Travel tips & opinions

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?



Looking after us in flight

Jul 21st, 2020 | By

The question is whether all airlines have such detailed plans.



Will it stay busy?

Jul 18th, 2020 | By

Since the re-opening, many will tell you that their phones haven’t stopped ringing. Some gleefully boast that they are busy until the end of August.



Where can we holiday?

Jul 17th, 2020 | By

Not all countries want to see us yet and even if they do, there are obstacles making travel difficult.



Unfair on traders?

Jul 15th, 2020 | By

Something substantial and almost over-the-top needs to be done to remind these louts that they have a responsibility for the health of people living where they visit



Protecting our past

Jul 13th, 2020 | By

Many sites have been destroyed come by man and some the elements for all time leaving just photographs of what we once could enjoy.



FCO says no to cruises

Jul 10th, 2020 | By

I suspect that the advice will stay in place all summer and may be relaxed in September when the major cruise lines start up again.



So much for air bridges

Jul 2nd, 2020 | By

No wonder the travel industry and us holiday makers don’t know if we are coming or going.



Forget ocean cruises this summer?

Jun 30th, 2020 | By

If you are affected most cruise lines are offering credits against future sailings of 125% which should be a sufficient cushion against price rises in the short term.



Will there be a boom?

Jun 27th, 2020 | By

Unless the Bournemouth guinea pigs cause a second wave and the EU withdraws its air bridges agreement, there will be a summer holiday season after all.



Overseas holidays – yes or no?

Jun 14th, 2020 | By

I have talked myself around to saying there will be a summer international tourism season but It might exclude places such as those where the numbers are still increasing.



Advice on flying

Jun 13th, 2020 | By

Of course all this advice is immaterial at the moment since we are advised not to fly! Unless the government is planning on letting us fly soon.



Global travel is a cause of the virus spread

Jun 12th, 2020 | By

How does tourism develop after the virus yet not plunge the world into a second wave?



Will volunteers return?

Jun 2nd, 2020 | By

Making those returning volunteers feel safe and looking after their welfare will be something that organisations will have to carefully consider.



How Thailand considered attracting tourists

May 31st, 2020 | By
thailand island

Four years ago, one of the measures Thailand was reported as discussing was to issue free travel insurance to all those visiting.



Travel expectations

May 27th, 2020 | By

Whereas a few weeks ago I was pessimistic about whether there would be much overseas travel from the UK this year. Now I am beginning to waver



Another bank holiday?

May 25th, 2020 | By

Having an October bank holiday and calling it NHS Day would be a worthy celebration of the achievements of key workers during the pandemic



Is this what flying will be like?

May 21st, 2020 | By

Airlines seem to been on the same wavelength about how to get us to fly again. Deep-cleaning and deeply-discounted fares



Enter the 7th cavalry

May 15th, 2020 | By

Like the seventh cavalry in old western black and white films, the EU rode up to try and save the tourism industry from a summer of desolation.



Heritage rail and its future

May 6th, 2020 | By

With over 170 heritage rail groups in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, the concern is that they might not survive coronavirus



Do cruise companies face the biggest challenge?

May 2nd, 2020 | By

At present cruising is as dead as the rest of the tourism and travel industry.



Reading the runes from BA

Apr 30th, 2020 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

What it really means is that it indicates the airline bosses see a contraction in business for quite a period and not just a few months.



Relying on rail

Apr 27th, 2020 | By

Supposing it takes another year or eighteen months to develop and effective vaccine, how can railways and tram networks survive?



Fancy a coach holiday?

Apr 26th, 2020 | By
tourist buses

How can they survive unless and until a successful vaccine is produced? Will holidaymakers want to travel in such a small space with other people?



Between a rock and a hard place

Apr 22nd, 2020 | By

Travel companies are between a rock and a hard place. To obey the law will cripple some. Not to obey will lose loyal customers from future bookings and possibly cause their collapse.



We will fly again part 3

Apr 19th, 2020 | By

Airports have to confront the question of how they will deal with passengers when the lockdown is eased.



We will fly again. Part two

Apr 18th, 2020 | By

Airlines may not survive if they have to wait for an effective vaccine to be introduced before they can allow 180 to 500 people to sit in a metal tube for hours on end.



We will fly again. But how?

Apr 17th, 2020 | By

Yesterday easyJet announced that, as a temporary measure, they would leave the middle seat empty on the planes so that some form of social distancing was possible.