Cruises 2019: Caribbean island holiday update: Opened ports after Hurricane Irma and Maria | Cruise | Travel

Last year, many of the Caribbean islands were badly hit by both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. The former made landfall in Florida Keys on 10 September while Hurricane Maria landed on 20 September, hitting Puerto Rico. The latter is the worst natural disaster on record to affect Dominica and Puerto Rico with the death toll still unconfirmed. With cruise ship routes popular throughout the Caribbean, some islands such as Barbados, Bahamas and the Dominican Republic were only mildly affected. Which ports were affected the worst by the hurricanes and…

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Majorca and Menorca beach holiday resorts hit by ‘mini-tsunami’ in viral video | Travel News | Travel

A number of viral videos have captured the shocking moment popular beach resorts in Majorca and Menorca are hit by ‘mini-tsunamis’. In the videos, water surges from the beaches and flows through the town. Waves as high as five feet smashed the coast with bars and restaurants being affected. People watch on as umbrellas and loungers are swept away by the water, and a car attempts to drive through. The meteotsunamis, also known as meteorological tsunamis, occur when changes in barometric pressure are detected. This causes the large waves to…

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Cruises 2018: Money tips to avoid overspending on additional charges on holiday | Cruise | Travel

Cruise holidays are continuing to rise in popularity with UK travellers who want to see the world without booking lots of flights. The ease of travel can often come at a steep cost, thanks to the luxury of three-course meals and amazing amenities onboard the ship. While many trips are all-inclusive, this sometimes doesn’t include everything onboard, leaving holidaymakers with a shocking fee at the end of the trip. Travel Money Club founder Don Clark has given his best advice on how to keep track of spending when on a…

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Tourist warning: Strict medication laws in holiday destinations could see visitors jailed | Travel News | Travel

Tourists travelling abroad who need medication may be breaking the law, even if it is prescribed. Common medicine that can be bought over the counter, even flu medication or cold tablets could fall foul of the rules. A number of tourists travelling to popular holiday destinations such as Dubai and Egypt have found themselves in trouble with government authorities due to a lack of awareness of the laws. Kate Taylor, a pharmacist at LloydsPharmacy, spoke to Express.co.uk about certain countries that could confuse travellers. Checking the ingredients is something that…

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Luton Airport bank holiday strikes: Will YOUR flight be affected? | Travel News | Travel

Luton Airport strikes will occur over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend as workers dispute pay and zero hours contracts. But will a strike disrupt your bank holiday holiday plans? It is known strikes in the past have led to cancelled flights and delays. A Sky News Breaking posted this evening explains that staff from multiple departments are striking. It reads: “The Unite union says workers at London Luton Airport including baggage handlers, firefighters and security staff are to stage strikes over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in disputes over pay…

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Cornwall weather forecast: Met Office finds hot weather to return during May bank holiday | Travel News | Travel

Cornwall will see thousands of staycationers flock to its sandy beaches during the summer months of 2018. As the UK’s most southwestern point, the region ends at Land’s End, with the iconic signpost pointing to a number of different destinations. As staycation holidays look to continue in 2018, the weather forecast for British holidaymakers during the next bank holiday weekend may entice many to head to the coast this May. The Met Office has predicted much warmer weather. What is the weather forecast for Cornwall during May bank holiday weekend?…

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