Travel news

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?



Weekly holiday review – 2nd October 2020

Oct 2nd, 2020 | By

Poland and Turkey are now off-limits. But Scottish residents won’t have to quarantine on return from the Azores and Madeira



Weekly holiday review – 25th September 2020

Sep 25th, 2020 | By
Windsor Bridge in Gibraltar

This week, Curacao, Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia have been added to the list of countries where quarantine restrictions will be applied on our return..



Zero-emission aircraft

Sep 24th, 2020 | By

This is probably one of the most opportune of times to alter the way we travel and hydrogen powered travel might be the shake-up the industry needs.



No October half-term holidays?

Sep 23rd, 2020 | By

Tthe four announcements that were made yesterday might also affect domestic tourism.



Boeing’s deceptions

Sep 22nd, 2020 | By

“Both Boeing and the FAA gambled with the public’s safety.” says the report.



Weekly holiday review: 18th September 2020

Sep 18th, 2020 | By

Seven countries have been added to the list to which Irish reidents can visit. The UK has added teo but taken another two off.



Ireland: locked up like North Korea

Sep 16th, 2020 | By

That was the colourful language used by Ryanair to describe the Irish government’s attitude to opening up the travel and tourism industry.



Weekly holiday review 11th September 2020

Sep 11th, 2020 | By

The good news is that Sweden has been taken off the quarantine list so you can now travel there without the need to self-isolate



Join the Great British September Clean

Sep 10th, 2020 | By

Although more than 680,000 people have volunteered, these and the local bodies that have been set up would always welcome a few more volunteers



Weekly holiday review 4th September 2020

Sep 4th, 2020 | By

If you thought that quarantine restrictions were confused last week, then this week they are mired in disagreement between the four nations.



Weekly holiday review 28th August 2020

Aug 28th, 2020 | By

The main news this week is that “don’t fly” recommendations have been introduced for the Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland.



Ocean cruising delayed again

Aug 27th, 2020 | By

What is concerning cruise companies is the speed with which some countries have virtually blocked travel to other destinations by imposing “don’t fly” notices.



Weekly holiday review 21st August 2020

Aug 21st, 2020 | By

The good is that UK tourists will no longer need to quarantine after holidaying in Portugal.



Stricter controls at Machu Picchu

Aug 17th, 2020 | By

The opening date has been postponed again but this time no future date has been suggested.