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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German Flag

Important Information for Holidaysafe Customers Travelling to Germany

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On Monday 19th December 2016 a lorry ploughed through a busy Christmas Market in Berlin, killing at least 12 people and injuring many more. Everyone at Holidaysafe was extremely shocked by the incident, and our sincerest condolences go out to all of the people affected.

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Piglet

San Francisco International Airport Introduces Therapy Pig

Posted on December 21, 2016

According to research, stroking animals such as dogs and cats can help to dramatically reduce stress and anxiety, which is why San Francisco International Airport first initiated their ‘SFO Wag Brigade’ in December 2013.

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Boarding

The Most Complained About Airlines Revealed

Posted on December 15, 2016

EUclaim, a leading flight compensation company, has revealed the most complained about British airlines for the first half of 2016. So far EasyJet is topping the list, with EUclaim reporting an increase in complaints for the airline each year for the past three years. Coming in second on the ‘Carriers of Shame’ list was Ryanair, whose complaints have more than doubled in the last year.

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