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Travel insurance clauses

May 23rd, 2020 | By

What insurance companies will have to do in the future is to convince us that their policies are worth the cost and aren’t just a list of wriggle-free clauses.



Abbey of St Edmund is 1000

May 22nd, 2020 | By

A year of celebration had been planned but event after event has had to be cancelled or moved forward into the year in the hope that it might still happen.



Can’t wait for a McDonald’s

May 21st, 2020 | By

Some people in Chelmsford must thi k that McDonald’s is a tourist attraction!



Is this what flying will be like?

May 21st, 2020 | By

Airlines seem to been on the same wavelength about how to get us to fly again. Deep-cleaning and deeply-discounted fares



Why didn’t we know earlier?

May 20th, 2020 | By
easyjet

That this hack wasn’t leaked to the press earlier shows that the airline can keep a secret – it just can’t keep our data secret.



Joined-up decision-making please.

May 20th, 2020 | By

Achieving uniformity around the world would help dispel a growing view that scientific advisors are as unconfident as the rest of us



The mother and father of fare wars

May 19th, 2020 | By

Deeply discounted sales have changed travel in the past. But this time O’Leary is fighting people’s perceptions of whether it is safe to fly rather than just appealing to their wallets.



“Clean & Safe” Portugal

May 18th, 2020 | By

Portugal is one of many countries considering what reassurance it could offer potential holidaymakers. It has come up with a scheme called “Clean & Safe.”



No cruises to the Seychelles

May 17th, 2020 | By
La Digue, Seychelles

Is the country just be super careful even though a ban on cruise ships could hurt the country’s economy not just this year but next as well?



This is a key weekend

May 16th, 2020 | By
llansteffan beach

If the weekend remains quiet and uneventful – in almost every way possible – that noose may be on its way to being lifted.



Quarantine-free or not?

May 16th, 2020 | By

Last weekend we were told that the French and Irish would not have to undergo quarantine restrictions when they entered the UK. This weekend – who knows!



What is a long-haul flight like?

May 15th, 2020 | By
Hong Kong

She tells a simple story and compelling but one which we might have to face if we might have to face if we decide to travel long-haul.



Enter the 7th cavalry

May 15th, 2020 | By

Like the seventh cavalry in old western black and white films, the EU rode up to try and save the tourism industry from a summer of desolation.



Two ministers don’t make a summer

May 14th, 2020 | By

A holiday this summer with no hassle looks like one being just in the UK. And that is always supposing that the four governments allow you to move about



Summer holidays abroad in 2020?

May 13th, 2020 | By

Even if countries open up to Britons when will the Foreign Office remove its ban?



Holidaying in the great outdoors

May 12th, 2020 | By

This looks like a good year for all those who don’t like the idea of hotels or large guest houses, those who abhor crowds and for those who want to see more of the great outdoors.



Why the French?

May 11th, 2020 | By

The thinking could be that a few overseas visitors couldn’t affect UK residents very much as the pandemic is everywhere in our countries.



Shanghai Disney is a tourism guinea pig

May 11th, 2020 | By

Attractions around the world will be watching what happens in Shanghai for two very important reasons not the least of which is whether people will visit.



The new “normal” for flying

May 9th, 2020 | By

The last few days have seen a flurry of rules and some ideas of what future air travel might be like.



International support for tourism

May 8th, 2020 | By

But for all the power that the G20 and EU command, its statements after the virtual meeting were long on words and short on action.



VE Day celebrations

May 8th, 2020 | By

Today’s holiday to remember the war and the sacrifices that millions gave will be muted due to another war – the war against coronavirus.



Whose money is it?

May 7th, 2020 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

The way travel companies function has to alter. And the regulator needs to be independent of the industry.



Heritage rail and its future

May 6th, 2020 | By

With over 170 heritage rail groups in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, the concern is that they might not survive coronavirus



A gloomy outlook for travel

May 5th, 2020 | By

Warren Buffett obviously doesn’t see air travel picking up as forecast by Ryanair’s boss, Michael O’ Leary last week.



Reassuring holidaymakers

May 4th, 2020 | By

Customers will wonder about how social distancing can be achieved, how well cleaned are the places in which we will stay and how we will be protected financially and health-wise



Heathrow’s future

May 3rd, 2020 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

The advantages of Skype, Zoom, Facetime and visual conferencing software is likely to make business people wonder whether some trips are necessary.



Very aggressive discounting

May 2nd, 2020 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

When flying recommences the boss of Ryanair said – the suggestion is very late summer or autumn – airlines and hotels will offer deep discount to entice us all to fly again.



Do cruise companies face the biggest challenge?

May 2nd, 2020 | By

At present cruising is as dead as the rest of the tourism and travel industry.