Is Spain still safe for British tourists? Anti-tourism group increase protests and riots

Anti-tourism groups in Spain have threatened to continue their protests and riots against holidaymakers. As over-tourism reaches new levels, Spain has seen a number of discontented locals and groups fight against it. Tourist numbers are increasing to many of the cities and islands, exceeding millions of visitors and often outweighing local in number. A recent […]

PICTURES: North Korea new holiday resort for tourists – would you dare visit?

North Korea is not the most popular holiday destination for UK travellers, despite it not currently being prohibited by the government. This could soon change with images showing a new holiday resort being built by the country. Found on the eastern coast of the country is the Wonsan-Kalma peninsular, which is where the renovations are taking […]

2 British tourists and their driver have been abducted in a national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wikimedia Commons Two British tourists and a driver were kidnapped in Virunga National Park. A park ranger was also allegedly killed. KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congo park spokesman says one guard has been killed and two British tourists and their driver have been abducted in Virunga National Park. Joel Wengamulay, spokesman for the Congolese […]

So-Called ‘Disney Rash’ Is Affecting Some Tourists in Warm Weather

‘Disney Rash’ Is Affecting Some Tourists in Warm Weather Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]

Italy islands ban single-use plastic being used – with tourists facing huge fines

Italian islands have chosen to ban all use of single-use plastic to protect the beautiful islands. This will include plates, cups and forks that are prohibited from being used. Plastic bottles are not included in this yet, but there are hopes to change these to glass bottles in the future. The change comes after alarming […]

Egypt announces new law to clamp down on street vendors who harass tourists on holiday

Egypt holidays are on the rise for British tourists, according to Thomas Cook. Bookings for 2018 are up by 89 per cent, with other troubled destinations such as Tunisia and Turkey also seeing an increase in holidays. Yet Egypt sellers and traders have a reputation for harassing tourists in an imposing way, putting many off […]

Holiday car hire SCAM: Tourists ripped off thousands of pounds by foreign companies

GETTY Customers are often lured in by very cheap rates – only to find the costs soaring with added extras Scams can include billing for non-existent damage, dramatically overcharging for repairs and slapping on a premium for fuel if cars are not returned without a completely full tank. Rory Boland, Which? Travel editor, warned: “Unfortunately, […]

Holiday rip-off: Booking scams rise 25 per cent in year – average £1,500 lost by tourists

Victims of scams typically lost £1,500 in 2017, according to City of London Police data. There were 4,700 reported cases worth a total of £6.7 million. Travel trade organisation Abta’s chief executive Mark Tanzer said: “Abta sees at first-hand the damage caused by travel fraudsters with the many devastated customers who contact us for advice […]

7 mistakes European tourists don’t even realize they’re making in America

Drew Angerer/Getty Images All tourists experience a bit of a culture shock when visiting a new country. European tourists can struggle to understand the culture, weather, and laws of America. Reddit users shared some of the most frustrating mistakes Europeans make while visiting the US. Each country has its own very distinct customs and traditions, […]

Helicopter crash: Are helicopter rides still safe for tourists? Are accidents increasing?

Helicopter crashes have hit the news recently with a number of high profile incidents causing the deaths of tourists. Five British tourists were killed in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon on February 10, whilst another two tourists from the US were killed on March 22 when it crashed in Australia. Another helicopter crash […]