The ICE Newsroom

travel increase
20 Jan

World tourism numbers ‘hit new high’

British travellers on holidays abroad have helped to fuel unrivalled world tourism figures, the United Nations has reported. Across 2015, there were nearly 1.2 billion overnight tourism stays – a jump of 4.4% on 2014, the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) finds. Britons’ travel spending increased by 6% from 2014 to 2015, buoyed by their

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Ed Sheeran Brit Awards
20 Jan

BRITs Abroad

Every business involves travelling, but none inspire quite so much globe-hopping as the music industry! Headline tours take different acts around the world, travelling thousands of miles to play for thousands of fans. With the BRIT Awards nominations recently announced, and sure-to-be-stellar years ahead for the forthcoming winners, we caught up with the winners of

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18 Jan

Ryanair to launch new Romania route

New foreign holiday routes to Timisoara are being opened up through Ryanair’s first venture into Romania. The budget carrier is flying travellers out of London Stansted every day from the beginning of November. It celebrated the new winter venture by putting on sale tickets from under £20 for people who want to travel abroad to

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holiday pics
13 Jan

Average Brit ‘will go on four holidays’

The average Brit is set to take four holidays this year, with higher earners enjoying even more breaks, a new study suggests. And the research carried out by British Airways Holidays indicates that people will typically fork out just over £1,620 preparing to go away. Just under £680 of that will go on flights and

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08 Jan

‘Best foreign holiday spots’ named

‘Best foreign holiday spots’ named Some of the best places for a foreign holiday this year include Amsterdam, Nashville and Reykjavik and the countries of Sri Lanka, Kenya and Nepal. Rough Guides has named all six destinations in its lists of the best places to visit this year. The renowned guidebook publisher calls Reykjavik the

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19 Nov

It’s snow joke on uncovered ski holidays

Skiing fans have been warned their trip and holiday funds could go downhill fast if they do not take out the right insurance policy. Gocompare says Brits who travel abroad to the snowy slopes this winter need a policy which includes winter sports cover. The firm suggests this should be as much a part of

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16 Nov

‘Record number’ of air passengers

Passenger numbers at UK airports have soared to a record high, with travellers seemingly enjoying more holidays overseas. The latest figures published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) show 247 million people passed through 24 of the country’s main airports in the 12 months to June, making it the busiest period ever. UK airports have

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13 Nov

Emirates removes first class from A380

Emirates has waved goodbye to first class on one of its planes to accommodate the most passengers ever. The two-class Airbus A380, which was unveiled this week at the Dubai Airshow, has 557 economy seats on board – 130 more than its sister three-class aircraft – plus room for 58 business travellers. That means the

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12 Nov

Oyster cards set for Gatwick trains

Holidaymakers travelling to and from Gatwick Airport will able to do so using Oyster and contactless payment cards from January. The electronic ticketing system is being extended to the West Sussex site, as well as five other stations along the route – Horley, Salfords, Earlswood, Redhill and Merstham – to provide a quick and easy

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06 Nov

New passport design revealed

Holidaymakers getting the new UK passport will be heading off abroad with a document featuring seven ‘culturally important’ men and two women, it has been revealed. The new 34-page passport’s design claims to celebrate the nation’s creative and cultural heritage over the last 500 years. But it has been criticised by some for only honouring

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