Monthly Archives: November 2014

woman in office dreaming
28 Nov

Average Brit dreams of holidays 1.7 hours a day

Brits dream of holidays for 1.7 hours a day Brits spent around 20 hours a week dreaming of travelling abroad and sunning themselves on an exotic beach last month, according to a new study., a price comparison site, asked 100 people to record the time they spent dreaming about going on holiday overseas and

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27 Nov

Men are getting in touch with their romantic side this Christmas

Surprise holiday tops men’s gift list Whisking their partners away for a surprise break abroad tops the list of gifts men most want to buy this Christmas, according to one new survey. But men who are planning the romantic festive touch are being urged to make sure they do it properly. Chris Clarkson, the managing

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26 Nov

Head to Denmark to stay connected

Five of the eight most connected nations on earth are Scandinavian Travellers who can’t bear to be separated from their mobiles, tablets and online activities while on holiday should be heading for Scandinavia, the findings of a new study suggest. The report shows that five of the eight most connected nations on earth are Scandinavian,

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25 Nov

Austria ski trips to cost more?

Ski trips to Austria set to cost up to £140 more  Families heading out for skiing holidays in Austria could have to pay as much as £140 more next year after a decision to allow all foreign workers to earn the minimum wage.   The ruling could see British tour companies putting on fewer trips

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calls to scrap kids' flight tax
24 Nov

PM said to be in favour of axing children’s flight tax

PM said to favour axing of kids’ flight tax Family holidays abroad are set to get cheaper if calls to scrap Air Passenger Duty on children’s flights are implemented. More than 30 airlines, airports and tourism groups want the duty abolished, while the Scrap the Tax on Family Flights campaign says it unfairly burdens families

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21 Nov

Movie buffs flock to US state of Georgia

The Hunger Games causes a tourism boom in Georgia The American state of Georgia looks set to become the new Hollywood, with film-friendly tax rules attracting stars and movie buffs alike . The Hunger Games is just one of the movies filmed in the state and fans of the franchise have been heading over in

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20 Nov

France open for business on Sundays

French shops open on Sunday to boost economy Strict regulations preventing most French shops from opening on Sundays are to be loosened to help boost the nation’s economy. A new draft bill is considering allowing shops to open for 12 Sundays a year, instead of the current five, with even more flexibility for stores in

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19 Nov

Best-value winter sun spots ranked

Fuerteventura and Tenerife voted best-value winter breaks The Canary Islands are king when it comes to grabbing a bargain pre-Christmas winter break, according to recent research.   They came out top in the survey, which compared the standard costs for a family of four in 29 winter sun destinations around the world. It was revealed

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18 Nov

Tourism takes off in Mexico for balloon festival

200 balloons take off from the city of Leon, Mexico Mickey Mouse and SpongeBob SquarePants were just two familiar faces creating an incredible spectacle in central Mexico when they were spotted on hot-air balloons at an international festival. More than 400,000 spectators came to watch almost 200 balloons take off from the city of Leon,

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Holidays more important than a pay rise
17 Nov

Holidays more important than holiday money?

Holidays ‘wanted more than pay rise’ Extra time off for holidays is a bigger attraction to a third of workers than an increase in pay, so says a poll covering people in 24 countries. Most reckon more annual leave would be incentive enough to change jobs, according to the results from nearly 8,000 adults conducted

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