Difficult To Go Green For Travel Buyers

Posted on: December 10th, 2009 Posted by Tiffany Phillips

More than 66 percent of all travel buyers do not pay attention to environmental issues when comes the time book a trip, a flight or accommodation. Of the total 1,400 respondents polled through the Business Travel & Meetings Show, nearly 20 percent stated that having “green” concerns was simply not a priority for them. Furthermore, [...]

Airplane Vapor Trails Block Sunshine Over Britain

Posted on: December 2nd, 2009 Posted by Robert Jones

It now seems that the vapor trails that are left behind from jet aircrafts over Britain can cause clouds covering almost 20,000 square miles. This new information came in from the Met Office research. This means that these vapor trails are actually reducing sunshine in the UK by 10 percent. This is bad news for [...]

Met Office: Wettest November In History

Posted on: December 2nd, 2009 Posted by Sharon Miller

Britain just experienced the most rain-drenched month of November in recorded history as floods devastated Cumbria. According to the Met Office, the UK’s average downpours cumulated to 217.4mm of rain, easily squashing the previous record of 193.6mm set in 1951. The highest quantity of rains were recorded at weather stations in Shap, Cumbria, with at [...]

British Airways About To Test Biofuels

Posted on: December 1st, 2009 Posted by Dave Bond

British Airways has partnered up with Rolls-Royce to test biofuels in its jets, a move which represents a huge step towards using a more environmentally fuel. BA has scheduled next year a series of large-scale ground tests of various types of fuels made from plants. BA head of environment Jonathan Counsell said the carrier is [...]

All EU Travellers Will Be Protected

Posted on: November 26th, 2009 Posted by Dave Bond

Independent travellers are set to benefit from improve consumer protection stemming from new regulation which are scheduled to be revealed by the European Commission later today. Dubbed “Dynamic Packages”, these represent instances where European travellers make their own arrangements involving the combination of flights, accommodation and car hire. The new measure will consist of an [...]

Haj Spurs Swine Flu Alert In Saudi Arabia

Posted on: November 25th, 2009 Posted by Robert Jones

The death of four pilgrims from swine flu at this year’s Haj season in Mecca has prompted health authorities in Saudi Arabia to be on red alert and now fears the event could provide perfect breeding conditions for the virus are emerging. Dr Khaled Marghlani, a Saudi health ministry spokesman, told reporters that so far, [...]