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. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all travel to …

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 the rivers finally recede to normal levels. Governor Roy Cooper …

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 the “South West Coastal …

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. Markets have become increasingly nervous over Italy’s recently …

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 Brussels on 13th September. The strike comes after months of unions …

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 the beginning. Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s Governer, has advised that …

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 unfortunately passed because of the storm in the last …

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 to Britons travelling to the country. If …

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, which comes just one day …

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