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British Airways Announces Two New Heathrow Routes

British Airways will launch two new routes from Heathrow to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Montpellier in France next summer.

Sean Doyle, BA Director of Network and Alliances, said: “We are gearing up for an exciting summer next year as we add more routes to our extensive network.

“We’re always developing our leisure offering and are committed to giving our customers even more choice of destinations at competitively low prices.”

"Ad well as launching five new European routes in 2019, on our long haul network we're also starting flights to Osaka, Charlston and Pittsburgh"

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Lengthy queues likely at European airports

Passengers travelling back to the UK from some European airports may experience longer waiting times due to extra security checks at Passport Immigration for both arrivals and departures on passengers from countries outside the 26-nation Schengen border-free zone, which includes Britain. Huge queues have been reported at passport controls across Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Holland. We advise departing customers to allow extra time as they may experience longer queues especially at this busy time of the year.

 

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St-Emilion: More than just great wine!

Wine makers and vineyard owners are among the few skilled craftsmen who give away samples of their art for free, which probably explains why trips to the various wine regions across Europe have gained immense popularity over the last few years. Carefully planned itineraries should not only pair great wine with delicious food, but should serve to complement spectacular scenery, world class hospitality and the finest accommodation.

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Eight new 2017 destinations for Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the award-winning and fastest growing airline in the world, have announced eight more destinations for their 2017-18 schedules, in addition to seven previously announced new cities for a total of 15 new gateways.

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Advice for travellers following the Nice lorry attack

Following the lorry attack in Nice the French government has extended the country's state of emergency for another three months and tourists have been advised to exercise caution in public places.

Authorities say 84 people died after a lorry was driven into a crowd taking part in the Bastille Day celebrations on the city's famous Promenade des Anglais. It is reported a further 18 are 'fighting for their lives' and many more are injured.

If you are concerned about up-coming travel plans please contact your Traveleads teams on 0113 245 7745 and 0131 718 4000.

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Tried and tested - Montpellier

As businesses continue to expand, travel has become an almost essential part of that growth cycle. Gone are the days of meetings taking place only in capital cities, or the sprawling expanse of a major metropolis.

Today business is just as likely to take you off the beaten track, as it is to more predictable destinations - such as Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo.

As growth across all sectors reaches lesser known cities and regions, we are seeing a new trend emerge, and business travel is increasing to destinations once reserved for holiday-makers.

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Travel Alert France: ATC strike planned for 5th July

National strike action is due to take place in France on Tuesday 5th July, causing disruption and delays to travel plans. French air traffic control will work on a reduced capacity for at least 24 hours from tomorrow morning, following similar action since March. If you have concerns that the strikes may affect your travel plans please contact us 0113 245 7745 or 0131 718 4000.

 

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Further disruption as French strikes continue

National strike action is due to take place in France from the 1st-2nd June, 3rd-5th June and the 14th June, causing disruption and delays to travel plans.

French air traffic control will work on a reduced capacity for at least 24 hours from tomorrow morning, following similar action since March.

Rail workers in France are also planning to strike from tomorrow, which will lead to severe cuts in national train services. In Paris, Metro and suburban train services will also be reduced, when employees go on strike.

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A summer of sport ahead

The UEFA Euro's kick off June 10th and finish with the final whistle on July 10th. All the games will take place in France, meaning it's the perfect opportunity to take a break in some of the most beautiful places of France. Whether you jump on the Eurostar, fly or drive there are some great destinations to enjoy such as Bordeaux, Lens, Lillie, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.

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Flybe’s new summer flights to France

Flybe will launch two new routes to Paris and Rennes in France from London City Airport next summer. Weekday flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle, operating on weekdays from March to October, have been timed for convenient day returns. Flights to Rennes, the capital of Brittany, will be operating from the 18th July to the 4th September every day except Saturdays. Flybe will operate a total of seven routes to and from London City Airport next summer offering up to 176 flights a week.

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