As with the majority of the British population, we all consider ourselves (as British) to be polite, courteous and slightly over cautious about manners –you only have to read the @VeryBritishProblems twitter feed to know what we mean, with tweets such as ‘Doing the awkward half-walk half-run across the pelican crossing and thanking traffic despite you having priority’ underlining how awkwardly polite the British are.
These manners don’t seem to translate across into real-life situations, however, with many people reporting that Brits on holiday are some of the most rude they’ve ever come across.
A diving instructor from Wales has discovered a cave more than half a mile underground. Martyn Farr, 63, from Crickhowell, started diving the day of the discovery by plunging through a 350-feet-long underwater passage which led to an open cave system, filled with stalactites and stalagmites.
Carrying 65lbs of scuba equipment with him, he managed to swim, climb and explore his way through the system of underground tunnels before it bought him out into the stunningly naturally-beautiful cave system – something which he has affectionately nicknamed, ‘Avalon Hall’ after the legend of King Arthur.
The transport company Eurostar have been hit with a new wave of booking after holidaymakers have waited until the World Cup is over to book time away from home.
The ‘World Cup’ effect also meant that in recent weeks whilst the tournament has still been on, not as many people have been using the service which transports people on a high-speed rail service between high-profile European cities such as Paris, London and Brussels. Many people have delayed or postponed their spending on leisure and travel until the suspense of the competition has fizzled out after the final.
Every month we choose one lucky customer who has written us a lovely review on our Trust Pilot page and award them with a £15 Amazon voucher to say thank you. Every month we struggle to choose a winner as we receive so many lovely comments ranging from all aspects from sales to claims, emergency assistance to live chat, as well as mentioning names of particular staff members who have been extra helpful.
We read every single one of the reviews we receive. When staff members are praised through a customer review, we always make sure that these are passed over to the advisor to also say a big thank you from us for ensuring our customers are happy and praise their exceptional level of service. Continue reading
Jamie Norman, 27, was on holiday in Benidorm, Spain when a mechanical error with the theme park ride he was on meant that he was left with severe facial injuries, as well as sustaining injuries to his legs and arms.
The VertiGo slide in Aqualandia, Benidorm is one of the world’s tallest waterslides. Adrenaline junkies stand in a capsule 110ft in the air, where a trapdoor opens and they plummet down a steep slide into the water. Continue reading
Last month, the European Commission (EC) announced that a further update had been made to the existing European Union roaming regulations, which is excellent news for any holidaymakers thinking of making a trip to a country in the European Economic Area (EEA). With this in mind, it’s worth emphasising that the EEA includes all 28 members of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.
The EC first introduced European Union roaming regulations in 2007, and in doing so, capped roaming charges on mobile devices at 0.49 cents per minute for outgoing calls, though texting and data usage were largely unregulated as part of the original batch of regulations. Fortunately, the most recent update to the regulations features a far more comprehensive range of measures, ultimately allowing you to be far more relaxed with you mobile device usage when holidaying in countries located in the EEA.
Despite Britain having a consistently grey and miserably overcast skyline, a reputation for being one of the wettest places on Earth, and home to the world’s first umbrella shop, it has been revealed that a significant majority of British holidaymakers return from their travels abroad still in holiday clothes, including flip flops.
A study, conducted by sunshine.co.uk found that in a survey of over 2,000 British adults who had been on a sunshine break in the past 12 months, over 67% of them said they had been dressed inappropriately for the weather, wearing clothes suitable for their holiday location rather than the current UK weather.
Whilst most of us have some form of bucket list, an ultimate travel list of things to see or do before we die, British Airways has now revealed an alternative – the list of 40 things to do before you turn 40.
The list, which was compiled to celebrate the airline’s 40th anniversary this year, includes things like belly-dancing in Morocco, taking a selfie with Mickey Mouse and going to Tijuana for the famous Spring Break holiday.
For those wanting to relive their youth, visiting some of Ibiza’s world-famous clubs such as Pacha or DC10 could result in them fulfilling the first trip on the British Airways list. A cavernous club that can hold just over 3,000 people each night, famous DJ’s regularly do sets in Pacha, the club that is also described as ‘a sea of mirror balls’. Continue reading
When you hear the words ‘holiday’ and ‘injury’ in the same sentence, you assume it’s something like a broken foot because you tripped whilst attempting a breath-taking performance of the swan dive on your way into the 4ft deep swimming pool, or it’s a broken arm because you fell awkwardly after one too many sangrias. But you never think of people sustaining injuries whilst either on their way to spend time abroad or on their way back home, where it’s been revealed that a third of British holidaymakers have hurt themselves.