Tag Archives: Holidays

Transports of Delight – Unusual Ways to Get Around on Holiday

For most Britons these days, holiday transport consists of cheap flights to the destination country, with the cheapest car hire deal possible at the other end. There are, of course, doughty travellers who think nothing of hitching across entire continents, or taking a third-class ticket on the most rickety transcontinental trains… Others choose to hire [...]

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Euro 2012 and Beyond! Discovering the Joys of Poland and Ukraine

With Poland and Ukraine about to jointly host this year’s UEFA European Football Championship, or Euro 2012 if you’re feeling casual, attention is being focused anew on the two countries, albeit attention of a football-oriented variety. Fans from all participating nations are converging on them now, but mainly with beer, burgers and the odd match [...]

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A Troll’s Tale: The Mythical Beasts of Norway

You may or may not have seen the 2010 cult classic Trollhunter, a Norwegian “mockumentary” directed by André Øvredal, which purports to tell the story of a group of students whose investigations into a mysterious trapper, reveal that he is actually employed by the Nowegian government to hunt down rogue trolls! The film taps into [...]

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Mobile Roaming Charges ‘Must be Cut’

Roaming charges for mobile phone users making calls and using data abroad must be cut, a leading industry commentator has said. Jonathan Morris, editor of mobile comparison magazine What Mobile, insisted that the charges mobile users face when using their phones abroad must be reduced permanently. Mr Morris was speaking after the European Commission also [...]

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Travel Planner for Sun-Worshippers Launched

Publisher DK Travel has launched a useful new resource for holidaymakers looking to chase down some of the world’s sunniest spots at various times of the year. The Chase the Sun Planner shows the top spots for each month of the year, with a couple of surprise locations making the top twelve monthly hotspots. The [...]

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Travel Tops ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Experiences for Brits

Travel has come out as the top ‘once in a lifetime’ experience for Brits, according to a new survey by pensions and investment provider Scottish Widows. The study, which surveyed over 2,000 people, revealed that Brits dream most about a holiday of a lifetime – something beyond their regular holidays to Tenerife or Majorca. More [...]

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Brits Consider Holidays an ‘Essential Part of Life’

Brits no longer see memorable holidays as a luxury, but an “essential part of life”, according to BBC TV and radio travel expert Simon Calder. Calder, who is also the travel editor at The Independent and an advisor to Visa Europe, was speaking after Visa Europe released its third annual Travel Report. The study showed [...]

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Royal Wedding Fears

Tourists to Wait and See As the Royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton was announced, it came as great news for the public and for those in the travel sector who anticipate a tourism boom. Many are expecting an influx of tourism to flood the shores of the UK on the back of [...]

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The Colosseum Unlocked

Step Back In Time To Ancient Rome One of the world’s most famous tourist landmarks is allowing visitors to delve deeper into history of ancient Rome. For many years visitors arriving at the Colosseum have been able to view the huge arena from a spectator position, putting themselves in the shows of the witnesses to [...]

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Rise in early bookings for 2010

Although this may have been a quiet year for summer holidays, 2010 looks set to be very busy. There have been many last minute bookings for this summer as people want to escape to the sun, but 2010 looks set to be even busier. People put their faith into the UK in the hope that [...]

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Summer sun holidays available in 2009

It has been estimated that there will be 1.25 million fewer summer sun holidays available in 2009. This is due to the consolidation of so many of the major tour operators.The big mergers have been between Thomas Cook and MyTravel and then Thomson and First Choice. Now, there will be less flights and less accommodation [...]

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