New coach-rail services are set to be launched to help storm-hit communities in the south-west of England, Stagecoach Group announced today (26 February 2014). The integrated service will provide a seamless link between London and the West Country using a combination of South West Trains rail services and megabus.com coaches.
A leading UK holiday cottage letting agency has issued a statement to stress that Somerset is still open for business following the recent flooding and also reports that its bookings have remained unaffected.
Large swathes of tourism hotspot Venice have been flooded after torrential downpours swept northern Italy. As much as three quarters of the city is underwater, with tourists able to swim in the famous St Mark’s Square.
At least 42 people have died following flash flooding on the Portuguese island of Madeira, with at least one British tourist feared among the dead.