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UK Foreign Office urged to update UAE travel warnings

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 13:20

British legal group Detained in Dubai has urged the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to update its UAE travel warnings to UK tourists in an open letter penned by ... Read More

Brits love a holiday: UK’s most visited holiday destinations revealed

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019 18:30

Brits love a holiday and whether we’re looking for a beach getaway or a city break, the next flight is often not too far away. But which long haul and ... Read More

Maldives: UK tourist arrivals surged in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 16:35

The Maldives has announced an impressive 10.2% year-on-year increase in the total number of UK visitor arrivals in 2018, when compared with 2017. In total, 114,602 UK tourists arrived in ... Read More

Florida overturns International Driving Permit requirement for UK travelers

editor editor- April 12, 2013 06:30

LONDON, England - A new law in Florida which banned UK travelers from driving a car in the State unless they held an International Driving Permit (IDP) has been overturned. Read More

Uganda welcomes record number of UK tourists

editor editor- August 25, 2012 04:40

The number of tourists coming to Uganda from the UK and Ireland has surpassed previous years' records despite the recent Ebola outbreak. Read More

Gran Canaria heatwave kills two UK visitors

editor editor- May 16, 2012 09:45

Wendy Richardson, 78, and Willoughby Chaffey, 74, had both been hiking on the Spanish island on Sunday when tragedy struck, according to reports. Read More

UK tourists arrested, barred from US, deported over Twitter joke

editor editor- January 31, 2012 07:30

Two pals were barred from entering the US after innocent tweets joking about "destroying America" were picked up by the country's anti-terror cops. Read More

Seychelles strengthens bonds with UK

editor editor- January 26, 2012 06:44

The January 14, 2012 press and tour operator lunch, sponsored by Seychelles in London, has been well received by the trade in the United Kingdom. Read More

Germans want parity with Brits on visa rules

editor editor- December 9, 2011 08:20

PANAJI - German tourists visiting Goa want parity with their UK counterparts regarding relaxation in the mandatory two-month cooling period required between subsequent visits to India. Read More

Top travel destinations for Brits in 2012

editor editor- December 6, 2011 04:20

CHESTER, England - As 2011 draws to a close, all eyes are on where Brits will be heading for their 2012 holidays. Read More

Super-complaint about travel currency ‘rip-off’ launched in UK

editor editor- September 22, 2011 08:15

Holiday-makers are ripped off every time they take out foreign currency or spend abroad, according to watchdog Consumer Focus. Read More

Millions of Brits suffering from a “holiday hangover”

editor editor- September 8, 2011 05:24

NEWPORT, Wales - As millions of Brits return from their summer holiday a new survey by comparison site Gocompare.com reveals that not everyone does so feeling 'relaxed and refreshed'. Read More

Brits go on Mediterranean holidays for longer this summer

editor editor- August 23, 2011 03:21

Data from the Office for National Statistics has shown that Brits traveled for longer in 2010. Read More

Visa: Brits biggest card spenders in UAE

editor editor- August 15, 2011 04:03

When it comes to swiping plastic in the UAE, British tourists are head and shoulders above the rest, new research from payment solutions provider Visa shows. Read More

Christmas holidays: Ski vs. beach

editor editor- December 16, 2010 06:10

LONDON - As we continue to plunge into the depths of winter, more and more British citizens are flocking to holiday destinations in order to escape the trials of everyday ... Read More

British tourists biggest spenders at FIFA World Cup 2010

editor editor- June 25, 2010 06:32

According to data from VISA, British tourists in South Africa have so far been the biggest spenders during the FIFA World Cup 2010. Read More

UK advises tourists to observe local dress code in Goa

editor editor- March 11, 2010 05:11

PANAJI - Britain has begun advising its nationals to "observe and respect local dress and customs" while visiting Goa. Read More

June brings relief to Spain’s tourism

editor editor- July 22, 2009 04:37

MADRID - The number of foreign visitors to Spain fell 10 percent in June versus a year ago, a slight improvement on the January-May period, figures showed on Tuesday. Read More

$7m tourism campaign pitches to UK visitors

editor editor- August 21, 2008 01:47

Tourism New Zealand will launch its biggest ever British marketing campaign next month in a bid to stem the fall in visitor numbers from our second largest tourism market. Read More

Tourists safe after China quake

editor editor- May 16, 2008 03:34

Nineteen UK tourists who were visiting a region in China when a massive earthquake struck have been found safe, the British ambassador says. Fourteen were flown from the Wolong area ... Read More

Rabies alert for tourists in France

editor editor- March 4, 2008 04:25

British tourists are being urged to be on their guard after a case of rabies was confirmed in France. Authorities there have identified four potential areas where people may have ... Read More