Dubai Expo 2020

A huge exhibition is coming to Dubai 20 Oct 2020 – 10 April 2021.

History – The Expo was first set up in 1851 by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who built Crystal Palace (not the football club) for the first exhibition. The Eiffel Tower (1889), movies with sound (1905), first phone (1876), first TV broadcast (1939) were all showcased first in the world expo exhibitions.

Where is it –  The 1080 acre site will be in the Dubai South district between Dubai and Abu Dhabi (just by Jebel Ali)

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Misleading Black Friday Deals

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Consumers warned over misleading Black Friday travel deals

Consumer champion Which? is warning consumers to beware of misleading Black Friday travel deals.

Which? said several special offers for last year’s event turned out to be exaggerated or non-existent upon further investigation.

On Black Friday in 2018 (November 23), Which? Travel analysed promotions advertised by major airlines and holiday companies – before checking the prices again two weeks later to see whether the deals on offer were really worth snapping up.

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Jet2 fills Thomas Cook void

Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019

Jet2 fills Thomas Cook void at Manchester and Birmingham

Jet2 has announced expansion at Manchester and Birmingham Airports to meet ‘unprecedented demand’ following Thomas Cook’s demise.

It is adding hundreds of thousands of seats for summer 2020 from both airports, a 16% rise in capacity at Manchester and a 23% jump at Birmingham. Continue reading

Airlines cashing in on BA Strike

Flight prices rocket as BA cancels nearly all flights

Pilots strikes by British Airways pilots have prompted fares to soar this week as rival airlines take advantage of demand.

A search by TravelMole this morning showed one-way EasyJet flights from Nice to London tomorrow (Wednesday) have rocketed to £660 to Gatwick, £611 to Stansted and £510 to Luton, and that excludes checked-in luggage or any other ‘extras’. Continue reading