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Seychelles names new UK and Ireland Manager

Seychellois appointed Seychelles names new UK and Ireland Manager

The Seychelles Tourism Board has the pleasure to announce the appointment of Ms. Tinaz Wadia as the new Manager for their UK and Ireland Office, with immediate effect.

UK food guru: Airlines serving 'horrible' food

Airline Food UK food guru: Airlines serving 'horrible' food

Leading children's food writer Annabel Karmel has criticised airlines for serving 'horrible' food on flights.

London consolidates its position as luxury property capital of the world

London, UK London consolidates its position as luxury property capital of the world

LONDON, England - According to analysis conducted by LuxuryEstate.com, London is continuing to consolidate its position as the property capital of the world.

30 rescued after amphibious tourist bus sinks in Liverpool

Yellow Duckmarine Sinks In Liverpool 30 rescued after amphibious tourist bus sinks in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, England - A rescue operation has been carried out after an amphibious tourist bus sank with 30 people on board in the Albert Dock, Liverpool.

Britain wants Snowden blocked from boarding any plane headed for UK

British Home Office issued Snowden travel alert to airlines Britain wants Snowden blocked from boarding any plane headed for UK

LONDON, England - Britain has asked airlines worldwide to block American Edward Snowden, who leaked details of US government telephone and internet surveillance programs, from boarding any plane ...

UK spending on hotel stays this summer expected to total £27 billion

UK Summer Travel UK spending on hotel stays this summer expected to total £27 billion

LONDON, England - UK holidaymakers aged 25 and older are expected to spend £27 billion+ on hotel stays this summer, whether it be for UK destinations, short or long haul travel.

UK celebrating 60th anniversary of coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II marks 60 years on the throne UK celebrating 60th anniversary of coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON, England - Today the cities around the UK celebrated the 60th anniversary of the British monarch's coronation.

Pakistan Airlines flight accompanied by fighter jet for emergency landing in UK

Unruly passengers threaten to blow up the plane Pakistan Airlines flight accompanied by fighter jet for emergency landing in UK

Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK709 headed from Lahore to the UK with 297 passengers onboard was diverted from northwestern England's Manchester Airport to Stansted when two unruly ...

British Airways jet makes emergency landing at Heathrow

British Airways plane catches fire British Airways jet makes emergency landing at Heathrow

LONDON, England - A British Airways plane with 75 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Heathrow airport today after one of its engines caught fire.

UK hotel rates strong among mixed European results

Hotel Price Radar UK hotel rates strong among mixed European results

Statistics from the Hotel Price Radar show a general increase in average room prices in the UK in the first few months of 2013.

UK to simplify 'overzealous' visas for rich Chinese visitors

Chinese tourism to UK UK to simplify 'overzealous' visas for rich Chinese visitors

UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller has ordered a fresh assault on red tape for Chinese visitors amid estimates Britain is losing out on £1.2bn a year as a result of its bureaucratic system.

UK: Argentine thugs trying to ‘strangle' Falkland Islands by harassing cruise ships there

Falkland Islands Cruise Trade UK: Argentine thugs trying to ‘strangle' Falkland Islands by harassing cruise ships there

Argentina has been accused of trying to ‘strangle’ the Falkland Islands by intimidating cruise ships which stop there, it emerged yesterday.

Manchester Airport named best in UK

Survey rates busiest UK airports Manchester Airport named best in UK

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Manchester Airport has been named by travelers as the best in the UK, according to a survey by leading global travel search site Skyscanner.

Brits scream bloody murder as airline fees soar 67 percent

Extra charges imposed by low-cost airlines soar 24 times the rate of inflation Brits scream bloody murder as airline fees soar 67 percent

An annual study by TravelSupermarket, the price comparison website, revealed those carriers whose fees for “optional” services, including checked luggage and allocated seating, have risen most ...

London hotel occupancy expected to drop during first post-Olympic summer

London hotels anticipate slow summer London hotel occupancy expected to drop during first post-Olympic summer

LONDON, England - Hotel industry experts anticipate a potential slump in London this post-Olympic summer.

