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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.



Weekly holiday review 28th August 2020

Aug 28th, 2020 | By

The main news this week is that “don’t fly” recommendations have been introduced for the Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland.



Ocean cruising delayed again

Aug 27th, 2020 | By

What is concerning cruise companies is the speed with which some countries have virtually blocked travel to other destinations by imposing “don’t fly” notices.



Why must rail fares go up at all?

Aug 26th, 2020 | By

Cancelling a rise would be not just good politics but help to restore some faith in the future direction of transport.



The rise and fall of Southend Airport

Aug 25th, 2020 | By

There is quite a lot for the owners and managers at Southend to ponder. As will other owners at smaller airports where larger competition is nearby.



The last summer bank holiday

Aug 24th, 2020 | By

If you aren’t tempted to go abroad for bank holiday weekend then explore nearby and keep your eyes open. It may surprise you!



Does DCMS do anything for tourism?

Aug 23rd, 2020 | By

The time has come to create a tourism and travel department which incudes the travel advisory service and passport departments from the FCO and the Home Office.



Portugal opens – at speed!

Aug 22nd, 2020 | By

In many ways, Portugal could turn out to be a winner for tourism over the next few months.



Weekly holiday review 21st August 2020

Aug 21st, 2020 | By

The good is that UK tourists will no longer need to quarantine after holidaying in Portugal.



A Barbadian holiday this year?

Aug 20th, 2020 | By
barbados beach

Barbados could be expecting a bumper crop of Britons anxious to have a safe and sunny holiday this year?



Applauding English tourism

Aug 19th, 2020 | By

In England they have given thanks to those tourism organisations with Visit England hosting the annual Awards for Excellence



Overcrowded, overpriced and overwhelmed

Aug 18th, 2020 | By

This was a headline that the American news station, CNN, ran over the weekend to describe UK staycations this year.



Stricter controls at Machu Picchu

Aug 17th, 2020 | By

The opening date has been postponed again but this time no future date has been suggested.



CAA. Toothless in support of the consumer?

Aug 16th, 2020 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

The virus has altered much in our lives and improving the rights of passengers and travellers would be one good thing to come out of it.



Travelling to France, Malta or the Netherlands?

Aug 15th, 2020 | By

The key thing is to talk to whoever is supplying what you bought.



Weekly holiday review 14th August 2020

Aug 14th, 2020 | By

The big news of the week, as if I need to tell you, is that as of 4am tomorrow, you will need to go into a 14-day quarantine on returning from France, Malta and the Netherlands and the Turks & Caicos Islands.



Is 30 hours enough?

Aug 14th, 2020 | By

The government argument is that when there is sufficient evidence to remove a destination from the green list it should be done speedily



Holiday cases of the virus

Aug 13th, 2020 | By
Bournemouth beach

What I do question is the role played by the holidaymaker.



Chugging along the canals

Aug 12th, 2020 | By

Those who operate canal boats, narrow boats and barges, houseboats and anything that floats have been quietly giving thanks.



What does the best offer?

Aug 11th, 2020 | By

The holiday rental search company, Holidu, has put together a list of what it says are the best places to visit in the UK and the top three include two cities and a town.