Budget airline easyJet's new portfolio of flights from Southend Airport has now gone on sale, offering British travellers a host of new flights starting next April. Operating in time for the London Olympics 2012, the network will also provide the ideal getaway for those wanting to holiday in popular spots around Europe.
Chicago has been highlighted as a top travel destination for 2011, beating off competition from the likes of Peru, Guatemala and other American cities including Las Vegas. The 'Windy City' offers a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities, allowing tourists to leave with fantastic memories of their holiday.
Read more: Top Five Tourist Destinations Revealed
It has been revealed that the Seychelles is a top spot for couples to go to whilst enjoying their honeymoon. With the recently married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also retiring to the region for a post nuptial getaway, the Seychelles has become increasingly attractive to British tourists.
SWISS have revealed that they are to reinstate their direct Beijing service from Zurich, offering Europeans a great new flight to make use of for travel to China. In addition, the airline will be increasing the frequency of several routes, including those between London City Airport and Geneva ready for the winter season.
Read more: New Flights with SWISS Unveiled
It has been revealed by KLM that, from 14th September, they will be offering customers an 'a la carte' menu on all long haul flights from Amsterdam. With new meals themed from a range of world cuisines, customers will be able to pay as little as Â£10.50 to enjoy the new dining options.
Read more: Flights with KLM to Offer New Menu Options
It has been revealed that holiday numbers to Morocco have bounced back to former levels after the bombing earlier this year. With the Foreign and Commonwealth Office now saying the country is safe to travel to, the popular hotspot is back on the map for British holidaymakers wanting to sample an exotic and colourful culture.
Read more: Morocco Bounces Back as a Holiday Hotspot
Emirates have revealed that they are to extend their European portfolio by offering a service to the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The increased network resulting from adding the new flight, will allow Europeans to catch all manner of connections through the Emirates hub of Dubai.
The globe's top island retreats have been revealed, with Lanzarote, New Zealand, and Malta highlighted in particular as great spots. With islands offering that extra exclusive holiday feel that many look for, they remain a top getaway. And with Hawaii, Saint Pierre, and Singapore also mentioned, there are lots of exciting locations to explore.
The Holiday Extras Customer' Awards 2011 has highlighted five films which inspire British travellers in their holiday choice. With 'The Beach' and 'Around the World in 80 Days' included in the list, Thailand, China, Paris and India are all noting popular demand from inspired holidaymakers.
It has been revealed that Jet2 are to add another destination to their expanding Scottish network, with flights to Rome beginning in spring 2012. The in demand services will operate thrice weekly, and offer the ideal getaway for those wanting an Italian adventure with inspiring culture and cuisine.
Read more: Jet2 Offers Flights to Rome
SWISS have revealed that new amenity kits are to be offered to First and Business class passengers. Catering to those travelling in premium fare categories, the new kits will offer top luxuries by brands such as La Prairie and Valmont, offering passengers exciting new brands and levels of comfort.
More British travellers are opting to go on "XL family holidays" it has been revealed. With smaller budgets, and people wanting to spend time with their extended family, groups of six relatives or more are now regularly holidaying in nations such as France, Italy and Spain.
Qatar Airways are now offering a new service connecting Calcutta and Doha. The daily, five hour flight will offer British travellers a new connection option to India, which remains a top tourist and business destination. And with 95 flights to the nation, Qatar has shown their ongoing commitment to providing services to India.
Read more: Flights with Qatar Offer New Calcutta Route
For individuals looking for an autumn holiday and excellent choice of location is the American state of Michigan. Here, with harvest in full swing, tourists can enjoy the beautiful changing leaves along with traditions including pumpkins, apple orchards, and historic cider mills on hand to provide a beautiful seasonal retreat.
Read more: Michigan A Top Spot for Autumnal Retreats
Macau has often been called the Las Vegas of the east, and it has now been revealed that, in the first quarter of 2012, the new Sands Macau resort is to open. Centrally located, the giant complex will offer 6,000 rooms from the likes of Intercontinental and Hilton, providing the perfect place to stay for tourists.
