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Want to know recent transport news to help plan your trip? Or an update on the political situation in your next travel destination? HostelBookers brings you the latest international travel news.

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Flybe launches Manchester to Bournemouth service

Flybe is to introduce a year-round six times a week service from Manchester to Bournemouth. Kicking off on May 27, flights lead in at £24.99 one way including taxes and charges.   Flybe’s chief commercial officer Mike Rutter said: “We’re delighted to be adding this… More
18 Feb 2010
 

Mozambique 'is Africa's last undiscovered destination'

Mozambique is an attractive destination for backpackers looking to escape the crowds and soak up some culture, it has been suggested.… More
15 Dec 2009
 

Germany 'is a great flashpacking destination'

Those planning to live it up and take a flashpacking break next year have been advised that Germany has a great deal to offer.… More
09 Dec 2009
 

South Africa 'will be amazing in 2010'

Those planning to take a backpacking trip to South Africa next year will have the chance to combine the World Cup with the break of a lifetime, it has been claimed.… More
08 Dec 2009
 

Vienna 'offers a variety of possibilities'

The city of Vienna has a great deal to offer travelers and is home to many unique attractions.… More
08 Dec 2009
 

Christmas 'is the ideal time to visit New York'

Travelers planning to take a backpacking trip around the US have been advised that Christmas is the ideal time to head to New York.… More
03 Dec 2009
 

Barcelona 'is a must for backpackers'

Those planning to take a backpacking trip around Europe have been advised to head to Spain for some sun, sea and culture.… More
24 Nov 2009
 

South Africa 'likely to be popular in 2010'

South Africa is likely to be popular with backpackers and gap year travelers next year, it has been claimed.… More
18 Nov 2009
 

Prague 'offers great shopping experience'

Backpackers who want to indulge in some retail therapy on their next trip have been advised to head to Prague.… More
17 Nov 2009
 

Head to eastern Europe 'for great value'

Travelers planning to take a cheap backpacking trip this winter have been advised to head to eastern Europe.… More
12 Nov 2009
 

Ryanair announces backpacking flight sale

Those planning backpacking trips may be interested to learn that budget airline Ryanair has launched a new seat sale.… More
11 Nov 2009
 

Backpackers will find "youthful vitality" in Berlin

Those planning to take a backpacking trip around Europe over the coming month may wish to put Berlin on their itinerary.… More
05 Nov 2009
 

Ryanair announces new backpacking routes

Those planning to take a backpacking trip over the coming months may be interested to learn that Ryanair is set to launch four new routes to and from Bordeaux next month.… More
03 Nov 2009
 

New winter backpacking routes launched by easyJet

Travelers planning to escape the chilly weather and jet abroad on a backpacking trip over the coming months may be interested to learn that one budget airline has launched a series of new winter routes.… More
30 Oct 2009
 

Parents 'planning gap year breaks'

An increasing number of parents are opting to "hijack" their children's gap year trips, it has been claimed.… More
29 Oct 2009
 

Travelers 'support reform of UK Air Passenger Duty'

The majority of travelers want to see reforms made to Air Passenger Duty (APD) in the UK, it has been revealed.… More
29 Oct 2009
 

Berlin 'is a great city destination'

Backpackers planning to add an intriguing city to their itinerary may wish to consider Berlin.… More
28 Oct 2009
 

Ryanair launches free backpacking flight offer

Travelers planning to pack their bags and jet off to warmer climes over the coming months may be interested to learn that Ryanair has launched a free seat sale.… More
28 Oct 2009
 

Heathrow 'voted worst airport'

London Heathrow Airport has been voted as the worst in the world in a new poll of 14,500 frequent travelers.… More
27 Oct 2009
 

Dubai is 'ideal winter flashpacking destination'

Those planning to escape the cold weather and take a luxury flashpacking trip this winter may wish to consider heading to Dubai.… More
24 Oct 2009
 

Europe 'will be better for backpackers with fewer tourists'

Backpackers planning to visit Europe should use the economic downturn as a chance to see popular cities such as Rome and Paris without the presence of busy crowds, it has been suggested.… More
16 Oct 2009
 

Backpackers offered money-saving tips for gap year travel

People organising a gap year trip have been urged to devote some time to financial planning.… More
15 Oct 2009
 

Jet2.com offers free bags on Tel Aviv backpacking flights

Backpackers and gap year travelers heading to Israel may be interested to learn that budget airline Jet2.com has launched a free bag offer on selected flights from Manchester.… More
15 Oct 2009
 

Indulge your sweet tooth while backpacking in Dublin

October 30th… More
14 Oct 2009
 

Manchester Airport trials new x-ray machine

Manchester Airport has begun trialling new x-ray technology as part of its security check process in Terminal 2.… More
14 Oct 2009
 

Museum offers reason to book hostels in Amsterdam

6th March 2010 to 17th September 2010… More
14 Oct 2009
 

Rome authorities 'take action over tourism rip-offs'

Authorities in Rome are working to improve the city's reputation, it has been revealed.… More
13 Oct 2009
 

