Archive of articles from 2009
This week the politicians and lobbyists sit around the bargaining table at the Copenhagen climate conference, and in the UK the Committee on Climate Change has stirred up controversy with its blessing on the proposed third runway at Heathrow airport.
This week's decision by the has highlighted a sensitive issue for the travel industry – the financial protection of holidaymakers in the event of travel companies going bust.
It seems to offer everything. A free place to stay in an exotic destination. A chance to make some new, international friends.
A new survey from YouGov released today reveals the public broadly support changes to Air Passenger Duty (APD) – despite the potential for an increase in the price of aviation. Here <i>Chris O'Toole</i> asks why.
Airport operator BAA has sold London Gatwick Airport to an American investment group for Ã‚Â£1.51 billion, but will the deal be good for long suffering British travellers? Here travelbite.co.uk's <i>Chris O'Toole</i> takes a look.
Editor's blog: Is Duty Free worth it?
It's official, the 2016 Olympic Games will be in Rio de Janeiro, and the vibrant Brazilian city will be the proud first country in South America to host the games.
Aviation has been struck by severe turbulence in 2009 – with the financial woes generated by the global recession compounded by sustained assaults on the environmental sustainability of the industry.
Earlier this month easyJet announced it would be ceasing all operations at East Midlands Airport amid a continued deterioration in the economic climate.
Tonight Panorama is running an expose of the poor water quality at Britain's beaches as holidaymakers flock to the British seaside in the summer of the 'staycation'.
With the project already more than two years behind schedule Boeing has finally announced its new Dreamliner aircraft will finally be ready for testing at the end of the year.
Locals are advised to keep a look out for confused holidaymakers roaming the countryside around Oxford in the coming weeks, following a rebranding exercise at the local airport.
A second bomb attack on Majorca in as many weeks has raised serious questions over the Balearic Island's long-term future as a mass tourism destination.
Editor's blog: Is it still safe to fly?
Going on holiday with septuagenarians; an expensive luxury holiday; sitting at the captain's table in a penguin suit. These are just some of the stereotypes that have attached themselves to cruise holidays in the past.
A new study suggests a third runway at Heathrow Airport would add Ã‚Â£30 billion to the UK economy, but environmentalists remain concerned over the ecological impact of the development.
Editor's Blog: Time for a sense of perspective
No-frills airlines have come under attack again this week for forcing passengers to opt-out of travel insurance when booking cheap flights – a practice which contravenes European Union protocols.
Editor's blog: How damaging is APD to UK tourism?
On Monday morning Air France Flight AF 477 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris lost radio contact with air traffic controllers and disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean.
Bloggers on trekking holidays in Nepal are reporting the "end of an era" and really you are almost out of time if you want to experience the Annapurna Circuit trek as the magical experience it once was.
Holidaymakers will take heart today as sterling continues it gradual recovery in value against the dollar and euro. But what impact will this have on the UK and its holidaymakers? Here travelbite.co.uk's very own<i>Chris O'Toole</i> takes a look.
Following the initial outbreak in Mexico late last week incidences of swine flu are beginning to spread around the world, with confirmed cases now recorded in the USA, UK and Spain.
Ryanair is once again flying close to the wind with plans to introduce what the airline itself is calling a 'fat tax'.
As the seas calm following the latest wave of strikes by French fishermen, P&O is leading a group of angry cross channel ferry operators in demands for compensation for the disruption caused.
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