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3.16am and Flybe is no more

Mar 5th, 2020 | By
image of Flybe plane

The problem is that few airlines have planes small enough to fly some of the routes on which Flybe operated.



Jan Morris is “Thinking Again”

Mar 5th, 2020 | By

Today is World Book Day and one of our most-well-known travel writers, Jan Morris, has a new book out



Cypriot heritage

Mar 4th, 2020 | By

The archaeological park of Kato Paphos welcomed the most visitors in 2019 while the Tombs of the Kings nearby was the second most popular.



Putting more magic back into flying

Mar 3rd, 2020 | By

Air New Zealand’s idea is not to adapt a seat but to create almost a train- sleeping car bunk system where passengers can shut themselves off from the rest of the passengers and get a good rest.



A hint of nervousness?

Mar 2nd, 2020 | By

Market research by onepoll suggests to me that some nervousness is creeping into the public’s mind of the coronavirus outbreak.



Blue passports from today

Mar 1st, 2020 | By

As from today it is a blue passport that you will receive instead of the burgundy coloured EU passport that we have had for the last thirty-two years



Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Feb 29th, 2020 | By

All in all, it isn’t a good time if you are in the travel industry. But it isn’t a good time for holidaymakers and travellers



Are we overreacting?

Feb 28th, 2020 | By

For us lesser mortals, each of us needs to decide whether it is hyped or not. And the answer to that will only be known after the virus disappears!



No Heathrow expansion? No airport expansion?

Feb 27th, 2020 | By

This morning the Court of Appeal ruled against the third runway plan that Heathrow Airport wants to develop.



Caronavirus: what the holidaymaker should know

Feb 26th, 2020 | By

If you go on holiday and are subject to restrictions because of coronavirus and miss your return flight through no fault of your own you airline has a duty of care



Where to holiday?

Feb 25th, 2020 | By

The travel industry would dearly love to know if the coronavirus is affecting your holiday thinking. afternoon!



Have teabag, will travel

Feb 24th, 2020 | By

I used to take one teabag for each day I was away. This survey doesn’t say how much tea people were taking with them



Venice carnival closes early

Feb 23rd, 2020 | By
carnival in venice

The Venice Carnival, one of the most well-known events in the world, has closed earlier than it normally does because of the coronavirus.



No more postcards for me

Feb 22nd, 2020 | By

Royal Mail is shooting itself in the foot. If it thinks increasing prices will help profitability then they are misguided



The Marches are still open

Feb 21st, 2020 | By

In all, the floods have proved devastating for many but they will have an ever greater impact on the towns and cities if people refuse to visit them.



Time to re-visit Pompeii

Feb 20th, 2020 | By
modern visitors to Pompeii

After 45 years, it is time for me to go back and see the transformation that has taken place.



After caronavirus

Feb 19th, 2020 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

That is why I think the airline sales we saw in January won’t be the last ones we see.



Wil Nigel last six months?

Feb 18th, 2020 | By

It is one of lowliest of jobs, one that successive prime ministers seem to regard as being pretty insignificant which also seems to be the view of parliamentarians.



The nicest airline?

Feb 17th, 2020 | By

My first cynical thought is whether niceness is profitable or even wanted by passengers who are largely interested in a good deal.



Half-term woes

Feb 16th, 2020 | By

What redress is there for those whose holidays have been affected by the weather?



Travellling in 2021?

Feb 12th, 2020 | By
UK passport

Although most arrangements are still unknown, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office have issued advice to travellers to the EU from 1st of January 2021.



Will there be visas?

Feb 11th, 2020 | By

Since visitor numbers are so important to many EU economies, making things too difficult for travellers might make those travellers consider visits elsewhere.



Portugal makes it easier for Brits after Brexit

Feb 5th, 2020 | By

If no-deal is concluded between the EU and the UK by the end of the year, the Portuguese have confirmed that it will have contingency measures for UK visitors to access healthcare.



Spain on the decline?

Feb 4th, 2020 | By

Spain is only the choice of 13.6% of people aged 25-34.



Why don’t more of us visit Grenada?

Feb 3rd, 2020 | By

Britons don’t need a visa, there are direct flights from Gatwick on both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, and English is spoken.



If they had only painted these

Feb 2nd, 2020 | By

An art supplies company in Bolton has had a think and created ten travel posters as if they were designed by famous artists from past and present.



If I had £500 million

Jan 29th, 2020 | By
poster for Borders railways

Not wishing to look a gift horse in the mouth, for the tourist and visitor there are some things that would help tourism and make it easier for people to visit parts of our countries



It will be just the same

Jan 28th, 2020 | By

Fear not readers, ferry travel will be exactly the same as before.