The number one priority for British Holiday makers this year is finding a safe destination when looking for somewhere to take their annual vacation. Global insecurity is on the rise and this has led to an increase in booking to record levels for what are seen as places that are safe, resulting in the western Mediterranean being the most popular choice.
The London Underground Night Tube service was supposed to come on stream in September of last year, but agreement could not be reached between London Underground chiefs and the unions. The planned night service was due to take place, initially at least, on Fridays and Saturdays, on five lines, Jubilee, Victoria, Central, Northern and Piccadilly.
The Zika virus is a mosquito borne virus that in adults causes a mild illness, but in pregnant women the effect that it has on the unborn child can be that the child can be born with underdeveloped brains known as microcephaly. The spread of the virus is mainly confined to equatorial countries and in Brazil alone there have been 4,000 reported cases of babies suffering from microcephaly, since October.
The police and security services are extremely vigilant in France, particularly Paris which has been the recipients of a number of terrorist attacks in recent times. This vigilance clearly paid off when an armed man was detected trying to carry weapons into one of the hotels close to the Disneyland theme park.
Environmentalists, particularly those that are increasingly concerned about the health and wellbeing of the oceans, will be delighted with the news that a new five-year global partnership has been agreed between Royal Caribbean Cruises and the World Wildlife Fund, which is designed to keep our oceans in good long term health.
The troubles for Egyptian holiday resort Sharm el Sheikh continues as budget carrier Easy Jet has extended the suspension period on flights to the Red Sea resort until the end of May, which means that they will not have flown there for six months.
The land locked West African country of Burkina Faso, a name which translates into “land of honest men” has not lived up to its name as a group calling itself Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for an attack on a luxury hotel which killed 28 people and left 56 injured.
There is nothing like experiencing the cold snap that many parts of the country are currently suffering, plus a more positive “feel good factor” for people to get many of us thinking about some nice warm summer sun, perhaps with some Sangria thrown in.
There is a growing air of confidence amongst the majority of British consumers according to research carried out by Barclaycard, which reveals that 70% plan a long overseas trip, or a major holiday this year.
For those in the travel industry, tomorrow the 9th of January is known as ‘Sunshine Saturday’, the busiest day of the year for holiday companies. It’s the day most people in the UK look to book their summer holiday, hoping to beat the winter blues and have something to look forward to. According to research by a voucher code website the most popular destination for Brits this year is Spain with plenty of great deals available.