Backpacking travelers warned over threat of BA Christmas strike

People set to embark on backpacking holidays over the Christmas period have been urged to plan carefully after British Airways' (BA) staff moved closer to strike action.… More
09 Oct 2009
 

Hostelbookers Aims to Beat Soaring Holiday Prices in 2010

A report published by travel magazine Trade Travel Gazette has warned that package holiday prices are set to soar in 2010, but HostelBookers go against the trend by being the global price leaders for budget accommodation in 48 destinations worldwide.… More
08 Oct 2009
 

Olympics 'will increase backpacking trips to Brazil'

Many more people will opt to include Brazil in their backpacking holidays after Rio de Janeiro was named as the host city for the 2016 Olympics, it has been suggested.… More
08 Oct 2009
 

Book ski accommodation early, travellers told

British holidaymakers have been advised to arrange their ski accommodation sooner rather than later this winter.… More
06 Oct 2009
 

Travelers get money-saving tips for ski accommodation

The tourist board of the Tirol region in Austria has given holidaymakers some advice on how to enjoy a skiing holiday without breaking the bank this winter.… More
06 Oct 2009
 

Backpackers to enjoy new views of Ayers Rock

People planning gap year travel to Australia will soon be able to see Ayers Rock from a new perspective.… More
03 Oct 2009
 

Free ski offer 'great news' for winter holidaymakers

A special offer allowing air passengers to take their skis onto the plane for free has been welcomed by the Ski Club of Great Britain.… More
03 Oct 2009
 

Check-in desks scrapped by Ryanair

Gap year travelers and other holidaymakers can no longer visit the airport check-in desk if they are flying with Ryanair.… More
02 Oct 2009
 

Enjoy Oktoberfest in Dublin

8th October 2009… More
02 Oct 2009
 

BA seat reservation charges 'may not affect backpacking travelers'

The introduction of optional seat reservation charges by British Airways (BA) may not be "bad news" for backpacking travelers, according to one industry commentator.… More
01 Oct 2009
 

Iceland 'is a compact destination ideal for backpacking'

Travelers planning to take a backpacking trip around Europe this autum may wish to consider adding Iceland to their itinerary.… More
30 Sep 2009
 

Jet2.com launches new backpacking routes

Budget airline Jet2.com has launched two new routes from Edinburgh Airport.… More
30 Sep 2009
 

Ryanair launches backpacking seat sale

Those booking backpacking flights may be interested to learn that budget carrier Ryanair has launched a seat sale.… More
30 Sep 2009
 

Stansted Airport 'showcases environmental credentials'

Representatives from Stansted Airport have been discussing the transport hub's green credentials at the Airport Operators Association regional conference held last week.… More
30 Sep 2009
 

Travel industry slams US tourist tax

Plans to charge travelers entering the US under the Visa Waiver Programme have been criticised by some travel industry representatives.… More
30 Sep 2009
 

Oktoberfest still going strong in Munich

People planning to visit Munich for the German city's famous Oktoberfest have until 4th October 2009 to get in on the action.… More
26 Sep 2009
 

Manchester named airport of the year

Manchester Airport has scooped one of the most prestigious prizes at this year's Travel Trade Gazette Awards.… More
25 Sep 2009
 

Gap year travelers warned over World Cup ticket scams

Those planning to take a backpacking trip to South Africa during next year's World Cup have been warned to be aware of ticketing scams.… More
18 Sep 2009
 

New backpacking routes launched by bmibaby

Low-cost airline bmibaby has announced plans to launch eight additional routes from East Midlands Airport.… More
17 Sep 2009
 

Aer Lingus launches new Vilnius backpacking route

Irish carrier Aer Lingus has launched a new route to Vilnius in Lithuania.… More
16 Sep 2009
 

Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary are "astronomically cheap"

Those looking to take a cheap backpacking trip in the near future have been advised to head for eastern Europe.… More
16 Sep 2009
 

Iceland is 'becoming more affordable for student travel'

Once viewed as an expensive place to travel, Iceland is becoming an increasingly affordable destination, it has been claimed.… More
11 Sep 2009
 

Punctuality of student travel flights improves

The punctuality of UK flights improved during the second quarter of 2009, it has been revealed.… More
11 Sep 2009
 

Backpacking 'not affected by LA fires'

Those planning a backpacking trip to California have been reassured that the wildfires currently raging in the state have not affected the most popular areas.… More
08 Sep 2009
 

Brits 'spending redundancy packages on gap year travel'

Thousands of Brits are spending their redundancy packages on backpacking trips in a bid to escape the recession, it has been discovered.… More
08 Sep 2009
 

Ryanair announces 'easyJet rescue fares' on backpacking flights

Backpackers whose travel plans have been derailed by easyJet's decision to withdraw services from East Midlands Airport may be interested to learn that Ryanair has launched a series of special "rescue fares".… More
05 Sep 2009
 

East Midlands operations to cease, easyJet advises backpacking travelers

People preparing to go backpacking in the near future may be interested to hear that easyJet is planning to close down its East Midlands Airport operations.… More
04 Sep 2009
 

Hostels in Dublin prepare for Bulmers International Comedy Festival

Hostels in Dublin are likely to be filling up as the countdown to the Bulmers International Comedy Festival - which takes place from 6th September 2009 to 27th September 2009 - continues.… More
04 Sep 2009
 

Raise a glass' when flashpacking in Strasbourg

16th October 2009 to 18th October 2009… More
03 Sep 2009
 

Backpacking in New York on a budget

Hostel-staying travelers making their way to New York will be able to take advantage of an initiative to encourage more people to spend time in the Big Apple.… More
29 Aug 2009
 

United Airlines to operate cashless policy on flashpacking flights

Hostel-staying backpackers may be interested in the latest announcement by United Airlines that some of their flights will operate a cashless policy.… More
29 Aug 2009
 

British Airways Offers Flights from £39!

