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How to spot a hidden camera in your Airbnb

How to spot a hidden camera in your Airbnb

Sign up to Simon Calder’s free travel email for expert advice and money-saving discounts Get Simon Calder’s Travel email The rise of home rental services such as Airbnb has been swift in changing the way we holiday – but there’s a potential dark side too. Several stories about holidaymakers finding hidden cameras in rental properties...

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Fears British holidaymakers face summer of travel hell sparked by strike action after easyJet pilots reject £200,000 pay deal

Fears British holidaymakers face summer of travel hell sparked by strike action after easyJet pilots reject £200,000 pay deal

British holidaymakers may face a summer of travel chaos after easyJet pilots rejected a pay deal which would see some salaries rise to almost £200,000. The failed deal means employees have moved one step closer to strike action after the deal was turned down in a ballot which ended on Friday. EasyJet management will now...

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Mini-heatwave comes to crashing end as thunder and lightning hit UK

Mini-heatwave comes to crashing end as thunder and lightning hit UK

The Met Office has updated its yellow weather warning for South West England. The warning removed parts of south and southwest England and West Wales, while including more of northern England. The likelihood of thunderstorms and heavy rain impact was also increased in the update, while the timing was delayed by an hour. The yellow...

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Maps reveal exact time thunderstorms will hit UK today with rain and flooding

Maps reveal exact time thunderstorms will hit UK today with rain and flooding

THE Met Office has revealed the exact time “heavy thunderstorms” are set to hit Britain today, bringing in travel chaos and flooding. The forecaster has also warned that flooding in some places could cause “danger to life”. 9 Bournemouth beach-goers made the most of the weekend earlier this morningCredit: BNPS 9 The Met Office has...

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British tourists issued urgent ‘do not travel warning’ to 24 countries

British tourists issued urgent ‘do not travel warning’ to 24 countries

The Foreign Office has warned British travellers to avoid these 24 countries amid political uprisings, high crime rates and dangerous demonstrations. The government have updated their list to include eight more countries deemed “too dangerous” for Brits this year. They have also warned that anyone choosing to travel to these countries may invalidate their travel...

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Sea Rider Competition for Early Career Researchers

Sea Rider Competition for Early Career Researchers

British High Commission to Canada invites applicants to join the crew of an ice capable ship on a 3–4-day voyage through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, travelling between Québec City, Québec and St. John’s, Newfoundland. Participants will experience life on-board a ship that routinely hosts scientists. They will also have a chance to meet some...

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Government told e-gates no longer reliable after latest meltdown

Government told e-gates no longer reliable after latest meltdown

Sign up to Simon Calder’s free travel email for expert advice and money-saving discounts Get Simon Calder’s Travel email The prospect of further airport chaos has been raised with a warning to the government that the e-gates system which automatically checks travellers’ passports is no longer reliable – following yet another nationwide meltdown. Airports including...

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Is Mexico safe for tourists right now?

Is Mexico safe for tourists right now?

Sign up to Simon Calder’s free travel email for expert advice and money-saving discounts Get Simon Calder’s Travel email The killing of two Australian brothers and their American friend while on a surfing trip in the Baja California peninsula has raised safety concerns over travel to Mexico. San Diego resident Jack Carter Rhoad, along with...

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Italy travel chaos as factory fire sees flights grounded by huge smoke cloud

Italy travel chaos as factory fire sees flights grounded by huge smoke cloud

A huge factory fire in Italy has caused travel chaos with flights grounded due to a massive cloud of smoke seen for miles. The Alpitronic factory, which specializes in manufacturing charging stations for electric cars, in Bolzano is currently ablaze, with terrifying pictures and videos showing bright orange flames engulfing the building. A massive smoke cloud is seen...

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Airport chaos as e-gates fail again – what went wrong?

Airport chaos as e-gates fail again – what went wrong?

Sign up to Simon Calder’s free travel email for expert advice and money-saving discounts Get Simon Calder’s Travel email Tens of thousands of airline passengers arriving at airports across the UK faced waits of several hours last night after another collapse of the e-gates system that automatically checks passports. The IT failure took over four...

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Travel chaos at Heathrow and major UK airports over Border Force issue

Travel chaos at Heathrow and major UK airports over Border Force issue

There were indications that planes may have been delayed and stacked up in the air to prevent increasing the pressure on queues of passengers waiting to have their documents manually processed by Border Force officers. Dominic Baliszewski, co-founder of a PR company, said: “Apparently Heathrow isn’t letting planes land and doesn’t have a real plan....

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