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.... These cost £30 a year so the giveaway is worth up to £120. It gives students a third off standard anytime, off-peak, standard advanced and first class advanced fares (do any students travel first class?). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....He said the client who took the £25,000 a week, or £1. 3m a year, Regent’s Park home was not able to travel to London for viewings and would not have wanted their identity known by the letting agent. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The Keedoozle, with its glass cases of merchandise and high-tech system of circuitry and conveyer belts, was cutting edge for the era and only those “of spirit, of understanding” should dare enter. Inside the gleaming Tennessee store, shoppers inserted a key into a slot below their chosen items, producing a ticker tape list that, when fed into a machine, sent the goods traveling down a conveyer belt and into the hands of the customer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It also offers staff on-site fitness centres, an array of healthy food options, financial planning advice, substantial parental leave entitlements, medical support and complementary therapies as well as personal development and learning opportunities tailored to individuals’ interests. Expedia, which was recently voted the best employer for work-life balance in the UK according to Glassdoor, also offers employees some impressive perks, including a travel allowance of between £6,000 and £10,000. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Years of rapid price increases have made London and the south unaffordable to many buyers, prompting them to look further afield. It takes less than an hour to travel from Northampton or Bedford to central London by train, while cities such as Birmingham and Norwich have buzzing business scenes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “You see people stood up just all the time all the time and you just think ‘why is it so bad?” she said. “I travel to Leeds quite a lot, so when I go over to Leeds it’s a Northern [service] that is just gross. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Without matching regulations, the EU could block imports, fearing that the open border was a back door into its consumer market. Similar fears of a back door in the labour market were put to officials when they revealed there would be nothing to stop EU economic migrants travelling through the Republic of Ireland and into the UK under a continuation of the common travel area scheme. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Unite has won significant victories, including a $15 an hour minimum wage and legislation outlawing zero-hours contracts, in New Zealand. A delegation of workers from Belgium will also be travelling to London to support the UK strike. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....2m overseas visits in June, an increase of 4% on the previous year, the ONS figures show. Tourists and business travellers spent about £4. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....You could also help them shop around for the right bank account. "There are competitive deals, for example, NatWest is currently offering a coach travel card for four years, while with Santander you can get a four-year 16-25 Railcard, but do not base your choice of account purely on the freebie," said Atkinson. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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....A report submitted to ministers by the owners of Manchester, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports concludes that even if flights are not interrupted in March 2019 when Britain leaves the EU passenger numbers are likely to be hit hard without early assurances. The report, written by WPI Economics on behalf of the airports, found that almost half of passengers booking in the year ahead were likely to change their travel plans if there was any doubt over the status of flights. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....After three years at university Vic Froggett has started in her first job and is adjusting to the succession of new bills she has to pay. But as well as the increased cost of rent, travel and council tax, in the background is her mountain of debt – student loans of £40,000. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The richest 10% of households each receive on average nearly double the subsidy of the poorest 10% of households. The root cause of this imbalance is the huge subsidy provided for rail travel in London and the south-east. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Roddy, forest manager, Scotland. As I’m crew for an airline and have to travel for work, the fall in the pound has made it more expensive to eat when I’m away. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Advance fares mean there are many cheaper tickets available, according to the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), an industry body. Mark Smith, the former UK rail manager behind The Man In Seat 61, the authoritative European train travel website, found his sample of long-distance services showed the UK was often cheaper, if booked ahead. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Fitness First is last when it comes to cancelling gym membership. Get peace of mind for your summer break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The industry line that higher fares are helping to sustain record investment looks dangerously complacent when a host of upgrades around the country have been cancelled. Are spiralling fares inevitable, or is there another way? There are seven main ways in which the cost of rail travel could be reduced. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Local authorities will be able to shut down poor and overpriced funfair rides under proposals being considered by the competition watchdog. Millions of people who visit the UK’s travelling funfairs will also have a wider choice of rides and attractions on their doorstep if the Competition and Markets Authority accepts the new rules from fairground operators. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... In other words the summer holidays, when many of us jet off for a break from the demands of work and discover the sunny retreat is more stressful than the office. Abta, the travel agents’ association, received nearly 13,000 complaints about botched holidays over 12 months last year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Poor and over​priced funfair rides could be closed under new rules image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 05:36:42 PM
....Local authorities will be able to shut down poor and overpriced funfair rides under proposals being considered by the competition watchdog. Millions of people who visit the UK’s travelling funfairs will also have a wider choice of rides and attractions on their doorstep if the Competition and Markets Authority accepts the new rules from fairground operators. ...
Airports call for urgent post-Brexit deal on UK-EU flights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 05:07:10 PM
....A report submitted to ministers by the owners of Manchester, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports concludes that even if flights are not interrupted in March 2019 when Britain leaves the EU passenger numbers are likely to be hit hard without early assurances. The report, written by WPI Economics on behalf of the airports, found that almost half of passengers booking in the year ahead were likely to change their travel plans if there was any doubt over the status of flights. ...
'I use food banks' – workers on the impact of the pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
....Roddy, forest manager, Scotland. As I’m crew for an airline and have to travel for work, the fall in the pound has made it more expensive to eat when I’m away. ...
McDonald's workers to coordinate strike with allies around world image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 04:06:40 PM
.... Unite has won significant victories, including a $15 an hour minimum wage and legislation outlawing zero-hours contracts, in New Zealand. A delegation of workers from Belgium will also be travelling to London to support the UK strike. ...
House prices: Northants leads Midlands 'mini-boom', says Rightmove image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:01:02 AM
....Years of rapid price increases have made London and the south unaffordable to many buyers, prompting them to look further afield. It takes less than an hour to travel from Northampton or Bedford to central London by train, while cities such as Birmingham and Norwich have buzzing business scenes. ...
Day of moaning declared in north of England over train woes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of August 2017 05:00:03 AM
.... “You see people stood up just all the time all the time and you just think ‘why is it so bad?” she said. “I travel to Leeds quite a lot, so when I go over to Leeds it’s a Northern [service] that is just gross. ...
Getting to grips with a £32,220 student debt – and how you can lighten the load image
....After three years at university Vic Froggett has started in her first job and is adjusting to the succession of new bills she has to pay. But as well as the increased cost of rent, travel and council tax, in the background is her mountain of debt – student loans of £40,000. ...
Travel insurance: Guide to find the best policy for older holidaymakers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Many older people gamble by travelling without any insurance, but this can end in financial disaster, with medical bills potentially running into hundreds of thousands of pounds. ...
Better subsidies would make rail fares more affordable … just in time for Brexit image
.... Advance fares mean there are many cheaper tickets available, according to the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), an industry body. Mark Smith, the former UK rail manager behind The Man In Seat 61, the authoritative European train travel website, found his sample of long-distance services showed the UK was often cheaper, if booked ahead. ...
Seven ways to cut the cost of Britain’s rail tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 02:59:16 PM
.... The industry line that higher fares are helping to sustain record investment looks dangerously complacent when a host of upgrades around the country have been cancelled. Are spiralling fares inevitable, or is there another way? There are seven main ways in which the cost of rail travel could be reduced. ...
A free railcard or a £2,000 overdraft? How to pick the best student account image
.... These cost £30 a year so the giveaway is worth up to £120. It gives students a third off standard anytime, off-peak, standard advanced and first class advanced fares (do any students travel first class?). ...
From airline cancellations to that ropey hotel, what to do about botched holidays image
.... In other words the summer holidays, when many of us jet off for a break from the demands of work and discover the sunny retreat is more stressful than the office. Abta, the travel agents’ association, received nearly 13,000 complaints about botched holidays over 12 months last year. ...
European stock markets dip after Spain terrorist attacks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 05:04:02 PM
. Stock markets in Europe have fallen after the Barcelona attack, with shares in airline, hotel and travel companies among the hardest hit. ...
Weaker sterling attracts record number of foreign tourists to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 04:16:40 PM
....2m overseas visits in June, an increase of 4% on the previous year, the ONS figures show. Tourists and business travellers spent about £4. ...
