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Teen sues travel giant for almost $1m, claiming holiday food poisoning gave him kidney failure

The 19-year-old boy claims he spent 38 days on dialysis and will develop kidney disease as a result of a resort’s negligence.

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Travel Agents

Man cops six-year jail sentence for robbing travel agency

He was caught after leaving his birth certificate in a nearby pub, before skipping the country to commit a spate of similar offences across Europe.

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Aviation

“Serious incident” on flight sees female passengers classified as children

The error, which was caused by a glitchy IT update, caused the plane to be more than 1,200 kilograms heavier than expected.

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Aviation

Flight “full of selfish covidiots” told to self-isolate amid fears of coronavirus outbreak

Passengers described the flight as a “debacle” and said there “wasn’t much” policing of rules intended to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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Cruise

Cruise Wrap: CDC extends No Sail Order, Ponant’s new agent portal + MORE

Confused about the state of cruising? This wrap won’t shed much light, but it does contain some spectacular pics for you to live vicariously through.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre changes cancellation cap amid class action threat

And, in other news, a woman from the UK threatened to sit in her travel agent’s window in a swimsuit if she did not receive a refund. We’re not joking.

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Wholesalers

Thomas Cook name to live on after brand buyout by Fosun, as liquidators rebuff TUI offer  

by Christian Fleetwood

Although the company will never be the same after its collapse, the Thomas Cook name will live on. Click here to see how.

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Hotels

Hundreds of hotel guests allegedly hit with gastro

by Christian Fleetwood

Hundreds of guests at a TUI hotel have reported suffering from gastro during their stay. They also claim the travel giant hasn’t taken complaints seriously.

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Hotels

World’s most valuable hotel brand revealed (and it’s not the one you’d expect)

A busy little bee in the hospitality world has come up trumps in an annual hotel rankings report, knocking off last year’s title holder.

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Hotels

Hotel slammed after staff make creepy effigy of guest’s dead son

You can bet your butt this article is just as cringy and awful as the headline suggests. We actually feel better about every embarrassing misunderstanding we’ve had after reading this.

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Travel Agents

Man admits to murdering travel agent

The man who murdered a travel agent outside her work has admitted to the killing in a court hearing.

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Tourism

TUI outed for enormous gender pay gap; worst company in UK

by Daisy Doctor

If women are being paid less than men, surely our day-to-day living cost should reflect this. We’re calling for wine to be priced at $2 per bottle.

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