Travel news

Planning for the future

Mar 26th, 2020 | By

Have these bookers second sight and know when this outbreak will cease or they are among life’s optimists?



Suspension of our events’ listings

Mar 23rd, 2020 | By

For the foreseeable future – however long that is – we are suspending our events’ column.



A spot of optimism

Mar 11th, 2020 | By

For travellers and holidaymakers there isn’t a lot of good news at the moment so when any comes our way it behoves us to pass it on.



Check what the Foreign Offfice says

Mar 9th, 2020 | By

Because of the coronavirus, governments are responding almost on a daily basis so travellers and holidaymakers about to depart need to look daily at what the FCO



3.16am and Flybe is no more

Mar 5th, 2020 | By
image of Flybe plane

The problem is that few airlines have planes small enough to fly some of the routes on which Flybe operated.



Putting more magic back into flying

Mar 3rd, 2020 | By

Air New Zealand’s idea is not to adapt a seat but to create almost a train- sleeping car bunk system where passengers can shut themselves off from the rest of the passengers and get a good rest.



Blue passports from today

Mar 1st, 2020 | By

As from today it is a blue passport that you will receive instead of the burgundy coloured EU passport that we have had for the last thirty-two years



No Heathrow expansion? No airport expansion?

Feb 27th, 2020 | By

This morning the Court of Appeal ruled against the third runway plan that Heathrow Airport wants to develop.



No more postcards for me

Feb 22nd, 2020 | By

Royal Mail is shooting itself in the foot. If it thinks increasing prices will help profitability then they are misguided



The Marches are still open

Feb 21st, 2020 | By

In all, the floods have proved devastating for many but they will have an ever greater impact on the towns and cities if people refuse to visit them.



After caronavirus

Feb 19th, 2020 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

That is why I think the airline sales we saw in January won’t be the last ones we see.



The nicest airline?

Feb 17th, 2020 | By

My first cynical thought is whether niceness is profitable or even wanted by passengers who are largely interested in a good deal.



Half-term woes

Feb 16th, 2020 | By

What redress is there for those whose holidays have been affected by the weather?



Portugal makes it easier for Brits after Brexit

Feb 5th, 2020 | By

If no-deal is concluded between the EU and the UK by the end of the year, the Portuguese have confirmed that it will have contingency measures for UK visitors to access healthcare.



Coming to you soon – Peppa Pig

Jan 30th, 2020 | By

The idea is to suggest holidays and breaks in keeping with the things that Peppa and her fans like to do.



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



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.



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.



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.



More protection for air passengers

Dec 23rd, 2019 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

The government has decided that if an airline goes bust those airline passengers trapped abroad will be repatriated to the UK in the same manner that those who were ATOL bonded have been.



Watching our backs

Dec 21st, 2019 | By

The CAA is concerned that the airport might move the burden for paying for this cost by charging passengers



Why the same place for a holiday?

Dec 14th, 2019 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Some reasons for holidaying in the same place more than once might surprise a few destinations which think that local charms should be enough to lure us there!



Light shows and tourism

Dec 13th, 2019 | By

Today there are any number of light shows that you can visit during the darker nights of autumn and winter.



Is the FAA fit for purpose?

Dec 12th, 2019 | By

If the FAA has been slipshod in its monitoring of the Max, can we really trust it on other planes that it certifies?



French strikes tomorrow

Dec 4th, 2019 | By

From tomorrow morning there will be a strike which will cover all means of transport to and within France.