Travel news

Changing holiday patterns

Oct 30th, 2019 | By
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In another decade, who can say whether the seven or fourteen day holiday will still be even available as more of our holiday habits change?



Is hand baggage a perk?

Oct 21st, 2019 | By
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More to the point, will UK and other European airlines copy Delta’s move?



Does travel broaden the mind?

Oct 18th, 2019 | By

Saying that 95% do recognise that London is the capital is to put a positive spin on what surely every child should know?



Hays to the rescue

Oct 9th, 2019 | By

It emerged this morning that John and Irene Hays, the founders and owners of the independent travel agency chain, Hays Travel, has bought all 555 Thomas Cook shops from the receivers.



Nearly all home

Oct 7th, 2019 | By

Today almost the last of the Thomas Cook holidaymakers that were left in their resorts after the company’s collapse arrived home



National Customer Service Week

Oct 5th, 2019 | By
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If parliamentarians take such little notice of customer service (other than in individual speeches) to support a committee is it any wonder that industry at large takes just lip-service about it?



Flying with babies

Oct 1st, 2019 | By

Book a seat on Japan Air Lines ad when you get to the seat selection page, an icon pops up to tell you where babies will be



Why should holidaymakers suffer

Sep 26th, 2019 | By

Some passengers are suffering as hoteliers demand money to cover unpaid bills that should have been paid by Thomas Cook.



Thomas Cook collapse affects destinations

Sep 24th, 2019 | By

The collapse of Thomas Cook has hit some destinations and only now in the cold light of day are they realising the implications.



The end of Thomas Cook?

Sep 23rd, 2019 | By

At 2am UK time today the end finally came. The board of Thomas Cook called in the liquidators. The oldest tour operating company in the world had ceased business.



Thomas Cook Rewards

Sep 19th, 2019 | By

Thomas Cook Rewards is a scheme whereby customers can earn cash rewards on spending on groceries or clothes which can then be used to go towards their next holiday.



Travelling to the EU after October 31st 2019

Sep 18th, 2019 | By

ABTA has launched a campaign on radio and social media to reassure holidaymakers and travellers that flights, ferries and trains will still operate even in the event of a no-deal exit on October 31.



Hotels and booking sites told to toe the line

Sep 17th, 2019 | By
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The CMA said that it will be watching to make sure that these major brands stay true to their word.



Flying to EU countries in 2020

Sep 5th, 2019 | By

UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU until at least October 2020.



Passenger power

Sep 5th, 2019 | By

Swap seats with someone and it doesn’t matter. Your password is unique to you so the content you receive is tailored to you.



2019 Great British Beach Clean

Sep 4th, 2019 | By
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Sign up to a clean near you at: www.mcsuk.org/greatbritishbeachclean and if you can’t find an event on your preferred beach, call 01989 566017 and find out how you can organise your own.



Arrests top 400

Sep 3rd, 2019 | By
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The biggest group of those arrested was at Heathrow which might be explained away by the fact that it is our largest passenger carrier airport with 80 million passengers.



Saturday snippets: August 31st 2019

Aug 31st, 2019 | By
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In Paris the deputy mayor wants to ban tour coaches. In Saudi a theme park is planned and in australia, the Great Barrier Reef’s long term outlook has been downgraded.



Goodby to old Thomas Cook and hello to the new one

Aug 28th, 2019 | By

Thomas Cook had agreed that its largest shareholder, the Chinese company Fosun would take over the company. What does it mean for holidaymakers?



Scanning our hand-luggage

Aug 25th, 2019 | By

According to Grant Shapps, the new transport boss, you won’t have to take laptops and liquids from your bags. Or your sockas and underwear!



The Ryanair strike

Aug 22nd, 2019 | By
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The good news as of about 10am today is that everything is running pretty smoothly according to the Ryanair website.



The big boost

Aug 21st, 2019 | By

Britons are taking 21% more (6.4 million) short- breaks in Britain than they did 10 years ago, when comparing 2018 to 2008.



A last-minute break?

Aug 16th, 2019 | By
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Today there is yet another weather warning so I suspect that even more of us will try and book a holiday away.



Saturday snippets: 10th of August 2019

Aug 10th, 2019 | By

Adrian considers the impact of the Mona Lisa, Raffles Hotel in Singapore and hyperloop travel in India. Amongst other things!



Out go miniature bottle toiletries

Aug 4th, 2019 | By
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The latest worldwide interest in reducing the use of plastics gives hotel chains the world over the opportunity to remove these little bottles they stock



LateRooms and Superbreaks go bust

Aug 2nd, 2019 | By

For customers of LateRooms and Superbreak, what redress is there if you have booked with them and not yet undertaken your hotel stay or mini break?



The “reward” for fraudulent claims – 12 months!

Jul 28th, 2019 | By

In the meantime, the gaoling of Mr Cromby should be a warning to all others who might consider fraudulent claims.



Saturday snippets: 27th July 2019

Jul 27th, 2019 | By

Adrian takes a quick tour to see how countries are faring this year.