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Just 20%

Nov 17th, 2020 | By
easyjet

The significance is that the airline doesn’t see any upturn in air travel in the early part of the year.



Protecting tourists

Nov 16th, 2020 | By
an airport queue at Gatwick

Many of us will have made countless telephone calls, queued at airports and generally made nuisances of ourselves in an attempt to get a seat on a flight home.



Bye John

Nov 15th, 2020 | By

On Friday, news broke that John Hays, one of the best known names in travel, had suddenly died



Nature & Me

Nov 14th, 2020 | By

Montenegro has become increasingly popular with Britons over the last few years for a number of reasons not the least of which is that it is served by low-cost airlines



A Spanish Christmas break?

Nov 13th, 2020 | By

It looks like travellers can’t win at the moment.



Bristol Airport must be cock-a-hoop

Nov 12th, 2020 | By

Now people in the south west will see the service and solid customer satisfaction levels for which the airline and holiday company has become well known



Are we ready to travel again?

Nov 11th, 2020 | By

Airports have a lot more thinking to do as they seem to be the pinch point between us wanting to fly and feeling safe to get on the plane.



Flying to Berlin

Nov 10th, 2020 | By

The rest of us will have a brand-new airport to lead us into the delights of Berlin.



Pfizer boosts travel

Nov 9th, 2020 | By

Up until yesterday you might have guessed that at some time in 2021 there would be a small increase in holiday numbers.



Will cruising change?

Nov 9th, 2020 | By

the concern of voters wherever they live seems to be growing and the cruise industry needs to come to terms with a change in the air.



The future of holidays

Nov 8th, 2020 | By

What the industry wants to hear about as do readers and the Great British holidaymaker is what will holidays be like after the pandemic.



Could the EU move any slower?

Nov 7th, 2020 | By

I could be an old man before a common policy is in operation!



It’s Caribbean Tourism Month

Nov 6th, 2020 | By

November is traditionally the month that Caribbean nations and islands celebrate tourism. That’s because it is also the beginning of their main holiday season. The hurricane season should be over and tourists from North American begin to leave the colder temperatures and head south. Europeans also head over to avoid the cold but in nowhere near the numbers that come from neighbours to the north. But this season could be very different from others in the past although that hasn’t stopped the Caribbean from launching
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Parma gets another year

Nov 5th, 2020 | By

Parma’s stint as Italian Capital of Culture 2021 will also highlight other cultural activities in the region of Emilia Romagna.



Jamaica shows the way

Nov 4th, 2020 | By
Jamaican beach

Some destinations have offered free testing during the pandemic but none have yet gone as far as Jamaica in trying to attarct us to visit



Sometimes in a hole, you should stop digging

Nov 3rd, 2020 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Ryanair made a mess of customer relations during the first lockdown and it doesn’t look to have improved those relations this time around.



Support Stanfords if you can

Nov 2nd, 2020 | By

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Who knows?

Nov 1st, 2020 | By

Will December be a dawning of a travel age or just more of the same?



Holidaying in the Canaries? mandatory testing required

Nov 1st, 2020 | By
Lanzarote

No date has been provided by the Canary Islands on when these new rules will come into place although it will probably be in the next 10-14 days.



We are to blame

Oct 31st, 2020 | By

According to Professor McKee of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, holidaymakers are to blame for the upturn in coronavirus cases.



Most of us just don’t know

Oct 30th, 2020 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

As AllClear point out, “consumers need simpler, clearer guidance” and that has not been the case for much of the time.



Giving confidence

Oct 29th, 2020 | By
holidays may, just may, get cheaper if APD is removed from under 12's

The obvious thing for it to do would be to extend its protection on vouchers issued up until just after Easter



How can airports survive?

Oct 28th, 2020 | By

With so few flights, many airports are in financial straits



Charging companies interest

Oct 27th, 2020 | By

As part of ATOL bonding, why couldn’t there be a clause stating that money refunds and compensation must be paid within a set period



Was it the year of staycations?

Oct 26th, 2020 | By
Eden Project

International holidays continue to blow domestic getaways out of the water… putting promises that the UK could become a “staycation nation



Christmas is going to be “funny” this year

Oct 25th, 2020 | By
Christmas Market - Birmingham

At this stage, Christmas looks like being as un-Christmassy as it is possible to be.



How COVID-19 safe are planes?

Oct 24th, 2020 | By

Passengers may need independent evidence, that is evidence produced by non-aviation linked parties before there is sufficient confidence to fly



We can go to the Canaries!

Oct 23rd, 2020 | By
Lanzarote

The travel industry got a real dose of adrenalin yesterday when the Canary Islands were removed from the list of places that we couldn’t visit.