Posts Tagged ‘ coronavirus ’

Weekly holiday review 7th August 2020

Aug 7th, 2020 | By

The situation this week might seem a bit depressing as numbers increased but surely this was to be expected as lockdowns were relaxed and people moved around more. The real question to be answered is whether the increase in outbreaks that has inevitably occurred can be controlled or whether tougher measures will be needed. Ireland has introduced random testing for those entering the country and that includes those of us that live in Northern Ireland and can freely cross over the border safe in the
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Weekly holiday review 31st July 2020

Jul 31st, 2020 | By

As we foretold earlier this week, each Friday for the next few weeks Just about Travel will look at some favourite holiday destinations overseas. The purpose is to see whether the number of cases of COVID-19 is increasing and thus might be liable to being placed on the UK government’s “don’t travel” list. The measure we are using is the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 as revealed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website (https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/cases-2019-ncov-eueea. We could talk
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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?



What to expect in Greece

Jul 15th, 2020 | By

Now that Britons are free to travel to Greece what might we expect?



Travel Safe

Jul 14th, 2020 | By

The idea is that we travel safely to return safely and not to spend time in clinics, medical practices or hospitals because we thought we could never catch the destructive coronavirus.



Forget Australia this year?

Jun 18th, 2020 | By
Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Australian tourism minister yesterday said that the Australian border might stay closed until next year for short term visitors.



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.



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?



Calamity – another shortage

Jun 10th, 2020 | By
mamite jar in bag for liquid items inspection

What B&B, guesthouse and hotel in the UK can call itself one of the best if it has no Marmite on the breakfast table?



Coronavirus crisis: We are not ‘all in this together’

Jun 8th, 2020 | By

It’s simply not true to say “we are all in it together’ writes Kaye Holland



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.