General Travel News

Tour operators bear the brunt of flight

April 21- Travel tour operators across the UAE are suffering because of the flight cancellations to Europe, as most residents from the region holiday in Europe. The disruption is the result of the lingering ash cloud over the continent owing to a volcanic eruption in Iceland.
Talking about the flight disruptions, John Felix, Senior Vice-President at Emirates Holidays, said that his company is doing its best to help out stranded passengers in Europe. "We will re-book them on our flights when operations are reinstated." Those people scheduled to fly out of UAE to Europe will have all cancellation fees waived.”
Similarly, Kulwant Singh, Managing Partner of Lama Desert Tours and Cruises, said that his company has three different problems to deal with. "First, our frequent individual travellers or FIT have stopped inquiring for flights and holiday bookings. Next, our group bookings to Europe have either been cancelled or rescheduled; others have asked for alternative holiday destinations. Third, we have 60 cases of travellers who have booked tickets online. They are now in Dubai and are extending their stay on their own expense because they cannot travel to Europe due to the closure of European airports,” he explained.
At the moment, Singh’s company is trying to arrange for alternative holiday destinations for all those customers scheduled to fly out to London and Amsterdam in the last week. "So far, 11 of 15 European airports are still closed as of Monday. All these affected travellers are scheduled to go on holiday from April 21 to September 15," he said. 

More General Travel News
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

If you’ve ever wanted to anything and everything about Islam then this museum is the place to go. A new establishment in a converted souq on the waterfront, the ground floor galleries shows different aspects of Islamic faith such as the Five Pillars of Islam and the rituals of hajj. Other parts of floor plan show the scientific achievements in the Arab world, especially in the areas of mathematics...

Barri Gotic

Barri Gotic

Barcelona, Spain

Barri Gottic (or The Gothic Quarter) is Barcelona's old town. The area is home to winding streets, hidden squares and gothic old buildings. Tourists can visit the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, the Church of Santa Maria del Pi, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, and the Picasso Museum within the Barri Gottic compound. Visitors will enjoy the trip back in time to old Barcelona. ...

Lainzer Tiergarten

Lainzer Tiergarten

Vienna, Austria

Wildlife preserve, 80% of which is covered in woodland.  Around 80 to 100 red deer,800 to 1000 wild boars,200 to 250 fallow deer and approximately 700 mouflons can be spotted here....

Cradle of Humankind

Cradle of Humankind

Johannesburg, South Africa

This 117,000 acre piece of land has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and is home to several limestone caverns and was once home to the Mrs. Ples, the first southern 'Ape-Man' or Australopithecus skull to be discovered, along with a 3.3 million year old hominion skeleton. The site consists of Sterkfontein Caves, Swartkrans and  Kromdraai. The environs also contains the Rhino...