Four months after causing travel misery for hundreds of thousands of passengers, the ash cloud is continuing to make lives difficult for those caught up in it, with many still awaiting financial compensation from their airline.
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British travel firm Sun4U has ceased trading, leaving around 1,200 holidaymakers already abroad to rely on the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to fly them back home to the UK.
In further confirmation of the suggestion that while on holiday, tourists tend to take part in more risky activities than they would do at home, yet another British holidaymaker has perished this summer.
Research shows that Spain still tops the list of holiday destinations in Europe for Brits, but a summer of love could be seriously disrupted by the news that Spain’s air traffic controllers have voted to take strike action.
Six days after it began, the strike by truck drivers in Greece that has brought the country almost to a grinding halt has been called off as the protestors agreed to enter into talks with the government.
A strike by truck drivers and a protest by air traffic controllers in Greece are likely to bring more misery for travellers over the coming weeks.
A Spanish tourist has died and another was seriously injured after the gangway that was leading them from the port quay to their cruise ship, the MSC Splendida, gave way, plunging them both into the water.
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
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.