Travel news

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



Kick-starting cruise travel

Apr 13th, 2020 | By

Wilhelmsen saw the opportunity to link particular tourist destinations together package something more than a trip.



Passport Office will re-open

Apr 9th, 2020 | By

Someone in Whitehall has decided that it would be a “good thing” if Passport Offices returned to work and thus it comes to pass!



Crystal ball-gazing by the AA

Apr 4th, 2020 | By

According to the AA, coronavirus will substantially alter the way we live, work and travel.



Planning for the future

Mar 26th, 2020 | By

Have these bookers second sight and know when this outbreak will cease or they are among life’s optimists?



Suspension of our events’ listings

Mar 23rd, 2020 | By

For the foreseeable future – however long that is – we are suspending our events’ column.



A spot of optimism

Mar 11th, 2020 | By

For travellers and holidaymakers there isn’t a lot of good news at the moment so when any comes our way it behoves us to pass it on.



Check what the Foreign Offfice says

Mar 9th, 2020 | By

Because of the coronavirus, governments are responding almost on a daily basis so travellers and holidaymakers about to depart need to look daily at what the FCO



3.16am and Flybe is no more

Mar 5th, 2020 | By
image of Flybe plane

The problem is that few airlines have planes small enough to fly some of the routes on which Flybe operated.



Putting more magic back into flying

Mar 3rd, 2020 | By

Air New Zealand’s idea is not to adapt a seat but to create almost a train- sleeping car bunk system where passengers can shut themselves off from the rest of the passengers and get a good rest.



Blue passports from today

Mar 1st, 2020 | By

As from today it is a blue passport that you will receive instead of the burgundy coloured EU passport that we have had for the last thirty-two years



No Heathrow expansion? No airport expansion?

Feb 27th, 2020 | By

This morning the Court of Appeal ruled against the third runway plan that Heathrow Airport wants to develop.



No more postcards for me

Feb 22nd, 2020 | By

Royal Mail is shooting itself in the foot. If it thinks increasing prices will help profitability then they are misguided



The Marches are still open

Feb 21st, 2020 | By

In all, the floods have proved devastating for many but they will have an ever greater impact on the towns and cities if people refuse to visit them.



After caronavirus

Feb 19th, 2020 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

That is why I think the airline sales we saw in January won’t be the last ones we see.



The nicest airline?

Feb 17th, 2020 | By

My first cynical thought is whether niceness is profitable or even wanted by passengers who are largely interested in a good deal.



Half-term woes

Feb 16th, 2020 | By

What redress is there for those whose holidays have been affected by the weather?



Portugal makes it easier for Brits after Brexit

Feb 5th, 2020 | By

If no-deal is concluded between the EU and the UK by the end of the year, the Portuguese have confirmed that it will have contingency measures for UK visitors to access healthcare.



Coming to you soon – Peppa Pig

Jan 30th, 2020 | By

The idea is to suggest holidays and breaks in keeping with the things that Peppa and her fans like to do.



When will my new motorhome be delivered?

Jan 17th, 2020 | By

I was drawn to a competition being run by the Camping and Caravanning Club where the price was a £49,000 Swift Edge motorhome complete with thirty nights camping



A private safari or a hot balloon ride?

Jan 15th, 2020 | By

If these are ultimate wishes then more easily found wishes are likely to be found from the 200 or so travel companies exhibiting at Manchester.



Will APD go?

Jan 14th, 2020 | By

Today might reveal whether I have been wrong over the years and that the exchequer will agree to remove the tax without having a revenue source to replace it!