Travel news

How overseas travel might re-open

May 6th, 2021 | By

The good news for those wanting to travel to Malta as soon as possible is that you will only need to show your vaccination card



Holiday bookings rise

May 2nd, 2021 | By
Gwithian Beach in Cornwall

Travel Counsellors conclude that consumers remain confident that summer holidays both overseas and at home are on the cards



Cruising can restart in US waters

May 1st, 2021 | By

From mid-July, ocean cruising can re-start from US waters.



Credit note protection

Apr 29th, 2021 | By

It means that holidaymakers and travellers whose package holiday bookings are cancelled by a tour operator or supplier you will be able to safely accept a RFN where it is suitable for them to do



Relaxing on our waterways

Apr 26th, 2021 | By

The start of the UK season coincides with the news that bookings for UK travel in 2021 with Le Boat are already up 110% year on year and up 76% on 2019.



Profiteering and scams

Apr 21st, 2021 | By

Willie Walsh yesterday accused the operators of PCR testing as “profiteering” due to the high prices they charge.



Vaccines may not be the key to easy travel

Apr 16th, 2021 | By

Some people believe that having a vaccination and acquiring a certificate will make overseas travel more like normal.



Improving airport customer service

Apr 13th, 2021 | By
Incheon airport, South Korea

That two British airports are making the effort to reach level 4 status demonstrates they still have customer service and satisfaction at the top of their thinking.



The overseas travel rules

Apr 9th, 2021 | By

Now that the government’s Global Travel Taskforce has reported, the news is not what many would have liked to hear.



Endangered European heritage sites

Apr 9th, 2021 | By

For the last seven years, independent experts advise Europa Nostra about endangered heritage sites in Europe. Seven more were added yesterday.



Holiday traffic lights

Apr 6th, 2021 | By

In effect you should only travel to “green” countries unless you can afford to miss work for ten days by being quarantined.



Cheaper fares across the pond?

Apr 5th, 2021 | By

“Aceman” said that on his jetBlue flight a tannoy message made reference to London flights starting later this year.



Visit now while crowds stay away

Apr 2nd, 2021 | By

Go out and visit when you are able. The attractions need as much support to continue their work as they can gather.



Easter – St John Passion

Apr 1st, 2021 | By

From today until 5th April, classical music lovers from all over the world are invited to enjoy the performance of the St John Passion in Leipzig’s St Thomas Church



Caravans boom

Mar 27th, 2021 | By
caravan site numbers grow

As of a few weeks ago, research from the MBH Corporation which owns Robinsons Caravans suggested that, of those people who have already booked a holiday for later this year, 14% have opted for static or mobile caravans in the UK



English Heritage re-opens

Mar 24th, 2021 | By
image of Stonehenge

In just one week’s time, March 29th, English Heritage properties will start to re-open again but, entry must be booked in advance.



Along the Kennet & Avon

Mar 23rd, 2021 | By

Visit it now, as all those high pressure sales people say, for next year it could be overseas visitors that will jostle on the towpaths, the pubs and the villages and towns!



EU travel certificates

Mar 18th, 2021 | By

In case the EU doesn’t deliver the certification process in time, Greece plans to set up a bilateral arrangement.



Scotland: April 26 is the day

Mar 16th, 2021 | By

This afternoon, the Scottish government announced that from April 26th, the travel ban will be lifted in Scotland.



APD to change?

Mar 10th, 2021 | By

Boris Johnson says that he wants to cut APD (Airline Passenger Duty) on domestic flights.



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.



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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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.



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.



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.



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.