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No October half-term holidays?

Sep 23rd, 2020 | By

Tthe four announcements that were made yesterday might also affect domestic tourism.



TUI peers into its crystal ball

Sep 23rd, 2020 | By

TUI says, “we see strong customer intention to travel, with many customers wanting to secure their summer holidays well ahead of time.”



Boeing’s deceptions

Sep 22nd, 2020 | By

“Both Boeing and the FAA gambled with the public’s safety.” says the report.



Testing holiday times

Sep 21st, 2020 | By

The more destinations that insist on a PCR test, the more strain that is placed on the NHS to test and laboratories to respond.



Heritage open days

Sep 20th, 2020 | By

Now that I have told you that it has been a week of heritage days, how many readers actually knew that it was happening?



P&O cancels until February

Sep 19th, 2020 | By

If you fancy starting your own cruise company now seems a great time to buy – providing you can dock somewhere and passengers feel confident enough to travel!



Weekly holiday review: 18th September 2020

Sep 18th, 2020 | By

Seven countries have been added to the list to which Irish reidents can visit. The UK has added teo but taken another two off.



Costa del Tottenham

Sep 17th, 2020 | By

Starting this Saturday, (20th of September) the Laugh Out London club will re-open as a new socially distanced venue.



Welcome back Thomas Cook?

Sep 16th, 2020 | By

Only the next few months will show whether the public is willing to trust the Thomas Cook name again.



Ireland: locked up like North Korea

Sep 16th, 2020 | By

That was the colourful language used by Ryanair to describe the Irish government’s attitude to opening up the travel and tourism industry.



Can travel be saved?

Sep 15th, 2020 | By

Politicians have to find a way to marry the movement of people at the same time as protecting them from the pandemic.



“Camp” in a “camping coach”

Sep 14th, 2020 | By

Usually this sort of accommodation would have an appeal limited to railway fans but not now.



Micro-tourism is the new buzzword

Sep 13th, 2020 | By
Ruthin Castle- the Edwardian verson

Experts are touting micro-tourism as the best answer to the current tourism malaise.



Is travelling getting to be a chore?

Sep 12th, 2020 | By

Do you remember the good old days when you booked a trip and an hour after landing you had your feet up on a sun lounger?



Weekly holiday review 11th September 2020

Sep 11th, 2020 | By

The good news is that Sweden has been taken off the quarantine list so you can now travel there without the need to self-isolate



Join the Great British September Clean

Sep 10th, 2020 | By

Although more than 680,000 people have volunteered, these and the local bodies that have been set up would always welcome a few more volunteers



Consider renewing your passport now

Sep 9th, 2020 | By
UK passport

For all those people who have less than six months validity as at January 1st, the advice is to renew you passport now.



UK has four different quarantine rules

Sep 8th, 2020 | By
image from the air of Mykonos

There is confusion as all four nations now have different rules for Greece.



Could the UK be placed on more red lists?

Sep 7th, 2020 | By

So far British holidaymakers have really only been considering the rules imposed by the UK and the devolved nations. We need to start watching the reactions of other countries to what is happening in the UK.



The dis-United Kingdom

Sep 6th, 2020 | By

All politicians have claimed that they are acting on medical advice yet the interpretation was so different.



The demise of UK aviation

Sep 5th, 2020 | By

What are airlines and airports doing to make people feel safe. Masks and distancing seem to be it.



Weekly holiday review 4th September 2020

Sep 4th, 2020 | By

If you thought that quarantine restrictions were confused last week, then this week they are mired in disagreement between the four nations.



Get the right test

Sep 3rd, 2020 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

The problem is that there are more than one test so make sure you get the correct one otherwise you might be placed in quarantine



Qurantine for Scots returning from Greece

Sep 2nd, 2020 | By
Shipwrech beach in Zakynthos

The Scottish government has imposed a 14 day quarantine period for any Scots resident that had holidayed in Greece.



Enforcing wearing masks

Sep 1st, 2020 | By

Passenger confidence is at a low ebb and this incident is going to do nothing to persuade those waverers that it is safe to fly.



Portuguese travel rules

Aug 31st, 2020 | By

We’ve had questions about the rules for travelling to Portugal and its islands so here is a summary.



Partying – a thing of the past?

Aug 30th, 2020 | By

Mixing with other humans seems to be the cause of many of the increases in COVID -19 cases that are being seen around the world.



Break quarantine, get a criminal record

Aug 29th, 2020 | By

If this interview that Shapps gave is good for anything it is to remind all holidaymakers that they have a duty to their fellow citizens.