California has become an iconic destination for the city of Los Angeles, the seemingly eternal sunshine, and its Hollywood vibe. However, second largest state city San Diego also offers plenty of attractions and entertainment for tourists. So for individuals wanting something different, heading to San Diego could be an ideal Californian alternative.
Azerbaijan Airlines have revealed that they are to start a new twice weekly service from Aberdeen Airport to the capital of Baku. One of Europe's leading oil centres, Azerbaijan has a lot of interest from the energy industry, meaning that for those in the sector the new services will offer useful business connections.
Read more: Aberdeen Gets New Azerbaijan Service
Mombasa is rising in popularity on the tourist scene, especially with those who want to enjoy stunning beaches and a glorious coastline in a less traditional holiday spot. So for those travelling to Kenya, the new Jambo Village Airport Hotel will offer boutique accommodation and the ideal place to stay.
Read more: Mombasa to Welcome New Hotel
EasyJet have unveiled their 200th plane, officially becoming the youngest European airline to reach such a milestone. In a ceremony in Toulouse the newest addition was revealed, painted bright orange to mark the achievement. The company have also shown an interest in the new Airbus A320neo, confirming that they are set to continue offering great travel options to their British customers.
Cape Town has long been serviced by British Airways, offering those in the UK great access to this stunning city. This popularity is set to increase as BA will be offering more flights than ever this summer. And with the city being particularly highlighted by holiday website TripAdvisor, the city is ideal for this year's getaway.
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Charter airline Monarch has revealed plans to move into the scheduled market, offering a host of new flights from Manchester to kick off the change. Initially offering new locations in countries such as Spain, Greece and Portugal, Monarch will also start flights to new countries including Italy and France.
Read more: Monarch to Offer More Manchester Flights
Self-catering holidays are an ideal way for British travellers to save money whilst still enjoying fantastic breaks away. Such retreats can reduce holiday costs and give holidaymakers more flexibility. And for the cheapest destination to visit the Spanish island of Majorca has the best prices for everyday holiday essentials.
Read more: Self Catering Holidays Cheapest in Majorca
After Lufthansa and Air France rolled out new menus showcasing their national cuisine, Iberia has revealed new premium passenger dining options. Drawing experience from Spain's top chefs, the new Mediterranean menu is available on intercontinental flights now, and is due to be rolled out to national and international services in the near future.
Read more: Flights with Iberia to Enjoy New Dining
The 2011 ski season may be over but there is no reason for British winter sports enthusiasts not to look forward to taking to the slopes once again. There are some great locations around the world, and whether tourists want to venture far away or stay close to home, Canada and France offer some top skiing hotspots.
Read more: Top Destinations for the Winter Season
British Airways (BA) has reintroduced a direct London Heathrow to San Diego service, once again offering easy travel to this popular Californian city. Whilst the route has existed twice before, slumping demand and increased fuel costs led to service closures. However, with a new American Airline and Iberia relationship, BA expects the direct flights to be in high demand.
Many individuals look forward to getting back to nature when they go on holiday, and enjoy discovering and watching wildlife. There are a multitude of places around the world which are fantastic for viewing flora and fauna. So whichever continent tourists travel to there is always a wildlife hotspot to explore.
Read more: Top Locations for Varied Wildlife
The first regular Airbus A380 service to Washington D.C has landed, increasing the number of American cities serviced by the largest commercial jet in the world to four. For those wanting to visit the capital of the USA, the new Air France flight will offer better travel options than ever before.
Read more: Air France Flight Welcomed in Washington D.C
A new four star hotel is to open in Dubai next month, offering business people and tourists a great new place to stay. The Ramada Jumeirah is located in central Dubai and close to many visitor and business attractions. And with Dubai still a top holiday destination, demand for the hotel is set to be high.
Read more: New Dubai Hotel to Attract Tourists
After seeing increased demand for current flights, airline Jet2 has announced a range of new Spanish flights from Glasgow airport. Beginning from March 2012, the services to destinations including Ibiza and Barcelona will offer Scottish individuals a host of new travel options to enjoy for their summer getaways.
