I’m a British Citizen, why can’t I get an eVisa to travel to India?

Q:   I’m a British Citizen, so why can’t I get an eVisa to travel to India?   A: India’s eVisa came into force in 2014 and was suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was restored... Read more

Good Buy E111, Hello EHIC

You can get hold of an application form from post offices or via the Department of Health from 1st September. Though E111s will no longer be available, they will remain valid until January 2005. The... Read more

CowParade to take over the streets of Edinburgh

The largest public art event in the world is set to paint the town red, yellow, blue and all the colours under the sun as over 100 life size cows will take to grazing Edinburgh’s streets... Read more

Jordan backtracks on decision to forbid single women from entering the country

Tour operators throughout the country were notified earlier this week of a new visa regulation issued by Jordan’s Ministry of Interior. The directive stipulated that women travelling alone to Jordan from several eastern European and... Read more

Travelodge launches Cuddillow – a cuddle pillow

A survey of 2000 solitary travellers by the UK hotel chain identified 57% of respondents felt lonely, sleeping without their partner when away from home. Sixteen per cent found it difficult to fall asleep and... Read more

European Capital of Culture in 2009

There are only 644 days to go before Vilnius is hailed as European Capital of Culture. The Lithuanian capital is the first city in the Post-Communist block to be designated this reputable title. The 20-year-old... Read more

Heathrow Express adds WiFi

Heathrow Express has become the first city-airport shuttle in the world to offer its five million annual passengers wi-fi enabled communication on its entire route, regardless of tunnel restrictions. Speaking to ABTN on-board the Paddington-Heathrow... Read more

Iran Warns Tourists: Follow Our Dress Code

Iran on Monday warned tourists and other foreigners visiting the country to obey its Islamic dress code in line with a nationwide crackdown against slack dressing. “We have asked travel agencies to warn tourists and... Read more

Astraeus to launch Flystar

“Flystar”, will be the name applied to Astraeus’ new and growing scheduled services – and passengers are now able to book flights at www.flystar.com [Editor’s Note: Astraeus ceased operations on 21 November 2011]. Aircraft will remain Astraeus... Read more

Fatal blast may halt plans for space tourism

A deadly explosion at the test site of a pioneering company that builds commercial spaceships has cast light on inherent dangers in rocketry that have been overshadowed by public enthusiasm for the adventure of space... Read more