Monthly Archives: October 2013

Holidaymakers dream of Space Travel
14 Oct

Holidaymakers dream of space travel

One in three people would love to take a trip to outer space, with younger generations keener when it comes to exploring galaxies far away.   Research from travel association ABTA reveals that 30% of the general public would jump at the chance to travel in space, while 20% would be prepared to give it

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Autumn Breaks - ICE Newsroom
11 Oct

Autumn breaks – Over 1 million set to head abroad

More than a million Britons will head off abroad over the next two months in search of some autumn sunshine, it is estimated. Experts believe the prospect of lower off-peak prices, less crowded resorts and more spending power this autumn, thanks to the pound hitting a nine-month high against the euro, will tempt around 1.15

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Brits put Flight Costs first
10 Oct

Holidaying Britons put flight cost first

Cash-conscious British holidaymakers jetting off abroad make flight cost the main factor in picking a specific airline, according to a new poll.   Flight times and luggage allowance are the next most important considerations, travel agent sunshine.co.uk’s survey of 2,265 UK holidaymakers abroad found. Rude staff head the table of reasons for not flying with

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Brits flock to Croatia
09 Oct

300,000 Brits go on Croatia holiday

Nearly 300,000 Britons went on holiday to Croatia during the first 8 months of 2013, according to figures from the Croatian tourist board.   The board said this represents an increase of nearly a quarter (24%) on the same period last year. It found that a rise in the number of young travellers from the

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X Factor sparks interest in holidays
08 Oct

X Factor sparks holiday enquiries

Destinations that featured on this weekend’s X Factor have got people searching for their next holiday. The ITV talent show reached the “Judges Houses” stage in the most recent episode, when contestants jet off around the world to perform in front of their mentors in the hope of sealing a place in the live shows.

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brits dreaming of perfect honeymooon
07 Oct

Brits dreaming of perfect honeymoon

Unmarried Brits certainly know what they want when it comes to their honeymoon… New research conducted by tour operator Kuoni reveals that a 14-day break that is at least a seven-hour flight away with accommodation in a five-star hotel is the dream post-marriage holiday. Singletons also want to spend four days lying in the sun,

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Flyers want reclining seat ban
04 Oct

Flyers want reclining seat ban

Reclining chairs are one of the biggest pet hates among flyers, with the vast majority wanting to see them banned or removed from planes. A survey from global travel site Skyscanner reveals that almost a third of flyers have endured discomfort as a result of the person in front of them reclining their seat, while

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Holiday money tops list of savings raid excuses
03 Oct

Holiday money tops savings raid excuses

Holiday money tops the list of our excuses for raiding our savings Paying for a holiday is the top reason for Britons raiding their savings money, according to a new poll. The poll also suggests, however, that the squeeze on savers is beginning to ease, allowing people to enjoy treats such as foreign travel without worrying

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Brits prefer the sun on their winter holidays
02 Oct

Brits abroad prefer winter holiday sun

Britons travelling abroad for their winter holiday plan to spend more money on sun-soaked destinations than on any other type of holiday. We prefer topping up our tans in foreign climes away from the British cold to anything that skiing, the Northern Lights or igloos can offer, according to new research from ABTA. The Canary

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