Travel tips & opinions

Are QR codes the way forward?

Nov 24th, 2020 | By

The Chinese QR system which has been in operation for much of this year records a person’s travel movements and their health records.



A skiing season in 2020/2021?

Nov 20th, 2020 | By

Those seeking a late skiing holiday might stand a better chance of being able to holiday, as by March, vaccines may be in place.



Demand is strong

Nov 18th, 2020 | By
Shipwrech beach in Zakynthos

This time and with the announcement of the successful trials by Pfizer but in particular Moderna, bookings have jumped.



Are we ready to travel again?

Nov 11th, 2020 | By

Airports have a lot more thinking to do as they seem to be the pinch point between us wanting to fly and feeling safe to get on the plane.



The future of holidays

Nov 8th, 2020 | By

What the industry wants to hear about as do readers and the Great British holidaymaker is what will holidays be like after the pandemic.



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Nov 2nd, 2020 | By

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We are to blame

Oct 31st, 2020 | By

According to Professor McKee of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, holidaymakers are to blame for the upturn in coronavirus cases.



How can airports survive?

Oct 28th, 2020 | By

With so few flights, many airports are in financial straits



Christmas is going to be “funny” this year

Oct 25th, 2020 | By
Christmas Market - Birmingham

At this stage, Christmas looks like being as un-Christmassy as it is possible to be.



How COVID-19 safe are planes?

Oct 24th, 2020 | By

Passengers may need independent evidence, that is evidence produced by non-aviation linked parties before there is sufficient confidence to fly



Lockdowns and holiday travel rights

Oct 22nd, 2020 | By

Four of the big companies, British Airways, easyJet, Jet 2 and TUI have announced they won’t charge change fees.



Forget autumn breaks

Oct 20th, 2020 | By

With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, half-term and autumn breaks seem off the agenda.



He’s not ‘batting for the industry’

Oct 18th, 2020 | By

If anything the role of any secretary of state is to go into bat for all electors and the population as a whole and how transport affects them.



Where’s the inventiveness?

Oct 12th, 2020 | By

For us to have a break be it a day out, a weekend-break or a longer holiday, travel companies are going to have to be a bit more inventive otherwise they may go under.



Who isn’t confused?

Oct 11th, 2020 | By

Science drives my thinking too and my thinking is I am too confused by all this creation of confusion to do anything about travelling at all.



Is China a model for leisure travel?

Oct 3rd, 2020 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Last week, the World Aviation Festival was held. Usually thousands meet to discuss everything from airports, airlines, retailing to passengers, sustainability and green flight plans, trading, passenger satisfaction and expectations and problems. The problem this year is the virus and how to navigate through it. China was the first nation to be severely hit by the virus, the first to impose what seemed then to be drastic measures to curb it and the first to come out of it. Since that time, it appears they
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Has COVID-19 affected your travel plans?

Oct 1st, 2020 | By

When we last conducted this survey at the end of May, the response was so significant that other travel and news publications ran the story.



Renewing travel insurance

Oct 1st, 2020 | By

But from now on it has become doubly important that you check your policies to make sure that you are covered for at least the following which all related to the coronavirus;



Deterring vandalism

Sep 30th, 2020 | By

Perhaps each site should have a stone where people can carve their initials.



Confident about going abroad?

Sep 28th, 2020 | By

This survey reinforces the fact that confidence is going to be a major hurdle to overcome.



Testing all airline passengers

Sep 26th, 2020 | By

IATA believes that testing all airline passengers would grow passenger confidence and thus bolster international travel which at present is 92% down on 2019.



TUI peers into its crystal ball

Sep 23rd, 2020 | By

TUI says, “we see strong customer intention to travel, with many customers wanting to secure their summer holidays well ahead of time.”



P&O cancels until February

Sep 19th, 2020 | By

If you fancy starting your own cruise company now seems a great time to buy – providing you can dock somewhere and passengers feel confident enough to travel!



Can travel be saved?

Sep 15th, 2020 | By

Politicians have to find a way to marry the movement of people at the same time as protecting them from the pandemic.



Micro-tourism is the new buzzword

Sep 13th, 2020 | By
Ruthin Castle- the Edwardian verson

Experts are touting micro-tourism as the best answer to the current tourism malaise.



Consider renewing your passport now

Sep 9th, 2020 | By
UK passport

For all those people who have less than six months validity as at January 1st, the advice is to renew you passport now.



Could the UK be placed on more red lists?

Sep 7th, 2020 | By

So far British holidaymakers have really only been considering the rules imposed by the UK and the devolved nations. We need to start watching the reactions of other countries to what is happening in the UK.



Get the right test

Sep 3rd, 2020 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

The problem is that there are more than one test so make sure you get the correct one otherwise you might be placed in quarantine