Read more: Macau to Enjoy New Giant Resort
It has been revealed by Etihad Airways that they are to add extra flights on the route to Abu Dhabi from Manchester. With services in high demand for both business and tourism, the two new flights will offer increased customer choice and travel to a popular British holiday destination.
Read more: New Flights Added by Etihad Airways
Estonia has topped a list of the Top 10 Emerging Destinations, proving highly popular with those searching for flights to new destinations. With the capital city of Tallinn also being awarded the accolade of 2011 European Capital of Culture, demand for travel to this Baltic nation is expected to be high.
Read more: Flights to Estonia Set to be in High Demand
It has been revealed that Luton Airport is becoming one of London's most popular travel hubs, with passenger numbers surpassing one million during July 2011. With an increased number of flight and destination options, in addition to investing in travel links around the airport, Luton's popularity looks set to continue.
Read more: One Million Travellers for Luton Airport
It has been revealed that Korean Air has done away with maximum capacity on their latest A380 aircraft and has instead provided customers with bars and an in-flight shop. Catering towards enhanced passenger experience, the move could see a new way of offering greater customer satisfaction in the air.
It has been revealed by British Airways that Las Vegas, New York and Mauritius are amongst top spots being booked for holidays in August. With the summer's peak month already here, holiday hotspots around the globe are seeing a rise in numbers, particularly North American and island destinations.
The latest British Behaviour Report has highlighted new statistics for people holidaying abroad. With falling rates of arrests, particularly drug related ones, British individuals are paying more attention to being responsible and sensible whilst enjoying the many nations of the world.
One of the world's most popular airlines, Virgin Atlantic, has revealed that it is to invest 100m pounds into innovative new products for both ground and in-flight services. With the company still reporting booming profits amidst economic troubles, new flights to Accra and Havana, in addition to innovative developments, will see the airline remain as a popular customer favourite.
Luton Airport has revealed that a host of new easyJet flights are now available for passengers eager to book their spring 2012 trips. With the London Olympics resulting in many people set to take spring holidays, popular routes to Malaga, Alicante and Faro will be in particular high demand.
For British holidaymakers looking at going away this year, Italy remains a top spot. Away from Rome, Sardinia and Tuscany both have an attractive lure. And with stunning scenery in addition to some of the world's most famous art, both regions are fantastic as summer getaways.
Read more: Tuscany and Sardinia Ideal Summer Hotspots
Delta's Atlanta Concourse A lounge has been reopened after its refurbishment, once again offering passengers the ideal place to rest before flights. Having scrapped the 16,000sq.ft conference rooms, the lounge is far bigger than before, offering more even luxury and space to those using it.
For those looking to enjoy some gaming tables whilst away, Las Vegas is often the first place that springs to mind. However, there are many great locations around the world offering spectacular gambling opportunities, including Manila, Monte Carlo and the Bahamas.
Read more: Top City Destinations for High Rollers
Lufthansa has been highlighted as a top airline to use for services to the Asian-Pacific region. With more flights than any other carrier between Europe and the East, they offer top quality and comfort in addition to a large range of services. And following numerous awards, the airline is set to enjoy strong demand this year.
For dive enthusiasts, it is not uncommon to travel halfway around the world for just a few days enjoying a spectacular diving spot. However, Germany has some great manmade lakes, mineshafts and freshwater quarries to discover, offering new and interesting experiences much closer to home.
Read more: Germany's Quarry Diving a Top Attraction
65 years of KLM service have been celebrated at Glasgow Airport, with the airline landing a vintage Dakota DC-3 aircraft, complete with 1950's livery, at the Scottish airport. Showing their ongoing commitment to the country, KLM said that the connectivity to the international hub of Amsterdam allowed Scottish travellers access to the entire world.
With British individuals increasingly wanting to travel to new and unexplored destinations, it has been revealed that Rwanda is fast becoming a top holiday hotspot. Offering traditional African culture whilst being cheaper than many other countries on the continent, Kigali and the surrounding nation has much to offer.
