More and More Brits are Taking Holidays at Home

November 29, 2012 8:40 AM0 comments

More and more Brits are deciding to beat the credit crunch and poor currency exchange rates and are taking holidays at home rather than making the annual pilgrimage to sunnier shores, according to holiday web site Staying Places. And why not? Travel costs are certainly a lot lower than when […]

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Tourism Strategy Could See Holiday Homes Built at Fort reports Holiday Lodging

November 27, 2012 10:45 AM0 comments

Structures that housed soldiers 200 years ago at Fort Burgoyne, Dover may soon serve as self-catering holiday homes. East Kent tourism leaders learned of the concept during a Visit Kent tourism gathering of stakeholders from the public and private sectors. Those who attended made plans to lure more holidaymakers to […]

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If you are looking for a good scare this Halloween

October 31, 2011 7:59 AM0 comments
If you are looking for a good scare this Halloween

If you are looking for a good scare this Halloween, check out the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta. Canadians have just chosen it as the spookiest destination in the country. The poll conducted by Flightnetwork.com asked about “the most dastardly destination” and found 29.6 per cent of people picked the […]

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Rising fuel bill hurts US Airways 3Q profit, although fare increases help

October 27, 2011 7:26 AM49 comments
Rising fuel bill hurts US Airways 3Q profit, although fare increases help

US Airways said higher fuel prices pushed down its third-quarter profit, but passenger demand is strong. US Airways and other airlines have been raising fares, which have covered at least some of the higher fuel costs. US Airways revenue rose 8 per cent to $3.44 billion, a little more than […]

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United Continental fuel bill jumps, reducing 3Q profit to $653 million

5:58 AM4 comments
United Continental fuel bill jumps, reducing 3Q profit to $653 million

A higher fuel bill brought down United Continental’s quarterly profit by 23 per cent. The company’s fuel cost was $831 million bigger than last year. As a result, the airline’s third-quarter net income fell to $653 million, or $1.69 per share. That was down from $852 million, or $2.16 per […]

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Canadian couple fuming over passport mistake

October 26, 2011 7:06 AM51 comments
Canadian couple fuming over passport mistake

U.S. border officials admit they’ve made a mistake when two Winnipeg couples were given the wrong passports at a Canadian-U.S. border crossing. The passport mixup at the border crossing near Emerson, Man., was an isolated incident, Chris Misson, a spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told CBC News on […]

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