EU’s vaccine passports offer a hope for holidays

Hopes of foreign summer holidays were given a boost last night after the European Union said its ‘vaccine passports’ scheme could be opened up to the UK. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced plans for a so-called ‘Digital Green Pass’ to kick-start travel. It could come into force as early as June and the … Read more

Low deposit holidays for the end of lockdown, from from New York breaks to villa stays in Spain

Get on a flexible road to freedom: The low-deposit summer holidays with rock-bottom prices you can change if things go wrong, from New York breaks to villa stays in Spain A £75 deposit secures a three-night New York break with flights in the autumn Pay £137pp now to reserve a stunning villa amidst the rolling hills … Read more

No foreign holidays before at least May 17, says Boris Johnson

Foreign travel for leisure and holidays will be banned until at least May 17, Boris Johnson revealed today. The Prime Minister’s diktat will cause more pain for holidaymakers as well as airlines and holiday companies who have lost billions and cut thousands of jobs since the start of the pandemic a year ago.  Mr Johnson’s … Read more

Demand for UK holidays ‘ten times higher than 2019’ and prices up by as much as 50%

It’s the great UK holiday scramble! Demand ‘ten times higher than 2019’ and prices up by as much as 50% as vaccinated older people lead the rush The most popular British destinations are reportedly already full for August   Simply Sea Views said Padstow, Cornwall, is already 99% booked for the season  Holidaymakers outbidding and ‘gazumping’ … Read more

Uber drivers win right to minimum wage and paid holidays

Uber drivers yesterday won the right to a minimum wage and paid holidays – sparking fears that the firm could pass on costs to passengers. In a landmark decision with far-reaching implications for the ‘gig economy’, the Supreme Court ruled the ride-hailing giant’s drivers should be classed as ‘workers’. Uber – which may have to pay … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine passports allowing people to go on foreign holidays are ‘feasible’, experts say

Covid vaccine passports allowing people to go on foreign holidays are ‘feasible’ but they cannot be introduced yet, experts claimed today.  Scientists said standards of vaccine passports already in operation around the world vary and need to be made universal for the certificates to be useful for international travel.  And the Royal Society academics warned more … Read more

Government ‘increasingly positive’ on return of summer holidays abroad

Are summer holidays back on? Government ‘increasingly positive’ that Brits WILL be able to have a foreign break this year amid hopes vaccine passport will make international travel ‘straightforward’ There is growing optimism in Whitehall that foreign summer breaks will return Sources said ministers ‘increasingly positive’ about summer holidays this year  Hoped vaccine passports will … Read more

Brits could enjoy quarantine-free holidays in Greece this summer as countries discuss jab passports 

Britons could enjoy quarantine-free holidays in Greece this summer as the two countries discuss vaccine passports.  Tourism minister Haris Theoharis said ‘technical discussions are underway’ to enable what Athens hopes will be a ‘semi-normal’ summer for its vital tourism industry. Nearly four million tourists normally visit Greece each year, with British visitors contributing more than … Read more

Summer holidays: You CAN still book one without losing out financially

This week’s statement by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps that ‘people shouldn’t be booking holidays right now’ has been slammed by the travel industry. And quite right too. Travel company bosses have roundly criticised him for failing to point out that package holidays — involving flights and accommodation booked together — are protected against cancellation by … Read more

Camping holidays: A British seaside getaway under canvas could be your best bet this summer

Wide open spaces, spectacular natural scenery and a chance to take a much-needed, proper break. A camping holiday is just the ticket, and mixed messages from the Government aside, we’re all hoping that we can get out and about this summer in Britain. Certainly, the confidence is there, with a boom in bookings. recorded … Read more