Without a doubt, Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown have greatly influenced all spheres of our lives from education to entertainment. But, one industry that was influenced the most is traveling. In an attempt to stop the spreading of the deadly virus, most countries have locked their borders and announced strict lockdown terms. However, now, when we start recovering, traveling is ...

The European Union has announced plans for a visa which will see Britons charged approximately £6 (€7) to enter their holiday destination. The new requirement is expected to come into force from the end of 2022. Unlike some world visas, the ETIAS will be valid for “three years” and will allow holidaymakers to make “multiple entries” on bloc-wide trips. Since ...

ABTA will launch a replacement version of its Single Payment System to members later this year. The technology has been developed by Travel Ledger. The direct debit system allows fast online payments between travel agents and tour operators.  Transactions are consolidated by the payment scheme, so that each week only a single payment is made in or out of each ...

From today, double-jabbed travellers don’t have to quarantine when coming from the US or EU countries. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said: “I’m very pleased that today, because of the vaccine rollout, we are able to say to people coming back from anywhere in the EU, plus Switzerland and the US, that they don’t have to quarantine. “I understand people care ...

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has said he expects the destination to make a full recovery from the impact of Covid-19 by 2023. This is a year earlier than many analysts had anticipated at the outset of the crisis last spring. Speaking at a meeting of the Caribbean Alternative Investment Association (CARAIA), he said: “It is going to be ...

The Government announced that international cruise travel will be able to operate once more from August 2 as part of a new wave of measures aimed at reopening the travel industry. International cruises have been out of service for 16 months, making it one of the hardest-hit industries during the coronavirus pandemic. What are the cruise rules now? Announcing the ...

AITO has launched a highly critical attack on the UK government over what it claims are persistent failings to help the travel sector in the country. The trade body decried the lack of support or comprehension for the huge problems faced by 500,000 travel industry employees. AITO chairman, Chris Rowles, said these issues had the potential to hit to the ...

Two of Spain’s most popular Costa del Sol tourist resorts are now under new lockdown restrictions as a result of the high rate of coronavirus infections. A new nighttime curfew from 2am to 7am must be observed in Marbella and Estepona for at least a week from 2am yesterday. Despite the heightened police presence, officials reported at least 15 breaches ...

Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau, the new integrated resort by SJM Resorts in Cotai, has opened its doors. The first phase will see the destination welcoming guests to the flagship Grand Lisboa Palace Macau, the largest of its three hotel towers. There are also a variety of dining options, wellness facilities and event spaces. Inspired by the monumental European buildings ...

Travelling abroad comes with its own set of rules and restrictions which holidaymakers must abide by. This includes some very strict rules surrounding what items can and can not be taken onboard an aircraft. Following the alert, The Department for Transport issued a warning which read: “Passengers on some routes into and out of the UK may now also be ...

A programme to maximise the long-term economic impact made by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been unveiled. It is expected to attract up to an additional 39,000 visitors for the UK until 2027, with an estimated £12 million in visitor spend. The Business and Tourism Programme (BATP) will build on the profile created by the games to attract more ...

In recent weeks, British tourists in Spain, the Balearic and Canary Islands have spoken out about their hotel quarantine experiences having tested positive for COVID-19 while on holiday. In Spain, cases are rising which has sparked a number of new, tightened restrictions. As part of its battle against the virus, Spanish authorities are placing any tourist who catches coronavirus while ...

International Airlines Group has reported an operating loss of €967 million for the second quarter. The figure is an improvement on the loss of €2.2 billion seen in the same period last year. The reported operating loss for the half of 2021 was thus, €2 billion. The group – which owns Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia – said passenger ...

Restriction-free holidays in the Mediterranean seem unlikely this summer as Greece has just imposed stricter rules on its islands and Italy has extended its mandatory quarantine for all UK arrivals. Greece has decided to deploy extra police to its popular islands to ensure COVID-19 measures are followed. Almost 200 officers have been sent to the islands, four times the usual ...

  The landscape around Huổi Cang, Huổi Đáp cave. — Photo Facebook of Huổi Cang, Huổi Đáp scenic monument. By Lâm Giang Huổi Cang, Huổi Đáp caves in Pa Ham in Điện Biên Province have been likened to an artistic masterpiece with a variety of unique features including its topography, geology, geomorphology, climate, biology, ecology and environment. Pa Ham is a ...

Le Fez nightclub in Putney has spent the enforced months of closure developing and refurbishing what was already a premium space for culture connoisseurs. The warm and welcoming venue offers a luxurious and immersive garden themed lounge bar as well as an intimate club space. It is now an even more perfect place to spend lost afternoons with old friends ...

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