A new study has discovered that as much as £1.6bn in leftover holiday money is lying around in British homes.
Millions of British holidaymakers will be uninsured when they set off on their summer getaways this year, a survey has found.
While many British tourists are choosing to holiday at home due to the current financial climate, those who do decide to travel abroad to Europe are enjoying the highest pound value against the euro since the autumn of 2008.
A record 70 million passengers went through Heathrow Airport's terminals in the 12-month period to March, it has been announced.
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has said the UK economy would benefit hugely if Air Passenger Duty (APD) was abolished.
British tourists could be putting themselves at risk when travelling around Europe as a large majority do not know what the continent's tourist emergency number is.
Whether it's mix and match deals in the supermarket or pick 'n' mix at the cinema, us Brits love variety.
Britons seeking a break on a budget should visit Spain, Prague or Bulgaria, a survey has revealed.
Five UK banks have agreed to waive their withdrawal fees for people who purchase foreign currency with a debit card.
A survey has found that a significant proportion of holidaymakers are travelling abroad without having had the appropriate inoculation.
You would not usually expect first class air passengers to steal small items, but Virgin Atlantic has said it is discontinuing its aeroplane-shaped salt and pepper sets as so many of them get pinched.
One fifth of UK tourists go off on their foreign holidays without having purchased travel insurance, a study suggests. And over 25% of those surveyed mistakenly think the Government in the UK will bail them out if something goes wrong.
Conducted by travel agent Sunshine.co.uk, the poll discovered that 40% of people become affected by "holiday rivalry". While some people may be making decisions such as what travel insurance cover to get or whether their holiday wardrobe needs updating, others are putting their energy into booking a trip that they think will be better than one their friend has been on.
It seems many tourists need to brush up on their geography skills after a survey found more than half could not point out their last holiday spot on a map.
Air passengers travelling with Virgin Atlantic will be warned if a film shown during the flight contains emotional scenes. Tearjerker films such as Water With Elephants and Just Go With It will have "weep warnings" shown at the beginning of them, advising passengers that the movie could make them cry.
More than half (59%) of British tourists admit they have tidied their hotel rooms before the cleaners arrive, a Hotel.com poll has revealed.
Air passengers might be even more motivated to find a good deal on travel insurance after it was revealed long-haul air passengers subsidise short-haul travel by £222 million annually through the Air Passenger Duty (APD) airport departure tax.
Officials have urged Britons to take out full travel insurance before heading off to visit friends and family overseas.
Britons planning to go on stag or hen parties abroad have been advised to tone down their behaviour as well as take out comprehensive travel insurance, after the Foreign Office (FO) revealed some of the awkward situations revellers had found themselves in.
When going abroad, there are a number of important things to consider, like packing the right sort of clothes, having up-to-date travel insurance and getting to the airport on time.
Travellers planning to go on a trip abroad are being urged to take anti-malaria precautions and medication to remain safe.
The number of couples going away on a holiday unaccompanied by anybody else has dropped, a new poll has shown.
The number of couples going away on a holiday unaccompanied by anybody else has dropped, a new poll has shown.
Medical experts are urging travel websites to issue clear warnings to people who book last minute trips to countries with a high risk of malaria.
A strong performance at Heathrow helped airport operator BAA enjoy a 3.8% rise in passenger numbers at its UK bases last month compared with January 2010, the company has said.
Mass protests and rioting in Tunisia have led travel firm Thomas Cook to suspend flights there and arrange a plane home for 1,800 UK holidaymakers
More Britons could take out travel insurance policies next year as fewer people plan to spend their holidays in the UK, research has shown.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has taken another step towards flying passengers and seeing travel insurance companies offer space tourism alongside winter sports cover on their websites.
The recession had a big impact on interest in overseas property, a report from Moneycorp and Rightmove has found.
Brits fed up with the UK’s long working hours should consider heading to Australia, the South Australian government has suggested.
New research from online travel agent Sunshine.co.uk has uncovered the ingredients of a dream holiday, TravelMole has reported.
The Northern Irish are the biggest holiday spenders in the UK, MSN.com has reported.
Spain may be on top of the world when it comes to football, but the nation's hotels have been shown the red card by UK holidaymakers.
Holidaymakers struck down with illness end up losing more than £300 worth of their break, according to a survey.
Anyone from the UK wishing to travel to the US will be charged £9 just to apply for permission to enter the country.
The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has warned travellers of the dangers of passport theft.
Two of the world's most famous beach destinations have come last in a list of the top-20 sand-and-sun getaways picked by British holidaymakers.
A new survey has shown that people are taking more precautions to protect themselves against travel problems this holiday season.
Authorities in the capital of Thailand have issued an ordinance in a bid to prevent damages caused by elephants in the city.
There has been a 70% increase in holidaymakers taking advantage of the weakening euro by sorting out their vacation expenses in euros before they even depart for their destination, a foreign exchange firm has said.
The UK tourism industry is set to boom over the next decade, Travel Weekly has reported.
British holidaymakers have been advised to be wary of timeshare salesmen promising fractional ownership of properties and resorts, The Guardian has reported.
Despite a tough economic climate, Scotland’s tourism industry is continuing to thrive thanks to the number of British holidaymakers taking domestic breaks, MSN.com has reported.
Sporting events have provided a welcome boost to Britain’s tourism industry, Travel Weekly has reported.
Holidaymakers looking to escape to the sun by booking a bargain dream holiday online have been warned to take care it doesn't turn into a nightmare.
New research from VisitBritain has found that UK cities are continuing to be popular with international tourists, The Guardian has reported.
Tables revealing the airlines with the worst punctuality and lost luggage records will no longer be published by the Association of European Airlines, The Telegraph has reported.
