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Proving there is pent-up demand

Sep 8th, 2021 | By

eDreams ODIGEO has hit upon a way of capturing customers, acquiring cash and has shown that there is a demand for travel.



Cruise travel insurance

Sep 7th, 2021 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

After booking a long cruise for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, I turned my mind to insurance.



Ever heard of Awaze?

Sep 6th, 2021 | By

It only goes to show that private equity companies recognise the value of the domestic holiday market even if the big tour operators don’t!



Can’t Border Force plan?

Sep 5th, 2021 | By

What is needed is for some real action about Border Force staffing



More bank holidays?

Sep 4th, 2021 | By

Call that day Family Day, Remembering Others Day or anything you like but a break in October would cheer us all up



Herd immunity? Last year’s idea?

Sep 3rd, 2021 | By

The reason for the question is that many people have said that once herd immunity is reached we shall be able to travel abroad more freely.



Easing travel rules

Sep 2nd, 2021 | By

Portugal, Oman and Italy have all recently elaxed their entry rules for travellers.



Being fair

Sep 1st, 2021 | By

If Wales doesn’t change its mind it will have to come up with some very persuasive reasons as to why it won’t.



Where we spent the bank holiday

Aug 31st, 2021 | By

It looks as those this year’s holiday period has a long tail and will extend well into the Autumn.



Holidaying in the North of England

Aug 30th, 2021 | By

visitors and locals will want to see whether the report is turne



Booster jabs for travel certainty?

Aug 29th, 2021 | By
iamge of case and perplexed

Deciding on where to holiday or travel twelve months from now has become harder with the publication of these two studies because travellers won’t know how the travel industry and governments will react.



What is a “city”?

Aug 28th, 2021 | By

Does a large geographic area lumped together form a single cultural entity in the eyes of many?



Turkey remains red

Aug 27th, 2021 | By

Turkey is now on the red list. Why?



Forget Thailand and Montenegro

Aug 26th, 2021 | By

The announced changes won’t please the travel industry



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.