THE JOYCE family were supposed to be on a plane to Portugal for their first holiday abroad together. Instead, Aimee, 32, left Luton airport with her husband Elliot, 35, and their three children in tears because EasyJet had cancelled their flight after they'd checked in. Aimee, who lives in Dunstable, booked the holiday in September last year and spent around £1,800 on flights to Faro for nine people, including her parents and her in-laws. But it wasn't until they were waiting with their children Scarlet, 10, Lucas, 8, and Jacob 3, to find out the gate number when Aimee got a text from EasyJet telling them it had been cancelled. "We were devastated because we'd been looking forward to it for so long," Aimee told The Sun, "and we've never been on holiday together abroad before as a five. "Seeing my kids faces break down when I told them was horrendous." EasyJet said they cancelled the flights on May 22nd after walk-outs by air-traffic controllers in France left them … [Read more...] about Family-of-five’s first holiday abroad ‘ruined’ after Easyjet cancelled flight after they got to the airport – but what are your rights when things go wrong?
A BRITISH holidaymaker has been arrested on the Algarve after alleging raping another tourist. The 23-year-old suspect - said to have forced himself on a 17-year-old British woman - was held after a police chase in the popular resort of Albufeira. Two officers were injured as they tried to stop him in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The tourist accused of the sex attack is said to have forced himself on his alleged victim in the street after they left a bar in the famous Strip area of Albufeira, which is near Oura Beach and is known for its vibrant nightlife. Local reports said the pair had left a bar together - and the teenager told police she had resisted but been unable to stop the older man raping her. She was taken to hospital in Faro for a medical examination while the suspect, arrested by Portuguese GNR officers, was handed over to the Policia Judiciaria force for questioning. His whereabouts today was unclear. In April police in Albufeira arrested a barman on suspicion of … [Read more...] about Brit, 23, arrested for ‘raping 17-year-old girl’ after leaving bar before fleeing from cops in Portugal
Love-struck Gary Guest can’t stop thinking about a woman he met on holiday and is now asking ChronicleLive readers to play cupid. Since returning from Portugal last week, the 42-year-old is kicking himself why he never asked the “beautiful” woman he met in a bar for her number. And now he is scouring the North East to find his “princess” to take on a date. So smitten was Gary he contacted ChronicleLive to request our help and we are asking our army of readers to turn detective to help him find love. “It sounds like a soppy love film storyline but all I’ve thought about is her since I’ve got back,” said Gary. “She was strikingly beautiful and I was dumb-struck. I didn’t ask for her number but I can’t stop thinking about her.” Gary is from Nottingham and was on a boys’ holiday with six of his mates to Albufeira from June 15 to 22 when he crossed paths with his dream woman. He was sitting in Sir … [Read more...] about Lovestruck man wants your help to find the woman he fancied on holiday
There’s no denying that holiday prices soar outside of term time, but just how much does it cost to take your family away for some much needed R and R? We asked eight parents to reveal how much they spent on their last family holiday during the school break. The total amount included flights and accommodation, but spending money had to be found on top of this, and trips varied from a caravan in Sussex to all-inclusive in Cape Verde. See how the prices compare to your last holiday: Family Of Four: Gran Canaria, £3,500 Lisa Hodson, 34, who blogs at Holly Bobbs, said last year her family tried to cut the cost of their holiday, having previously spent £5,000 on a family trip. “We paid the same price for a family holiday as we did for our honeymoon to the Maldives years ago,” she said. “We had a lovely holiday but certainly noticed the difference between spending £3k, which in itself is a lot, to spending £5k. It seems more and more … [Read more...] about This Is How Much Parents Really Spend On Family Holidays
There's nothing like an all-inclusive holiday for ultimate relaxation - not to mention it can make for a bargain trip if you make the most of what the resort has to offer. After all, they offer a round price per person, including accommodation and food, and, if done well, can save you a fortune on alcohol prices and dining out. It's never too early to start planning your next getaway, and often this can help you nab the best deals too. However with so much on offer, it can feel somewhat daunting to book the holiday that's right for you. So to give you a helping hand, we've created a handy guide on everything from some of our favourite deals and sales, as well as insiders' tips on bagging the best bargain. What's included? What an 'all-inclusive' usually includes Where to find all-inclusive holiday deals When is the best time to book Insider booking tips Extra holiday inspiration What does 'all inclusive' include? These package breaks usually include all or some of the following, each … [Read more...] about How to find the best all-inclusive holiday deals including insider tips