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President Trump demands royal carriage ride on London trip

President Trump demands royal carriage ride on London trip

/ April 19, 2017 9:59 am

Donald Trump has insisted that only the queen’s chariot is good enough when he makes his first official visit to the UK as president of the US. White House staffers are alleged to have told their counterparts in the UK […]

India extends validity of online evisas

India extends validity of online evisas

/ April 10, 2017 10:15 am

India changed the regulations governing the application for and usage of evisas with effect from the beginning of the month. The country’s home office minister said relaxing the visa system would hopefully encourage holidaymakers, medical tourists and business visitors to […]

New Royal Caribbean cruise liner to hit the waves in spring 2018

New Royal Caribbean cruise liner to hit the waves in spring 2018

/ March 31, 2017 9:47 am

Cruise company Royal Caribbean has released sailing itineraries for its new fleet super-ship. The Symphony of the Seas will be embarking on her inaugural cruises around the Mediterranean Sea from 21 April 2018 onwards. Royal Caribbean says the currently under […]

DfT proposes scrapping first class rail carriages in Southeast England

DfT proposes scrapping first class rail carriages in Southeast England

/ March 20, 2017 10:18 am

The Department for Transport (DfT) has released a proposal which could see first-class train carriages in Southeastern England consigned to history. In a consultation paper relating to the subject, the DfT says abolishing first class on lines from East Sussex […]

Travel firm Blue Marble Private to launch RMS Titanic wreck tours

Travel firm Blue Marble Private to launch RMS Titanic wreck tours

/ March 17, 2017 12:30 pm

A UK adventure travel firm has announced the launch of eight-day tours to the wreck of the RMS Titanic. Blue Marble Private says the bespoke voyages will begin this coming May and take guests on a trip 4,000 metres below […]

US citizens will soon need visas to visit European Union nations

US citizens will soon need visas to visit European Union nations

/ March 8, 2017 9:48 am

Following a motion endorsed by the EU commission, Americans visiting European countries could soon need to obtain visas to do so. The move is the latest round in a diplomatic war over the US’s intransigence in lifting entry restrictions for […]

Egypt defers increase in cost of tourist visas

Egypt defers increase in cost of tourist visas

/ February 28, 2017 9:28 am

Authorities in Egypt have postponed a huge increase in tourist visa fees which was due to come into effect tomorrow. The hike would have seen the cost of standard single use tourist visas more than double from the current US$25 […]

Former footie ace Dwight Yorke denied boarding for US bound flight

Former footie ace Dwight Yorke denied boarding for US bound flight

/ February 20, 2017 2:36 pm

One time football ace Dwight Yorke was stopped from boarding a US bound flight in Qatar because he had a visa entry stamp from Iran in his passport. The former Manchester United star got caught up in the aftermath of […]

British Airways pulls plug on summer flights to Loire Valley

British Airways pulls plug on summer flights to Loire Valley

/ February 10, 2017 10:55 am

British Airways says it will not be flying between London City Airport and the Loire Valley in the summer of 2017. The UK flag carrier previously offered summer season services to Angers-Loire Airport, but says the withdrawal of air traffic […]

Etihad and Qatar to comply with US entry controls for Muslim nations

Etihad and Qatar to comply with US entry controls for Muslim nations

/ January 31, 2017 9:58 am

Two Middle Eastern airlines say they are complying with new US entry restrictions introduced for passport-holders from seven Muslim countries. Both Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways say they are following requirements regarding citizens from Syria, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia […]

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