British Airways have just reduced many of their return fares in a worldwide flight sale which starts on August 27th.… More
28 Aug 2009
 

Student travel sampling chocolate at Perugia's Eurochocolate festival

Travelers making their way through Italy may wish to stop by the city of Perugia to sample the acclaimed chocolate delights on offer.… More
28 Aug 2009
 

Backpacking on the Eurostar

Travelers planning a trip away may wish to coincide their adventure abroad with Eurostar's August Bank Holiday weekend getaway promotion.… More
27 Aug 2009
 

More Women Travel Solo

Increasing numbers of women are choosing to backpack their way around the world solo, says a new survey.… More
26 Aug 2009
 

Brussels Airlines extends service to Milan for flashpacking trip

Brussels Airlines has announced that it will be launching a new scheduled service to Milan city airport Linate.… More
26 Aug 2009
 

Air Berlin introduces Manchester flights for student travel to Paderborn

Travelers making their way to Germany on a student travel adventure may be interested to learn that Air Berlin has no plans to follow other airlines and curtail flights from Manchester Airport.… More
25 Aug 2009
 

Backpacking with Air Canada made easier

Backpackers may be interested to learn that Air Canada has become the only north American airline to launch a new software application, which could prove useful to travelers.… More
22 Aug 2009
 

Backpacking with CanadaLine

Backpackers making their way through Canada may be interested to learn that a newly constructed rail transport system could be ferrying them from one place to another.… More
21 Aug 2009
 

Windsurfing gap year travel tips from Skyscanner

A gap year travel adventure is likely to be an unforgettable experience for individuals looking to get away from it all with an activity holiday.… More
21 Aug 2009
 

Backpacking travelers can check-in by phone with Air Malta

Backpackers about to embark on their gap year travel adventure may be interested to learn that if they are flying with Air Malta, they can check-in using their mobile phone.… More
20 Aug 2009
 

Student travel to Sarajevo for film festival

Travelers making their way through the Balkans may be interested in catching the last few days of the Sarajevo film festival, which will end on 20th August 2009.… More
20 Aug 2009
 

Backpacking on Jet2.com from Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has announced that three new summer routes have been introduced at the airport by Jet2.com.… More
19 Aug 2009
 

Ryanair holds one million £8 seat sale for gap year travel

Hostel-staying backpackers making their gap year travel plans may be interested to learn that Ryanair is offering one million seats for £8 each.… More
19 Aug 2009
 

Backpacking to the Notting Hill Carnival

The sounds and sights of the Caribbean will bring the streets of Notting Hill to life in less than two weeks.… More
18 Aug 2009
 

Edinburgh festival for student travel

With the Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival now in full swing, travelers hoping to catch some of the action would be advised to book their hostels as soon as possible.… More
18 Aug 2009
 

Gap year travel on Aeroflot's new A319

Backpackers considering gap year travel to Russia may be interested to learn that the national carrier Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new A319 aircraft.… More
15 Aug 2009
 

Gap year travel with Eurostar may be more budget-friendly

Setting out on a gap year travel adventure may work out to be more budget-friendly for those hostel-staying travelers who choose to begin their journey on Eurostar.… More
15 Aug 2009
 

Student travel to benefit from extended hours of New York museum

Student travel to New York is to be boosted by the launch of a program of extended opening hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.… More
14 Aug 2009
 

Unlimited gap year travel with JetBlue

JetBlue Airways is offering hostel-staying travelers a unique opportunity to fly to any number of the airline's 56 destinations for a fixed fee.… More
14 Aug 2009
 

Flashpacking in New York courtesy of 511

Travelers negotiating their way around New York may be interested to learn about a new initiative that could help them make the most of their trip.… More
13 Aug 2009
 

Backpacking with the bats

Hostel-staying travelers enjoying a gap year experience may be able to indulge a love of nature while backpacking in Europe.… More
12 Aug 2009
 

Student travel stop-off at Lake Champlain

Hostel-staying travelers in New York looking for a diversion to keep them entertained tomorrow (11th August 2009), may wish to head to Plattsburgh.… More
11 Aug 2009
 

Discounted student travel to Turkey

Travelers thinking of booking a hostel-staying adventure in Turkey could benefit from a summer sale by the nation's low-cost carrier.… More
08 Aug 2009
 

Backpacking with Eurostar comes out top

Travelers making their way across Europe may be interested to learn that Eurostar has been named the UK's top train brand.… More
05 Aug 2009
 