Global super-rich agreeing to rent luxury London homes without visiting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 02:39:09 PM
....He said the client who took the £25,000 a week, or £1. 3m a year, Regent’s Park home was not able to travel to London for viewings and would not have wanted their identity known by the letting agent. ...
Slow house price growth and steep rail fare increases image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 02:37:41 PM
....Fitness First is last when it comes to cancelling gym membership. Get peace of mind for your summer break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
UK to seek Irish border waivers on customs and food safety after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 06:27:16 PM
.... Without matching regulations, the EU could block imports, fearing that the open border was a back door into its consumer market. Similar fears of a back door in the labour market were put to officials when they revealed there would be nothing to stop EU economic migrants travelling through the Republic of Ireland and into the UK under a continuation of the common travel area scheme. ...
End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:00:35 AM
.... The Keedoozle, with its glass cases of merchandise and high-tech system of circuitry and conveyer belts, was cutting edge for the era and only those “of spirit, of understanding” should dare enter. Inside the gleaming Tennessee store, shoppers inserted a key into a slot below their chosen items, producing a ticker tape list that, when fed into a machine, sent the goods traveling down a conveyer belt and into the hands of the customer. ...
Trains are too expensive. But transport’s real problem is subsidies for London | Wanda Wyporska image
.... The richest 10% of households each receive on average nearly double the subsidy of the poorest 10% of households. The root cause of this imbalance is the huge subsidy provided for rail travel in London and the south-east. ...
Student finances: How to manage money at university  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 08:47:00 AM
....You could also help them shop around for the right bank account. "There are competitive deals, for example, NatWest is currently offering a coach travel card for four years, while with Santander you can get a four-year 16-25 Railcard, but do not base your choice of account purely on the freebie," said Atkinson. ...
From standup comedy classes to free massages – wellness at work goes mainstream image
.... It also offers staff on-site fitness centres, an array of healthy food options, financial planning advice, substantial parental leave entitlements, medical support and complementary therapies as well as personal development and learning opportunities tailored to individuals’ interests. Expedia, which was recently voted the best employer for work-life balance in the UK according to Glassdoor, also offers employees some impressive perks, including a travel allowance of between £6,000 and £10,000. ...
Bill Gates gives $4.6bn to charity in biggest donation since 2000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:30:31 PM
....9bn so far this year according to the Bloomberg Billionaires index. Bezos, who has used his wealth to invest in space travel and to buy the Washington Post, has not signed up to the Giving Pledge. ...
RBS preparing to cut nearly 900 IT jobs, says union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 02:33:43 PM
....”. RBS said it had not consulted on staff numbers with unions but had shared “a direction of travel” about the IT operations. ...
Rail users face steepest fare rise in five years as inflation hits 3.6% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 08:32:02 AM
....Labour said the latest rise meant the average commuter will be paying £2,888 for their season ticket in January, £694 more than they paid in 2010. Some are paying over £2,500 more to travel to work than in 2010, it added. ...
Young graduates reluctant to move for new jobs, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 11:01:08 PM
....It said international migrants accounted for an increasing proportion of UK regional job-to-job moves – up from 8% to 24% over the past two decades – and warned the government it needed to be alive to the impact of Brexit on labour mobility. Stephen Clarke, a policy analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The Noman Tebbit notion that the unemployed should be getting on their bikes and travelling around looking for work is obviously outdated, but our thinking on job mobility in the UK has not really evolved much beyond it. ...
The UK debt tide is rising – how can you avoid drowning? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 06:00:35 AM
....StepChange suggests making a budget to give a clear picture of what money is coming in and going out so that you can then understand what repayments are possible to work down debts. “It’s crucial that you make sure before putting money to repaying debts that you have allocated money in your budget for your essential living costs (food, clothing, travel and so on) and what are called priority bills – these are things like mortgage/rent, gas, electricity bills and council tax,” said a guide from the charity. ...
