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Surging EU unemployment fueling crime wave and tourists are prime targets

British holidaymakers could fall victim to rising crime when they jet off for their favorite European hot spots as high youth unemployment triggers an upsurge in petty crime, confidence tricks and mug

Poisoned alcohol kills British tourist in Indonesia

A British backpacker has died while trekking through the Indonesian jungle after she drank suspected tainted alcohol, police say.

Spanish thieves steal British tourist’s mobile phone, run up £15,000 bill

A British tourist faced paying one of Britain's biggest-ever phone bills after thieves stole his mobile and used a sophisticated scam to rack up £15,000 in just two hours.

Trip from hell: UK tourists travel 45 hours for 6 minutes...

British tourists booked on a mini-cruise to Amsterdam were left feeling distinctly queasy after spending just six minutes at their destination following a 30-hour ferry journey from hell.

UK tourists injured in Kenya bus crash

Fifteen Britons were involved in a terrifying coach crash in Kenya when their vehicle plunged 16ft down a bank and flipped on its side.

Irish hoteliers demand government action to “reinvigorate” tourism

DUBLIN, Ireland - The body representing the Irish hotel trade has called for greater action to “reinvigorate” tourism from Britain, saying current government targets do not show enough ambition.

Great Britain: A nation of sun seekers

LONDON, England - After the UK faced the second wettest year on record in 2012, new research released today by Thomson reveals that many Brits are already concerned that 2013 will be the same, if not

Fewer UK tourists cause Irish tourism slump

Fewer British holidaymakers visiting Ireland led to a slump in tourism figures over the summer, it has emerged.

Brits get lost in a holi-daze

CHESTER, England - Sun-starved Brits get so excited about their holidays that they get in a complete daze and forget to pack key holiday essentials, new research from TravelSupermarket has revealed.

Brits look to Dubai for holiday deals this autumn

LONDON, England - Dubai is the number one destination for holiday deals this autumn, and the second-most popular autumn destination overall after New York, according to new figures from the website de

UK Health Protection Agency concerned about tourists in US

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is contacting Britons who may have visited the United States national park at the centre of an outbreak of a deadly virus that has killed two people.

Two UK tourists arrested at Grenada airport with 1.3kg of cocaine...

Two British tourists have been charged with drug possession and trafficking after authorities in Grenada allegedly found 1.3 kilograms of cocaine concealed in their luggage.

Tanzania to launch tourism marketing campaign in UK

Tanzania will next month launch a tourism marketing campaign targeting UK and thousands of people attending Olympics in London as the country seeks to lock-in its biggest tourism industry source marke

Brits face three-week wait for passport over peak holiday season

A flood of applicants for renewed or first-time passports meant there were no one-day appointments available for up to a fortnight.

Brits ditch Greece for other destinations

LONDON, England - Tui Travel has likened the impact of the eurozone crisis on the Greek holiday market to that of the Arab spring, as the UK's biggest tour operator by customer numbers said British to

Why Germans get their lounge chairs and beach towels first

Germans sleep less and get up earlier than the British, according to a new study which suggests why holidaymakers from Germany get their beach towels on sunloungers first.

Brits flock to Greece

British holiday bookings to crisis-hit Greece are soaring, despite the country's economic woes.

Brits turn to Spain for great deals in 2012

Travel comparison website dealchecker.co.uk has seen a significant jump in the number of people searching for flights to Spain in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same time last year.

Third British tourist dies in Mallorca in less than a month

A British tourist has fallen to her death from a hotel balcony in Mallorca in the third such British death on the Spanish island in less than a month.

Drunk British tourists steal penguin from Australian park

Three British tourists have been accused of stealing a penguin from an Australian marine park, during a night of revelry.

Europe entices Brits away from Queen’s Jubilee celebrations

LONDON, England – Despite the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations being a major UK event this year, many Brits are looking to take advantage of the long weekend by holidaying across Europe.

UK warns Greece to calm tourist fears or face further economic...

The Greek government has been warned that it must invest in promoting its tourist industry – or face further economic decline as holidaymakers turn away from the troubled country.

British tourist killed in French tour bus crash

PARIS, France — A bus carrying dozens of British tourists has driven off the road in northern France and crashed into a ditch, killing one person.

Philippines: Tourist arrivals from UK exceed 100K for the first time

For the first time in history, tourism arrivals to Philippines from the United Kingdom reached 104,466 in 2011, 7.78% higher than the registered visitors of 96,925 in 2010.

Dubai expected to be top winter destination in 2012

Dubai will be a top destination in 2012, as increasing numbers of Brits head abroad on holidays to Dubai.

Brits still seeking the mysteries of the pyramids

UK travelers continue to visit Egypt in their millions, along with Russians and Germans, indicating the resilience of the country's legendary tourism industry.

India set to see boost from British tourists

SINGAPORE - India is expected to see an increase in British visitors this year.

UK tourists in Nairobi warned of terror attack threat

Kenyan officials believe militants from the Somalia-based al-Shabab group, which has links to al-Qaeda, are planning to bomb Nairobi.

Tourist ties between Asia and Britain grow stronger

SINGAPORE - According to the latest research, British tourists show increased interest in Asia.Thailand

More Brits heading Down Under

New Travel Trends 2012 report has revealed that Australia and New Zealand are seeing a resurgence of interest from the British traveling public.