Category Archives: Travel Industry News

Smartphone Travel Apps are Evolving

Every day it seems there is a new smartphone app for us to try. We might explore them while waiting for a bus, riding a train or just whenever we have some extra time on our hands.  During the holiday …


easyJet Launch a Degree for Pilots

Low-cost airline easyJet has teamed up with Middlesex University to offer the UK’s first airline-backed UK degree course for pilots.


World’s Biggest Airport Open at Last

The world’s biggest airport, which is also expected to become the busiest within a decade, has finally welcomed its first commercial passenger plane despite opening its doors way back in June 2010.


Chaos at Gatwick as Airport Suffers Powercut

Gatwick Airport’s south terminal is effectively closed as a power cut in the building, thought to be caused by heavy rain, adds to earlier flight delays caused by fog.


New Sources Of Travel Information Make Planning Easy

Not all that long ago, planning travel meant a trip to a local library to search through books and magazines for information about places we might visit.  Those guidebooks and magazines are still around, but supplementing traditional travel planning tools …


UK Heatwave Set to Continue

Believe it or not but the heat wave currently hitting many parts of the UK is set to continue for at least another week according to forecasters.


Cruise Line Waves Good Bye To Europe

Right now, Carnival Sunshine is sailing a 9-night itinerary in the Mediterranean.  The rebuilt ship, formerly known as Carnival Destiny, will visit Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples and Messina in Italy as well as some other iconic destinations.  Onboard, the mostly North …


Costa Concordia Saga Continues, Perhaps Indefinitely

It seems as though the tale of the Costa Concordia is never going to end.  The ship still sits off the coast of Italy, looking not much different than it did when grounded in January 2012..  The captain is on …


High Tech Intranet System Expands Cruise Ship Communication Options

Cruise vacations are more inclusive by nature in many areas when compared to travel on land.  At sea, cruise fares commonly includes meals and accommodations along with entertainment as travelers sail from place to place.  On land, hotel packages might …


Heathrow T2 Gets New Name

Airports are constantly trying to keep up with demand while providing travelers with a pleasant experience whether waiting for flights, making connections, arriving or departing from places all over the world.  Ongoing work at London’s’ Heathrow airport has addressed the …