Travel news

Cruise holiday update

Feb 25th, 2021 | By

How to re-start cruising has been vexing the cruise companies for months.



A booking every second

Feb 24th, 2021 | By

That was the comment by the CEO of the company that owns Hoseasons after the announcement of the four part roadmap out of lockdown.



There should be summer holidays

Feb 22nd, 2021 | By

The fourth step which is scheduled to commence around the 21st June is a lifting of international travel restrictions.



An Anglo-Greek travel corridor?

Feb 21st, 2021 | By

It has been confirmed that the Greek and UK governments have been talking about a travel bubble or corridor between the two nations.



TUI is optimistic – but then it always is!

Feb 10th, 2021 | By

TUI says that it expects to run at about 80% of its capacity during the summer months and it is clearly pinning its hopes on the vaccination campaigns.



Don’t quarantine? The fine is £10,000

Feb 9th, 2021 | By

The government announcement today of fines and prison sentences for those evading UK entry government lockdown rules is designed to scare us from breaking the rules.



No British vaccination passports

Feb 8th, 2021 | By

The British government should be talking to other governments to find out what will be acceptable for entry to their countries.



Enforced quarantine from February 15th

Feb 6th, 2021 | By

Trialled well over a week ago, it now looks likely that hotel quarantine will come into force as from 15th of February.



Teletext investigated

Feb 4th, 2021 | By

The news that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating Teletext Holidays over the company’s refund policy will come as little surprise to the travel trade.



February 22nd could be the day

Feb 1st, 2021 | By

This afternoon, Boris Johnson said that he was “optimistic” that people can enjoy simmer holidays this year.



Holiday refund note deadlines moved

Jan 30th, 2021 | By

Holiday credit notes for those people who had their holidays cancelled because of the pandemic will have a longer shelf life.



Enforced hotel quarantine

Jan 27th, 2021 | By

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said today is that people returning from 22 countries will go into hotels and pay themselves for their quarantine.



Electronic travel passes.

Jan 23rd, 2021 | By

For the foreseeable future, how we fly could well be dictated by whether we have been tested and or vaccinated.



When Saga cruises restart

Jan 21st, 2021 | By

Saga has announced that only passengers who have had their full dosage of vaccinations will be allowed to sail.



Safety drives holiday choices

Jan 20th, 2021 | By

In terms of selecting a destination, 44% said that they would select a destination based on its safety in terms of the pandemic.



easyJet confirms pent-up demand

Jan 19th, 2021 | By

This looks good and is the strongest and soundest evidence we have yet seen that people want to travel and are feeling confident.



A cruising re-start date?

Jan 12th, 2021 | By

With the no-overseas travel rules in the UK and countries blocking British visitors because of the new strain, cruising seems on a backburner for another few months.



To return home, get a test

Jan 9th, 2021 | By

From next week all passengers coming into the UK will be required to have had a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of your arrival in the UK.



Should I book an Easter holiday?

Jan 5th, 2021 | By

With a goal of fourteen million people being vaccinated by February, will other countries allow us to travel without having had the booster jab?



Happy New Year

Jan 1st, 2021 | By

May 2021 be as enjoyable – and as different as possible – from 2020.



Summer holiday campaigns start

Dec 26th, 2020 | By

Boxing Day is traditionally the day that the tour operators and airlines press the buttons on their latest campaigns.



Christmas breaks disappear

Dec 19th, 2020 | By

The announcements tonight by three of the four UK governments have ended hopes for many people of a Christmas break.



Now Heathrow slugs us

Dec 5th, 2020 | By

Heathrow will charge a fiver for drop-offs and pick-ups.



It’s to improve boarding and punctuality.

Dec 3rd, 2020 | By

“Our new policy will improve boarding and punctuality.” Believe that if you will.



Going home for Christmas

Dec 2nd, 2020 | By

Avanti West Coast announced that they would suspend peak travelling fares during the Christmas travel window.



Vaccines make the difference

Dec 1st, 2020 | By

Tour operators and airlines still face a fight to convert the intentions of people into hard reality.



Halving quarantine

Nov 25th, 2020 | By

The testing change might make it easier this end of the journey but we still have all the hurdles getting into the destinations we would like to visit.



Crossing the pond more cheaply

Nov 23rd, 2020 | By

JetBlue has a good reputation and regularly beats the other airlines in surveys of customer satisfaction and service.