Read more: Jet2 to Offer New Glasgow Routes
New hotel brand B has revealed that they are to take over Miami's Continental Hotel. Offering a new chic and stylish hotel for individuals to stay at, the newly branded accommodation will be close to South Beach and other city attractions, and an ideal addition to the Miami range of hotels.
Passengers en-route to Freetown, Bishkek and Almaty and travelling with BMI can expect more comfort from the end of June due to the airlines replacement of their former Boeing 757 with an Airbus A330. The larger craft will not only increase capacity for travellers, but will allow a direct route to Freetown as the aircraft can carry more fuel.
Read more: Better Business Class with BMI Flights
The Mediterranean has some fantastic spots for British travellers who want to indulge in self-guided walking holidays. With Sicily, the Algarve and Almeria all great places to explore on foot, cheap flights from Britain offer the ideal excuse to enjoy something a little different this summer.
Read more: Mediterranean Ideal for Walking Holidays
With the recent political trouble Egypt and Tunisia have been left without their usual number of tourists, with holiday prices plummeting as a result. And with the British foreign office saying that travel is still as safe to these nations as it is in many other developing countries, tourists wanting a cheap deal will find a huge variety of discounted holidays for the summer.
Read more: Egypt Ideal for Last Minute Cheap Holidays
Dutch airline KLM has revealed that they are to add three weekly flights to their Guangzhou service. Working in collaboration with China Southern, the new flights will depart on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and will offer travellers increased service options from the international travel hub of Amsterdam.
Read more: KLM Provides New Flights to Greater China
American Airlines is to become the first airline in the U.S to offer branded entertainment gadgets when it provides Galaxy Tablets to premium passengers later this year. On services to Europe and South America, First Class and Business Class passengers will be able to watch films and TV shows on the devices, as well as accessing the internet in-flight.
Mexico City is continuing to grow as a major tourist spot, however now it has also gaining a greater level of business interest also. For this reason a number of new hotels, including establishments by Hilton and Marriott, are to open in the city, offering chic and luxurious accommodation for travellers.
Korean Airlines has revealed a number of new routes flying from Seoul. Adding to their current extensive network as part of the SkyTeam alliance, the airline will offer more flights to Narita, New York, Bangkok and Paris, providing better travel options aboard their new Airbus A380.
Read more: Four New Routes Unveiled by Korean Airlines
With civil unrest and the 2010 volcanic ash clouds making some holidaymakers wary of long haul trips, France has seen an increase in interest from British tourists. So for those wanting safe, high quality and easily accessible holiday spots, Nice, Bordeaux and Nantes are all expected to see thriving activity this year.
Read more: France More Popular Than Ever
Ahead of the Olympics, budget airline easyJet have revealed that they are to start a new network of flights from Southend airport. Offering the flights as a way for thousands of Europeans to get into London, the new services will also provide the ideal escape route for British travellers wanting to take a break.
The iconic city of New York remains as attractive as ever for both business and tourist visitors. Starwood Hotels have revealed that they are to open an additional four hotels by 2014, offering travellers a wider hotel range and choice, with the brand, whatever an individual's budget.
Read more: Starwood to Open More New York Hotels
Airbus has unveiled some exciting concepts set to come to their cabins in the future. By 2050 the airplane manufacturer revealed that cabin walls could be transparent, passengers would be able to enjoy spa treatments in-flight, and seating would automatically adjust to an individual's shape and size.
Read more: Plane Manufacturer Reveals Aircraft Future
Barbados remains one of the Caribbean's most loved spots, with thousands of people flocking there each year. On this island of paradise there are a wealth of attractions to explore and whether visitors want culture, nature, history or beach life, there is always something special to be found.
Boeing has unveiled their latest plane, the 747-8, in Paris. The elongated aircraft fits more seats than the traditional Boeing 747 and it is set to become the companyâs best jumbo yet. And with Lufthansa having already ordered 20 planes, travellers could be enjoying the new aircraft by the beginning of next year.
