The leading political journalist and broadcaster, Andrew Pierce, is a keen Brexiteer. On Wednesday evening, he tweeted: “US & UK have agreed an open skies policy after Brexit slaying yet another Project Fear myth.” Mr Pierce was working from the same Department for Transport (DfT) press release that I had received, headed: “UK and US
United Continental Holdings has reached a long-sought after deal with two major Latin American airlines allowing the third-largest carrier in the U.S. to expand in the region.
“Unfortunately we have no estimate for the line to reopen or a normal service to resume,” East Midlands Trains told passengers at London St Pancras on Friday. On the day the rail industry revealed that train fares will rise in the New Year by 3.1 per cent, travellers on the Midlands main line to Sheffield learned that “a
I’m from Glasgow and have travelled all over Scotland, writing guidebooks and reporting on stories from Ayrshire to Yell in Shetland. I currently live in Edinburgh, but as long as I’m where soft drinks come in a psychedelic orange colour (Irn Bru) and spirits are steeped in peat, smoke and soft water, I feel at
On the day that rail commuters learned of the scale of January’s fare increase, train travellers aged 26 to 30 have been told that the long-promised railcard has been delayed yet again. The “millennial railcard”, as it has been called, extends most 16-25 railcard privileges to people aged up to 30 – saving one third on
Icelandair Group on Thursday scrapped a plan to acquire its Icelandic rival WOW Air, calling into question the next steps for the struggling budget carrier.
For your whole life, Stanfords has been selling maps and travel guides from its tall, handsome headquarters in Long Acre, central London. Edward Stanford, cartographer to Queen Victoria, opened the doors of the Covent Garden location in 1901. Illustrious customers include Florence Nightingale, Ernest Shackleton and Michael Palin (though not on the same shopping expedition). It
Salzburg is a city of music: the birthplace of Mozart, the backdrop for The Sound of Music and the stage for the Salzburg Festival. Even if you’re not a music lover, Salzburg still has the power to seduce with its narrow cobbled streets, home to centuries of history, an Alpine landscape and the 1,000-year-old Hohensalzburg Fortress. Explore the city’s
More than 40 per cent of UK stations are not accessible to physically disabled people, according to new research published today by disability charity Leonard Cheshire. The study reveals that 50 per cent of stations in Scotland, 40 per cent of stations in England and 32 per cent of stations in Wales do not have full
Now in its 30th year, World Aids Day aims to promote awareness and combat discrimination surrounding the disease. While huge strides have been made in treating HIV since it reached epidemic proportions in the early 1980s, attitudes to the condition vary around the globe. Here is a guide to the countries that currently restrict travel for those suffering from HIV. Watch more
Choosing a hotel in Venice can be a labyrinthine process. An annual influx of 28 million tourists (compared to just 55,000 locals) means the calli are crammed with hotels, B&Bs, Airbnbs and self-catering options. Some are mind-blowing, others distinctly mediocre. How to sort the wheat from the chaff? Let me help. I’ve been staying in Venice hotels
Airlines seem to be locked in a perpetual battle to make their safety videos engaging and exciting – and Air New Zealand’s latest attempt is splitting public opinion. Performed by Kiwi artists, the inflight instructions take the form of a rap inspired by Run DMC’s Eighties classic, ‘It’s Tricky’. While the airline claims that the
More than 1,000 flights were canceled as a snowstorm hit the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, snarling post-Thanksgiving travel on one of the busiest days of the year.
Travellers to Greece have been warned of a near-total shutdown of terrestrial transport because of a 24-hour general strike. The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), representing 83 trades unions, has called a stoppage against cuts to pensions and holiday allowances. Other demands include a higher minimum wage, measures to tackle unemployment, and a ban
Scenery doesn’t usually make me weep. I’ve been to Botswanan bush camps, Cambodian beaches and Ethiopian lakes, and rarely have I found myself reaching for the tissues. But the mauve light that floods Greenland’s snow-drenched landscape in late autumn is so dramatically beautiful that my eyes welled with tears. Although it doesn’t pay to be
Plans for an 80km walking trail from Bondi beach to Manly beach in Sydney, Australia, have been revealed. The Bondi to Manly route, which connects two of the country’s best surf beaches, has been proposed by Lachlan Harris, previously the press secretary to former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and John Faulkner, the former Minister for
Virgin Trains is painting quotes from Christmas favourite It’s a Wonderful Life on platforms across the UK as part of a new campaign. The quotes will be on every platform along the London to Glasgow route, with the aim of showing how powerful small acts of kindness can be. Launched in partnership with the charity