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The weakness of the pound against the euro could mean more Britons are visiting places prone to malaria, travel association Abta said today. Abta said trips to France and Spain could be replaced by visits to malaria-prone locations like India and Africa. More than 1,500 UK travellers returned with malaria last year.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - May 12th 2008
A Travel agent has been named the cheapest place to convert foreign currency, offering better value than banks and the Post Office. Which? said First Choice offered the best deals for holidaymakers looking to buy $500, charging a total of £260.42. Marks & Spencer came in second place, charging £260.69, followed by HSBC at £261.10. Thomas Cook was the most expensive, with consumers paying £274.73.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - June 25th 2008
More than two in five A-roads in the UK are inadequate, according to a new star-rating system. 40 per cent of the A-roads are no better than two Star, according to a report from the IAM trust, formerly the institute of advanced motorists.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - December 3rd 2007
The QE2 cruise ship ran aground as she came into her home port to make her final call, owner Cunard said today. A spokesman for the firm was unable to say exactly where the grounding happened, but the BBC said the vessel touched the bottom at the Brambles sandbank near Calshot, Southampton, with three tugs attached to her stern. Thousands of people are flocking to Southampton today to bid a fond farewell to the famous vessel before it leaves on its final voyage.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 11th November 2008
London is moving a step closer to continental Europe today as Channel Tunnel train company Eurostar starts its fastest services in Paris and Brussels from a new international terminal. After 13 years based at Waterloo station in south London, Eurostar is moving to St. Pancras station which has undergone an £800 million facelift. At just after 11am, he first Eurostar train was due to leave St Pancras for Paris. The journey will take just two hours 15 minutes.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 14th September 2007
Record-breaking numbers of British tourists are heading to New York to pick up a bargain and to explore its world-famous shops, the city’s tourism firm says. The UK is th city’s number one international travel market with more than 1.1million people visiting in 2006. The typical visitor spends 235 dollars (£112) per day.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 13th November 2007
The 2012 Olympics could provide a £3 billion boost to the UK tourist industry. It could act as a trigger to outperform global tourism growth by 50% in the four years before and the four years after the Games but there could be a 4.3% decline in growth in the Games year itself. Travelodge, the budget hotel company, reviewed data from previous Olympic host cities.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 5th September 2007
An International development charity today warned students it may be better to travel the world rather than take part in overseas gap-year aid projects which do little to help developing countries. Voluntary Service Overseas said the gap-year industry was increasingly catering to the needs of students rather than those of the target communities.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 14th August 2007
Boeing today unveiled its new green 787 Dream liner aircraft. The 250-seater plane will fly for the first time this autumn and go into passenger service next May. Forty-six customers have ordered 642 Dreamliners at a price of around £80 million each. Boeing says the plane will use 20% less fuel per passenger than similarly sized aircraft.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - July 9 2007
American Express Insurance Services (AEIS) polled over 10,000 Britons about their holiday spending habits. The survey revealed the most popular items bought before travelling were maps and guide books (74%), shopping for holiday clothes (58%) and getting a hair cut (53%)

Travel/TourismAEIS – August 2006
More Britons than ever before want to turn their dreams of a new life abroad into a reality, according to a poll.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel – 3rd August 2006
New statistics show that 56% of gap years taken in the UK are by the over 25’s and perhaps more surprisingly 38% of all gap years taken are by the over 55’s.

Travel/TourismAmerican Express – July 2006
The number of visitors to London's tourist attractions fell last year with would be travellers put off by the July bombings in the capital. Visits to attractions were down by 6% compared with 2004.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - February 13th 2006
One in 20 people have at least four holidays a year as the taste for more travel takes off according to new research today.

Travel/TourismThe Sentinel – 25th August 2005
More people traveled on buses and coaches last year than for a decade. There were 4.5 billion journeys made in 2004, a 2% increase on 2003 and the best figure for 10 years, a report from the Confederation of Passengers Transport showed.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel – 30th June 2005
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