# Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It has been announced that injured war veterans will get free travel on London transport. Boris Johnson made the announcement last week on Veterans Day. The scheme will come into effect on the 2nd of November and will benefit an estimated 2,600 war veterans living in London.

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# Tuesday, July 1, 2008

If you don't fancy dragging heavy bags around when you travel then you might be interested in this new suitcase. It has an "anti gravity" system that distributes the weight over the wheels making the case feel lighter. The system can make pulling 30kg of baggage seem like just 3kg. The case does have a flaw, however. It weighs 10.kg when empty which is quite a lot more than the average suitcase. With strict baggage restrictions at airports this could be a disadvantage and mean you have to pack a lot less luggage. At £700 its also quite expensive.

posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 4:01:34 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, June 29, 2008

We apologise for missing last month's travel blog of the week, we have all been very busy with upgrades to the PC2Paper website. This week's travel blog of the week is the rather unusually named Hedgehogs Without Borders. The blog covers Jessica and Tim's 18 month "round-the-world adventure" to places such as Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Spain, England, Turkey, Greece, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos....

An article I found interesting was their visit to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu its usually on top of every adventurers list when visiting Peru. What I liked about their visit was they also decided to scale Wayna Picchu the mountain peak you usually see in the back ground when pictures are taken of Machu Picchu. On top of this peak is an ancient complex of Incan guardhouses which leads to a spectacular view below of the Sacred Valley.

posted on Sunday, June 29, 2008 11:52:19 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, June 26, 2008

Air travellers will soon have to pay for luggage trolleys at Luton airport. From next month the airport will introduce a £1 charge for luggage trolleys, or two euros for people who do not have any British currency. The airport expects to earn million from the coin operated trolleys which will be similar to schemes already in place at some supermarkets. The difference with the airport trolleys, however, is that users will not get their money back when they have finished using the trolley.

posted on Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:08:17 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Network Rail are looking at plans for five new high speed lines. If they go ahead the new lines would be on some of the busiest routes including Chiltern, East Coast, East Coast, Great Western and Midland Main Line. Consultants will be appointed to look into building these new lines and they will produce a report of their findings next summer.

posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 3:47:41 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, June 20, 2008

We are pleased to announce that problems with the US printing station have now been resolved and that it will shortly be operational. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers whilst we have been trying to resolve this issue.

posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 4:34:04 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Several airlines have increased baggage fees and fares in an effort to cut costs. The Australian airline Virgin Blue will raise ticket prices by $5 Australian dollars. United Airlines and US Airways have both announced they will charge a $15 fee for the first bag that is checked in. A number of US airlines have also increased fuel surcharges to $20 per roundtrip.

posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 1:23:33 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, June 15, 2008

blogoftheweek_thumb This weeks travel blog of the week is the official blog of the Romow travel directory. The blog has lots of useful tips for travellers. One post entitled how to make the most of your family vacation suggests stocking up at home for some of your vacation needs as its often cheaper. Packing plenty of sunscreen, batteries and first aid supplies will mean you don't need to pay over inflated prices at the airport and in the resort. The post also suggests travelling off season which can save you as much as 50% off high season prices and also enjoy your destination without crowds of other tourists. It also recommends doing your research and comparing prices on car rental and accommodation before booking and looking out for bundle deals which can often offer large discounts.

Another post looks at travel safety and security. It includes advice such as wearing a money belt to protect your paperwork and your travellers checks and also recommends making copies of all of your important documents before you go and storing them separately from the originals. There is plenty of other useful advice on this blog from tips on what to pack to advice on getting the most of your railway journey. Its well worth a look for any traveller.

posted on Sunday, June 15, 2008 6:06:40 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback