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Japan announces exit tax for tourists

Japan announces exit tax for tourists

/ April 24, 2018 9:56 am

Japan has just announced a tourism tax which every traveller exiting the nation will have to start paying from next year onwards. The new tax has already been christened sayonara, which translates into English as bye bye, and will be […]

Post Office Travel Money releases table of cheap Europe city breaks

Post Office Travel Money releases table of cheap Europe city breaks

/ April 16, 2018 9:32 am

The just released Post Office Travel Money study lists the cheapest city break destinations in Europe for 2018. For its 10th annual study, the Travel Money team factored in typical expenditures on a two-day break for 36 popular cities in […]

Australia releases travel warning for Russia

Australia releases travel warning for Russia

/ April 6, 2018 10:18 am

Australia last week released a travel advisory update for Russia which cautioned Ozzie travellers to be vigilant at all times. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) explained that Russians might be angry with Westerners due to the ongoing […]

Qantas enters history books with first Oz to London flight

Qantas enters history books with first Oz to London flight

/ March 28, 2018 11:37 am

Qantas entered the annals of history at the weekend with an inaugural direct flight from Australia to London. The first ever non-stop commercial airline service from the city of Perth in Western Australia to London Heathrow Airport took 17 hours, […]

Misbehaving citizens in China face travel ban

Misbehaving citizens in China face travel ban

/ March 20, 2018 11:49 am

The first of May is D-Day for misbehaving travellers in China as they will be banned from taking trains and flights. The Chinese government has confirmed Labour Day is the official launch day for a system which will see citizens […]

Mexico US embassy warns against travel to Playa del Carmen

Mexico US embassy warns against travel to Playa del Carmen

/ March 12, 2018 9:25 am

The US embassy in Mexico issued an update last week advising against all travel to Playa del Carmen. The travel warning first issued on Wednesday advised against all travel to the popular holiday resort and banned all US government employees […]

Leading airlines mull South America to Asia route via Australia

Leading airlines mull South America to Asia route via Australia

/ March 2, 2018 8:59 am

Several of the world’s top airlines are looking at the viability of launching flight routes from South America to Asia with a midway stopover in Australia. The Western Australia capital city of Perth would be an integral point in any […]

UK Foreign Office updates travel advisory for Kenya

UK Foreign Office updates travel advisory for Kenya

/ February 21, 2018 11:51 am

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) last week updated its travel advisory and security risk assessments for Kenya. The advisory says Brits should not travel to areas within 60kms of the eastern border with Somalia unless they absolutely have […]

Eurostar trains prepare for Amsterdam departures

Eurostar trains prepare for Amsterdam departures

/ February 12, 2018 9:21 am

Eurostar has confirmed the addition of London to Amsterdam train services to timetables. The first service on the new cross-channel route will depart on the 4 April 2018. When introduced, direct trains will run twice a day in the London […]

Macedonia Skopje Airport to be rebranded to make Greece happy

Macedonia Skopje Airport to be rebranded to make Greece happy

/ February 2, 2018 12:36 pm

The prime-minister of the Republic of Macedonia says the nation’s main air airport will be renamed to put an end to a diplomatic standoff with neighbouring Greece. Zoran Zaev told reporters last week Skopje’s Alexander the Great Airport would be […]

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