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Holidaymakers snub larger airports for regional convenience

Claims that airport delays are prompting holidaymakers to rethink their holiday plans to stay in the UK have been strongly denied by one leading tour operator, which uses regional airports. Rather than reporting a downturn,, says that travellers are turning their backs on the likes of Heathrow and Gatwick airports in favour of an entirely better experience at the local airports it uses, of faster, cheaper and more convenient travel.

Jet setting Adele wins year-long travel reporter comp

Armed with a camcorder, her passport and a map of Europe, jewellery importer, Adele Guillen, will be racking up the miles having been unveiled as the winner of a search for a travel reporter. After sifting through reels of video footage that Alan Whicker or Judith Chalmers would be proud of, the judges selected Adele’s entry and she will now spend the next twelve months producing as many as 18 video travel reports from destinations such as sunny Majorca and winter favourite Sharm el Sheikh.

Fashionistas should head to Belfast

Calling all fashionistas - the 10th - 15th of March is Belfast Fashion Week. Held at the Baby Grand, part of Belfast’s much loved venue, the Grand Opera House, you can see a mix of designer and highstreet fashion showcased in exciting runway shows across the 6 days. supports good education for kids, the fastest-growing tour operator in the North of England, is the first tour operator to introduce heavy child discounts throughout the year including school holidays. It is offering parents the chance to book kids places from as little as £49 meaning fewer kids will miss valuable term time.

Experience Viking wars in York this February

Watch out - the Vikings are coming back to York! Between 13th and 17th February the Viking Festival will take place in the historic city of York. There will be over 100 specially organised arts, music, drama and action events taking place, many of which are free of charge.

Local authorities sing Yorkshire’s praises

Local authorities of Yorkshire and Humberside have been voting for the region's best-loved treasures for the online Pride of Place poll. The shortlist of 39 includes Fountains Abbey, Castle Howard, Flamborough Head and Bridlington’s beaches. With dozens of flights coming into Leeds Bradford everyday, why not discover for yourself the spectacular sights Yorkshire has to offer.

Less delays when flying from Leeds Bradford

Leeds Bradford Airport has been named as the best performing airport for flight delays in a report by the Civil Aviation Authority between April and June last year. In the study of ten major UK airports including Manchester, London City, Luton and Stansted, Leeds Bradford came out best.

Fly to Paris and catch the rugby fever

England beat the odds to prove their critics wrong on Saturday when they beat Australia to reach the semi finals of the Rugby World Cup. The game finished Australia 10-12 England and the winners will now take on France in the semi finals to be held on 13th October.

Le gôut de France at home and abroad

Kendells Bistro, a new French restaurant, has recently opened in the heart of Leeds. The bistro in St Peters Square was given top marks for its 'imaginative' and 'divine' French cuisine by the local newspaper.

Best attraction - The Open Air Gallery Belfast

The Open Air Gallery in West Belfast has always been a popular tourist hotspot but now it's officially been described as the UKs 'best tourist attraction' by The Independent newspaper.

London, Paris, Milan... Manchester?

Okay, so maybe Manchester's not the first place that springs to mind when you think of the fashion capitals of the world but this October all the big names in fashion will be heading to the city for the launch of Manchester's very first fashion weekend.

Manchester's ready to rock with Simon Webbe

Manchester is arguably one of the UK's most musical cities as the birthplace of many great bands such as the Stone Roses and Oasis and now investors are ensuring that the city continues to live up to its musical name by putting even more money into Manchester's music scene.

Glengormley, Drains Bay & Muff - the jewels in Ireland’s crown

The new ads have got people all over the North of England asking “what is there to do at Drain’s Bay, where the chuff is Muff and what is a great night out like in Glengormley?”

Forty days of rain - Its time to get away to the sun

As folklore would have us believe, as it rained on the 15th July we are destined to have 40 more days of continuous rain! St Swithun has the reputation as a weather saint due to the delay in moving his body from its lowly grave to its golden shrine within the Cathedral due to incessant rain!

Summer Rocking: Europe's best music festivals in 2007

As usual Glastonbury sold out in around 10 seconds this year leaving lots of earnest music fans with a big hole in their summer music calendar. But who needs Glastonbury when there’s a veritable smörgasbord of top music festivals taking place throughout Europe this summer.