Tougher laws to protect 10 million Britons who book holidays online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 05:30:34 AM
....The government said enhanced regulations, due to take effect in July 2018, would better protect an extra 10m UK package holidays booked over the internet. Launching a six-week consultation on the proposals, the consumer minister, Margot James, said: “While consumer laws protect millions of holidaymakers from the fallout if a travel company goes into administration, the way we book holidays has changed significantly in recent years and it is important that regulations are updated to reflect this. ...
The growing gulf in life expectancy shows how austerity has deepened inequalities image
....Public health experts sometimes rework the map of a city’s train or underground system to illustrate the wide differences in life expectancy between wealthy areas and poor ones. For example, every one of the eight stops travelled on the London tube’s Jubilee line east from Westminster, the heart of government, to post-industrial Canning Town in the East End counts for up to a year in diminished life expectancy. ...
Danny Glover and Bernie Sanders seek France's help after Nissan union vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 02:22:17 PM
.... The only ones without union representation are in the southern US. Glover has traveled multiple times with Nissan workers to meet with members of the French parliament. ...
Bumped off an easyJet flight – even though I had checked in on time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... But when I came to print my boarding card a little later, it had disappeared and no seat number showed up – I was simply told to go to the gate,” he says. When he arrived and asked what was going on, he says he was astounded to be told that the flight was full, and that while his partner with whom he was travelling could get on, he could not. ...
Mass tourism is at a tipping point – but we’re all part of the problem | Martin Kettle image
.... There isn’t enough room for the many to walk through the centre of Dubrovnik, or enough public loos on Skye for the visitors. But the number of people wanting to visit such places is rising all the time, fed by greater global prosperity, cheaper air travel and increased overall provision of hotels worldwide. ...
Want a cheap holiday? Avoid Spain, says Tui boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 05:41:19 PM
.... And he said the group would look at adding Tunisia back into its programme but no decision had yet been taken. Rival Thomas Cook is planning to restart holidays to Tunisia after the Foreign Office altered its travel advice but said it would take time to set up. ...
Breakthrough in leasehold scandal, plus cash grabs by Student Loans Company image
....Fitbit is giving me the runaround after their device burned my wrist. Get peace of mind for your summer break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
Tesla seeking to test driver-free electric trucks on public roads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 10:55:23 AM
. Tesla is working on electric, self-driving trucks that can travel in “platoons” or road trains capable of following a lead vehicle, according to leaked correspondence with regulators. ...
Armed police called to Heathrow over British Airways flight delay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 08:22:04 AM
....you got us home to Las Vegas!. Emily Joyce was trying to travel to Vegas for her honeymoon, for which she said she had been saving for three years. ...
United Airlines facing new animal crisis after dog dies in cargo hold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 01:06:53 AM
....“We are so sorry to learn of Lulu’s passing and have reached out to our customer to offer our condolences and assistance,” United said in a statement. “We are deeply upset any time an animal suffers an injury while travelling with us and especially grieved in the rare instance that one passes away. ...
UK defence contractor billed US more than $50m in expenses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 09:56:22 PM
.... Her letter doesn’t identify who the significant others are. These “significant others” also were employed by NCC as executive assistants and had an average salary in 2012 of close to $420,000 each even though they worked from home and never travelled to customer locations, according to McCaskill’s letter. ...
Mazda boosts petrol engine efficiency in fresh blow to diesel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 06:06:32 PM
.... In the UK, the government has announced it would ban the sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health, putting an end date on the life expectancy of traditional combustion-engine powered vehicles. Volvo recently announced all its new cars would be built with electric or hybrid engines from 2019, while Silicon Valley-based electric car company Tesla recently started delivering its more mass-market aimed car, the $35,000 Model 3, which can travel up to 310 miles between charges with an extended range battery. ...
Pilotless planes: what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 02:54:35 PM
....Pilotless passenger aircraft could save the industry, and airline passengers, $35bn (£27bn) a year, according to investment bank UBS. However, there are a number of issues to deal with before pilot-free travel is possible, from negotiating with pilot unions to convincing regulators. ...
