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Travel news

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

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.

12 July 2019

Tour operators bring in new rules to prevent balcony jumps, writes David Ing

Millennials abroad
11 July 2019

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money in the UK has released new research revealing that the traditional gap year may have been supplanted in popularity by a new trend christened the ‘half gap year’.

A grounded plane
11 July 2019

A specialist website in Spain claims to have helped recoup €3 million in compensation for airline passengers in just over two years of operating. David Ing reports

A photograph taken from San Fermin festival in Pamplona on July 8, 2015
08 July 2019

Five people have been hospitalised following the opening run of Spain’s annual bull running festival in Pamplona.

Smoking volcano on the island of Stromboli.
04 July 2019

One person has died and many tourists have fled in terror after a volcanic eruption on the Italian island of Stromboli yesterday.

Makati Skyline, Metro Manila in the Philippines
03 July 2019

Tourism across the globe may be on the rise, but travellers should still have their wits about them warns security system supplier, as they release their alarmingly-titled report Most Dangerous Countries for Travel in 2019.

young people adventure abroad
25 June 2019

Global travel insurance provider AIG Travel has announced the launch of its Student Travel Safety Initiative

Couple on holiday
18 June 2019

Aggregator website Picodi has analysed the habits and preferences of British travellers and unearthed a number of interesting findings, 

11 June 2019

A new survey from Allianz has revealed that the popularity of sharing economy services in the US is down this year compared to 2017, particularly with Millennials, and that Baby Boomers are now the new drivers of the movement.