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Less confusion?

Aug 3rd, 2021 | By

The news this morning that the government has decided to drop the amber watch plan offers some comfort to travellers.



Holiday fish and chips

Aug 3rd, 2021 | By

Holidaymakers might believe that Cornwall was a more expensive place in which to holiday



Misleading or an error?

Aug 2nd, 2021 | By

Ambassador is probably hoping that once they’ve got you this far, some people will book either the voyage



A covid charge might come

Aug 1st, 2021 | By

Thankfully, in Europe, we don’t have Frontier Airlines.



“Come fly again” prizes up for grabs

Jul 31st, 2021 | By

The Come Fly Again travel promotion will include free flights from Heathrow.



International cruises re-start from the UK

Jul 30th, 2021 | By

Expect cruise companies to add a few ports in Europe to try and see how interested we would be in voyaging further afield



Tourist boost for the slate mines of North Wales

Jul 29th, 2021 | By

Joining three other UNESCO World Heritage sites in Wales is the slate area of North Wales.



Making things seem better than they are

Jul 28th, 2021 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Cynical readers will know by now to distrust figures without understanding how they were reached.



The importance of double vaccination

Jul 27th, 2021 | By

It is as important to understand the rules of the country to which you are travelling as it us to abide by the rules of your home nation.



Here’s the shortlist

Jul 26th, 2021 | By

The shortlist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 has been announced



Sink, scrap or save

Jul 25th, 2021 | By

It won’t be scrapped, it won’t be sunk but remain for visitors to Los Angeles and Long Beach to see for years to come.



Vaccination – a key to travel

Jul 24th, 2021 | By

Apparently 47% of responders to the research said that being able to travel was a key driver for many to get the vaccine.



Now Croatia imposes testing

Jul 23rd, 2021 | By
panoramic view of Dubrovnik

Croatia wants all UK visitors to provide a negative COVID test on arrival even if people have been double vaccinated.



Does it matter?

Jul 22nd, 2021 | By

Is this a reasonable decision to take by UNESCO? Will tourists and visitors be deterred from enjoyment by the changes?



The lure of space tourism

Jul 21st, 2021 | By
image copyright; Virgin Galactic

Is this the beginning of space tourism or is it just the egos of three extraordinarily rich men who want to prove something to each other?



Pot calls kettle black

Jul 21st, 2021 | By

If the industry wants transparency it could start by being honest with customers



Off to Ireland again

Jul 20th, 2021 | By

Yesterday the rules in Ireland were relaxed for incoming British visitors



Going for day out

Jul 19th, 2021 | By

This time, the price of petrol is of little concern to curtailing days out and holidays. Which is something the tourist industry will cheer.



Joined-up travel thinking

Jul 18th, 2021 | By
cartoon of a traveller

Why did it take over 36 hours to harmonise travel advice on going to Bulgaria and Croatia?



What do they know about France?

Jul 17th, 2021 | By

Is the government now saying that they haven’t been telling us the full truth about the efficacy of the vaccines?



7.5 million in less than a decade

Jul 17th, 2021 | By

This weekend the Museum of Liverpool will be celebrating its tenth birthday.



No big cruise ships in Venice

Jul 16th, 2021 | By

The ban takes place from August 1st and may have come about because UNESCO was talking about adding Venice on its world heritage watchlist



Goodbye Balearics; hello Bulgaria

Jul 15th, 2021 | By

Taking an overseas holiday is still a nervous time rather than the relaxing one it should be.



Double jab travel rules

Jul 14th, 2021 | By

Each of the home nations will now allow those that have been double vaccinated not to have to undergo self-isolation on returning from amber list countries.



Jersey welcomes the vaccinated

Jul 13th, 2021 | By

Getting to Jersey now should be a lot easier for most of us than it has been in the last few months



Would you launch a new airline?

Jul 12th, 2021 | By

Given that countries are still in varying states of lockdown, would you start a long-haul airline?



Iceland for a summer break

Jul 11th, 2021 | By

The strongest reason for visiting is that Iceland is on the UK’s green list, not even the green watch list



Visiting the Canaries again

Jul 10th, 2021 | By

Topping that list will be the Canary Islands so here are some of the best spots for beachgoers there