Runways, Hotel Awards and the holiday January sales

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Runways, Hotel Awards and the holiday January sales

Talking all things travel is Simon Calder, the Travel Correspondent of The Independent.


Ryanair bosses choice for the next London Airport

Simon spoke to Michael O’Leary, the Chief Executive of Ryanair, about the thorny question of the next London airport  - he has a surprising solution.

He said the proposals for an extra runway for with Gatwick or Heathrow won’t be enough:

“Here in London and the south east we need three addition runways, we need to start now. I think the first runway will be delivered to Stansted as that’s where there is more space, despite it not being one of the favourite options at the moment.  But the complexity of building extra runways at Heathrow or Gatwick involve either moving or running over the M25, are too horrendous to contemplate.”


London Hotel awards

The Haymarket Hotel in Piccadilly has been named top in the TripAdvisor 2015 UK Travellers' Choice Awards.

It is one of 25 hotels in London to win accolades in the awards, including the Milestone in Kensington, which took second place.


January sales travel companies. 

There’s only nine more days to get hold of one of these deals.

Simon Calder says this is the best time to buy a holiday if you have a structured time, for example the school holidays, to work around, or a specific destination in mind. 

However if you are flexible about when and where you want to go, there will always be a good deal out there.

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