Why travellers are avoiding Paris during the Olympics!
Demand for flights and hotels fall in Paris until after the Olympics, Venice tourist tax could go up to €10 next year, and what do you call a sad strawberry? Glasgow hotel seeks a breakfast banter butler. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Grand tours… price of average package holiday is edging towards £1,000. Gulp!
Jet2 confirms its package holiday prices have risen to £830 with “modest” increases expected this summer, all flights from the UK to Berlin for the Euros final on Sunday are booked out and airline passengers can claim compensation if the pilot calls in sick in landmark court ruling! Welcome to
Not all summer holidays have to be hot! Discover some of the coolest destinations to beat the heat
If you want to turn away from the heat of the Mediterranean here’s a round-up of some cooler climes at home in the UK and away!
Ibiza, Morocco and Turkey revealed as cheapest last-minute summer holiday destinations
IBIZA is the cheapest destination for a holiday in Spain, airport trouble at Manchester and Heathrow and a trend called raw dogging is taking off! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Tourists turned away as Mediterranean heatwave leaves island short of water
IT'S 39C in Sicily today with B&Bs turning tourists away, Just Stop Oil eco-activists rip into the fence at Stansted Airport and Which? magazine reviews the best sunscreens! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read, weekly travel round-up…
U-turn on hand luggage rules as high-tech scanner glitches cause more airport queues!
SURVEY says we typically overspend £155 on holiday, the pound booms against the euro and why we can expect to queue at airports this summer. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
French food off the menu in favour of Italian and Spanish!
French tourist board finds holidaymakers prefer Spanish and Italian food, Emirates boss Sir Tim Clarke says Heathrow looks like a Second World War facility, and a drink on board a plane could kill us! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Naples, Johannesburg and Lima named world’s top foodie havens!
TIME Out tells us the 20 best cities to eat on the planet, Spanish protesters threaten to storm beaches and bring airports to a standstill and hotel rooms in New York reach £235 a night! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Grab a £17 summer flight bargain… or if you want to take your dog that’ll be £6k!
MICHAEL O'Leary says flight prices should remain lower than expected this year, Mount Fuji authorities clamp down on the numbers of hikers and Venice’s €5 tourist tax has been branded a failure! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Albania to become new Mediterranean gem while farther north Vilnius is Europe’s cheapest city break!
TUI hints at making Albania its next big Mediterranean holiday destination, passengers could face flight cancellations this summer following the ongoing crisis with Boeing aircraft and Vilnius has been named the cheapest city break in Europe! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
As the rain pours Spain soars: Last-minute bookings boom but flights prices are up 40%!
THE wifi goes down at Heathrow causing chaos at passport control, Britons flee the wind and rain this May and Brighton Pier will begin charging a £1 entry fee! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Bank holiday boom for staycations… with a side order of jams!
EXPECT bank holiday mayhem on the roads, Cunard’s Queen Anne sails into Southampton with our fave cruise expert Kathy Taylor aboard and the Mona Lisa could be moved ahead of the Paris Olympics! Welcome to your fact-packed weekly travel round-up
Places to Peruse: Lima’s best kept secrets!
ANTICUCHOS are the tastiest street food in Lima. You might turn your nose up to when you hear what it is but once you’ve tried them, you’ll love them!
Book now! Flight prices fall in time for summer holidays
Jet2 says more than half of its flights and package holidays have sold out for this summer, the EU border checks for Britons has been pushed back until 2025 and Venice charges €5 (£4.30) tourist tax for day-trippers. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
What’s happened to the Amalfi Coast? It’s the bargain package holiday of 2024!
EXPENSIVE holiday hotspots have become cheaper than traditionally low-cost beach destinations, 250,000 tickets for the Paris Olympics have gone on sale and Prince Harry tells the tourism industry to do more to protect communities. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Let’s get away in May: The top holiday hotspots!
CHAMPAGNE, Sicily, Memphis, Tbilisi, and Bali recommended for spring sunshine, Gatwick has been named the worst UK airport for flight delays and the world’s first factory to turn poo into jet fuel will open in Essex! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
The hidden side to Tenerife! Where to avoid Britons on the Canary Islands
BOOZY Britons told they’re not welcome, high-tech airport security scanners are delayed and the royals open up their homes this summer! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Easter weekend: Chaos, cancellations and chocolate egg concerns!
