first_imgIncreasing numbers of Brits will have booked domestic flights this year thanks to the ‘staycation’ trend.Figures published by VisitEngland revealed that the number of domestic trips taken by Brits between June and August increased by 22 percent compared to the same period last year.The majority of these headed to one of England’s seaside destinations, with resorts recording a 24 percent increase in visitor numbers this summer compared to summer 2008.VisitEngland chief executive James Berresford said that the staycation “has reigned over the course of 2009″.”With people tightening their belts and forgoing overseas travel for a break at home, the staycation stopped being about ‘staying in your house and your own garden’ and became all about getting out there and enjoying the best of England,” he commented.Many popular domestic flights operate within the UK, including those to Newquay in Cornwall, while Exeter and Bournemouth are also well served by regional airports.A VisitEngland poll published last month revealed that nearly three quarters of adults (72 percent) are likely to holiday in England at some point next year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMore city breakers booking flights to ScotlandMore city breakers booking flights to Scotland’Staycationers’ don’t think travel insurance is needed’Staycationers’ don’t think travel insurance is neededBrits booking flights overseas after cold spellTens of millions of Brits are booking cheap flights abroad ahead of their summer holidaylast_img

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first_imgClimate change will cost U.S. coastal areas twice what analysts had predicted, according to a new study. Researchers had estimated that preparing coastal cities, repairing property damages, and relocating inhabitants for future sea level rise could have a roughly $500 billion price tag by 2100. But storm surge from tropical cyclones can cause additional local rises in sea level rise; that figure hits about $1 trillion, researchers report this month in Climatic Change. Researchers modeled the combined effects of sea level rise and U.S.-striking tropical cyclones on coastal property around the country. They chose 17 multicounty areas on the Gulf, East, and Pacific coasts and then estimated the impacts to the remaining, nonmodeled coastal areas based on how the modeled areas closest to them were impacted. The team also assumed that society would spend billions on adaptation measures, which studies suggest could be a cost-effective policy measure. Among these measures are abandoning properties in low-level areas, adding more sand to beaches, and building barriers to reduce beach erosion. The costs from sea level rise and storm surge together, including adaptation, total $930 billion to $1.1 trillion nationally by 2100, 84% to 110% higher than from sea level rise alone, the researchers found. The Gulf and East coasts would suffer nearly all the costs. Future costs would be $84 billion to $140 billion lower if emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide were to level off and gradually fall, but most impacts through midcentury are already locked in because emissions cuts take time to work, the researchers say. The study, they warn, doesn’t account for potential additional damages to business activity, infrastructure such as roads and power grids, and natural resources and wildlife.last_img

first_imgThe Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) has disbursed ₹106 crore to 10,582 people for medical requirements in the past 10 months, a senior official said Saturday. The official added there was no dearth of money in the CMRF but those wanting to donate were welcome.“A total of 10,582 needy people have been given a sum of ₹106 crore in the past 10 months for various medical procedures. Since Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took over in 2014, the total amount disbursed is ₹553 crore and the number of people benefitted stands at 56,000,” a senior functionary of the CMRF’s medical assistance cell said. The official pointed out that the total amount disbursed between 2009-14, when the Congress-NCP government was in power in the state, was ₹40 crore to 16,000 people. The Fadnavis government had also raised the amount of financial help from ₹25,000 initially to ₹1 lakh and further to ₹3 lakh, the official said.“The present government has incorporated a few more categories to the financial assistance scheme. Apart from heart surgeries and cancer, help can also be availed for liver, heart and bone marrow transplants,” another official said. On Friday, Mission Muskan, a joint initiative of the Rotary International and Chief Minister Medical Assistance Cell organised a fund-raiser at the Bombay Stock Exchange, after which a cheque of ₹3 crore was handed over for the CMRF to Amruta Fadnavis, the CM’s wife. Suresh Chokhani, Mission Muskan chairperson, said apart from the ₹3 crore that was handed over, another ₹7 crore will soon be deposited in the CMRF. Rajiv Singal, a trustee of Manav Kalyan Kendra which runs a few charitable hospitals in the city, appreciated the efforts of the Fadnavis government, adding that a request made by him for help for a child’s surgery last month was acted upon immediately.last_img

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