Services at Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle airports could be disrupted

Union warns of Christmas travel disruption as baggage carrier closes operations

21 October 2016 09:14

A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.

People wait at London St Pancras after rail services through the Channel Tunnel were suspended due to a power failure

Passengers faced long delays after Channel Tunnel power failure

Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.

Unions are preparing to vote on strike action but would need to give Gatwick at least seven days notice before any walk out.

Christmas chaos fears as Gatwick Airport workers threaten strike

People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.

Demand for Eurostar seats is expected to drop as the UK leaves the EU

Eurostar cuts back on services due to post-Brexit fears

Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.

A Thai woman weeps as she holds on to a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej in a line to offer condolences for the king at Grand Palace in Bangkok

Tourists advised to 'behave respectfully' as Thailand mourns King Bhumibol

Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Holidaymakers are being warned to plan ahead to avoid "disgraceful" currency exchange rates being offered at airports

Tourists warned to plan ahead when exchanging currency

Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.

Air pollution, unpure water and vitamin D deficiency are all included in a shortlist of environmental risk factors for dementia

Air pollution and vitamin D deficiency linked to dementia.

Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.

Over half the population took a holiday abroad in the last year

More Brits are going on holiday than in last five years

More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.

A woman watches flood waters rush over a bridge in North Carolina (AP)

Storm brings flood chaos

People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Destinations worldwide received 561 million international tourists between January and June 2016

Worldwide tourism is on the rise, research shows

People travelling abroad is on the rise, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

A lifeguard patrols the beach ahead of Hurricane Matthew in Jacksonville Beach (AP)

Hurricane brings chaos to Florida

A hurricane pelting the coast of Florida and described as a 'monster' by a local official has brought chaos to the state, with flights cancelled, homes evacuated and theme parks shut.

EasyJet says it could loose £125m in profits

EasyJet profits hit by 'extraordinary events'

Low-cost airline easyJet says its profits will nosedive as terrorist attacks and air traffic control strikes are taking their toll on the company.

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