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UK: Christmas travel plans ruined for half a million air passengers

David Millward, Martin Evans and Stephen Adams Telegraph 19.12.2010
UK: Christmas travel plans ruined for half a million air passengers

The boss of Britain’s busiest airport was facing mounting anger after the Christmas travel plans of half a million air passengers were ruined.

Hotel ousts couple after accusing them of writing negative TripAdvisor review

A British couple says they were kicked out of their hotel after the hotel manager accused them of writing a negative review on TripAdvisor and called the police.


Volcano Ash Cloud: More Air Travel Misery

Jo Couzens SKY News 04.05.2010
Volcano Ash Cloud: More Air Travel Misery

Air passengers are facing further misery as the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud returned, causing Scotland and Ireland to restrict flights.

Beach dreams ... a night in the sand hotel will cost just $21 a night, and plenty of sand between your toes. Picture: LateRooms.com.

THE world's first sand hotel has opened on an English beach, offering customers the chance to stay in their very own giant sand castle.


Amazon nuts help fuel first biofuel flight

Nigel Hunt Reuters 26.02.2008
Sir Richard and a coconut hail the "historic" flight

LONDON - Nuts picked from Amazon rainforests helped fuel the world's first commercial airline flight partly powered by renewable energy on Sunday. A Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet flew from London to Amsterdam with one of its fuel tanks filled with a b...

Beatle Mania - New Themed Hotel Opens

Phil Noble Reuters 03.02.2008
Beatle Mania - New Themed Hotel Opens

LIVERPOOL - The four-star, 110 room Beatle themed Hard Days Night Hotel opened its doors to the public on Friday and is only a stone's throw away from the site of the famous Cavern Club.


Image is part of new ad campaign

An advert depicting a tattooed skinhead urinating into a china teacup is being used to promote tourism to London. The image is part of a new Eurostar campaign aimed solely at the Belgian market.