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A holiday in China?

Jan 27th, 2020 | By

Overnight came the news that the FCO had recommended that only essential travel to mainland China take place.



Australia Day

Jan 26th, 2020 | By

This year it is a tinged with sorrow for the effects of the bushfires which are only out of the headlines at the moment due to the efforts of many thousands of volunteer firefighters who have been out combatting them.



Tougher drink rules in the Balearics.

Jan 25th, 2020 | By

By now readers will be aware that the government of the Balearic Islands has introduced a law about binge drinking.



Will we fly less?

Jan 24th, 2020 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

What people wish to do and what they actually do makes me think there will still be an increase in the number of those flying when 2020 figures become available.



Southampton – the queen of cruise ports

Jan 23rd, 2020 | By

Southampton is Europe’s leading cruise turn-around port welcoming 2 million passengers throughout the year.



The Travelex conundrum

Jan 22nd, 2020 | By

If I don’t use Travelex again have I not partially succumbed to the wiles of the hackers?



Is Trivago still deceptive?

Jan 21st, 2020 | By

The Court also found that, until at least 2 July 2018, Trivago misled consumers to believe that the Trivago website “provided an impartial, objective and transparent price comparison for hotel room rates.”



Snippets from the Caribbean

Jan 19th, 2020 | By

The tax will be a topic of conversation this week but not as big a topic as how to entice more of us to holiday there.



Airline magazines

Jan 18th, 2020 | By

They are important revenue earners for airlines. If they weren’t then airlines would get rid of them



When will my new motorhome be delivered?

Jan 17th, 2020 | By

I was drawn to a competition being run by the Camping and Caravanning Club where the price was a £49,000 Swift Edge motorhome complete with thirty nights camping



Did you know that?

Jan 16th, 2020 | By

Pre-dating the accession by the UK and Ireland to the EU, this agreement allows citizens of Great Britain and Ireland to freely travel between the two islands without a passport and without visa restrictions.



A private safari or a hot balloon ride?

Jan 15th, 2020 | By

If these are ultimate wishes then more easily found wishes are likely to be found from the 200 or so travel companies exhibiting at Manchester.



Will APD go?

Jan 14th, 2020 | By

Today might reveal whether I have been wrong over the years and that the exchequer will agree to remove the tax without having a revenue source to replace it!



Nervousness about Flybe

Jan 13th, 2020 | By
image of Flybe plane

Flybe fulfils more of a role than just being an airline. It is a transport link. And that is going to have to make the government think hard about whether it should step in.



Venice in the mud

Jan 13th, 2020 | By
gondalas in venice

There are some who are travelling to Venice solely because they will see the city in a different light.



Why should Brexit matter in 2020?

Jan 12th, 2020 | By

Over a third of those in the 18-24 age group claimed that their choice to book a staycation was due to Brexit.



Bill in the Dom Rep

Jan 11th, 2020 | By

The problem with such a high profile figure is that he would be escorted everywhere and his secret service detail probably kept him well away from any dodgy areas



Visiting Australia

Jan 9th, 2020 | By

But Australia is a huge country. Much is still open and waiting for your visit.



Saving £1,000 in 23 weeks

Jan 8th, 2020 | By

This is the amount of money that it is suggested could be saved by giving up drinking over a twenty-three week period.



The Travelex saga

Jan 7th, 2020 | By

Those that only deal with the company at Travelex implant stores at airports and on the high street are unaffected.



Jet 2 is the best again

Jan 6th, 2020 | By
image of a Jet 2 plane

Jet2.com was the UK’s most punctual airline in eight of the eleven available monthly OAG reports in 2019.



Off to Israel

Jan 5th, 2020 | By

Last year there was an increase of more than 8% in Britons travelling to Israel over the previous year.



Opening up Iran?

Jan 4th, 2020 | By

Part of the world has become a little less inviting for tourists but then, wasn’t it ever so?



Protecting Australia

Jan 3rd, 2020 | By

Some fire-fighters say that they sleep fitfully as they rest with one ear forever listening to their pagers and smart phones.



Should we holiday in Cyprus

Jan 2nd, 2020 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

Should we avoid Cyprus as a holiday destination because of a questioned justice system or just Ayia Napa? Should we continue to holiday in Cyprus regardless?



Is this what we want?

Dec 31st, 2019 | By

Now if I had been asked, I think my choice would have been more flights to places I want to go from my local airport



Which way, Australia?

Dec 30th, 2019 | By

Headlines like “South coast holidaymakers may be trapped” have resulted in a smaller number of Aussies travelling this holiday time in Australia.



Cruise trends in 2020

Dec 29th, 2019 | By

Cruise passengers are very loyal with 82% of them saying that they will book another cruise.