Travel tips & opinions

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The new law will ban travel until the end of June unless rescinded by the government before then.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

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.



Vaccination may not be the way

Feb 7th, 2021 | By
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Why this Australian attitude concerns me is that it might become the thinking in other countries.



Travel is to blame

Feb 5th, 2021 | By
empty deckchair

The BMJ has published the results of some research which seem to confirm that we are responsible for the spread of coronavirus.



Tourists to pay

Jan 25th, 2021 | By

I think travellers can expect to see increased costs as destinations try to work out ways to pay for what the pandemic has cost them.



Holiday search tips

Jan 24th, 2021 | By
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Unlike previous years, if you are searching for a holiday this year there are new things you need to take into account.



More on vaccinations

Jan 17th, 2021 | By

The suggestion by Qantas boss, Alan Joyce, that only those vaccinated will be able to fly on his airline touched a nerve with other airlines. Desperate to find any way to get us to get on planes again, there was criticism of this idea by people such as Michael O’Leary from Ryanair who wanted testing – like IATA and the WTTC – as the way forward. Now the Qantas suggestion has received backing from two of the best-known and innovative airline bosses. Both Tony Fernandes
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Over 50’s lead the holiday charge

Jan 15th, 2021 | By

Vaccinations seem to be stimulating confidence about travelling again.



Easter is probably a no-no

Jan 11th, 2021 | By

The boss of Heathrow said that he thought passenger numbers would increase through the summer and see higher numbers next Autumn.



Travel bookings slow

Jan 7th, 2021 | By

The industry seems to have decided that discounting will secure bookings. They are just hoping they don’t have to give refunds when the time comes!