Travel news

To Australia in five hours

Aug 6th, 2020 | By

If it looks like a race to see which plane flies first both companies would probably deny the fact. But underneath, it is!



On the first weekend in August…

Aug 3rd, 2020 | By
North wales landscape

Judging by the reports of the first weekend business in August, there will be a holiday season this August after all



Weekly holiday review 31st July 2020

Jul 31st, 2020 | By

As we foretold earlier this week, each Friday for the next few weeks Just about Travel will look at some favourite holiday destinations overseas. The purpose is to see whether the number of cases of COVID-19 is increasing and thus might be liable to being placed on the UK government’s “don’t travel” list. The measure we are using is the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 as revealed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website (https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/cases-2019-ncov-eueea. We could talk
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Spanish travel rules change again

Jul 28th, 2020 | By
Lanzarote

Now all travellers from Spain must self-quarantine, the Canaries and Balearics included.



Awaiting a new passport?

Jul 26th, 2020 | By
UK passport

What it has said is that those people who are travelling in the next fortnight or so will be treated more quickly than those whose travel plans are further ahead.



The returning traveller

Jul 23rd, 2020 | By

One of the reasons why bookings are not greater may be a concern of either catching the virus abroad or of he hassles upon their return.



Ireland’s green list

Jul 22nd, 2020 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

The advice from the medics is that there should only be essential travel. that advice will be heeded because there is no easy way to visit some!



Holiday vouchers are safer

Jul 19th, 2020 | By

The Department for Transport announced that the government would protect refund credit notes offered if packages are cancelled as a result of COVID-19.



Travel Safe

Jul 14th, 2020 | By

The idea is that we travel safely to return safely and not to spend time in clinics, medical practices or hospitals because we thought we could never catch the destructive coronavirus.



Refunds in fourteen days

Jul 12th, 2020 | By

The EU has decided to take ten member states to court for not enforcing the rules.



Disney opens in Florida

Jul 11th, 2020 | By
image of castle at Disney World

In all, I can’t see many people from this side of the pond visiting Florida in the next few months.



24 hours later – a revised list

Jul 6th, 2020 | By
an image of Brtish Columbia

Readers are strongly advised to look at the destinations they are thinking of travelling to and checking the local regulations before they even book a holiday.



A busy weekend online

Jun 29th, 2020 | By
cartoon of a suitcase bearing a smile

After the weekend rush, tour operators need to see whether this has been a one-day wonder or whether bookings will continue at the same pace.



“We’re good to go”

Jun 26th, 2020 | By

“We’re good to go” is the name of the UK’s certification scheme for tourism organisations



What a difference a metre makes

Jun 22nd, 2020 | By

Retailing is a significant tourism draw although quite often overlooked



Goodbye Wicksteed Park

Jun 17th, 2020 | By

With two attractions closing their doors this week, there are many owners who must be looking at their finances and wondering if they can last another day



Was yesterday a key day?

Jun 16th, 2020 | By

Governments will be watching to see if the international border travel and the unlocking causes an increase in the virus.



CMA and staycations

Jun 10th, 2020 | By

This isn’t Vacation Rentals being generous or kind to its customers. It appears that the CMA reminded the company what the law was.



Today’s the day

Jun 8th, 2020 | By
Algarve -beach vista

Despite the hot air being talked around quarantine, I really cannot seeing it last long and, yes, I do now see a summer holiday season.



Keeping us safe the TUI way

May 29th, 2020 | By

For those of you who might be tempted to take a TUI holiday here are the ten things that TUI is putting into place to ensure our safety



The end for Shearings?

May 24th, 2020 | By

Coming so soon after the demise of Thomas Cook, here is another long lived holiday company that has collapsed. Unfortunately, there will probably be more.



Can’t wait for a McDonald’s

May 21st, 2020 | By

Some people in Chelmsford must thi k that McDonald’s is a tourist attraction!



Why didn’t we know earlier?

May 20th, 2020 | By
easyjet

That this hack wasn’t leaked to the press earlier shows that the airline can keep a secret – it just can’t keep our data secret.



The mother and father of fare wars

May 19th, 2020 | By

Deeply discounted sales have changed travel in the past. But this time O’Leary is fighting people’s perceptions of whether it is safe to fly rather than just appealing to their wallets.



Two ministers don’t make a summer

May 14th, 2020 | By

A holiday this summer with no hassle looks like one being just in the UK. And that is always supposing that the four governments allow you to move about



Why the French?

May 11th, 2020 | By

The thinking could be that a few overseas visitors couldn’t affect UK residents very much as the pandemic is everywhere in our countries.



The new “normal” for flying

May 9th, 2020 | By

The last few days have seen a flurry of rules and some ideas of what future air travel might be like.



VE Day celebrations

May 8th, 2020 | By

Today’s holiday to remember the war and the sacrifices that millions gave will be muted due to another war – the war against coronavirus.