Travel rumblings

Testing holiday times

Sep 21st, 2020 | By

The more destinations that insist on a PCR test, the more strain that is placed on the NHS to test and laboratories to respond.



Welcome back Thomas Cook?

Sep 16th, 2020 | By

Only the next few months will show whether the public is willing to trust the Thomas Cook name again.



UK has four different quarantine rules

Sep 8th, 2020 | By
image from the air of Mykonos

There is confusion as all four nations now have different rules for Greece.



The demise of UK aviation

Sep 5th, 2020 | By

What are airlines and airports doing to make people feel safe. Masks and distancing seem to be it.



Enforcing wearing masks

Sep 1st, 2020 | By

Passenger confidence is at a low ebb and this incident is going to do nothing to persuade those waverers that it is safe to fly.



Break quarantine, get a criminal record

Aug 29th, 2020 | By

If this interview that Shapps gave is good for anything it is to remind all holidaymakers that they have a duty to their fellow citizens.



Why must rail fares go up at all?

Aug 26th, 2020 | By

Cancelling a rise would be not just good politics but help to restore some faith in the future direction of transport.



Overcrowded, overpriced and overwhelmed

Aug 18th, 2020 | By

This was a headline that the American news station, CNN, ran over the weekend to describe UK staycations this year.



CAA. Toothless in support of the consumer?

Aug 16th, 2020 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

The virus has altered much in our lives and improving the rights of passengers and travellers would be one good thing to come out of it.



Holiday cases of the virus

Aug 13th, 2020 | By
Bournemouth beach

What I do question is the role played by the holidaymaker.



The future for high street travel agents

Aug 2nd, 2020 | By

There will probably always be a core public for travel agency services but can the remaining travel agencies just rely on that shrinking number?



Spain – the implications for travel

Jul 29th, 2020 | By

Over the last month the biggest question considered by those in overseas travel is how to restore confidence in the eyes of you and I – the traveller and holidaymaker.



COVID-19 swab tests

Jul 20th, 2020 | By

Isn’t it time that a standardised period for taking such a test such as 24-48 hours before arrival is agreed by nations?



No Spanish holiday for Scots?

Jul 9th, 2020 | By

What’s the betting that, in a few days’ time, the Scottish government will say Scots can fly to Spain again.



It’s the list we’ve been waiting for

Jul 4th, 2020 | By

Travellers, holidaymakers and I will be scratching our heads as to why some are on the list and some are not



We are four, not one

Jul 2nd, 2020 | By

The UK as one destination. It is four and different rules and even laws apply.



In pilots we place our trust

Jul 1st, 2020 | By

The last thing that passengers want to know is to find out that they are on a flight piloted by someone who cheated in their exams.



The Bournemouth guinea pigs

Jun 26th, 2020 | By
Bournemouth beach

If there is a spike and the tourism industry gets hit again and we face lock-downs or tightened rules, then those half million should feel thoroughly ashamed of themselves.



It isn’t a win-win

Jun 23rd, 2020 | By

Maybe after today’s announcement it will be a lose-lose for the two companies.



Better passenger safety?

Jun 19th, 2020 | By

The theory – according to the airport – is to manage the number of passengers going through security and “to ensure passengers feel safer.”



Is there a pent-up holiday demand?

Jun 15th, 2020 | By

From the travel industry has come a raft of press releases suggesting that as soon as we are allowed we will be heading off on holidays.



Calamity – another shortage

Jun 10th, 2020 | By
mamite jar in bag for liquid items inspection

What B&B, guesthouse and hotel in the UK can call itself one of the best if it has no Marmite on the breakfast table?



Coronavirus crisis: We are not ‘all in this together’

Jun 8th, 2020 | By

It’s simply not true to say “we are all in it together’ writes Kaye Holland



The end of buffet meals?

Jun 7th, 2020 | By

No-one other than the hospitality industry knows the length of time that salad leftovers have been recycled into various other buffet meals.



To quarantine or not to quarantine?

Jun 4th, 2020 | By
cartoon of a traveller

The UK government has, to use an old-fashioned phrase, got its knickers in a twist over the proposed fourteen day quarantine advice.



Being a bit of a kill-joy

May 30th, 2020 | By

At some stage the de facto ban on overseas travel will end. At some stage people will yearn to travel again and to travel abroad. At some stage the deals offered will be so tantalising that we will go.



Tit-for-tat quarantines

May 26th, 2020 | By
Shipwrech beach in Zakynthos

After the UK announced that they would impose a 14-day quarantine period on people entering the countries, France and Greece have announced similar restrictions.



Travel insurance clauses

May 23rd, 2020 | By

What insurance companies will have to do in the future is to convince us that their policies are worth the cost and aren’t just a list of wriggle-free clauses.