The ICE Newsroom

24 Apr

Poll reveals ‘top holiday islands’

Jersey has been voted as the UK’s top holiday island, and the sixth in Europe overall. Tourists who travel abroad in Europe made Greece’s Santorini their top pick and fourth in the world, while Providenciales in the Caribbean scooped the global accolade. The UK’s sun-kissed Channel Island, with its lively Saint Helier capital, beat off

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14 Apr

Japanese airport praised for luggage efforts

The chances of holiday-goers who travel abroad losing their bags at a Japanese airport are zero, according to new figures. Osaka Bay’s Kansai International is the world’s best airport for reuniting flyers with their post-flight baggage, the Skytrax report found. The air travel consultancy discovered that Kansai has a perfect record, not losing one item

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10 Apr

Holiday-goers urged to research languages

Locals like it when you speak to them in their language when you go on holiday, but it is a good idea to do your homework first, according to a new report. AA research shows 28% of holidaymakers say their use of foreign dialects has caused misunderstandings in the past. Perhaps that percentage should not

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10 Apr

Jet2 launches new Rome and Prague flights

Jet2 has launched two new regular services for holidaymakers from Belfast International Airport to Rome and Prague. The first flights on the routes, which are said to be the only direct services to the two locations from Northern Ireland, took off to the Italian and Czech Republic capitals on Thursday and Friday of last week.

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27 Mar

EasyJet raises financial forecast

No frills holiday flyer easyJet says it could make a profit for the first half of the year, ahead of increased oil price and exchange rate pressures. It had predicted it would lose between £10 million and £30 million before tax between the start of October last year and the end of this month. But

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25 Mar

Marrakech ‘best holiday destination’

Still not chosen where to go on holiday this year? There is no better location to travel to in the world than Marrakech, a travel survey suggests. TripAdvisor has listed the top 10 global destinations based on tourist reviews, and this year the Moroccan city beat Siem Reap in Cambodia to the top spot. The

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24 Mar

Marriage is one big holiday for couple

A US couple are literally going that extra mile to prove their love for one another. In doing so, Rhiann Woodyard and Cheetah Platt have solved the age-old dilemma of where and how to get married. Instead of focusing on just one foreign destination, the pair intend to get wed in as many different places

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23 Mar

First Lady soaks up Japanese culture

Holidaymakers often like to pack in as much as they can on their last day in a foreign country and US First Lady Michelle Obama was no different on the final day of her visit to Japan. She chose to take in traditional culture in the city of Kyoto, joining the audience of a Noh

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19 Mar

Mexican streets shut for Bond film

A few lucky holidaymakers heading to Mexico City could see James Bond star Daniel Craig in action as parts of the city are to be closed off this month to allow filming for the latest blockbuster Spectre to take place. Some of the historic streets in the central district of the Mexican capital that are

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19 Mar

Warning over foreign language skills

There are not enough students learning languages in UK secondary schools, as learning a foreign tongue is not considered to be as important as understanding science and maths, a new study reveals. Being able to read and speak other languages like French and Spanish can really enhance holiday experiences and also be useful for commerce

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