In Brief, a roundup of the latest national and international travel news
In recent years it has become more and more popular for people to book their own hotel and flights to save money and add flexibility, bit with the collapse of Lowcostholidays which has left tens of thousands of customers out of pocket as the company based outside the UK did not contribute to the Atol insurance scheme. The travel industry is recommending that to avoid any disappointments that holidaymakers should book a package from a UK based tour operators.
Passport in hand
Although the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has stopped short of advising against travel to Turkey, they are advising that visitors should carry their passports and e-visas at all times.
A new insurance policy from safe-journey.com allows holidaymakers to claim in the event of a terrorist attack, previously travel policies have specifically excluded cover related to acts of terrorism, this add-on is available from £4.75 for a fortnight's cover.
Wet Wet Wet
Bad news for those who are planning to holiday in France this week, the forecast is for continuing rain until Wednesday, adding more disruption to the country already affected by strike action.