Skin cancer cases have soared seven-fold in the past 40 years. The shock rise is blamed on the legacy of sunshine package holidays which became popular in the 1960s. Many of the patients being diagnosed today suffered cancer-causing sunburn in their youth, experts said yesterday. And they warned the continuing obsession with sporting a tan will mean the toll keeps rising. Full story >>
A package holiday is a holiday arranged by a travel company for a fixed price that includes the cost of your hotel and transport, and sometimes meals and entertainment. • The advent of cheap air travel and package holidays in the 1950s and 1960s provided the first chance for most people in Britain to experience affordable travel abroad.