The biggest stories in travel and tourism in 2014

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The biggest stories in travel and tourism in 2014

It was a tragic year in the world of aviation with not one but two calamitous incidences causing great loss of life.

Flight MH370 disappeared in mysterious circumstances and has still yet to be discovered.

Then just four months later Flight MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine.

Both incidents resulting in great loss of life with more than 200 people killed on both occasions.

The Independent’s Travel Correspondent Simon Calder expresses his view that the threat of the Ebola virus has been overstated in this country and that the majority of travellers should not be worried about contracting the illness.

Meanwhile, the threat of terrorism has also loomed throughout 2014, with Kenyan tourism suffering from the British government’s decision to heighten its warning on travelling to the African country.

Low cost airlines are filling nine out of 10 of their seats, showing how Londoners have “seized the moment” and taken advantage of it being “a great time to be a traveller”. 

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