UK

  • Seven countries get access to U.K. e-passport gates

    Published on : Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States will now be able to join the same queue as EU nationals. They will be able to use ePassport gates at U.K. airports and train stations …

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  • Founders Lodge scoops two 2019 Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Founders Lodge by Mantis has received deserved international awards recognition, picking up wins in two categories at The Boutique Hotel Guest Experience (BoHo) Awards in London on 22 May. The prestigious property was named as the winner in both ‘Best …

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  • Study finds Britons opt for staycations over heading for trips abroad

    Published on : Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Most of the Britons are opting for staycations this year over heading for trips abroad, a study by Barclays showed on Thursday, in a possible new blow for struggling tour operators. It is according to the survey of 2,006 domestic …

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  • U.K. charity plans to built $150m eco-tourism for Victoria’s Alcoa coal mine

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Eden Project, a UK charity plans to redevelop a china clay excavation in Cornwall into a major eco-tourism project. Alcoa’s former coalmine in Anglesea, Victoria will be developed as the tourism hot spot. The enormous site of the former Alcoa …

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  • U.K. to do away with landing cards from Monday

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    From Monday all landing cards for international passengers arriving in the U.K. will be scrapped. Landing cards are presently filled in by passengers arriving by air or sea from outside the European Economic Area.   Border Force director general Paul …

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  • 4 dead after Dubai International Airport small plane crash

    Published on : Friday, May 17, 2019

    4 people have died after a small plane crashed near Dubai International Airport on Thursday evening. According to the officials, the two pilots and two passengers were killed when the Diamond DA42 aircraft came down around 7.30pm following a malfunction. …

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  • 800-mile wide Atlantic storm to hit Britain from Wednesday; floods, chill to impact holiday plans

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    800-mile wide Atlantic storm set to hit Britain bringing along four days of downpours. The soakings in many areas is set to last until at least Saturday. The deluges are expected from 10 am, with Wednesday being the beginning of …

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  • Dalata hotels sees 2.4% growth in Dublin hotel industry

    Published on : Thursday, May 2, 2019

    Dalata hotels has reported its 2.4pc growth in revenue per available room in Dublin for the first three months of 2019. Dalata hotels is Ireland’s largest hotel group. It is according to the management, Dalata hotels has a good performance …

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  • Easter travel chaos as U.K. Network Rail delivers £100m of upgrades

    Published on : Saturday, April 13, 2019

    Holidaymakers have been warned of travel chaos over the Easter weekend as Network Rail plans 100 million pounds of upgrades over the bank holiday. As 13,800 engineers are scheduled to work ‘around the clock’ to make improvements to the network, …

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  • Easyhotel sees increase in hotel sales

    Published on : Friday, April 12, 2019

    Budget hospitality brand, EasyHotel has said that it has “continued to outperform its competitors” in a market where political and economic uncertainty continues to affect consumer confidence. The total system sales for the group increased by 24% to £19.9m, according …

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  • Social media influences travel decision of U.K. young adults than friends, family; 383 research

    Published on : Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    As per a survey by 383, experience design agency, young adults aged 18-35 are twice likely to take advice from influencers on social media than trusting the judgement of friends and family when booking a holiday.         …

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  • Graham Ross will lead FCM Travel Solutions in UK

    Published on : Saturday, April 6, 2019

    Graham Ross has been promoted to the position of UK general manager by the FCM Travel Solutions as the head of UK sales.   He will be joining the role of Jo Greenfield as he has been appointed as parent …

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  • Turkish Airlines launches London-Antalya direct flights

    Published on : Friday, April 5, 2019

    TurTurkish Airlines has launched its direct flights from London’s Gatwick Airport to the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.       Starting from March 31, the new route will operate daily until October 26, Turkish Airlines said in a statement. …

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  • Jamie Coleman appointed as new chef of Bude hotel in Cornwall

    Published on : Thursday, April 4, 2019

    Jamie Coleman has joined the Beach at Bude hotel in Cornwall as head chef from the same role at the Michelin-starred Masons Arms in Devon.     Jamie Coleman joins the 16-bedroom boutique hotel and restaurant, owned by Susie Daniel, …

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  • Flybe flight cancellation disrupts journey for thousands of passengers

    Published on : Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    Flybe, a British airline based in Exeter, England cancelled their numerous flights for operational reasons, affected thousands of passengers. Flybe took the decision on Tuesday evening, and told affected passengers by text and emails.     Belfast City has had …

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  • UK hotel launches yoga with lemurs for its guests

    Published on : Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    A popular UK hotel has launched “lemoga” classes for its guests by roping in lemurs to teach them the poses of yoga, the ancient Indian practice.     The lemurs are primates who are pretty friendly and outgoing and they …

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  • British Airways becomes the first UK autism-friendly airline

    Published on : Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    British Airways became the first airline to be awarded an autism friendly award accredited by the National Autistic Society.  The announcement was made on World Autism Awareness Day. The carrier has made enhancements to support passengers requiring additional assistance, including …

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  • Chinese province Hunan targets UK market

    Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    London’s spectacular Landmark Hotel provided the setting for a highly-successful presentation recently delivered by a visiting VIP delegation from the Hunan Department of Culture and Tourism, attended by the China National Tourist Office in London and representatives from VisitBritain and …

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  • UK outbound bookings in summer 19′ on the decline

    Published on : Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    UK outbound bookings in summer 2019 is down by 10 per cent year on year in the week to Saturday, March 23, as per GfK, the industry analyst. In the week prior to that, the decline was by 7 per …

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  • Great Scotland Yard converted into a 5 star luxury hotel

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    Great Scotland Yard, once the headquarters of Metropolitan Police in London during the years 1829 to 1890, has now been converted into a luxurious 5-star hotel.     Business tycoon Yusuff Ali, an Indian billionaire from Kerala, oversaw the renovation …

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