Living Travel Agent Buys Recently Deceased Travel Agent

Hays Travel, which you may have heard of but probably haven't as our reader stats suggest you're 30 years too young to be hanging around in package holiday shops weighing up 11-day cruise options, has come to the rescue of Thomas Cook. Hays has agreed to buy the entire high street portfolio of the broken travel firm from accountants managing the collapse, potentially saving the jobs of as many as 2,500 suited holiday bookers. Read More >>

Thomas Cook Collapses and Leaves 150,000 Holidaymakers Stuck Overseas

Package holiday specialist Thomas Cook is no more, having failed to secure the money it needed to restructure its business and continue operating. So it's gone, flights cancelled and everything, just like that. As well as unpaid bills, the travel company leaves behind the staggering mess of 150,000 UK citizens currently on their holidays and facing a significant nightmare in order to get home. Read More >>

Top 10 British Things Americans Are Missing out on This Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July! The day when President Bill Pullman saved the entire world because he figures out aliens were scared of water, or something like that. I'm no history buff. Read More >>

Even if You Hate Cruises, You’ll Probably Love the Hi-Tech Celebrity Edge

If you tend to think of cruises as being hedonistic holidays where people spend their days and nights eating and drinking while clinging on to the vague hope that they might meet the captain then it might be time to think again. Celebrity Edge is a new ship that, while not being the biggest cruise liner out there on the high seas, might be the best. Read More >>

11 Bank Holidays We Wish Politicians Would Let Us Have

This article was originally published in May 2017, but since it's a bank holiday we published it again. Read More >>

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Hotel Chain Offers ‘Social Media Sitter’ To Instagram Your Holiday For You

No one wants to spend their entire holiday with someone who won't put their phone down, but if you're going away with one of those social media types, it's a real concern these days. Read More >>

Premier Inn Reveals New £19 Emergency Crash Micro Hotel Rooms

Premier Inn has come up with a way to make going away even worse an idea than ever, revealing newer, smaller, cheaper hotel rooms for 2019, so that even millennials might be able to afford a short city break. As long as they don't mind it being in Cardiff and sleeping on something akin to a glorified sun lounger. Read More >>

Report: Amazon May Prey on Your Toys ‘R’ Us Catalogue Nostalgia By Mailing You Its Own

E-commerce giant Amazon, which remains determined to cannibalise what’s left of the brick-and-mortar competitors it helped kill off, may be making a move on the turf formerly occupied by bankrupt retail chain Toys “R” Us with plans to distribute a holiday toy catalogue. Read More >>

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This Empty Box Hides a Screaming Ghost Head That Will Make All Your Friends Hate You at Halloween

If, for you, Halloween is less about trying to score free candy, and more about terrifying every last adult and child that crosses your path, then a company called VFX Crates has the perfect prank for you. What looks like an empty (suspiciously blood-splattered) box breaks open to send a screaming, heart attack-inducing ghost head lunging at your victim. Read More >>

Jeremy Corbyn Reminds Everyone That He Wants to Give Us Four More Bank Holidays a Year

In case you didn't know today is St George's Day, the most English day on the calendar that gives people the chance to pull out flags without being accused of racism or supporting our pitiful excuse of a national football team. It's also Shakespeare's birthday, but that's not quite as relevant to this conversation because Jeremy Corbyn has reminded everyone that Labour would totally have let us have today off work if it'd won the general election. Read More >>

Poundland’s Offering a Dirt-Cheap Three Course Valentine’s Day Meal Deal for Just £5

Expect to see a lot more stories like this over the course of the next week. We've already pointed out that Greggs, Wetherspoons, and one branch of McDonald's are all offering Valentine's Day meals, but there's an even tackier alternative out there: Poundland. Read More >>

Holiday Firm Offers Pre-Booking for Sunbeds

Fans of comedy routines from the 1970s are dusting off some of the old material today thanks to holiday chain Thomas Cook, which has revealed a pilot scheme that lets travellers pre-book poolside sun loungers for the entire duration of their stay. Read More >>

You Could Spend Your Valentine’s Day in the Romantic Ambience Of Greggs

Valentine's Day is just over two weeks away, putting a pressure on couples across the country to spend a bunch of money on cards, flowers, and other crap lest their partners decide they don't love them any more. If you can't cook worth a damn that also involves going out for dinner, and if you somehow forgot to make a reservation then Greggs has your back. Read More >>

A Japanese Company is Giving Non-Smokers Six Days Extra Holiday

It's one of those things that most people seem to have accepted about the working world. Everyone gets breaks at work, but smokers seem to get more because they're always off to light up every couple of hours. Well no more, says one Japanese company, and is offering extra holiday to make up for it. Read More >>

This Delightful Lego Contraption Deals With Trick-or-Treaters For You

The lead up to Halloween is one of the best times of the year, with spooky parties, scary movies, and copious amounts of cheap candy in stores. But Halloween night, when you’re constantly running to the door to give away your coveted candy stocks, is less enjoyable. So why not build a Lego robot to deal with trick-or-treaters instead? Read More >>