Travel rumblings

Restrictions tighten

Jun 15th, 2021 | By

Booking any overseas holiday which would take place in the next month or two could be a real risk.



What is a “best beach”?

Jun 14th, 2021 | By
image of Rhossili in Gower

How can you rate a beach without considering the type of beach it is?



Cruise but stay on the ship?

Jun 10th, 2021 | By

Can passengers refuse to sail on a ship with passengers who haven’t received the full dosage?



BA and Ryanair face investigation

Jun 9th, 2021 | By
image of a British Airways plane

When all is said and done, neither the travel industry nor the regulators come out of this very well



Stay home or go abroad?

Jun 6th, 2021 | By

If you decide not to go, then it’s your decision, so your airline or tour operator is under no compunction to give you your money back.



Cutting carbon emissions

May 31st, 2021 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

Willie Walsh said that a 10-12% cut in carbon emissions by airlines could be an immediate benefit if politicians agreed on better use of air space.



Going to Portugal in June

May 29th, 2021 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

Guess what starts on Monday in Portugal?



Reliable and punctual

May 25th, 2021 | By

As it stands, the new proposals don’t do much for the day-tripper and holidaymaker. It just sounds like something from days gone past dressed up in modern language.



Holidaying in an “amber” country

May 23rd, 2021 | By

For those who agreed to roll their holiday forward, the attitude of some companies will be remembered by holidaymakers in the future.



English Tourism Week

May 22nd, 2021 | By

In the thirteen years of Just about Travel, I have never known a time when the media has been full of stories about travel.



Hype?

May 13th, 2021 | By
Perplexed

I think that we potential bookers have been led down the garden path about summer holiady bookings.



Don’t go abroad

May 4th, 2021 | By
Algarve -beach vista

They are recommending that the government should “maintain restrictions on overseas holidays” after May 17th



No contact with the UK

Apr 30th, 2021 | By

Are politicians behaving like spoilt children in not wanting to talk? Are they waiting for each other to blink first?



Ryanair told to pay up

Apr 29th, 2021 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

The High Court on the UK today announced that due to a strike by staff at Ryanair in 2018, the airline must compensate passengers who were affected.



Jabs and governments are causing travel confusion

Apr 25th, 2021 | By
cartoon of a traveller

This is all the travel industry needs – more uncertainty and confusion about possible restrictions for holidaymakers and travellers.



The cost of PCR tests

Apr 19th, 2021 | By

In the ten days since Shapps gave his interview only Randox has cut its prices.



Save us from politicians with ideas

Apr 17th, 2021 | By

Sadiq Khan has pledged to rename London overground train routes



Cutting domestic flights

Apr 14th, 2021 | By

A move by the French Assembly to ban domestic flights under two-and-a-half hours will have an effect if it finally passes into law.



Why have a British tourism minister?

Apr 8th, 2021 | By

We have in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office individual ministers covering the Middle East and Africa, Africa, South Asia and the Commonwealth, Asia, the Pacific.



Is virtual reality a fad?

Apr 8th, 2021 | By

Maybe the time has come for VR. Just not for grouches like me who prefer the real thing.



Umbrellas and worry beads

Apr 3rd, 2021 | By

What do you think people returning from the UK have taken home as a souvenir?



Vaccination roll-outs and travel

Mar 16th, 2021 | By

Regardless of what some are saying, the ability to show that you have been vaccinated looks like the key to international travel.



Why are there crowds at Heathrow?

Mar 11th, 2021 | By

Judging by the noise on social media, lots of other people would like to knowwhy Heathrow has crowdsl.



Declaration to Travel

Mar 7th, 2021 | By
an airport queue at Gatwick

But why didn’t the devolved governments dovetail their agreement? Unless they weren’t told of this move or don’t agree.



The Pontin blacklist

Mar 5th, 2021 | By

A spokesperson of the company owning Pontins and which the EHRC quotes on its website doesn’t apologise.



Calling in the receivers

Mar 1st, 2021 | By

On St David’s Day of all days, one of Wales’s heritage railways – Llangollen Railway –have had to appoint receivers.



Google, star ratings and confusion

Feb 23rd, 2021 | By
hotel room

May be it is time our Competition and Markets Authority looked at whether there is confusion in the UK?



Fines for breaking travel rules

Feb 22nd, 2021 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

In addition a few well-chosen fines or prosecutions would remind the industry that travel for holiday purposes is still banned.