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Universal Orlando has gone Christmas mad with festive Harry Potter and Grinchmas shows.

THE Hogwarts’ PTA have a lot to answer for. Between the pet owl, magic wand and flying broomstick, the kit list for a year at the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is well out of control. Universal Orlando Resort Thankfully, parents of would...

EasyJet is flying to Tunisia next summer – first time since the 2015 Sousse massacre.

EASYJET will be flying to Tunisia from London Gatwick next summer. It will be the first time the airline has flown to the African country since the 2015 Sousse massacre. The airline announced that it will operate two flights a week from Gatwick to...

Best Northern Lights trips to book now with deals starting from £119pp.

THE Northern Lights are the most stunning natural phenomenon in the world and on many travellers’ bucket list. However, a holiday to see them doesn’t have to cost a fortune, with trips to experience the Aurora Borealis available on a b...

Overweight tourists could be fined £25k for taking donkey rides in Greece.

TOURISTS in Greece could be fined £25,000 if they are caught riding donkeys under new laws. Overweight riders on the island of Santorini are being advised to avoid using the animals as “taxi rides”. Concerns for the welfare of the donk...

Google’s 2019 Year in Search reveal Venice, Krakow and Berlin are the most popular city break destinations for Brits.

SPAIN might be the best country for holidays but it’s Venice, Krakow and Berlin that top the list for the most popular city break destination for Brits. That’s according to Google, who have just announced the results for their 2019 Yea...

Red weather warning issued for Turkish holiday resorts as tourists brace for storms and flooding.

TURKISH holidaymakers have been warned of heavy storms and flooding following a red weather alert at resorts across the coast. The warning affects Antalya, a popular holiday destination for Brits. Turkey’s General Directorate of Meteorology ...

Jetstar flight seconds from disaster as pilot FORGOT to lower the wheels as he was coming in to land.

TWO Jetstar pilots narrowly avoided disaster after they forgot to lower the wheels of a flight just 4km from the runway following an emergency alarm. The crew were forced to abort two attempts at landing at an airport in Australia due to a “...

Disney is opening its first EVER Mickey Mouse-themed ride next year.

DISNEY World have announced they are are opening their first Mickey and Minnie Mouse ride next year. It will be the first time a ride has been dedicated to Mickey in his 92 years. The ride, called Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, will op...

How to use ‘back-to-back ticketing’ to get cheap flights if you have two trips that are close together.

IF you have two trips to the same destination coming up, you could save by using a trick known as “back-to-back ticketing”. But be warned – while not illegal, it’s hated by airlines and some could even ban you for it. It...

Swim with killer whales in the wild on your next holiday from £200.

BRITS raised on the 1990’s Free Willy blockbusters will want to add this to the holiday bucket list – swimming with killer whales in the wild. The excursion, which costs £208 per person, takes place in northern Norway in the village of...

The new button in the cockpit that means even PASSENGERS could land a plane.

BECOMING a pilot is notoriously difficult, with training taking years and often at huge expense. But now landing a plane can be as easy as pressing a button, and even passengers can do it too. Garmin International Inc is launching an innovative ne...

Family furious after Tui ‘charges them £400 to visit snow village that was half built and not open’.

A FAMILY is furious after paying TUI almost £400 to visit a “snow village” in Finland, which they say is only half finished and not even officially open. Clare Gates and her family were on a holiday in the country and decided to go on ...

Flight attendant explains how much water to drink to avoid jet lag and you need nearly 13 glasses on a flight to Florida.

YOU need to be drinking a lot more water than you think to avoid jet lag, according to flight crew. A flight attendant has revealed that you could need up to 13 glasses of water on a flight to Florida. The crew member, who works for Air France, sa...

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Mum’s ‘mothership suitcase’ packing tip takes the pain out of family holidays.

PACKING for a family holiday is tough, especially if it’s taking place in a tent. So one Aussie mum’s solution of lumping items together by days, instead of by person, has the power to take a big headache out of travelling. Bree Neesha...

Online check-in is ruining your only chance of getting an upgrade on a flight.

YOU could be scuppering your chances of a free upgrade next time you fly if you check in online. Flight attendants have revealed how you are missing out on fancier seats if you don’t head to the check-in desks at the airport. A British Airwa...

Hotel guests are now nicking MATTRESSES – and 5* places don’t even report thefts to police.

HOTEL guests are now stealing mattresses from their rooms, with some of them costing thousands of pounds each. Even more surprising is that hotels, in particular five-star chains, are unlikely to report the theft to the police. While many visitors...

Disneyland are closing their Haunted Mansion attraction for months.

DISNEYLAND are closing their popular Haunted Mansion attraction for months next year, meaning bad news for visitors during the spring half term. The theme park in California will be shutting the ride from January 21 for renovation works. According...

Former Boeing employee who warned of 737 MAX problems expected to testify.

Boeing spokesman Gordon Johndroe said on Monday that "although Mr. Pierson did not provide specific information or detail about any particular defect or quality issue, Boeing took his concerns about 737 production disruption seriously."

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How airlines fix damaged planes with ‘speed tape’ – and it’s perfectly safe.

EAGLE-EYED passengers may have occasionally spotted what appears to be pieces of duct tape patching a plane together. And it’s even more worrying when you see it being applied to the aircraft just before you fly. But despite appearances, it&...

EasyJet’s Flexi fare can help you beat the school holiday price hike – here’s how.

SCHOOL holidays, whether during half term or over the summer months, can mean huge hikes in the prices of flights. But there is an easy way you can “trick” the system and book the same flights for a fraction of the price thanks to easy...

Cyprus airport that hosted the rich and famous now lies abandoned with its last passenger jet decaying on the tarmac.

FORTY five years ago, Nicosia International Airport in Cyprus saw its last passenger jet land. Since then, the formerly bustling airport has been left frozen in time – the only things to change since 1974 are the fading paintwork and rusting...

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What is London Resort and when does it open?

THIS massive £3.5billion theme park is set to open just outside London and is billed as one of the most ambitious theme park projects ever in Europe. But what is it all about and when is it expected to open its doors to the public? What is London ...

Heathrow Express passengers treated to a surprise panto performance of Cinderella on board airport train.

PASSENGERS on board the Heathrow Express were surprised and delighted after being treated to a surprise panto performance on board. The show took just 15 minutes on a service from London Paddington to Heathrow. The performance was held by the Natu...

Butlin’s is launching a stunning new live show featuring circus and dance acts next year.

BUTLIN’S is launching a stunning new live show just in time for February half term next year. Electric Circus will feature a variety of circus, dance and gymnastics acts, all showcased with the help of lights and video screens. In a teaser o...

Ryanair rejects almost 100% of compensation claims – but here’s how you can improve your chances.

IN certain circumstances, air passengers are able to claim compensation for delayed and cancelled flights under EU law. But Ryanair has been accused of rejecting almost 100 per cent of valid compensation claims submitted by its customers. Under EU...

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