Travel and tourism is big business, this is clearly evident when you consider that in Europe the industry contributes more to national economies than automotive manufacturing, chemicals manufacturing, banking, agriculture and mining. According to a study which was carried out by the World Travel & Tourism Council, in the year 2014 this amounted to €1.8 trillion.
The name Cosmos dates back to 1961 when it began as a coach operator working out of a small office in London, taking customers on bus and air trips to Europe. However the name is to be dropped and will, in future, be known as Monarch, enabling the airline and tour operator to move to a single brand. Also coming under the name Monarch is the brand Avro who operate as a seat only broker and bed bank under the name somewhere2stay.com.
Anyone who has flown in or out of Gatwick Airport in the last 5 years will have seen a tremendous amount of work being carried out. All this is part of a huge plan to upgrade to facilities at the airport and the south terminal which included lounge, entrance forecourts, immigration hall, baggage systems and the north terminal interchange has already been completed and fully operational.
The once popular winter sun destinations of Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Greece and Thailand are being shunned by Brits looking for some winter sun, on the grounds that they no longer consider these places safe from terror attacks or the migrant crisis.
Flying into the Communist governed Island of Cuba ceased as long ago as 1962 when a trade embargo was implemented by the U.S. government and a long cold war has existed since that time. However, relations between the countries have thawed, particularly since travel to the Island was relaxed by President Obama to allow certain American citizens and Cuban Americans to go on specially sanctioned travel.
The beautiful Spanish Balearic Islands are hugely popular with British holiday makers, particularly Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and to a lesser degree, the “little sister” of Ibiza, Formentera, Each year they attract around 3.5 million British visitors, however, tour operators are warning that a reintroduction of the tourist tax would deter these numbers from visiting the Islands.
You are sitting in your seat on the aircraft waiting for take-off and hoping that the empty seat next to you stays that way, when you spot an obese person waddling down the aisle and you will them to walk past, but no they crash into the empty seat next to you spreading into your personal space.
Now we all know that at times flying can be miserable and it is not only the hassle of actually getting onto the aircraft, but when we do, we sit in our cramped little seat and hope the time to our destination passes quickly.
We’re heading into the peak holiday season here in the UK, and for many it can be a stressful experience which can be made worst by other peoples actions. An online voucher code website has done some research to find out the most frustrating behaviours airplane passengers do and have created a hand aircraft etiquette infographic of what not to do.
You will not be on your own if you are one of the many that has foreign currency tucked away somewhere at home, the total is thought to be in the region of £633 million or for the average traveller £55.25 in foreign notes and coins after just one overseas trip.