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Alex Salmond barred from flight after disguising himself as Captain Kirk

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond was left red-faced earlier on this year when he attempted to hop onto a British Airways flight using the alias James Kirk (that's Captain Kirk to you and I). The embarrassing incident happened this summer, when Salmond tried to fly back to Scotland after ... Read more

Just so you know, the FCO is not directory enquiries

Recent enquiries received by Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff in Spain include a request for Phil Collins’ telephone number, and a man reportedly asked staff to contact his dominatrix after she had left him stranded at the airport The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is attempting to remind... Read more

Qatar Airways named the 'Airline of the Year'

Congratulations are in order for Qatar Airways; the Middle-Eastern airline has scooped the prestigious 'Airline of the Year' award at the annual World Airline Awards, which took place at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday. After losing the coveted number one spot to Cathay Pacific last year, Qatar are b... Read more

Top Ski Destinations

Top Ten European Resorts Despite the decline in the overall number of British skiers visiting France, French ski resorts remained the most popular in Europe for 2010/2011 (Ski Horizon) Resort Name Ski Lifts Season Start Season End Adults 6 Day Lift Pass * Morzine 67 Dec Apr 15... Read more

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

No one quite gets used to the cold, dark mornings and the few hours of daylight that we actually get - and if we're lucky, the big yellow thing in the sky appears and lures people outside, only for it to be deceiving and it's still cold enough to send a chill though your bones. All that may seem a ... Read more

Currency cards and the cost of using cash on holiday

We don’t always think about the cost of using cash on holidays but there are pitfalls. It can be harder keeping track of how much you are spending and what exchange rate you are receiving at each withdrawal. Bank transaction fees and ATM cash fees combined with the exchange rate can bring your cash ... Read more

Champion Chemmy has one more hurdle

*Update - 22/01/2014* Three-time Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott has been selected to represent Team GB at the Sochi Games despite being unable to prove her fitness, as reported by BBC Sport. 21/01/14 - Chemmy has received the nomination she so desperately needed from the BSS, the final decision now... Read more

Best Places to Book an Early Ski Holiday

Whilst most of us are scouring the Internet trying to find a late deal to soak up the last of the summer sun, there are many who are already searching for a cooler retreat. Due to various factors the ski season is now longer than ever and it is a lot easier to find great early ski conditions than it... Read more

Half of Children Have Met the Real Santa Claus

Half (47%) of British children (aged five to 11) claim to have met the “real” Santa Claus, reveals new research from travel insurance specialist Columbus Direct1.  When asked how Santa Claus knows where they live: 11% of children claim he uses magic to find them on Christmas Eve. One child cl... Read more

New research suggests female solo travellers are on the rise

Good news, solo lady travellers - your numbers are growing.  New research undertaken by Travelzoo has suggested that 60% of women in the UK would be happy to head off on holiday alone, and that the destinations British women perceive as the world’s safest are France, Spain, Canada, Italy and the Un... Read more

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