Monday, October 19, 2009


Travel News

Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned its citizens against traveling to India due to a concrete threat of a terror attack. -Israelis warned against travel to India

"We visited a beautiful 17th-century synagogue, with wonderful old blue and white tiles on the floor." - Former UK spy boss Stella Rimington's heaven on earth

Trailfinders' annual profits have been cut by more than half. It says that the recession and fears over terrorism are putting people off travelling.

Profits for the year to February 2009 fell to £7.4m from £18.6m the year before. - Travel worries slash Trailfinders' profits

"In western Thailand lies the tranquil province of Uthai Thani, with picturesque river plains bordering the Chao Phraya river and forested mountains. The capital of the province, Uthai Thani town, is a very peaceful, traditional town where you can hire bikes or take a cruise on a rice barge along the Sakae Krang river." Read full article

"Some stores leave their goods unattended on the pavement during siesta and I often leave my front door open while I pop to the shops." - Lanjaron in Spain: My kind of town

"Why do London airports so often seem unready for the incoming flight? On many occasions I have landed on time only to be told by the captain that the gate is not ready." - Stress-free travel in Britain still just a flight of fancy

"TUI Travel, Europe’s biggest tour operator, has raised £350 million by issuing a convertible bond as part of a refinancing of a £900 million loan from its German parent company.

"The group, which owns the Thomson and First Choice holiday brands, also announced today the creation of a joint venture with Sunwing, the family owned Canadian travel group, aimed at stemming losses from its own Canadian business...

"Signs were that demand for main summer holidays remained strong, with Turkey and Egypt proving particularly popular..." - TUI Travel refinances £900m shareholder loan

Thursday, October 08, 2009