Milan Airport to close for three months in 2019

Milan Airport to close for three months in 2019 Italy’s most popular airport in Milan is scheduled to close for three months in 2019. The airport will be closed during the busiest travelling season of the year for renovation works and will affect millions of passengers across the globe. Milan Linate Airport is one of …

Severe gales from Storm Callum disrupt the UK

Severe gales from Storm Callum disrupt the UK The southeast of England won’t see much of Storm Callum today, but the rest of the UK will experience heavy rain and very strong winds. Most of Scotland and the west of England is under severe weather warnings, and Government officials have sent out several flood alerts …

Haiti earthquake kills 14, is it safe to travel?

Haiti earthquake kills 14, is it safe to travel? Haiti was struck by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake last night. It has been confirmed that the natural disaster claimed 14 lives when it rocked Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince. First-aid teams from the Haitian Red Cross have been deployed to the area to meet the needs …

Typhoon Kong-Rey set to hit South Korea and Japan

Typhoon Kong-Rey set to hit South Korea and Japan News of Typhoon Kong-Rey has been circling for the past few days as media around the world follow its journey towards South Korea and Japan. The storm first hit the Ryukyu Islands with some heavy rainfall and strong winds earlier this week, but as it travels …

Strong storm Typhoon Trami batters Japan

Strong storm Typhoon Trami batters Japan Typhoon Trami has been categorised as a Category Two storm. Thousands of residents have been evacuated while the island nation is experiencing 100mph winds and heavy rail fall. The Western areas of Japan, such as Honshu, lie directly in the path of the storm. Fortunately, Tokyo isn’t in the …

Severe flooding in Spain causes future weather concerns

Severe flooding in Spain causes future weather concerns Benidorm is suffering from severe rain, thunderstorms, and gale-form winds at the moment. The Spanish city is usually a popular sun-filled spot for holidaymakers and travellers, but a yellow weather warning has been issued. Affected areas include Alicante, parts of Malaga and Cadiz, Valencia, Almeria, Seville, Cordoba, …

Ebola outbreak causes travel concerns for Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola outbreak causes travel concerns for Democratic Republic of Congo In August, there was an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since the first announcement on August 14th, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has kept UK nationals up to date while advising against all travel to several areas in the region. …

After the horror of Hurricane Florence, the storm could return

After the horror of Hurricane Florence, the storm could return Hurricane Florence and its subsequent flooding has caused the deaths of 42 people in South Carolina and Virginia. Over half of the people who died in the storm and flooding were in vehicles. In North Carolina, many have started returning to their ruined homes as …

Scotland’s 300-mile coastal route

Scotland’s 300-mile coastal route If you’re looking for a new adventure, you’ll find one in Scotland. Their newest coastal route is a 300-mile driving route through the South West of Scotland, and it loops through Dumfries, Galloway, parts of Ayrshire, and Wigtown; the latter of which is celebrated for its annual book festival. Aptly named …

Europe on high alert as Italian debt rises

Europe on high alert as Italian debt rises Earlier this month, Europe was put on high alert as Italy’s 10-year debt rose to a five-year high of 290. Italy already has a debt of £2tn, which equivalent to 132% of GDP and the second highest debt in the whole of the eurozone, just behind Greece. …

Ryanair strike across five countries to go ahead on 28th September

Ryanair strike across five countries to go ahead on 28th September Ryanair cabin crew from five European countries will strike on 28th September. Unions from Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Belgium have confirmed their one-day strike will be going ahead as planned. The news of the strike was announced at a press conference in …

Travel concerns in Carolina as thousands of residents are evacuated

Travel concerns in Carolina as thousands of residents are evacuated Hurricane Florence is set to devastate the south-east coast of the US with over 20-inches of rainfall and wind speeds of over 100mph. By late this afternoon local time (Thursday 13th), the coasts of Carolina can expect winds of approximately 80mph – but that’s just …

Japan hit by their strongest storm in 25 years

Japan hit by their strongest storm in 25 years Japan is currently experiencing the worst tropical cyclone that they’ve seen in 25 years. Severe wind and rain have been pounding the country since the storm hit yesterday, 4th September 2018. A trail of wreckage has been left in the storm’s path. Reportedly, 11 people have …

Tourists warned against alcohol on Dubai flights

Tourists warned against alcohol on Dubai flights Flights to Dubai often serve alcoholic beverages onboard as it’s not illegal to drink while in the air. However, it is illegal to be drunk in public in Dubai. Following the arrest of a British woman, The British Embassy in the United Arab Emirates has issued a warning …

Fiji earthquake causes travel concerns

Fiji earthquake causes travel concerns The Fiji earthquake struck east of Suva at 4.39pm BST, measuring 7.8 on the earthquake magnitude scale, and causing authorities to become concerned over the threat level that this newest natural disaster could bring to the surrounding areas. At present, only Fiji and Tonga have been affected by the earthquake, …

Tourism in Spain drops for the first time in a decade

Tourism in Spain drops for the first time in a decade The number of visitors that travelled to Spain back in July 2018 dropped by 4.9% when compared to almost 10 years of statistics. Figures also showed a growth rate in visitors of just 0.3% in the first 7 months of this year, the lowest …

Thousands of tourists stranded due to ferry strike on Greek Islands

Thousands of tourists stranded due to ferry strike on Greek Islands Tourists that had travelled out to the Greek Islands were left stranded and unable to leave the Islands due to a ferry strike. Greek islands such as Mykonos, Santorini and Crete have been affected by the strike; all of which are popular destinations with …

Jet2 flight delayed by ill passengers

Jet2 flight delayed by ill passengers A Jet2 flight landed at Leeds Airport at 9:45pm last night after flying back from Spain. Unfortunately, around the time of the landing, several passengers were reportedly being violently ill. After landing, two ambulances and a hazardous area response team were dispatched to the plane, which had to keep …

Travel insurance may be compulsory for tourists travelling to Egypt

Travel insurance may be compulsory for tourists travelling to Egypt Following the deaths of British couple John and Susan Cooper at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel in Hurghada, there has been discussion of new rules to help prevent any rise in incidents that could happen to tourists who travel out to Egypt. The couple were …

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