Travel tips & opinions

The importance of double vaccination

Jul 27th, 2021 | By

It is as important to understand the rules of the country to which you are travelling as it us to abide by the rules of your home nation.



Going for day out

Jul 19th, 2021 | By

This time, the price of petrol is of little concern to curtailing days out and holidays. Which is something the tourist industry will cheer.



Avoiding congested beaches

Jul 8th, 2021 | By

For those leaving near the coast, this is something you can do to help your future visits to the beach. Get your local council to sign up



The USA and the A-Z vaccine

Jul 6th, 2021 | By

As well as pushing for a travel corridor, US travel organisations should also push for the Astra-Zenica vaccine to be authorised



Visitor management

Jul 5th, 2021 | By

Primarily these are tax raising or revenue raising ideas



The Astra-Zenica jabs

Jul 4th, 2021 | By

If manufactured in Europe, the Astra-Zenica vaccine has been authorised for use by the EU. Elsewhere -no



Travel abroad? Be fully vaccinated

Jul 3rd, 2021 | By

Regardless about what people might or might not feel about travel only if you have been fully vaccinated, that is becoming the way of the world.



No to Britons

Jun 29th, 2021 | By

It is making it difficult for holidaymakers to have any confidence in knowing where to travel



Will overseas travel survive?

Jun 24th, 2021 | By

Yesterday was a day when the industry was trying to point out to governments the desperate plight that the industry was in.



A Welsh tourism tax

Jun 23rd, 2021 | By
North wales landscape

For the next two years as the tourism industry recovers, anything which dampens domestic tourism should be avoided.



Overseas travel lights are dimming

Jun 12th, 2021 | By

This week there have been two decisions that suggest the travel industry is feeling less optimistic about the opening of international travel.



This is what honeymoons look like in 2021

Jun 11th, 2021 | By
Credit: Ksenia Zizina

Kaye Holland meets the couples making memories in the midst of a global pandemic



As Europe opens up, the UK mulls the future

Jun 9th, 2021 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

Nervousness is reflected in government thinking about what will it should do when it makes its announcement on 14th of June.



I got it wrong!

Jun 4th, 2021 | By

Portugal was downgraded to the amber list meaning those holidaying there now will have to self-isolate on their return.



Joining the green list

Jun 3rd, 2021 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

My guess at the moment is that overseas travel will be limited and fewer countries will be added to the green list than expected



The bold and the desperate

May 26th, 2021 | By

Sounding like the title of a spaghetti western, Simon Calder from the Independent used this phrase last week.



Passenger COVID-19 Charter

May 19th, 2021 | By

The government has published its Passenger COVID-19 Charter which gives guidance to the rights that passengers have



Using the NHS app

May 15th, 2021 | By

The next point to be faced by travellers is working out what restrictions have been applied by the governments of those places on incoming visitors.



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?