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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

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 around the caldera of Katla just in the last month - suggesting an eruption may ... Read more

FCO: Help for British nationals stranded abroad

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has put together a page with advice and information for people stranded abroad, which can be found here on the FCO site. There is information for British nationals stranded in Europe, including details of ports and ferry operators. There is also inform... Read more

Delayed in a manger: Six travel insurance tips for Christmas from the Nativity Story

Overcrowded hotels, unsuitable transportation, marauding soldiers, a pregnant backpacker going into labour; we might think that Christmas travel chaos is a relatively new phenomenon, but a brief analysis of the Nativity Story reveals that all the signs were there 2,000 years ago. Just as the three ... Read more

Low-cost Spanish airline Spanair collapses has today reported the collapse of Low-cost Spanish airline Spanair. The Barcelona-based airline has ceased operations leading to 647 flight cancellations and leaving more than 20,000 passengers stranded. UK low cost airlines, EasyJet and Ryanair are both offering options to passeng... Read more

New BBC Advice

There is a very useful column on the BBC website full of information for travellers stranded in Europe.  It's all excellent. Read more

Off piste Skiing and Avalanche Dangers

Avalanches are a way of life in the mountains. There are many risk factors but, if you take note of some sensible pointers, you will have minimised any risk as much as you possibly can.Avalanches occur because snow is deposited in successive layers during the winter and then, subsequently, one layer... Read more

Kingfisher Airlines Halts Overseas Operations

Crisis for the embattled Indian carrier, Kingfisher, escalated further as the indebted airline chose to stall all of its international operations and drastically reduce its local routes in an effort to cut costs. However analysts believe that this move will not help Kingfisher as it draws closer to ... Read more

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