International concern about the ongoing violent unrest in Egypt has prompted the governments of the US, Israel and Turkey to send aircraft to Egypt in order to evacuate their citizens, while other countries, including the UK, have urged their citizens to leave the country by commercial means if their visit was not essential.
The UK’s Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne recently announced that special assistance for British victims of terrorism overseas will be available to all travellers, regardless of whether or not they have travel insurance.
Moscow’s Domodedovo airport has been hit by an explosion that has reportedly killed at least 35 people and injured more than 100.
Over 140 international tourists are currently stranded at Nepal’s Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, the only airport that serves tourists heading to Mount Everest, after bad weather has meant all flights out of the airport have been cancelled for the last six days.
In a sign that the threat of violence from drug gangs could further adversely affect tourism to the region, 27 people were killed in less than one day in Acapulco in January, including 14 men who were decapitated.
The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published new research showing that companies that ushered their staff members into economy seats or onto budget airlines during the economic crisis, especially on short-haul flights, will not necessarily put their staff back into business class as the world’s economy recovers.
Protests in Punta Arenas have worsened to the point where protestors have blocked roads into and out of popular areas, creating problems for the thousands of tourists trying to exit or enter the country.
The latest analysis from a UK-based travel insurance company has revealed that the average cost of a winter sports claim in 2009/10 was £478. Sarah Watson has more details
New research from credit card provider Barclaycard has found that one third of British holidaymakers jet off without travel insurance. Mandy Aitchison has the details of the survey, which shows that the message from the travel insurance industry of the importance of insurance has yet to filter through to the buying public