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UK hotel demand to soar following Brexit

The number of hotel room nights sold in the second half of 2016 is forecast to jump 30 per cent year-on-year on the back of Brexit, according to travel brokerage firm, Tourico Holidays.

According to company booking data, Tourico has already sold nearly a quarter of a million room nights in the UK in 2016 led by a 12 per cent year-on-year increase from the United States.

It said while source markets like China and Germany only account for a small amount of inbound UK travel bookings, both markets have increased their average daily reservations to the UK by over 100 per cent since the vote to leave the EU

School holiday travel chaos

TRACY WATKINS Last updated 14:20, July 5 2016 ONE NEWS NOW A showdown could be looming over the threat of strike action by airport security staff.

The Government is not ruling out intervening to keep planes in the air after threatened strike action by aviation security workers during the school holidays.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges confirmed Cabinet was briefed on contingency plans to keep airport security checks going if mediation to avert the strike failed

United Airlines trading free club passes for holiday toy donations

349 shares share sms send email By: Ramsey Qubein 1 | November 16, 2015 4:30 pm Do gooders, rejoice! United Airlines is giving people a pat on the back this holiday season: those who donate gifts 2 to Toys for Tots will receive United Club passes for the effort. Through a partnership with Chase, United sets up VIP lounges each holiday season in shopping malls in two of its hub cities: the Westfield San Francisco Centre in San Francisco and The Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, New Jersey (near United s Newark Hub).

These VIP spaces are open to anyone who holds a United-branded Chase credit card, as well as up to three additional guests

Happy holidays!

These carriers are both adding extra bag fees for holiday travel

Photo: Ian Gratton/Flickr 1 There are still bags of half-priced Halloween candy on the shelves, but we ve already fast-forwarded through November and have kickstarted the Christmas season.

Walmart has already planted rows of artificial evergreens, Starbucks is now serving everything in its traditional red cups, and in perhaps the least anticipated (and least surprising) tradition of all, Spirit Airlines is raising its bag fees for holiday travel.

Last year, Spirit gave its passengers an unwanted gift, adding an extra $2 2 to its bag fee for any luggage checked between December 18 and January 5.