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Airline no-show fees

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By

The CAA concluded that a policy of automatically cancelling a passenger’s return if they do not take the outbound flight is ‘disproportionate’.



Passion for Palma

Jul 2nd, 2019 | By

The rise in visitor numbers during the winter months reflects a growing appetite for cultural city breaks rather than beach holidays says the tourism board.



It’s the weather

Jul 1st, 2019 | By
Bournemouth beach

Just as Center Parcs put outdoor attractions under cover, destinations and attractions need to invest in all-weather attractions to get us to visit them.



Garuda beats European airlines for punctuality

Jun 30th, 2019 | By
Virgin plane in flight

The best that could be achieved was by Virgin Atlantic which managed three stars based on an accumulated score of 79.2.



This year, Liverpool is the best

Jun 29th, 2019 | By

Garnering a five star rating and the airport from the UK and Ireland highest up the list is Liverpool John Lennon.



Long-haul rail satisfcation

Jun 28th, 2019 | By
image of Virgin West Coast trains

The latest survey of rail passenger satisfaction shows that 87% of long-haul passengers are satisfied, some four percentage points more than the average for all rail journeys.



Drones near airports

Jun 25th, 2019 | By

At Dubai, Frankfurt, Gatwick, Heathrow, Singapore and Newark (New York) airports, there have been incidents with drones.



Misleading holidaymakers

Jun 24th, 2019 | By

People unfamiliar with Penarth might reasonably ask themselves whether there is anything worth promoting in the town if it has to pass itself off as looking like someweher else.



Austria for winter

Jun 23rd, 2019 | By

In what may turn out to be the hottest week of the year so far, what other subject should be this morning’s story if not skiing!



Blacklisting Venice

Jun 22nd, 2019 | By

In a unusual turn of events, the Mayor of Venice will ask UNESCO to place the city on its World Heritage Site blacklist.



At the summer solstice

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

We might be happy about the good weather being forecast but travel agents and tour operators aren’t.



Would you fly in a Boeing 737 – Max?

Jun 20th, 2019 | By

How comfortable would passengers be when they know that the certification for the 737-Max is based on the one for the original model which dates back to 1967?



Heathrow expansion

Jun 19th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

What we do know is that disruption around Heathrow is going to last some time and much longer than many anticipated.



Bruges could become Disneyland

Jun 18th, 2019 | By

The question for all of them is how do they manage to have their cake and still eat it.



What if?

Jun 17th, 2019 | By
Titanic Belfast - biggest tourist attraction in Belfast

The next target for the tourist authority must surely be to attract more tourists from places other than the province.



The 180 degree turn

Jun 16th, 2019 | By

Frankly both politicians and airports in Great Britain are happy with this heightened emphasis on climate change.



Five years of trials

Jun 15th, 2019 | By

For those of us who can remember before liquids were a problem in hand luggage a return to those days will be bliss.



The small print

Jun 15th, 2019 | By

As for reading the small print, who really wades through all of that dry text?



Re-opening Sri Lanka

Jun 14th, 2019 | By

The lifting of the ban on travelling to Sri Lanka has come within months of the terrorist incident.



Good value in Spain?

Jun 13th, 2019 | By

The latest research from Post Office Money suggests that the vast majority of us are still planning to travel abroad despite Brexit



‘You have Spain in common’

Jun 12th, 2019 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

Spain is trying to encourage Britons to continue to travel to the country in the run up to Brexit and thereafter.



Do you feel embarrassed?

Jun 11th, 2019 | By

It is claimed that many of us are self-conscious about being British.



Algarve success

Jun 10th, 2019 | By

The Algarve in Portugal has over 100 beaches, 88 of which are Blue Flag beaches and the coastline stretches across 200 kilometres.



Tourism in a nuclear power plant

Jun 9th, 2019 | By

Would a series about a nuclear disaster encourage you to visit a nuclear power plant. The Lithuanians think it will.



Say hello to the Caymans

Jun 8th, 2019 | By

At present only a few thousand Britons holiday on the islands because few know about the advantages of holidaying there.



The ISS is now a B&B

Jun 7th, 2019 | By

NASA has announced that it will allow tourists to fly to the International Space Station. Great news except for the ordinary package holiday taker, there is a lot of admin to do before you fly!



Volunteer’s Week

Jun 7th, 2019 | By

Tourism wouldn’t exist in such a big way without volunteers. Our heritage sites be they buildings, railways or the landscape rely on volunteers



Cruising to Cuba

Jun 6th, 2019 | By
cruise ship Adonia docking in Cuba

A number of Britons will be amongst the 800,000 people that have booked cruises out USA ports which were scheduled to dock in Cuba.