Meet the suitcase which is impossible to lose

A suitcase which follows you around like a besotted pet might sound like the stuff of science fiction – but it looks like this will be part of our essential travel kit in the very near future. The clever case, which is being created by NUA Robotics, uses an in-suitcase camera sensor as well as Bluetooth pairing via a smartphone app to ‘recognise’ its owner, and will follow them around – so, effectively, you’ll find it very hard to lose your case."Any object can be smart and robotic," Alex Libman, co-founder and CEO of NUA Robotics, told Mashable. "We want to bring robots into everyday life." ... Read more

Five amazing travel gadgets you'll need this summer

We love a travel gadget - whether they make your trip run more smoothly is debatable, but they look good and they often help you make new friends, which can never be a bad thing. Here are our top five picks or this summer. Wikitude – Android, Apple iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, Symbian and oth... Read more

The cheapest and most expensive times to book your city break

It's no secret that we love our city breaks - but there's no denying that they can be hard on our savings. Travel site momondo.co.uk has done a fair bit of research on the subject, and having analysed hotel and flights prices for nine popular city break destinations, they think they've found a way ... Read more

10 weird, wonderful and disgusting things about air travel

What happens if someone passes away on a flight? Why do planes really have ashtrays? What happens to bags pompously labelled with 'FRAGILE' stickers, and will tipping get you any freebies? Despite the fact flying is commonplace these days and people tend to use planes as glorified coaches, there's ... Read more

The top ten things couples row about on holiday

As far as rows go, a holiday seems like the least-usual time to have one. Right? Wrong, we're afraid. Despite the lack of work, copious amounts of sunshine and the absence of day-to-day stress, rows can still happen, we're afraid - and here are the top ten behaviours that trigger them while you're ... Read more

Motorway insurance scam scuppered by on-board camera

A thoughtless motorist who careered over three lanes of traffic and swerved in front of a lorry driver has had their claim for four whiplash settlements exposed as fraud thanks to a dashboard camera.The lorry's on-board device, made by Smart Witness, captured the incident on the M25, and showed a dr... Read more

Business Travel Conference 2014 FCm Travel Solutions

As many businesses continue to expand globally, reaching out to meet the new rising middle classes now with internet access, business travel can end up being a regular workout. Flying frequently limbers you up; you want to be simultaneously comfortable and effective, organise travel arrangements tha... Read more

The holiday items that Brits can't live without

If you could only pack ten items for your next holiday, what would they be? Take a tip from our handy infographic... Read more

UK severe weather - January 2013

The Australian state of Queensland is still dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Oswald, but new alerts have been issued for even more tornadoes and flooding.Severe weather warnings are in place stretching from central Queensland to the New South Wales border.Columbus Direct customers who have purc... Read more

Travel Delays likely as Lufthansa cancels flights

People flying in and out of Germany will experience travel delays as Lufthansa cancels flights due to a second strike. At least three airports – Frankfurt (Germany’s busiest airport), Tegel Airport in Berlin and Munich airport are affected by the industrial action. Lufthansa has cancelled 190 fli... Read more


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