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The adventure tour to end them all – sunny Iraq

/ March 4, 2011 4:31 pm

Adventure tourists looking for the ultimate – and possibly very uncomfortable – adventure will love the offer of a six-day Iraq motorbike tour complete with AK47s and armed guards. British adventure holiday specialists TrailRidingUK will be offering the Iraq trip from early […]

Holiday companies, airlines join to fight airport duty increases

/ March 3, 2011 5:46 pm

Airlines and major travel firms are joining with travellers in an anti-government campaign to fight further increases in airport duty. Holidaymakers and business travellers are being invited to join a Facebook protest as part of an ongoing campaign linking airlines […]

Southwest Airlines Flight Delayed over System Glitch

/ March 3, 2011 8:44 am

There haven’t been too many flight delays and cancellations in the US since the big string of winter storms that blew through. However, Southwest Airlines customers were caught in delays on Tuesday night when the airline’s telecommunications system hit a […]

Thomas Cook tacks on extra fuel charges

/ March 2, 2011 8:39 am

Tour operator Thomas Cook announced it was re-introducing fuel surcharges yesterday. The charges of up to £40 per person are effective immediately and will be applied to all Thomas Cook holiday and charter flight bookings. The move by the leading […]

Worldwide ‘voluntourist’ opportunities get more complicated

/ March 1, 2011 4:30 pm

Travel opportunities for volunteer workers are expanding, but travel companies need to tread carefully and exercise responsibility.. With more and more people acknowledging a need to help out in conservation, research and many other volunteer opportunities, travel companies are being […]

Boris opens ‘rail version of M25’ East London link

/ February 28, 2011 4:28 pm

A key link in the suburban orbital railway was opened today by London mayor Boris Johnson, giving easier access for visitors to the London Olympics. The new extension to the long-awaited East London Line is the latest section of the […]

Adventure tour operators to Middle East caught in dilemma

/ February 27, 2011 4:57 pm

Just a few weeks after package tour operators found themselves struggling with repatriations from Tunisia and Egypt, the Libyan civil war exploded. The UK’s biggest package tour operators, including Thomson and Thomas Cook, were caught on the hop with tens […]

Bedbug problem forces BA to ground Boeing 747

/ February 26, 2011 4:37 pm

After a passenger on a flight between Los Angeles and London complained she had been bitten by bedbugs, British Airways was forced to take the aircraft out of service. Zane Selkirk, 28, a Los Angeles business executive, had booked two […]

New Zealand warns against all but essential Christchurch travel

/ February 25, 2011 5:22 pm

As rescuers continue their efforts to locate survivors of the devastating Christchurch quake, New Zealand travel officials are warning against all but essential travel to the ruined city. Tourism New Zealand is asking all Britons booked to travel to Christchurch […]

Airlines Cancel Libya Services

/ February 25, 2011 8:43 am

There have been a number of airlines that have canceled flights in and out of Libya now. Earlier this week, British Airways and bmi revealed that they were scrapping services to Tripoli from Tuesday. There was speculation that more carriers […]

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