Travel news

Travel news

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

07 April 2014

Medecines de Montagne, a group of doctors in France working in the Alps, has expressed concern about the high numbers of injuries it is seeing from skiers and snowboarders this year

03 April 2014

The national tourist board of the Netherlands, NTBC, recorded record numbers of tourists arriving in the country in 2013, with the number of incoming visitors topping 12.7 million

31 March 2014

In a move that it is hoped will encourage smaller groups of people to climb Mount Everest, authorities in Nepal and China have cut the fees that climbers have to pay from £25,000 each to £11,000 each.

26 March 2014

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has, in light of a recent accident onboard a tourist ferry in Gambia, warned tourists to avoid travelling between Banjul and Barra by local ferry

25 March 2014

Mark Tanzer, ABTA chief executive, responded positively to the UK government’s move to cut Air Passenger Duty (APD) on flights leaving the UK

24 March 2014

According to new research from Saga Travel Insurance, eight in 10 over-50s said they were planning to go abroad this year, and it appears that they aren’t keen to scrimp on their holiday plans

21 March 2014

More British people are heading off to South Africa for a holiday thanks to a weak South African rand meaning that tourists can get an awful lot more for their British pounds than they would have done previously

20 March 2014

Mark Tanzer, ABTA chief executive, responded positively to the UK government’s move to cut Air Passenger Duty (APD) on flights leaving the UK

19 March 2014

Business travel finished 2013 with stronger than expected growth and heads into 2014 with a robust outlook, propelled in part by strong investment in international outbound travel

18 March 2014

The UK is squeezing the economic opportunity presented by travel and tourism and needs to continue to significantly change its approach and policies, according to David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

17 March 2014

According to figures from Promote Iceland – an organisation tasked with attracting visitors to the island – over 16,000 British tourists arrived in January of this year, representing a year-on-year increase of more than 65 per cent

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