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Passengers on an easyJet plane were left stranded on the runway in baking temperatures

Egypt tourists stranded in 30C heat

Airline easyJet has apologised after British tourists were left stranded for 30 hours in extreme heat due to an overnight delay on a flight from Egypt to Gatwick Airport.

Bosses at Heathrow plan to rank airlines according to how noisy their aircraft are

Airlines ranked on noise pollution

Plans are in the pipeline to make the UK's biggest airport a quieter place. Bosses at Heathrow have unveiled a raft of proposals for their "quieter Heathrow" plan, including a table publicly ranking airlines according to how noisy their aircraft are.

New York is one of the most popular long-haul destinations for Brits this year

Long-haul Brits head for cities

Research by holiday firm Hayes & Jarvis shows more Britons are choosing long-haul city trips over beach holidays. New York and Las Vegas have been the most popular long-haul destinations so far in 2013, the firm said.

Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world

Climbers mark 60th anniversary

Mountaineers past and present have descended on London to mark the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mount Everest. They were set to join the sons of the first men to reach the 29,028ft (8,848 metres) summit at the signing of a newly released book on the expedition.

A new report reveals how British holidaymakers see themselves when they are abroad

What are Brits like when abroad?

The national appetite for overseas holidays is showing no sign of waning, with 18 million of us set to arrange travel insurance and jet off this summer to destinations such as Spain, Greece and Turkey. It is a trend that has continued for years, but has the typical British tourist remained the same?

Compensation and financial protection for air travellers is the subject of a new government consultation exercise

Views sought on travel protection

How best to protect the consumer rights of holidaymakers is the subject of a new government consultation. Evidence is being sought before changes are made to the Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (Atol) scheme.

Paris was named travellers' number one holiday destination in a global poll

Paris tops worldwide travel poll

Paris has come out on top in a global poll of the most popular world travel destinations.

London was the preferred destination of around half of all foreign visitors to the UK last year, official figures show

Overseas tourists flock to London

Around half of all overseas visitors to Britain came to London last year, according to the latest official figures.

Passengers will soon be able to fly to four major European cites from Cambridge Airport

New routes at Cambridge Airport

Passengers will soon be able to fly to four major European cites from Cambridge Airport. As of September 2, Swiss-headquartered carrier Darwin Airline will begin flights to Amsterdam, Paris, Milan and Geneva.