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Prices rose but may be dropping back

Oct 29th, 2019 | By

Increases were spotted just after the Thomas Cook collapse. A month on and other companies have moved in to fill the gap. That means prices will stabilise or even go down.



Sunshine ends

Oct 28th, 2019 | By

No, there will be no Indian summer. Tesco has decreed it to be so.



The bounceback kid

Oct 28th, 2019 | By

Oxford concludes its outlook for Tunisian tourism by suggesting that there is ample potential for growth.



Halloween

Oct 27th, 2019 | By

Such a phenomenon has it become that we have listed over a thousand events that are coming up in the next few days



The Uluru dilemma

Oct 26th, 2019 | By
Uluru

Will birdwatching, looking at rock art and watching the sun come up over the monolith be enough to keep 400,000 people coming each year?



Will you fly on a 737-Max?

Oct 25th, 2019 | By

All-in-all it doesn’t give passengers a great deal of confidence in Boeing or the 737 Max.



Lighting up Blackpool

Oct 24th, 2019 | By

And you thought that Blackpool just had lights stretching along the front and that was it!



Back to Sharm

Oct 23rd, 2019 | By
map of the Sinai

The Egyptian tourism minister, Rania A Al Mashat tweeted “Welcome back to Sharm el Sheikh. Our Friends…You’ve been missed.”



Barbados thanks Thomas Cook customers

Oct 22nd, 2019 | By

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and members of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA), have partnered to launch ‘Barbados Cares’



Is hand baggage a perk?

Oct 21st, 2019 | By
wheelie suitcase image

More to the point, will UK and other European airlines copy Delta’s move?



The impact of non-stop flights

Oct 20th, 2019 | By

The future for ever-expanding airports might be altering but it all comes down to us, the passenger. Would we be happy flying for about 20 hours non-stop?



What does it prove?

Oct 20th, 2019 | By

How useful was the flight for us passengers to know whether we would sign up for flights of that length of time?



Does travel broaden the mind?

Oct 18th, 2019 | By

Saying that 95% do recognise that London is the capital is to put a positive spin on what surely every child should know?



Caribbean Calling

Oct 16th, 2019 | By
barbados beach

The aim of the campaign is to highlight the diversity that is available in the Caribbean nations.



It is the government’s fault

Oct 15th, 2019 | By

That seemed to be what the former chairman of Thomas Cook, Frank Meysman, told the Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy this morning.



The Devil’s Horn

Oct 15th, 2019 | By

Is this Mallorca’s new travel promotion scheme to remnd us that the island is more than just about beaches, sunshine and watersports?



Support for the high street

Oct 14th, 2019 | By

Is a combination of high street and online is the way forward and that both are needed?



Better 66 than 65

Oct 13th, 2019 | By
harridan

So far I have contacted fourteen different insurance companies and only one was below £150 with one being over £300!



A public service or dis-service?

Oct 11th, 2019 | By

If governments feel that urgency is required in cutting emissions, PSO’s need looking at again.



Double whammied Slovenia

Oct 10th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of Ljubjlana

The absence of any flights from UK regions will reduce the opportunities for people to explore the delights of Slovenia



Hays to the rescue

Oct 9th, 2019 | By

It emerged this morning that John and Irene Hays, the founders and owners of the independent travel agency chain, Hays Travel, has bought all 555 Thomas Cook shops from the receivers.



The Gambia wants you to visit

Oct 9th, 2019 | By

In the wake of the demise of Thomas Cook, Gambia is now on the lookout for visitors to holiday in the country this coming autumn and winter.



A silver lining

Oct 7th, 2019 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Keep your eyes out for bargains. I am sure there will be some launched over the next month or so.



Nearly all home

Oct 7th, 2019 | By

Today almost the last of the Thomas Cook holidaymakers that were left in their resorts after the company’s collapse arrived home



Morocco looks to the French

Oct 6th, 2019 | By

It has been estimated that about a hundred thousand Britons would have travelled by Thomas Cook to Morocco which is about one-in-seven of all British visitors to the country.



National Customer Service Week

Oct 5th, 2019 | By
angry person

If parliamentarians take such little notice of customer service (other than in individual speeches) to support a committee is it any wonder that industry at large takes just lip-service about it?



The holiday evolution

Oct 3rd, 2019 | By
family running on beach

The “package” holiday is here to stay. At least for a little bit longer and people who say it is on the way out haven’t realised that it has just evolved.



Flying with babies

Oct 1st, 2019 | By

Book a seat on Japan Air Lines ad when you get to the seat selection page, an icon pops up to tell you where babies will be