Monthly Archives: August 2014

08 Aug

Record travel figures at London City Airport

Boom in travel figures at London City Airport Record numbers of holidaymakers and business travellers are using London City Airport, latest statistics show. The fifth-busiest airport serving London welcomed a record 341,866 travellers through its gates in July – 4% more than the same month last year and more than any month since it opened

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08 Aug

Brits more carefree when on holiday

Brits more carefree when on holiday How wild do you get on holiday? Almost two thirds of Brits admit to doing things on holiday they wouldn’t dream of doing at home, according to a survey. Research by hotels.com found that some 60% of British tourists will behave in a more carefree manner when on their

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07 Aug

Holiday spending doubles since 2004

Brits take three holidays a year A traditional fortnight in the sun may be a thing of the past for many but the average Briton is now taking at least three holidays a year, according to a new survey. Back in the early 1980s the average holiday involved taking 14 days off work but that,

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06 Aug

Orlando: The home of fun?

Orlando tops the list for best theme parks If you’re searching for a holiday in the sun combined with the world’s best theme parks – look no further than Orlando, Florida. The city is home to five of the top 10-ranked amusement parks, a point realised after  TripAdvisor compiled its rankings and issued its Traveller’s

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delays cause people to get mad
06 Aug

What makes YOU mad on holiday? Delays?

You’re not alone… delays are a major gripe for many Millions of Britons look forward to jetting off for that long-awaited holiday abroad every year, but for some the experience needs all the restorative powers of a relaxing week in the sun to overcome. And now consumer group Which? has compiled a list of the

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04 Aug

Over 50% of us check work emails on holiday

Most of us check work emails on holiday Over half of employees work on holiday when they should be chilling out instead, a new poll finds. Many people catch up on their emails, with 52% logging in for duty and 26% claiming they actually reply to messages, according to Travel Republic. The internet travel agent’s

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03 Aug

Top tips for harmonious holidays

Men would prefer women not to put kettles and family photos in their holiday suitcase It’s not what you pack but what you don’t pack that holds the key to avoiding squabbles on holiday, a new poll suggests. Female travellers say men should not bring inappropriate T-shirts, gaudy Hawaiian shirts, corduroy clothing or leather sandals

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02 Aug

Weather casts cloud over holidays

Has the weather ever ruined your holiday? Most people rate their holidays as ‘perfect’ or ‘good’ but it seems the weather is to blame for many of those who are unhappy with their breaks. Brits just love to moan about the weather but a survey by travel insurance firm World First suggests it is the

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01 Aug

Brits bump into friends abroad

Lastminute.com research reveals a third of Brits bump into friends abroad A holiday is meant to be a time to get away from the grinds of daily life, yet three quarters of Brits bump into someone they know abroad. New research by travel and leisure company Lastminute.com reveals a third of holidaymakers encounter an old

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