The summer sails | Cruise | Travel

ALAMY The stunning Geirangerfjord in Norway HELI-FLIGHTS IN THE FJORDS Let nature do the talking on this Princess Cruises (0344 338 8663/princess.com) voyage to Norway where granite cliffs and towering mountains form a dramatic backdrop to the rugged fjords that cut into the Norwegian coastline. Geirangerfjord is the pearl of them all and hailed as one of the world’s most beautiful, where visitors can go on adrenaline-busting speedboat rides or paddle across the peaceful waters on a kayak. In Stavanger, take to the skies on an exciting helicopter ride, or…

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Video and pictures show tigers introduced to new home at Knowsley Safari in Liverpool | Travel News | Travel

Two Amur tigers, named Sinda and Bira, have recently moved into their new home at Knowsley Safari in the northwestern UK city. Open to the public on 26 May, the new and interactive space allows visitors to stand right next to the majestic big cats. Incredible photos show excited little visitors just a few feet from the stripey beasts, separated by only a wall of glass. “We’ve been developing our new tiger habitat for more than a year and can’t wait for guests to see it,” said Eveline De Wolf,…

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Video reveals moment lorry driver pulls off incredible manoeuvre to avoid motorway crash | Travel News | Travel

In footage captured by a dash cam, the lorry – from French haulage firm Bertrand Meledo –  can be seen travelling at high speed. In the distance a blue van pulls into the middle lane from the left, in front of the approaching white lorry. However, on switching lanes, the blue van driver immediately applies the brakes. With not enough warning or time to stop, the lorry driver seems to manage the impossible. He swerves into the left-hand lane, slipping perfectly into the rapidly decreasing gap between the blue van…

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Extra legroom seats designed by PearsonLloyd for tall people are unveiled | Travel News | Travel

Economy seats rarely provide enough room for those blessed with height, leaving passengers little option than to squeeze their limbs into the tiny space available and endure several hours of discomfort. Thankfully, there could well be a light at the end of the tunnel thanks to new airline seats. A design company has unveiled a style that solves the issue of cramped leg room. PearsonLloyd’s new design sees the headrest separated from the back and attached through a central spine that runs along the back of the chair. This affords…

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Could overhead lockers in airplanes be locked? | Travel News | Travel

However, the high value of such belongings in cabin baggage is resulting in a worrying number of travellers risking their lives – and those of others – in a bid to save their personal effects during emergency evacuations. Experts are now calling for airlines to lock overhead bins during flights to prevent such action. The call to introduce remote controlled lockers was made in a new report called “Emergency Evacuation of Commercial Passenger Aeroplanes” by the Royal Aeronautical Society. “The widespread ownership of smart phones has led to an increasing amount of photographic…

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SHOCK WARNING: ‘No doubt fares will rise’ Ryanair’s O’Leary warns holidaymakers | Travel News | Travel

The cost of air flights will rise, warned Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, as Ryanair released its annual results for 2018 with revenue up eight per cent. Mr O’Leary told Bloomberg: “Currently oil prices are up to close to $80 a barrel. “Now I think that’s going to lead to a major shake out in the industry as early as this winter. “Some of those loss-making airlines couldn’t make money when oil was at $40 a barrel, they certainly can’t survive this winter oil at $80 a barrel. “So it is…

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