Domestic cruises to begin on 17 May, says minister

Cruise lines will be able to restart domestic voyages on 17 May, a group of MPs have been assured.The maritime minister, Robert Courts, appeared at a virtual meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Maritime and Group (APPMPG). He told MPs that the government is working with the home nations to get UK-wide domestic cruising up and running. Meanwhile,…

Tamil Nadu Issues Fresh Guidelines for Travellers

As the coronavirus cases spurge in Tamil Nadu, the Health and Welfare Department of the state issues new guidelines for those traveling to Tamil Nadu.And E-Pass has now been made compulsory for everyone, except those travelling from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry and Karnataka.For international passengers travelling from South Africa, United…

Is it safe to book a holiday for 2021? UK travel advice and guidelines

Exceptions include travelling for work when it is absolutely necessary to do so, travelling home from a job abroad or for those who are moving to a different country i.e for work purposes or if they’re an international student.Medical appointments and caring obligations will also permit you to travel, although every country has its own guidelines…

These British farms offer the perfect escape to the country

We’ve been cooped up for so long that the chance to go free-range in Britain once lockdown eases will make this spring really special.With the big outdoors beckoning at last, it’s no surprise that bookings for farm stays are soaring. And while there are plenty of places that offer rustic simplicity by the acre, there are others that give both the…

Breaking Travel News interview: Stacey Liburd, director of tourism, Anguilla Tourist Board

The Caribbean island of Anguilla is looking ahead to the summer with renewed optimism after carefully managing the response to the Covid-19 crisis to offer a super-safe destination for sunseekers post-pandemic. A growing number of residents are being vaccinated against the virus, while strict protocols are in place to ensure any cases are quickly caught…

Florida fares war on 17 May as Virgin Atlantic launches Orlando flights

Ten weeks from today, both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic plan to return to America’s theme-park capital – with three or more daily London-Orlando flights between them.Fares have fallen to below £400 return as the two airlines compete for holidaymakers hopeful that travel restrictions will be eased.Even though all international travel…

Flights: Latest updates from TUI, BA, easyJet, Ryanair and Jet2 as holiday bookings surge

Flights have been axed in droves throughout the pandemic. It can be hard to keep up as airlines adopt different stances to cancelling flights after it was announced international travel would not be permitted until May 17 at the earliest. This is is what you need to know about major operators TUI, British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair and Jet2.”All TUI…

What is the Declaration to Travel form and how do I download one?

Anyone hoping to travel abroad from England now requires what amounts to an exit permit. Outbound passengers must complete a “Declaration to Travel” and have it ready at the airport, ferry port or international rail station.What has happened?At present all holidays – at home or overseas – are illegal under the “stay-at-home” rule…

easyJet launches initiative to inspire female pilots

easyJet has launched a virtual pilot school visits programme as part of its Amy Johnson Initiative to encourage more girls to become an airline pilot.Teachers, schools and parents can request a virtual visit from an easyJet pilot, who will join classrooms and assemblies via video link, providing young people across the UK with the opportunity to find…

Virgin Atlantic honours two iconic women

Virgin Atlantic is celebrating two iconic women this International Women’s day, by naming two of its state-of-the-art planes in their honour. ‘Lady Emmeline’ will pay homage to the founder of the Suffragette movement and women’s rights activist, Emmeline Pankhurst.  As the leader of the WSPU, Pankhurst’s political campaigning was instrumental…

Greece holidays: Britons welcomed to ‘book flights’ in positive sign from tourism minster

Greece’s tourism minister Harry Theoharis has shown positivity British holidaymakers will be welcomed back in time for the summer. In fact, he is so confident the minister encouraged Britons to “book holidays” now.Meanwhile, the UK is already steaming ahead with its vaccination effort.In the week ending February 28 an additional 2,249,002 people…

Sunday drives: Designer and TV host Patrick Grant shares his favourite driving routes

Working with BMW, Patrick Grant has shared six of his favourite drives across the British Isles, perfect for a Sunday afternoon.Patrick said: “Over the past year we’ve learnt to slow down and appreciate the smaller things. We’re lucky in this country that most people live thirty minutes from somewhere spectacularly beautiful that makes our soul…

British Airways Prepares to Restart Travel with Testing Kits in Place

British Airways plans to restart foreign travel soon. Currently, travel in the UK is banned apart from essential services but the airline is hoping it to take off again from May.Many sectors in the UK have incurred severe losses due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns and restrictions, and the government is planning to reopen travelling cross…

Spain and Portugal holidays could go ahead from May but with strict Covid conditions

Spain and Portugal are both popular holiday destinations for Britons, attracting an average of 18 million and three million UK visitors yearly. Currently, travel to both nations is off the cards amid national lockdown restrictions.However, this could change as soon as May according to officials.The Spanish government has suggested Britons could be…

Travel companies are adding a host of optional extras to post-lockdown getaways

Every week our Holiday Hero Neil Simpson takes an in-depth look at a brilliant holiday idea, doing all the legwork so you don’t have to. This week: Adding your own touches to a package holiday…Travel companies are going all out to lure back their customers this summer, adding a host of optional extras to post-lockdown getaways.Many will also create…

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Explore glorious Venice with TV’s Kevin McCloud

Venice is a city like no other. Beautiful, romantic and formed of 118 islands linked with spectacular bridges and canals, its ornate palaces and piazzas have to be seen to be believed. On this exclusive cruise of the islands in the Venetian lagoon, you’ll get to see the City of Water in the company of designer and TV presenter Kevin McCloud.You’ll…

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