Travel tips & opinions

Staycation demand is high

May 5th, 2021 | By

It certainly looks like the travel industry will only know if it will have a better year at the very last minute



Holiday and travel scams.

May 3rd, 2021 | By

Most readers will be aware of a range of holiday scams that have existed over the years and you can bet that many are still around.



Airport passenger queues

Apr 29th, 2021 | By
an airport queue at Gatwick

Reports of six hour queues will do nothing to put confidence into people who are still unsure about whether it is worth travelling abroad after May 17th.



We are confusing airlines

Apr 23rd, 2021 | By

Airlines are now finding they don’t know as much about us as they would like and that has made them confused.



Testing for green list countries

Apr 22nd, 2021 | By

Research commissioned by easyJet suggest 61% of Brits want travel to and from ‘green list’ countries free of travel restrictions this summer.



Travelling abroad after May 17th

Apr 10th, 2021 | By

I was more optimistic about overseas travel a month or so ago. Now I think a domestic holiday is a more relaxing option.



The crowded British coastline

Apr 7th, 2021 | By

It is beginning to look like cruise companies have decided that the UK represents a goldmine (or lifeline) for their business in the early summer.



A British-Maltese travel bubble?

Apr 4th, 2021 | By

From the beginning of June, Malta will open up to holidaymakers from the UK that have been vaccinated.



Having a happy Easter

Apr 1st, 2021 | By

A happy Easter will be one where we folow the rules otherwise lockdowns might last even longer.



Will May 17th be the day?

Mar 29th, 2021 | By
image of Rhossili in Gower

Could it be that they are planning to say on the 5th that the May 17th date which was seen as the earliest day we could travel abroad is now to be pushed back into June or later?



Smooching staycationers

Mar 25th, 2021 | By

Smooch staycationers, caress them and make them feel like only they matter.



Delay that early summer break?

Mar 23rd, 2021 | By
Blackpool Tower

The new law will ban travel until the end of June unless rescinded by the government before then.



Overseas summer holidays? It’s a toss-up

Mar 22nd, 2021 | By

Only a few weeks ago I was optimistic that we would have an overseas summer holiday later this year. Now I am not so sure.



The importance of being British

Mar 21st, 2021 | By
family running on beach

Even the bureaucrats in Brussels are realising how important British tourists are so this could be good news for us as visitors.



Are holiday bookings strong?

Mar 16th, 2021 | By

Only 20% plan on travelling abroad, 25% plan on a staycation but 9% plan to travel both at home and abroad.



Whither tourism now?

Mar 14th, 2021 | By
North wales landscape

Sustainable tourism rather than decimation tourism may become a reality rather than an over-talked about wish.



Best airports for hygiene

Mar 9th, 2021 | By
London City Airport

Hopefully when the awards are announced next year, things will be a bit more “normal.”



Do we face a pandemonium?

Mar 8th, 2021 | By
Bournemouth beach

Sub-editors or whoever CNN employ to create headlines for stories filed by their reporters had exercised their love of drama to come up with an attention grabbing headline



When to holiday in the EU

Mar 3rd, 2021 | By

Readers know that –subject to life following the British government’s timetable – we can fly again as from May 17th. But should we travel that early?



Changing how we buy rail tickets

Mar 2nd, 2021 | By

Leisure travel might bring more pressure on weekend services and we might have to get used crowded services again. Why should we?



Vaccination timescales

Feb 21st, 2021 | By

As the Sunday People put it in its headline today, “Free by Summer.”



Searching to travel where?

Feb 19th, 2021 | By

What does come through though is that the traditional places -Spain, Greece and Portugal – are getting bookings over other destination despite our inability to travel.



Nicola dampens holiday thoughts

Feb 17th, 2021 | By
Brodrick Castle

She told people not to book Easter holidays saying that it was highly unlikely to use her words that hotels or self-catering places would be allowed to open.



Seven days to pay up

Feb 14th, 2021 | By

In the future lastminute.com customers will remember and when it comes time to book again they may be a bit reluctant to book and part cash with it.



Will airport expansion slow?

Feb 13th, 2021 | By

Is what the minister really saying is that she sees less demand for airport expansion?



Don’t book

Feb 11th, 2021 | By

W had warnings and conflicting thoughts yesterday but no answers. For that we have to impatiently wait another eleven days.



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.



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.