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Star Cruises to offer Southeast Asia mini breaks from Thailand port

Star Cruises to offer Southeast Asia mini breaks from Thailand port

/ April 21, 2017 10:50 am

Leading Asia-Pacific cruise ship operator Star Cruises has announced a series of short voyages with ports of call in the Gulf of Thailand. The company says the 1,532-passenger SuperStar Gemini will be based at the Thai port of Laem Chabang […]

Weather forecasters predict cold snap to hit the UK at Easter

Weather forecasters predict cold snap to hit the UK at Easter

/ April 12, 2017 9:27 am

The UK’s Met Office says many areas of the UK will be cold and wet for much of the forthcoming Easter holiday weekend. The forecasters say the north half of the nation will be hit by storms and temperatures are […]

Expedia says US is cutting holiday prices to counter Trump effect

Expedia says US is cutting holiday prices to counter Trump effect

/ April 4, 2017 10:11 am

Online travel agency Expedia says the election of Donald Trump has forced airlines and hotels in the US to cut their prices. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told reporters the US travel industry slumped as soon as the new president took office […]

ABTA says people who booked Diamond Holidays will get refunds

ABTA says people who booked Diamond Holidays will get refunds

/ March 22, 2017 9:41 am

The Association of British Travel Agents says people who booked vacations with bankrupt Diamond Shortbreak Holidays should be able to get their money back. In a letter issued late last week, ABTA said holidaymakers who had booked Diamond breaks with […]

Monarch Holidays says Turkey is rebounding after terror attacks

Monarch Holidays says Turkey is rebounding after terror attacks

/ March 13, 2017 9:25 am

Monarch Holidays says reservations for holidays in Turkey are undergoing a renaissance after last year’s deadly terrorist attacks. Product manager Gemma Day explained that a 90 per cent surge in bookings showed tourism in the country was on the rebound. […]

Kayak study reveals overseas flights and holidays are cheap

Kayak study reveals overseas flights and holidays are cheap

/ March 3, 2017 11:11 am

A survey carried out by internet travel provider Kayak has revealed there are bargains galore for the summer of 2017. Fares for flights to short-haul European destinations have dropped dramatically and are up to 43 per cent cheaper than last […]

Saga Cruises offers sneak preview of new cruise liner

Saga Cruises offers sneak preview of new cruise liner

/ February 22, 2017 9:04 am

Holiday cruise operator Saga Cruises has issued images and blueprints for its new cruise ship. The vessel has been given the working title of Project Olympic and will weigh in at 55,900 tons and be able to accommodate 999 passengers. […]

Thomas Cook jacks up 2017 family holiday prices

Thomas Cook jacks up 2017 family holiday prices

/ February 13, 2017 10:04 am

A spokesperson for travel agent Thomas Cook says its average holiday prices are set to rise by nine per cent this year. The spokesperson said increased competition and soaring hotel rates in Spain were key factors in the decision to […]

FairFX exposes half term flight and package holiday rip off

FairFX exposes half term flight and package holiday rip off

/ February 3, 2017 3:03 pm

Foreign exchange specialist FairFX claims Britons are being ripped off by airlines and holiday firms when they book half-term holidays. FairFX commissioned a study which found holidays and flights over the half-term holidays in the UK are three times dearer […]

Asian cruise operator Dream Cruises to add Singapore as home port

Asian cruise operator Dream Cruises to add Singapore as home port

/ January 25, 2017 1:49 pm

The president of Dream Cruises has announced that from next December its flagship vessel will be based in Singapore. From its new home port, the Genting Dream will embark on a 12-month series of voyages taking in major destinations around […]

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