Travel news

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.



A gloomy outlook for travel

May 5th, 2020 | By

Warren Buffett obviously doesn’t see air travel picking up as forecast by Ryanair’s boss, Michael O’ Leary last week.



Reassuring holidaymakers

May 4th, 2020 | By

Customers will wonder about how social distancing can be achieved, how well cleaned are the places in which we will stay and how we will be protected financially and health-wise



Very aggressive discounting

May 2nd, 2020 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

When flying recommences the boss of Ryanair said – the suggestion is very late summer or autumn – airlines and hotels will offer deep discount to entice us all to fly again.



May: the month of change?

May 1st, 2020 | By

Whatever happens abroad is being closely watched in the UK and Ireland to help decide when we might be able to re-open museums again.



Enter the regulator

Apr 30th, 2020 | By
llansteffan beach

The law is the law and those monies must be repaid if that is want a customer wants. If you have an outstanding refund due and you are being fobbed off, contact the CMA.



A health passport for travellers

Apr 25th, 2020 | By

Francina Armengol, the President of the Balearic Islands, said last Sunday that the EU should plan for quick airport tests either on departure by travellers so that destinations were aware that the traveller had a clean bill of health. Austria has also backed this idea and many other countries are considering such a unified scheme. It has already received the backing of one Spanish hotel chain that has hotels around the world – Melia Hotels. For such a plan to work, all EU countries would
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Flying with confidence

Apr 24th, 2020 | By

Whichever way you look at the IATA results, 2020 is going to be very slow year for the travel industry