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Pandaw sinks

Oct 30th, 2021 | By

Pandaw had a great reputation for customer service and looking after its customers.

The red list goes in all but name

Oct 29th, 2021 | By

More symbolic than practical, this removal red list countries this move will be seen by the industry as a confidence restorer.

Cuba opens for holidaymakers

Oct 29th, 2021 | By

Cuba won’t be fully open as there will be fewer commercial and charter flights than in pre-pandemic days

What’s in the budget for travellers

Oct 28th, 2021 | By

On the face of it, for the travelling public there wasn’t a great deal of news in the budget.

A week is a short time in travel

Oct 27th, 2021 | By

Is it any wonder that people are confused

Don’t come

Oct 27th, 2021 | By

Easter Island, part of Chile, and its 7,000 plus inhabitants don’t want to open up to tourists yet

TripAdvisor and the cheats

Oct 26th, 2021 | By

Should there be a year’s ban for any companies found buying reviews and publicly naming them?

Disunited kingdom – at least in travel

Oct 25th, 2021 | By

In the case of travel restrictions the public don’t like the confusion caused by four different governments operating four different policies and timescales.

The forests of Latvia

Oct 24th, 2021 | By

Latvia, for example, has over 50% of the country forested whereas in the UK only 13% of the total land area is forest

APD rates to rise

Oct 23rd, 2021 | By

According to an exclusive story in the Guardian this morning, we can expect an increase in APD when the budget is announced. Hoever we face not just an increase but an alteration to the way the tax is calculated if the paper is to be believed. Gone seem to be the days when gossip surrounded the budget. Today it is common for details to be leaked to the press so the chances are that the story in the Guardian has truth in it. Coming close
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Will others follow Morocco?

Oct 22nd, 2021 | By

If Morocco has taken this action will others follow as they see increasing cases of COVID-18 in the UK?

Rewarding hotel guests

Oct 21st, 2021 | By
hotel room

It would also tell the guest that you were going to share savings with them.

Heathrow – money grabber

Oct 20th, 2021 | By

I wonder whether Heathrow slapped in an unrealistc fee hoping that it would get a sizeable figure with which it could be satisfied?

Airline names – imaginative?

Oct 19th, 2021 | By

There have been some wonderfully named airlines over the years with Ransome probably being the worst.

US entry rules

Oct 17th, 2021 | By

The USA will open up for fully vaccinated visitors from the UK and Ireland as from November 8th.

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.

Holidays to India re-start

Oct 14th, 2021 | By

Flights and holiday offers to India will be re-starting as from November 15th.

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”