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“Silver tourism ” in the Canaries

Dec 8th, 2021 | By

Expect to see you local travel agency or tour operators more heavily promoting the Canaries than usual in the next few months

New Italian travel rules

Dec 7th, 2021 | By

Everybody over the age of twelve visiting Italy (as well as those living in the country) requires a green pass to access many public buildings and transport.

Omicron and travel

Dec 6th, 2021 | By

People are wondering if travelling abroad is worth the hassle. Maybe the family for Christmas Day and a walk outside will suffice for many

Testing before returning

Dec 5th, 2021 | By

It all remains to be seen whether these latest governmental actions are temporary or the start of something that might impact Christmas travel.

Going to Bulgaria this winter?

Dec 4th, 2021 | By

Bulgaria has introduced new rules for those of us

Fuel prices deter Christmas travel?

Dec 3rd, 2021 | By

The RAC has highlighted the fact that, once again, petrol prices , are not reflecting the oil price on the markets.

Off to Ireland this Christmas?

Dec 2nd, 2021 | By

From tomorrow, December 3rd and whether you have been vaccinated or not, you will need to take one of the COVID tests and get a negative result

Selling Butlins

Dec 1st, 2021 | By

Bourne Leisure is reported to be considering selling Butlins

Going to France?

Nov 30th, 2021 | By

Travelling to Franvce from mid-December requires those fully vaccinated to show that they have had a booster shot

Punishing southern Africa?

Nov 29th, 2021 | By

Could the reactions of countries be shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted?

Travelling to Switzerland

Nov 28th, 2021 | By

UK holidaymakers who wish to holiday in Switzerland will need to self-quarantine in Switzerland for 10 days.

Skiing re-starts

Nov 28th, 2021 | By

Will the new ski season see a return to what we like to think of as a “normal” season?

Another day, another rule

Nov 27th, 2021 | By

All travellers coming into the UK must take a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival

The return of the “Red List”

Nov 26th, 2021 | By

The news has spooked governments, stock exchanges and the travel industry.

Off to Christmas markets?

Nov 22nd, 2021 | By

You may face restrictions and fewer markets in Europe, but here in the UK there are plenty of them to entice you

Planning on visiting Madeira?

Nov 21st, 2021 | By

You will now have to be tested to enter indoor venues as Madeira returns to what it calls a ‘state of contingency’.

Ninety in any 180 days

Nov 15th, 2021 | By

As readers might remember, we are only allowed to visit the EU for up to ninety days within a 180 day period without requiring a visa.

Austria has a lockdown

Nov 14th, 2021 | By
iamge of the winter in Austrian Tyrol

For ten days, Austria has announced it will have a full lockdown for residents who haven’t been fully vaccinated. The Netherlands has something similar as do some states in Germany. Will this approach be replicated elsewhere? It could happen especially in countries like Bulgaria and Romania where vaccination numbers are lower than the EU average. What does this mean for British holidaymakers especially as some of the countries concerned are about to open for the skiing season. It probably means that if you are not
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London is quiet

Nov 13th, 2021 | By

Could it be that people are staying local or not getting out and abou

Virgin Atlantic over-eggs it

Nov 12th, 2021 | By
image of Montego Bay - a key destination for British holidaymakers

Virgin Atlantic has added to the confusion of how well the long-haul market is performing.

We are the weakest link

Nov 10th, 2021 | By
iamge of case and perplexed

Travellers are the weak link. They could just say, forget it. I’ll stay at home!

Off to the USA?

Nov 8th, 2021 | By

If we do see almost full flights to the USA, then it might show a confidence amongst leisure passengers to fly again.

How Thailand is faring

Nov 7th, 2021 | By

Thailand re-opened its border to tourists a week ago

The end of Teletext Holidays?

Nov 6th, 2021 | By

The parent company of the two, Truly Travel, has decided to call it a day and brought in liquidators.

Jordan pays for us to visit

Nov 5th, 2021 | By

The tourist attractions of heritage, beaches and culture are usually enough to attract people to Jordan

Celebrating volunteers

Nov 4th, 2021 | By
Brodrick Castle

I am well aware that without those volunteers, neither would function and far fewer places would be open for tourists to enjoy.

Paper proof of your COVID status

Nov 3rd, 2021 | By

If like me you have a letter from the NHS confirming you have been double jabbed, check the date. If the paper version is before November 1st you might want to get an updated version unless you also have an electronic NHS COVID-passport as well. The reason? Because some countries will only accept paper letters which are dated on or after November 1st 2021. These letters can be scanned; previous ones could not. As a result, Germany, Greece, Italy and Lithuania for example will only
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Jamaica and British visitors

Nov 2nd, 2021 | By
horse rider on Jamaica Half Moon Beach

Jamaica, its airline partners and tour operators seem pretty convinced that the country will have a strong bounce back this winter.