TWO million Britons are away and 11 million take a staycation, reports of bedbugs are up and theme parks will start surge pricing! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Brum fly with me: easyJet takes off from Birmingham, museum visits are down but magnets still attract
easyJet announces flights to Antalya, Kos, and Sharm this summer, some are still feeling anxious about visiting museums, and a souvenir fridge magnet is not tat, it’s good for our health! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
No more camel rides! easyJet bans animal attractions from its holiday tours
easyJet leads the way when it comes to responsible travel, holiday bookings are through the roof and the Glastonbury line-up is announced! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Far-flung destinations where even your pound goes further!
THE pound is back and stronger than it was a year ago, British Airways will start offering passengers free wifi and Airbnb is offering a one-night stay in St Paul’s Cathedral. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Why flight prices are climbing in 2024!
RYANAIR prices could soar 10pc, One Day fans to flock to Greek island of Paros, and Chalkmarks speaks to cruise expert Kathy Taylor about the ships being launched in 2024! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Meet the expert: Kathy Taylor gives us the lowdown on cruising for 2024!
MORE than 35 million people will set sail in 2024. That’s a record. Plus, 14 new ships will launch throughout the year. We start by asking Kathy: Why is everyone cruising?
Airports, airlines and cruises in record post-pandemic boom
ROYAL Caribbean makes sales history in first weeks of 2024, London’s BT Tower sells for £275 to become luxury hotel, and Tate gallery artworks hit the road! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Pix of the trip: Madeira
THINK green slopes, blue water, yellow sun and something good to drink. Plus, dolphins and no clocks. This is Madeira.
Surveying the holiday trends! Rounding up the UK’s top ten travel desires
COUPLES who adventure together, stay together, 70 per cent of us want to pick up a new skill when away and the Scilly Isles is the place Britons want to get to once in their lives. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Pole position! Krakow and Reykjavik are our favourites for city breaks
BRITONS ditch their favourite city breaks to Amsterdam and Barcelona, Finnair weighs passengers and demand for flights is higher than the amount of seats available. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
The travel editors’ special: Cruising, hotel costs and crossing continents!
A full English with baked beans? A five-star London hotel cost £1k a night and easyJet offers free trips to nana and granddad. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Live blog: Unlocking the sites and the city
WELCOME to the live blog – the first time we’re doing this at Chalkmarks. Natalie will be updating every step she takes as she trains to become a London tour guide. Get your coat!
Don’t let social media scams ruin your holiday!
One in three of us book holidays without any proper checks, airport security screening experience delays, and easyJet predicts soaring summer prices due to high demand! Welcome to your fact-pact, must-read weekly travel round-up
The Algarve awaits: All eyes on Faro for a summer getaway!
SAVE money by booking a flight to Europe two months in advance, Ryanair sells £12.99 air fares this January and Las Vegas starts fining (or jailing) tourists who take pictures from bridges on the Strip. Welcome to your must-read weekly travel round-up!
Pix of the trip: Albania
GRAB your phone, and get on TikTok for this one, we’re off to Albania! This country had its moment in the summer. It surprised everyone… especially the Albanians.
Dubai on the prize! Why the Emirate keeps topping holiday destination lists
TRIPADVISOR puts out its 2024 Travellers' Choice Awards, sportcations and getting relactive make up this year's holiday trends and Belfast plans to capitalise on being the home of Halloween. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up!
2024 great escapes: Spain, Germany, Vietnam and Shropshire!
ABTA reveals its top 10 “destination to watch”, Eurostar is told off for promoting cheap £39 train tickets and Ryanair is removed from booking.com!
2023: Where we were!
IT'S that time of year when we look back at where we travelled. Here are some of our favourite photos of 2023!
2023 travel round-up: The great escape!
JOIN us on a whistlestop tour of the last 12 months! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Best places to go on holiday in 2024!
TOP 100 city destinations revealed, Istanbul tops list for tourism growth in 2023 and expect more restrictions to tackle overtourism in 2024! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Is Ryanair charging for boarding passes?
RYANAIR has questions to answer over its latest charges, passenger numbers are up in November, and easyJet flies your letters to Santa in Lapland! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
How can we go green when sustainable travel has a bad reputation?
VIRGIN Atlantic flies from London to New York fuelled by “chip fat” oil, No Eurostar services from Amsterdam to London for six months, and, Chalkmarks is away… Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
The big autumn travel statement: What to watch out for in 2024!
