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Would you defy the government to save money?

If it meant saving hundreds of pounds, would you defy new government legislation and still take your child out of school for a family holiday? A new government ruling effective from the 1st September 2013, states that children...

How very rude

I am a stickler for manners, after all, as my gran used to always tell me – ‘they cost nothing’ and we all know that we don’t get much for free these days, so why do so many...

Summer fun for less

When many of us turn our thoughts to summer holidays, we inevitably think of the Mediterranean resorts we’ve visited previously or maybe even dream of faraway distant shores. However, how many of us can actually say that Bulgaria...

All inclusive boom as customers want value for money

Bookings of all inclusive holidays have doubled in the last four years, according to research by The Co-operative Travel, and the boom is thought to be connected to the fact that many families are feeling the pinch. Believe...

British Airways to employ ex-fighter pilots

British Airways are planning to hire ex RAF and Royal Navy fighter pilots to fly their passenger planes. The move comes as British Airways launches its biggest ever pilot recruitment scheme for 10 years and will see the...

‘Tallinn’ it how it is…

The Estonian Tourist Board has announced a 90% rise in British and Irish holidaymakers visiting the country in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period in 2010. The increase in popularity to this...

Taking holidays can lower your intelligence

According to research, taking a holiday in a sunny climate can seriously damage your intelligence. Professor Siegfried Lehrl of the University of Erlangen in Germany, a specialist in mental performance, believes that sunbathing and relaxation can cause the...

When in Rome…

Italian police have gone undercover in a bid to crack down on unscrupulous Gladiators. A group of imposters have been posing as Gladiators and conning unsuspecting tourists out of money. They have been threatening and intimidating people into...

Statue of Liberty to close to the public

New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty is to close its doors on October 28, 2011 for a year to undergo a £16.8m renovation project. The island itself will remain open to visitors however the statue will close her...