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Galashiels welcomes the Great Tapestry of Scotland

Aug 26th, 2021 | By

Today, a purpose-built gallery in Galashiels opens and it becomes the permanent home of the Great Tapestry of Scotland. This 450 foot long, 160 panel tapestry has had a transient life since it was completed nine years ago. After travelling around from place to place it now has a permanent home not in Glasgow or Edinburgh where one might think but deep in the borders in Galashiels. It has also been the subject of crime as one panel relating to the Rosslyn Chapel was stolen
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Belfast and Ryanair – again!

Aug 25th, 2021 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

The whole episode begs the question of whether if you were an import would be interested in having Ryanair operating from it.



Don’t visit Cornwall unless…

Aug 25th, 2021 | By

He also asked people to test themselves for Covid-19 before arriving in Cornwall.



Changing flying habits

Aug 24th, 2021 | By

Is the answer flying closer to home, using another mode of transport, or limiting ourselves to fewer overseas breaks?



UK City of Culture 2025

Aug 23rd, 2021 | By

The initial list of entrants for the UK City of Culture was announced last week.



It’s still not easy

Aug 22nd, 2021 | By

Just from these two examples, it shows that you need to look at each and every country you consider holidaying in



IATA Travel Pass success

Aug 21st, 2021 | By

Having a single source electronic document that is trusted worldwide will make travelling easier.



The outdoors appealed

Aug 20th, 2021 | By

The news that English attractions saw fewer visitors will surprise no-one.



This summer is “encouraging”

Aug 19th, 2021 | By

Yes, TUI might be seeing encouraging signs. Just not many from Britons!



How long will jabs last?

Aug 18th, 2021 | By

It seems some countries aren’t confident about the efficacy lasting a year.



Cruising along West Africa

Aug 17th, 2021 | By

More exciting is the decision of Hurtigruten to add cruises to West Africa as well as a familiar destination, Cape Verde.



Doha is the best airport

Aug 16th, 2021 | By

Whatever reason, travellers should view the results for this year with a considerable grain of salt.



Test price reductions. Why now?

Aug 15th, 2021 | By

No sooner had the newish Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, announced that he would be referring the cost of PCR tests to the CMA, than the cost of other tests saw drops.



Hugely expensive and unnecessary

Aug 14th, 2021 | By

The pandemic hasn’t been the WTTC’s finest hour.



Berlin loves you

Aug 13th, 2021 | By

Reminiscent of our street parties where a good deal of fun was had by all, 1,018 dinner tables were arranged on an area to present a message to the world, “Berlin loves you!”



Finding a place to stay

Aug 12th, 2021 | By

Slap bang in the middle of the summer tourism season and some of those seeking a staycation are finding it difficult to find vacancies.



Full vaccinations to be the norm?

Aug 11th, 2021 | By

It could be that before holidaying in summer 2022, a booster jab will be a standard requirement.



“Surge.” -Overused, possibly, misleading

Aug 10th, 2021 | By

Any travel company representative that had a media microphone stuck in front of them seemed to be saying that their company had received a surge of bookings



Why now?

Aug 9th, 2021 | By

What has suddenly caused the referral?



Pay £6 and you can visit the EU

Aug 8th, 2021 | By
euro logo

Will it affect the numbers of Britons travelling to the EU? Probably not.



Which? – less than fair to travel

Aug 7th, 2021 | By

This blunder hasn’t helped its reputation in the travel industry



Forget holidaying in red list countries

Aug 6th, 2021 | By

The increased charges probably means that many people will decide that travelling to a red list country costs far too much in money and inconvenience.



Travel review day

Aug 5th, 2021 | By

It will easier to visit more places after the latest announcement. What we don’t know is whether overseas countries will make it easier too.



Is UNESCO World Heritage status fair?

Aug 4th, 2021 | By
image of Stonehenge

Some countries can’t afford the costs of an application and the necessary funding to maintain those sites to preserve UNESCO status.



Less confusion?

Aug 3rd, 2021 | By

The news this morning that the government has decided to drop the amber watch plan offers some comfort to travellers.



Holiday fish and chips

Aug 3rd, 2021 | By

Holidaymakers might believe that Cornwall was a more expensive place in which to holiday



Misleading or an error?

Aug 2nd, 2021 | By

Ambassador is probably hoping that once they’ve got you this far, some people will book either the voyage



A covid charge might come

Aug 1st, 2021 | By

Thankfully, in Europe, we don’t have Frontier Airlines.