Posts Tagged ‘ Grant Shapps ’

Lateral flow tests will do

Oct 15th, 2021 | By

Last night Grant Shapps, announced that as from October 24th, returning travellers can take a lateral flow test instead of a PCR one.



Only seven countries are on the red list

Oct 8th, 2021 | By

Needless to say the travel industry is delighted.



Hoilidaying abroad just got rosier!

Sep 18th, 2021 | By

Grant Shapps has announced that the traffic light system is to be dumped and at the same time he has removed some countries from red.



Test price reductions. Why now?

Aug 15th, 2021 | By

No sooner had the newish Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, announced that he would be referring the cost of PCR tests to the CMA, than the cost of other tests saw drops.



Full vaccinations to be the norm?

Aug 11th, 2021 | By

It could be that before holidaying in summer 2022, a booster jab will be a standard requirement.



International cruises re-start from the UK

Jul 30th, 2021 | By

Expect cruise companies to add a few ports in Europe to try and see how interested we would be in voyaging further afield



Joining the green list

Jun 3rd, 2021 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

My guess at the moment is that overseas travel will be limited and fewer countries will be added to the green list than expected



Green light for travel!

May 8th, 2021 | By

For us travellers and potential overseas holidaymakers, the announcement didn’t offer much hope either.



The cost of PCR tests

Apr 19th, 2021 | By

In the ten days since Shapps gave his interview only Randox has cut its prices.



Travelling abroad after May 17th

Apr 10th, 2021 | By

I was more optimistic about overseas travel a month or so ago. Now I think a domestic holiday is a more relaxing option.



Don’t book

Feb 11th, 2021 | By

W had warnings and conflicting thoughts yesterday but no answers. For that we have to impatiently wait another eleven days.



Three days is a long time in the COVID- 19 war

Feb 10th, 2021 | By

One single world-wide accepted solution is what the travel industry, airlines, and governments should want.



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.



Why must rail fares go up at all?

Aug 26th, 2020 | By

Cancelling a rise would be not just good politics but help to restore some faith in the future direction of transport.



No summer holidays

Apr 20th, 2020 | By

From the outcry reported by the mainstream media about the reaction of ABTA you might have thought that Shapps had consigned holidays for all time into the fiery furnace.