Friday, 28 November 2008

New Version Now Live

The new version of Tripbuster is now live and racking up record visitors and clicks to all of our partners. If you are a travel company and would like to appear on either the Tripbuster.co.uk website or on the weekly newsletter please contact the sales team via the contact us page or email us at info@tripbuster.co.uk.

If you know of a great travel deal that you think should be featured on the site email us at deals@tripbuster.co.uk and our editorial team will choose the Top 20 offers every week to feature on the email newsletter.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Thanksgiving New York Style

The whole of the US celebrates Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November) with family gatherings, turkey feasts and American football. In New York City, you can add the fantastic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - the only event where you'll catch the Pink Panther, Spiderman and Woody Woodpecker hanging out together.

For over 75 Years, Macy's has given us a tradition which both celebrates America and calls forth Christmas.

There's still time to get to the Big Apple and experience the event first hand or if the crunch is biting hard log on to http://www.macys.com and get a feel for one of the best days New York has to offer.

Tripbuster Launch Version 2

Tripbuster will be launching version 2 of the their successful travel price comparison site on Tuesday 25th November 2008. Travel companies such as include Virgin, Expedia, Ebookers and Opodo are featured as well as over 150 other travel companies offering great deals on everything from hotels and villas to car hire and travel insurance - and don't forget to look out for 'discount codes' and exclusive offers from our partners.

You'll also be able to find lots of useful travel information such as up to date arrival and departure information, and we'll help you get away with the very latest UK road and rail information .

Sign up for our weekly newsletter which will highlight the very best handpicked travel offers, partner information and exclusive discounts as well as a host of up to the minute travel information - it's your essential travel guide that will save you time and money.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Ryanair throw another toy from the pram

Ryanair has carried out its threat to terminate its hotel supplier contract with Expedia

A statement from Expedia confirmed that Ryanair "turned off Expedia hotel bookings, effective November 14".

It added: "We strongly believe that Ryanair does not have the right to terminate our agreement, and we will continue to vigorously assert Expedia's position in the pending legal proceedings and pursue our claims against Ryanair."

The row between the world's largest online travel agent and arguably the biggest travel web site in Europe dates back to mid-October, when Ryanair announced that it had given "30 days notice to Expedia following Expedia's failure to honour payment terms."

The 'hotels' tab on the homepage, which previously linked through to a Ryanair-branded WWTE page, has been replaced by 'Hostel World', Ryanair's hostel, B&B and guest house partner.

ABTA - Don't hike taxes

ABTA is urging Chancellor Alistair Darling not to further hike taxes on aviation in Monday’s pre-Budget report.

The report is anticipated to include details on aviation tax.

But ABTA has written to the Chancellor calling on the government to lessen the financial burden on airlines and holidaymakers by not taking the “easy option” of hiking aviation tax.

Air Passenger Duty currently raises £2 billion a year yet details of a replacement Aviation Duty scheme have yet to emerge.

The travel business and holidaymakers are already struggling with the effects of the credit crunch and volatile fuel prices and any increase in taxation would severely damage the industry, ABTA warned.

ABTA chief executive Mark Tanzer said: “The government must resist the temptation to increase the tax burden on our members and customers.

“This will handicap the industry and jeopardise families’ chances of their much-needed break in the sun - Any attempt to dress up a blatant tax raising initiative as environmental will quickly be seen through by the public.”

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