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easyJet confirms pent-up demand

Jan 19th, 2021 | By

This looks good and is the strongest and soundest evidence we have yet seen that people want to travel and are feeling confident.



Blue Monday

Jan 18th, 2021 | By
family running on beach

The Sunday Telegraph reported yesterday that all adults over 18 could be vaccinated by the end of June which means summer holidays could be back on for all of us.



More on vaccinations

Jan 17th, 2021 | By

The suggestion by Qantas boss, Alan Joyce, that only those vaccinated will be able to fly on his airline touched a nerve with other airlines. Desperate to find any way to get us to get on planes again, there was criticism of this idea by people such as Michael O’Leary from Ryanair who wanted testing – like IATA and the WTTC – as the way forward. Now the Qantas suggestion has received backing from two of the best-known and innovative airline bosses. Both Tony Fernandes
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Cornwall looks forward to a tourist boom

Jan 16th, 2021 | By

Visit Cornwall must be delighted to have get such multi-million publicity. Whether the locals are so pleased is another matter.



Over 50’s lead the holiday charge

Jan 15th, 2021 | By

Vaccinations seem to be stimulating confidence about travelling again.



Naomi Campbell promotes Kenya

Jan 14th, 2021 | By

Whilst she has already brought a lot of publicity to Kenya, the tourist authority must be hoping that she will sing its praises over the next couple of years.



Don’t discriminate against the unvaccinated

Jan 13th, 2021 | By

The more that are vaccinated the more countries are likely to open their borders to those vaccinated and the more quickly tourism and travel can return.



A cruising re-start date?

Jan 12th, 2021 | By

With the no-overseas travel rules in the UK and countries blocking British visitors because of the new strain, cruising seems on a backburner for another few months.



Easter is probably a no-no

Jan 11th, 2021 | By

The boss of Heathrow said that he thought passenger numbers would increase through the summer and see higher numbers next Autumn.



It isn’t our fault, it is the fault of two employees

Jan 10th, 2021 | By

That seems to be the attitude of Boeing to the terrible consequences of the quality control failures of the development of the 737-MAX.



To return home, get a test

Jan 9th, 2021 | By

From next week all passengers coming into the UK will be required to have had a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of your arrival in the UK.



Not what we want to hear

Jan 8th, 2021 | By

Therefore this poll answer is not what the industry or the public would want to hear. They want to know it will be safe to travel.



Travel bookings slow

Jan 7th, 2021 | By

The industry seems to have decided that discounting will secure bookings. They are just hoping they don’t have to give refunds when the time comes!



Planning on an Irish trip? Get a PCR test first.

Jan 6th, 2021 | By

Until vaccination uptake is widespread in countries it looks as though PCR testing is going to be the litmus test of whether you can travel or not.



Should I book an Easter holiday?

Jan 5th, 2021 | By

With a goal of fourteen million people being vaccinated by February, will other countries allow us to travel without having had the booster jab?



European Year of Rail

Jan 4th, 2021 | By

I remember travelling on many grubby trains. I and many other regular train travellers would like to know how clean they really are



Menorca offers more

Jan 3rd, 2021 | By
Menorca poster

Now the islands, and particularly Menorca, offer more to entice us to visit.



Our travel tips for 2021

Jan 2nd, 2021 | By

When the time comes, the one thing that Just about Travel is convinced about is that travel won’t just surge but erupt.



Happy New Year

Jan 1st, 2021 | By

May 2021 be as enjoyable – and as different as possible – from 2020.



My food Xmas travel adventure

Dec 31st, 2020 | By

Instead of traditional fare, we ate food that reminded us of where we had been in years’ past or had planned to go in 2020 or even later.



Travel changes in two days

Dec 30th, 2020 | By

It is now just two days before there are new travel rules for British residents going to EU countries.



Some travel tips for 2021 – part three

Dec 29th, 2020 | By

Just about Travel completes its survey of tips for travel and holidays in 2021.



Some travel tips for 2021 – part two

Dec 28th, 2020 | By

Just about Travel continues its look at what is being tipped for the coming year.



Some travel tips for 2021 part one

Dec 27th, 2020 | By

As usual Just about Travel looks at some of those organisations involved in the industry to see what they are tipping for the coming year.



Summer holiday campaigns start

Dec 26th, 2020 | By

Boxing Day is traditionally the day that the tour operators and airlines press the buttons on their latest campaigns.



A present for the staff

Dec 24th, 2020 | By

An Airbus A320 owned by Eurowings has been re-painted to say thanks to the “best team in the world” in both German and English.



Dreaming of travel

Dec 23rd, 2020 | By

If travel restrictions are removed for Easter it might be hard not to bump into an escaping Brit wherever you go in the world!



The “right” sort of coal

Dec 22nd, 2020 | By

Here’s a thought. Why don’t we turn one of the pits that has this type of coal into a heritage site and, as part of showing the public how a pit operates, 26,000 tons of coal is mined a year!