Apparently charter carrier Monarch Airlines has denied that it has run into financial difficulties after bookmakers slashed the odds on it becoming the next airline to go into bankruptcy. However, despite this, experts point out that other airlines, which have just recently went under, also said that they were not having financial problems just before [...]

Icy weather affects US car rentals

Posted on: December 31st, 2009 Posted by Helen Young

Many car hirers were left stranded over the peak Christmas travel period in some of the worst weather the Northern Hemisphere has ever witnessed.  Drivers in the UK were forced to sleep in their cars in icy conditions due to thick snow covering the road, the Eurostar Cross Channel Service faced cancellations due to the [...]

US-Bound Passenger Expectations

Posted on: December 31st, 2009 Posted by Tiffany Phillips

The Christmas botched bombing of a flight making a transatlantic run between Amsterdam and Detroit has resulted in further security steps for passengers on their way to America. Enhanced security measures will be carried out by airlines rather than by the airports. Therefore, it is best to contact the carrier for all information concerning security [...]

Full-Body Scanners Soon In All UK Airports

Posted on: December 31st, 2009 Posted by Dave Bond

Full body scanners are scheduled to be introduced at all airports in the United Kingdom in the aftermath of the botched bombing on a transatlantic flight between Amsterdam and Detroit on Christmas Day. British ministers are said to be willing to an appropriate budget which would allow the purchase the X-ray devices. The full body [...]

Hertz buys British Car Auctions

Posted on: December 31st, 2009 Posted by Stewart Perry

Second-hand car trader British Car Auctions has been purchased by the parent company of Hertz Rent A Car. US based private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice have agreed to buy British Car Rentals from fellow private equity firm Montagu in a deal which is believed to be valued at £390 million. British Car Auctions [...]

The United States hotel industry is not as well off as it would like to be. Apparently the hotel industry has just recently posted declines in all three key performance measurements during November, according to a report that was released by STR. Occupancy levels for United States hotels fell by 4.3 percent to end the [...]