The ICE Newsroom

scandinavians on the train!
24 Oct

How well-travelled is your country?

Most well-travelled nations named  A new survey has named Scandinavians as the world’s most well-travelled people. In a table of who makes the most trips in a year, the Finns come out on top  – travelling 7.5 times a year – with Sweden, Denmark and Norway also among the top five. Second place – and

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Travel companions image - jumping on beach
23 Oct

Who would be your least favourite travel companion?

Our least favourite travel companions revealed… With half term approaching, millions of us have been (or will be) ordering travel money and booking flights in preparation for an autumn break.   But fewer than 1 in 30 of us are likely to have suggested going away with travel companions such as our in-laws, the results

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mobilesabroad
22 Oct

Brits ‘won’t go abroad without mobiles’

69% of British holidaymakers use their mobile throughout their time abroad Holidays are supposed to give people a chance to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, but it seems most Britons can’t bear to be separated from their mobile devices even when they’re on holiday abroad. The results of a new

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britschattyplane
21 Oct

Brits chattiest during plane travel

Do you strike up conversation with strangers? Brits are often viewed as being rather reserved and standoffish.  But a new study shows that when it comes to striking up conversations with the strangers they sit next to when flying abroad, it is Brits – and Germans – who are most likely to be proactive. British

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vietnamvisa
21 Oct

Vietnam visa boost for travellers

Vietnam visa boost for travellers A new online service is set to make getting approval for visa to go to Vietnam much easier. Vietnam Visa on Arrival, from Vietnam-immigration.org, pledges to send visa approval to the home of the applicant within two business days after an online application has been sent. This will cut approval

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17 Oct

Turkish Lira top for half term value

What a difference a year makes – Turkish Lira tops for half term value Holiday money rates make October half-term holidays a whole lot cheaper iceplc.com   Families planning a break abroad this October half term will see their holiday spending money go a great deal further compared to last October half term, thanks to

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travelmoneytips
16 Oct

Brits spend more travel money on tips

How generous are you with your tips? Brits who go on holiday abroad are now more likely to spend a bigger proportion of their travel money on tipping staff than they were in 2011, according to a new survey. Sunshine.co.uk surveyed 500 hotel employees across the world and found that Brits in foreign climes have

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walkoffame
15 Oct

App brings stars to life on Walk of Fame

App brings stars to life on Walk of Fame For most a trip to Hollywood is not complete without a stroll along the Walk of Fame. And with more than 2,500 brass stars embedded in the pavement along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and another three on Vine Street, finding the one honouring a specific

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15 Oct

Top Romantic Weekend Destinations

Paris voted top romantic weekend destination… …but Amsterdam is best for budget conscious couples iceplc.com The romantic weekend break in Europe is often seen as a critical stepping stone when it comes to the early days of a relationship – but rather than opt for the delights of Prague, Vienna or Bruges, it seems most

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Eiffel Tower Glass Floor
13 Oct

Tourists get Eiffel of tower drop

Tourists to get even more of an Eiffel Unveiling of new glass floor at the Eiffel Tower   Visitors to Paris need a good head for heights to go up its iconic Eiffel Tower but a new addition to the attraction calls for even more courage. For many people, no trip to the city would

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