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?
We are not in any way suggesting that certain foods at our favourite holiday destinations are not safe, it is just that the locals can eat them happily, but they may have certain bacteria that’s unknown to our bodies. So we suggest that when you jet away, err on the side of caution and avoid certain foods.
A new survey from Monocle Magazine has found that Tokyo is the world’s best city to live in. As part of the magazine’s annual Quality of Life Survey, Monocle has ranked the livability of some of the biggest cities in the world based on 22 metrics.
Millions of travellers worldwide may have to buy new carry-on luggage or risk penalty fees after the air transport chiefs unveiled a new one-size-fits-all plan at the annual International Air Transport Association (IATA) conference in Miami.
The air passenger duty imposed by governments’ since 1994 has had a huge effect on just how much families pay to go on holiday or to visit relatives, when at that time short-haul passengers were forced to pay £5 per person, and long-haul passengers £10. Since then it has risen to £13 per person on short-haul flights (to countries whose capital city is fewer than 2,000 miles from London), an increase of 160 per cent, and to between £69 and £97 on long-haul services.
New research by UK based holiday company Blue Chip Holidays has found that one fifth of Britons are planning to holiday at home in 2015 instead of travelling abroad, even though the majority of respondents had never done it before. The main reasons that Brits are planning to holiday in the UK include saving money, wanting to explore the local area and lots to do around the house.
It will come as no surprise to many, particularly if they have tried to get accommodation at the last minute, but London is the most popular travel destination in the world, with 18.82 million overnight visitors. This is the fifth time in seven years that London has topped the list, but rather surprisingly New York has dropped out of the top five most visited cities, down to sixth place.
Could it be the news that migrants from the continent of Africa landing on Kos that has caused a drop in interest from British holiday makers? In the last two months over 6,000 have landed on the island arrived from war-torn countries including Syria and Afghanistan this year.
It seems that going on holiday is the perfect excuse for us Brits to try something new according to the latest research from a well-known UK provider of gift experiences. The study, which polled over 1,000 UK adults found that 51% admitted that a holiday is the perfect chance to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. 49% said that they would be more likely to try new foods and local cuisines, while 37% said that they were more likely to travel further afield to visit local attractions and points of interest.