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Protecting our past

Jul 13th, 2020 | By

Many sites have been destroyed come by man and some the elements for all time leaving just photographs of what we once could enjoy.



Refunds in fourteen days

Jul 12th, 2020 | By

The EU has decided to take ten member states to court for not enforcing the rules.



Disney opens in Florida

Jul 11th, 2020 | By
image of castle at Disney World

In all, I can’t see many people from this side of the pond visiting Florida in the next few months.



FCO says no to cruises

Jul 10th, 2020 | By

I suspect that the advice will stay in place all summer and may be relaxed in September when the major cruise lines start up again.



Stay put till the 20th July

Jul 10th, 2020 | By

Originally there was to have been a short list of countries published yesterday that would allow Irish residents to travel without quarantining on their return.



No Spanish holiday for Scots?

Jul 9th, 2020 | By

What’s the betting that, in a few days’ time, the Scottish government will say Scots can fly to Spain again.



The Louvre re-opens

Jul 8th, 2020 | By

Other museums in Europe and elsewhere are watching how the Louvre deals with the outcome of the pandemic.



“Ireland, make a break for it”

Jul 7th, 2020 | By

Ireland will be biting their fingers to the quick in the hope that those living in Ireland will want to see more of the country first



24 hours later – a revised list

Jul 6th, 2020 | By
an image of Brtish Columbia

Readers are strongly advised to look at the destinations they are thinking of travelling to and checking the local regulations before they even book a holiday.



Portugal misses out

Jul 5th, 2020 | By

Just what does Portugal have to do to get British politicians and medics to say we can holiday there?



It’s the list we’ve been waiting for

Jul 4th, 2020 | By

Travellers, holidaymakers and I will be scratching our heads as to why some are on the list and some are not



The Caribbean re-opens

Jul 3rd, 2020 | By

As the Caribbean opens up it just is waiting for one for vital ingredient – you to visit it.



So much for air bridges

Jul 2nd, 2020 | By

No wonder the travel industry and us holiday makers don’t know if we are coming or going.



We are four, not one

Jul 2nd, 2020 | By

The UK as one destination. It is four and different rules and even laws apply.



In pilots we place our trust

Jul 1st, 2020 | By

The last thing that passengers want to know is to find out that they are on a flight piloted by someone who cheated in their exams.



Forget ocean cruises this summer?

Jun 30th, 2020 | By

If you are affected most cruise lines are offering credits against future sailings of 125% which should be a sufficient cushion against price rises in the short term.



A busy weekend online

Jun 29th, 2020 | By
cartoon of a suitcase bearing a smile

After the weekend rush, tour operators need to see whether this has been a one-day wonder or whether bookings will continue at the same pace.



Traffic light holidays

Jun 28th, 2020 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

It has been an open secret that the fourteen day quarantine rule was going to be dropped pretty soon in the UK.



Will there be a boom?

Jun 27th, 2020 | By

Unless the Bournemouth guinea pigs cause a second wave and the EU withdraws its air bridges agreement, there will be a summer holiday season after all.



“We’re good to go”

Jun 26th, 2020 | By

“We’re good to go” is the name of the UK’s certification scheme for tourism organisations



The Bournemouth guinea pigs

Jun 26th, 2020 | By
Bournemouth beach

If there is a spike and the tourism industry gets hit again and we face lock-downs or tightened rules, then those half million should feel thoroughly ashamed of themselves.



Lockdown easing in the UK and Ireland

Jun 25th, 2020 | By

Here is a quick summary of lockdown easing as it affects tourism in the home nations and Ireland.



Independence day approaches

Jun 24th, 2020 | By

Independence day could be celebrated in England. It’s the day when we can start enjoying tourism again.



It isn’t a win-win

Jun 23rd, 2020 | By

Maybe after today’s announcement it will be a lose-lose for the two companies.



What a difference a metre makes

Jun 22nd, 2020 | By

Retailing is a significant tourism draw although quite often overlooked



Spain jumps the gun?

Jun 21st, 2020 | By

Spain has announced that it would let British residents enter the country without having quarantine restrictions. And it starts as from today.



Yes Virginia, there is a summer tourist season!

Jun 20th, 2020 | By
North wales landscape

The news from the Welsh government that some tourism can start from the 13th of July will be a significant tonic for the tourism industry.



Better passenger safety?

Jun 19th, 2020 | By

The theory – according to the airport – is to manage the number of passengers going through security and “to ensure passengers feel safer.”