On 24 July, around 2,000 holidaymakers had to be evacuated from the path of a blazing forest fire that was nearing their campsite near Marseille, southern France
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The Love Parade, a techno music festival held in the German city of Duisberg, ended in tragedy on 25 July, after 19 people were crushed to death in a tunnel that led to the party.
The recent collapse of yet another package holiday group in the UK is predicted to cost the government-backed consumer protection scheme – the Air Travel Trust scheme – close to £20 million in repatriation and refund costs.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has released figures that show the cost of falling ill abroad has reached an all-time high, while at the same time travel insurers helped a record number of people who needed emergency medical help while overseas.
A teenage cruise passenger has been killed after she was apparently caught in the midst of a violent gang shootout in the US Virgin Islands.
The Thai Government has extended a previously declared state of emergency in 19 provinces, including the capital Bangkok, due to fears of renewed violence.
The first hurricane of the Atlantic season is about to make landfall near the US/Mexico border
Thousands of travellers have been left stranded after the national airline Ghana International Airlines appeared to have ceased operations