Travel news

Nervousness about Flybe

Jan 13th, 2020 | By
image of Flybe plane

Flybe fulfils more of a role than just being an airline. It is a transport link. And that is going to have to make the government think hard about whether it should step in.



Why should Brexit matter in 2020?

Jan 12th, 2020 | By

Over a third of those in the 18-24 age group claimed that their choice to book a staycation was due to Brexit.



The Travelex saga

Jan 7th, 2020 | By

Those that only deal with the company at Travelex implant stores at airports and on the high street are unaffected.



Jet 2 is the best again

Jan 6th, 2020 | By
image of a Jet 2 plane

Jet2.com was the UK’s most punctual airline in eight of the eleven available monthly OAG reports in 2019.



More protection for air passengers

Dec 23rd, 2019 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

The government has decided that if an airline goes bust those airline passengers trapped abroad will be repatriated to the UK in the same manner that those who were ATOL bonded have been.



Watching our backs

Dec 21st, 2019 | By

The CAA is concerned that the airport might move the burden for paying for this cost by charging passengers



Why the same place for a holiday?

Dec 14th, 2019 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Some reasons for holidaying in the same place more than once might surprise a few destinations which think that local charms should be enough to lure us there!



Light shows and tourism

Dec 13th, 2019 | By

Today there are any number of light shows that you can visit during the darker nights of autumn and winter.



Is the FAA fit for purpose?

Dec 12th, 2019 | By

If the FAA has been slipshod in its monitoring of the Max, can we really trust it on other planes that it certifies?



French strikes tomorrow

Dec 4th, 2019 | By

From tomorrow morning there will be a strike which will cover all means of transport to and within France.



The fallout continues

Nov 28th, 2019 | By
Lindos

The fallout from the collapse of Thomas Cook keeps on coming.



Manifestos and tourism

Nov 27th, 2019 | By

Admittedly, tourism and travel won’t be a major issue in this election – when is it ever – but here is what the parties say about tourism



Pantomimes for Christmas 2019

Nov 25th, 2019 | By

Tourism and panto go together. The pull for aduts and children takes them out and into nearby – or even not so nearby – places



Bikes on trains

Nov 12th, 2019 | By

Scotrail has decided to convert some carriages on five trains to be able to carry up to twenty bicycles at a time.



The top tourist attractions

Nov 11th, 2019 | By
Macchi Piccu, Peru

Scoring the top tourist attractions in the world is always going to be a thankless task.



BA comes top – twice

Nov 9th, 2019 | By
image of a British Airways plane

Much more interesting than the Engine study is that by Awario which aseesses customer satisfc ation in a non-traditional way.



Michael O’Leary says its safe so it must be.

Nov 4th, 2019 | By

Is O’Leary thinking that cheap fares will overcome any doubts passengers have about the Boeing 737 Max?



Chicken and egg

Nov 3rd, 2019 | By

Buses are a significant means by which visitors get the opportunity to visit places that are inaccessible by trains.



Tutankhamun exhibition returns to London for the final time

Nov 2nd, 2019 | By

The much anticipated exhibition Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh opens today in the Saatchi Gallery. Presented in London by Viking Cruises, the exhibition will display more than 150 pieces from Tutankhamun’s tomb – with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt – until May 3, 2020. Then the treasures will return to Cairo to be permanently housed with Tutankhamun’s full collection at the Grand Egyptian Museum which is currently under construction.  The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when, in 1922 his tomb was unearthed
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Changing holiday patterns

Oct 30th, 2019 | By
image of a Jet 2 plane

In another decade, who can say whether the seven or fourteen day holiday will still be even available as more of our holiday habits change?



Is hand baggage a perk?

Oct 21st, 2019 | By
wheelie suitcase image

More to the point, will UK and other European airlines copy Delta’s move?



Does travel broaden the mind?

Oct 18th, 2019 | By

Saying that 95% do recognise that London is the capital is to put a positive spin on what surely every child should know?



Hays to the rescue

Oct 9th, 2019 | By

It emerged this morning that John and Irene Hays, the founders and owners of the independent travel agency chain, Hays Travel, has bought all 555 Thomas Cook shops from the receivers.



Nearly all home

Oct 7th, 2019 | By

Today almost the last of the Thomas Cook holidaymakers that were left in their resorts after the company’s collapse arrived home



National Customer Service Week

Oct 5th, 2019 | By
angry person

If parliamentarians take such little notice of customer service (other than in individual speeches) to support a committee is it any wonder that industry at large takes just lip-service about it?



Flying with babies

Oct 1st, 2019 | By

Book a seat on Japan Air Lines ad when you get to the seat selection page, an icon pops up to tell you where babies will be



Why should holidaymakers suffer

Sep 26th, 2019 | By

Some passengers are suffering as hoteliers demand money to cover unpaid bills that should have been paid by Thomas Cook.



Thomas Cook collapse affects destinations

Sep 24th, 2019 | By

The collapse of Thomas Cook has hit some destinations and only now in the cold light of day are they realising the implications.