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Don’t holiday on the continent

Apr 14th, 2020 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Many people, I suspect, will be cautious this year and that applies to wherever you live in the world.



Kick-starting cruise travel

Apr 13th, 2020 | By

Wilhelmsen saw the opportunity to link particular tourist destinations together package something more than a trip.



An Easter break like no other

Apr 10th, 2020 | By

To all our readers, enjoy Easter but whilst it might be one like no other making it a safe one and act responsibly.



Passport Office will re-open

Apr 9th, 2020 | By

Someone in Whitehall has decided that it would be a “good thing” if Passport Offices returned to work and thus it comes to pass!



Another thirty days?

Apr 8th, 2020 | By

Today the EU suggested that the lockdown should last until May 15th



Anorther reminder of the fourteenth century

Apr 7th, 2020 | By

Could it be fanciful to suggest that the cave was used during another pandemic time for some purpose?



When will we travel again?

Apr 6th, 2020 | By

The new advice is that any travel is advised against for an indeterminate time.



Taking a virtual break

Apr 5th, 2020 | By

In fact I haven’t been enthralled or entertained. I have got easily bored and returned to a novel or gardening or playing solitaire.



Crystal ball-gazing by the AA

Apr 4th, 2020 | By

According to the AA, coronavirus will substantially alter the way we live, work and travel.



Planning for the future

Mar 26th, 2020 | By

Have these bookers second sight and know when this outbreak will cease or they are among life’s optimists?



The economic impact of the shutdown

Mar 25th, 2020 | By

The closure of so many attractions and events will have a severe economic impact on destinations, local economies and people.



On day one of the lockdown

Mar 24th, 2020 | By

Could it be that Italy has seen the peak? If so ours might be just thirteen days away.



Suspension of our events’ listings

Mar 23rd, 2020 | By

For the foreseeable future – however long that is – we are suspending our events’ column.



What next?

Mar 23rd, 2020 | By

Mass media is carrying pictures this morning of busy beaches at Bournemouth and people in groups walking up Snowden.



Going for a walk

Mar 22nd, 2020 | By

One opportunity widely available to us is to venture into our parks, (although some are closed) open-air spaces and gardens whcih are beginning to burst with new growth.



Gold winners from Visit England

Mar 20th, 2020 | By
aerial view of Waddesdon Manor

Whilst some of these places have open-air facilities, not all are open due to coronavirus so check if you are planning a visit in the next few weeks.



“I am tourism. I am hurt at the moment”

Mar 19th, 2020 | By

Here is the whole letter, rather plaintive but beautifully written that sums up what tourism is and means and how we are all hurting since we cannot be tourists today.



Don’t travel abroad

Mar 17th, 2020 | By

What this means is that if you do travel, your insurance policy will almost certainly be invalid and you will not be able to claim on it.



A St Patrick’s Day like no other

Mar 17th, 2020 | By

Whilst today is St Patrick’s Day it will be quite like any other St Patrick’s Day I have ever known.



Holidays in the open air

Mar 16th, 2020 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

Walking holidays in the UK, camping, caravanning or taking a mobile home and seeing parts that you’ve not seen before would appear to be the answer for a break.



Who’d be a travel writer!

Mar 15th, 2020 | By

It isn’t easy to travel overseas at the moment because all of the popular places have restrictions either on travelling there or because, museums, attractions and galleries have been temporarily closed.



Direct to the Faroe Islands

Mar 14th, 2020 | By
Sarah Lund and one of her famous faroe jumpers

As from June 23rd, Atlantic Airways, the Faroese national carrier, will fly direct from Gatwick to Vágar Airport.



Who’d work for an airline?

Mar 13th, 2020 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

Matt’s cartoon on the front page of today’s Telegraph, as one might expect of a master of comic commentary, juxtaposes the current coronavirus crisis with the other crisis of our times – climate change.



Travel bans

Mar 12th, 2020 | By

It appears only direct flights from UK and Irish airports will be allowed.



A spot of optimism

Mar 11th, 2020 | By

For travellers and holidaymakers there isn’t a lot of good news at the moment so when any comes our way it behoves us to pass it on.



Check what the Foreign Offfice says

Mar 9th, 2020 | By

Because of the coronavirus, governments are responding almost on a daily basis so travellers and holidaymakers about to depart need to look daily at what the FCO



If there is a silver lining…

Mar 7th, 2020 | By

With ships almost idle, some cruise companies have built up goodwill by offering free cruises to volunteer firefighters in Australia to thank them for their recent efforts.



3.16am and Flybe is no more

Mar 5th, 2020 | By
image of Flybe plane

The problem is that few airlines have planes small enough to fly some of the routes on which Flybe operated.