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TUI is optimistic – but then it always is!

Feb 10th, 2021 | By

TUI says that it expects to run at about 80% of its capacity during the summer months and it is clearly pinning its hopes on the vaccination campaigns.



Don’t quarantine? The fine is £10,000

Feb 9th, 2021 | By

The government announcement today of fines and prison sentences for those evading UK entry government lockdown rules is designed to scare us from breaking the rules.



Travel satisfaction levels decline

Feb 9th, 2021 | By

Tourism and travel (that includes airline companies as rail as rail and bus services) showed the two biggest declines in customer satisfaction.



No British vaccination passports

Feb 8th, 2021 | By

The British government should be talking to other governments to find out what will be acceptable for entry to their countries.



A busy or quiet summer?

Feb 7th, 2021 | By

On the Beach considers that bookings will remain “weak” until the second half of the year.



Vaccination may not be the way

Feb 7th, 2021 | By
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Why this Australian attitude concerns me is that it might become the thinking in other countries.



Enforced quarantine from February 15th

Feb 6th, 2021 | By

Trialled well over a week ago, it now looks likely that hotel quarantine will come into force as from 15th of February.



Why are you leaving?

Feb 5th, 2021 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

This edict has come about because a minority are making a mockery of the rules that the rest of us have to be abide by.



Travel is to blame

Feb 5th, 2021 | By
empty deckchair

The BMJ has published the results of some research which seem to confirm that we are responsible for the spread of coronavirus.



Teletext investigated

Feb 4th, 2021 | By

The news that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating Teletext Holidays over the company’s refund policy will come as little surprise to the travel trade.



Holidaying in Kent

Feb 3rd, 2021 | By

Tourist officials in Kent are going to hate Matt’s cartoon in the Telegraph this morning.



Holidaying in Tanzania

Feb 2nd, 2021 | By

Last week the Tanzanian president said that vaccines may be part of a foreign plot to spread illness and steal Africa’s wealth.



February 22nd could be the day

Feb 1st, 2021 | By

This afternoon, Boris Johnson said that he was “optimistic” that people can enjoy simmer holidays this year.



What about travellers?

Jan 31st, 2021 | By
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Why is a travel trade body of interest to holidaymakers, travellers and readers of Just about Travel?



Holiday refund note deadlines moved

Jan 30th, 2021 | By

Holiday credit notes for those people who had their holidays cancelled because of the pandemic will have a longer shelf life.



Far to early to know

Jan 29th, 2021 | By

The view of UK governments has generally been that the prospect of summer holidays is too far away to be considered.



Ireland and Germany: no-go and no-leave

Jan 28th, 2021 | By

It looks as though both Ireland and Germany will join Israel, New Zealand and Australia in becoming no-go areas and no-leave areas



Enforced hotel quarantine

Jan 27th, 2021 | By

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said today is that people returning from 22 countries will go into hotels and pay themselves for their quarantine.



It flies again

Jan 27th, 2021 | By

In the US there have been stories about people refusing to fly on the MAX and others querying what plane they are flying on. Will the same happen here?



Restore your balance

Jan 26th, 2021 | By
Guernsey

This is the strapline of the new promotion by Visit Jersey.



Tourists to pay

Jan 25th, 2021 | By

I think travellers can expect to see increased costs as destinations try to work out ways to pay for what the pandemic has cost them.



Holiday search tips

Jan 24th, 2021 | By
bemused cartoon figure

Unlike previous years, if you are searching for a holiday this year there are new things you need to take into account.



Electronic travel passes.

Jan 23rd, 2021 | By

For the foreseeable future, how we fly could well be dictated by whether we have been tested and or vaccinated.



When Saga cruises restart

Jan 21st, 2021 | By

Saga has announced that only passengers who have had their full dosage of vaccinations will be allowed to sail.



Safety drives holiday choices

Jan 20th, 2021 | By

In terms of selecting a destination, 44% said that they would select a destination based on its safety in terms of the pandemic.



easyJet confirms pent-up demand

Jan 19th, 2021 | By

This looks good and is the strongest and soundest evidence we have yet seen that people want to travel and are feeling confident.



Blue Monday

Jan 18th, 2021 | By
family running on beach

The Sunday Telegraph reported yesterday that all adults over 18 could be vaccinated by the end of June which means summer holidays could be back on for all of us.



More on vaccinations

Jan 17th, 2021 | By

The suggestion by Qantas boss, Alan Joyce, that only those vaccinated will be able to fly on his airline touched a nerve with other airlines. Desperate to find any way to get us to get on planes again, there was criticism of this idea by people such as Michael O’Leary from Ryanair who wanted testing – like IATA and the WTTC – as the way forward. Now the Qantas suggestion has received backing from two of the best-known and innovative airline bosses. Both Tony Fernandes
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