- 31/08/2010 -
In Britain, thousands of kidney patients are awaiting organ donation, and many of them are British Asians. British Asian kidney patients are more likely to suffer from renal failure, and finding a suitable donor in Britain can be difficult.
- 27/08/2010 -
When the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatened the beaches on the Florida panhandle, BP donated million to help promote tourism in Florida. The campaign was successful; in fact tourism in Florida rose during the first couple of months of the oil crisis.
- 26/08/2010 -
Wheelchair travel on flights is essential for some holidaymakers who don’t have the luxury of being able to walk unaided. One such traveller, Hannah-Lou Blackall, suffers from muscular dystrophy and must take her battery-operated wheelchair wherever she goes as she cannot walk more than a few steps unaided.
- 25/08/2010 -
Travelling halfway around the world can be a real adventure, and every year, thousands of Britons decide to visit far flung places such as western USA, Australia and New Zealand. But many of us are put off visiting countries in different time zones because of the effect it has on our body clocks. But what if there was a way to prevent jet lag?
- 24/08/2010 -
Between 26 August and 12 September, Heathrow Airport terminals will be offering the best of British food and drink to its passengers. British travellers jetting off abroad will have one last chance to sample comforting home food before leaving for foreign soil. Meanwhile, overseas visitors can have the chance to try local food as soon as they set foot in Britain.
- 23/08/2010 -
The British Airways policy that dictated that men could not sit next to unaccompanied minors on flights has been axed after a businessman was made to feel like a sex offender.
- 20/08/2010 -
Newlywed couple Carrie and Michael set off for their Corfu holiday wrongly presuming that their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) would cover them for all their medical costs. Though the EHIC covers state provided healthcare costs, it should never be used as a substitute for travel insurance.
- 19/08/2010 -
Thousands of Lonely Planet lovers voted to compile the Lonely Planet Awards 2010, showcasing some of the most fantastic places and experiences around the world. All of the winners of the awards have been announced in the September issue of Lonely Planet Magazine.
- 18/08/2010 -
A new superbug, NDM-1, has been brought into UK hospitals thanks to medical tourism in India and Pakistan. A report in the Lancet, one of the UK’s leading medical journals, criticised medical tourism as the cause of the spread of the enzyme, which is immune to certain antibiotics. Many of the patients that brought NDM-1 over to the UK had travelled abroad to receive plastic surgery, but others were holidaymakers that had been hospitalised due to accidents or sudden illnesses.
- 17/08/2010 -
Strikes at UK airports were averted yesterday after talks between BAA and Unite reached an amicable conclusion. Staff members at six UK airports were planning a strike in response to a measly pay offer. The travel industry is relieved that the strikes have been called off.
- 16/08/2010 -
We get vitamin D from the sun and that’s why it’s often referred to as the sunshine vitamin. Many of us have been shying away from the sun due the threat of skin cancer from prolonged exposure. But if we don’t get enough of the sunshine vitamin, we’re exposing ourselves to other serious health issues.
- 13/08/2010 -
Thousands of workers have voted in favour of strike action after BAA handed them a measly pay offer. Six UK airports (Heathrow, Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh) could be closed if the strikes go ahead. The closures would be necessary if security staff and fire fighters take part in the strikes, because the airports wouldn’t be able to run without them.
- 12/08/2010 -
The disabled walkers, with only one good leg between them, set out to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, determined to conquer the 5,891m high peak in spite of their disabilities. The climb was part of the Warfighter Sports Challenge arranged by Disabled Sports USA.
- 11/08/2010 -
The Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez recently opened its doors on the Cote D'Azur in France. The complex has been built in a secluded wooded park just minutes from the beach. The stylised architecture offers a light and airy atmosphere in which to relax in. Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez was created by Christophe Pillet, the same designer that worked on Hotel Sezz Paris.
- 10/08/2010 -
Russia has been gripped by a devastating heat wave since the middle of June and temperatures have soared to 38°C at times. The intense heat has resulted in over 30,000 raging wildfires over the last two months and some of the resulting smoke clouds have been visible from space. While firemen tackle the blazes, more fires ignite elsewhere, creating a seemingly never ending sea of fire.
- 09/08/2010 -
Since March 2007, Tune Hotels.com has made a name for itself in Malaysia and Indonesia by offering cheap hotel rooms for as little as £2 a night. Their official tagline is: ‘5-Star Sleeping Experience at a 1-Star Price’. Now the budget hotel chain will be opening its first hotel in Westminster in London on 30 August. Plans are also in place to establish a further 15 hotels throughout London over the next seven years.
- 06/08/2010 -
Croatia has continued to grow in popularity as a holiday destination for Brits. Pine-fringed beaches give way to striking rocky coves, while the terracotta tiled buildings and cobbled streets are pleasing to the eye. The main tourist resorts on the Dalmatian Coast are located to the south, but head north to Zadar if you are after a more relaxing break that’s not so touristy.
- 05/08/2010 -
After the World Heritage Committee met in Brasilia on 25 July, it was decided that 21 new sites would be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are now 911 sites on the list. Many of the World Heritage sites are located in Europe and there are 28 in the UK, including Stonehenge, the Tower of London and Canterbury Cathedral.
- 04/08/2010 -
Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations for British travellers. Every year, around 13 million of us choose to take a holiday in Spain, particularly in the summer months when the temperature is hot and there are endless days of sunshine.
- 03/08/2010 -
Brits are finally heeding the warnings about skin cancer by opting for high factor sun cream for their summer holidays. Sun cream below factor 10 is slowly disappearing from UK shelves thanks to years of campaigning by doctors and charities.
- 02/08/2010 -
In 2009, Malaysia was the ninth most visited country in the world. The country combines stunning beaches, exciting cities and lush rainforests rich in wildlife, so it’s easy to see why tourists choose Malaysia for a holiday.