How accommodating: Are hotels leading the charge for greener travel?

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In a recent YouGov poll, the environment was named as the third most pressing issue facing Britain after Brexit and health. Sustainable travel is no longer the preserve of hemp-wearing “crusties” but a significant international consumer movement. Yet according to the Conscious Bedroom Report, released at this year’s Independent Hotel Show in London, 76% of holidaymakers feel that hotels could…

The rise and fall of the package holiday

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The demise of Thomas Cook, a travel industry titan, has generated plenty of airtime. Newspaper headlines have focused on refund frustration, stranded holidaymakers and deserted beaches following the company going into administration, but where did it all go wrong? To many of us there is an incredulity surrounding the collapse of the world’s oldest travel company, the founder of affordable…

Wanderlust for life: Why travel is good for you, whatever your age

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We’re not getting any younger. The World Health Organization has predicted that the percentage of the population over 60 will have nearly doubled by 2050. But unlike previous generations we’re not simply downing tools at retirement age. Instead, we’re witnessing a boom in older travellers, who now more than ever before have the ways, means and inclination to get out…

Not EU too: 6 alternative city breaks

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Going anywhere nice this year? Perhaps you’ve put your travel plans on hold in the face of the UK’s ongoing political uncertainty? If so, you might be in the minority as tour operators are reporting a surge in bookings by British holidaymakers seeking far-flung escapes. Unsurprisingly searches have soared in recent months for non-EU holidays. Fears surrounding passport and visa…