Q. I'm keen to visit Punta del Este and/or Montevideo in Uruguay, ideally as a package holiday. But I can't find any operators that do it. And even if I could, would booking individual flights and accommodation be a better strategy? It seems amazing that BA still don't fly direct! Russ Williams, London
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Saturday 08 January 2011
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Hopes were raised over the future of the Pontin's holiday camp brand today after administrators confirmed they had received 10 offers for the chain.
Saturday 04 December 2010
Thomas Cook's plans for a joint venture with the Co-operative Group should be referred for investigation under UK competition rules, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) recommended yesterday.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
UK household spending has fallen for the first time in almost a decade, the Office for National Statistics said today.
Friday 26 November 2010
Thomas Cook is moving into the fast-growing Russian package holiday market with a $45m (£29m) joint venture with former Soviet state travel agency, VAO Intourist.
Saturday 20 November 2010
Saturday 13 November 2010
It was a time before the British holidaymaker had even heard of the Costa del Sol, and when the package holiday abroad was a mere twinkle in the eye of a man called Vladimir Raitz who pioneered the idea of chartering planes and booking hotels en masse for the ordinary Briton.
Saturday 02 October 2010
Wednesday 29 September 2010
The oldest package holiday company in London has gone into administration.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Street entertainment is now a regular feature of city life, but in the 1960s it was primarily buskers, and not too many of them, either. The one-man band Don Partridge was signed by EMI and had Top 10 hits with "Rosie" and "Blue Eyes" in 1968, but he preferred an itinerant lifestyle and soon returned to busking. He stressed that he never begged and was always being paid for entertainment.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Friday 13 August 2010
The collapse of tour operator Sun4U highlights the ultra-complicated system of protection for holidaymakers.
Saturday 29 May 2010
It is a surprise to learn that in a world where the budget airlines have made nice bits of Europe accessible for £1 and a package holiday to south-east Asia can be enjoyed for a few hundred quid, that the Pontin's holiday camp is still an option.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
What rights do I have if my aircraft is cancelled?
Thursday 01 April 2010
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Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
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- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
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