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Flight delays – Heathrow biggest culprit.

We have all become used to flying as the go-to travel solution for our holidays and business. After all it seems so quick doesn’t it?

Yet how much time do we actually save by doing so?

Often we’ll even fly internally, despite the small island that we live on. In part this is because our road network is so clogged up, and in part because it’s often cheaper to fly than to take the train.

But no matter which way we get around this country, or further afield, we’re often subject to delays. (more…)

5 Things to do over Easter in the UK

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With the kids at home for the Easter holidays, you’re likely to find yourself swamped trying to find things to keep them occupied every day, especially when the Bank Holidays arrived and they’re high on all the chocolate. In the run up to the big day, there are plenty of things you can do, from melting down chocolate and making your own Easter Eggs as homemade gifts for friends and family, or painting your own egg shells if you’d prefer to keep them as far away from the chocolate for as long as possible, to going out for picnics in the sun or staying in if the weather turns and watching Easter themed DVDs. But if you want to make more of the long weekend when it rolls around, wherever you are in the UK there are events happening countrywide, and here are just a few you can take part in:

TripAdvisor 10 best cities around the world

TripAdvisor 2014 Cities

As part of their 2014 Travellers Choice Awards, the travel review site, TripAdvisor have announced, their 25 best city destinations around the world, with the UK featuring in the top 10, which is topped this year by Istanbul, Turkey. Last year, Paris got the top spot which has now moved to 7th this year, making way for the vibrant Turkish city. In second place is Rome, the romantic Italian city which has moved up from 4th last year. And coming in third for the second year running, is London.

5 Best City Breaks for Easter

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The Easter Bank Holiday break might sound fantastic, with the kids broken up from school, the possibility of barbecues in the garden and time off work, but in reality it’s often all busy roads, traffic jams and rainy days. Instead of spending the days lounging around at home wondering what to do, why not book yourself a last minute city break? It could be a week or weekend, depending on what you want to do, where you want to go and your budget. Here are our top five picks for a fun filled Easter city break: (more…)

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Britain’s Least Punctual Plane

The statistics are in, and they show that Britain’s least punctual plane is the Wizz Air flight W62206, which flies daily from Luton to Budapest.

Over a period of 10 months from June 1st 2013, the Wizz Air flight has never once left Luton airport on time, racking up delays over everything from two minutes to more than 12 hours, and has even been cancelled on one occasion. This amounts to a shocking total of 293 consecutive delayed departures since the plane makes the 927 mile journey daily aside from Christmas Day, and more than 176 hours of waiting time for the poor passengers.

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Feel like your being overcharged? Our hotel expert looks at the rates.

Cycling: An event like the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire should be seen as a fantastic opportunity for the region’s business community to show off its beauty as the biggest crowds ever seen descend upon the towns and cities of God’s Own Country.

UK Features in the World’s Best Beach Guide

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The beginning of the holiday season is signalled by the Trip Advisor Top 10’s, we have already looked at the Ten Best Hotels in The UK according to the review website plus, the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards for Best B&B in which the UK did very well. And it seems the UK is rated well, when it comes to the best beaches.  There is of course stiff competition from around the world, from the likes of Mexico, Brazil and Australia, however, Rhossili Bay in the Gower beat them off and game in, in 9th position.

Air Passenger Duty reduction welcomed by travel industry

Budget Case

In his 2014 Budget, Chancellor George Osborne announced a reduction of the Air Passenger Duty (APD) for some long-haul flights from April 2015, a move that has been welcomed by the travel industy. The Chancellor said, “From next year, all long-haul flights will carry the same, lower-band B tax rate that you now pay to fly to the United States.”

Day Return Flights to Europe Launched by BA

BA over London

Looking for a city break holiday, but only have a day to spare? Not to worry, British Airways (BA) are launching ‘affordable day trip’ tickets to a number of European cities. Allowing travellers the opportunity to visit cities across Europe and come home again in a day. These tickets will be available on Saturdays and Sundays, also allowing one night in a city as well.

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