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News Tag: holidaymakers

June 21, 2011

Travel chaos looms as Virgin Atlantic pilots vote to strike

by Kay Mitchell
”Travel
Holidaymakers look set to have their summer travel plans disrupted after it emerged today that Virgin Atlantic pilots have voted for industrial action – the first time in the airline’s 32-year history. According to the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) union, 97% of its members voted for strike action after pay talks with the company collapsed. Balpa said that ...




August 18, 2010

Kiss Flights collapses leaving 13,000 passengers overseas

by Kay Mitchell
”Kiss
Approximately 13,000 British holidaymakers are stranded abroad after budget travel firm Kiss Flights has collapsed. The firm, which operated flights to Greece, Egypt, Turkey and the Canary Islands, is the latest in a long line of travel firms that have recently gone bust. The collapse has meant the travel plans of 60,000 Britons are ruined during peak season. However, the Civil Aviation ...




December 21, 2009

Allbury Travel Group enters administration

by Kay Mitchell
”Allbury
There is more disappointment today for Christmas travellers after it emerged that Hertfordshire-based Allbury Travel Group has been placed into administration. The company, which traded as Libra Holidays, Argo Holidays and JetLife, ceased trading at midnight. It specialised in holidays to Greece and Cyprus and has left 100 customers overseas, while a further 4,000 had forward bookings. The news comes just a few days after ...




August 20, 2009

Which? issues online currency exchange warning

by David Masters
Which? issues online currency exchange warning
Consumer advice magazine Which? has warned Brits planning a holiday overseas to watch out for hidden charges on online currency exchange services. Competitive exchange rates offered by online providers may be tempting, Which? said, but additional charges such as credit card transaction fees and delivery fees can make online currency services more expensive than the high street. Dan Moore, senior researcher at Which?, ...




April 7, 2009

Beware the myth of ‘commission free’ exchange rates

by David Masters
Beware the myth of 'commission free' exchange rates
British holidaymakers are being misled into believing that a 'commission free' exchange means they are getting the best deal for their holiday money. Online currency provider FairFX said many Brits are unaware that the exchange rate is just as important as the commission fee in determining how much of a foreign currency they're getting for their pound. On the high street, ...




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