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Forget Australia this year?

Jun 18th, 2020 | By
Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Australian tourism minister yesterday said that the Australian border might stay closed until next year for short term visitors.



Goodbye Wicksteed Park

Jun 17th, 2020 | By

With two attractions closing their doors this week, there are many owners who must be looking at their finances and wondering if they can last another day



Was yesterday a key day?

Jun 16th, 2020 | By

Governments will be watching to see if the international border travel and the unlocking causes an increase in the virus.



Is there a pent-up holiday demand?

Jun 15th, 2020 | By

From the travel industry has come a raft of press releases suggesting that as soon as we are allowed we will be heading off on holidays.



Overseas holidays – yes or no?

Jun 14th, 2020 | By

I have talked myself around to saying there will be a summer international tourism season but It might exclude places such as those where the numbers are still increasing.



Advice on flying

Jun 13th, 2020 | By

Of course all this advice is immaterial at the moment since we are advised not to fly! Unless the government is planning on letting us fly soon.



Global travel is a cause of the virus spread

Jun 12th, 2020 | By

How does tourism develop after the virus yet not plunge the world into a second wave?



Get a test, grab a prize

Jun 11th, 2020 | By
Lanzarote

Before you fly, the Canaries would prefer it if, sometime between 72 and 48 hours before you fly you have a coronavirus test.



Calamity – another shortage

Jun 10th, 2020 | By
mamite jar in bag for liquid items inspection

What B&B, guesthouse and hotel in the UK can call itself one of the best if it has no Marmite on the breakfast table?



CMA and staycations

Jun 10th, 2020 | By

This isn’t Vacation Rentals being generous or kind to its customers. It appears that the CMA reminded the company what the law was.



Remembering Dickens

Jun 9th, 2020 | By

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of one of the most popular and well-known novelists that the UK has ever produced – Charles Dickens.



Today’s the day

Jun 8th, 2020 | By
Algarve -beach vista

Despite the hot air being talked around quarantine, I really cannot seeing it last long and, yes, I do now see a summer holiday season.



The end of buffet meals?

Jun 7th, 2020 | By

No-one other than the hospitality industry knows the length of time that salad leftovers have been recycled into various other buffet meals.



Tunisia re-opens

Jun 5th, 2020 | By

It means that when we can fly again, Tunisia looks to be one of the safest destination to which Britons can holiday.



To quarantine or not to quarantine?

Jun 4th, 2020 | By
cartoon of a traveller

The UK government has, to use an old-fashioned phrase, got its knickers in a twist over the proposed fourteen day quarantine advice.



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.