Britons shunning two-week holidays in favour of short breaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:27:00 PM
....Britons have ditched the traditional two-week holiday in favour of shorter breaks as no-frills airlines have taken off over the last 20 years, according to official figures that also confirm the demise of the booze cruise. A review of travel trends since the mid-1990s by the Office for National Statistics highlighted a dramatic rise in the number of holidays taken by UK residents. ...
Air passengers wary of pilotless planes – even if they lead to lower fares image
.... UBS estimated that pilots cost the industry $31bn a year, plus another $3bn in training, and that fully automated planes would fly more efficiently, saving another $1bn a year in fuel. The use of commercial and military drones shows the technology for pilotless plane travel exists and is in regular use. ...
REVEALED: The blossoming expat communities in countries you may NOT have considered image
....Taiwan Taiwan (originally named Ilha Formosa, which translates to ‘beautiful island’) does not make it into the top 15 in terms of the numbers of British expats that flood there every year, but it currently ranks #1 in the world for a number of expat destination rankings. Beyond this, Taiwan also ranks #1 in the InterNation quality of life index; an index based on variables like available leisure options, travel & transport, safety and security, personal happiness and health and well-being. ...
Trump challenging China on trade would spark 'very aggressive' response, expert predicts image
....Moves by Donald Trump to confront China on trade would elicit a “very aggressive” response, a former top US trade negotiator has predicted, as Beijing said an upcoming visit from the US president would help “map out” the next half century of ties between the world’s top two economies. There has been speculation since last week that Trump – who is due to travel to China this year – is preparing to launch a potentially incendiary investigation into its alleged abuse of intellectual property rights. ...
Trailfinders blames Brexit vote for wiping out £12m profit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 12:39:34 PM
. Trailfinders, Britain’s largest independent travel agent, has blamed Brexit for wiping £12m off its annual profit. ...
Only governments can stem the tide of tourism sweeping the globe | Elizabeth Becker image
....It is no longer possible to dismiss criticism of exploding tourism as elite snobbery, of high-end cultural tourism versus T-shirt-clad visitors squeezed on a tour bus. Or a question of who has the right to travel and who doesn’t. ...
Destination misery: seven ways they turned airports into hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... But then airport operators, with help from government border officials, have become adept at making the whole experience of passing through airports the worst part of a holiday, mostly in pursuit of profit rather than security. Here’s seven ways they make travellers’ lives a misery. ...
Air passengers face delays due to strikes and tighter border controls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:28:21 PM
....Holidaymakers could face long delays as a result of industrial action at some Spanish airports and tighter border controls across Europe on one of the busiest weekends of the year. Airlines have advised passengers to allow extra time and prepare for long delays, while one travel organisation said the elderly and young should take special precautions. ...
No more heavy loads: experts develop greener, lighter washing machine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 01:19:34 PM
....5g of carbon dioxide emissions and 0. 35 litres of fuel per 100km travelled. ...
Pound PLUNGE: Holidaymakers get LESS than one euro in fresh getaway misery  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 01:14:00 PM
.... Sterling has this week dropped to a nine-month low against the euro this week, making holidays on the continent more expensive for jet-setters. But holidaymakers who buy travel money at the airport are set for some of the worst rates on the market, according to Fair FX. ...
Sports Direct loses biggest independent investor image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:40:54 PM
....Investors have expressed concerns over the dominance of Ashley, the firm’s excessive pay rewards, and poor treatment of workers. One fund management firm, which did not want to be named, said: “We are concerned about the direction of travel at the firm and what will happen next. ...
Student Loans Company comes under graduate fire, plus house prices stabilise image
....First Choice compensation for holiday horror was the last thing on its mind. Get peace of mind for your summer break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
British Airways cabin crew extend strike for further two weeks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 12:23:42 PM
....Unite, Britain’s biggest union, said the strike action would go ahead unless a deal was reached with BA on wages and on the sanctioning of striking workers. Oliver Richardson, national officer at Unite, said BA was essentially blacklisting workers for taking lawful industrial action and described the offer to reinstate travel concessions for striking workers as “half-hearted”. ...
