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Ministers urged to ditch air tax

  •  04 Feb, 2013
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Ministers have been urged to consider ditching the air passenger duty (APD) airport departure tax after a report revealed that it could boost the economy by more than £16 billion in the first three years.

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Ryanair boss slams payouts ruling

  •  01 Feb, 2013
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The "crazy" ruling to make airlines pay compensation to passengers stranded in situations like the volcanic ash cloud crisis in 2010 will lead to higher air fares and carriers going bust, Ryanair's boss said on Thursday.

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Brits won't give up annual holiday

  •  31 Dec, 2012
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Making their money go further instead of giving up their breaks is likely to be at the forefront of British holidaymakers' thinking next year, travel organisation Abta predicts.

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Record 2012 figures for Heathrow

  •  14 Jan, 2013
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Heathrow Airport handled a record number of passengers in 2012, with satisfaction levels also at an all-time high.

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Travellers braced for busy weekend

  •  19 Dec, 2012
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A series of packed roads, rail engineering works and busy flights are facing Christmas travellers this weekend.

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Freezing weather hits UK travellers

  •  12 Dec, 2012
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Holidaymakers, drivers and rail commuters have all been frustrated by delays as freezing temperatures ravaged parts of the country.

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Women 'packing too much for trips'

  •  07 Dec, 2012
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Men who reckon women pack too much for holidays appear to have a case. Most women admit they take an excess of clothes away with them, according to a poll by travel agent

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Japanese spend big on their travels

  •  05 Dec, 2012
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The Japanese are the biggest spenders when it comes to booking hotel rooms abroad, a survey reveals.

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Surprises galore set for Heathrow

  •  03 Dec, 2012
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A month of unexpected gifts and surprises are in prospect for some of the 4.3 million people travelling through Heathrow this Christmas.

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Preparation key to safe travel

  •  30 Nov, 2012
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As the fast-approaching holiday season will see millions of travellers board trains and planes and get behind the wheel, medical and security services company, International SOS, is giving advice to help keep travellers safe, secure and healthy.

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