Read more: Boeing Debuts New 747-8
Costa Blanca is famed for Benidorm and Alicante and the huge number of stunning beaches to enjoy in the area. However if holidaymakers want something a little different from the popular hotspots then there are a great range of locations to discover, offering history, culture, cuisine and coastline.
Vietnam Airlines has revealed that they are to offer direct flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from Gatwick airport. Starting in December there will be four weekly flights, offering British individuals the chance to explore and enjoy the nation like never before.
Read more: Gatwick Gains Direct Asian Flights
Peru is a hot destination for tourists wanting to explore unique culture and one of the world's seven new wonders. Many people pass through the beautiful city of Cuzco. And if has been announced by Hilton that a new five star hotel is to be built offering great accommodation for travellers.
Read more: New Hotel for Cuzco
New data about the world's best holiday locations has revealed Palm Beach as being one of the favourites. Combined with the finding that it is the ninth most popular destination in the U.S, it is also an ideal location for British holidaymakers wanting sun, sea and luxury.
Virgin Atlantic has revealed that it is to offer direct flights between Gatwick and Cancun. Starting in June 2012, the twice weekly service will provide British travellers with economy, premium economy and first class fare travel to one of the worldâs top holiday destinations
Read more: Flights with Virgin Atlantic Head to Mexico
Emirates have revealed that they are to increase their Iraqi flight portfolio by starting flights to Baghdad from November. Whilst they already offer a service to Basra from Dubai, the new four weekly flights will offer perfect access for both business and leisure travellers.
Read more: Flights to Baghdad Revealed by Emirates
The gay community can sometimes have difficulty in finding holiday destinations where they know they will be accepted and are free to be themselves. However, there is a great range of forward thinking cities and nations ready for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community to explore.
Read more: Top Destinations for Gay Friendly Holidays
It has been revealed by Irish operator Aer Lingus that they are to add a host of new flights to and from Ireland for the winter season. The new flights will include Cork, Dublin and Belfast International airports, meaning there will be a wider range of holiday destinations available than ever before.
Read more: Aer Lingus Launches New Flights from Cork
It has been revealed that luxury chain Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts is to expand into Germany this year. From September a new five star Frankfurt hotel will be opened in the heart of the city, offering luxurious accommodation for guests whether there for business or leisure.
Read more: New Jumeirah Hotel for Frankfurt
Iconic brand Hilton Hotels has opened two new properties in Queenstown, making them the largest provider of rooms in the town. New Zealand remains a hugely popular holiday destination for British travellers and with luxury accommodation now guaranteed, exploring this great location will be even more comfortable than before.
Read more: Queenstown Gains Two Hilton Hotels
Etihad Airlines has revealed that, just in time for the summer holidays, they are to launch new activity packs to keep children entertained during flights. Available for all travel classes on services longer than 90 minutes, the packs will help families enjoy their journey and keep youngsters entertained.
Read more: BMI Reveals New Flights to Amritsar
British airline bmi has revealed that, from October, it will offer flights to India's Amritsar. Providing three weekly services, the airline will make both economy and business class fares available, offering travel options for those making their way to the city for work or leisure.
Read more: BMI Reveals New Flights to Amritsar
With many British travellers investigating potential locations for their summer holidays, Turkey has been highlighted as a top spot. A great alternative to Mediterranean hotspots such as Spain and Greece, the nation has stunning coastlines, beautiful resorts and a range of ancient ruins to explore.
Lufthansa has revealed that they are to start a new service connecting Aberdeen and Frankfurt. Starting in October, the flights will operate three times daily and offer those in Scotland excellent access to Germany's financial centre. In addition, it will provide passengers travel options to one of Europe's most important airport hubs.
Read more: New UK Flights with Lufthansa Revealed
Travelling to New York can be quite expensive due to the high room rates of hotels. However, for those wanting to enjoy this iconic city, Yotel offers tiny yet affordable rooms for guests to stay in. And with the addition of their latest luggage robot, this next generation hotel is attracting guests like never before.
Read more: New York Tourists to Enjoy Robotic Bell-Boy