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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Friday 02 October 2009
Johnny Vegas is lying on a sun lounger by a dazzling blue pool. We are at the Solana Hotel, the location for Benidorm, ITV1's raucously entertaining sitcom about a group of dysfunctional Brits who run riot on the same all-inclusive package holiday every summer.
Wednesday 12 August 2009
A man whose honeymoon was ruined when he contracted a potentially fatal illness said he was delighted today after being awarded nearly £300,000 compensation from a holiday company.
Sunday 26 July 2009
Sunday 31 May 2009
Thomas Cook and Tui, the UK's two biggest tour operators, are set to play hardball with the Government and the Civil Aviation Authority over the likely rise in the cost of the consumer protection levy on package holidays to £3.
Saturday 14 March 2009
Depending on your point of view, young children either add an extra dimension to travel or make it impossibly difficult. Wise to the possibilities, many families with young children opt for a week locked-down in Britain.
Sunday 01 March 2009
Sunday 22 February 2009
This column requires two kinds of detective work; I track down the authors, but if you’re interested then you have to locate the books. Throughout the process, one author has continued to block further investigation. I knew that the Australian-born Maryann Forrest was someone to check out when I read a description of her in Time Out as “a stunning writer, so superb and alive a talent”.
Thursday 19 February 2009
A British man arrested in Venezuela after allegedly being found with three suitcases of cocaine is wanted by Merseyside Police, the force said today.
Tuesday 17 February 2009
A smaller-than-expected drop in inflation today failed to ease fears that the UK could soon be in the grip of deflation.
Sunday 08 February 2009
Thursday 15 January 2009
Air travel is on course to fall for the first time in two decades after the airports operator BAA revealed that the annual number of passengers collapsed at the end of last year.
Saturday 03 January 2009
At this time of year, when the tinsel is being taken down and the return to work looms, many of us start dreaming about summer holidays.
Sunday 21 December 2008
Gatwick Express has launched a new service to Brighton. Six trains will depart Brighton for Gatwick in the morning, Monday to Friday, and there will be six journeys made from Gatwick to Brighton in the evenings. Go to gatwickexpress.co.uk.
Friday 05 December 2008
Our view: Sell
Share price: 182p (-11p)
Michael Page International, the recruitment group, brought forward its January trading update yesterday to warn the market that its profits would come in at the lower end of forecasts, at around £136m.
Wednesday 03 December 2008
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more