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4 Things You Have To Do When You’re In North Wales

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North Wales is home to some of the most gorgeously rugged scenery in the UK, and it’s well worth a visit. You might not...

The worst year for tourism in the Region

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Crisis. The engine room of the Valencian economy lost more than 11,000 million in 2020. It already considers that Holy Week is ruined,...

Ryanair Returns To Belfast City Airport After 11 Years

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Low-cost airline Ryanair will return to Belfast City Airport this summer after an absence of 11 years. It has launched eight routes for summer 2021 connecting Belfast to popular summer destinations in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Travellers can book flights to Malaga, Mallorca, Faro, Alicante, Barcelona, Ibiza, Milan, Bergamo and Valencia. The airline said: “The …

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WHY AMERICAN FAMILIES CHOOSE PRIVATE JETS

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Getting away for a family vacation is a tradition for many: almost 100 million Americans travel during holidays every year. Family vacations bring the...

Andalucía Introduces Covid-19 Insurance For Tourists

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Andalucía is to offer Covid-19 travel insurance to international visitors staying in regulated accommodation this year. The region, one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations among Brits, has introduced its International Travel Insurance for non-resident travellers, which will be in place until December 31, 2021. Cover includes medical, surgical and hospital expenses related to Covid, …

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British Airways Offers Covid-19 Tests For Just £33

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British Airways is offering discounted test kits from government-approved Covid-19 testing provider Qured, at an ‘exclusive’ price of £33. Qured will deliver rapid antigen tests to travellers, who can take the kits with them to be used anywhere in the world. Following a video consultation with a health advisor, results are available in 20 minutes. The health …

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Spain Considers Offering Restriction-Free Entry for Vaccinated Brits

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Spain’s government has unfolded its plans to create a “green corridor” for all citizens of the United Kingdom who have been vaccinated against the Coronavirus if the European Union fails to reach an agreement on vaccination documents. Spain’s Tourism Minister Fernando Valdés has confirmed that the country is seeking to reach a mutual agreement with …

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Travel To Resume Only ‘As Soon As Possible After May 17’

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The government insists it is “leading” the way on the restart of travel in Europe and dismissed a suggestion that its Global Travel Taskforce is “a talking shop”. But aviation minister Robert Courts confirmed travel will only resume “as soon as possible after” May 17. Courts told MPs: “I can’t give you a blow by …

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TUI Cancels All Holidays From UK

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Travel and tourism firm TUI has announced it is cancelling all holidays from the UK until mid-May amid ongoing coronavirus restriction across the country. The news comes as leaders of the devolved nations begin plans to lead the UK out of lockdown. Under current plans, 17 May is being targeted as the earliest possible date for foreign travel …

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Consumers ‘In Favour’ Of Flights Just For Vaccinated Passengers

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Most Brits (61%) are in favour of flights which only accept passengers who have been vaccinated, according to a new survey. The poll also found 74% of respondents felt it would be reasonable to be expected to wear a facemask on a plane, even after having had the vaccine. And 79% also say they are …

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WE’RE ALL GOING ON A SUMMER HOLIDAY – OR ARE WE?

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Quote: 'You can book a summer holiday now with confidence by booking a package holiday through an Abta member' Quote: 'It’s too early....

Spain Contemplates Bilateral Deals If EU Can´t Agree On Vaccine Certificates

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Spain will consider a “green corridor” for vaccinated British tourists if there is no EU agreement on vaccination passports, the country’s tourism minister has said, as the European commission prepared to table a proposal for leaders this month. Fernando Valdés said his government would seek to find agreement on a common system among the 27 member states …

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OVERSEAS TRIPS COULD RESUME IN MAY IF CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW

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Quote: 'Prospect of return of overseas flights will have given many people real hope for the summer ahead' By Andrew Atkinson There will be no...

