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Oh to visit a garden again

Jun 3rd, 2020 | By

The gardens of some of the properties ownedby the National Trust, (NT) the RHS and the National Garden Scheme are opening for us to visit..



Will volunteers return?

Jun 2nd, 2020 | By

Making those returning volunteers feel safe and looking after their welfare will be something that organisations will have to carefully consider.



Kuoni bets on UK holidays

Jun 1st, 2020 | By

Launched last Friday, the holidays that Kuoni will offer vary from luxury offerings to family oriented deals.



How Thailand considered attracting tourists

May 31st, 2020 | By
thailand island

Four years ago, one of the measures Thailand was reported as discussing was to issue free travel insurance to all those visiting.



Being a bit of a kill-joy

May 30th, 2020 | By

At some stage the de facto ban on overseas travel will end. At some stage people will yearn to travel again and to travel abroad. At some stage the deals offered will be so tantalising that we will go.



Keeping us safe the TUI way

May 29th, 2020 | By

For those of you who might be tempted to take a TUI holiday here are the ten things that TUI is putting into place to ensure our safety



Do Cyprus and Japan show the way?

May 28th, 2020 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

In the last couple of days both Cyprus and Japan have announced plans to stimulate their tourist seasons. Both are entirely different but will either work?



Travel expectations

May 27th, 2020 | By

Whereas a few weeks ago I was pessimistic about whether there would be much overseas travel from the UK this year. Now I am beginning to waver



Tit-for-tat quarantines

May 26th, 2020 | By
Shipwrech beach in Zakynthos

After the UK announced that they would impose a 14-day quarantine period on people entering the countries, France and Greece have announced similar restrictions.



Another bank holiday?

May 25th, 2020 | By

Having an October bank holiday and calling it NHS Day would be a worthy celebration of the achievements of key workers during the pandemic



Today is the beginning of English Tourism Week.

May 25th, 2020 | By

Finally, governments and individuals might be realising how important tourism is to our wellbeing.



Spain re-opens in July

May 25th, 2020 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

The Spanish prim minister urged destinations, attractions, museums, galleries, restaurants and bars to get ready and told Spaniards to start planning their holidays.



The end for Shearings?

May 24th, 2020 | By

Coming so soon after the demise of Thomas Cook, here is another long lived holiday company that has collapsed. Unfortunately, there will probably be more.



Travel insurance clauses

May 23rd, 2020 | By

What insurance companies will have to do in the future is to convince us that their policies are worth the cost and aren’t just a list of wriggle-free clauses.



Abbey of St Edmund is 1000

May 22nd, 2020 | By

A year of celebration had been planned but event after event has had to be cancelled or moved forward into the year in the hope that it might still happen.



Can’t wait for a McDonald’s

May 21st, 2020 | By

Some people in Chelmsford must thi k that McDonald’s is a tourist attraction!



Is this what flying will be like?

May 21st, 2020 | By

Airlines seem to been on the same wavelength about how to get us to fly again. Deep-cleaning and deeply-discounted fares



Why didn’t we know earlier?

May 20th, 2020 | By
easyjet

That this hack wasn’t leaked to the press earlier shows that the airline can keep a secret – it just can’t keep our data secret.



Joined-up decision-making please.

May 20th, 2020 | By

Achieving uniformity around the world would help dispel a growing view that scientific advisors are as unconfident as the rest of us



The mother and father of fare wars

May 19th, 2020 | By

Deeply discounted sales have changed travel in the past. But this time O’Leary is fighting people’s perceptions of whether it is safe to fly rather than just appealing to their wallets.



“Clean & Safe” Portugal

May 18th, 2020 | By

Portugal is one of many countries considering what reassurance it could offer potential holidaymakers. It has come up with a scheme called “Clean & Safe.”



No cruises to the Seychelles

May 17th, 2020 | By
La Digue, Seychelles

Is the country just be super careful even though a ban on cruise ships could hurt the country’s economy not just this year but next as well?



This is a key weekend

May 16th, 2020 | By
llansteffan beach

If the weekend remains quiet and uneventful – in almost every way possible – that noose may be on its way to being lifted.



Quarantine-free or not?

May 16th, 2020 | By

Last weekend we were told that the French and Irish would not have to undergo quarantine restrictions when they entered the UK. This weekend – who knows!



What is a long-haul flight like?

May 15th, 2020 | By
Hong Kong

She tells a simple story and compelling but one which we might have to face if we might have to face if we decide to travel long-haul.



Enter the 7th cavalry

May 15th, 2020 | By

Like the seventh cavalry in old western black and white films, the EU rode up to try and save the tourism industry from a summer of desolation.



Two ministers don’t make a summer

May 14th, 2020 | By

A holiday this summer with no hassle looks like one being just in the UK. And that is always supposing that the four governments allow you to move about



Summer holidays abroad in 2020?

May 13th, 2020 | By

Even if countries open up to Britons when will the Foreign Office remove its ban?