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World Book Day

Mar 4th, 2021 | By

I think my choice will be Phaic Tăn, “a country” somewhere in Asia which has a capital city on the Pong River called Bumpattabumpah

A budget for travel?

Mar 3rd, 2021 | By

There wasn’t much of interest to us ordinary mortals in the budget delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer today.

When to holiday in the EU

Mar 3rd, 2021 | By

Readers know that –subject to life following the British government’s timetable – we can fly again as from May 17th. But should we travel that early?

Changing how we buy rail tickets

Mar 2nd, 2021 | By

Leisure travel might bring more pressure on weekend services and we might have to get used crowded services again. Why should we?

Calling in the receivers

Mar 1st, 2021 | By

On St David’s Day of all days, one of Wales’s heritage railways – Llangollen Railway –have had to appoint receivers.

St David’s Day 2021

Mar 1st, 2021 | By

This year there will be no village hall get-together, no outside events, no theatre, no choirs rehearsing for eisteddfods or concert performances. What there is will be online.

Summer holiday destinations

Feb 28th, 2021 | By

I have been a little surprised at the destinations that seem to be topping the lists of travel agency and tour operator bookings.

Fraudsters sent to prison

Feb 27th, 2021 | By

Four people from Middlesbrough that tried to defraud  Jet2holidays (click on the link to see images of the four enjoying their holiday) by claiming compensation due to gastric illnesses have been sent to prison by the courts. Christopher Byng (38), Barbara Byng (64), Linda Lane (36) and Anthony Byng (66),  were convicted of contempt of court at Teesside Combined Court today  after admitting to submitting false gastric illness claims which could have resulted in them getting a pay-out of tens of thousands of pounds, including
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Visiting Penzance

Feb 26th, 2021 | By

It is planned to open up the waterfront in Penzance and to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists whilst also encouraging green transport.

Cruise holiday update

Feb 25th, 2021 | By

How to re-start cruising has been vexing the cruise companies for months.

A booking every second

Feb 24th, 2021 | By

That was the comment by the CEO of the company that owns Hoseasons after the announcement of the four part roadmap out of lockdown.

Google, star ratings and confusion

Feb 23rd, 2021 | By
hotel room

May be it is time our Competition and Markets Authority looked at whether there is confusion in the UK?

There should be summer holidays

Feb 22nd, 2021 | By

The fourth step which is scheduled to commence around the 21st June is a lifting of international travel restrictions.

Fines for breaking travel rules

Feb 22nd, 2021 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

In addition a few well-chosen fines or prosecutions would remind the industry that travel for holiday purposes is still banned.

Vaccination timescales

Feb 21st, 2021 | By

As the Sunday People put it in its headline today, “Free by Summer.”

An Anglo-Greek travel corridor?

Feb 21st, 2021 | By

It has been confirmed that the Greek and UK governments have been talking about a travel bubble or corridor between the two nations.

Clacton-on-Sea celebrations

Feb 20th, 2021 | By

Measuring over 30 metres high and 20 metres wide , the wheel will be situated within the grounds of the Clacton Pavilion with views across the seafront and the town.

Searching to travel where?

Feb 19th, 2021 | By

What does come through though is that the traditional places -Spain, Greece and Portugal – are getting bookings over other destination despite our inability to travel.

The Great Sussex Way

Feb 18th, 2021 | By

With all this to attract staycationers, weekenders and day-trippers, what does the phrase “The Great Sussex Way” suggest to you?

Nicola dampens holiday thoughts

Feb 17th, 2021 | By
Brodrick Castle

She told people not to book Easter holidays saying that it was highly unlikely to use her words that hotels or self-catering places would be allowed to open.

Thailand in 2021

Feb 16th, 2021 | By
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Entry into Thailand will require visitors to present proof of COVID-19 vaccinations (both doses) plus any other visa requirements.

Campervan holidays boom

Feb 15th, 2021 | By

Last year saw an eruption in interest for campervan (and caravan) holidays as staycations boomed not just in the Uk but throughout Europe.

Seven days to pay up

Feb 14th, 2021 | By

In the future customers will remember and when it comes time to book again they may be a bit reluctant to book and part cash with it.

Will airport expansion slow?

Feb 13th, 2021 | By

Is what the minister really saying is that she sees less demand for airport expansion?

Jersey sunshine

Feb 13th, 2021 | By

In this current time when staycations are booming, jersey has all the benefits of a staycation but it is different.

Hong Kong super-fans

Feb 12th, 2021 | By

The super-fan promotion is the first part of the recovery plan that the tourist authority is implementing to try and keep Hong Kong in the minds of potential visitors

Don’t book

Feb 11th, 2021 | By

W had warnings and conflicting thoughts yesterday but no answers. For that we have to impatiently wait another eleven days.

Three days is a long time in the COVID- 19 war

Feb 10th, 2021 | By

One single world-wide accepted solution is what the travel industry, airlines, and governments should want.