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A Roundup of Holiday Hypermarket 2015 News

2015 brought us a whole heap of stories from around the globe. So as we say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016, here’s a roundup of travel related news we featured last year.

January

UK chancellor George Osborne announced that APD – Air Passenger Duty, was to be scrapped for children, great news for families travelling abroad.

To read the full article click here.

Airport

February

Travelling to India became a whole lot easier in 2015. A new e-visa was introduced in the UK, this removed the need to apply in person or by post for your visa.

Are you jetting off to India? Click here for more information.

Indian Visa

March

A poll revealed that one in three of us plan to keep fit and tone up on whilst on our holiday – shocking, we know!

Click here to read this article.

Stretches on a beach

April

The DVLA scrapped the paper counterfeit part to your driving license so we found out exactly how this would affect UK drivers hiring a car abroad.

Do you hire a car on holiday? Find out what you now need to do here.

Driving licence

May

A survey revealed that Wi-Fi is the most desired travel amenity, do you still agree?

Checkout what other items are top of holidaymaker’s lists here.

Mobile phones

June

Costa Brava introduced a new tourist tax to help finance the Tourism Development Fund.

Find out what this could mean for you.

Lloret de Mar

July

Holidaymakers travelling inside of Europe are to say goodbye to costly phone bills after EU officials decided that roaming charges will to be abolished.

Click here to find out when this is going to come into effect.

Smartphone

August

Did Uzbekistan Airline go too far by introducing weigh before you fly in August?

Click here to read more.

Airport

September

An industry report revealed that Spain  became the last-minute favourite destination for British holidaymakers.

Click here to read this article.

Salou beach

October

As Tim Peake prepared to blast off into space, it got us wondering, will we ever be able to go on holiday and do a real moon walk?

Click to read more.

Space

November

We can now beat the queues as the US extended its Global Entry scheme to low-risk UK travellers.

Click here to find out how you can beat the queues.

Customs-control

December

We were delighted to find out 2016 will bring some fantastic new attractions… The little ones will love the new Frozen ride, while older children will enjoy taking to the skies in the newly upgraded Soarin’.

Want to read more? Click here.

Soarin'

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