Backpacker Richard O’Malley has been praised as a hero after stepping up to pull a shark back into the sea at popular tourist resort Bondi Beach, Sydney.
TNT Multimedia has announced a media partnership with Travel Bloggers Unite for their Rotterdam Conference.
Taking place between May 16-19, TBU Rotterdam boasts a packed schedule for travel writers and industry experts at its flagship three-day conference.
UKBA: London woman’s petition for Border Agency to let Japanese husband remain for birth of their child gains thousands of signatures
Londoner Marianne Bailey has created a petition pleading for her Japanese husband Kei Yamamoto to be allowed to stay in the UK for the birth of their child – and has gained support from thousands.
Bailey, 35, a university lecturer and product designer from Wandsworth faces giving birth to the couple’s child, due in July, without her husband due to visa restrictions. Read more »
G Adventures have formed a million-dollar partnership with the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB), to develop a sustainable community-based tourism programme in Central and South America.
The programme, called Tour Operator’s Plan for Sustainable Tourism, will mean local enterprises in five rural villages will gain access tosupport in meeting the needs of travellers. Read more »
A couple who were found dead in the swimming pool of luxury country hotel in Essex had drowned a post mortem have revealed.
The management of the hotel hope that the findings will put an end to what it has called “inappropriate speculation”.
The tests also ruled out the suggestion of poisoning. Read more »
Thomson has announced its first Dreamliner routes will begin on 8 July between Manchester and Florida and Glasgow and Cancun.
The Boeing 787 had been due to come into service on 1 May, but was postponed due to the very public problems the aircraft has suffered from. Read more »
A con-artist couple running a series of travel agents in the US swindled hundreds of thousands of dollars from customers – and bought a $700,000 mansion with the profits.
Daryl Turner, 41, and wife Robyn Bernstein, 43, have been accused of opening a string of eight travel agents over the course of 4 years, promising deals that involved free cruises and flights if customers paid up front.
A travel agent in Downpatrick, Ireland has been been found guilty of a series of customer cons amounting to over £100,000 of cash taken under false pretences.
The couple running the agency kept customer’s cash deposits for themselves to pay for their own holidays, used customer’s credit card details to pay for their own luxury cruises.
Tourists in London were relieved this morning after authorities in the capital said that the London Marathon would be continuing this weekend.
Following the bombings during the Boston marathon fears had been raised over the risk of continuing with the London event. Read more »
Ever wanted to quit your job in style? Chris Holmes decided to leave his job working for the UK Border Force at Stanstead Airport and concentrate on his cake-making business. So he resigned with a cake.
Holmes explained in icing on the cake that “having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important it is to spend my time doing something that makes me, and other people, happy.” Read more »
Special guests gathered at London’s Australia House on Thursday night for a launch of the South Australia tourism brand.
“South Australia had an overseas identity crisis. People always thought I came from ‘southern Australia’ or ‘south-eastern Australia’,” said Bill Muirhead, Agent General for South Australia.
Taking place in Brighton between April 19-21, Traverse boasts an impressive line-up of top bloggers, industry specialists as well as networking opportunities and inspirational seminars.
Anyone carrying a few extra pounds now has an extra incentive to shift them – to reduce the cost of travelling.
A female tourist was raped and robbed after being kidnapped whilst on a bus in Rio with her boyfriend.
The pair boarded the bus near the Copacabana beach in the Brazilian capital.
Three men got on the bus at a later stop and forced everyone bar the couple off the bus. Read more »
Flash flood in Mauritius have killed at least 11 people in the country’s capital of Port Louis.
Mauritan PM Navinchandra Ramgoolam has declared April 1 a national day of mourning. Read more »
After a 15-year-old rape victim in the Maldives was sentenced to be flogged for having ‘premarital sex’, human rights campaigners are calling for a boycott of the popular holiday destination. Read more »
Wentholt is accused of “forceful stomping” on the heads of backpacker David Greene and his travelling companion friend David Byas at a hostel in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda.
Actor Clive Mantle, who played Mike Barrent in the BBC show Casualty was involved in a fight at Travelodge in Newcastle.
According to the Daily Mail, Mantle asked some fellow guests to keep the noise down and was attacked. Part of the actor’s ear had to be sewn back on by hospital surgeons.