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Nottingham Castle re-opens

Jun 8th, 2021 | By

The truth is somewhat different. Very different! But it is the legend of Robin Hood that attracts people to the castle.



Venice celebrates its 1600th anniversary

Jun 7th, 2021 | By

To celebrate 1,600 years in such a cultural and heritage site will produce plenty of events from which to choose.



Stay home or go abroad?

Jun 6th, 2021 | By

If you decide not to go, then it’s your decision, so your airline or tour operator is under no compunction to give you your money back.



900 years old

Jun 5th, 2021 | By

The abbey emains open every day, from dawn to dusk.



I got it wrong!

Jun 4th, 2021 | By

Portugal was downgraded to the amber list meaning those holidaying there now will have to self-isolate on their return.



Joining the green list

Jun 3rd, 2021 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

My guess at the moment is that overseas travel will be limited and fewer countries will be added to the green list than expected



Only a hundred?

Jun 2nd, 2021 | By

Most of us read books, walked the same route day-after-day and binged on the tv and Netflix during lockdowns



Welcome back to Guernsey

Jun 1st, 2021 | By

From the beginning of July, Guernsey will remove the need for PCR testing and self-isolation for visitors coming from the UK to the island – or islands



Cutting carbon emissions

May 31st, 2021 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

Willie Walsh said that a 10-12% cut in carbon emissions by airlines could be an immediate benefit if politicians agreed on better use of air space.



Amelia: help or gimmick?

May 30th, 2021 | By
Wizz Air A-321

Amelia is a chatbot introduced by Wizz Air to answer travel questions and help them with their flight details.



Going to Portugal in June

May 29th, 2021 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

Guess what starts on Monday in Portugal?



Holidaying in the Isle of Man

May 28th, 2021 | By

A relaxing of the restrictions on the Isle of Man which would have allowed people on the mainland to holiday on the island have been put off until a later date.



“Having a night on us”

May 27th, 2021 | By

Marketing Manchester says that additional hotels will be joining the campaign over the coming weeks and months so this promotion will run for some time.



The bold and the desperate

May 26th, 2021 | By

Sounding like the title of a spaghetti western, Simon Calder from the Independent used this phrase last week.



Reliable and punctual

May 25th, 2021 | By

As it stands, the new proposals don’t do much for the day-tripper and holidaymaker. It just sounds like something from days gone past dressed up in modern language.



Today’s a big day

May 24th, 2021 | By

The head of WHO in Europe, Dr Hans Kluge, said that we should rethink or avoid international travel.



Holidaying in an “amber” country

May 23rd, 2021 | By

For those who agreed to roll their holiday forward, the attitude of some companies will be remembered by holidaymakers in the future.



English Tourism Week

May 22nd, 2021 | By

In the thirteen years of Just about Travel, I have never known a time when the media has been full of stories about travel.



In Napoleon’s footsteps

May 21st, 2021 | By

This small island between Corsica and the Italian mainland has become a popular tourist destination



Celebrating Derby’s industrial heritage

May 20th, 2021 | By

Tomorrow, (21st of May) the new Museum of Making in Derby will open its doors to its first visitors.



Come and visit

May 19th, 2021 | By

EU ambassadors meeting today recommended that vaccinated travellers from third countries should be able to enter the EU with fewer hassles



Passenger COVID-19 Charter

May 19th, 2021 | By

The government has published its Passenger COVID-19 Charter which gives guidance to the rights that passengers have



International Museum Day

May 18th, 2021 | By

If you are looking for a museum visit don’t just head for the big, main city ones; they all need your support so look locally first.



RHS Garden Bridgewater opens

May 17th, 2021 | By

The creation of Bridgewater – the Society’s first new garden in 17 years – is the largest gardening project in Europe.



Hotel Week London

May 16th, 2021 | By

Although offers are available to book now for stays from 28th May to 6th June, some hotels have offers that will run until the end of June 2021.



Using the NHS app

May 15th, 2021 | By

The next point to be faced by travellers is working out what restrictions have been applied by the governments of those places on incoming visitors.



You can go to Portugal

May 14th, 2021 | By

About the middle of the day, the Portuguese foreign affairs ministry confirmed that British visitors would be allowed to enter as from May 17th.



Travelling overseas

May 14th, 2021 | By

Australia has imposed one of the toughest measures on international travel and it looks as though that lockdown will continue for some time.