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Where to head for some winter sun that won’t break the bank

It’s that time of year where summer seems to have been an age ago, and your attention is focused on the clocks going back, making the days shorter, the inevitable frost is on its way and you’re searching your wardrobes for that thick winter coat. All that may seem a bit gloomy, so when the British ... Read more

Average weight time: Airline looks to weigh flyers and their bags

It was a running joke among passengers until it no longer was. After everything the airlines did starting a few years ago to charge passengers for extras they used to get for free, many passengers comically asked, "what's next, weighing each passenger?" Well, the answer appears to be yes. But it's n... Read more

Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Brazil

Brazil’s popularity as a holiday destination continues to grow rapidly, as the hosts of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics, and record numbers of tourists have visited over the past 10 years. From golden sands to stunning lagoons and mountain forests, even a casual walk out of the cities will... Read more

Some flights resume

Parts of European airspace re-opened this morning and the first new flights started to take off: Planes have been departing from Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam and Frankfurt - though many flights are cancelled. There are hopes that many routes within Europe will be able to resume operations on Tuesday... Read more

David Miliband advises Calais route

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has advised Britons stranded in Europe to head to Calais to catch a ferry back to England: Mr Miliband told GMTV: "This is an unprecedented situation, it is affecting the whole of northern Europe, so our priority is first, to make the most of the hole in the cl... Read more

FCO Advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has issued advice to British holiday-makers in Europe, in tune with Foreign Secretary David Miliband's comments on GMTV this morning: You should continue to make your way directly to Calais, other Channel ports and other northern European ports. In addition ... Read more

Greek strikes set to affect Athens airport tomorrow

Greece will shut airports for a full day for the first time this year as the union representing at least 400,000 state workers plans a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures aimed at winning European Union rescue funds. The country’s largest public-sector union, known as ADEDY, called the str... Read more

Coaches Sent To Madrid

The UK Government has today announced that it will be sending 100 coaches to Madrid, to pick up Britons stranded there and to transfer them to Spanish ferry ports such as Santander.  Madrid has become a meeting point for British tourists from beyond Europe, as there are flights from beyond Europe to... Read more

Ryanair Cancels Flights

Ryanair have announced the cancellation of all flights between the UK and Ireland until Friday: In addition, Ryanair has decided to cancel all of its flights between Ireland and the UK until 1300hrs on Friday 23rd April in order to use these UK and Irish based aircraft to operate extra flights fr... Read more

20% of Britons fail to take out travel insurance

According to the 2011 ABTA Consumer Trends survey, nearly 20% of travellers and 37% of all trips taken in 2011 were uninsured, with Brits deciding that 56% of domestic holidays did not need any insurance protection. The survey also revealed that 26% of travellers in Europe believe the European Heal... Read more

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