Read more: Britons Flocking to Rwanda
It has been revealed that Delta Airlines is in talks with the Welsh Government to provide a direct flight connecting Cardiff and New York. With residents currently having to use London Heathrow and Luton airports for U.S services, the route would provide a range of business and leisure opportunities.
With the British summer proving a washout it has been revealed that there has been a surge in overseas travel. With British holidaymakers wanting to enjoy a warm climate and get some sun, destinations such as Mauritius, Orlando and Barbados have been particular favourites for last minute getaways.
Gulf Air's winter schedule has been revealed, showcasing 28 new flights which will expand the network further still. With 14 new flights per week to Dubai, and seven to Abu Dhabi, the airline's Middle Eastern network will provide better travel than ever before for those seeking winter trips to the UAE and Kuwait.
Read more: New Flights with Gulf Air Revealed
Cyprus has been highlighted as the top location for those enjoying their honeymoon. Surveying over a thousand couples, the survey by Weddings Abroad and Honeymoons showed that European destinations in Italy and Greece also fared well for attracting newlyweds, offering a great climate and easily accessible locations.
Read more: Cyprus Top for Honeymoon Retreat
United Continental Holdings has revealed that they are to invest a significant amount into upgrading their current fleet of United and Continental aircraft. Over the coming year the company will install new entertainment systems, flat bed seats and new overhead luggage bins, offering travellers the latest in aviation comfort.
Marriot International has revealed that they are to open a new hotel in New York, offering the highest, standalone accommodation option in the city. Placing both the Residence Inn and Courtyard brands into the same building, rooms will offer stunning views across the city, attracting visitors from around the world.
Read more: New Hotel for New York Skyline
British Airways have implemented iPads on over 100 aircraft, allowing cabin crew members to provide far better service to passengers. Holding detailed information on every traveller aboard, crew will be able to offer a personalised and unique service, giving individuals an even better chance to enjoy their flight.
Marine sports are a popular pastime for many, and individuals don't have to venture far to enjoy some of the world's top sailing spots. Both Croatia and Lanzarote are great holiday locations for sailing getaways, and whilst the former offers sublime scenery, the latter provides the excitement of trips into the Atlantic Ocean.
It has been revealed that Flybe has completed its acquisition of Finnish domestic carrier Finncomm, adding a huge number of new routes to its network. With both existing and new services creating 416 additional weekly Flybe flights, British travellers will be able to take to the skies with the one brand like never before.
Read more: Finncomm Acquisition Completed by Flybe
Conde Nast Traveller has announced that there are a numerous places offering British travellers the perfect retreat for a last minute summer holiday. With Turkey warm until October, and other places including the Dordogne and Santorini offering ideal autumn retreats, tourists still have a chance to find some sun.
It has been announced that Boeing's new Dreamliner is ready for flight, with airline ANA due to be the first company to put the aircraft into service. Whilst flights will initially operate between Beijing and Haneda, in January 2012 the Boeing 787 will be a regular visitor to Europe.
Read more: Flights with ANA to Enjoy New Dreamliner
Mozambique's Vamizi Island has been highlighted as a top holiday destination for those wanting looking for paradise on their holiday. Conde Nast Traveller listed the location as its number one destination, revealing that the tropical retreat was increasingly accessible and provided spa treatments, great diving, and the ultimate relaxation.
One of the world's leading hotel brands, Marriott, has announced that it is to run a trial period of offering electric hire vehicles to guests staying in San Francisco. By offering a variety of vehicles for use, the opportunity is set to attract eco-friendly tourists and set a trend for the chain.
Read more: Eco-Tourists Drawn by San Francisco Hotel
It has been announced by American Airlines that, from September, they will be offering premium passengers new amenity kits and luxury services. For those flying between America and London Heathrow, in Business and First Class will receive upgraded amenities in addition to luxury duvets, pillows and slippers.