Travel news taken from the Internet and trade papers in order to help future  travelers with the latest information on all aspects of travel.

  • Hope for holidaymakers as France could be taken off amber-plus list

    France could soon return to the standard amber list, raising hopes for vaccinated travellers to enjoy holidays without self-isolating on return. France was recently put on the amber plus’ list meaning even vaccinated travellers were forced to isolate on their return but that could be...
  • Spain flight bookings surge

    There has been a 400% surge in flight bookings to Spain since amber list isolating rules were eased for vaccinated holidaymakers. Iago Negueruela, spokesperson for the Balearics’ regional government, said a ‘glance at the streets’ proves ‘there is a tourism season’ with resorts filling up....
  • Malta – latest Covid Entry Requirements Clarified

    Standards for quarantine of unvaccinated travellers entering the Maltese Islands The following standards are issued under the Public Health Act Chapter 465 of the Laws of Malta and require strict adherence. Failure to adhere to these standards will result in enforcement procedures as provided by...
  • Canary Islands plans to impose curfew

    Expecting a flood of young holidaymakers this summer, the Canary Islands want to reintroduce night curfews to avoid large crowds of young unvaccinated revellers. Covid-19 cases have been surging across Spain since last month. The Canaries’ regional government have proposed a nightly 12.30am to 6am...
  • Surge in demand for amber list holidays

    Bookings to amber list destinations have soared following the government’s announcement that fully vaccinated passengers need not quarantine upon their return. Skyscanner said website traffic for amber destinations increased 53% just minutes after the announcement while Thomas Cook said web traffic doubled and searches specifically...
  • EasyJet teams up with Boots to offer more Covid test options

    EasyJet has joined forces with Boots to make it easier for people to book their pre and post-travel Covid-19 tests. The new partnership allows customers to book or order the necessary Covid-19 travel testing services via easyJet.com. Following the restart of international leisure travel, easyJet...
  • UK nears agreement with EU on vaccine passports

    A deal on mutual Covid passport recognition between the UK and the EU is nearing completion, increasing the prospect of a relatively ‘normal’ summer for travel, at least for vaccinated Britons. It emerged that talks are well advanced on recognising the NHS app as a...
  • Foreign travel from Ireland set to resume in July

    Ireland’s Transport Minister Eamon Ryan says the country will implement the EU vaccine certificate this summer as the government is set to allow foreign holidays from 19 July. Speaking on RTE Radio One, Ryan said the vaccine passport system could be implemented around the same...
  • WTTC: UK risks becoming isolated

    The UK risks becoming isolated if it continues to keep borders closed to meaningful international outbound travel, the World Travel & Tourism Council says. The WTTC warned forward bookings for international flights are lagging far behind the increased capacity generated by extra flights scheduled. Airlines...
  • Sales open for the new high tec MSC World Europa

    MSC Cruises’ has opened sales for its newest vessel MSC World Europa, which it says is the most innovative and environmentally advanced yet. It becomes the first of a new MSC World Class of ships for MSC and will, be ‘unlike anything else at sea...
  • TUI sells RIU Hotels stake

    TUI is strengthening its long-standing partnership with RUI  as it transitions away from property ownership to more hotel management As part of this focus, the Riu family is taking over TUI’s minority share in a previously jointly held real estate portfolio of 19 existing properties...
  • Governments back International Code for the Protection of Tourists

    More than 100 countries, as well as international organizations and business groups have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations. The Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists has agreed on the text...
  • UK’s new Global Health Insurance Card

    A new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will gradually replace existing European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) the Government has announced. Under Britain’s new agreement with the EU, UK residents’ rights to emergency and medically necessary healthcare will continue when travelling in the EU. This includes...