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Chaotic British weather sees sales of European holidays surge - despite Brexit uncertainty

Authored by News Desk

New data released today has revealed a whopping 112% increase in sales of European city and beach holidays compared to 2019 - with Hungary being the destination with the largest increase in interest from UK holidaymakers.

Despite officially leaving the European Union on 31 January, the data shows that it has not affected Brits wanting to escape the UK for Europe's historical...

Hayes & Jarvis unveils the world’s most instagrammable bears for International Polar Bear Day

Authored by News Desk

To celebrate International Polar Bear Day today (27 February), Hayes & Jarvis has compiled some of the world's favourite bears according to Instagram posts and matched them with the perfect trip to see the furry favourite in its native environment.

Whether it's Winnie the Pooh or Rupert, a dancing grizzly bear dancing in a viral video or a childhood cuddly toy, everyone has a...

Stay Travel Savvy this Sunshine Saturday

Authored by Sarah Parker

With many travel operators like First Choice and easyJet holidays offering low-cost deals to fill the gap left after Thomas Cook’s collapse in 2019, this year’s Sunshine Saturday could be the biggest and busiest ever.

Consumer awareness champion travelinsuranceexplained.co.uk is urging consumers to make sure their travel insurance is not just an afterthought when booking their...

Devon's winter teams prepared

Authored by Mary

Devon County Council’s winter service teams are prepared and ready if they are called into action over the Christmas holidays and throughout the rest of the winter season.

The authority has upgraded six gritters to replace older vehicles in its winter fleet of 37 frontline gritters.

So far this winter, around 3,000 tonnes of salt have been used on Devon’s roads. The Council...

Madeira: Funchal and Islands experience break to launch from Exeter Airport

Authored by Mary

An exciting opportunity to experience the island paradise of Madeira is being offered to holidaymakers flying from Exeter Airport.

Super Break has announced the launch of a brand-new route to the region, on a break that includes Madeira: Funchal and the Islands.

The new chartered service by Super Break will offer a direct flight from Exeter Airport to Madeira, helping more...

Top tips to protect your holiday abroad

Authored by Mary

With the holiday season now in full swing and families no doubt brimming with excitement, acts of terror in France and Turkey recently, the demise of Low Cost Holidays and of course travel restrictions still in place to Tunisia following the tourist massacre in 2015, tourists will no doubt have some concerns about holidays.

Litigation Partner and travel lawyer, Ian Brown from Trowers...

Zoo staff get on their bikes

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Torbay Council’s sustainable travel team, Travel Torbay, are launching a new initiative with local businesses to encourage their staff to leave the car at home and cycle to work instead.

This new initiative, which is called Bikes for Business, is offering local companies the opportunity to obtain free reconditioned bikes that can be passed onto staff to increase sustainable travel to...

Day ticket is a passport to Devon

Authored by Mary

A new scheme is being launched next month (April) offering unlimited day travel on most buses throughout Devon on just one bus ticket.

Devon County Council has teamed up with a number of bus operators to introduce the Devon Day ticket.

The ticket entitles the holder to one day's travel on local bus services of all participating local bus companies within the Devon Day Bus area...

RAC warns of a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads this Easter

Authored by Mary

The RAC Breakdown Cover team is warning anyone planning to getaway this Easter to expect a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads as over five million motorists take to their cars for some well-earned time away.

RAC Traffic Watch data shows a total of 16.8m car journeys will be made over the Easter weekend as people make the most of the long weekend visiting family and friends or enjoying a...

Rail line disruption faces dramatic increase

Authored by Mary

Rail services to and from the South West of England could be disrupted for more than 10 per cent of each year by 2040 and almost a third by 2100, a new study suggests.

The cost of maintaining tracks and sea defences could also soar as predicted sea level rises, coupled with coastal storms and floods, pose major challenges for rail operators and governments.

The research,...

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