Stefan Morgan, the director of Homestay Australia, has joined the stellar line-up of speakers for next week’s Adventure and Backpaking industry conference (ABiC,November 4, Menzies Hotel, Sydney).
Adventure travel specialist, Oasis Overland has been named by the British Travel Awards (BTAs) as one of the contenders for the Best Escorted Adventure Holiday Company.
Startrack Media, owner of Backpacker Trade News, has announced the completion of a major overhaul of its TNT Jobs sites, which has seen three sites re-launched and repackaged to improve and enhance the user experience. Read more »
Home, Sweet Home: 1 in 5 Brits miss their own bed more than family, pets and friends when on holiday
If your boyfriend/mum/cousin is currently off sunning themselves in a far-flung destination and you’re worried that they’re pining over you, relax. The chances are that they’re probably not. Read more »
A luggage forwarding specialist is urging travellers to beat the airport chaos and send their holiday baggage ahead of them to avoid delayed or missing bags as the UK’s key airports struggle to cope with demand. Read more »
Tory MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind says newly imposed airport security measures are “sadly unavoidable” and that complacency among some of the public is “seriously disturbing”. Read more »
A leading travel insurance company is urging backpackers to make sure they pick a travel insurance policy that covers all their needs.
A new report that looks at the state of play within the travel industry has highlighted that the travel industry is growing both in size and productivity and is set to continue to expand in the lead up to 2020. Read more »
A third of British travellers would be prepared to sacrifice refreshments for an entire flight if it meant securing a cheaper fare, a survey of over 9,000 Brits by TripAdvisor has revealed.
Nearly a quarter (23%) would be willing to travel from a remote airport for cheaper flights, while one in seven (14%) would be happy to endure one or two connections. Read more »
According to the latest financial statements from the Air Travel Trust, there were 13 ATOL failures in the financial year to March 31. There were only 11 the year before. Read more »
The new Terminal 2 threw open its doors to welcome its first passengers yesterday, marking the start of a new travel experience for the passengers who pass through Heathrow every year. Read more »
Planning a holiday, excitement ahead of a trip and time spent reminiscing about the break once home is taking up a lot of British workers’ time and costing employers hundreds of pounds, according to new research by an online travel agency in the UK. Read more »
We were intrigued by the launch of the world’s first price-focused search engine for worldwide flights – but will it deliver? Read more »
A new poll has polled 6.8 million people across the UK, Germany, France and Spain to discover how travellers feel about holidaying in the Middle East. The results show that while well-known destinations such as Egypt’s Red Sea resorts and Dubai continue to attract the most visitors, Israel, Jordan and Abu Dhabi are catching up as must see destinations within the region.
Well done, Brits – your self-love has ensured that the capital’s been crowned as the most popular place to take a selfie.
Tourists in Thailand are now under a nightly curfew that will see them restricted to their hotel rooms from 10pm – 5am.
The move comes after the army seized power yesterday and the chief of the army went on national TV to announce that martial law was now in place.
New figures show that UK holiday arrivals to Queensland from last December have jumped an impressive 11% over the last year. The same report showed that on an international scale, visitor numbers to the sunshine state are also on the rise and have increased by 2% over the same time period. Read more »
The next time you scold a friend or family member for taking their precious offspring out of school in order to go on holiday, remember this - new research has suggested that two thirds of high earning Brits were taken on family holidays during term time when they were children, suggesting that missing school for holidays doesn’t necessarily impact the success of the individual later on in life. Read more »