Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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The mysterious origins of Finland’s true name

Finns refer to their country as ‘Suomi’, but no-one knows where that name came from, or why, even after centuries of being called Finland,...

Summer flight delays by 300% due to EU border problems

Flight delays increased by 300% at some European airports last summer due to poor infrastructure and understaffing at tighter EU borders, according to the...
Brexit Transatlantic flights

Post-Brexit threats for transatlantic flights

Flights between the UK and the US might have to be scaled back once Britain leaves the European Union unless a new Open Skies...

Why You Should Check Your Passport’s Expiration Date Right Now

We're a week into March 2018, and with a new year comes new travel plans. But before you book those plane tickets to that exciting...

Delays and Cancellations continue at Heathrow and Gatwick airports

Flight schedules have been scaled back today and tomorrow at London Heathrow due to extreme wintry conditions across the UK and Europe. The airport said...

Why tall passengers hate air travel, and what they’re doing about it

Jim Fox dreads flying. With good reason. At 6-feet-10, the former NBA player has to squeeze himself into economy class seats, which isn’t always possible. On...

Would you sleep in a glass pod hanging off a Peruvian cliff?

Would you sleep in a transparent capsule hanging off the side of a Peruvian mountain? That's the idea behind the spectacular Skylodge Adventures Suites, glass...

Inside Sweden’s new floating hotel

A good vacation is an escape from the everyday and this upcoming resort in the Swedish Lapland, couldn't be further from normal life --...

A plane engine fell apart in midair. The passengers were amazing.

Above the clouds and the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, a starboard engine fell apart, and 373 people held together. We don’t know much about what...
our planet is dying

The award “The Planet is dying – what are we doing?” to be presented...

The Planet Sustainable Destinations award latest Top 100 was unveiled for the third year on World Tourism Day 2017. The listings celebrate the efforts of tourism destinations' responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives.
Maldives

Maldives state of emergency – Hoteliers frustrated by the dramatisation

Along with Germany, the UK is the second-biggest market for the Maldives. On average, 11,000 travellers from each country visit every month.
ukinbound travel decline

Confidence in UK tourism slides further

With Brexit just over 12 months away, 64% of UK tourism businesses said EU migrant restrictions will have a negative impact, and 71% said free movement of visitors from the EU should be a 'top priority' for Brexit negotiations.

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