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Crushing Christmas travel

Dec 21st, 2020 | By

At some point may be some countries will allow movement but it will probably be too little to save Christmas travel for many tens of thousands of people.

Allowing unfit planes to fly

Dec 20th, 2020 | By

The FAA “…repeatedly permitted Southwest Airlines to continue operating dozens of aircraft in an unknown airworthiness condition for several years…”

Christmas breaks disappear

Dec 19th, 2020 | By

The announcements tonight by three of the four UK governments have ended hopes for many people of a Christmas break.

Tenerife confusion

Dec 18th, 2020 | By

International tourists are considered exceptions to the travel restrictions announced in the last few days provided that they arrive having had a negative PCR test

Taking a break in Spain over Christmas?

Dec 17th, 2020 | By

Spain has placed the UK on its list of risk countries meaning that all travellers from the UK have to provide a negative test on arrival.

Deserved? No.

Dec 16th, 2020 | By

I can’t say that I am cheering from the rafters about On the Beach being named Best Online Travel Company.

Flamingo watching

Dec 14th, 2020 | By

What better holiday is there for those who prefer to maintain social distancing for a little longer?

Will business travel re-bound?

Dec 6th, 2020 | By
cartoon of passenger rushing to catch a flight

Readers might ask, why is Just about Travel writing about business tourism when it is an e-zine for consumers? The reason is that they are intertwined.

Now Heathrow slugs us

Dec 5th, 2020 | By

Heathrow will charge a fiver for drop-offs and pick-ups.

Looking after number one

Dec 5th, 2020 | By
the harbour at Mandraki

Ccountries moved to protect their own tourism businesses rather than to join together and protect the EU’s as a whole.

No winter holiday in Thailand

Dec 4th, 2020 | By

The tourism minister of Thailand, has announced that the virtual closure of its borders to overseas visitors has been extended to 31st March 2021.

It’s to improve boarding and punctuality.

Dec 3rd, 2020 | By

“Our new policy will improve boarding and punctuality.” Believe that if you will.

Going home for Christmas

Dec 2nd, 2020 | By

Avanti West Coast announced that they would suspend peak travelling fares during the Christmas travel window.

Vaccines make the difference

Dec 1st, 2020 | By

Tour operators and airlines still face a fight to convert the intentions of people into hard reality.

What is fair?

Nov 30th, 2020 | By

The gist of the story is that heritage railways in Wales have received less funding during the pandemic from the Welsh government

The Qantas solution could mean mass travel re-starts

Nov 29th, 2020 | By

IATA and governments should get down to implementing the Qantas plan because only then can a travel regime return

Germany wants ski resorts closed

Nov 28th, 2020 | By

ngela Merkel has called on the EU to close all ski resorts this winter. The Italian prime minister has asked Italians not to head to the slopes

Reggae Sunsplash

Nov 27th, 2020 | By
Jamaican beach

Reggae Sunsplash is virtual this year so wherever you are in the world you can tune in.

Crowdfunding museums

Nov 26th, 2020 | By

In conjunction with the Museums Association, has launched a nationwide crowdfunding campaign to support museums

Halving quarantine

Nov 25th, 2020 | By

The testing change might make it easier this end of the journey but we still have all the hurdles getting into the destinations we would like to visit.

Are QR codes the way forward?

Nov 24th, 2020 | By

The Chinese QR system which has been in operation for much of this year records a person’s travel movements and their health records.

Want a BA Club World mug?

Nov 23rd, 2020 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

Much as the rest of us clear our garages out and send stuff off to charity shops or the tip, BA has decided to flog off some of its stuff to raise a bit of cash

Crossing the pond more cheaply

Nov 23rd, 2020 | By

JetBlue has a good reputation and regularly beats the other airlines in surveys of customer satisfaction and service.

Watching the nightingales swarm

Nov 22nd, 2020 | By

This was how the travel writer, Jan Morris, once wrote what she would be doing when the time come for her to move on from this world.

Holidaying in Europe from January 1st 2021

Nov 21st, 2020 | By

From the beginning of 2021, new rules will be in force.

A skiing season in 2020/2021?

Nov 20th, 2020 | By

Those seeking a late skiing holiday might stand a better chance of being able to holiday, as by March, vaccines may be in place.

A Christmas strike

Nov 19th, 2020 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

At first sight, who will have any sympathy for people planning to strike over Christmas at Heathrow?

Demand is strong

Nov 18th, 2020 | By
Shipwrech beach in Zakynthos

This time and with the announcement of the successful trials by Pfizer but in particular Moderna, bookings have jumped.