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Foreign and Commonwealth Office tells Brits to be vigilant in Istanbul

Foreign and Commonwealth Office tells Brits to be vigilant in Istanbul

/ January 2, 2017 10:17 am

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its travel advisories for Turkey and Istanbul. The update follows a New Year’s Eve terrorist attack at the Reina Nightclub in Istanbul in which a lone gunman went on the rampage […]

UK Swissport baggage handlers call off scheduled Xmas strike

UK Swissport baggage handlers call off scheduled Xmas strike

/ December 21, 2016 12:02 pm

Unions have sealed an agreement which has averted a planned strike by UK airport baggage handlers over Christmas. Baggage handlers and members of the Unite union were due to start a 48-hour strike on Friday in response to a row […]

Uzbekistan to launch visas on arrival for Brits and other select nations

Uzbekistan to launch visas on arrival for Brits and other select nations

/ December 12, 2016 8:24 am

The government of Uzbekistan has announced a change in its visa policy which will allow passport-holders from 27 counties to obtain visas-on-arrival. Effective from the 1 April, all citizens from the UK and 14 other nations will be granted a […]

Carnival Vista sails from Port Miami on maiden Caribbean cruise

Carnival Vista sails from Port Miami on maiden Caribbean cruise

/ December 2, 2016 9:47 am

Carnival Cruise Line’s new passenger super ship set sail on its maiden voyage from home port Miami on Sunday. The 3954-passenger capacity Carnival Vista embarked on its debut Caribbean voyage and is making ports-of-call at Grand Turk, Ocho Rios and […]

US State Department issues Xmas season terror attack alert for Europe

US State Department issues Xmas season terror attack alert for Europe

/ November 22, 2016 10:22 am

The US State Department says it has reliable information terrorists are planning attacks in Europe over the forthcoming holiday season. The department released a statement yesterday advising US citizens on business or pleasure trips in Europe to be careful in […]

Columbus study shows Britons blow millions on late passport applications

Columbus study shows Britons blow millions on late passport applications

/ November 18, 2016 10:30 am

A study commissioned by a leading UK holiday insurance provider has found that Britons squander more than £60 million a year on expedited passport renewals. Fast tracked applications can double the cost of the standard 32-page passport. The study found […]

National Rail says holidaymakers need to plan Christmas travel

National Rail says holidaymakers need to plan Christmas travel

/ November 9, 2016 1:14 pm

Due to planned engineering works over the Christmas holidays this year, National Rail says people need to schedule their journeys carefully. Four of the principal railway stations in London will be closed while travellers in South Wales and Manchester face […]

UK holiday firms abort holidays in Ethiopia

UK holiday firms abort holidays in Ethiopia

/ November 1, 2016 10:27 am

Several UK holiday firms have cancelled forthcoming holidays to the East African nation of Ethiopia. The decision by the likes of Saga and Kuoni comes in the wake of a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) warning that many regions […]

London Heathrow Airport third runway verdict due tomorrow

London Heathrow Airport third runway verdict due tomorrow

/ October 24, 2016 8:35 am

The UK’s transport-secretary has confirmed that the government is preparing to release its decision on which Southeast England airport will be allowed to expand. Chris Grayling stated that a cabinet sub-committee had to endorse the choice and he would then […]

Singapore warns of dangers of volcanic unrest in Indonesia

Singapore warns of dangers of volcanic unrest in Indonesia

/ October 19, 2016 10:01 am

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore has added its voice to growing concerns about increased volcanic activity in Indonesia. The ministry noted that Mt Rinjani on Lombok Island, Mt Sinabung on Sumatra and Mt Bromo in East Java had […]

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