Today’s travel news
- Tropical Storm Alex looks like it might well turn into a hurricane as it nears the coast of Caribbean Mexico. It will drop back down to a storm as it turns into Texas on Friday this week. The main resorts in Mexico frequented by UK tourists are unaffected.
- Strikes in Greece are currently affecting tourists. According to http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/10443630.stm dock workers are preventing tourists from boarding ferries to nearby islands. Both domestic and international flights are also affected, although the 4 British Airways and today’s Easyjet flights to Athens today (29 June) have all departed on schedule. Thomson and Monarch flights to Santorini, Skiathos are showing delays, although Crete and Zakynthos flights for later tonight are still showing as ok. Best advice is to check with your travel agent or the airline for the most up-to-date information.
- Thursday is Canada Day so watch out for lots of special offers that day for tourists visiting there! The Queen is currently on tour there so there should be news coverage, to help you decide where to go in this huge country. bmi fly to Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, so covering the country almost as widely as Air Canada – who now have a route to St John’s Newfoundland during the summer months.
That’s all for now – plenty happening in the travel press. I’ll update again soon!
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