Travel tips & opinions

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.



Will all our airports re-open?

Apr 15th, 2020 | By

Airport owners will all be crystal-ball gazing at what the future will bring.



Don’t holiday on the continent

Apr 14th, 2020 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Many people, I suspect, will be cautious this year and that applies to wherever you live in the world.



When will we travel again?

Apr 6th, 2020 | By

The new advice is that any travel is advised against for an indeterminate time.



The economic impact of the shutdown

Mar 25th, 2020 | By

The closure of so many attractions and events will have a severe economic impact on destinations, local economies and people.



On day one of the lockdown

Mar 24th, 2020 | By

Could it be that Italy has seen the peak? If so ours might be just thirteen days away.



Gold winners from Visit England

Mar 20th, 2020 | By
aerial view of Waddesdon Manor

Whilst some of these places have open-air facilities, not all are open due to coronavirus so check if you are planning a visit in the next few weeks.



Don’t travel abroad

Mar 17th, 2020 | By

What this means is that if you do travel, your insurance policy will almost certainly be invalid and you will not be able to claim on it.



Who’d work for an airline?

Mar 13th, 2020 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

Matt’s cartoon on the front page of today’s Telegraph, as one might expect of a master of comic commentary, juxtaposes the current coronavirus crisis with the other crisis of our times – climate change.



Coronavirus: tips for self isolation

Mar 10th, 2020 | By

How to self isolate successfully



Going solo

Mar 8th, 2020 | By

On International Women’s Day, Kaye Holland says that every woman should travel alone at least once



Jan Morris is “Thinking Again”

Mar 5th, 2020 | By

Today is World Book Day and one of our most-well-known travel writers, Jan Morris, has a new book out



What’s hot: March 2020

Mar 1st, 2020 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world right now



Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Feb 29th, 2020 | By

All in all, it isn’t a good time if you are in the travel industry. But it isn’t a good time for holidaymakers and travellers



Caronavirus: what the holidaymaker should know

Feb 26th, 2020 | By

If you go on holiday and are subject to restrictions because of coronavirus and miss your return flight through no fault of your own you airline has a duty of care



Where to holiday?

Feb 25th, 2020 | By

The travel industry would dearly love to know if the coronavirus is affecting your holiday thinking. afternoon!



Have teabag, will travel

Feb 24th, 2020 | By

I used to take one teabag for each day I was away. This survey doesn’t say how much tea people were taking with them