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21 May

World’s biggest hotel planned for Mecca

Travellers will soon have the chance to stay in the planet’s biggest hotel in one of the world’s holiest cities. Mecca will be the location of a 10,000-room, 44-storey, 12-tower hotel being planned for 2017. Holiday-makers will be able to stay in a striking structure which will emerge from the desert plains of Saudi Arabia.

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20 May

Hotel built from 2 million Lego bricks

Tourists who travel to the world’s theme-park capital in Florida can now bask in a living Lego hotel. People taking family holidays to the US could check-in to the Legoland Florida Resort’s new accommodation from May. The Legoland Hotel  is intended to appear as though a child constructed it from Lego bricks, which is near

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19 May

‘Don’t rule out summer holiday in Greece’

The strength of the pound against the euro could help Britons holidaying in Greece this summer get more from their travel money despite the country’s financial instability, experts say. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and financial experts have been issuing warnings and suggesting people travel elsewhere to avoid being caught up in protests or

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18 May

Albania opens Cold War base to tourists

Holidaymakers venturing off the beaten track to Albania are to get a chance to visit a network of nuclear bunkers built by the country’s communist regime at the height of the Cold War. Now virtually derelict, the two-square-mile military base is located on Sazan Island off the Albanian coast. And from this summer the country’s

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15 May

easyJet announces comfier seats

Holidaymakers can look forward to comfier seats and more legroom on board easyJet flights – despite the fact each plane will carry more passengers. The budget airliner is bringing in ergonomically-designed seats on the Airbus 320, and flyers will also have additional knee room thanks to them having thinner backrests. The airline said all its

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14 May

Cheapest flights to Caribbean launched

A dream holiday to the Caribbean has just become a lot more affordable as Norwegian airlines launches cheap flights to the destination. With prices starting at just £181 for a one-way flight from Gatwick to San Juan, Puerto Rico, it means a return could cost as little as £362. The budget airline is thought to

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14 May

Traffic wardens to become tour guides in Copenhagen

Holidaymakers driving around Copenhagen who are unlucky enough to be slapped with parking tickets could receive tourism advice at the same time under new plans. The authorities in the capital of Denmark want its traffic wardens to do tour guide work too to provide an even better service for visitors. So motorists who stay too

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14 May

Half-year profit boost for easyJet

A surge in passenger numbers at the end of the ski season helped no-frills flier easyJet to achieve its first profit for the first half of any year since 2002. Before tax easyJet made £7 million in the six-month period ending in March, compared to a massive £53 million loss 12 months before. The budget

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13 May

Special Tips on the recent growth of the Pound

Following last week’s election result and as the Pound continues to strengthen against the Euro, Koko Sarkari, COO of offers travel money tips to help holidaymakers make their money go further: “A bit of planning both in terms of ordering travel money and methods of payment overseas can help make budgets go that bit

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11 May

Airport numbers hit by early Easter

Passenger numbers at the two biggest airports in the UK were affected by this year’s earlier Easter. The date meant holiday-related traffic was spread between March and April, compared to 2014 when it landed solely in April. Passenger numbers at Heathrow Airport were consequently down 0.8% to 6.14 million in April, while those at Gatwick

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