Portugal Hostel for 25 Cents

Stay in a boutique hostel in Porto for just 25 cents per person, per night during August. Just one of the incredible discounts on offer in the HostelBookers summer sale.… More
03 Aug 2009
 

Flashpacking travelers can sample NYC Restaurant Week

Food enthusiasts who are in New York still have time to catch New York Restaurant Week, which is on now and continues until 31st July 2009.… More
31 Jul 2009
 

Civil War comes to life for those backpacking in New York

History enthusiasts in New York may wish to venture along to the Senate House State Historic Site to witness the re-enactment of life during the Civil War.… More
30 Jul 2009
 

Backpacking through Belgrade festivals

Experiencing the diversity of contemporary and traditional music forms in the Baltics could be a great way for backpackers to spend their gap year.… More
29 Jul 2009
 

Mobile guide to Ljubljana could help backpacking

Slovenia is increasingly becoming a popular choice for travelers looking to explore the sights and sounds of the emerging eastern European country.… More
29 Jul 2009
 

Backpacking to celebrate International Year of Astronomy at Exmoor National Park

Travelers in the UK looking for outdoor entertainment during those long, and hopefully warm, summer evenings can choose from an array of events.… More
25 Jul 2009
 

HostelBookers Launches First Ever Summer Sale

HostelBookers is offering up to 70% off at more than 100 quality hostels in popular cities and beach resorts around southern Europe throughout August.… More
24 Jul 2009
 

HostelBookers nominated for two British Travel Awards

HostelBookers has been nominated for 2 awards for the british travel awards 2009.… More
24 Jul 2009
 

Excess baggage savings with Czech airlines could ease cost of gap year travel

Czech Airlines has announced that travelers will be able to pre-pay any excess baggage online, which may be good news for hostel-staying backpackers.… More
24 Jul 2009
 

Last Minute Beds for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with HostelBookers

Budget accommodation specialist HostelBookers still has last minute Edinburgh Fringe accommodation available for August… More
20 Jul 2009
 

Backpacking in Berlin's squats

Backpackers in Berlin may be interested to learn that there is a thriving cultural scene in the squats and vacant buildings that are scattered throughout the city.… More
18 Jul 2009
 

Flashpacking trips to Europe for just ?1 with Ryanair

Hostel-staying travelers on a budget have a couple more days to take advantage of Ryanair's one million downturn-defying €1 seats.… More
16 Jul 2009
 

London festival ticket competition for Hostelbookers

Budget accommodation specialist Hostelbookers.com has two London festival tickets up for grabs.… More
16 Jul 2009
 

Trips to Europe for just €1 with Ryanair

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15 Jul 2009
 

Enjoy six weeks of Brooklyn Sunday festivals during student travel

Six consecutive Sundays of free festivals await hostel-staying backpackers in New York looking to keep cool.… More
14 Jul 2009
 

Gap year travel spent lounging on the beach

Travelers looking for a destination with great beaches and good value hostels may wish to consult the latest list of the best beach trips in the world.… More
11 Jul 2009
 

Animating gap year travel in South America

Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo may be the ideal destinations for travelers with a fascination for Japanese animation.… More
10 Jul 2009
 

Backpacking by train to Amsterdam

Eurostar has announced a 22 percent rise in the number of passengers using its services to get to The Netherlands.… More
09 Jul 2009
 

Book hostels in time for Gay Pride

People traveling to London at the weekend may wish to spend Saturday (4th July 2009) at the Gay Pride festival.… More
09 Jul 2009
 

Book today or tomorrow on Spirit Airlines for $3 gap year travel

Travelers looking to set off on a trip across the Americas may wish to take advantage of Spirit Airline's $3 a flight offer.… More
09 Jul 2009
 

Check out British Ski & Board Show after booking ski accommodation

Travelers who are excitedly planning their backpacking adventure on the slopes and have already booked their ski accommodation may be interested in attending the British Ski & Board Show.… More
09 Jul 2009
 

Green festival fun while backpacking in the UK

Travelers in the UK may wish to venture out of their hostels for a couple of days to indulge in summer festival fun.… More
09 Jul 2009
 

Norwegian government invests in facilities for backpacking

Young people who are backpacking through Norway may be interested to learn that there are a host of little-known architectural schemes designed to make the travel experience simpler.… More
09 Jul 2009
St Christopher's Inns

St Christopher’s Hostel Launches World’s First Live Dorm Cam

St Christopher's Inns have launched the Big Brother of backpacking, by installing a live webcam in the 14 bed dormitory of their London Bridge hostel. Backpackers on holiday in the popular branch will be stars for their stay in the capital, with their antics being broadcast on a live… More
03 Jul 2009
Backpacking far from the Brits

Backpacking far from the Brits

Travelers looking for the ultimate backpacking experience to make their student travel plans memorable may wish to consult the Escape from Little Britain: 10 Low-Brit Holidays list that has been published by low-cost flights website Skyscanner.… More
03 Jul 2009
Native American festival could be backpacking treat

Native American festival could be backpacking treat

Travelers making their way to New York next month may wish to drop in on the 18th Annual Native American Dance & Music Festival and Art Market, which is due to take place from 25th July 2009 until 26th July 2009.… More
02 Jul 2009
Plymouth Summer Festival appealing for student travel

