With the US ban on taking gadgets with a flat battery on flights now extended worldwide and airlines insisting that passengers pay for them to be couriered back home, travel company Directline Holidays is recommending that its customers take the brave step of leaving all electronic devices at home, for the ultimate in a relaxing, stress free holiday.


Clients booking holidays to Miami and Orlando have been advised to follow the new guidelines from the US Transportation Security Administration to fully charge all electronic gadgets to prove they don’t contain explosives but Directline Holidays is advising that all gadgets are left at home.

Jason Waldron, marketing and product manager, said: “We fully support the US government in their more stringent security checks but recognise that our clients run the risk now of being turned away from their flight and missing their holiday. To avoid this stressful experience we are advising that all electronic gadgets are left at home. This will have the added benefit of ensuring that our customers completely switch off from work and personal emails and get the full benefit of a holiday.

‘Research has shown that holidays benefit you in so many ways – they reduce stress from our busy lives, help you to sleep better, strengthen relationships and give you many wonderful experiences and memories. It makes sense to maximise these benefits and leave the gadgets which occupy so much of our time at home. If you really need a phone on your trip buy a cut price one in the US!”

Directline Holidays offers low cost deals to Orlando starting from £529 and Miami from £699, for room only accommodation.

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