British Airways has announced that it will be returning to Libya. The flag carrier said it had been assessing the situation since the conflict ended in the North African country last October. However, the UK Foreign Office continues to advise that travel to the country be avoided unless it is strictly necessary. BA’s chief executive […]

A new survey suggests that many Brits are considering staying in the UK for their summer holidays this year as a way of saving money. According to Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance, nearly 29 million of us will spend just over £22 billion on our holidays in 2012. However, when this figure is broken down, it equates […]

Exeter-based Flybe has seen its share value drop by 20 per cent after it admitted that poor sales in the UK meant the airline was unlikely to be able to hit revenue targets for the year. The carrier said that the last quarter of 2011 had seen an eight per cent decline in sales when […]

Dubai-based Emirates has acquired Travel Republic, the UK-based tour company. The firm has been purchased, for an undisclosed amount, by Dnata, the holiday branch of the airline. The move sees the company strengthen its grip on the online travel market and is the latest in a number of takeovers. Travel Republic’s website attracts around two […]

A British man has been killed in the popular tourist destination of Tangalle, Sri Lanka. The incident occurred on Christmas Eve as 27-year-old Kuram Shaikah Zaman was visiting one of the town’s restaurants with his girlfriend, 23-year-old Victoria Alexandrovna, from Russia. Mr Zaman lost his life after he was hit with a sharp object before […]

Increases in the cost of train travel are set to kick in as of next month, with some commuters facing a price hike on tickets of as much as nine per cent. According to the Association of Train Operating Companies, the average price of a ticket will go up by 5.9 per cent. However, some […]

Road and rail travellers in Scotland have been experiencing disruption because of heavy snow across much of the country. The A9 in the Highlands was closed for an extended period after a crash which involved seven vehicles. The central belt has been experiencing winds of up to 70mph, and rail services have been severely affected. […]

Flag carrier British Airways has said that it will not be able to hire as many staff next year as it had planned to. The airline claims that the decision to hike Air Passenger Duty next year is the reason it will have to reduce the number of new jobs from 800 to just 400. […]

As many as 2 million workers from the public sector are expected to walk out today in protest over pensions. Some say it will be the largest turnout for a generation. Unions are protesting the fact that the government is asking people to work longer and pay more for their pensions. Around 1,000 demonstrations have […]

Troubled tour operator Thomas Cook saw shares fall in value once again as it announced it would be seeking an increase in the amount of money the banks will allow it to borrow. The company said last month that it had managed to secure £100 million; it is now saying that it hopes to double that […]

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