Dutch airline KLM, working in conjunction with Delft University of Technology, have come up with an aircraft in concept which it is claimed will fly from Europe to the east coast of Australia non-stop, but you may have to wait until 2050 to see it. The engineers and scientists have come up with drawings which they claim could be a reality, all down to the stunning wing design and revolutionary engines which will power the aircraft. (more…)
Taking a baby or toddler on holiday can be very stressful for parents’ and the things that concern them the most are that their child won’t be able to sleep in a strange cot with a room that is too bright, or having to share the room with them. Flying with tiny children can also present problems with airlines constraint on luggage, constant flight delays and long queues, so what are the alternatives?
Life is becoming increasingly hard for the smoker in the UK and it is set to become worse if you travel to Brighton for a holiday or take a day trip to visit the beach there.
If Brighton and Hove council have their way smokers will not be allowed to light up on one of the UK’s most popular beaches and in their public parks, they could be the first city to do so under plans to be discussed today. If agreed, the 12-week consultation period will begin tomorrow. (more…)
The Airports Commission came down firmly on the side of Heathrow for a new runway which Gatwick totally dismissed as being flawed and they have pointed to the fact that they had an increase in passenger numbers up five per cent from 2014. Heathrow also reported an increase in numbers which is up by 1.1 per cent and they also reported a new record for aircraft movements with 40,626 flights last month.
She weighs in at 141,000 tons and is the largest cruise ship ever built specifically for British tourists and is making her away around the British Isles. Built for P&O Cruises, the Britannia was named by her Majesty the Queen in March this year and as you would expect for a huge and striking vessel such as this, she is drawing crowds wherever she makes her way around the coast.
It is the news that many had been expecting since the terrible attacks on tourists on the beach at Sousse Tunisia in which 38 people, 30 of whom were British holiday makers, were gunned down by an Islamist on June 26th. The FCO advised against all but essential travel to Tunisia on Thursday, they went further by telling Britons to leave the country and warning that it was highly likely that there would be further attacks. (more…)
EasyJet can rightly claim never to have had a strike in its history, but if Unite Union officer Kevin Hall does not get better than the inflation busting deal already offered by the company, his members’ will take strike action. It goes without saying that this will be timed for the peak holiday season when thousands of British families jet away for their two week in the sun!
It has always been an age old problem, what to do with your valuables if you want to go swimming when on the beach. However two entrepreneurs’ friends Emily Gayton and Kristina Oliver have come up with a solution if the form of a waterproof bag that can be worn whilst swimming which they have called the “Swymbag”.
We have all read about the terrible shootings in Sousse Tunisia in which it is reported that many Britons were amongst the dead, 23 have been confirmed so far. So what is the current advice about those contemplating a holiday there, or for those already booked on to holidays in the country?
The brinksmanship or to many the gamesmanship being shown at talks over Greek Debts and reforms has been dragging on for months with settlement seemingly no nearer. Unless settlement is agreed soon the chances of Greece exiting the Euro (Grexit) seem to be higher than ever. So if this were to happen how would this affect holidaymakers?