Brits name the banana their number one fruit

40 percent of Brits prefer to have a banana above anything else Brits name the banana their number one fruit

LONDON, England - When you think about British fruit, what probably springs to mind is orchards full of apples, pears and plums.

Preferred bidder selected to develop $1 billion Manchester Airport project

Manchester Airport City North Scheme Preferred bidder selected to develop $1 billion Manchester Airport project

A consortium led by UK-based property development company Argent has been selected as the preferred bidder to develop the $1 billion Manchester Airport City North Scheme, according to reports on ...

While UK braves cold, warm Seychelles featured in travel magazine

British dream of Seychelles holiday described in Lonely Planet Traveller While UK braves cold, warm Seychelles featured in travel magazine

The beautiful beaches of Seychelles and the lovely landscape of the islands are then spread across 12 pages in Lonely Planet Traveller’s magazine in the “Perfect Trip” section, highlighting ...

Half of Britain's beaches unsafe for swimming due to poor water quality

Beaches fail to meet even basic mandatory standards Half of Britain's beaches unsafe for swimming due to poor water quality

Half of Britain's beaches have been judged unsafe for bathing following the summer washout and risk getting worse because of climate change, according to conservationists.

UK's biggest cruise show comes to London Olympia March 23-24

Cruise Show 2013 at Olympia UK's biggest cruise show comes to London Olympia March 23-24

LONDON, England - 'The UK's biggest event for discovering a world of voyages', the prestigious Cruise Show is coming to London Olympia on March 23-24, bringing exclusive deals from top cruise ...

Richard III could provide king’s ransom for Leicester tourism

Richard III exhibition at the Guildhall Richard III could provide king’s ransom for Leicester tourism

Richard III could provide a king’s ransom for Leicester with an estimated £140 million tourism boost.

Virgin Atlantic facing record annual loss

Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic facing record annual loss

LONDON, England - British airline Virgin Atlantic is facing record annual losses of 135 million pounds ($202 million), raising fears of job cuts, The Sunday Times reported.

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre gets new chief

Westminster London Conference Center Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre gets new chief

Mark Taylor is to be the new Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) the government announced today.

UK Foreign Secretary: "Benefit tourism must stop"

Benefit Tourim In UK UK Foreign Secretary: "Benefit tourism must stop"

LONDON, England - "Benefit tourism" must end, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said, ahead of the lifting of work restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians.

UK economy may be shrinking but it remains top destination for overseas shoppers

Britain ranked above France and Italy as a retail destination UK economy may be shrinking but it remains top destination for overseas shoppers

LONDON, England - The high street may be shrouded in recession-related gloom, yet Britain remains one of the world's most sought-after destinations for overseas shoppers seeking to splash their ...

UK’s rich heritage remains  strong draw for visitors

History Rules OK! UK’s rich heritage remains strong draw for visitors

A survey of Hosted Buyers attending this year’s March Marketplace (MAMA) shows that the UK’s rich heritage remains a strong draw for visitors to these shores.

Seychelles and UK join in fight against piracy

UK Minister attends opening of Regional Anti-Piracy Intelligence and Coordination Centre Seychelles and UK join in fight against piracy

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel. has met with the British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Alistair Burt MP, at State House this morning.

Heathrow profit soars

British airport operator posts strong rise in full year profit Heathrow profit soars

LONDON, England - Heathrow Ltd, the British airport operator formerly known as BAA, posted a strong rise in full year profit, largely driven by an increase in the fees it charges airlines.

Brits turning their thoughts to holidays in the sun

2013 UK travel trends Brits turning their thoughts to holidays in the sun

LONDON, England - With the UK suffering an even worse winter than usual, plagued by record levels of snow, ice and rain, it's not difficult to see why many are turning their thoughts to holidays ...

UK travel trade event to commence on March 18 at Wembley Stadium

2013 March Marketplace UK travel trade event to commence on March 18 at Wembley Stadium

This year’s March Marketplace (MAMA), the second annual gathering of Britain’s travel trade at Wembley Stadium will take place on 18th and 19th of March.

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