Sky’s the limit

By :- Louise Jackson, On February 22, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
When Thomas Cook announced last week that it was shutting up shop after selling package tours from Ireland for more than 100 years, it was a surprise if no great shock. Within the travel trade, the signs were there. Into the second week of January, there was no sign of a brochure. The company was also reaching the point where it needed to commit aircraft to the Irish market for the summer season..... {{ Continue Reading }}

Ryanair to allow travel agents to s

By :- Louise Jackson, On February 14, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
Ryanair has dropped its decade-long opposition to working with global distribution systems as it seeks to double the number of business passengers within two years. The low-cost airline today announced the signing of a deal with Travelport that will allow travel agents and travel management companies that are connected to the American company to book Ryanair flights. The deal with Travelport.... {{ Continue Reading }}

The world’s best hotels, pick

By :- Louise Jackson, On February 7, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
There’s a new international show dedicated to boutique travel. It’s called LE Miami and at its inaugural event this month, industry experts will have the difficult job of voting for the most influential person in contemporary travel. We’ve asked the nominees to reveal their favourite hotels and destinations, to give their predictions for the future and to share their best piece of travel adv.... {{ Continue Reading }}

50 best adventure holidays

By :- Louise Jackson, On January 31, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
Adventure offerings, including kayaking in Turkey, diving in the Maldives or swimming with Californian sea lions Adventures for softies 1 Wild kayak in Turkey  Base yourself at the lovely Ece hotel on the waterfront of Sovalye , a pedestrianised island in the Gulf of Fethiye, and you can sign up for a two-day kayaking tour, which will take you across the clearest of seas to isolated ruins,.... {{ Continue Reading }}

The Lonely Planet looks rather empt

By :- Louise Jackson, On January 25, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
Long hair, dusty backpacks, dirt roads and a blue-spined travel bible: for more than 40 years thousands of young adventurers have relied on Lonely Planet guidebooks to navigate themselves through unfamiliar countries. News that the Australian publisher is to make about 80 of its 450-odd staff redundant prompted a tsunami of blubbing from travellers who were worried that it might go out of busin.... {{ Continue Reading }}

50 top websites for travel

By :- Louise Jackson, On January 6, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
Where to go to find inspiration for your travels, pick up great deals and get the best advice before you leave See the first two instalments of our list: 50 top websites you can’t live without 50 top websites for fashion and beauty Five of the best for travel deals 1.  Flight price comparison  This is a brilliant flight price comparison site that offers a wider.... {{ Continue Reading }}

Cheaper holidays to the Caribbean

By :- Louise Jackson, On December 27, 2013 in ::-Uncategorized
Passengers flying to the Caribbean and Asia will pay lower aviation taxes from next year, the Chancellor announced, but airlines urged him to scrap a tax which they claim is damaging the tourist industry and wider economy. Mr Osborne announced a streamlining of Air Passenger Duty rates, criticising a “crazy system where you pay less tax travelling to Hawaii than you do travelling to China or .... {{ Continue Reading }}

50 things you should do before you

By :- Louise Jackson, On December 8, 2013 in ::-Uncategorized
Never mind the Taj Mahal or Grand Canyon – try diving with whale sharks or stargazing in Utah instead. Travel experts tell Lisa Grainger what’s on their bucket lists 1 Sail round Ha Long Bay, Vietnam This is one of the most affordable ways to see a natural wonder of the world – an all-in day trip from Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, is about £40. This includes the bus journey (about three a.... {{ Continue Reading }}