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Britain set to be hotter than the Middle East in 160 years

February 20th is set to be the hottest in 160 years for Britain, with the advent of spring.   Temperatures are expected to reach 16°C which will be hotter than Greece, Dubai and Saudi Arabia at this time and the …

  • Britain set to be hotter than the Middle East in 160 years

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    February 20th is set to be the hottest in 160 years for Britain, with the advent of spring.   Temperatures are expected to reach 16°C which will be hotter than Greece, Dubai and Saudi Arabia at this time and the …

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  • Is acquiring Luxury Retreats a step towards ‘Airbnb-Lux’?

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    In an effort to help it expand in high-end vacation rentals and travel services, Airbnb acquired Montreal-based Luxury Retreats International.   Although nothing was disclosed officially, the estimated price of purchase is anywhere from $200 million to $300 million. while …

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  • Marriott hotels undeterred by U.S. travel ban, likely to affect groups

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    The U.S. travel ban did not have quite an impact on the hotels of the chain of Marriott International. However, it seems the biggest threat to the U.S. hotel business might come from a shift in the viewpoint of the …

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  • Security breach at Honolulu Airport results in death of a man

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    After breaching a TSA security checkpoint at Honolulu International Airport, a man passed away after he was detained.   The incident took place at the airport’s commuter terminal on Saturday morning. The unidentified man forced his way through the exit …

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  • NATS working to accommodate more planes on sky by 2020

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    NATS – the UK’s air traffic control provider formerly known as National Air Traffic Services is going to introduce a new £600m ($747m) computer system, which will be known as iTec and will be responsible for accommodating more flights on …

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  • 1 killed, 20 hurt as Belgian train derails

    Published on : Sunday, February 19, 2017

    A train carriage toppled on its side following the derailment of a train killing, at least, one person and injuring about another 20 travellers. The incident occurred close to the Belgian capital Brussels, railway officials say.   The accident happened …

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  • Fresh storm threats loom over North Carolina, two killed already

    Published on : Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Northern California geared up for a major deluge of rain beginning late Saturday as the southern part of the state dries out and assesses damage from downpours that killed at least two people.   The rain headed towards Northern California …

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  • San Diego lured in record number of tourists in 2016

    Published on : Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Last year, the region of San Diego had lured in a large number of tourists thanks to major events including the Major League Basketball All-Star Game, according to the Tourism Authority that had announced this news on Thursday.   The …

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  • Pound slump drives record tourism growth in UK in 2016

    Published on : Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Ever since the referendum of European Union, the slump of the sterling has motivated a greater number of tourists to the UK with overseas travellers hitting a record high in the year 2016.   As per the official statistics, UK …

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  • Passengers smelling smoke forces dramatic landing of British Airways flight

    Published on : Saturday, February 18, 2017

    A flight of British Airways was compelled to go for an emergency landing yesterday immediately after the passengers on board the flight started smelling smoke.   Emergency services rushed to the scene to meet the flight BA 4454 after its …

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  • Massive storm in California leads to cancellation of hundreds of flights

    Published on : Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Hundreds of flights have been cancelled or delayed at airports across California due to one of the strongest to have hit the state. The storm has forced evacuation of hundreds of people from their homes, causing power outages and prompting …

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  • New ‘Airport Jacket’ might bring end to hand luggage

    Published on : Saturday, February 18, 2017

    The newly designed “stylish” Airport Jacket will now help passengers to travel with up to 15kg of luggage for their trip without fearing for the burden fees or looking bulky.   The proposed multi-purpose jacket has been designed by Andrew …

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  • More than eight million Britons prefer staycation following post-Brexit slump

    Published on : Saturday, February 18, 2017

    On account of the post-Brexit slump in the value of the pound, thousands of vacationers are changing their travel plans. According to a new research, it might be possible that eight million travellers are planning a “staycation” in the UK …

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  • Qantas to provide Netflix, Spotify on domestic flights

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    In an innovative sales pitch, which may appear to be a first-of-its kind offering, Australia airlines, Qantas, will reportedly be providing in-flight Netflix, Australian TV app Foxtel, and Spotify services to its passengers. This move has been made possible after …

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  • Air India flight en route to Mumbai stranded in Ankara

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    A weird situation cropped up when a flight had adequate fuel to fly, passengers were ready and pilots eager to move on but still it could not take off. Has anybody ever heard of such a predicament?   Over 200 …

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  • Norwegian Cruise makes tipping compulsory for passengers until they opt out

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    Norwegian Cruise Line, one of the largest cruise lines has adopted a strange strategy over tips for the crew. This new strategy is making “service charge” appear as a compulsory levy, yet the passengers can opt out if they want …

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  • Thomas Cook steps in to operate flight during British Airways strike

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    With another cabin-crew strike by British Airways which cancelled 10 flights today to and from Heathrow, including a round-trip to Doha, Thomas Cook has taken over to operate  some flights from Heathrow to Manchester and back.   Members of the …

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  • U.S. private accommodation market expected to be $36.6B by 2018

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    Phocuswright’s report – A Market Transformed: Private Accommodation in the U.S. – showed, in details, that how private accommodation has undergone a period of unprecedented innovation, growth and change in the past decade. This report presents market sizing, consumer trends, …

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  • Saudi tourism to reach $81 billion by 2026

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute more than $81 billion to the country’s GDP by 2026, according to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council, as exhibitors prepare to showcase what the Kingdom has to …

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  • Delta to introduce free Main Cabin meals in cross-country flights

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    Delta Airlines will soon start offering free meals to passengers in the main cabin on some of its cross-country flights.   The service will start from March 1. The Atlanta based carrier will serve complimentary meals in the main cabin …

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