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Holiday scam warning: ‘Never pay for anything’ using bank transfer – Don’t be ‘tempted’

Many scammers use cheap social media adverts to catch out hopeful British holidaymakers. A bargain holiday might be tempting but if it seems far too good to be true, unfortunately it probably is. Some properties may not exist or adverts could be used to steal people’s personal data. Worried tourists could book using a travel […]

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Camping hacks for summer trips: ‘Save space’ and keep cool by ‘freezing’ essential item

As the cost of living crisis causes the price of holidays to surge, camping holidays are a great cheaper alternative. There are also a few fail-safe hacks campers can use to elevate their trip. Wellness brand, Goodrays, found several great camping tips to help British holidaymakers this summer. Founder Eoin Keenan, said: “Use frozen drink […]

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Spain has a small ‘very beautiful’ village in Andalucia perfect for holidays

Guided walks, horse treks, four wheel drive excursions and rock climbing tours can all be booked in the village. Tourists can also take their own walks by following the signposts that link the three mountain villages. Just 2km outside of Pampaneira village, tourists can visit Osel Ling, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Its name means ‘Clear […]

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The safest country in the world for British tourists has the ‘best healthcare’ in Europe

Safety is a top concern for British tourists looking for a holiday this summer. New research from Forbes Advisor has found the safest countries to travel to. The safest country for British tourists this summer is Switzerland, known for its stunning natural scenery. Switzerland had the best quality healthcare out of all the surveyed countries […]

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Simon Calder’s advice for BA and easyJet strikes as two million tourists could be affected

BA has offered the workers a one-off 10 percent bonus this year but the staff would like it reinstated permanently. The union has yet to announce the exact dates of the strike but it is expected to cause maximum disruption during the peak summer holiday season. Simon told the BBC: “We don’t know yet, the […]

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Spain: Benidorm hotels rage against ‘reckless’ new £12 tourist tax – ‘No and never’

“If we take into account that only 44 percent of tourists and 23 percent of overnight stays in the Valencian community are made in accommodation that would pay this tax, it is manifestly clear that the proposed law does not want to ensure tourism as a phenomenon, but severely punish a certain business model, precisely […]

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Airbnb looks for the world’s craziest holiday accommodation – pictures

Guests looking for a unique experience could opt to stay in The Boot, a fairytale style tiny home in New Zealand. Set on the Tasman coast, The Boot is suitable for two travellers and has large open fireplaces inside and out. Also in New Zealand, the Yellow Submarine offers guests a Beatles themed adventure complete […]

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easyJet strikes: Planned walkout dates and affected airports during summer of travel chaos

Members of the Spanish USO union are planning to walk out for 72 hours over a pay dispute. easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways all have staff strikes set to go ahead this summer. If the easyJet strikes go ahead, there will be a series of three day walkouts from the start of July. Staff are […]

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British Airways staff vote to strike -summer holiday chaos at Heathrow

Thousands of BA engineers at Heathrow, Gatwick and in Scotland are also conducting ballots for industrial action. easyJet staff are also set to strike in July while train strikes could continue into July. Ryanair staff are set to walk out this weekend in several European countries, including Belgium. British tourists have faced chaos in recent […]

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British expats: The world’s most liveable city named – full list of rankings

British expats live all over the world but many choose to settle in Spain. However, one European city has topped the most liveable rankings for the third time. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index ranks major cities around the world. The Index ranks cities based on their stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure […]