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UK issues travel warning for Jamaica Montego Bay

UK issues travel warning for Jamaica Montego Bay

January 22, 2018 9:42 am

The UK’s Foreign Office has issued a warning advising Brits holidaying in the Montego Bay area of Jamaica not to leave their hotels or resorts. The warning applies to the whole of the northwest parish of St James. The landmark […]

Former Colombia FARC freedom fighters to open guerrilla hotel

Former Colombia FARC freedom fighters to open guerrilla hotel

January 15, 2018 2:30 pm

A faction of redundant FARC rebels in Colombia is building a hotel designed to replicate the hardships of living life on the edge in the jungle. Guests at the La Guajira residence will be able to live like Fuerzas Armadas […]

Azamara Pursuit to undergo Belfast refit before maiden voyage

Azamara Pursuit to undergo Belfast refit before maiden voyage

January 12, 2018 10:49 am

Azamara Club Cruises has announced its third ship will be refurbished at a Belfast shipyard before setting sail on its maiden voyage in August. Azamara is buying the former MV Adonia from P&O Cruises and she will set sail with […]

Vintage London Hotel Russell scheduled for spring reopening

Vintage London Hotel Russell scheduled for spring reopening

January 5, 2018 11:39 am

One of the UK’s grandest hotels, the Hotel Russell in London, is scheduled to reopen this spring. Along with a £70 million revamp, the five-star Bloomsbury hotel will sport a new name, The Principal London, to reflect that of its […]

Virgin launches January sale on Caribbean and US holidays

Virgin launches January sale on Caribbean and US holidays

January 3, 2018 12:52 pm

Virgin Holidays has launched a January sale on holidays in the Caribbean and the US. Holiday industry analysts say travellers can save up to 50 per cent on the recommended retail prices of Virgin package holidays to the likes of […]

Landmark Birmingham Methodist Hall to be converted to hotel

Landmark Birmingham Methodist Hall to be converted to hotel

December 27, 2017 11:29 am

A rundown Birmingham landmark is set to be given a new lease of life as a plush hotel and leisure facility. Property company Ciel Capital says the city centre’s Methodist Central Hall will be taken over by US hotelier Dream […]

Big Ben comes back to life and rings in London Xmas holiday

Big Ben comes back to life and rings in London Xmas holiday

December 26, 2017 10:20 am

Following a long shutdown, London’s iconic Big Ben clock was brought back to life in time to usher in the Christmas festive holiday. The familiar sound of Big Ben ringing out the hour was reincarnated on Saturday at 09:00 and […]

Finland Santa Claus Village reports usual influx of visitors

Finland Santa Claus Village reports usual influx of visitors

December 19, 2017 10:30 am

Santa Claus Village theme park in Finland has reported the usual large influx of tourists ahead of the festive season. Santa Claus’s de facto home typically welcomes 300,000 visitors over the Christmas holiday season and local media sources say this […]

Royal wedding announcement triggers race for Windsor hotel rooms

Royal wedding announcement triggers race for Windsor hotel rooms

December 18, 2017 9:51 am

There was an online stampede for hotel rooms in Windsor following the announcement of the royal wedding date on Friday. A Kensington Palace spokesperson confirmed Prince Harry would marry Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018 at Windsor Castle’s St George’s […]

Europe Christmas markets gather steam

Europe Christmas markets gather steam

December 11, 2017 9:48 am

Most of the annual Christmas markets in the UK and mainland Europe have already started up. For retail therapy aficionados and fun seekers the big question at this time of year is which Christmas market is going to be the […]

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