Travel rumblings

Fuel prices deter Christmas travel?

Dec 3rd, 2021 | By

The RAC has highlighted the fact that, once again, petrol prices , are not reflecting the oil price on the markets.



Virgin Atlantic over-eggs it

Nov 12th, 2021 | By
image of Montego Bay - a key destination for British holidaymakers

Virgin Atlantic has added to the confusion of how well the long-haul market is performing.



The end of Teletext Holidays?

Nov 6th, 2021 | By

The parent company of the two, Truly Travel, has decided to call it a day and brought in liquidators.



TripAdvisor and the cheats

Oct 26th, 2021 | By

Should there be a year’s ban for any companies found buying reviews and publicly naming them?



Disunited kingdom – at least in travel

Oct 25th, 2021 | By

In the case of travel restrictions the public don’t like the confusion caused by four different governments operating four different policies and timescales.



Heathrow – money grabber

Oct 20th, 2021 | By

I wonder whether Heathrow slapped in an unrealistc fee hoping that it would get a sizeable figure with which it could be satisfied?



Airline names – imaginative?

Oct 19th, 2021 | By

There have been some wonderfully named airlines over the years with Ransome probably being the worst.



No more ladies and gentlemen

Oct 16th, 2021 | By

Call us what you want but most of us want to be treated like ladies and gentleman rather than cash cows!



Time for a change in the law

Oct 7th, 2021 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

The Department for Transport should draft a short, crisp bill remedying the situation.



Having faith in travel

Oct 3rd, 2021 | By

She has shown her faith in the industry by putting her own money where her mouth is.



No change – Huddleston stays

Sep 26th, 2021 | By

This is what Huddleston should be doing – selling all parts of the UK abroad. And staying in the job long enough to achieve something for tourism.



Exaggerating travel numbers

Sep 22nd, 2021 | By

Readers should make their own minds up and to stop listening to what seems to be puff from some travel companies



Great British Beach Clean week

Sep 16th, 2021 | By

Great British Beach Clean week runs until the 26th of September.



Did Wizz bid for easyJet?

Sep 12th, 2021 | By

Such a move would not be good for travellers and holidaymakers if there is one fewer low cost airline.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



“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



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



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.



Pot calls kettle black

Jul 21st, 2021 | By

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



Joined-up travel thinking

Jul 18th, 2021 | By
cartoon of a traveller

Why did it take over 36 hours to harmonise travel advice on going to Bulgaria and Croatia?



Two jabs; no self-isolation

Jul 9th, 2021 | By

There are lots of concerns about overseas travel that holidaymakers need to weigh up before deciding wether to book.



Coincidence?

Jul 6th, 2021 | By
Trabant bearing the words I love Berlin

Why this change of heart by the German authorities?