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Greek air traffic controllers to cause further flight disruption

Another period of Greek industrial action started again last night resulting in airlines warning passengers of potential delays and disruption. Air traffic controllers went on a strike from midnight last night and is expected to last 48 hours. British Airways and easyJet said flights to and from Gr... Read more

Crisis worsens in Thailand as flood waters near Bangkok

Britain’s Foreign Office yesterday (Wednesday 26th October) warned against all but essential travel to Bangkok after the worst flood crises for nearly 60 years is set to worsen. Run off water from Thailand’s flooded central plains is heading for the capital and mixed with seasonal high tides will m... Read more

Qantas Update: Airline offering 70,000 affected passengers compensation after recent strikes

After the recent strike action that resulted in Qantas dramatically grounding all of its fleet of aircraft and the subsequent ruling by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to permanently end the dispute – Qantas has been requested to offer compensation to the 70,000 passengers ... Read more

New ash cloud travel cover stops travellers going volcanic

More up to date information on Ash Cloud worries for Holidaymakers (August 2014) can be found here.With the recent news of the Katla volcano in Iceland attracting scientist’s attention (with more than 500 tremors in and ... Read more

Travel warning: Strikes in Germany, India and Spain

People travelling to Germany, India and Spain are strongly recommended to check with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office before setting off on their journey. Germany Strike action at Frankfurt Airport is expected to cause severe delays and cancellations until Thursday, 1st March, as up to quarte... Read more

Columbus Direct goes street with the launch of txt speak policy wording

Columbus Direct, the travel insurance specialist it has re-vamped and updated its entire policy wording to “text speak” in a bid to to make insurance more accessible to the youth market. With mobile users in the UK sending around 11 million texts an hour, text speak or “txt speak” has even been use... Read more

Flooding in the Indian states of Assam and Sikkim

Heavy rains in North East India have wreaked havoc in the states of Assam and Sikkim.  At least 21 people have been killed by the landslides and flooding caused by the torrential downpour. Five people are reported to have lost their lives in Assam where as thousands are thought to be stranded. 16 ... Read more

Cyclone Evan leaves trail of destruction in Fiji

The biggest cyclone to hit Fiji in 20 years has caused havoc after battering the Pacific nation with winds topping 200km/h (125 mph). Thousands of people hid in evacuation centres when the category-four storm hit on Monday, wrecking homes, cutting power and causing flash floods. The cyclone has si... Read more

Bahrain Anniversary Protests

14th February 2013 Last updated at 10:15 GMT Hundreds have taken to the streets to mark the second anniversary of an uprising in the Sunni-ruled kingdom The Bahraini government has announced an investigation into the death of teenage boy during protests marking the second anniversary of a failed u... Read more

12 of the Strangest Food Events Around the World-Pt 2

Having delved into the murky world of peculiar food events from across the globe, we found there were more odd eating activities going on than we expected, so we are back with another six very strange food festivals, holidays and events. So, without further ado, here are more of the culinary odditi... Read more

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