Travel rumblings

Don’t go abroad

May 4th, 2021 | By
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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
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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

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



Three days is a long time in the COVID- 19 war

Feb 10th, 2021 | By

One single world-wide accepted solution is what the travel industry, airlines, and governments should want.



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.



Holidaying in Kent

Feb 3rd, 2021 | By

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



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?



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.



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?



Blue Monday

Jan 18th, 2021 | By
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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.



Don’t discriminate against the unvaccinated

Jan 13th, 2021 | By

The more that are vaccinated the more countries are likely to open their borders to those vaccinated and the more quickly tourism and travel can return.



It isn’t our fault, it is the fault of two employees

Jan 10th, 2021 | By

That seems to be the attitude of Boeing to the terrible consequences of the quality control failures of the development of the 737-MAX.



Not what we want to hear

Jan 8th, 2021 | By

Therefore this poll answer is not what the industry or the public would want to hear. They want to know it will be safe to travel.



European Year of Rail

Jan 4th, 2021 | By

I remember travelling on many grubby trains. I and many other regular train travellers would like to know how clean they really are