Travel news

Flying to EU countries in 2020

Sep 5th, 2019 | By

UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU until at least October 2020.



Passenger power

Sep 5th, 2019 | By

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Arrests top 400

Sep 3rd, 2019 | By
Bottle shaped One Too Many campaign

The biggest group of those arrested was at Heathrow which might be explained away by the fact that it is our largest passenger carrier airport with 80 million passengers.



Saturday snippets: August 31st 2019

Aug 31st, 2019 | By
Arc de Triomphe at night

In Paris the deputy mayor wants to ban tour coaches. In Saudi a theme park is planned and in australia, the Great Barrier Reef’s long term outlook has been downgraded.



Goodby to old Thomas Cook and hello to the new one

Aug 28th, 2019 | By

Thomas Cook had agreed that its largest shareholder, the Chinese company Fosun would take over the company. What does it mean for holidaymakers?



Scanning our hand-luggage

Aug 25th, 2019 | By

According to Grant Shapps, the new transport boss, you won’t have to take laptops and liquids from your bags. Or your sockas and underwear!



The Ryanair strike

Aug 22nd, 2019 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

The good news as of about 10am today is that everything is running pretty smoothly according to the Ryanair website.



The big boost

Aug 21st, 2019 | By

Britons are taking 21% more (6.4 million) short- breaks in Britain than they did 10 years ago, when comparing 2018 to 2008.



A last-minute break?

Aug 16th, 2019 | By
Djerba- Houmt Souk

Today there is yet another weather warning so I suspect that even more of us will try and book a holiday away.



Saturday snippets: 10th of August 2019

Aug 10th, 2019 | By

Adrian considers the impact of the Mona Lisa, Raffles Hotel in Singapore and hyperloop travel in India. Amongst other things!



Out go miniature bottle toiletries

Aug 4th, 2019 | By
hotel bathroom

The latest worldwide interest in reducing the use of plastics gives hotel chains the world over the opportunity to remove these little bottles they stock



LateRooms and Superbreaks go bust

Aug 2nd, 2019 | By

For customers of LateRooms and Superbreak, what redress is there if you have booked with them and not yet undertaken your hotel stay or mini break?



The “reward” for fraudulent claims – 12 months!

Jul 28th, 2019 | By

In the meantime, the gaoling of Mr Cromby should be a warning to all others who might consider fraudulent claims.



Saturday snippets: 27th July 2019

Jul 27th, 2019 | By

Adrian takes a quick tour to see how countries are faring this year.



Is Thomas Cook the worst?

Jul 21st, 2019 | By
holidays may, just may, get cheaper if APD is removed from under 12's

Claiming that Thomas Cook is the worst and TUI is the second worst is misleading; they are only the worst amongst a small unrepresentative group.



Kynren time

Jul 20th, 2019 | By

Without doubt, Kynren is the UK’s biggest outdoor live family theatre event. The general view is that this year, Kynren is as good, as appealing and as enthralling as ever.



Airline punctuality tables

Jul 16th, 2019 | By

That Vueling was unpunctual last year does not necessarily mean that it will be in a similar state this summer. It all depends on what strikes (if any) take place.



Saturday snippets: 13th of July 2019

Jul 13th, 2019 | By

New eco-taxes in France, compulsory travel insurance in Thailand then some music festivals made Adrian a little less grumpier than when he started writing this week’s column.



Will this save Thomas Cook?

Jul 12th, 2019 | By

Maybe Fosun are aware of that and will change things. If not then Thomas Cook will still fall behind the pack.



Check your travel insurance

Jul 10th, 2019 | By

If passengers are being fleeced then we should be warned and the FCA should remove the licences of those offending insurance companies.



Jodrell Bank

Jul 7th, 2019 | By

This year a man-made construction – Jodrell Bank in Cheshire – has been given UNESCO World Heritage Status



Garuda beats European airlines for punctuality

Jun 30th, 2019 | By
Virgin plane in flight

The best that could be achieved was by Virgin Atlantic which managed three stars based on an accumulated score of 79.2.



This year, Liverpool is the best

Jun 29th, 2019 | By

Garnering a five star rating and the airport from the UK and Ireland highest up the list is Liverpool John Lennon.



Austria for winter

Jun 23rd, 2019 | By

In what may turn out to be the hottest week of the year so far, what other subject should be this morning’s story if not skiing!



At the summer solstice

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

We might be happy about the good weather being forecast but travel agents and tour operators aren’t.



Heathrow expansion

Jun 19th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

What we do know is that disruption around Heathrow is going to last some time and much longer than many anticipated.



‘You have Spain in common’

Jun 12th, 2019 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

Spain is trying to encourage Britons to continue to travel to the country in the run up to Brexit and thereafter.



Cruising to Cuba

Jun 6th, 2019 | By
cruise ship Adonia docking in Cuba

A number of Britons will be amongst the 800,000 people that have booked cruises out USA ports which were scheduled to dock in Cuba.