Cruise in Norway

Worries over Air Quality on Cruise Ships

Posted on February 15, 2017

According to recent scientific investigations, pollution levels are 60 times higher than ‘fresh air’ on cruise ships. The research, commissioned by Thalassa (a French documentary television series), was carried out on abroad a ship leaving Marseille, and is now warning people against the potential health implications.

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Backpacker Tourist

World Record Attempt: The First Woman to Visit every Sovereign Nation

Posted on February 08, 2017

It may surprise you to know that no female traveller has ever visited every country on Earth, and so the world record for fastest time to visit all 193 Sovereign Nations belongs to a man. However, that may no longer be the case, as American-born Cassandra De Pecol is only 15 countries shy of the record.

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The Louvre - Paris landmark

Burn (a Surprising Number of) Calories at the World’s Top Attractions

Posted on February 01, 2017

In January everyone seems to be focussed on health and fitness, but because hitting the gym or running the same route every day can get boring, AttractionTix have put together some handy research on the amount of calories you can burn by simply exploring some of the world’s top attractions.

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Snow Cannon

Drought Threatens Thousands of Winter Sports Holidays

Posted on January 18, 2017

Following the driest December in the Haute-Savoie region of France for 135 years, last week it was reported that over 50 ski resorts may be forced to turn off their snow cannons following new fears of a severe drought.

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USA Flag Standard

Important Information for Holidaysafe Customers Travelling to the USA

Posted on January 11, 2017

On the 6th January 2017 a man opened fire at Fort Lauderdale airport baggage claim, injuring eight people and killing five. Everyone at Holidaysafe was extremely shocked by the attack, and our sincerest wishes go out to all of the people and families involved in this terrible incident.

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland Named a Must Visit 2017 Destination

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With so many destinations to visit around the world, it is easy to forget the abundance of choices the UK has to offer for staycations. However, Scotland has now come second in Rough Guide’s 2017 must visit destinations list, beaten only by India which came in first place.

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Life Buoy

All Leisure Holidays Directive for Holidaysafe Customers

Posted on January 06, 2017

On the 4th January 2017 ‘All Leisure Holidays’, which includes ‘Voyages of Discovery’ and ‘Swan Hellic’, announced that they had ceased trading with immediate effect, leaving hundreds of holiday makers stranded abroad and cancelling thousands of future holidays.

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Airport Lounge

The World’s Best Airport Lounges Revealed

Posted on January 04, 2017

Leading lounge access club Priority Pass, which offers travellers access to over 1,000 lounges in over 500 cities worldwide, recently held its annual ‘Global Airport Lounge of the Year Awards 2016’, and the winner was actually here in the UK.

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Motorcycle in the Himalayas, India

Biker Laps the World Four Times Unguided

Posted on December 28, 2016

George Guille grew up on the island of Sark in the Channel islands, populated by only 500 people and where there were no motor vehicles. However, when he was 23 he quit his plumbing internship, bought a 600cc Yamaha motorcycle and started travelling the world.

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Workers strike and protest

Important Information for Holidaysafe Customers Travelling Over Christmas and New Year

Posted on December 22, 2016

Train Guards are set to continue their Southern Rail strikes from 31st December to 2nd January, then 9th January to 14th January – strikes which have already caused major disruption for commuters. Furthermore, British Airways cabin crew are also planning strikes on Christmas and Boxing Day, which could cause misery for millions of Christmas travellers.

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