Tired of searching for hotels and B&Bs? Take your pick from options galore from Airbnb to home swaps

Do you find searching for accommodation an exhausting task? Help is at hand as we reveal the pros and cons of all the best options from Airbnb to youth hostels… AIRBNB  When it comes to booking accommodation, there are options galore, from Airbnb to hotels  Invented in San Francisco in 2007, when two friends charged … Read more Tired of searching for hotels and B&Bs? Take your pick from options galore from Airbnb to home swaps

Post Office: GBP worth more as holiday currency than last year

Demand for foreign exchange is recovering after a prolonged lockdown slump, with sterling worth more against all major holiday currencies compared to August 2019. That’s according to a new report, the Holiday Money Index of 2020, by Post Office Travel Money, which has been measuring exchange rate movements and foreign currency sales. The report also … Read more Post Office: GBP worth more as holiday currency than last year

Booking trick that locks in refund if you cancel your holiday

These are uncertain times for British holidaymakers, with air bridges being razed left, right and centre by the UK government in response to rising coronavirus infection rates abroad. As a result, some are understandably dropping all their plans for a foreign trip, worried they’ll be left out of pocket if they’re forced to cancel a … Read more Booking trick that locks in refund if you cancel your holiday

Incredible images of lions in Africa by renowned photographers

Just over a century ago, more than 200,000 wild lions were living in Africa. Today, there are only about 20,000. To help bring this tragic decline into focus and to celebrate World Lion Day on August 10, the ‘New Big 5’ project – which is asking the public to vote for animals they’d most like … Read more Incredible images of lions in Africa by renowned photographers

Tripadvisor reveals world’s best experiences for 2020

A Dubai desert barbecue and camel ride trip has been named by Tripadvisor as its No1 experience, with a pizza and gelato cooking class in a Tuscan farmhouse in second place. They have both been honoured in the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Experiences awards, with the Harry Potter Walking Tour for Muggles in London claiming the … Read more Tripadvisor reveals world’s best experiences for 2020

Tripadvisor reveals the best experiences for 2020 from a Dubai desert BBQ to a Harry Potter tour

A Dubai desert barbecue and camel ride trip has been named by Tripadvisor as its No1 experience, with a pizza and gelato cooking class in a Tuscan farmhouse in second place. They have both been honoured in the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Experiences awards, with the Harry Potter Walking Tour for Muggles in London claiming the … Read more Tripadvisor reveals the best experiences for 2020 from a Dubai desert BBQ to a Harry Potter tour

Tripadvisor reveals the top experiences for 2020 from a Dubai desert BBQ to a Harry Potter tour

A Dubai desert barbecue and camel ride trip has been named by Tripadvisor as its No1 experience, with a pizza and gelato cooking class in a Tuscan farmhouse in second place. They have both been honoured in the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Experiences awards, with the Harry Potter Walking Tour for Muggles in London claiming the … Read more Tripadvisor reveals the top experiences for 2020 from a Dubai desert BBQ to a Harry Potter tour

The plane cabin with seats that change colour when they’ve been cleaned to show they’re germ-free

Revealed: The pandemic-friendly aircraft cabin with dividers, business class ‘rooms’ and seats that change colour when they’ve been cleaned to reassure passengers they’re germ-free London-based cabin design studio PriestmanGoode has unveiled a striking cabin concept – called ‘Pure Skies’ It features seats with photochromic and thermochromic ink that reacts to cleaning and changes colour Business class … Read more The plane cabin with seats that change colour when they’ve been cleaned to show they’re germ-free

The USA is the top destination for Britons looking to move abroad followed by Canada and Spain

America is the top expat destination for Britons looking to move abroad, a study has revealed. The contenders were the United Nation’s ten most popular destinations among UK expats – Australia, USA, Canada, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, France, South Africa, Germany and Italy. And 15 key ‘liveability’ characteristics that define a popular expat destination were … Read more The USA is the top destination for Britons looking to move abroad followed by Canada and Spain

British Airways scraps its all-business-class service between London City Airport and New York 

British Airways permanently grounds its unique all-business-class service between London City Airport and New York The transatlantic service was operated on a specially adapted Airbus A318  The aircraft only had 32 seats – and they could all be converted into 6ft flat beds  BA says the service has been scrapped as a result of the … Read more British Airways scraps its all-business-class service between London City Airport and New York