Travel rumblings

Making things seem better than they are

Jul 28th, 2021 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Cynical readers will know by now to distrust figures without understanding how they were reached.



Pot calls kettle black

Jul 21st, 2021 | By

If the industry wants transparency it could start by being honest with customers



Joined-up travel thinking

Jul 18th, 2021 | By
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Why did it take over 36 hours to harmonise travel advice on going to Bulgaria and Croatia?



Two jabs; no self-isolation

Jul 9th, 2021 | By

There are lots of concerns about overseas travel that holidaymakers need to weigh up before deciding wether to book.



Coincidence?

Jul 6th, 2021 | By
Trabant bearing the words I love Berlin

Why this change of heart by the German authorities?



First Hancock, now business travellers

Jun 30th, 2021 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

What does matter is that the rules say that everyone coming from amber list countries should self-isolate so why should there be any exceptions?



Scots. Stay away from Manchester

Jun 22nd, 2021 | By

Are Nicola and her trusty cabinet colleagues going to vet all those heading down the M6 and swear that they are not going anywhere near the north west of England?



The longest day

Jun 21st, 2021 | By
image of Stonehenge

Only the imaginative take advantage of today and turn it into a way of attracting more people by staying open later, opening earlier or putting special events on.



Finding effective travel insurance policies

Jun 16th, 2021 | By

Most travel insurance policies fail to give full protections from problems caused by coronavirus.



Restrictions tighten

Jun 15th, 2021 | By

Booking any overseas holiday which would take place in the next month or two could be a real risk.



What is a “best beach”?

Jun 14th, 2021 | By
image of Rhossili in Gower

How can you rate a beach without considering the type of beach it is?



Cruise but stay on the ship?

Jun 10th, 2021 | By

Can passengers refuse to sail on a ship with passengers who haven’t received the full dosage?



BA and Ryanair face investigation

Jun 9th, 2021 | By
image of a British Airways plane

When all is said and done, neither the travel industry nor the regulators come out of this very well



Stay home or go abroad?

Jun 6th, 2021 | By

If you decide not to go, then it’s your decision, so your airline or tour operator is under no compunction to give you your money back.



Cutting carbon emissions

May 31st, 2021 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

Willie Walsh said that a 10-12% cut in carbon emissions by airlines could be an immediate benefit if politicians agreed on better use of air space.



Going to Portugal in June

May 29th, 2021 | By
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Guess what starts on Monday in Portugal?



Reliable and punctual

May 25th, 2021 | By

As it stands, the new proposals don’t do much for the day-tripper and holidaymaker. It just sounds like something from days gone past dressed up in modern language.



Holidaying in an “amber” country

May 23rd, 2021 | By

For those who agreed to roll their holiday forward, the attitude of some companies will be remembered by holidaymakers in the future.



English Tourism Week

May 22nd, 2021 | By

In the thirteen years of Just about Travel, I have never known a time when the media has been full of stories about travel.



Hype?

May 13th, 2021 | By
Perplexed

I think that we potential bookers have been led down the garden path about summer holiady bookings.



Don’t go abroad

May 4th, 2021 | By
Algarve -beach vista

They are recommending that the government should “maintain restrictions on overseas holidays” after May 17th



No contact with the UK

Apr 30th, 2021 | By

Are politicians behaving like spoilt children in not wanting to talk? Are they waiting for each other to blink first?



Ryanair told to pay up

Apr 29th, 2021 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

The High Court on the UK today announced that due to a strike by staff at Ryanair in 2018, the airline must compensate passengers who were affected.



Jabs and governments are causing travel confusion

Apr 25th, 2021 | By
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This is all the travel industry needs – more uncertainty and confusion about possible restrictions for holidaymakers and travellers.



The cost of PCR tests

Apr 19th, 2021 | By

In the ten days since Shapps gave his interview only Randox has cut its prices.



Save us from politicians with ideas

Apr 17th, 2021 | By

Sadiq Khan has pledged to rename London overground train routes



Cutting domestic flights

Apr 14th, 2021 | By

A move by the French Assembly to ban domestic flights under two-and-a-half hours will have an effect if it finally passes into law.



Why have a British tourism minister?

Apr 8th, 2021 | By

We have in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office individual ministers covering the Middle East and Africa, Africa, South Asia and the Commonwealth, Asia, the Pacific.