Do your fellow Brits a favour. Stop going on holiday | Simon Jenkins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 06:00:08 AM
.... Transport policy has always been the orchestration of selfishness. This coming week, travel to Europe’s most popular air destinations will apparently be hell. ...
Britain, let go of your miles and switch to kilometres | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:15:54 PM
.... We have to multiply our speed (in km/h) by five and divide by eight while driving to convert. A big problem if you are travelling from the Republic of Ireland across the land border into Northern Ireland. ...
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Dow soars to record high as it crosses 22,000 mark for the first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 02:17:50 PM
....3245 against the US currency. Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said: “US investors have continued to turn a deaf ear to the ongoing political intrigue unfolding in Washington DC [and] for now the direction of travel continues to remain positive. ...
BA passengers at Gatwick and Heathrow hit by check-in delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 08:20:23 AM
. British Airways travellers faced delays at Heathrow and Gatwick on Wednesday after a temporary check-in problem. ...
First Choice compensation for holiday horror was the last thing on its mind image
....In January four of us were booked on a week’s holiday at the Rubicon Palace in Lanzarote. Four days before departure I received an email from the travel operator, First Choice, informing me there was upgrade work at the hotel and assuring me that this would not affect our stay. ...
Using Brexit to RIP of customers: Here's how YOU can beat great British rip-off image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . “If you leave items such as airport parking, travel money and car hire until the last minute you can pay hundreds of pounds more than if you had shopped around,” says Emma Grimster, spokesperson at TravelSupermarket. ...
AA shares plunge after boss is fired for 'gross misconduct' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 03:26:24 PM
.... His previous roles include chairman and chief executive of National Car Parks and its subsidiary Green Flag, a rival car breakdown business. The AA said Mackenzie’s responsibilities would be split, with Simon Breakwell, a non-executive director since 2014 and a founder of the travel company Expedia, appointed as acting chief executive. ...
Passengers facing delays and long queues at some European airports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 08:32:11 AM
.... The new rules demand both entry and exit checks on passengers from countries – including Britain – outside the 26-nation Schengen border-free zone. Passengers’ details are checked against several databases – such as the Schengen information system and Interpol’s record of stolen and lost travel documents. ...
Qatar makes legal complaint to WTO over Gulf trade boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:33:52 PM
.... There was no immediate reaction from the three to Qatar’s complaint, which is likely to be circulated at the WTO later this week. The disputed trade restrictions include bans on trade through Qatar’s ports and travel by Qatari citizens, blockages of Qatari digital services and websites, closure of maritime borders, and prohibitions on flights by Qatari aircraft. ...
Why Brits got the bug for holiday sickness scams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 05:19:53 PM
.... By contrast, the sums from German and French tourists are negligible. One big tour operator points to statistics from July and August of last year: “There were 750,000 travelling British customers, 800,000 Germans and 375,000 Scandinavians. ...
No 10 contradicts Hammond over 'off the shelf' Brexit transition deal image
.... Steve Baker, a Brexit minister and outspoken leave supporter, said earlier this month that any talk of the UK staying in the EEA and single market after Brexit amounted to “blood in the water”. On Monday, Downing Street also repeated an insistence that free movement would end when the UK leaves the EU, although it is understood that in practice a free flow of labour and travel is likely to continue during the transition. ...
Amtrak's $630m Trump budget cut could derail service in 220 US cities image
.... Meanwhile, underlining the contrast in prospects between rural and urban areas, plans are advancing for a privately funded $15bn bullet train between Dallas and Houston. California is constructing a high-speed link to whisk travellers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in three hours or less. ...
Interns beware: working for free could put a dent in your career image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 09:01:01 PM
....Dr Angus Holford, of the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, used the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey to study what happened to students who were on unpaid internships six months after graduating from their first degree. Holford looked at students who left English and Welsh universities between 2005 and 2011 to compare interns with graduates who went straight into paid work, into further study, or something else – such as time out to go travelling. ...
Digital railcards could be just the ticket to avoid penalty fares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 05:59:43 AM
....The cards, which cost £30 a year (with the exception of the disabled card at £20), give passengers a third off most rail fares, subject to certain restrictions. Passengers always have to travel with their card after purchasing a discounted ticket. ...