TUI Boss In ‘No Doubt’ About Merits Of Vaccine Passports

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TUI is ‘preparing intensively’ for holidays to resume, with the European giant in talks with the key destinations of Greece, Spain and Cyprus. Chief Executive Fritz Joussen predicted customers will be able to travel this summer, and declared there was ‘no doubt’ a vaccination passport would ‘restore freedom to travel’. “Travelling in Europe will be …

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The Costa Blanca reopens to the British market.

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For the last 12 months, Benidorm, Britain’s mecca in the sunshine, has been totally devoid of travellers from the UK. Now, the British government...

Surge in holiday bookings following road map to end lockdown

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Airlines and travel firms are experiencing a surge in demand following Boris Johnson’s road map for how coronavirus restrictions will be eased. The Prime Minister said on Monday that a Government taskforce will produce a report by April 12 recommending how international trips can resume for people in England. Foreign holidays could be permitted from …

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UK PM to make important announcement concerning holidays

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ON A WING AND A PRAYER UK PM Boris Johnson to make important announcement concerning holidays By Andrew Atkinson UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is...

Don’t book flights until travel picture becomes clear, Which? warns

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Consumer watchdog Which? has warned travellers not to book flights until clarity emerges over international travel after revealing more than two million passengers lost money during Covid. The warning came amid research which found people were left out of pocket after missing flights that continued to operate during the pandemic. The watchdog said local Covid …

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Nicola Sturgeon says overseas holidays are unlikely this summer

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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scots are unlikely to be able to travel abroad this summer. She says they might not even be able to take domestic holidays this Easter. While school children will return to the classroom this month, there will be no wider relaxing of lockdown rules she says. In an update …

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Travel from the UK to Spain Update

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Spain has announced that the current travel restrictions on passenger travel by air and sea from the UK will be extended until 6pm (GMT+1) on 2 March 2021 (5pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. International transit through Spanish airports by passengers on …

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Grant Shapps deals MASSIVE double blow to travel

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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps urged radio listeners this morning not to book summer holidays, adding that they were ‘illegal’. Speaking on BBC Radio 4, he said: “Please don’t go ahead and book a holiday for something which at this stage is illegal.” Some listeners might have been confused by what he said and misled into …

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Easter holidays ‘written-off’ by Ximo Puig, President of the Generalitat

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Quote: 'National trips cannot recommence at Easter' - Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto By Andrew Atkinson Easter holidays have been 'written-off' due...

Jet2 boost for Alicante-Elche airport

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By Andrew Atkinson Following the announcement that Spain's tourism industry lost 20m tourists last year, due to the coronavirus outbreak, a good news boost has...

Pre-departure Covid tests to be mandatory in England from Friday

Mandatory Covid testing will be introduced for everyone arriving in England from 4am on Friday, the Government has confirmed today. All visitors and all residents travelling back to England will need proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than three days before departure. The Department for Transport (DfT) said the test must be …

Ryanair and British Airways continue to refuse refunds for customers who...

National lockdowns in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland make it illegal for anybody to undertake non-essential travel. Yet, British Airways and Ryanair continue to refuse to offer refunds for passengers who would have to break the law to take their flight. When asked the UK’s five biggest airlines if passengers in England, Scotland, Wales …

Arrivals to England – including Brits – will need to show...

Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train will have to take a test up …

Ryanair warns it may axe all UK flights from the end...

Ryanair may cut all flights from the UK and Ireland from the end of January as it blasted governments in both countries for their ‘draconian’ approach to Covid. The drastic warning came as the budget carrier said the new lockdowns will see January traffic fall to under 1.25 million passengers, and plummet further to 500,000 …

Travel to the Costa Blanca: Football Grounds to Visit During Your...

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Few countries share Spain’s level of footballing heritage. Internationally, Spain is the only team to have won three consecutive titles, twice winning the FIFA...

Lack of a coronavirus testing strategy in Scotland

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Quote: 'Airports and airlines in England making plans to safely restart international travel and get aviation industry moving again. We are at risk...

What Changes When Living Abroad?

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When you decide to live in a new country - be it a couple of years or a permanent move - your life changes....