Europe’s Busiest Airport, London Heathrow, to Expand to Attract More Visitors
London – Europe’s busiest airport, London Heathrow, is expected to undergo an expansion in order to attract more number of visitors. The plan is to construct the third runway which is required to attract traffic by competing with its rivals. Though there were attempts by many environmental groups, namely Friends of the Earth and London Mayor Sadiq Khan to oppose the construction of its third runway, following the approval of the plan by the UK government, the judges rejected the petitions of the environmental groups to block the expansion of the airport.
Hearing the allegations of the opponents regarding the violation of the U.K’s climate change policy and Paris climate accord, the judges said that the agreement does not conform to the UK law. The judges said that the approval of expansion is more concerned with the legal ground instead of the merits of the government policy.
Virgin Atlantic, the airlines which involves more percentage of takeoff and landing spots, supports the construction of the third runway at London Heathrow. It aims to become the UK’s second flag carrier with the expansion. The expansion of the airport has been delayed for many decades due to the concerns regarding extra aircraft noise, increased pollution, destruction of homes and adverse impact on roads. However, the officials said that the construction is going to begin by 2021 with the opening of a new landing strip in 2026. This would shift the annual capacity of travelers to 135 million. Also, it will boost London Airport Transfer’s service on a large scale. With this, services like airporttransfersonline.co.uk, which has been popular for transfer in London and other nearby areas, will be benefitted on a large scale.
The UK parliament gave approval to the construction of the runway as part of its national policy. Since many years, the airport operator has been struggling to build the new runway to increase the capacity of flights. Now, it will be possible for them to expand London Heathrow for getting more traffic.
Top Road Trip Destinations in Canada
Did you know that 1.93 million Americans traveled to Canada in 2020? That number was down year-over-year due to COVID-related travel restrictions.
While some Americans visit the Great White North via plane, others prefer road trips. It can be fun to plan an itinerary, book a hotel, pack the luggage, load your family into the car, and head to the border. But if a road trip to Canada is in the plans for you and yours this summer, what Canadian destinations are worth the potentially thousands of miles of driving? Keep reading to learn about the top road trip destinations in Canada.
Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan
Grasslands National Park is one of Canada’s 44 national parks and park reserves. Whether you’re an earlier bird or a night owl, the national park in Southern Saskatchewan provides an ideal prairie landscape. It’s the perfect place to unwind, immerse yourself in nature, and recalibrate your life.
Enjoy the great outdoors on a campsite, or take part in hiking adventures by exploring trails. The solitude and breathtaking beauty of this national park will leave you in awe. Make time for the Ecotour Scenic Drive. It’s about 20 km (around 12.5 miles) long and will take one to three hours to complete depending on your pace.
Toronto to Stratford, Ontario
If there’s one Canadian city most Americans have heard of, it’s Toronto. Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is the fourth largest city on the continent. It’s also home to the only authentic castle in North America. Casa Loma, located in midtown Toronto, is worth the visit. So, too, is the CN Tower, which is the biggest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. The city also has citizens representing 200+ ethnic groups.
While there’s plenty to see and do in Toronto, why stop there? It’s a good idea to include a Toronto-to-Stratford excursion while on your road trip to Canada. You must travel 150 km (about 93 miles ) west to get to Stratford. You’ll see Victorian architecture and get to take in the live theater. Most Americans probably haven’t heard of Stratford before. But when you come for a visit, there’s a good possibility you won’t ever forget it.
North Cape Coastal Drive, Prince Edward Island
If you haven’t ever taken a road trip to Prince Edward Island, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s Canada’s smallest province, but it sure offers a boatload of fun. Are you a foodie or do you like to indulge in the local cuisine when traveling? Check out the western peninsula. You can delight your tastebuds with the range of food available.
Make time to visit the Canadian Potato Museum in the province. After taking in the sites and attractions at the museum, enjoy a meal at the onsite PEI Potato Country Kitchen. The menu has items like the chili topped baked potato, which features a baked potato, homemade chili, and cheese. Meanwhile, the pulled pork potato features a baked potato topped with pulled pork, cheese, and sour cream on the side. That’s just a sampling, and all baked potato dishes are served with fresh-cut, homemade chips.
If you’re intersted in a U.S. to Canada road trip this year, the options above will give you some ideas. The sky’s the limit since there’s so much to see and do.
You’ll want to ensure your vehicle is in good working order to avoid breakdowns. You’ll also want to stay alert on the road since you’ll be traveling a lot of miles and spending hours behind the wheel of your car.
If you get into an accident, you must know what to do. In addition to reporting the accident, calling your insurer, and possibly even booking a rental car to complete your road trip, you’ll want to contact a personal injury lawyer if anyone is injured.
No one wants to consider accidents or injuries when on a road trip. But it’s best to hope for the best while being prepared for the worst. You’ll enjoy the journey and the destination a lot more when you’ve done everything possible to prepare for any possible issues.
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