The ICE Newsroom

03 Jul

EasyJet’s new app design takes off

EasyJet has launched a new app designed to offer travellers a more personalised experience. The revamp of its iPhone app includes several new features to make travel simpler for passengers, including a facility to check payment details and passport information. The app, which has a contemporary new look, also offers a countdown to travel feature,

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02 Jul

New Heathrow runway plan sparks debate

Holidaymakers could be jetting off from a new runway at Heathrow in the not-so-distant future. The Airports Commission has concluded that the west London site is best placed to provide “urgently required” airport capacity, rather than Gatwick, following three years of extensive investigation. But the recommendation has been met with strong resistance from residents living

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01 Jul

Rail warning for holidaymakers

Holidaymakers heading to airports via rail services will need to plan ahead this week, as a heatwave hits the UK. Network Rail has imposed a speed restriction on some services, with temperatures expected to soar as high as 35 degrees C in places. While the authority plans to keep trains running as smoothly as possible,

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30 Jun

Ryanair to put on additional festive flights

Christmas has come early for passengers looking to book festive flights abroad through an Irish budget carrier. Ryanair has announced that it is putting on an additional 3,500 low-fare European flights in time for the busy Christmas holiday period. This equates to an extra 660,000-plus seats from December 18 to January 7. Ryanair is giving

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29 Jun

Gatwick reveals expansion images

Gatwick Airport has released striking images of what it would look like if given the green light to build a new runway. The West Sussex site is one of the three airport expansion options on the short-list of the Whitehall-appointed Airports Commission. And it is hoped the newly unveiled pictures will swing the vote in

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26 Jun

Prague ‘has cheapest European hotels’

Hotels in London are more expensive than any other capital city in Europe, meaning holidaymakers in search of value for money should head abroad this summer. Research by hotel solutions provider HRS reveals room rates in London have risen 15.6% over the last 12 months. Guests typically forked out £116.77 per night during the first

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25 Jun

UK port seals place as cruise ship capital

It is already used by more cruise ship passengers than any other British port. But the number passing through Southampton is forecast to soar to 1.75 million this year, an 11% increase on the 1.57 million seen in 2014. Tilbury in Essex, meanwhile, is set to see the number of holidaymakers it handles almost double

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24 Jun

Campaign aims to keep passports safe

A new campaign has been launched in a bid to reduce the number of UK passports that get stolen or lost. Last year, over 20,000 Britons reported that their passports had been either lost or stolen. But now the Foreign Office has produced a series of videos for its Know Before You Go campaign, which

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23 Jun

Vietnam relaxes tourist visa rules

UK travellers heading to Vietnam will no longer require a visa for visits of less than 15 days. The rule change has been implemented by prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung in a bid to revive the country’s tourism industry. As well as the UK, visa requirements are also being dropped for tourists from Germany, France,

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22 Jun

Holidaying Brits ‘spending billions’ on plastic

Britons spent a total of £26.4 billion using charge, credit or debit cards while on their foreign holidays last year, according to the latest statistics. This plastic travel money tally was spread over 440 million buys abroad, equating to nearly 14 payments for each second. The UK Cards Association’s study found that Britons were more

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