Plymouth Summer Festival appealing for student travel

With many student travel enthusiasts currently enjoying their long summer break, the Plymouth Summer Festival will provide plenty of welcome distractions between now and September 2009.… More
01 Jul 2009
Travelers booking into hostels becoming more 'discerning'

Travelers booking into hostels becoming more 'discerning'

Holidaymakers are becoming more discerning when it comes to spending money abroad, which could lead to an increase in the number of people booking hostels and budget hotels.… More
01 Jul 2009
 

Journeys Hostels Launch New Pod Concept

Much has been made of the new travel innovation of pod hotels (individual design hotel rooms on a micro scale) but now UK hostel chain Journeys has bought the ‘pod concept’ to the world of hostels! The entirely new accommodation concept will be launching at the company’s new… More
30 Jun 2009
 

Improved Bristol airport could soon be departure point for student travel

Travelers may be interested to learn that the south-west of England is about to offer greater transport facilities.… More
30 Jun 2009
Backpacking in Belfast during the City Carnival

Backpacking in Belfast during the City Carnival

Travelers who find themselves in Northern Ireland tomorrow (27th June 2009) may wish to make their way to the Belfast City Carnival.… More
27 Jun 2009
Book hostels in LA for Fourth of July celebrations

Book hostels in LA for Fourth of July celebrations

Travelers who find themselves on the west coast of the United States at the beginning of next month may wish to head to Los Angeles (LA).… More
25 Jun 2009
St John's Bonfires festival now on in Alicante

St John's Bonfires festival now on in Alicante

Travelers in Spain may wish to book their hostels in Alicante for an extra day so they can join in the fun at the annual St John's Bonfires.… More
24 Jun 2009
Belfast International Airport airbridge unveiled

Belfast International Airport airbridge unveiled

Hostel-staying travelers making their way to Northern Ireland will now be greeted with a revamped airport upon their arrival in Belfast.… More
23 Jun 2009
Cast a net in New York

Cast a net in New York

Travelers who find themselves in the New York region later this week may be interested to learn they can retrieve their fishing rod from their hostel and enjoy the hobby without fear.… More
23 Jun 2009
Literary festival in Melrose now on

Literary festival in Melrose now on

Travelers in Scotland may wish to make their way to the Borders Book Festival, which is currently taking place in Melrose, Scotland.… More
20 Jun 2009
Sonar festival now on in Barcelona

Sonar festival now on in Barcelona

Hostel-staying travelers in Barcelona can make their way to the Sonar festival to experience the very latest technological innovations in music and art.… More
20 Jun 2009
Fly Europe with Air Berlin city pass

Fly Europe with Air Berlin city pass

Travelers planning their gap year abroad can now take advantage of the Air Berlin city tour pass, enabling them to explore Europe while making savings.… More
18 Jun 2009
Nature as artifice exhibition in New York

Nature as artifice exhibition in New York

Travelers in New York may wish to extend their hostel booking to ensure they are able to drop in on the latest exhibition at the George Eastman House.… More
17 Jun 2009
La Notte Rosa in July

La Notte Rosa in July

Travelers making their way to the northern Italian festival La Notte Rosa would be advised to book their hostels in advance to ensure they have a place to stay during the popular gathering.… More
16 Jun 2009
Edinburgh's Gathering festival unveiled

Edinburgh's Gathering festival unveiled

Travelers intending to head up to Scotland in July may wish to drop in on the Gathering Highland Games Scottish festival taking place in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park.… More
15 Jun 2009
Free things to do in the UK this summer

Free things to do in the UK this summer

Hostel-staying travelers who plan to spend the summer in the UK can enjoy a host of budget-friendly free events at various locations across the country.… More
15 Jun 2009
Muslim Voices Festival in New York

Muslim Voices Festival in New York

Hostel-staying travelers in New York may wish to attend one of the performing arts spectacles being held during the Muslim Voices: Arts and Ideas festival.… More
15 Jun 2009
Ryanair £1 sale on now

Ryanair £1 sale on now

Travelers will be delighted to learn that Ryanair is offering a dream come true for budget travelers with its £1 sale.… More
15 Jun 2009
Ski bargains in Bulgaria and Slovenia

Ski bargains in Bulgaria and Slovenia

Backpackers looking to head off on a skiing trip any time soon may wish to take advantage of the great value offered by the ski market in Bulgaria and Slovenia.… More
15 Jun 2009
 

HostelBookers link to Google Street View

Hostel-staying backpackers can now taking advantage of a revolutionary online resource that enables them to get a street view of hostels they are considering staying in. Hostelbookers has added Google Street View to its site so travelers looking for a suitable place to check in can take a… More
09 Jun 2009
 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Announces 2009 Line-Up

One of the world's most exciting dates on the travel calendar, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has released the full programme of events for 2009.… More
11 Jun 2009
 

5p beds up for grabs at top HostelBookers locations

People looking to stay in youth hostels this summer will be thrilled to learn that HostelBookers is offering beds in popular destinations across Europe from as little as 5p a night. In celebration of its fifth birthday, the company is offering travelers the opportunity to book a beach hostel… More
29 May 2009
 

