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Ryanair will deal with individuals not claims agencies

Mar 22nd, 2018 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

The High Court has decided that Ryanair was allowed to pay individuals claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled flights directly instead of paying companies and organisations making claims.

Fined £15,000 for a fraudulent claim

Mar 21st, 2018 | By

Just about Travel has written a lot about people making fraudulent compensation claims connected to falling ill on holiday after eating meals. The fine handed done in Liverpool County Court only illustrates that tour operators will pursue those fraudulently claiming even if it costs them more than paying out a claim initially. Readers will remember the case of a Liverpool couple who were unmasked by TUI after Facebook images showed them to be healthy and enjoying themselves at a time when they should have been
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Forget Sharm; head to Hurghada

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

Isn’t about time the British government told us why it still thinks we shouldn’t travel to Sharm El Sheikh?

English Tourism Week

Mar 19th, 2018 | By

There are a number of offers and discounts for us to take advantage of during the week. You can find many more on the English Tourism website but here is just a random selection from up and down England.

Future travel warnings from Which?

Mar 18th, 2018 | By

According to Which? holidaymakers are not being informed about what Brexitmay do to their holiday plans.

Emirates must recompense passengers

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
image of an Emirates flight

The Supreme Court in the UK has refused the airline, Emirates, to appeal a lower court decision that decided it should recompense passengers who missed flight connections.

Hull’s year as UK City of Culture

Mar 16th, 2018 | By

The news that Hull attracted just 20% of visitors from the rest of the UK during the year when it was the UK City of Culture is disappointing.

Taking children out of school post Platt

Mar 15th, 2018 | By

The BBC has announced the results of an investigation it has made into the number of parents being fined for taking their children out of school in term time.

Tightening up on those who are slow compensation payers

Mar 14th, 2018 | By

Overall AirHelp says that passengers – not just Americans – are owed more than €5 billion by airlines, a staggering sum.

British visitors in Western Australia

Mar 13th, 2018 | By

Whilst the state tourism minister wants to entice more flights from China how will he attract Britons? Or will he wait until sterling becomes more competitive and leave it at that?

It could be a good year for travellers

Mar 12th, 2018 | By
family running on beach

So what can we learn from last week’s big travel trade show in Berlin? The show says that it saw a 5% increase in business volume and that about 110,000 trade visitors attended.

This is “Scottish Tourism Month”

Mar 11th, 2018 | By

Scottish Tourism Month just seems a handy title to hang a number of trade meetings around and nothing more.

Barbados tops satisfaction index

Mar 11th, 2018 | By

Norstat announced the winners of its Destination Satisfaction Index and the overall winner was Barbados. Second was the Seychelles and third, Bermuda.

How will we travel in the future?

Mar 9th, 2018 | By

You could be forgiven for concluding from this study that whilst the technology is there, people aren’t yet ready to either pay or feel safe using them!

Nearly two million Britons took a cruise holiday in 2017

Mar 8th, 2018 | By

Cruises from UK ports are important to attracting people with over half of all cruise passengers starting from a UK port rather than flying to meet a cruise ship.

A day trip in Gwalior

Mar 6th, 2018 | By

India`s fastest train, the Gatimaan Express, has extended services to Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, so you can now take a day trip from Delhi on a journey that takes you just 3 hours and 15 minutes. each way. The train now runs six days a week and should boost tourism in the area. A non express train journey can take you up to ten hours! Why go to Gwalior rather than somewhere else nearby to Delhi? One of the main reasons that visitors travel to
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Efteling in 2018

Mar 5th, 2018 | By

Ranked in the top 25 theme parks in the world, the Dutch located, Efteling has seen over 130 million people through its gates since it opened 66 years ago.

Holidaying at home in 2018

Mar 4th, 2018 | By
Bournemouth beach

According to the UK holiday park operator, Away Resorts, 55% of Brits are taking their main holiday at a UK lodge or caravan park this year.

Cheaper Atlantic flights?

Mar 2nd, 2018 | By

Norwegian and Wow Air have been providing cheaper flights to the USA for a while. Now BA, American, Iberia and Finnair are set to join in.

The Cawl Crawl

Mar 1st, 2018 | By

Castles and cawl could be ideal in the crisp weather we have at the moment.

Ryanair’s Scottish logic

Feb 28th, 2018 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Yesterday it was announced that Ryanair was pulling the vast majority of its flights from Glasgow Airport. Instead of there being 23 flights from the airport there would be just three – to Dublin, Wroclaw and Krakow.

Mandurah – its all about water!

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

As our spring comes and Mandurah’s Autumn approaches, some locals say the autumn and winter are the best times to visit the city and surrounding area.

Barbados – “Year of Culinary Excellence”

Feb 27th, 2018 | By

A third of all the visitors to the Caribbean island of Barbados come from the UK. Given the weather this week, that number may increase!

About a Turkish taxi driver…

Feb 26th, 2018 | By
Bridge over the Bosphorus

It is a fairly widespread belief that when you visit an overseas country taxi drivers may be prone to taking advantage of you.

What might be in store for travellers and holidaymakers this summer?

Feb 25th, 2018 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

Recently we have had views about travel this summer from TUI, Thomas Cook, On the Beach and Jet 2. What might be in store for travellers and holidaymakers?

Overcrowded trains

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By

As train passenger numbers grow, railway companies will have to more flexible.

Changing times

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By

The news that the Leicester Children’s Holiday Centre in the Lincolnshire seaside resort of Mablethorpe is to close bringing an end to a link between the two counties which stretches back 120 years. Towards the end of Queen Victoria’s reign a charity was formed to send disadvantaged Leicestershire children on holiday. In those days the seaside was where you holidayed, hence the link the Mablethorpe. Since 1989 it has sent around 60,000 children away on holiday. But the facilities the charity had in the town
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Remembering traditional Inuit culture

Feb 21st, 2018 | By

Fifty years ago, Inuit men, women and youth of North Baffin Island created a series of drawings about what life was like in this remote part of Canada.