FROM jet-setting to set-jetting, Black Friday travel deals are genuine and why Riga is best for Christmas markets! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Why Turkey is not just for Christmas! Guess which country has eclipsed France as our holiday favourite
TURKEY rises up the holiday charts, Britons are booking more staycations than trips abroad and Heathrow became the fourth busiest airport on the planet! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Suitcases at the ready: Where to travel and when in 2024!
WHERE Britons want to travel next year, Albania is Number 1 in Europe, and easyJet puts out a Christmas Advent(ure) calendar! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up
Why we’re travelling to holiday hotspots out of season!
CITY breaks are more popular than beach holidays, the cost of staying in a hotel has risen 13 per cent and Which? rates the Britannia the worst hotel chain for the 11th year in the row. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up!
What to see and where to go in 2024 – if flight prices don’t soar!
FLIGHT prices set to rise, British visitor visas for Europe set for 2025 and Lonely Planet names its 50 Best in Travel destinations for 2024! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Where to travel in 2024: From France and Spain to Australia and the US!
TRAVEL is our top priority for 2024, Loch Ness is the UK’s No 1 bucket list destination, and there’s more to Peru than Machu Picchu! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Hot tips for autumn breaks as flight passenger numbers pass pre-pandemic levels!
WEATHERMAN John Kettley points out the high-temperature hot spots, new train firm Evolyn plans London to Paris service to rival Eurostar, and Liam Gallagher voices the announcements on the Manchester tram network! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Carbon captured: how emissions curbs could curtail our holidays!
GET ready for carbon passports, Paris crawls with bedbugs, and Glastonbury tickets go up to £360! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Flight or ferry? In search of sun, sea and sustainability!
A BEGINNER'S guide to what it’s like on board an overnight ferry sailing from England to the UK's top holiday hotspot Spain!
Hoi Polloi! Why Britons should flock to Vietnam for cheap winter sun
THE pound goes furthest in Vietnam, flights are cancelled at Gatwick, and Ryanair cuts its winter schedule! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Tiranarama: Why Albania is the best place you’ve never been!
WHY on earth do you want to go to Albania, they said. Haven’t you seen the news. Yes, that's why we're going. It sounds great!
Unesco reveals 42 new outstanding world heritage sites for 2023
THE new most outstanding places on earth are announced, Stonehenge faces losing its world heritage status and winter holiday bookings are up! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Are shorter holidays the answer to overtourism?
HOLIDAYS drop from two weeks to seven days, Venice is officially overrun by tourists and direct flights to Peru are back. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Iceland named as bucket list favourite and why breakfast is the key to beating jet-lag!
AIRLINES demand they’re reimbursed for last week’s air traffic chaos, the government looks to crackdown on flight add-ons and Venice day-trippers will be changed €5 from next spring. Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Refund my flight! Who pays when air traffic control sparks chaos?
THOUSANDS stranded after air traffic control glitch, how the cost of flight add-ons has soared, and an ice cream van selling £7 cones is impounded! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Bank holiday strikes again and be swift if you want your Taylor tickets!
EXPECT delays on the roads and disruption on the rails, 26 million bags of luggage gone missing at airports and Travelodge is booked out for Taylor Swift 2024 concerts Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
How Scotland has become a £1bn staycation success!
THOUSANDS evacuated after wildfires in France and Tenerife, Ryanair upsets millions, and where the celebs go on holiday! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Our top two holiday spots: Home and away!
BRITONS are booking last-minute holidays, Tui pays out £21.5 million in wildfire compensation and a new UK to US airline promises champers on board – even if you’re flying cattle! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Where is everyone? Millions head abroad this summer as staycationers avoid Britain’s bad beaches!
GREECE invites everyone back for a free holiday, why no one wants to visit the seaside and we can camp on Dartmoor again! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…
Pix of the trip: Puglia
WELCOME to Puglia with the Italian summer on full blast. This underrated region is Italy’s best-kept secret
As the world heats up, the burning question is: where do we go from here?
EUROPE'S holiday hotspots are in flames, travellers change habits and head to the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland and Bulgaria, and Italy's Puglia was named the only region in Europe where the cost of dining out has fallen! Welcome to your fact-packed, must-read weekly travel round-up…

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