The Holiday Truths Blog


Following my last post regarding humorous guides to London for the Olympics, here’s the latest one from American news service CNN. No doubt hapless Americans visiting the capital will benefit from it, particularly the advice regarding how best to experience culture, dealing with the north south divide on the Thames and the constant problem for everyone, […]

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For those of you who aren’t in a ferment of excitement about the London 2012 Olympics, I hope this blog post will set the mood. And for those of you who are getting ready for the opening ceremony tonight, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this. I was lucky enough today to cox The Dove, one of 15 […]

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Being a journalist, I love breaking exclusives as much as I hate not being able to find information quickly and easily. Which is why, first of all I am rather angry how little information online there is on timings for the Olympic Torch on its last day processing along the Thames through the centre of […]

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While it is more of a straw poll than anything truly scientific, our London 2012 Olympics survey makes for fascinating reading and is provoking a lot of debate. A total of 64% of respondents will be in the UK during the event which kicks off on Friday but more importantly 75% didn’t consider the games when […]

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Anyone visiting London for the Olympics is to going to need to eat and drink and if you’re like me, then you’ll be wanting to know where the good stuff is. Of course each of the games sites, and in particular the Olympic Park where the world’s largest McDonald’s has been built, offers on-site facilities. […]

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With the London 2012 Olympics just 10 and a bit days from starting, the capital’s inhabitants are becoming increasingly concerned about whether they should be excited by the forthcoming drama or incensed over the growing disruption. And it’s unlikely that even by the end of the games, you’ll find two Londoners who can agree on […]

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Encouraging news from Virgin Atlantic this week as the airline continues the ongoing battle against Air Passenger Duty (APD). APD has been around for years and became controversial in 2008 when the Labour government restructured it, supposedly making it a green tax. The old days, which saw the tax costing £5 in economy seats to […]

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Despite a continued fall in the popularity of skiing holidays it’s unlikely you, the consumer, can look forward to seeing further price reductions. Crystal Ski today released its annual UK Ski Industry Report, with managing director Simon Cross revealing the number of Brits who booked breaks for the 2011/12 season fell by 16,000 to 894,700, 1.8% down […]

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It’s always nice to round off the week with a victory for the consumer and this week’s enforcement action by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is definitely one in the eye for certain airlines.

Following maximum inconvenience for customers, airlines which have previously waited until the last minute when selling flights online to slap on a charge for using a debit card can no longer do so.

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Here at Holiday Truths when it comes to the world’s best holiday spots we know who the experts are – you guys. Which is why we’re sure you’ll be keen to get involved in our latest project. Thanks to you we have thousands of reports on hotels and resorts around the world, telling the truth […]

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