HostelBookers donates five holidays to charity

As part of its fifth birthday celebration this June, HostelBookers has announced that it will be donating £2,000 to the Family Holiday Association (FHA). The funding will be used to provide holidays to five families who would not be able to afford a vacation without such… More
29 May 2009
Eurovision in Moscow

Eurovision in Moscow

The Eurovision Song Contest takes place this weekend (16 May 2009) and travelers who happen to be in Moscow, which is hosting the tongue-in-cheek extravaganza, may wish to join in the fun.… More
15 May 2009
Pay to reserve with National Express

Pay to reserve with National Express

Hostel-staying travelers looking for cheap ways to get around may be interested to learn that National Express has introduced a seat reservations booking charge.… More
15 May 2009
Mexico attempts to bounce back after swine flu

Mexico attempts to bounce back after swine flu

The Mexican government has outlined a series of plans to convince hostel-staying backpackers to return to its shores.… More
13 May 2009
Moody in New York

Moody in New York

Travelers looking to escape from their hostels for an evening of uplifting fulfillment may wish to make their way to Village Zendo in New York for an utterly alternative experience.… More
13 May 2009
 

Dutch Cannabis Cafes to Become Members' Only Clubs

Breaking news... Holland’s reputation as the place to smoke a joint could be about to change, as the southern Dutch province of Limburg launches an attack on ‘drug tourism’.… More
13 May 2009
Europe can still offer great value for travelers from the UK

Europe can still offer great value for travelers from the UK

British travelers can still enjoy a trip to Europe without breaking the bank by opting for low-budget options such as staying in hostels, it has been suggested.… More
12 May 2009
Europafest 2009 now on in Romania

Europafest 2009 now on in Romania

Travelers in Romania will be able to venture out of their hostels and breathe in the unique atmosphere of Europafest 2009.… More
11 May 2009
Travelers choosing rail

Travelers choosing rail

Travelers are increasingly opting to move about by rail instead of flying with budget airlines, a European train company has claimed.… More
11 May 2009
Creative encounters in Riga

Creative encounters in Riga

Travelers can make their way to Latvia to enjoy the creative offerings of the bohemian community at Andrejsala, which is a district located in the country's capital city Riga.… More
09 May 2009
Alaska celebrates 50 years of statehood with a music extravaganza

Alaska celebrates 50 years of statehood with a music extravaganza

Throughout May a whole host of activities will come together to form Spotlight on 50th: Juneau Jazz & Classics, all promising to keep hostel-staying travelers in Alaska entertained.… More
08 May 2009
Croatia in vogue among budget travelers

Croatia in vogue among budget travelers

Travelers have set their sights on Croatia as their next backpacking destination, according to a report published earlier this month (7 May 2009).… More
08 May 2009
Walk on the wild side

Walk on the wild side

Travelers to New York still have time to attend the NYC Wildflower Week, which is now in its second year and continues to impress wildflower enthusiasts.… More
07 May 2009
Backpacking in Baghdad could become a travel option

Backpacking in Baghdad could become a travel option

Hostel-staying backpackers looking for an alternative travel experience may be interested to learn that bmi is poised to commence flights between Baghdad and London.… More
06 May 2009
Budget travelers can find value in Bulgaria

Budget travelers can find value in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has made a comeback and is now reinstated as the cheapest travel destination in the world.… More
06 May 2009
Travelers set their sights on London for May Day bank holiday

Travelers set their sights on London for May Day bank holiday

A survey by a low cost online flight service has found that London is the top destination for travelers this May Day bank holiday weekend.… More
06 May 2009
Travelers to UK prepare for barbeque weather

Travelers to UK prepare for barbeque weather

Travelers contemplating a backpacking trip to the UK will be cheered by the news that this summer promises to be a hot and dry one.… More
06 May 2009
 

HostelBookers Runs World Tickets Competition

HostelBookers has been named cheaper than Hostelworld  in an independent survey by EyeforTravel – and to celebrate, they’re running a fantastic competition featuring 50 prizes. Partnering with roundtheworldexperts.co.uk, HostelBookers are offering two round the world tickets and… More
17 Apr 2009
Airport delays are travel low point

Airport delays are travel low point

Travelers frustrated with delays at UK airports are among a number who are impatient with strict security procedures.… More
13 Mar 2009
Red Nose Day in London

Red Nose Day in London

Travelers in London may be surprised to see individuals donning red noses and undertaking funny and outrageous acts today (13th March 2009).… More
13 Mar 2009
Air Berlin celebrates 30th anniversary with special offers

Air Berlin celebrates 30th anniversary with special offers

Air Berlin is to celebrate its 30th anniversary next month (28th April 2009) and travelers can expect some great offers and bargain deals to mark the occasion.… More
12 Mar 2009
Ryanair to phase out airport check-in by October

Ryanair to phase out airport check-in by October

Ryanair confirmed this week (10th March 2009) that it is to phase out airport check-in by October in a move to make further savings.… More
12 Mar 2009
Berlin is cheap and sexy

