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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.



“Come fly again” prizes up for grabs

Jul 31st, 2021 | By

The Come Fly Again travel promotion will include free flights from Heathrow.



International cruises re-start from the UK

Jul 30th, 2021 | By

Expect cruise companies to add a few ports in Europe to try and see how interested we would be in voyaging further afield



Tourist boost for the slate mines of North Wales

Jul 29th, 2021 | By

Joining three other UNESCO World Heritage sites in Wales is the slate area of North Wales.



Making things seem better than they are

Jul 28th, 2021 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Cynical readers will know by now to distrust figures without understanding how they were reached.



The importance of double vaccination

Jul 27th, 2021 | By

It is as important to understand the rules of the country to which you are travelling as it us to abide by the rules of your home nation.



Here’s the shortlist

Jul 26th, 2021 | By

The shortlist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 has been announced



Sink, scrap or save

Jul 25th, 2021 | By

It won’t be scrapped, it won’t be sunk but remain for visitors to Los Angeles and Long Beach to see for years to come.



Vaccination – a key to travel

Jul 24th, 2021 | By

Apparently 47% of responders to the research said that being able to travel was a key driver for many to get the vaccine.



Now Croatia imposes testing

Jul 23rd, 2021 | By
panoramic view of Dubrovnik

Croatia wants all UK visitors to provide a negative COVID test on arrival even if people have been double vaccinated.



Does it matter?

Jul 22nd, 2021 | By

Is this a reasonable decision to take by UNESCO? Will tourists and visitors be deterred from enjoyment by the changes?



The lure of space tourism

Jul 21st, 2021 | By
image copyright; Virgin Galactic

Is this the beginning of space tourism or is it just the egos of three extraordinarily rich men who want to prove something to each other?



Pot calls kettle black

Jul 21st, 2021 | By

If the industry wants transparency it could start by being honest with customers



Off to Ireland again

Jul 20th, 2021 | By

Yesterday the rules in Ireland were relaxed for incoming British visitors



Going for day out

Jul 19th, 2021 | By

This time, the price of petrol is of little concern to curtailing days out and holidays. Which is something the tourist industry will cheer.