Travel tips & opinions

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.



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



Partying – a thing of the past?

Aug 30th, 2020 | By

Mixing with other humans seems to be the cause of many of the increases in COVID -19 cases that are being seen around the world.



The rise and fall of Southend Airport

Aug 25th, 2020 | By

There is quite a lot for the owners and managers at Southend to ponder. As will other owners at smaller airports where larger competition is nearby.



The last summer bank holiday

Aug 24th, 2020 | By

If you aren’t tempted to go abroad for bank holiday weekend then explore nearby and keep your eyes open. It may surprise you!



Does DCMS do anything for tourism?

Aug 23rd, 2020 | By

The time has come to create a tourism and travel department which incudes the travel advisory service and passport departments from the FCO and the Home Office.



Travelling to France, Malta or the Netherlands?

Aug 15th, 2020 | By

The key thing is to talk to whoever is supplying what you bought.



Chugging along the canals

Aug 12th, 2020 | By

Those who operate canal boats, narrow boats and barges, houseboats and anything that floats have been quietly giving thanks.



Cruise companies need some luck

Aug 9th, 2020 | By

What cruise companies really need now is a couple of months of cruises with absolutely not one case of coronavirus on-board. Only then will some people begin to get confidence in this type of holiday.



Will there be a change in travel insurance?

Aug 8th, 2020 | By

In the future there could be more destination backed travel insurance schemes.



Close a country or a region?

Aug 5th, 2020 | By

Both Spain and Portugal have expressed annoyance due to British advice against visiting both countries.



Spotting green shoots

Aug 4th, 2020 | By
easyjet

This morning easyJet gave a badly needed fillip to the travel industry by announcing that it flew in July with 85% of seats filled.



Just when you thought you could take a cruise…

Aug 4th, 2020 | By

The question cruise ship bosses will be asking themselves is whether these outbreaks will have any effect on the future for cruises.



What’s a person to do?

Jul 30th, 2020 | By

Some medical experts have urged people to use their own transport rather than public transport so what’s a person to do?