Ministers consider free tests for holidaymakers before UK return

British holidaymakers could be given free NHS lateral flow devices before they travel abroad – to be used for testing before they return to the UK.The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has described the plan as “a Covid version of bring your own bottle when you go on holiday”.At present all overseas holidays are illegal. But the UK government…

The destinations offering free Covid jabs to tourists

As international travel gets a tentative restart date of 17 May, many sun-starved Britons are beginning to turn their thoughts to a summer holiday. Travel will be permitted on a “traffic light” basis, the UK has government has announced, with countries assigned either green, amber or red, depending on the level of risk.The list will be revealed…

Why a scenic narrowboat break can also be a daredevil adventure

I call out from our narrowboat to a man on a mobility scooter who is overtaking us on the towpath: “Is that the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct ahead?”“Yes, don’t worry,” he replies. “There’s a pub on the other side!”As I edge on to the magnificent bridge, barely wider than our boat with no barrier to my left, I look down over the 126ft (38m)…

Forget far-flung holidays – this summer, all I want to do is go home to Mum

t’s been more than 13 months since I’ve seen my mum (or to use her proper name, mammy). It’s the longest I’ve ever gone without seeing her. We have been separated before – there was that year in Australia when I was 19, then six months in South America in my mid-twenties, which I’m sure felt long for her, but flew by for me as I was so busy…

Auckland airport Covid case not linked to travel bubble

A case of Covid-19 contracted at Auckland airport in New Zealand has been linked to a passenger traveling from Ethiopia, rather than the newly instated trans-Tasman travel bubble.A cleaner who deals with planes from high-risk countries at the airport tested positive for the virus.It was then traced to a traveller from Ethiopia who is currently in…

Prince Harry has returned home to…

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Wine And Wanderlust: Four Must-See Wineries In Montalcino, Italy

© Shelby Knick ImageryAs the world reawakens and travel calls, wine lovers can set sights on no better destination than a region of Italy steeped in traditions that have been honed and crafted in alignment with present-day innovations. Naturally protected atop a stunning hill surrounded by dense forest, Montalcino is one of the richest agricultural…

ATM 2021: Speakers unveiled for Global Stage

Prominent tourism figures will be participating in-person at the opening session of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Global Stage 2021 on May 16th. Under the banner ‘Tourism for a brighter future,’ the show will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).The line-up includes speakers such as: Helal Saeed Al Marri, director general of the…

Beverly Hilton, The Sequel—If These Pillows Could Talk

For over 65 years, the Beverly Hilton Hotel has served as the venue for some of the most prestigious … [+] ceremonies and events in Hollywood, including 42-consecutive Golden Globe Awards Shows. Ted SunAs Hollywood facelifts go, the iconic Beverly Hilton remains recognizable but is a sexier version of her old self. That was the aim—and outcome—of…

With Below Market Rates, Universal Studios’ Newest Hotel Offers “Luxury Value”

Universal Orlando Resort’s newest hotel, Endless Summer Dockside Courtesy of Universal OrlandoIf 2021 theme park attendance has proven anything, it’s that guests with the means to do so will continue to pay top dollar, even without the perks that top dollar has afforded in the past. Walt Disney World continues to scale back its amenities, like…

Wonder of the Seas to debut in China

Royal Caribbean has announced that Wonder of the Seas, the next Oasis Class vessel, will set sail from Shanghai and Hong Kong in 2022.The ship will offer four- and nine-night trips through the Far East to the best of Japan and more. Currently under construction in Saint-Nazaire, France, Wonder will be the largest cruise ship in the world on debut…

Viva Cruises to welcome two new ships next summer

Viva Cruises will welcome two brand new ships to its fleet in 2022.At the same time, two further vessels will be given a fresh new look and will be sailing exclusively for the river cruise specialist next year. With these additions, Viva Cruises will be running a total of 238 departures across seven ships for the 2022 season. Viva Cruises’ first…

Nakheel leads Palm Jumeirah environmental clean-up

Palm Jumeirah residents have taken part in an environmental awareness event.They joined Nakheel in its latest community clean-up in partnership with Dubai Municipality, neighbourhood social network Hayi and environmental management company Bee’ah.The initiative, part of an ongoing programme of interactive, educational events across all its communities…

MSC Cruises to offer Saudi sailings this winter

Cruise Saudi has signed a deal with MSC Cruises which will see the launch of Red Sea cruises this winter.Fawaz Farooqui, managing director of Cruise Saudi, and Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, signed a framework agreement in the Saudi capital city Riyadh to mark the beginning of the new partnership.Cruise Saudi is a 100 per cent…

6 Tours Not-To-Miss in Germany

Known for its art, culture, history, traditions and contemporary lifestyle there is always so much to do in Germany. Right from shopping tours to city tours, the country has plenty on its plate to attract travellers from all across the globe. Whether your style is more laidback, exploring museums or you like to be on the go, here are 6 tours that can…

Victorian returning from New Zealand urged to monitor for coronavirus symptoms

Victorians returning home from New Zealand are being urged to monitor for coronavirus symptoms and “get tested immediately” following an Auckland Airport worker who contracted the virus.The Department of Health on Wednesday advised: “Anyone who has travelled to Victoria from Auckland since April 17 to monitor for symptoms and isolate and get…

Find out which countries are welcoming international tourists back

Editor’s Note — CNN Travel will be updating this article periodically. We advise that before making any international travel plans, travelers thoroughly consult country-specific travel advisories from their own country and of any country they wish to travel to. (CNN) — There have been more than 142 million Covid-19 cases worldwide and vaccination…

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