Travel rumblings

Another thirty days?

Apr 8th, 2020 | By

Today the EU suggested that the lockdown should last until May 15th



What next?

Mar 23rd, 2020 | By

Mass media is carrying pictures this morning of busy beaches at Bournemouth and people in groups walking up Snowden.



“I am tourism. I am hurt at the moment”

Mar 19th, 2020 | By

Here is the whole letter, rather plaintive but beautifully written that sums up what tourism is and means and how we are all hurting since we cannot be tourists today.



A St Patrick’s Day like no other

Mar 17th, 2020 | By

Whilst today is St Patrick’s Day it will be quite like any other St Patrick’s Day I have ever known.



Who’d be a travel writer!

Mar 15th, 2020 | By

It isn’t easy to travel overseas at the moment because all of the popular places have restrictions either on travelling there or because, museums, attractions and galleries have been temporarily closed.



Travel bans

Mar 12th, 2020 | By

It appears only direct flights from UK and Irish airports will be allowed.



If there is a silver lining…

Mar 7th, 2020 | By

With ships almost idle, some cruise companies have built up goodwill by offering free cruises to volunteer firefighters in Australia to thank them for their recent efforts.



A hint of nervousness?

Mar 2nd, 2020 | By

Market research by onepoll suggests to me that some nervousness is creeping into the public’s mind of the coronavirus outbreak.



Are we overreacting?

Feb 28th, 2020 | By

For us lesser mortals, each of us needs to decide whether it is hyped or not. And the answer to that will only be known after the virus disappears!



Wil Nigel last six months?

Feb 18th, 2020 | By

It is one of lowliest of jobs, one that successive prime ministers seem to regard as being pretty insignificant which also seems to be the view of parliamentarians.



Will there be visas?

Feb 11th, 2020 | By

Since visitor numbers are so important to many EU economies, making things too difficult for travellers might make those travellers consider visits elsewhere.



Is Trivago still deceptive?

Jan 21st, 2020 | By

The Court also found that, until at least 2 July 2018, Trivago misled consumers to believe that the Trivago website “provided an impartial, objective and transparent price comparison for hotel room rates.”



Airline magazines

Jan 18th, 2020 | By

They are important revenue earners for airlines. If they weren’t then airlines would get rid of them



Bill in the Dom Rep

Jan 11th, 2020 | By

The problem with such a high profile figure is that he would be escorted everywhere and his secret service detail probably kept him well away from any dodgy areas



Saving £1,000 in 23 weeks

Jan 8th, 2020 | By

This is the amount of money that it is suggested could be saved by giving up drinking over a twenty-three week period.



Opening up Iran?

Jan 4th, 2020 | By

Part of the world has become a little less inviting for tourists but then, wasn’t it ever so?



Which way, Australia?

Dec 30th, 2019 | By

Headlines like “South coast holidaymakers may be trapped” have resulted in a smaller number of Aussies travelling this holiday time in Australia.



Today, the pressure begins

Dec 26th, 2019 | By
llansteffan beach

Enthusiastically launched will be the travel industry’s saturated and relentless pressure to drive us to book summer holidays with them



Would an £80,000 fine deter you?

Dec 20th, 2019 | By
Bottle shaped One Too Many campaign

Nobody wants to put up with or even encounter such an idiotic prat who decides it would be “fun” to get pie-eyed at the airport or on the flight.



A Christmas present from Edinburgh Airport

Dec 19th, 2019 | By

Will Edinburgh Airport have a change of heart? Of course not, we will just have to live with it.



Leaving your garden

Dec 9th, 2019 | By
The Lost Gardens

It seems that some people are unwilling to go on holiday because their fear that their gardens will become overgrown and unmanageable.



Beware the Christmas pud

Dec 3rd, 2019 | By

I suppose people do really carry puddings and crackers on board planes but why?



It’s not just commuters

Dec 1st, 2019 | By

Since holidaymakers and day trippers travel outside these times so they may face higher fares than those covered by the 2.7% rise.



Where are the travel companies?

Nov 21st, 2019 | By

Are travel companies not telling us of the innovations and customer satisfaction claims or are they being outperformed by other companies?



Speaking French

Nov 18th, 2019 | By

Research commissioned by Jetcost reveals that the French believe that foreigners visiting their country should be able to speak French.



It’s a thing of the past

Nov 17th, 2019 | By

Travelodge found in its nostalgia trip that 38% of families today don’t play I-Spy and 36% have never sung Ten Green Bottles.



Forget the orange juice

Nov 6th, 2019 | By
image of castle at Disney World

TUI’s action is akin to Ryanair flying to Frankfurt Hahn instead of Frankfurt proper and we all know how comedians and critics have made fun of the airline for doing that.



Sunshine ends

Oct 28th, 2019 | By

No, there will be no Indian summer. Tesco has decreed it to be so.