Berlin is cheap and sexy

Berlin is capitalizing on its reputation as a trendy travel destination for backpackers on a budget.… More
11 Mar 2009
Croatia travel hotspot for 2009

Croatia travel hotspot for 2009

Travelers are looking to Croatia for great value trips abroad for backpackers on a budget.… More
11 Mar 2009
Brits choose to ski in France

Brits choose to ski in France

Travelers embarking upon a ski trip to France are invariably British, says the French tourist office Maison de la France.… More
09 Mar 2009
Witches convention in Mexico

Witches convention in Mexico

Travelers in Mexico may wish to head to the region of Catemaco for an intriguing annual festival that this year takes place on the first Friday of March.… More
06 Mar 2009
Celebrate St Patrick in Dublin

Celebrate St Patrick in Dublin

Travelers in Dublin on St Patrick's Day may wish to book their hostels early to guarantee the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the annual five-day festival.… More
06 Mar 2009
Brits plan to spend less instead of canceling travel plans

Brits plan to spend less instead of canceling travel plans

The global financial crisis is making its impact on people's lifestyle choices and an increasing number of people are opting for cheaper travel in 2009.… More
04 Mar 2009
Frozen Dead Guy Days this weekend

'Frozen Dead Guy Days' this weekend

Backpackers looking to veer off the beaten track with their travel adventures in the US may wish to attend a unique if somewhat macabre annual festival.… More
04 Mar 2009
Spend a penny for a pound

Spend a penny for a pound

Budget travelers will be doing more than spending a penny if they find they need to visit the restroom on a Ryanair flight.… More
03 Mar 2009
Zaragoza festival in Spain

Zaragoza festival in Spain

Backpackers in Spain can head for Zaragoza to experience a unique festival that will occur on 5th March 2009.… More
03 Mar 2009
Dublin to host Book Festival

Dublin to host Book Festival

Backpackers will be able to enjoy a free program of events in Dublin celebrating the humble book.… More
02 Mar 2009
London Olympics to inspire travelers

London Olympics to inspire travelers

Travelers are expected to arrive in London in their droves to soak up the electric atmosphere of the London 2012 Olympics.… More
27 Feb 2009
Witching hour at the Guimar Carnival

Witching hour at the Guimar Carnival

Backpackers enjoying a hostel-staying trip to the Canary Islands will be able to take advantage of a unique experience at the Guimar Carnival in Tenerife.… More
27 Feb 2009
Plane crash closes Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

Plane crash closes Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

Travelers heading in or out of Amsterdam are likely to face delays if their point of departure or arrival is Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.… More
26 Feb 2009
Chamonix Carnival Parade takes place today

Chamonix Carnival Parade takes place today

Travelers can walk out of their hostels and onto the streets to take part in carnival fun in the popular winter sports destination of Chamonix today (25th February 2009).… More
25 Feb 2009
The Remaking of Iran at London's British Museum

The Remaking of Iran at London's British Museum

Travelers in London can now see the much-anticipated exhibition depicting the reign of Shah Abbas in The Remaking of Iran.… More
25 Feb 2009
London Fashion Week underway

London Fashion Week underway

London Fashion Week is underway and the prestigious event is set to draw international designers, models, journalists and buyers.… More
24 Feb 2009
Maastricht Carnival takes place this weekend

Maastricht Carnival takes place this weekend

Maastricht's annual carnival is about to kick off and those on their Dutch travels would do well to book a hostel and experience the fun… More
21 Feb 2009
Rio Carnival kicks off tomorrow

Rio Carnival kicks off tomorrow

The Rio Carnival is set to get underway tomorrow (21st February 2009) and will continue to bring fun and festivities to the streets of Rio until Fat Tuesday, which takes place on 24th February 2009.… More
21 Feb 2009
Cologne Carnival kicks off today

Cologne Carnival kicks off today

Carnival season hits Cologne today (19th February 2009) and travelers in locals hostels should prepare themselves for a few weeks of dancing in the streets.… More
19 Feb 2009
13th Festival de Jerez 2009 coming up

13th Festival de Jerez 2009 coming up

The 13th Festival de Jerez 2009 is due to kick off on 27th February 2009 and will continue until 14th March 2009.… More
18 Feb 2009
Munich's Fasching festival climax next week

Munich's Fasching festival climax next week

Backpackers who find themselves in Germany at this time of year should take advantage of the Fasching extravaganza in Munich.… More
18 Feb 2009
42nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair

42nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair

Travelers in San Francisco will be able to catch the 42nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair, which opens today (13th February 2009).… More
13 Feb 2009
Travelers can exploit weak UK pound

Travelers can exploit weak UK pound

Travelers are set to be wooed by a multi-million-pound advertising campaign to get more people to come to the UK on their trips abroad.… More
13 Feb 2009
Tunis festival of drama this weekend

Tunis festival of drama this weekend

Travelers in the north African country of Tunisia this weekend will be able to witness the 23rd annual Aly Ben Ayed festival.… More
12 Feb 2009
WinterCity Festival in Toronto

WinterCity Festival in Toronto

Travelers in Toronto will be treated to a spectacular final day of the 2009 WinterCity Festival today (12th February 2009).… More
12 Feb 2009
Berlin International Film Festival enters closing days

