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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.



Cutting domestic flights

Apr 14th, 2021 | By

A move by the French Assembly to ban domestic flights under two-and-a-half hours will have an effect if it finally passes into law.



Improving airport customer service

Apr 13th, 2021 | By
Incheon airport, South Korea

That two British airports are making the effort to reach level 4 status demonstrates they still have customer service and satisfaction at the top of their thinking.



Camel watching in Qatar

Apr 12th, 2021 | By

Today camels perform a more modern role; as an important contributor’s to Qatar’s tourism.



Whale watching off Tenerife

Apr 11th, 2021 | By
grey whale in between two tourist boats

The area has also been awarded Responsible Watching certification, a distinction granted by the World Cetacean Alliance



Travelling abroad after May 17th

Apr 10th, 2021 | By

I was more optimistic about overseas travel a month or so ago. Now I think a domestic holiday is a more relaxing option.



The overseas travel rules

Apr 9th, 2021 | By

Now that the government’s Global Travel Taskforce has reported, the news is not what many would have liked to hear.



Endangered European heritage sites

Apr 9th, 2021 | By

For the last seven years, independent experts advise Europa Nostra about endangered heritage sites in Europe. Seven more were added yesterday.



Why have a British tourism minister?

Apr 8th, 2021 | By

We have in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office individual ministers covering the Middle East and Africa, Africa, South Asia and the Commonwealth, Asia, the Pacific.



Is virtual reality a fad?

Apr 8th, 2021 | By

Maybe the time has come for VR. Just not for grouches like me who prefer the real thing.



The crowded British coastline

Apr 7th, 2021 | By

It is beginning to look like cruise companies have decided that the UK represents a goldmine (or lifeline) for their business in the early summer.



Holiday traffic lights

Apr 6th, 2021 | By

In effect you should only travel to “green” countries unless you can afford to miss work for ten days by being quarantined.



Cheaper fares across the pond?

Apr 5th, 2021 | By

“Aceman” said that on his jetBlue flight a tannoy message made reference to London flights starting later this year.



A British-Maltese travel bubble?

Apr 4th, 2021 | By

From the beginning of June, Malta will open up to holidaymakers from the UK that have been vaccinated.



Umbrellas and worry beads

Apr 3rd, 2021 | By

What do you think people returning from the UK have taken home as a souvenir?



Visit now while crowds stay away

Apr 2nd, 2021 | By

Go out and visit when you are able. The attractions need as much support to continue their work as they can gather.



Easter – St John Passion

Apr 1st, 2021 | By

From today until 5th April, classical music lovers from all over the world are invited to enjoy the performance of the St John Passion in Leipzig’s St Thomas Church



Having a happy Easter

Apr 1st, 2021 | By

A happy Easter will be one where we folow the rules otherwise lockdowns might last even longer.



Tolo for a summer break

Apr 1st, 2021 | By

Tolo will appeal to a variety of holidaymakers. Being largely undeveloped, bragging rights for those who travel will appeal to some



Who hasn’t been on a pier?

Mar 31st, 2021 | By

A promotion under a new coastal booking combine – England’s Coast – is reminding us just how important piers have been and should still be



Incentivising visits to the Maldives

Mar 30th, 2021 | By

The question then is bound to be whether the loyalty system is appealing enough to attract people to join and then go to the effort of boosting their status?