With the summer holiday season ready to kick off, Donal Buckley reminds us that the most important item that you can pack in your suitcase for that break overseas is the right insurance policy — but before committing, be aware of what each policy offers
The island of Fuerteventura is the second biggest of the Canaries (the biggest is Tenerife). It’s the least populated as most of the land is stone and rock. The north of the island is very volcanic, though it’s safe as the last eruption was 7,000 years ago. It’s an island with holidays that appeal to various types of holidaymakers..
With its wealth of historic towns, varied natural beauty, and great food and wine, this region in south-west France is a real delight, says Mary Novakovich
A new Irish Travel company that utilises the internet to help tourists book holiday homes abroad has been set up
Barry Coughlan revisits Lanzarote and finds there are still unspoiled spots if you’re prepared to drive
Cornwall is the only destination in Britain to be included in the Lonely Planet's prestigious Blue List of 30 'must-see' places for 2007
Chosen for its "spectacluar coastline", "arresting beauty" and "cultural and historical riches". Cornwall also came out on top as Britain's favourite UK holiday destination at the annual British Travel Awards at the end of 2006.
Truman Capote famously said of Venice that visiting the city was like eating a whole box of chocolate liqueurs all in one go. I feel a bit like that about Dubrovnik.
With my eyes closed I would know I was near Mount Etna. When the season is right, the delicious scent of la zagara - the blossom from thousands of citrus trees growing around its base - hits you as you step off the plane in Catania. In winter and spring, the east coast breezes are delicately fragrant, in chromatic contrast to the area's lava-black streets and buildings. There is such fertility in the volcanic soil that orange trees and wisteria grow wild along the autostrada to Taormina.
Mention tourist magnets in Ireland and one place keeps cropping up - the Ring of Kerry. But the world-renowned Ring is much more than just one place – it is more a state of mind. It boasts such raw beauty that it is hardly surprising that it is one of the most must-see areas of the globe.
EVERYONE seems to be taking this latest hike in the cost of air travel in very good part, on the whole. Consumer-affairs types have been grumbling a little but everybody else has more or less just been repeating that limp joke about being made to pay for using the oxygen masks. Maybe we're not taking it seriously enough
With the scheduled delivery of two new long haul aircraft, we're delighted to announce the introduction of three new services to our North American network for Winter 2007.
What it is: the opportunity to see some of nature's most magnificent marine animals against a stunning backdrop.
Aer Lingus has confirmed that it will begin services to three new cities in the US before the end of the year.
Aer Lingus US move follows EU deal Aer Lingus has confirmed that it will begin services to three new cities in the US before the end of the year. This follows news that EU transport ministers have unanimously backed an agreement with the US to throw open transatlantic air travel to more competition.
A RECENT change to French law is expected to boost the value of leaseback properties when the owners sell them. Under the new law, investors are no longer required to repay any VAT even if they re-sell the property within the first five years of ownership.
A momentous aviation deal agreed this week willhave far-reaching consequences for transatlantictravel - but will it make flying to the Statesany cheaper? MYLES McWEENEY reports