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08 November 2012 09:13
Ocean-going cruises continue to grow in popularity, figures show
An estimated 1.72 million Britons will take an ocean-going cruise this year, 20,000 more than in 2011, according to data reported by the Passenger Shipping Association (PSA) at the World Travel Market.
In 2013 the number is expected to go up another 2% to 1.76 million following sustained investment in both new and revamped cruise ships, the abiding demand for cruises departing from UK ports and a "fiercely competitive" market. Travellers making plans for the year ahead should take out
cruise travel insurance.
"There is no doubt that the cruise industry faced a unique set of challenges this year but our UK figures show that the cruise sector has outperformed the rest of the holiday sector," said PSA director Bill Gibbons."The sheer diversity of cruises offered by our 41 members, coupled with unrivalled value for money has helped to attract the 'new to cruise customer', key to boosting growth within our sector."
09 December 2016
A scuba diver swam some 16 kilometres to shore after becoming stranded from his boat off the coast of Western Australia in what one rescuer hailed an amazing tale of survival.
08 December 2016
Do you have any older relatives or neighbours who are likely to be alone over Christmas?
06 December 2016
Eating a handful of nuts every day can help reduce your chances of suffering heart disease and other serious illnesses, scientists have claimed.
03 December 2016
Thousands of Britons could be heading off on snow-sports holidays without appropriate travel insurance cover, it has been warned.
01 December 2016
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
02 December 2016
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
30 November 2016
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
29 November 2016
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
26 November 2016
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
25 November 2016
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.