Ryanair strikes: Airline reveals only 27 per cent of pilots backed action | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair has called on Irish trade union Forsa to cancel the Irish pilots strike due to take place on Thursday 12 July, calling it “unnecessary.” They asked for the the union to meet with the airline to negotiate, pointing out that just 27 percent of Irish pilots balloted backed the strike. Ryanair use over 350 pilots at its three Irish bases, Dublin Cork and Shannon. A notice was posted to Twitter on Friday. It stated: “Ryanair calls on FORSA Union to cancel next Thursday’s unnecessary Irish pilot strike, and take…

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Holidays 2018: Britons are top tourists to Ireland reveals Europcar research  | Travel News | Travel

Holidays in 2018 see Britons emerge as the top tourists visit Ireland, new research reveals. In its third Annual Tourism Index, car rental company Europcar Ireland revealed current tourist attitudes and trends.  From visiting a traditional Irish pub to meeting up with family, the research reveals what makes a trip to Ireland one to remember. The Europcar Ireland research shows that 27 per cent of foreign tourists who visited Ireland last year came from the UK. Visitors from the US were second most attracted to the Emerald Isle, with Americans…

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Abu Dhabi now cheaper for UK tourists as emirate reveals it’s cutting tourism fees | Travel News | Travel

Abu Dhabi – the capital of the United Arab Emirates – has reduced tourism fees from six per cent to just 3.5 per cent. These are the fees applied to hotel stays and dining at food and beverage outlets attached to hotels. Municipality fees have also been cut from four per cent to two per cent – hotel guests have to pay these on top of their hotel bill. Tourism fees apply to all guests staying at hotels, hotel apartments, guesthouses and holiday homes. Many high end restaurant add the tourism levy to bills on top of…

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Famous British landmarks: Survey reveals half of Britons can’t identify UK’s top monuments | Travel News | Travel

Famous British landmarks should be easy to recognise – after all they draw international tourists from all over the world – but a new study has shown that many Britons fail to identity even the most iconic buildings. A survey of 2,000 people in the UK was conducted by antique fireplace dealers Westland London to find out exactly how much they know about Britain’s famous monuments and landmarks.  The well-known sights included The Angel of the North, Westminster Abbey and Blackpool Tower. A surprising 55.5 per cent couldn’t identify famous national…

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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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Cruise Captain Tuvo reveals secrets onboard a ship during cruises at sea | Cruise | Travel

Cruise secrets that have been revealed over the years have opened up the world of the cruise holiday. From cruise crew parties to dirty cabins, many of the secrets may have been better to stay hidden. Yet with the cruise industry continuing to grow as more Britons take to the seas for their holiday, there is still much that remains a mystery. Express.co.uk spoke to Captain Tuvo from the ITV documentary “The Cruise” about some of the things he has learnt by being a captain onboard the Star Princess. Captain…

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