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Formentera – the overlooked island

May 7th, 2021 | By

There should be plenty of beach space, tables at the restaurants and cafes without having to get there early



Tui throws down the gauntlet

May 6th, 2021 | By

Tui is offering COVID tests at prices that are much lower than figures that are normally quoted.



How overseas travel might re-open

May 6th, 2021 | By

The good news for those wanting to travel to Malta as soon as possible is that you will only need to show your vaccination card



Staycation demand is high

May 5th, 2021 | By

It certainly looks like the travel industry will only know if it will have a better year at the very last minute



Don’t go abroad

May 4th, 2021 | By
Algarve -beach vista

They are recommending that the government should “maintain restrictions on overseas holidays” after May 17th



Holiday and travel scams.

May 3rd, 2021 | By

Most readers will be aware of a range of holiday scams that have existed over the years and you can bet that many are still around.



Holiday bookings rise

May 2nd, 2021 | By
Gwithian Beach in Cornwall

Travel Counsellors conclude that consumers remain confident that summer holidays both overseas and at home are on the cards



Cruising can restart in US waters

May 1st, 2021 | By

From mid-July, ocean cruising can re-start from US waters.



Well dressing in Malvern

May 1st, 2021 | By

Today is the opening of the Malvern Well Dressing Festival, perhaps a sign that some things at least are returning to normal.



No contact with the UK

Apr 30th, 2021 | By

Are politicians behaving like spoilt children in not wanting to talk? Are they waiting for each other to blink first?



Ryanair told to pay up

Apr 29th, 2021 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

The High Court on the UK today announced that due to a strike by staff at Ryanair in 2018, the airline must compensate passengers who were affected.



Credit note protection

Apr 29th, 2021 | By

It means that holidaymakers and travellers whose package holiday bookings are cancelled by a tour operator or supplier you will be able to safely accept a RFN where it is suitable for them to do



Airport passenger queues

Apr 29th, 2021 | By
an airport queue at Gatwick

Reports of six hour queues will do nothing to put confidence into people who are still unsure about whether it is worth travelling abroad after May 17th.



On the water in Southampton

Apr 28th, 2021 | By

Thought to be the largest working steamship in the UK, a trip on the Southampton based SS Shieldhall will confer on passengers a rather unusual claim.



Welcome back

Apr 27th, 2021 | By

On the mainland of the UK, any person can travel to any part of the three countries without encountering restrictions.



Relaxing on our waterways

Apr 26th, 2021 | By

The start of the UK season coincides with the news that bookings for UK travel in 2021 with Le Boat are already up 110% year on year and up 76% on 2019.



Jabs and governments are causing travel confusion

Apr 25th, 2021 | By

This is all the travel industry needs – more uncertainty and confusion about possible restrictions for holidaymakers and travellers.



The “open-air city”

Apr 24th, 2021 | By

Chester has decided to style itself as an “open-air city” now that people can move around a little more freely.



We are confusing airlines

Apr 23rd, 2021 | By

Airlines are now finding they don’t know as much about us as they would like and that has made them confused.



Testing for green list countries

Apr 22nd, 2021 | By

Research commissioned by easyJet suggest 61% of Brits want travel to and from ‘green list’ countries free of travel restrictions this summer.



Profiteering and scams

Apr 21st, 2021 | By

Willie Walsh yesterday accused the operators of PCR testing as “profiteering” due to the high prices they charge.



Discounted Malta holidays

Apr 20th, 2021 | By

Malta plans to give foreign visitors a gift of up to € 200 euros each if they stay at least three days on Malta or Gozo this summer.



The cost of PCR tests

Apr 19th, 2021 | By

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



Rameses II and 21 mummies go on display

Apr 18th, 2021 | By
the pyramids of Egypt

Today, April 18th sees a new display open at the four year old National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation in the Fustat district of Cairo.



Save us from politicians with ideas

Apr 17th, 2021 | By

Sadiq Khan has pledged to rename London overground train routes



Villa Guardamangia

Apr 16th, 2021 | By

the Villa Guardamangia served as home to the Queen and Prince Philip from 1949-1951.



Vaccines may not be the key to easy travel

Apr 16th, 2021 | By

Some people believe that having a vaccination and acquiring a certificate will make overseas travel more like normal.



Time to holiday in Jersey?

Apr 15th, 2021 | By

Jersey is all set to re-open to let travellers from the UK holiday there after April 26th.