Holidays

Pause For Thought: 'This year, I'm shopping my values - not just my presents.'

Jeremy Gordon on ethical holiday shopping.

Saudi Arabia is opening up to tourists

Saudi Arabia has launched new visas and will relax its dress code for female visitors
Saudi Arabia has launched a visa regime for 49 countries and will relax its strict dress codes for female visitors. 

Tourism Minister Ahmad al-Khateeb described it as a "historic moment" for the country. 

John Sfakianakis is Chief Economist at the Gulf Research Center in Riyadh. He told us why the move was important for the country.

MPs' fury at Thomas Cook collapse

MPs attack ministers for the travel agent's collapse
MPs have expressed their fury over the collapse of the travel company, Thomas Cook. 

Several criticised the Government for not bailing out the firm, while others demanded an investigation into the conduct of directors.

Mandy Baker reports.

You can hear more from Today In Parliament on BBC Radio 4 at 11.30pm.

Fatima says her hotel in Tunisia stopped people leaving when Thomas Cook's future looked in doubt

Thomas Cook collapsed after last-minute negotiations failed.