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A new report claims the UK needs a new airport policy to help maintain its status as a global aviation hub

Firms call for new airport policy

The UK needs a new airport policy to help support growth in manufacturing and tourism and maintain its status as a global aviation hub, a report has suggested. A survey by manufacturers' organisation EEF found widespread frustration over the Government's current aviation policy, with firms growing impatient at the constant toing and froing over the construction of a third runway at Heathrow.

Holidaymakers can now use an hour's free Wi-Fi at Stansted Airport

Stansted unveils free Wi-Fi network

Passengers flying in and out of Stansted Airport will be able to take advantage of up to an hour of free Wi-Fi following a move from the Essex-based airport's new owners, Manchester Airports Group.

Kent International Airport, Manston

Go Dutch with new flight service

Travellers heading for Holland now have a new flight option with the opening of a KLM service from Kent to Amsterdam. The Dutch airline has started operating two flights a day between Kent International Airport in Manston, Kent and Schiphol Airport.

An economy flight to the Sunshine State, Florida, will now cost a family of four an extra £8

Air tax rises hit UK travellers

Some Britons will find it more expensive to fly abroad this week - as increases in the Air Passenger Duty (APD) airport departure tax take effect. A family of four flying in economy class to Florida will now have to add £8 to their flying budget when calculating their overall holiday costs - which also include outgoings such as accommodation and travel insurance .

P&O Ferries feared Good Friday travel disruption but the port strike has been called off

Port strike off for fleeing Britons

Britons fed up with the prolonged winter weather were celebrating today, as a postponed French ferry strike meant their Easter getaway would go ahead. A 24-hour stoppage by French port control officers would have resulted in disruption at ports such as Calais, Dieppe and Cherbourg.

British travellers looking to stretch their holiday money on a European city break should opt for Budapest, according to a new survey

Budapest tops the table for value

Budapest offers the best value for British travellers looking to make the most of their holiday money, according to new research. A cost-comparison study found the capital of Hungary offers the lowest combined price for a selection of 12 items travellers can expect to pay for in 25 different destinations.

Machu Picchu is one of the 962 Unesco World Heritage Sites you can see on the trip

Two-year tour of heritage sites

Who hasn't dreamed of turning off the computer, packing a suitcase and going on a round-the-globe adventure? You now have the chance to do it in style with a package that takes in all 962 Unesco World Heritage Sites - should you have a 24-month window in your diary.

Britons are jetting off en masse for an Easter break

UK prepares for mass Easter exodus

The annual Easter exodus is starting even earlier this year, with 106,000 travellers already jetting off with British Airways on Friday. Another 98,000 are due to fly with the carrier on Thursday 28 March to squeeze in an extra day over the extended Easter weekend.

Cape Town in South Africa is one of the cheapest destinations for hotel room extras

Variation in price of hotel extras

The cost of hotel room extras vary greatly depending on where you are staying, a survey has revealed. TripAdvisor, which carried out the study, found there is money to be saved by Brits travelling to south east Asia or Africa, although people staying a little closer to home in Europe will have to fork out more.