My life in travel: Tom Aikens

‘Travel is finding good places to eat’

The Business Matrix: Friday 28 September 2012

Sports Direct to buy 60 JJB stores

Tui has a boost from Brits fleeing summer

The tour operator Tui Travel has shown again how it is benefiting from the woes of it rival Thomas Cook.

Weak euro boosts travel bookings

A weakened euro and the miserable British summer boosted bookings at Thomson Holidays owner TUI Travel today as more people looked to escape to European destinations such as Spain.

More Britons getting into trouble abroad

An increased number of Britons needed consular assistance abroad last year.

Live Nation buys stake in Cream

Ingenious Media Active Capital (Imac) has sold its stake in Cream, a live events company based on the Cream electronic music brand.

Deals of the week

Less than £200... Easy on the wallet

Every Friday, easyJet Holidays will release 100 holidays for £100 per person. A test booking revealed a week's self-catering in Ibiza to two nights' B&B in Bilbao. Just visit the website early before they sell out. Holidays.easyjet.com

Rape allegation for News Corp's Saudi investor

An investigation into an allegation that Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest men and News Corp's second biggest shareholder, raped a woman has been re-opened.

12 held after Ibiza drugs swoop

Nine Britons and three Irishmen are being held in Ibiza as part of a major police swoop against drug traffickers on the party island.

The dance messiah: How David Guetta became the world’s biggest DJ

His beats have energised the biggest R'n'B hits of the decade. His wild club nights have transformed Ibiza. Even his mum approves of his DJ excesses...Make some noise for David Guetta!

The Hedonist: Ibiza

What to see and where to be seen

Briton dies in Ibiza

A British tourist has died on holiday in Ibiza.

Briton dies in Ibiza balcony plunge

A young Briton has died in Ibiza after plunging from the balcony of a third floor flat.

A breath of fresh air

What’s your idea of the perfect beer garden? Is it beside the sea or in the heart of the city or countryside? Help us find the best and you could win a VIP trip for two to Ibiza

Arsene Wenger angry at 'disrespectful' Xavi

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has criticised Barcelona midfielder Xavi for claiming Cesc Fabregas is "suffering" at the Premier League club.

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