Passenger rights on delayed air travel and cancellations

Passengers have more rights than they know when it comes to air travel All flights departing from within the EU are covered by European legislation Levels of possible compensation vary according to the length of the flight By Fred Mawer So you are at the airport waiting excitedly to board the plane and jet off…

How to get the most out of your package holiday

By Fred Mawer A decade or so ago, the death knell was being sounded for package holidays. With the rapid growth of no-frills airlines and the internet, commentators were questioning why we would turn to holiday companies to book a break when we could research and fix up everything ourselves. Well, in fact packages are…

How to find a real holiday home-from-home on a budget

By Fred Mawer Last summer, my family and I stayed for a few nights in an apartment in Rome. The location, on a backstreet two minutes’ walk from the Pantheon, was fantastic. Our flat included a big, openplan living area, a well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, air-conditioning and wi-fi. It was an ideal and…

How to get the most out of your package holiday

By Fred Mawer A decade or so ago, the death knell was being sounded for package holidays. With the rapid growth of no-frills airlines and the internet, commentators were questioning why we would turn to holiday companies to book a break when we could research and fix up everything ourselves. Well, in fact packages are…

How to find a real holiday home-from-home on a budget

By Fred Mawer Last summer, my family and I stayed for a few nights in an apartment in Rome. The location, on a backstreet two minutes’ walk from the Pantheon, was fantastic. Our flat included a big, openplan living area, a well-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, air-conditioning and wi-fi. It was an ideal and…