23 May 2014

Travel Insurance: When Do You Need It Really?

If you want to have affordable medical care options while abroad, then that’s when you really need travel insurance.  Without it, you might find yourself forking out thousands of pounds out-of-pocket.  

20 April 2014

Car Hire Costs ‘Double’ In The Summer

Car hire mark-ups during the summer season can easily break a family’s holiday budget. In Europe and, less so, in the United States, these prices nearly double in the summer between June and August, increasing up to 176 percent, according to the UK website, Which?.

24 March 2014

Qatar Airways Launches The First All-Business Class Flights From Heathrow

Qatar Airways will launch the first premium all-business class service from London’s Heathrow airport to its Doha hub, starting on May 15.

17 February 2014

World Travel Awards

Established in 1993 to recognize, reward and celebrate exceptional services in various sectors of the tourism industry, the World Travel Awards is a globally recognized brand, marking a high standard of quality to which all tourist service brands aspire.

15 January 2014

Airport Connect Renewed for 5 Years by Schipol Airport

The first European airport to provide passenger processing with SITA’s AirportConnect Open platform was Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, which has recently renewed their contract for another five years. The future-proof SITA technology includes SIM-based NFC, which allows efficiency in moving through airport checkpoints via a reliable and secure link to passengers’ smartphones. With a simple tap of the smartphone, the passenger information of a standard boarding pass is read via “Tap n’ Fly”TM, a commonly-used applet, and the industry standard for NFC.  

10 December 2013

Eurostar To Launch London-Amsterdam

Eurostar recently announced that it plans to launch a route from London to Amsterdam. Though it still needs to be approved by the Dutch Parliament, if all goes well, the proposed service will begin operation in December 2016.  The route, which will run twice daily, stops in Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Schiphol Airport before reaching Amsterdam. 

13 November 2013

P&O to launch UK's biggest ever cruise ship, Britannia

If you were ever in doubt that Britannia rules the waves, wait until P&O unveils its new cruise ship, Britannia. The £500m mega ship will be the UK’s biggest when it is delivered in 2015, and at 330 metres long, stood on its end the Britannia would be taller than the Eiffel Tower. And as we’ve come to expect the patriotic megaship, which is owned by a company based in Miami, is being built in Italy. 

30 October 2013

Why Berlin is Europe's most talked about city

Berlin is currently the hottest destination in Europe by quite a stretch. So much that a good deal of the world’s conversation is currently – and has been for some time – devoted to singing the praises of the German capital. Either people just got back and can’t stop raving about it, or they’ve already moved there. Why? Well if you didn’t know already… 

14 October 2013

Baggage handler throws a spanner in the works

It’s bad enough when a baggage handler damages something of value in one of your bags. But this week a Heathrow’s lugger really took the biscuit. One of the baggage attendants working at London’s busiest airport caused a reported £4 million worth of damage – and narrowly avoided a catastrophe – when he threw a spanner in the works. Well, a scanner gun – same thing.

27 September 2013

The inexplicable rise of premium economy

Sometimes you want a little bit extra without paying the world. This is why premium economy exists, to give people a little bit extra. Not a lot, just a tiny bit to make that long haul flight a little less hellish.