Over the last decade the three Baltic capitals have firmly established themselves as appealing Christmas market destinations. Anna Maria Espsäter gives you the low-down on this year’s markets in all three cities.
“This site explains what you have to do to bring your pet dog, cat or ferret into (or back into) the UK through the Pet Travel Scheme (or PETS for short) without putting it into quarantine. It also explains the requirements for bringing many other types of pet animals into the UK. This site also tells you about quarantine in the UK for animals that don’t qualify for PETS. Printable factsheets are available for both vets and the public.”
Last Wednesday saw the opening of a new terminal at Bournemouth Airport. It cost £45 million and was planned when airport growth was expected to grow to 3 million passengers by 2015. The recession has put paid to such growth, or at least, so far. Many passengers have already passed through the hall since it has been open since March. It’s just the official opening was two months later! Now the owners, Manchester Airport Group (owners of Manchester, East Midlands and Humberside as well) are turning their attention to arrivals hall which has seen better days. That will be refurbished by summer 2011.
This opening has coincided with a speech on the state of the air transport industry by the director-general, Giovanni Bisignani, of IATA (International Air Transport Association) the airline membership body. Yes, I could tell you how the industry is back to about 80% of its pre recession levels and that the volcanic eruption has cost airlines $1.8 billion but that even after all this they estimate that airlines will make about $1.9 billion profit this year.
No let’s discuss passengers because we sometimes get overlooked in the push for profits and making life easier for airlines.
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