Monthly Archives: August 2015

28 Aug

Britons plan Bank Holiday getaways

Almost two million Britons will spend the August Bank Holiday on foreign holidays. The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) predicts 1.9 million will be packing their bags and heading abroad over the extended weekend, with the vast majority in search of some sun, sand and sea. It says the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands and

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20 Aug

Airlines change travel delay policies

Passengers affected by flight disruption will get better support from three airlines that were facing legal action, it has been announced. Earlier this year, Jet2, Aer Lingus and Wizz Air were accused of breaching consumer law by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). But the enforcement action has now been closed following alterations to the airlines’

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19 Aug

‘Ultimate travel list’ revealed by Lonely Planet

Many of the places will be familiar to travellers, but if anyone’s struggling to decide which heritage sites they should see on their travels abroad then a new list should prove invaluable. Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List attempts to list the world’s 500 most prestigious places to visit and is topped by the Temples of

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18 Aug

Many families ‘spending more’ on main holiday

More than half of people plan to spend more on their main holiday this year than they did last year, a study shows. An average family of four expects to spend £1,878 on flights and accommodation, with 57% intending to shell out more than in 2014, according to research from M&S Bank.  One in 10

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Brits prefer fast food
17 Aug

Brits abroad ‘tight with their tip money’

Few holidaymakers are as tight as the British abroad when it comes to tipping on a night out, a new survey suggests. Direct Line has investigated the views of employees from 132 eating and drinking establishments worldwide. Over a fifth (21%) of them have crowned British tourists on foreign holidays with the dubious accolade of

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woman in office dreaming
14 Aug

Workers ‘missing out on holidays’

More than half of workers forego an average of three days of holiday a year, new research reveals. Employment agency Reed surveyed over 2,000 adults to find out how much annual leave they take advantage of. While most people agree that a break increases productivity, whether it is a weekend in a city or a

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13 Aug

Young holidaymakers can’t leave phones behind

One in four young Britons will have their head in a book as they relax in the sun on holiday this summer. But the results of a new survey suggest that this proportion will be left in the shade by the number who cannot put their smartphones down while on holiday. Some 75% of the

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12 Aug

Holiday season sparks spending surge

The start of the holiday season has seen a summer surge in the amount of money being spent by consumers, new figures suggest. Visa Europe says people spent 1.9% more in July than they did during the corresponding month of last year. And it says the trend has been sparked by Britons getting into the

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11 Aug

‘Summer of love’ for one in four Brits

A quarter of Britons embarking on trips abroad this summer will enjoy a holiday romance, new research suggests. People looking for love should head to Europe, according to the new survey by MoneySupermarket, as it is the most romantic continent, accounting for 72% of holiday hook-ups. Spain, more specifically, is the destination where romance is

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