- 30/07/2010 -
Truck drivers in Greece began a strike on 25 July, which has led to a country-wide shortage of fuel. Local car drivers are the worst affected by the strikes, but shortages could lead to public transport disruption, which might affect people on holiday in Greece. Tourists began cancelling their holidays in Greece the minute they learnt of the fuel shortages.
- 29/07/2010 -
The Kelkoo Beach Index has revealed that the Black Sea Coast in Bulgaria can offer the best beach holiday to Brits travelling overseas this summer. The survey took into account factors like climate, accommodation costs, attractions and foreign exchange rates.
- 28/07/2010 -
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has been thrown into the limelight once again after a perfectly healthy woman in her 30s died of the condition after she fell asleep on a long haul flight.
- 27/07/2010 -
The 59th edition of the Santander International Festival commences on 30 July and runs until 29 August. The festival is a lavish programme of music, opera, ballet and more, and would enrich the holiday experience of anyone that’s after a cultural Santander holiday.
- 26/07/2010 -
Macmillan Cancer Support is hosting an organised event called the Alps Hiking Challenge, which will be taking place on 1-5 September 2010. Over three days, participants will get the chance to climb a beautiful area of the French Alps, from the Chamonix Valley to the Mont Blanc Massif.
- 23/07/2010 -
Eating foreign food can be part of the fun of travelling abroad and many of us look forward to tasting delicious meals while we are on holiday. But sometimes, finding restaurants that offer the best foreign food can be a little tricky. Guidebooks are useful resources and can offer excellent restaurant reviews. But some are outdated or have been written by journalists that have never set foot in the establishment.
- 22/07/2010 -
In recent years, Turkey has grown in popularity as a holiday destination that offers sun, sand, sea and relaxation. Bodrum is a popular spot for tourists who like great nightlife and a wide choice of restaurants and bars.
- 21/07/2010 -
Due to an early and particularly wet rainy season this summer, a dengue fever epidemic has spread across the Caribbean, where dozens have already been killed by the disease. Like malaria, dengue fever is spread from person to person by mosquitoes. But unlike malaria, dengue fever is a risk in urban as well as rural settings. The warm, wet weather encourages mosquitoes to breed at a faster rate, creating a more liberal spread of the disease.
- 20/07/2010 -
A new cancer vaccine has been developed by Professor Ray Iles of Middlesex University, which could kill some of the most aggressive forms of cancer.
- 19/07/2010 -
When it comes to vaccinations, people cringe at the thought of painful injections and so many of us have a fear of needles. But a new vaccine patch could pave the way for pain-free vaccinations.
- 16/07/2010 -
The minute England dropped out of the World Cup, Brits started booking holidays abroad in order to drown their sorrows. And after England was out, the number of bookings continued to rise every time a European team got knocked out.
- 15/07/2010 -
Capable of accommodating 4,100 passengers, the giant .1 billion Norwegian Epic has hit the high seas. The exterior of the ship isn’t the prettiest, but the interior more than makes up for it. Norwegian Epic offers excitement and entertainment on its range of luxury cruises.
- 14/07/2010 -
Most people know to protect themselves from the damaging effects of the sun by using sunscreen and seeking shade in the middle of the day. The British summer has already blessed us with several scorching days, so it’s more important than ever to look out for signs of skin cancer.
- 13/07/2010 -
The British summer has so far been a bit of a surprise –we’ve had more hot days than you can count on both hands. If you haven’t booked your holiday abroad yet, then you might what to consider taking a holiday in September so that you don’t miss out on the hot sunny days in the UK.
- 12/07/2010 -
Solar powered technology continues to develop, and solar powered planes have been in development for some time. But in the future, could they lead to a new era in eco-friendly travel?
- 09/07/2010 -
When smoke was discovered in a tunnel under the Thames last night, Eurostar trains leaving St Pancras Station ground to a halt while fire officers investigated.
- 08/07/2010 -
Disabled travellers often have to think carefully about travelling abroad. Before setting foot on foreign soil, they need to know if transportation and hotels can cater for their disabilities. A holiday in France could be the ideal choice for a disabled traveller.
- 06/07/2010 -
A survey conducted by online holiday finder Travelzoo has revealed that British travellers are better at haggling abroad than other European nationalities. Brits are also more likely to haggle with travel providers when booking a holiday.
- 06/07/2010 -
Some people get so caught up in the excitement of booking a holiday online that they don't pay attention to whether or not their online bookings are secure. Many holidaymakers get caught out by fake holiday deals when they enter card details into an unsecure booking. Too many holidaymakers are spending money on holidays that don't exist.
- 05/07/2010 -
The full body scanner has been introduced at Manchester, Gatwick and Heathrow airports in order to step up security. The scanners can clearly show weapons or other items of a threatening nature hidden beneath clothing.
- 02/07/2010 -
During the summer months, Norway experiences a phenomenon called the midnight sun - a period of several months when the sun never sets. Depending on where you decide to travel to, you can see the midnight sun any time between April and August. The further north you travel, the longer the midnight sun will stick around for.
- 01/07/2010 -
Over the next two years the Gatwick Airport terminals will receive a dramatic overhaul in order to provide a modern environment for all inbound and outbound passengers, and firmly highlight Gatwick as passengers' airport of choice.