Travel tips & opinions

Omicron and travel

Dec 6th, 2021 | By

People are wondering if travelling abroad is worth the hassle. Maybe the family for Christmas Day and a walk outside will suffice for many

Punishing southern Africa?

Nov 29th, 2021 | By

Could the reactions of countries be shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted?

Ninety in any 180 days

Nov 15th, 2021 | By

As readers might remember, we are only allowed to visit the EU for up to ninety days within a 180 day period without requiring a visa.

London is quiet

Nov 13th, 2021 | By

Could it be that people are staying local or not getting out and abou

We are the weakest link

Nov 10th, 2021 | By
iamge of case and perplexed

Travellers are the weak link. They could just say, forget it. I’ll stay at home!

Celebrating volunteers

Nov 4th, 2021 | By
Brodrick Castle

I am well aware that without those volunteers, neither would function and far fewer places would be open for tourists to enjoy.

A week is a short time in travel

Oct 27th, 2021 | By

Is it any wonder that people are confused

APD rates to rise

Oct 23rd, 2021 | By

According to an exclusive story in the Guardian this morning, we can expect an increase in APD when the budget is announced. Hoever we face not just an increase but an alteration to the way the tax is calculated if the paper is to be believed. Gone seem to be the days when gossip surrounded the budget. Today it is common for details to be leaked to the press so the chances are that the story in the Guardian has truth in it. Coming close
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Rewarding hotel guests

Oct 21st, 2021 | By
hotel room

It would also tell the guest that you were going to share savings with them.

Trusting technology

Oct 13th, 2021 | By

The glitch on NHS Digital shows travellers must have a back-up.

Banning some domestic flights

Oct 11th, 2021 | By

Perhaps what we need is someone from a low cost airline running the trains and imposing their business ideas on the rail network.

Speedier airline refunds

Oct 6th, 2021 | By

Airlines concerned also agreed to only issue vouchers to passengers if and only if passengers asked for vouchers.

Preparing for a half-term break

Sep 30th, 2021 | By
Lake Geneva

Have completed you course of vaccines and whether it has been fourteen days since that completion?

World Tourism Day -2021

Sep 27th, 2021 | By

The importance of tourism and travel has come to the fore with people suddenly realising how important travel is to their well-being.

Ready to fly again

Sep 15th, 2021 | By

Britons make up one of the most confident peoples who are willing to fly again.

Did 300,000 break the rules?

Sep 13th, 2021 | By

What we should be happy about is that most people did followed them.

Proving there is pent-up demand

Sep 8th, 2021 | By

eDreams ODIGEO has hit upon a way of capturing customers, acquiring cash and has shown that there is a demand for travel.

Ever heard of Awaze?

Sep 6th, 2021 | By

It only goes to show that private equity companies recognise the value of the domestic holiday market even if the big tour operators don’t!

Can’t Border Force plan?

Sep 5th, 2021 | By

What is needed is for some real action about Border Force staffing

More bank holidays?

Sep 4th, 2021 | By

Call that day Family Day, Remembering Others Day or anything you like but a break in October would cheer us all up

Booster jabs for travel certainty?

Aug 29th, 2021 | By
iamge of case and perplexed

Deciding on where to holiday or travel twelve months from now has become harder with the publication of these two studies because travellers won’t know how the travel industry and governments will react.

What is a “city”?

Aug 28th, 2021 | By

Does a large geographic area lumped together form a single cultural entity in the eyes of many?

Changing flying habits

Aug 24th, 2021 | By

Is the answer flying closer to home, using another mode of transport, or limiting ourselves to fewer overseas breaks?

This summer is “encouraging”

Aug 19th, 2021 | By

Yes, TUI might be seeing encouraging signs. Just not many from Britons!

How long will jabs last?

Aug 18th, 2021 | By

It seems some countries aren’t confident about the efficacy lasting a year.

Doha is the best airport

Aug 16th, 2021 | By

Whatever reason, travellers should view the results for this year with a considerable grain of salt.

Why now?

Aug 9th, 2021 | By

What has suddenly caused the referral?

Which? – less than fair to travel

Aug 7th, 2021 | By

This blunder hasn’t helped its reputation in the travel industry