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Only visit if you can swim

Aug 10th, 2020 | By

Unlike most museums this is one is underwater and, unless you are proficient in scuba or diving, you will be unable to visit it.



Cruise companies need some luck

Aug 9th, 2020 | By

What cruise companies really need now is a couple of months of cruises with absolutely not one case of coronavirus on-board. Only then will some people begin to get confidence in this type of holiday.



Will there be a change in travel insurance?

Aug 8th, 2020 | By

In the future there could be more destination backed travel insurance schemes.



Weekly holiday review 7th August 2020

Aug 7th, 2020 | By

Our weekly catch up of how the virus is affecting countries we can visit



To Australia in five hours

Aug 6th, 2020 | By

If it looks like a race to see which plane flies first both companies would probably deny the fact. But underneath, it is!



Close a country or a region?

Aug 5th, 2020 | By

Both Spain and Portugal have expressed annoyance due to British advice against visiting both countries.



Spotting green shoots

Aug 4th, 2020 | By
easyjet

This morning easyJet gave a badly needed fillip to the travel industry by announcing that it flew in July with 85% of seats filled.



Just when you thought you could take a cruise…

Aug 4th, 2020 | By

The question cruise ship bosses will be asking themselves is whether these outbreaks will have any effect on the future for cruises.



On the first weekend in August…

Aug 3rd, 2020 | By
North wales landscape

Judging by the reports of the first weekend business in August, there will be a holiday season this August after all



The future for high street travel agents

Aug 2nd, 2020 | By

There will probably always be a core public for travel agency services but can the remaining travel agencies just rely on that shrinking number?



Fancy a citybreak?

Aug 1st, 2020 | By

Visitors to our major metropolitan areas are way down, even in London and Edinburgh, places that at this time of the year ought to be very busy.



Weekly holiday review 31st July 2020

Jul 31st, 2020 | By

As we foretold earlier this week, each Friday for the next few weeks Just about Travel will look at some favourite holiday destinations overseas. The purpose is to see whether the number of cases of COVID-19 is increasing and thus might be liable to being placed on the UK government’s “don’t travel” list. The measure we are using is the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 as revealed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website (https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/cases-2019-ncov-eueea. We could talk
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What’s a person to do?

Jul 30th, 2020 | By

Some medical experts have urged people to use their own transport rather than public transport so what’s a person to do?



Spain – the implications for travel

Jul 29th, 2020 | By

Over the last month the biggest question considered by those in overseas travel is how to restore confidence in the eyes of you and I – the traveller and holidaymaker.



Spanish travel rules change again

Jul 28th, 2020 | By
Lanzarote

Now all travellers from Spain must self-quarantine, the Canaries and Balearics included.



Portugal misses out again

Jul 27th, 2020 | By

Why is Portugal not on our travel list when countries seemingly in a more toxic position remain.



Avoid mainland Spain?

Jul 26th, 2020 | By

Whether you travel to mainland Spain or any of its islands you will have to self-isolate for fourteen days upon your return.



Awaiting a new passport?

Jul 26th, 2020 | By
UK passport

What it has said is that those people who are travelling in the next fortnight or so will be treated more quickly than those whose travel plans are further ahead.



You can go to Spain again

Jul 25th, 2020 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Scots can travel to the Canaries and enjoy Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote and La Gomera again.



Best UK seaside resorts?

Jul 24th, 2020 | By
llansteffan beach

Thinking about it being at the bottom of such a list could be best. It means that it is unlikely that it would attract hordes of visitors.



The returning traveller

Jul 23rd, 2020 | By

One of the reasons why bookings are not greater may be a concern of either catching the virus abroad or of he hassles upon their return.



Ireland’s green list

Jul 22nd, 2020 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

The advice from the medics is that there should only be essential travel. that advice will be heeded because there is no easy way to visit some!



Looking after us in flight

Jul 21st, 2020 | By

The question is whether all airlines have such detailed plans.



COVID-19 swab tests

Jul 20th, 2020 | By

Isn’t it time that a standardised period for taking such a test such as 24-48 hours before arrival is agreed by nations?



Holiday vouchers are safer

Jul 19th, 2020 | By

The Department for Transport announced that the government would protect refund credit notes offered if packages are cancelled as a result of COVID-19.



Will it stay busy?

Jul 18th, 2020 | By

Since the re-opening, many will tell you that their phones haven’t stopped ringing. Some gleefully boast that they are busy until the end of August.



Where can we holiday?

Jul 17th, 2020 | By

Not all countries want to see us yet and even if they do, there are obstacles making travel difficult.



Back to Butlins

Jul 16th, 2020 | By

On the traditional and most well-known names in British holiday life – Butlins – has announced that it will re-open as from July 24.