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(CNN) — They’ve got a reputation for sun-soaking, all-night-partying and all-round-hedonism, but Spain‘s Balearic Islands are attempting a rebrand. The regional government has introduced a series of laws that attempt to curb alcohol excess in the tourist hubs of Magaluf and Playa de Palma on the island of Majorca and San Antonio in Ibiza. No
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The UK will formally leave the European Union on 31 January 2020 – the fourth proposed date for Brexit. Many prospective travellers to Europe have contacted The Independent concerned about changes from 1 February 2020. While there is no certainty about what awaits UK travellers from 2021 onwards, the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU)
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Medical staff transfer patients to Jin Yintan hospital on January 17, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei, China. Getty Images U.S. health and Homeland Security officials will begin screening at major U.S. airports for the new Chinese Coronavirus that has caused two deaths and more than 40 infections in China. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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A Hong Kong airline has apologised for demanding a passenger take a pregnancy test before boarding a flight to the US Pacific island of Saipan. Midori Nishida, 25, from Japan, was checking in for the flight at Hong Kong International Airport, with low-cost carrier Hong Kong Express, when a member of its staff presented her
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Less than a year after Flybe launched four flights a day from Heathrow to Newquay, it appears that the troubled regional airline is to axe the connection and switch London flights to Gatwick.  The future of the flagship link between Cornwall and Europe’s busiest airport had been the subject of speculation for weeks, as it has been impossible
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Flybe’s 2,300 staff, and the passengers with half-a-million advance reservations on the troubled airline, woke up with much more certainty about the future. On Tuesday evening the business secretary Andrea Leadsom and transport secretary Grant Shapps said that a deal had been reached with the consortium, led by Virgin Connect, that now owns Flybe. The UK’s
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