Emirates’ A380 first-class shower spa experience resumes – and the bar is open again too 

Well-heeled flyers can breathe a sigh of relief – they can have a shower again at 40,000ft in Emirates’ A380 first-class cabins. But the good news doesn’t end there – the lounge bar service is also resuming and from November 1 Emirates’ signature dining service restarts.  Emirates says that its celebrated A380 onboard lounge and … Read more Emirates’ A380 first-class shower spa experience resumes – and the bar is open again too 

Five afternoon teas with quirky themes, including a Charlie & the Chocolate Factory offering

When it comes to afternoon teas, the British are sticklers for convention. But not all the time, as we show here, with a mouthwatering selection of themed offerings including a Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at London‘s One Aldwych hotel and a science tea at The Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington that includes jams … Read more Five afternoon teas with quirky themes, including a Charlie & the Chocolate Factory offering

How to navigate the new rules for travel in the coronavirus era

Passport, ticket… Covid-19 negative test result: How to navigate the new rules for travel in the coronavirus era Check to see if you need proof that you’re free of Covid-19 before travelling  Free NHS tests are for those with Covid symptoms, not people going on holiday Some countries allow you to avoid pre-flight tests by … Read more How to navigate the new rules for travel in the coronavirus era

Will any ski slopes open? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus-related traveller queries

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. This week his advice is directed at issues around ski holidays, Covid-testing for international travel and flight refunds.  Q. Is there anywhere you would recommend for a ski holiday this year? Or do you think I should give up on the idea given the … Read more Will any ski slopes open? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus-related traveller queries

Will any slopes open? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus-related traveller queries

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. This week his advice is directed at issues around ski holidays, Covid-testing for international travel and flight refunds.  Q. Is there anywhere you would recommend for a ski holiday this year? Or do you think I should give up on the idea given the … Read more Will any slopes open? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus-related traveller queries

Covid study: Risk of coronavirus exposure on commercial United aircraft ‘virtually non-existent’

Risk of coronavirus exposure on commercial aircraft ‘virtually non-existent’ – even if they’re FULL – according to a Department of Defense study carried out on United planes It’s claimed the study is the ‘most comprehensive on cabin airflow done to date’  Tests were conducted over 38 hours of flight time and 45 hours on the … Read more Covid study: Risk of coronavirus exposure on commercial United aircraft ‘virtually non-existent’

Which? survey shows smaller providers outperform big brands when it comes to holiday cottages

Smaller companies outshine big name brands for self-catered UK holidays in Which?’s first-ever survey of UK holiday cottage providers. As demand for self-catering accommodation in the UK continues to boom as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the consumer champion says its research found a number of major brands with tens of thousands of properties … Read more Which? survey shows smaller providers outperform big brands when it comes to holiday cottages

Covid-19: Worldwide airport passenger numbers plummeted 58% in the first half of 2020, says report

The dramatic impact of coronavirus on worldwide aviation highlighted in shock new report that reveals passenger numbers plummeted by 58 per cent in the first half of 2020 Data was released by Airports Council International in its airport traffic report  In the first half of 2020, overall aircraft movements globally fell by 41.6 per cent Atlanta, … Read more Covid-19: Worldwide airport passenger numbers plummeted 58% in the first half of 2020, says report

Portugal: The nail-biting new see-through ‘516 Arouca’ footbridge that hangs 575ft above a river

Would YOU dare cross it? The nail-biting new see-through footbridge in Portugal that hangs 575ft above a river The new 516 Arouca bridge, located an hour’s drive from Porto in Portugal, is set to open later this month  The bridge’s walkway is 516 metres (1,692ft) long and made from a see-through ‘open grid’ metal mesh  Its … Read more Portugal: The nail-biting new see-through ‘516 Arouca’ footbridge that hangs 575ft above a river

Will South Africa be safe? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus-related traveller queries

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions.  This week his advice is directed at issues around visiting South Africa, travel insurance for UK holidays and Covid restrictions on camping.  Q. I hold a UK passport, live in Spain and visit South Africa each year for three months. In the past I … Read more Will South Africa be safe? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus-related traveller queries

Trailfinders has been named as the UK’s best holiday provider 2020 in the Which? Awards

Trailfinders is named the UK’s best overall holiday provider by Which? after ‘a stellar response to customers impacted by the fallout from Covid-19’ Which? chief executive said the awards ‘help people make smarter choices’   Trailfinders came top in Which?’s Package Holiday Provider Rankings in July The full list of Which? Award winners was announced on … Read more Trailfinders has been named as the UK’s best holiday provider 2020 in the Which? Awards

Ryanair is RIGHT: Travel expert Rob Burgess on why the carrier’s Covid rebooking policy is sensible

A travel expert has come to the defence of Ryanair, saying that some airlines may come to regret not matching its not-so-generous pandemic fee-waiving policies. Millions of passengers have seen their holiday plans collapse as a result of the government closing travel corridors to fight the pandemic – and in response, airlines have introduced policies … Read more Ryanair is RIGHT: Travel expert Rob Burgess on why the carrier’s Covid rebooking policy is sensible

Am I being taken for a ride? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus travel issues

Am I being taken for a ride? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus travel issues, which this week includes booking issues for a theme park pass holder By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 12:13 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 12:13 BST, 3 October 2020 The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. This … Read more Am I being taken for a ride? The Holiday Guru solves coronavirus travel issues