If you are one of the lucky four million Britons who will be heading overseas this Christmas make sure your journey to the airport gets off to a smooth start as millions will be taking to the roads and public transport over the festive period.
Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to get into the festive spirit than a short break to one of the many beautiful Christmas Markets, Europe has to offer. Originating around the time of the Middles Ages, Christmas markets give you the chance not only to experience the history of the city but to take in some of the magic of Christmas.
According to the Telegraph short breaks make people happier than one long holiday, and with two bank holidays in the month of May, it is the ideal opportunity to take advantage of the longer weekends and plan a quick trip abroad. We thought we would take a look at a selection of European city breaks ideal for the forthcoming bank holidays.
It’s that time of the year again – the weather outside is frightful and the fire seems so delightful, as that oh so relatable song goes.
And yet, here in good old Blighty, we’re not so much letting it snow as letting it mildly drizzle, and a winter wonderland seems an age away. You’d be right in thinking it’s time for a holiday.
As a base for many of Europe’s low-cost airlines, London Stansted Airport is one of the busiest on the continent. Servicing flights to over 100 destinations (including the likes of Sharm el-Sheikh, Munich, Barcelona, Nice and Ibiza), the airport saw 17.5 million passengers pass through its doors last year.
The airport also serves as a landing point for many private trips to the country.
London’s Stansted Airport is one of the busiest in the UK, with more than 17m travellers passing through its single terminal last year – and since the 1st of April it’s been providing passengers free Wi-Fi in a bid to enhance the Stansted experience.
Available to all smartphone, tablet and laptop users who complete a simple online registration form, the convenience of free Wi-Fi at Stansted meets the demands of the modern traveller who is never far away from an internet-ready device.
Going on holiday might be one of the most exciting times of the year, but with the hassle of airport parking your enthusiasm can be drained before you’ve even checked in.
Actually finding an out-of-the-way airport park can be difficult, then once you’ve finally reached it you often have to fill out a bunch of forms, before waiting on a bus to take you to the airport itself.
What a hassle – and all before you’ve even checked in and experienced all the usual strains associated with an airport!
London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, is to suggest expanding the Essex airport into one of the biggest in the world – and a £3million practicality study to determine its capabilities is set to be carried out.
Currently Stansted welcomes around 18million travellers through its doors every year, and this figure, combined with latest developments, has led I Love meet and greet to carry out its own expansion…