Virgin Holidays has launched a new store in Milton Keynes featuring a spa, virtual reality rollercoaster, complimentary prosecco and business class seats that enable holidaymakers to “try before they fly”. The shop, which aims to recreate the experience of an executive class airport lounge, enables prospective Virgin fliers to get into the holiday spirit early by
The world’s largest gaming market has the potential to grow even bigger, according to the head of casino giant MGM.
A winter wave of line closures, strikes and speed restrictions is set to disrupt rail services for the rest of 2018, with continued uncertainty about what services will operate over Christmas and the new year. Commuters, festive travellers and passengers heading for airports all face widespread disruption for the remainder of the year. The autumnal effects
Have you always dreamed of whiling away your retirement years on an island somewhere but think it’s an economically unfeasible pipe dream? Think again, advise the editors at InternationalLiving.com, who have compiled a list of 11 “great value, picturesque islands across the globe” that are not only renowned for a welcoming atmosphere but also boast
At this time of year, nights are extending by about five minutes per day and the best way to diminish the depressing impact of darkening skies is to fly south. Fortunately, November is the ideal time to postpone winter; with fares falling, you can find plenty of cheap deals to the Mediterranean. On Monday, I
It takes a lot to stop Aeroflot: that was my assumption as I calculated the risk of making a move that, ordinarily, I urge against. So I went ahead and booked separate tickets on British Airways and the Russian airline, and hoped that the connection would work. For a Russian adventure last weekend, BA wanted
Strong winds have brought travel disruption to western Britain and Ireland, with dozens of ferries and flights cancelled. The Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, saying: “A spell of heavy rain will affect southwestern parts of Wales during this afternoon and evening, bringing a further 20-40 mm of rain.
Virgin Atlantic’s Christmas flights could be disrupted if a proposed pilots’ strike goes ahead. The Professional Pilots Union (PPU) is preparing to ballot its members, around 400 of Virgin Atlantic’s 800 pilots, on whether to take industrial action after the airline refused to include it in negotiations of a staff benefits review. The airline only
I never tire of Rome. No matter how many times I visit, there’s always something new to discover – be it a museum, a fresco, a funky bar or a tempting gelateria. The hotel scene is changing too and visitors now have far more choice than ever before, with cosy B&Bs, sleek suites and trendy
The rise of exchange-traded funds has made entire groups of stocks “nothing but chits in a bizarre game of stock market roulette,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday.
A cynic takes apart the Heathrow Airport Christmas ad at their peril. This is the third winter in which Europe’s busiest airport has sought to counter the darkening skies with a heartwarming message involving animatronic bears that share transportational DNA with Paddington. In 2016, the message across the ursine universe was: “Coming home – the
A Flybe flight that nosedived at a rate of 4,300 feet a minute was down to an incorrect autopilot setting, according to an incident report this morning. The aircraft dropped 500 feet in 18 seconds, according to the report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), falling to 928 feet. During the steep descent, the
Ryanair has sacked the six cabin crew who staged a photo of themselves sleeping on the floor at Malaga Airport last month. The airline employees from Porto were stranded in Spain on 13 October by Storm Leslie in Portugal. The image of them sleeping on the floor quickly went viral, with many citing it as
Wynn Resorts shares declined more than 12 percent during after-hours trading as the company missed estimates in its quarterly earnings.
Elegantly wrapped around its spectacular harbour and posing against the backdrop of over 100 secluded beaches, Sydney is undoubtedly Australia’s most photogenic city. With buzzing markets, scenic coastal walks and world-class museums, it’s no wonder that newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to jet off to New South Wales’ sunny capital earlier this year.
Separately, Heathrow Express and Transport for London trains between the airport and London Paddington are heavily disrupted because of Network Rail carrying out “urgent repairs to the track between Hayes & Harlington and London Paddington”. It appears that there is a broken rail between Ealing Broadway and West Ealing, and while engineers are working to repair
Spain’s tourism minister has met with UK tour operators to discuss contingency plans to ensure millions of British tourists can still visit her country in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Reyes Maroto is holding talks this week with the heads of some of Britain’s biggest travel companies, including Thomas Cook, to draw up proposals in case the UK crashes