'Incredible shrinking airline seat': US court says seat size a safety issue image
....“We applaud the court’s decision, and the path to larger seats has suddenly become a bit wider,” said Kendall Creighton, a spokeswoman for Flyers Rights. The passenger group says small seats bunched too close together slow down emergency evacuations and raise the danger of travellers developing vein clots. ...
Sale of Holy Island pub is heavenly opportunity for beer pilgrims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 02:03:21 PM
....Now there is a chance to run one of England’s hardest-to-reach pubs, accessible only at low tide via a three-mile causeway. For £65,000 you can become the Crown and Anchor’s new landlord or lady after the current licensees decided to pack up and travel the world in their camper van. ...
Entrepreneurs on Trump's startup visa block: 'this puts everything on hold' image
.... In January, Trump signed an “extreme vetting” executive order that banned refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. The ban was blocked by the US courts but a revised order barring travel from six countries (Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Libya and Sudan) for those who do not have a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States”, has been allowed to temporarily go ahead by the supreme court. ...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – briefly – becomes world's richest man image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:20:59 PM
....But the Amazon share price fell back leaving Gates on top, but with less than $1bn separating them. Bezos – born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1964 – keeps a relatively low profile, but has used some of the wealth he has amassed to buy the Washington Post and invest in space travel through Blue Origin, a company he founded in 2000. ...
Turkey is popular again with British tourists, says Thomas Cook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 03:04:18 PM
....The tour operator Thomas Cook said it was seeing a pick-up in demand for Turkish holidays because they were good value for money. The chief executive, Peter Fankhauser, said Turkey was proving attractive at the moment, even though Berlin has warned its citizens to be careful when travelling there. ...
Airbnb agrees to close reviews loophole after intervention by UK regulator image
....The Guardian understands that the changes will be made worldwide – whether British residents are involved in the booking or not. An Airbnb spokesman said: “Open and honest reviews are core to making Airbnb a trusted travel platform for millions of hosts and guests in 191 countries around the world. ...
Leaseholds on new-builds to be banned, plus Student Loans Co penalises borrowers image
....Sixt took me for a ride over car hire cover. Get peace of mind for your summer break with great value holiday cover from Guardian travel insurance, provided by Voyager. ...
Southern rail tops list of most overcrowded trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 09:47:32 AM
....Half of daily arrivals into London are in the morning peak, whereas in other cities this figure is around one-third. More than 583,000 passengers travel into the capital every morning by train, compared to 42,000 in Birmingham. ...
Amazon and iPlayer expect summer holiday surge in downloads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 06:11:42 AM
....Netflix, the world’s biggest streaming service, with more than 100 million subscribers, offers fewer titles to download, although most of its Originals series – including The Crown, Narcos, Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things – are available. “With the increase in travel over the summer holidays, we’re seeing an increased amount of people in the UK taking content offline to enjoy when they don’t have an internet connection,” said a Netflix spokeswoman. ...
Carmakers say fossil-fuel vehicle ban will dent industry and stall sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 03:15:14 PM
.... Nissan said it welcomed the move by ministers. However, one luxury carmaker branded the government’s plans “absurd” because some drivers need to travel long distances. ...
Fever-Tree co-founder toasts £29m payout as shares hit record high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:57:47 AM
....Warrillow and Rolls – a former management consultant who helped revive the Plymouth Gin brand – set up the business in 2005 to challenge the dominance of Schweppes. They travelled the world searching for the best ingredients, and named the company after the fever trees in the Congo which produce the quinine used in tonic water. ...
Britons urged to insure themselves on ‘staycations’ as half will travel without protection image
. While most take out travel cover for overseas trips, far fewer bother on British breaks. ...
Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 09:38:22 PM
....Prof David Bailey, an automotive industry expert at Aston University, said: “The timescale involved here is sufficiently long-term to be taken seriously. If enacted it would send a very clear signal to manufacturers and consumers of the direction of travel and may accelerate a transition to electric cars. ...

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