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Friday, 3rd October, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Europe

North England’s own budget airline, Jet 2 plans to expand its route network in 2009, flying to many more sunshine destinations – including Cornwall, Croatia and Cyprus.

In fact, next year, Jet 2 will fly more low cost routes to the Mediterranean, Adriatic & Dalmatia than ever before – not only from the North of England, but also from Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Jet 2 will fly to many more sunshine destinations from Northern Ireland and the North of England in Spring and Summer 2009

Wednesday, 24th September, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Europe

You wait years for an LCC, then 4 come along at once. This autumn, Wizz Air, germanwings, Germania & Air Arabia all start flying to Ukraine.

The former Soviet Republic has long only been accessible via flag carriers such as British Airways and Austrian Airlines. At last, no-frills carriers will make transit to cities such as Kyiv and L’viv affordable.

Wizz Air - one of the European low fare airlines to start operating direct low cost international routes into Ukraine in 2008...

Wednesday, 24th September, 2008

Low cost Airlines in the Middle East

Air Asia will fly beyond the borders of Southeast Asia with new routes to both India and Bangladesh.

Attempts by other cheap Asian airlines such as Mihin Lanka, Nok Air & Fly Yeti to operate low cost flights across the Bay of Bengal, linking South Asia with Southeast Asia have so far all failed. Only the Indian LCC AI Express currently links Thailand & Singapore to India & Bangladesh.

The Tyn Church on Prague's Old Town Square...

Wednesday, 24th September, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Asia

Sri Lanka’s only low fare airline, grounded for most of 2008, expects to take to the skies again in December.

Mihin Lanka is uniquely placed to offer inter-regional low cost routes linking the Persian Gulf to Southeast Asia. But the revived carrier will now face increased competition from aggressively expanding low cost rivals AI Express and Air Asia.

Mihin Lanka plans to take to the skies again in December 2008...

Monday, 22nd September, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Asia

Air Asia will fly beyond the borders of Southeast Asia with new routes to both India and Bangladesh.

Attempts by other cheap Asian airlines such as Mihin Lanka, Nok Air & Fly Yeti to operate low cost flights across the Bay of Bengal, linking South Asia with Southeast Asia have so far all failed. Only the Indian LCC AI Express currently links Thailand & Singapore to India & Bangladesh.

Air Asia - due to fly into India in November 2008...

Monday, 22nd September, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Europe

The largest, best established budget carrier in the Middle East, Air Arabia has set its sights on Europe.

The low fare airline will commence flights to Ukraine on October 15th, 2008, and plans to establish a new base in the Moroccan capital Rabat from which it will fly to many Mediterranean destinations in both North Africa and Europe.

Air Arabia is now expanding its route networks into Europe...

Friday, 29th August, 2008

Low cost Airlines in Asia

India’s pioneering no-frills airline Air Deccan has been swallowed up whole by Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher. The phoenix rising from Deccan‘s ashes is Kingfisher Red.

Crucially, this means that what was once the cheapest air network in India has now been superceded by leaner, meaner competitors such as spiceJet, IndiGo and also GoAir,

10 volunteer opportunities for free travel

THERE ARE MANY reasons to engage in volunteer travel, and there are literally thousands of charities and organizations that provide volunteer opportunities for passing travelers.

Many ask for donations or fees to cover costs and others operate as for-profit businesses, but the list below includes only those that cost little or nothing to get involved with and help out:

1. WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) – Board and lodging is offered in exchange for a day’s work on the farm. Stays available from one week to many years, and with thousands of hosts available in 53 countries there are volunteer opportunities suitable for everyone.

For more information, check out A first-timer’s guide to WWOOF-ing.

2. Turtle Teams, Worldwide

A generic name for the thousands of small groups that help threatened sea turtles. Most groups are based at one or two nesting beaches — which are typically at risk from over-exploitation — and appreciate help for even just one night.

All-inclusive, week-long volunteer travel tours range in cost from a few hundred dollars to the thousands, their style of accommodations reflecting the pricetag. However, if you can cover room and board on your own, nearly all sea turtle organizations accept volunteers. A few even offer extremely low-cost housing (though typically very basic) for those willing to volunteer long-term, including Playa Las Tortugas in Mexico.

Search for groups at the local tourist office close to any tropical beach and help a species come off the endangered list. More information can be found at these larger organizations: and

3. Conservation Volunteers, Australia and New Zealand – Through various short-term projects in Australia, New Zealand, and a few international locations, you’ll work in teams to protect habitats and promote ecotourism.

