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UK and Australia governments issue travel alerts for the Philippines

UK and Australia governments issue travel alerts for the Philippines

November 8, 2017 11:54 am

The Australian government has joined that of the UK in issuing a travel alert for the Philippines. The just issued travel advice from Australia echoes that released by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) late last month saying terror […]

Airlines to comply with stricter security checks for US bound passengers

Airlines to comply with stricter security checks for US bound passengers

October 31, 2017 11:30 am

Six global airlines have so far confirmed they will be introducing measures to comply with demands from US authorities for stricter security checks. The airlines say passengers will be subjected to interviews or have to answer questionnaires as well as […]

Lonely Planet labels the UK as a top spot for a cheap 2018 holiday

Lonely Planet labels the UK as a top spot for a cheap 2018 holiday

October 27, 2017 9:54 am

Lonely Planet has labelled the UK as one of the 10 best global destinations for a cheap holiday in 2018. The travel guide publisher notes that while the current depressed value of the pound is not good for Britons it […]

First passenger flight from South Africa to St Helena lands safely

First passenger flight from South Africa to St Helena lands safely

October 18, 2017 11:36 am

The maiden flight of an Airlink Airlines service from Johannesburg in South Africa to St Helena Island took off over the weekend. On Saturday, sixty passengers were on board for the six hour flight to one of the loneliest and […]

UK says Britons need to be alert when visiting Catalonia

UK says Britons need to be alert when visiting Catalonia

October 10, 2017 11:37 am

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has amended its advisory for Britons travelling to the northeastern Catalonia region of Spain. The update was added last week and says British travellers should steer clear of any large groups of people and demonstrations. […]

Ready to erupt Mt Agung volcano triggers mass evacuations on Bali

Ready to erupt Mt Agung volcano triggers mass evacuations on Bali

October 2, 2017 11:10 am

Authorities on the Indonesia holiday isle of Bali have declared a no-go zone around Mt Agung. The island is on high alert as scientists say the smouldering volcano is probably going to erupt in the very near future. The off-limits […]

Heathrow Airport says UK domestic airport tax needs scrapping

Heathrow Airport says UK domestic airport tax needs scrapping

September 22, 2017 11:08 am

In an open letter submitted to the UK’s government, Heathrow Airport says the Air Passenger Duty needs abolishing. The proposal was one of a series of recommendations for improving the London airport’s services, facilities and transport connections submitted to Chancellor […]

France strike grounds multiple Ryanair flights

France strike grounds multiple Ryanair flights

September 13, 2017 9:14 am

A strike by air-traffic controllers in France yesterday led to Ryanair cancelling more than 100 flights from UK airports. THE European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) issued a bulletin saying the Marseille sector of France was the […]

Saga Sapphire to sail on mystery winter cruise from Southampton

Saga Sapphire to sail on mystery winter cruise from Southampton

September 5, 2017 11:45 am

Saga Holidays has just announced it is offering a cruise with a difference for this winter. Passengers embarking on the company’s Secret Cruise in November will not know which ports-of-call they will stop at until their cruise ship docks there. […]

UK Foreign Office places North Korea on no go list

UK Foreign Office places North Korea on no go list

August 28, 2017 10:41 am

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued an update to its travel advice for North Korea. The FCO advice says Brits should avoid the rogue Asian state altogether and only travel there if it is absolutely essential. The update […]

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