Posts Tagged ‘ coronavirus ’

To quarantine or not to quarantine?

Jun 4th, 2020 | By
cartoon of a traveller

The UK government has, to use an old-fashioned phrase, got its knickers in a twist over the proposed fourteen day quarantine advice.



Keeping us safe the TUI way

May 29th, 2020 | By

For those of you who might be tempted to take a TUI holiday here are the ten things that TUI is putting into place to ensure our safety



Travel insurance clauses

May 23rd, 2020 | By

What insurance companies will have to do in the future is to convince us that their policies are worth the cost and aren’t just a list of wriggle-free clauses.



What is a long-haul flight like?

May 15th, 2020 | By
Hong Kong

She tells a simple story and compelling but one which we might have to face if we might have to face if we decide to travel long-haul.



Summer holidays abroad in 2020?

May 13th, 2020 | By

Even if countries open up to Britons when will the Foreign Office remove its ban?



Shanghai Disney is a tourism guinea pig

May 11th, 2020 | By

Attractions around the world will be watching what happens in Shanghai for two very important reasons not the least of which is whether people will visit.



Whose money is it?

May 7th, 2020 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

The way travel companies function has to alter. And the regulator needs to be independent of the industry.



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.



May: the month of change?

May 1st, 2020 | By

Whatever happens abroad is being closely watched in the UK and Ireland to help decide when we might be able to re-open museums again.



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.



On white men first seeing eastern Australia

Apr 29th, 2020 | By

It was today – 29th of April 1770 – that Cook and his mariners landed at what he subsequently called Botany Bay.



Winning the battle?

Apr 28th, 2020 | By

For the time being, people around the world are going to have to settle on tourism near to where they live. Then might come domestic tourism in another month or so.



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?



Flying with confidence

Apr 24th, 2020 | By

Whichever way you look at the IATA results, 2020 is going to be very slow year for the travel industry



Holidaying again in Mallorca

Apr 23rd, 2020 | By

Earlier this week, the president of the Council of Majorca, Catalina Cladera, said that as soon as possible tourism should be re-started but only in a safe way.



Stultifying tourism

Apr 21st, 2020 | By

On this anniversary day, nature is achieving what human terrorism has been unable to achieve; stultifying tourism.



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.



Another three weeks

Apr 17th, 2020 | By

I am lucky. I have a patio and a long garden. My garden abuts steep slopes that fall down to a river. In fact two rivers



Will all our museums re-open?

Apr 16th, 2020 | By

The mainstream media has recently reported that some of our smaller museums may not re-open when the lock-down is finally lifted.



An Easter break like no other

Apr 10th, 2020 | By

To all our readers, enjoy Easter but whilst it might be one like no other making it a safe one and act responsibly.



Another thirty days?

Apr 8th, 2020 | By

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



When will we travel again?

Apr 6th, 2020 | By

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



Crystal ball-gazing by the AA

Apr 4th, 2020 | By

According to the AA, coronavirus will substantially alter the way we live, work and travel.



Planning for the future

Mar 26th, 2020 | By

Have these bookers second sight and know when this outbreak will cease or they are among life’s optimists?



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.



“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.