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Llanfairpwll or Llanfair PG

Jun 19th, 2021 | By

A favourite answer in pub quizzes, now it seems to have become the fall-back tourism story when overseas news broadcasters want a story about the UK that is a bit quirky.



The confusion of overseas travel

Jun 18th, 2021 | By

The government is considering removing the quarantine on those people holidaying in amber list countries and who have been double vaccinated.



European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards

Jun 17th, 2021 | By

The first award went to Archaeology at Home and the second to Morus Londinium: London’s Heritage through Trees.



Finding effective travel insurance policies

Jun 16th, 2021 | By

Most travel insurance policies fail to give full protections from problems caused by coronavirus.



Restrictions tighten

Jun 15th, 2021 | By

Booking any overseas holiday which would take place in the next month or two could be a real risk.



What Brits miss most about summer holidays

Jun 15th, 2021 | By

Memories mean so much but are different from person to person. What are you missing?



What is a “best beach”?

Jun 14th, 2021 | By
image of Rhossili in Gower

How can you rate a beach without considering the type of beach it is?



Stobart Air folds

Jun 13th, 2021 | By

Another collapse which must be in part due to the pandemic, that of Stobart Air, was announced on Saturday morning.



Overseas travel lights are dimming

Jun 12th, 2021 | By

This week there have been two decisions that suggest the travel industry is feeling less optimistic about the opening of international travel.



Cruise but stay on the ship?

Jun 10th, 2021 | By

Can passengers refuse to sail on a ship with passengers who haven’t received the full dosage?



BA and Ryanair face investigation

Jun 9th, 2021 | By
image of a British Airways plane

When all is said and done, neither the travel industry nor the regulators come out of this very well



As Europe opens up, the UK mulls the future

Jun 9th, 2021 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

Nervousness is reflected in government thinking about what will it should do when it makes its announcement on 14th of June.



Nottingham Castle re-opens

Jun 8th, 2021 | By

The truth is somewhat different. Very different! But it is the legend of Robin Hood that attracts people to the castle.



Venice celebrates its 1600th anniversary

Jun 7th, 2021 | By

To celebrate 1,600 years in such a cultural and heritage site will produce plenty of events from which to choose.



Stay home or go abroad?

Jun 6th, 2021 | By

If you decide not to go, then it’s your decision, so your airline or tour operator is under no compunction to give you your money back.



900 years old

Jun 5th, 2021 | By

The abbey emains open every day, from dawn to dusk.



I got it wrong!

Jun 4th, 2021 | By

Portugal was downgraded to the amber list meaning those holidaying there now will have to self-isolate on their return.



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



Only a hundred?

Jun 2nd, 2021 | By

Most of us read books, walked the same route day-after-day and binged on the tv and Netflix during lockdowns



Welcome back to Guernsey

Jun 1st, 2021 | By

From the beginning of July, Guernsey will remove the need for PCR testing and self-isolation for visitors coming from the UK to the island – or islands



Cutting carbon emissions

May 31st, 2021 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

Willie Walsh said that a 10-12% cut in carbon emissions by airlines could be an immediate benefit if politicians agreed on better use of air space.



Amelia: help or gimmick?

May 30th, 2021 | By
Wizz Air A-321

Amelia is a chatbot introduced by Wizz Air to answer travel questions and help them with their flight details.



Going to Portugal in June

May 29th, 2021 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

Guess what starts on Monday in Portugal?



Holidaying in the Isle of Man

May 28th, 2021 | By

A relaxing of the restrictions on the Isle of Man which would have allowed people on the mainland to holiday on the island have been put off until a later date.



“Having a night on us”

May 27th, 2021 | By

Marketing Manchester says that additional hotels will be joining the campaign over the coming weeks and months so this promotion will run for some time.



The bold and the desperate

May 26th, 2021 | By

Sounding like the title of a spaghetti western, Simon Calder from the Independent used this phrase last week.



Reliable and punctual

May 25th, 2021 | By

As it stands, the new proposals don’t do much for the day-tripper and holidaymaker. It just sounds like something from days gone past dressed up in modern language.



Today’s a big day

May 24th, 2021 | By

The head of WHO in Europe, Dr Hans Kluge, said that we should rethink or avoid international travel.