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XL Leisure Group, the UK’s third largest tour operator went into administration

XL Airways provides flights to more than 50 destinations across Europe, America and Africa. All its flights have been cancelled and its fleet of aircraft are now grounded.
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LunaJets launch low cost private jet travel up to 80% cheaper

LunaJets will offer private jet flights at prices as low as 50 to 80% off full private jet fare.

Myleene Klass names Carnival Splendor

Singer and musician Myleene Klass has performed the naming ceremony of new Carnival Cruise Lines ship Carnival Splendor in Dover.

EHICPlus Travel Health Insurance

The downside of the EHIC is that not all costs are covered, only the hospital care itself. EHICPlus Travel Insurance is a ‘top-up’ to the EHIC card.
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easyJet to encourage pre-payment for excess luggage

EasyJet is to encourage pre-payment for excess luggage fines by offering an online discount.
EHIC European Health Insurance Card

Passport, EHIC… Brits are so forgetful

Department of Health issues reminder to all British holidaymakers travelling in Europe this summer: Brits are putting themselves at risk by not carrying in-date documents.

Hand Luggage Restrictions Eased But Rules Defy Logic

The lifting of luggage restrictions sounds like welcome news, but because it is not applied at all airports, or all airlines air passengers are...
US-VISIT mechanism that records all 10 fingerprint

Fingerprint scanners at US airports will scan all 10 fingers

Homeland Security will collect 10 fingerprints at airports from international visitors to the United States.
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

Fatal blast may halt plans for space tourism

Deaths of three at spaceship factory may block Virgin Galactic's hopes to put tourists in orbit by 2009.
Astraeus Boeing 757-200

Astraeus to launch Flystar

Flystar, a new scheduled-services brand and accompanying online booking engine have been launched by Astraeus.

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