Yearly Archives: 2013

30 Dec

AirAsia X budget airline to return

Airline’s return to spark cheaper travel? Foreign holiday seekers could get more for their travel money with a low-cost Malaysian airline’s expected European comeback. AirAsia X previously supplied routes to London and Paris, but ceased services last year (2012). The airline has said it has ordered 25 long-haul aircraft, intimating a return to regular services.

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23 Dec

Travel ‘review’ gives Bethlehem 5 stars

Travel ‘review’ gives Bethlehem 5 stars Visitors who travel abroad to Bethlehem for their holiday will know it is generally famous for one star, rather than five. But five is exactly the amount of stars the Inn at Bethlehem has won in an amusing spoof TripAdvisor review rating. The webpage post was sent to the travel

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Dresden christmas market image
19 Dec

Top 12 Haggling Tips for Christmas Markets

Top 12 Haggling Tips for Christmas Markets Visiting Christmas Markets abroad is a brilliant way to get into the festive spirit, buy some cracking, original presents, and to enjoy the varying cultures. They can, however, be a source of frustration and disappointment if not approached from the right angle. See below our Top 12 tips

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cheap skiing holidays - bulgaria
19 Dec

Bulgaria cheapest for skiing holidays

Skiing holidays cheapest in Bulgaria Travel to the south-western Bulgaria slopes and you could pick up the best skiing holiday bargain around, according to a new cost-comparison survey. The town of Bansko offers the best value for money, says TripAdvisor. The eastern European destination was the cheapest of 41 ski destinations, based on average one-day ski

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18 Dec

Christmas travel with all the trimmings

Christmas travel with all the trimmings Travel over Christmas need not mean that visitors going abroad have to miss out on festive cheer this year. Three carriers have already announced they will be celebrating at high altitude. Virgin Atlantic customers jetting to and from Britain on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day can enjoy

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festive products leave at home
17 Dec

Leave festive products at home, Brits told

‘Leave Xmas crackers at home’ Brits told Most Christmas and New Year family holidays abroad wouldn’t be complete without the traditional festive trappings. But Britons heading to foreign holiday resorts this year are being urged to consult their airline to make sure they will be allowed to take certain festive products on their flights. Southampton

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Germany shows of its sunny side
16 Dec

Germany shows off its sunny side

‘Sunny side of Germany’ woos visitors Tourism officials have launched a new drive to entice Britons to holiday in south-west Germany. Boasting everything from heritage sites and a village crammed full of top-notch restaurants to first-class sporting events, the region seems to have something for everyone to spend their travel money on. Local tourist chiefs

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Pay-as-you-weigh travel
12 Dec

‘Pay-as-you-weigh’ travel a success

Pay-as-you-weigh travel a ‘success’ The success of a ground-breaking “pay-as-you-weigh” travel scheme has led to the expansion of the carrier which introduced it. Samoa Air last year started charging passengers according to their weight, rather than a fixed price for each seat. Its chief executive Chris Langton said the initiative has been so successful that

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using tablets and smartphones in the air
11 Dec

EASA drops take-off and landing ban

EASA drops take-off and landing ban for tablets and smartphones More progress has been made on the road towards internet access when travelling on planes, as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has updated guidelines that could soon allow air passengers to use smartphones and tablets from take-off to landing. Passengers will be able to

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Deal of the Month December ICE Travellers cashcard
10 Dec

Deal of the Month – December

December Deal of the Month We’ve dropped our minimum ICE Travellers Cashcard load from £50 to just £1, all December! So, whether you’re heading off piste, indulging in some Christmas luxury, or are already thinking about next summer – NOW is the time to get your ICE Travellers Cashcard. If you’re not heading abroad until next

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