Tax Man Knocking On Holiday Homes

Posted on: October 26th, 2009 Posted by Helen Young

Proposals targeting 60,000 Britons with a £20million levy on holiday home may have a negative impact on small businesses and on tourism, critics said. The Treasury is going ahead with plans to eliminate tax breaks for people who practice the business of renting out furnished holiday homes. The Furnished Holiday Letting Scheme at the moment [...]

Universal Studios’ New Digs In Singapore

Posted on: October 23rd, 2009 Posted by Helen Young

Using his masterful skills at special effects, Hollywood icon Steven Spielberg is branding the image of Singapore’s Universal Studios. Spielberg has applied his own personal kind of twist to the development of the new theme park, which will not threaten Disneyland Hong Kong, said the team behind the project. The Sentosa Island theme park, with [...]

UK air industry witnesses a jump in unruly passengers

Posted on: October 23rd, 2009 Posted by Helen Young

According to recent data, the air travel industry in the UK has witnessed a sharp jump in levels of disruptive passenger behaviour. Between April 1 2008 and March 31 2009, there has been 44 incidents deemed ‘serious’ reported to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)– an increase of 31 over the previous year in the [...]

Northern Lights flight coming to Robin Hood Airport

Posted on: October 22nd, 2009 Posted by Helen Young

Robin Hood Airport, which provides air service for both Doncaster and Sheffield, has announced that the facility will offer a Northern Lights flight next year. As a natural phenomenon, the Northern Lights have always intrigued and have been extremely popular, prompting enthusiasts to travel to Norway and neighbouring northern countries to enjoy the unique spectacle. [...]

Grand European Tours Offers New Room Share Program

Posted on: October 22nd, 2009 Posted by Helen Young

New reports have come out that Grand European Tours is now offering a new Room Share Program as an option. However, the catch is that this new program is only open for single travelers. Thus, for anyone that will be traveling alone, or for a third person in a party, they can now have the [...]

Kuwait Court Gives Ok Passport For Women

Posted on: October 21st, 2009 Posted by Helen Young

In the latest forward step for the rights of women in Kuwait, the highest court in this small oil-rich emirate has granted the right for women to apply for and obtain a passport without their spouse’s permission. Unlike highly conservative neighbouring countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwaiti women may vote, serve in parliament and drive and [...]