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French ‘Kidnap Holiday’ Firm Offers the Ultimate Thrill

Most holidayers dream of a tropical beach or cosmopolitan city. But for customers of French travel firm Ultime Réalité, an ideal holiday could involve helicopter chases, kidnappings, and a simulated abduction and kidnapping. … Continue reading “French ‘Kidnap Holiday’ Firm Offers the Ultimate Thrill”


Philippines Bus Hijacking Results in ‘Code Black’ Hong Kong Travel Ban

Following a disastrous hostage crisis, Hong Kong has banned its citizens from travelling to the Philippines. The special territory, which is controlled by its own government, has set an alert to warn travellers … Continue reading “Philippines Bus Hijacking Results in ‘Code Black’ Hong Kong Travel Ban”


Peak Travel Fare Inconsistencies Attract Criticism and Confusion

When it comes to peak travel fares, a significant portion of Britain’s rail users are growing tired of the confusion. Throughout the country, ‘peak’ travel times vary from just thirty minutes daily, with … Continue reading “Peak Travel Fare Inconsistencies Attract Criticism and Confusion”


New York Bans Short-Term Vacation Rentals, Attracts Instant Criticism

Travellers to New York City will have significantly less housing options to choose from over the next few months. The city recently passed a law banning the rental of apartments and houses for … Continue reading “New York Bans Short-Term Vacation Rentals, Attracts Instant Criticism”


Southwest Airlines Updates ‘Act of God’ List to Include Equipment Breakdowns

American budget air carrier Southwest Airlines certainly knows how to stand out. The inexpensive carrier has spent the last twelve months giving its flight attendants rapping duties, shunning charges for bags and other … Continue reading “Southwest Airlines Updates ‘Act of God’ List to Include Equipment Breakdowns”


Cornwall’s Tourism-Dependent Businesses Report Weak Demand

It’s not just international travel businesses that are feeling the spending squeeze – some of Britain’s most well-known domestic holiday destinations are seeing just a trickle of visitors, many of whom are opting … Continue reading “Cornwall’s Tourism-Dependent Businesses Report Weak Demand”


Augmented Reality Travel Apps are a Gold Rush for Thieves

Lonely Planet’s new augmented reality travel guides are proving hit amongst Android users. Built to use the operating system’s advanced data mapping and navigation features, the applications lay out landmarks and other tourism-focused … Continue reading “Augmented Reality Travel Apps are a Gold Rush for Thieves”


With the World Cup Over, Tourists Continue to Visit South Africa

South Africa’s estimated £2.6 billion investment in infrastructure and media for the recent World Cup is paying off. While the games are over and the country’s stadiums significantly more empty (albeit less noisy) … Continue reading “With the World Cup Over, Tourists Continue to Visit South Africa”


London Home to the World’s Best Taxis, Poll Reveals

A new survey from Hotels.com has revealed that London’s taxis are the most friendly, comfortable, and safe in the world. The survey and complete report asked users to contribute their experiences in taxis … Continue reading “London Home to the World’s Best Taxis, Poll Reveals”


Unusual Accommodation: Renting One of Germany’s Restored Castles

As Europe’s third most visited country, Germany’s major centres certainly aren’t unfamiliar with the sound of rapid tourism. From Berlin’s massive shopping promenades to the historical buildings just hours south in Munich, the … Continue reading “Unusual Accommodation: Renting One of Germany’s Restored Castles”


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