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No more ladies and gentlemen

Oct 16th, 2021 | By

Call us what you want but most of us want to be treated like ladies and gentleman rather than cash cows!

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.

Trusting technology

Oct 13th, 2021 | By

The glitch on NHS Digital shows travellers must have a back-up.

The cats of Kilkenny

Oct 12th, 2021 | By

The Kilkenny Catwalk 2021 art trail opened last weekend and lasts until Easter 2022

Banning some domestic flights

Oct 11th, 2021 | By

Perhaps what we need is someone from a low cost airline running the trains and imposing their business ideas on the rail network.

Here’s the shortlist

Oct 10th, 2021 | By

Just eight candidates remain in the race to see which will be UK Capital of Culture 2025.

The FCDO adds 51 countries for travel

Oct 9th, 2021 | By

Yesterday, the FCDO gave another boost to overseas travel by dropping its objections to us visiting 51 countries.

Only seven countries are on the red list

Oct 8th, 2021 | By

Needless to say the travel industry is delighted.

Time for a change in the law

Oct 7th, 2021 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

The Department for Transport should draft a short, crisp bill remedying the situation.

For 32, British visits just got easier

Oct 7th, 2021 | By

Late yesterday, the FCDO issued travel advisories for thirty-two destinations saying that we could visit them again.

Speedier airline refunds

Oct 6th, 2021 | By

Airlines concerned also agreed to only issue vouchers to passengers if and only if passengers asked for vouchers.

Remember duty free shopping?

Oct 5th, 2021 | By

The next thing we might see is the return of the “booze cruise”

Travel changes start

Oct 4th, 2021 | By
image of Taj Mahal

From today some new travel rules come into force.

Having faith in travel

Oct 3rd, 2021 | By

She has shown her faith in the industry by putting her own money where her mouth is.

Australia opens up. Or does it?

Oct 2nd, 2021 | By

Given that the announcement is less than 24 hours old, people should be wary about booking just yet.

An oyster shell, cherry blossom and cypress gin

Oct 1st, 2021 | By

Setouchi isn’t widely known to British travellers but the gin, whisky, sake and an inland sea by which to laze, it deserves to be more popular

Preparing for a half-term break

Sep 30th, 2021 | By
Lake Geneva

Have completed you course of vaccines and whether it has been fourteen days since that completion?

Long-haul winter sun holidays

Sep 29th, 2021 | By

Egypt, the Maldives and Sri Lanka are back on the list of potential winter sun destinations for holidaymakers.

Britons return to Greece

Sep 28th, 2021 | By

Visitors from the UK rose only by by a smidge under 50% to 268,000.

World Tourism Day -2021

Sep 27th, 2021 | By

The importance of tourism and travel has come to the fore with people suddenly realising how important travel is to their well-being.

No change – Huddleston stays

Sep 26th, 2021 | By

This is what Huddleston should be doing – selling all parts of the UK abroad. And staying in the job long enough to achieve something for tourism.

World Rivers Day

Sep 25th, 2021 | By

When things do return to normal will those same people walk the riverbanks and appreciate what they have on their doorstep?

Canada – tourism is a discretionary reason

Sep 24th, 2021 | By

Canada is open for international visitors

Australia to open up for Christmas?

Sep 23rd, 2021 | By

Australia will re-open its borders to international visitor by Christmas says their tourism minister.

Exaggerating travel numbers

Sep 22nd, 2021 | By

Readers should make their own minds up and to stop listening to what seems to be puff from some travel companies

Come and visit says the USA

Sep 21st, 2021 | By
Minnie & Micky Mouse

For long haul airlines and tour operators this announcement hase revived confidence.

The Chelsea Flower Show

Sep 20th, 2021 | By

Gardens have had a big appeal for day-trippers and travellers for decades with Chelsea being one of the most famous.

Hiolidaying again in Italy

Sep 19th, 2021 | By

Fully-vaccinated Britons arriving in Italy will no longer have to quarantine for five days upon arrival.