Archive for October, 2011

THAILAND FLOOD

Tourists warned to avoid Bangkok as waters rise

Rising floodwaters has meant British holidaymakers have been warned to avoid all but essential travel to the Thai capital, prompting a mass evacuation from the city.   Evacuation orders have been sent to tens of thousands of people in the […]

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Antarctic

Want an in depth view of the stunning polar regions?

The Foreign Office has published new Polar Regions pages on the website to complement the BBC series Frozen Planet. The pages are designed to tell you more about the

Northern Lights

First space tourism experience launched

Spaceport Sweden has collaborated with the ICEHOTEL, Kiruna Airport and Scandinavian Airlink to launch an exclusive space tourism experience that will allow clients to get an even closer

Only 1 in 5 people feel informed about the aid given by the UK Government to developing countries

  Latest results from IDS' UK Public Opinion Monitor (UKPOM) suggest that low levels of public awareness of how aid is spent is damaging public support for UK Government aid

Winter Sun

Winter sun and summer sun all wrapped up in one travel insurance policy

With summer in the UK coming to an end and the economic gloom persisting, many great offers on winter sunshine breaks are coming on the market, to beat

Earthquke

British Red Cross launches appeal for homeless quake survivors

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help tens of thousands of people left homeless by the recent earthquake in Turkey. Volunteers and staff from the Turkish

Britain - Airport Stock

Ryanair boss plans to double the size of the airline

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has revealed expansion plans that would make the company one of the biggest airlines in the world, introducing routes to Scandinavia, Poland, Hungary and

Ocean Cruises

Ocean cruises generate billions of Euros

It almost goes without saying ocean cruises these days generate some pretty hefty bucks - in fact, billions of Euros annually, to be exact. And there seems little

Hurricane

Hurricane Rina has its eye on Cancun

Hurricane Rina is predicted to turn into a ‘major’ storm mid-week and hit the holiday resort in Mexico, Cancun.   The Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) has forecasted the weather

Piracy will be hit hard

UK outlines robust measures to tackle piracy

Speaking at the British Chamber of Shipping, Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham today outlined the UK’s ongoing commitment to tackle piracy off the coast of East Africa. Minister for