Hotel prices in Glasgow have rocketed as the city gears up to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games next week. A new study has found that hotel room prices have increased by a staggering 158%, and will now cost an average of £344 a night between the 23rd July and 4th August (the duration of the games).
The UK’s first ever driving school specially designed to teach people how to drive abroad will open in London this year after new research found that over a quarter of Brits say that they are afraid of driving on the right hand side of the road.
Living the dream, owning your own holiday home, you can jet off to warmer climes when you want or you can use it as a lucrative business netting you profit. This is what many believe when they purchase property abroad. After all everyone needs somewhere to go on holiday so why not your property.
Wow! What an experience Le Tour has been for Yorkshire.
Nearly two hundred men in lycra, zipping along faster than a Morris Minor, with bodies honed to perfection, wearing bright colours and speaking a multitude of languages. Le Tour is a very different event to the stadia based championships of football and tennis that it competes with for viewers. And this year it started oop north. (more…)
Fear of new bomb developments by al-Qaeda has caused the US to up its airport security, which means those travelling to the US will be stopped at airport security if their mobile phone or other electrical items are uncharged, unable to board planes bound for the United States.
We’ve all known for years the problem of using mobile phones while travelling abroad – the homecoming only to find huge bills awaiting you on the doormat. But with the use of smartphones now at an all-time high, the costs of using phones on roaming mode in a different country have soared.
Extra charges have caught many of us out in the past when it comes to flying, even the savviest traveller like myself has found themselves facing extra costs when booking flights that they didn’t realise until the end. Even worse for some it’s not until you get to the airport that you realise that it’s going to cost you extra just to get your clothes to the airport.
Last month we picked out a few great sites across the UK, but just over (or under) the water there is the whole expanse of Europe to choose from.
Europe is vast, but camping offers a great way to explore on a sensible budget, giving you a good chance of meeting new people along the way. If you’re travelling with children you can be sure that they’ll be off making friends before you have even considered who your neighbours might be.
So the sun is out, rain is forecast and the festival season is upon us. With Glastonbury starting today we thought we would share our fun and informative Summer Festival ‘Virgins’ Survival Guide. It’s perfect for those who have not yet lost their festival virginity and for those who have suffered lapses in memory after last year’s mad festivals as a refresher.
Could you save a drowning child?
Drowning is the third most common cause of child death.
Most of us head to the sea, or pool on our holidays – we need to know how to react if something goes wrong.