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.
It was an ambitious plan which British Airways committed to, along with American partner Solena, to create biofuels from 575,000 tonnes of London’s waste annually. The project which was planned to use the redundant Thurrock refinery would have had a huge impact and was dubbed The Green Sky project, not without good reason as the fuel that it created would have shown massive savings in carbon.
Most people realise that the German Nation does not like to do things by halves and it seems that it is the same when it comes to enjoying their holidays. Most of us will have relished in the tales of the Germans rushing down to the sunbeds at the crack of dawn to claim use of it with a towel, but it appears that this is no longer the case, if it ever was!
It is not unusual to hear of British holidaymakers planning to travel to warmer places during the Christmas and New Year period, but a recent survey that has been conducted by VisitEngland has concluded that 27% of the population, which equates to around 13.5 million adults are making arrangement to have a night away in the UK whilst 24%, or 12 million, are planning to holiday here in England over the festive season. Naturally this will get the tills ringing and help with the economy as an estimated £2.5 billion will result from these activities. (more…)