Posts Tagged ‘ Foreign and Commonwealth Office ’

Does DCMS do anything for tourism?

Aug 23rd, 2020 | By

The time has come to create a tourism and travel department which incudes the travel advisory service and passport departments from the FCO and the Home Office.

So much for air bridges

Jul 2nd, 2020 | By

No wonder the travel industry and us holiday makers don’t know if we are coming or going.

When will we travel again?

Apr 6th, 2020 | By

The new advice is that any travel is advised against for an indeterminate time.

A holiday in China?

Jan 27th, 2020 | By

Overnight came the news that the FCO had recommended that only essential travel to mainland China take place.

Opening up Iran?

Jan 4th, 2020 | By

Part of the world has become a little less inviting for tourists but then, wasn’t it ever so?

Back to Sharm

Oct 23rd, 2019 | By
map of the Sinai

The Egyptian tourism minister, Rania A Al Mashat tweeted “Welcome back to Sharm el Sheikh. Our Friends…You’ve been missed.”

Re-opening Sri Lanka

Jun 14th, 2019 | By

The lifting of the ban on travelling to Sri Lanka has come within months of the terrorist incident.

Tunisia is open for British visitors

Jul 26th, 2017 | By
tunisian stand at Manchester Destinations show

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office lifted the ban on travel to most parts of Tunisia this afternoon.

Visiting Tunisia

May 2nd, 2016 | By

Travelling to Tunisia all hinges on whether you have insurance and that depends on what our government says. Unless you do as you will like Matt Wallace and the other Brits who played in the Open.

Preparing for the return of the Brits

Apr 29th, 2016 | By

I talked to a hotel management company, Concorde who operate two hotels, one in Hammamet and one in Port El Kantaoui near Sousse about how they were adapting to the heightened safety demands.

Do you use the Foreign Office travel advice service?

Apr 4th, 2016 | By

The UK government is considering changes to how it offers its travel advisory service. And it would like your thoughts on what if any changes might be made.

Is holiday risk underestimated?

Aug 23rd, 2015 | By

Last week HolidayTravelWatch, a website that acts as a conduit for holiday complaints, announced that there was “a general failure by the travel industry to offer a clear picture… to provide full information about a given destination.”

Ministers and Foreign Office advice

May 16th, 2014 | By

This morning our television screens have carried stories about Tui (Thomson and First Choice) bringing home its customers who have been holidaying in Kenya.

What’s hot: September 2013

Sep 1st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, it’s good news for Norway and nudists – if not all inclusive holidays

Should we go to the Red Sea resorts?

Aug 16th, 2013 | By

The decision, this afternoon, by TUI and Thomas Cook to stop sending German holidaymakers to Egypt on holiday seems a little one-sided. If it was unsafe for German holidaymakers to go there doesn’t the same apply to British and Irish holidaymakers?

What’s hot: October 2012

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month business class passengers, Barcelona FC and boozy Brits are all generating media inches