Travel news

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.



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.



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



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



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.



Who knows?

Nov 1st, 2020 | By

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



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.



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



Airport COVID-19 testing

Oct 21st, 2020 | By

Passengers could pay the money across and find they will still not gain entry.



Weekly holiday review: 16th October 2020

Oct 16th, 2020 | By

This will be the last weekly update on holiday possibilities just because it is looks irrelevant for the foreseeable future.



Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020

Oct 14th, 2020 | By

The annual prize has been a muted affair this year with probably very few people even aware that it was still running.



Weekly holiday review: 9th October 2020

Oct 9th, 2020 | By
the harbour in Kyrenia

Following is news from some destinations Britons and Irish visit Cyprus – The authorities in the north of Cyprus are allowing arrivals from the UK. You must show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (done between 0 – 120 hours prior to the time of the flight) on arrival. You must then enter authority-assigned quarantine facilities for 7 days. A second PCR test will be carried out at the end of the quarantine period. All travellers should be aware that if other passengers on your
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Gatwick clobbers drop-off passengers

Oct 7th, 2020 | By
the south rreminal at Gatwick

At present the airport – and all airports – ought to dreaming up ideas to encourage us to use them not trying to drive us away.



Worth saving?

Oct 4th, 2020 | By

There are thousands of Victorian buildings, and thousands more of buildings from previous times but are they worth saving?