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May: the month of change?

May 1st, 2020 | By

Whatever happens abroad is being closely watched in the UK and Ireland to help decide when we might be able to re-open museums again.



Enter the regulator

Apr 30th, 2020 | By
llansteffan beach

The law is the law and those monies must be repaid if that is want a customer wants. If you have an outstanding refund due and you are being fobbed off, contact the CMA.



Reading the runes from BA

Apr 30th, 2020 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

What it really means is that it indicates the airline bosses see a contraction in business for quite a period and not just a few months.



On white men first seeing eastern Australia

Apr 29th, 2020 | By

It was today – 29th of April 1770 – that Cook and his mariners landed at what he subsequently called Botany Bay.



Winning the battle?

Apr 28th, 2020 | By

For the time being, people around the world are going to have to settle on tourism near to where they live. Then might come domestic tourism in another month or so.



Relying on rail

Apr 27th, 2020 | By

Supposing it takes another year or eighteen months to develop and effective vaccine, how can railways and tram networks survive?



Fancy a coach holiday?

Apr 26th, 2020 | By
tourist buses

How can they survive unless and until a successful vaccine is produced? Will holidaymakers want to travel in such a small space with other people?



A health passport for travellers

Apr 25th, 2020 | By

Francina Armengol, the President of the Balearic Islands, said last Sunday that the EU should plan for quick airport tests either on departure by travellers so that destinations were aware that the traveller had a clean bill of health. Austria has also backed this idea and many other countries are considering such a unified scheme. It has already received the backing of one Spanish hotel chain that has hotels around the world – Melia Hotels. For such a plan to work, all EU countries would
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Flying with confidence

Apr 24th, 2020 | By

Whichever way you look at the IATA results, 2020 is going to be very slow year for the travel industry



St George’s Day

Apr 23rd, 2020 | By
Shakespeares Birthplace

It will be a national day with little celebration.



Holidaying again in Mallorca

Apr 23rd, 2020 | By

Earlier this week, the president of the Council of Majorca, Catalina Cladera, said that as soon as possible tourism should be re-started but only in a safe way.



Between a rock and a hard place

Apr 22nd, 2020 | By

Travel companies are between a rock and a hard place. To obey the law will cripple some. Not to obey will lose loyal customers from future bookings and possibly cause their collapse.



Stultifying tourism

Apr 21st, 2020 | By

On this anniversary day, nature is achieving what human terrorism has been unable to achieve; stultifying tourism.



No summer holidays

Apr 20th, 2020 | By

From the outcry reported by the mainstream media about the reaction of ABTA you might have thought that Shapps had consigned holidays for all time into the fiery furnace.



We will fly again part 3

Apr 19th, 2020 | By

Airports have to confront the question of how they will deal with passengers when the lockdown is eased.



We will fly again. Part two

Apr 18th, 2020 | By

Airlines may not survive if they have to wait for an effective vaccine to be introduced before they can allow 180 to 500 people to sit in a metal tube for hours on end.



We will fly again. But how?

Apr 17th, 2020 | By

Yesterday easyJet announced that, as a temporary measure, they would leave the middle seat empty on the planes so that some form of social distancing was possible.



Another three weeks

Apr 17th, 2020 | By

I am lucky. I have a patio and a long garden. My garden abuts steep slopes that fall down to a river. In fact two rivers



Will all our museums re-open?

Apr 16th, 2020 | By

The mainstream media has recently reported that some of our smaller museums may not re-open when the lock-down is finally lifted.



Will all our airports re-open?

Apr 15th, 2020 | By

Airport owners will all be crystal-ball gazing at what the future will bring.



Don’t holiday on the continent

Apr 14th, 2020 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Many people, I suspect, will be cautious this year and that applies to wherever you live in the world.



Kick-starting cruise travel

Apr 13th, 2020 | By

Wilhelmsen saw the opportunity to link particular tourist destinations together package something more than a trip.



An Easter break like no other

Apr 10th, 2020 | By

To all our readers, enjoy Easter but whilst it might be one like no other making it a safe one and act responsibly.



Passport Office will re-open

Apr 9th, 2020 | By

Someone in Whitehall has decided that it would be a “good thing” if Passport Offices returned to work and thus it comes to pass!



Another thirty days?

Apr 8th, 2020 | By

Today the EU suggested that the lockdown should last until May 15th



Anorther reminder of the fourteenth century

Apr 7th, 2020 | By

Could it be fanciful to suggest that the cave was used during another pandemic time for some purpose?



When will we travel again?

Apr 6th, 2020 | By

The new advice is that any travel is advised against for an indeterminate time.



Taking a virtual break

Apr 5th, 2020 | By

In fact I haven’t been enthralled or entertained. I have got easily bored and returned to a novel or gardening or playing solitaire.