operates and supports numerous organisations, sports and charities through sponsorship and travel.

More information about Condor Ferries and its services is available at www.condorferries.com.