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
Experience the peaks near Lausanne Switzerland
Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi launches summer camp for children
Turkish Airlines launches flights to Moroni in the Comoros
Latest Travel News
Looking for an adventure - go to Iraq fo...
Turkish Airlines partners with Warner Br...
Emirates announces one-off A380 service ...
Featured Sights To See
CN Tower

CN Tower

Toronto, Canada

This is the tallest freestanding structure in the world. Walking on the glass floors 113 stories above the ground is exhilarating-like walking on air! The sky pod raises you another 33 stories up. Timings: Daily 9AM-11 PM Admission: C$ 21 [Adults] C$ 14 [Children] Address: 301 Front St. W Tel: 416/868-6937 Website: www.cntower.ca ...

Cu Chi Tunnel

Cu Chi Tunnel

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

An hour and a half drive outside the Ho Chi Minh City center, this elaborate network of underground tunnels was used by the Vietcong as communications routes, supply routes, and living quarters during the guerilla operations of the Vietnam War. Not for the claustrophobic, tourists can squeeze down the hatches and into the tunnels for a view of these remnants of the war.     &nb...

Irma Stern Museum

Irma Stern Museum

Cape Town, South Africa

Irma Stern is arguably South Africa’s most celebrated artist. The museum opened in her house pays homage to her by exhibiting her work depicting African people and their lives the continent over, and her collection of African artifacts from the same region.   Timings: Tues- Sat 10 A.M- 5 P.M Admission: R 10 Address: Cecil Road, Rosebank Tel: 021-685-5686  ...

Russian Drama Theater

Russian Drama Theater

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: 43 Abai Avenue, corner of Mukanov Street, Abylai Khan Avenue, Almaty Timings: Tuesdays to Sundays Tickets: depends on show type and duration Built in 1969 as a humble theater, this place has become one of the most popular destinations for Russian literature and performance freaks. It is named after Michael Lermontov, a prominent Russian author/playwright. The theater hosts seve...