Monthly Archives: May 2015

29 May

Students ‘boosted’ by overseas travel

Students who travel abroad really can learn from the university of life, helping to give them a taste of other cultures, a new study suggests. The British Council’s latest figures show that more and more students are choosing to learn in foreign countries, especially among places where non-English languages are the primary tongue. The council,

Read More
Travel companions image - jumping on beach
28 May

Air fare cuts boost family finances

A 5.3% annual reduction in air fares contributed to a 10% yearly increase in family spending power last month, according to a new report. The finding should come as welcome news ahead of the busy summer holiday period, which is now fast approaching Cheaper overseas travel meant families on holiday could spend more on treats,

Read More
27 May

Ryanair reports soaring profits

Ryanair is flying high after seeing its profits growth take off last year. Millions of customers chose to fly with the budget airline as they jetted off on holidays and business trips. The carrier revealed post-tax profits of 867 million euros (£614 million) for the year to the end of March, up from 523 million

Read More
27 May

Europe ‘enjoys long-haul growth’

Holidaymakers around the world are increasingly heading to Europe to let off some steam and unwind, research suggests. Analysis of bookings by travel pattern monitoring company ForwardKeys shows long-haul travel to major European cities from countries like the United States, Australia and China is up 3.9% so far this year. Munich is one of the

Read More
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.

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More
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

Read More