Berlin International Film Festival enters closing days

Travelers in Berlin still have time to catch the final few days of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival.… More
11 Feb 2009
New York and Paris are the destinations for stolen kisses

New York and Paris are the destinations for stolen kisses

The popular guide book among backpackers, Lonely Planet, has come up with a novel way to mark the upcoming romantic celebration, Valentine's Day.… More
09 Feb 2009
Dalai Lama to receive honorary citizenship of Rome

Dalai Lama to receive honorary citizenship of Rome

Travelers in Rome may be able to catch a glimpse of the Dalai Lama when he arrives in the city on Sunday (8th February).… More
06 Feb 2009
Gatwick expands flight options for Scandinavian travel

Gatwick expands flight options for Scandinavian travel

The adverse weather conditions severely affected many airports in London on Monday 2nd February 2009, but Gatwick managed to stay open, although some flights were canceled.… More
06 Feb 2009
Budget travel to increase in popularity in 2009

Budget travel to increase in popularity in 2009

An increasing number of people are set to look into budget travel options in 2009 as the recession continues to bite.… More
04 Feb 2009
Prague film and animation festival starts today

Prague film and animation festival starts today

Prague is the location for a film and animation festival that starts today (4th February 2009) and continues tomorrow (5th February 2009).… More
04 Feb 2009
New York Fashion Week to move location

New York Fashion Week to move location

New York's pivotal fashion experience is due to move venue, newspaper reports are suggesting today (3rd February 2009).… More
03 Feb 2009
Russian Orthodox Church to elect Patriarch

Russian Orthodox Church to elect Patriarch

Travelers in Moscow are set to witness a unique transitional moment in one of the most powerful institutions in Russia.… More
02 Feb 2009
Snow brings London to standstill

Snow brings London to standstill

The worst snowfall in 18 years has brought the capital city of the UK to a virtual standstill.… More
02 Feb 2009
True life tales

True life tales

The National Library of Scotland is the venue for the launch of a book written by a host of celebrities and members of the public, in conjunction with the Scottish Books Trust.… More
02 Feb 2009
Low-budget Boston flights extended to other US cities

Low-budget Boston flights extended to other US cities

Travelers to Boston will be able to take advantage of a new flight service between Boston and other major cities.… More
30 Jan 2009
Munich named host of 2012 Champions League final

Munich named host of 2012 Champions League final

Members of the Uefa Executive Committee announced yesterday (29th January 2009) that the Champions League final is to take place in Munich for the first time since 1997.… More
30 Jan 2009
Berlin Wall legacy lives on

Berlin Wall legacy lives on

The Berlin Wall may have fallen in 1989, after dividing the city for over 25 years, but 20 years on it is still casting its shadow over the German capital.… More
29 Jan 2009
Mount Vesuvius may show its wrath

Mount Vesuvius may show its wrath

A geologist has warned travelers to Naples that the threat of a volcanic eruption should not be underestimated.… More
29 Jan 2009
Lufthansa to service Italy

Lufthansa to service Italy

Travelers to Italy will soon be able to take advantage of Lufthansa's new Lufthansa Italia brand.… More
28 Jan 2009
NY Restaurant Week approaches its end

NY Restaurant Week approaches its end

New York Restaurant Week is approaching its final few days, leaving backpackers with little time left to bag a bargain meal.… More
28 Jan 2009
Snow in New York

Snow in New York

Travelers to New York will witness some extreme weather conditions that may affect flights and could close down airports.… More
28 Jan 2009
Bugle call in Krakow

Bugle call in Krakow

Travelers to Krakow in Poland will not fail to be aware of the hejnal or bugle call that can be heard every hour and is likely to have woken them in their hostel at some point.… More
28 Jan 2009
Celebrating Vancouver wine

Celebrating Vancouver wine

Vancouver in British Columbia has a long tradition of wine-making and is popular among traveling wine connoisseurs.… More
27 Jan 2009
US gears up for inauguration festivities

US gears up for inauguration festivities

This week the US is set to see history in motion as the swearing-in of the first black American president Barack Obama takes place tomorrow (20th January 2009).… More
26 Jan 2009
 

Air Berlin to reduce fuel surcharge

Air Berlin announced yesterday (22nd January 2009) that it will be reducing its surcharge from 27th January 2009. The airline explained that it was making the price change in response to the reduced cost of purchasing fuel. Budget travelers intending to stay in hostels in Berlin will now be… More
23 Jan 2009
 

Artists Rooms collection to tour Scotland

Travelers in Edinburgh with a passion for art will be delighted to find out that the Artist Rooms Collection of Contemporary Art will be showing at galleries across Scotland.The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh will be one of the galleries benefiting from the initiative.Artist… More
23 Jan 2009
 

Additional Prague flights spell good news for budget travelers

The launch of a new series of flights to Prague means backpackers and hostel-staying, budget travelers will have an additional low-cost option when planning their trip.Wizz-Air announced that it is to introduce a total of six new flights to Europe's sixth most popular destination.New routes will… More
22 Jan 2009

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