Britain’s seaside tourism industry is thriving, a report by Sheffield Hallam University has revealed.
While travel insurance will protect you from most mishaps suffered while on holiday, the fury of women (or men) scorned may be a step too far.
A campaign has been launched by the European Commission to raise awareness of passengers' rights, The Independent has reported.
A new study has found that Britons plan ahead for holidays, booking trips three months in advance.
A new tourism campaign is set to draw more international visitors to New York City, TravelMole has reported.
Almost a quarter of air passengers identified crying babies as their biggest annoyance in a new poll.
A poll has shown that 80% of Britons are willing to forgo their monthly spend on luxuries in order to go on holiday, with women keener to make sacrifices than men.
While travel insurance is a must for many holidaymakers, having the latest gadgets with them often comes close in their list of priorities, according to a study.
The vast majority of Britons who took a domestic break last year would be happy to do so again, research by mystery shopping and business intelligence company Retail Active has discovered.
Prospective overseas property buyers are showing a greater interest in Portugal, MSN.com has reported.
Spending money on a holiday is likely to result in greater long term happiness than buying a car, The Telegraph has reported.
The vast majority of UK travellers support the use of full body scanners at airports, MSN.com has reported.
Those hoping to indulge in a luxury break at London’s Savoy Hotel will have a wait on their hands, The Times has reported.
British holidaymakers are continuing to head further afield and opt for destinations outside the eurozone, The Telegraph has reported.
The best of England’s tourist attractions have been recognised by the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2010, TravelMole has reported.
All-inclusive holidays at luxury resorts are becoming more popular, one holiday company has suggested.
The amount of litter on Britain’s beaches is falling, a survey by the Marine Conservation Society has found.
Fans of the Harry Potter books and films will soon be able to delve deeper into the world of the young wizard as Universal’s new theme park is set to open in Florida on June 18th.
Holidaymakers hoping to pick up duty-free bargains at the airport may be better off buying certain items from their local supermarket, research from mysupermarket.com has found.
Those harbouring an ambition to visit the South American rainforest but lacking the funds to do so could be in luck, The Guardian has reported.
Air passengers find a pilot who speaks with an upper class accent to be more reassuring than one who speaks with a regional accent, The Daily Mail has reported.
Lots of people are going away to various towns in England instead of abroad this year, due to the ongoing recession. But which towns in the UK are the best for tourists?
Following a summer of showers last year, high temperatures and sunshine are expected in the UK in 2010, The Daily Mail has reported.
British cruise passenger numbers are expected to rise as high as 1.75 million in 2011, TravelMole has reported.
British holidaymakers are opting to stay a little closer to home and visit one of the UK’s many theme parks, MSN.com has reported.
Britain’s most accessible tourist sites have been recognised at the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain Awards, The Telegraph has reported.
A strong recovery for the airline industry has been predicted for 2010, The Independent has reported.
A narrow, cobbled street in York has been named as the most picturesque in Britain, The Guardian has reported.
Many Brits are influenced by films when it comes to selecting a holiday destination, MSN.com has reported.
A new tourism tax for foreign holidaymakers travelling to America could be put in place by the end of the year, The Daily Mail has reported.
New research has revealed the person 18-30 year olds would most like to accompany them on a beach holiday, The Daily Mail has reported.
Those looking to hire a car whilst on holiday in Europe are being urged to book well in advance, The Telegraph has reported.
Many Brits put their time away to good use by using it to make important decisions about their life, new research has found.
Ten new sites have been announced by budget hotel chain Travelodge following a year of continued expansion
Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea, has been named as the best airport in the world by the Airports Council International, The Daily Mail has reported.
Many British holidaymakers are finding Spain to be too reminiscent of home, The Times has reported.
Overseas beach resorts are being shunned in favour of the great British holiday camp, The Telegraph has reported.
2010 is predicted to be a strong year for tourism in the Caribbean, TravelMole has reported.
British children are as likely to have visited Paris as they are London, a survey by thetrainline.com has found.
Winter sports fans considering a spur of the moment trip to Vancouver for the Winter Olympics may be in luck as the city is well equipped to handle a last minute rush, The Independent has reported.
An improved hotel classification system has been introduced in Jordan, The Independent has reported.
The cold weather has resulted in more people booking foreign holidays from the warmth of their own homes, TravelMole has reported.
A hotel used to host delegates during the Copenhagen COP15 climate conference is one of the greenest in the world, The Independent has reported.
The release of Walt Disney film 'Alice in Wonderland' is expected to spark an increase in the number of visitors to the city of Oxford.
British travellers are more likely to take a holiday now that the country's worst recession for decades is coming to an end, a new survey has revealed.
Air passengers wishing to reduce their carbon footprint should opt for a ‘no-frills’ airline when flying.
Despite emerging during the recession as a great value non-eurozone destination, new research has found Turkey to be more expensive for visiting holidaymakers than Spain.
A survey by a budget accommodation firm has revealed the difficulty Britons have in spelling their holiday destination correctly.
2009's top 20 hotels based on 165,000 independent reviews have been unveiled, TravelMole has reported.
Winter sports enthusiasts may not have to look any further than the UK in order to indulge their passion.
A small Scottish coastal town has been named as one of the 'top five world destinations' by travel website Tripadvisor.
A survey of 10,000 world travellers has uncovered the most popular landmarks across the globe.
The effects of the recession are being shrugged off by holidaymakers determined to keep their summer break, it has been reported.
Virgin Travel Insurance have done a bit of research and discovered that the most expensive European city to visit is the Czech capital, Prague.
Looking for a holiday in the UK? Lots of people are going away to various towns in England instead of abroad this year, due to the ongoing recession.