UK

  • Transport Minister confirms Heathrow expansion

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    The new transport minister, Lord Callanan has endorsed the third runway at Heathrow.   The omission from the Queen’s Speech of any mention of the airport had led to speculation that enthusiasm for expansion has waned in Downing Street and …

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  • Will hard Brexit prove a ‘calamity’ for Heathrow expansion?

    Published on : Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    The much-needed expansion of Heathrow Airport could be threatened by the hard Brexit rules.   The chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission has warned that the private investment required to build an additional runway at the UK’s congested hub would …

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  • Meliá Hotels International debates Brexit in London

    Published on : Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Last month, the Spanish newspaper “El Pais” organized a breakfast meeting in London with the main Spanish companies present in the British capital, including Meliá, represented by Gioele de Camarlinghi, Regional Director for the United Kingdom. In addition, the Sabadell …

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  • Tough visa rules distracts Europe-bound Chinese tourists from UK

    Published on : Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Chinese outbound tourists have washed over destinations such as France and the United States, but they are yet to fully capitalize on the UK tourism market. Despite widespread interest — bordering on obsession between some urban Chinese — in Britain, …

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  • Mainland and Hong Kong visitors keep pouring in the UK in spite of terror attacks

    Published on : Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    United Kingdom is thronged by Hong Kong and mainland tourists every year. In spite of recent terror attacks in the country, the inflow continues. However, analysts predict that those mishaps might have a short-term negative impact on tourism.   Different …

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  • Fake holiday sickness claims from Brits in Spain rising

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    As the summer vacationing peak season is around the corner, the number of holiday sickness claims especially from the Britons in Spain is constantly on the rise. Travel firms, therefore are quite anxious looking at the scenario from all-inclusive holidays …

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  • Anfield voted third most photographed tourist attraction in UK

    Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

    At a recent survey, football enthusiasts have voted Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, as the third most photographed tourist attraction on social media in UK.   On the other hand, TravelBird, the online travel company, have disclosed the Most …

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  • New trade link to Chinese economic powerhouse opens via Heathrow

    Published on : Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Heathrow has confirmed that Beijing Capital Airlines will launch a new direct service from the UK’s hub airport to Qingdao, the home of Tsingtao beer and one of the fastest growing cities in China. The new route will connect passengers …

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  • Windscreen smash prompts emergency landing of Thomson flight

    Published on : Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    A passenger jet that was travelling to the UK was compelled to make an emergency landing in Portugal last night after the windscreen of the plane was smashed mid-flight.   The pilot of the Thomson flight from Las Palmas, in …

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  • UK confronts with major Easter holiday travel chaos with 17 mile tailbacks

    Published on : Monday, April 17, 2017

    Several parts of the UK have been brought to a complete standstill with the Easter holiday leading to a major travel chaos that has created a long tailback that runs for up to 17 miles.   This had led to …

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  • Weak pound to make Wales a popular holiday destination

    Published on : Friday, April 14, 2017

    According to a travel expert, Wales might miss out a huge number of overseas tourists expected to visit the UK in the coming months.     American and Canadian holidaymakers are finding UK a more attractive holiday destination, thanks to …

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  • Post Brexit staycations grow as UK leaves EU

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    According to a data analysis, the Staycation searches and bookings for the UK have grown by almost a quarter compared to 2016.   Travel marketing group Sojern has found bookings made between October 2016 and January 2017 to depart from …

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  • GBTA Foundation Study Examines Booking Behaviours for German, UK and French Business Travellers

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    A new GBTA Foundation survey of business travellers who are based in Europe’s three largest business travel markets – Germany, the United Kingdom and France – revealed business travellers are increasingly booking direct with suppliers and embracing mobile and sharing …

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  • UK host Zambia tourism road show

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Detailed product information to the managers and consultants are necessary to sell various Zambian products in the road show in UK. One of the biggest gatherings of various Zambian tour operators in United Kingdom, this event is expected to create …

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  • UK raises advisory which uplifts Lamu tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    The Lamu County is gradually showing signs of betterment after British government pulled out its travel restrictions. The restriction orders influenced Manda Islands and Lamu to a huge extent. Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office proclaimed the raise of its travel …

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  • Tourism Ireland conducts show at ExploreGB 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Tourism Ireland had participated in ExploreGB after partnering with VisitBritain and it marks a flagship international event that had taken place in Brighton recently. It was conducted by Tourism Ireland along with 13 tourism companies.   This two-day workshop included …

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  • Norwegian Air launches £69 flights to the US

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The budget airline Norwegian Air has launched bargain flights from the UK to New York costing just £69. The airline has unveiled direct flights from Edinburgh and Belfast to New York and Boston.   Flights from the USA to the …

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  • Storm Doris claims one life and creates travel havoc across Britain

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    Storm Doris has battered Britain and caused travel chaos across the country. Commuters have been struggling to make their way home on the evening of the storm.   Aircraft were grounded and trains were delayed as gusts of almost 60mph …

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  • 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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  • 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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