Volunteer opportunities that include overnight stays, meals, and lodging are typically provided at approximately AUS$40 per night for shorter stays, and starting from AUS$208 for week-long projects. The type of accommodations can vary widely from campsites to bunkhouses. UK-based TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) offers programs for EU residents ranging from no-cost day trips to pricier week-long International Conservation Holidays.

4. Sudan Volunteer Programme, Sudan – Teach English in one of the world’s most impoverished countries. Placements are at schools or universities, but many volunteers help with community projects in addition to their teaching.

Volunteers must pay for their airfare but all other costs are covered, and a small monthly stipend is provided.

5. Appalachian Trail Conservancy, USA – At over 2,000 miles long, the Appalachian Trail is the classic long trail in the Eastern US and home to almost 2,000 endangered or threatened species.

Volunteers help with trail building and maintenance in return for food and (usually very basic) accommodation.

6. Trip Leader for HF Holidays, Europe – One of Europe’s most popular walking holiday operators is searching for volunteers to guide their treks. Leaders are provided with accommodation, meals, and the chance to explore Europe in return for sharing their passion and knowledge with

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    Indonesia to ban air, sea travel to end-May: officials

    A local wearing a face shield stands guard to check people entering his area, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia will temporarily ban domestic and international air and sea travel, with some exceptions, starting this week to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus, the transport ministry said in a statement on Friday.

    The announcement came as the holy month of Ramadan began in the world’s largest Muslim majority country, and the government has already banned citizens’ traditional annual exodus from the cities to the provinces during the holiday period..

    The ban on sea travel took immediate effect, but the ban on air travel will start on Saturday so that some pre-booked flights can go-ahead.

    The ban will apply across-the-board until May 31. The ministry had previously given different dates for the end of the ban for different modes of transport.

    Cargo transport is exempted. Other exceptions would include flights to repatriate Indonesian and foreign citizens, as well as travel by state officials, diplomatic staff and representatives of international organisations, the officials said.

    The country’s biggest airlines include state-run Garuda Indonesia and budget carrier Lion Air.

    The government has banned Indonesia’s traditional annual exodus for Muslim holidays.

    Reporting by Maikel Jefriando; Writing by Fransiska Nangoy, Ed Davies and Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Mark Heinrich & Simon Cameron-Moore

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    Wedbush sees long and bumpy road for online travel (NASDAQ:BKNG)

    In a deep dive into the online travel sector, Wedbush Securities backs its view that Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG) has significant upside and relatively muted risk, while Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) represents the most upside/risk in the sector.

    Analyst James Hardiman points to BKNG’s higher mix of agency bookings as a positive in terms of liquidity risk, while Expedia has $5.9B in deferred merchant bookings.

    Hardiman says both TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) and trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) will have to work through multiple levels of cutbacks, as metasearch was already experiencing significant secular headwinds prior to the pandemic.

    Wedbush has a Neutral rating on all four online travel stocks with the industry seen as being on a long and bumpy road to recovery.

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    State Department advises all US citizens to ‘reconsider travel abroad’ due to virus pandemic

    The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a pandemic and is urging aggressive action from all countries to fight it.

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department is advising all American citizens to “reconsider travel abroad” due to the virus pandemic.

    The State Department website says the advisory to reconsider travel abroad was issued on Wednesday, shortly after President Trump addressed the nation Wednesday night from the Oval Office on the U.S. coronavirus response.

    The Global Level 3 Health Advisory says U.S. citizens should reconsider international travel as the COVID-19 outbreak spreads worldwide.

    The department encourages people to check for individual travel advisories online at

    Federal officials say citizens should make sure to check with airlines or cruise lines for updated information on travel plans or restrictions, and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to limit the virus’ spread.

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    The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a pandemic and is urging aggressive action from all countries to fight it.

    Trump announced in his Oval Office address that he is sharply restricting European passenger travel to the U.S. and moving to ease the pandemic’s economic costs. Soaring cases in the U.S. and Europe’s status as the new epicenter of the pandemic underscore the challenge. 

    While Italy exceeds 12,000 cases and the United States has topped 1,300, China reported a record low of just 15 new cases. Three-fourths of its patients have recovered.  

    To put the coronavirus numbers into some context, millions of Americans get the flu every single year and there are thousands of flu deaths annually.

    Since October 2019, the CDC estimates around 32 million Americans have gotten the flu. That’s one in every 10 Americans.

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