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Travel news

International travel-related news all in one place – travel trends, traveller statistics, and worldwide issues affecting travel patterns.

delayed flights
05 August 2019

A new global study from luggage storage network Stasher reveals the best and worst airports in terms of flight delays.

Saudi Arabia flag
02 August 2019

New laws have been passed in Saudi Arabia that mean that women will no longer need the permission of a male guardian to travel.

Booking an airfare
31 July 2019

New Zealand-based airfare comparison website Jettzy claims to offer lower prices than many competitors in the market by removing what it calls ‘airfare location discrimination’.

Grandparents and grandchildren enjoying a holiday
30 July 2019

Saga has released the results of a new readers poll suggesting that the ‘skip generation’ holiday, a trip where grandparents take their grandchildren but the parents stay behind, is increasing in popularity.

A megaphone and blackboard - industrial action and education.
26 July 2019

Airport and airline staff are planning imminent, extensive industrial action in the UK, so Allianz Assistance UK has offered some advice to holidaymakers to ensure that they can minimise the disruption to their trips.

A breathalyzer
23 July 2019

Spain has promised to get tougher with drivers after it was revealed that 43 per cent of those who were killed in road accidents in the leading holiday destination last year had consumed drugs or excess alcohol.

Radiation sign near Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station
18 July 2019

Thanks to the recent exposure from the HBO and Sky Atlantic drama, the perception around Ukraine nuclear disaster zone Chernobyl is changing. But Travel Insurance Explained warns that tourists need be aware that they will not be covered for any long-term complications that arise from exposure to the unstable environment.

Ryanair's 737 MAX plane
17 July 2019

Following the grounding of and ongoing investigations into Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft, Ryanair has announced that it will be cancelling flights this winter, through to summer 2020, with talks of base closures rumoured as well.

A forest fire
17 July 2019

More than 2,500 people, many of them tourists, have been evacuated from camping sites in Argeles-sur-Mer in the south of France, due to sudden forest fires.

Syndey International airport departures
15 July 2019

It has been reported that an IT glitch caused an outage across passport control machines at airports in Australia earlier today, leading to delays and long queues at immigration control.

An empty suitcase
15 July 2019

British travel company Thomas Cook, which has been struggling financially for some time, is reportedly in rescue deal talks with Chinese investor Fosun, its biggest shareholder.