Articles Tagged ‘EU’

EU Goes to Bat for Traveler’s Roaming Complaints

EU Goes to Bat for Traveler’s Roaming Complaints December 20, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
We’ve heard this story a million times: a family gets back from a great trip and settle back into their routine, only to open up their phone bill to find they owe thousands because of roaming charges while traveling. The most recent was of a couple teens who racked up a $9700 phone bill for their...

Russia Calls For Visa-Free Travel Between Itself and the EU

Russia Calls For Visa-Free Travel Between Itself and the EU September 17, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Getting a tourist visa to visit Russia isn’t very straight-forward. Before you apply you need to obtain an invitation from inside Russia and then you need to prove that you are covered by health insurance.  But European Union citizens will have an easier go of it if Russia has its way. Russian...

Pain In The Ash: Flights Resume But Costs, Concerns Remain

Pain In The Ash: Flights Resume But Costs, Concerns Remain April 22, 2010 | Travel News, UK | Read More
First the good news: after a six-day shutdown, airports across Europe began reopening Wednesday, and the airspace over most of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden and Germany was open again.  Some of the bad news: there’s still a six-day backlog to deal with, the economic...

European Union: Tourism Is A Universal Human Right

European Union: Tourism Is A Universal Human Right April 19, 2010 | Europe, Travel News | Read More
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948.  Article 24 (of 30) in the Declaration states, “Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic...