Category: Travel Miscellany

An end to US pre-departure testing for fully vaccinated travelers?

An end to US pre-departure testing for fully vaccinated travelers?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in partnership with Airlines for America (A4A) and 28 US and international aviation and travel and tourism stakeholder groups, urged the US government to remove the pre-departure testing requirement for fully vaccinated air travelers flying to the US. The vaccinated traveler population adds no additional risks to the domestic
New plant-based menus in British Airways lounges

New plant-based menus in British Airways lounges

As part of its commitment to create a more premium experience for its customers, British Airways is set to offer a range of improvements, both on the ground and in the air. The airline has worked with its expert catering providers to introduce new plant-based menus, including a burger. The new menus will initially roll
Unique coastal experiences in Nova Scotia

Unique coastal experiences in Nova Scotia

The gateway to Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia, is filled to the brim with stunning natural beauty, diverse cultures, rich heritage, and warm, friendly people. The province is home to some of the most authentic, exclusive and extraordinary coastal experiences in North America – here are some of our top picks! Tidal bore rafting If you’re
France, Greece and Portugal are the latest European countries to relax COVID-19 travel restrictions

France, Greece and Portugal are the latest European countries to relax COVID-19 travel restrictions

France, Greece and Portugal are the latest countries to have each updated their entry requirements for fully vaccinated travellers which will come as welcome news for many UK families wanting to go away for February half-term. Here’s what you need to know for each country: France France has revealed its plans to drop testing requirements
Top 20 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day (UK edition)

Top 20 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day (UK edition)

Can’t decide what to buy your partner for Valentine’s Day? Celebrate love’s infinite power and treat that special travel enthusiast in your life with one (or more!) of our 20 Valentine’s gift. Our selection consists of gifts for him that he’ll actually want to receive, regardless of where he travels to next. Click here for
Australia to re-open its borders to fully vaccinated tourists

Australia to re-open its borders to fully vaccinated tourists

Tourism Australia is excited to be welcoming back travellers to Australia, following today’s announcement that Australia is reopening its borders to quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated travellers from 21st February 2022. The announcement is part of Australia’s planned re-opening of international travel and builds on quarantine-free travel arrangements with Singapore, which came into effect on 21 November
Top 20 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day (UK edition)

Top 20 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day (UK edition)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s an opportunity to show your loved one just how much you care. And if she shappens to have a love of travel, this might just be the list for you as we have some great items that are perfect for use on the road, or for simply
Luxury travel trends for 2022

Luxury travel trends for 2022

Although the effects of COVID-19 are still rumbling along in 2022, travel restrictions are loosening, and travel-lust is finally seeing some rebound. Our research demonstrates that in 2022 luxury travellers are seeking greater sustainability, connection and desire to support the local communities, precisely those who have suffered the most from COVID. Discover the top trends
200th anniversary celebration for Key West in the Florida Keys

200th anniversary celebration for Key West in the Florida Keys

Key West in the Florida Keys is planning a range of activities throughout 2022 to highlight the 200th anniversary of the island’s first permanent settlement on 25 March 1822. On this date, U.S. Navy Lt. Matthew Perry planted the American flag on island soil when he arrived to physically claim the Florida Keys as U.S.
Embrace Scotland this Valentine's Day

Embrace Scotland this Valentine's Day

As 2022 continues to unfold one thing that’s for certain is the importance of connection. From those seeking to practise self-care and explorers looking to discover like-minded friends, to all the couples seeking a cosy getaway, Scotland is the perfect place to make connections that nourish the soul. Say yes to solo experiences Scotland is
Seattle Museum Month

Seattle Museum Month

Join Visit Seattle, more than 60 downtown hotels, and over 30 area museums for the highly anticipated return of the monthlong celebration of arts, heritage, and culture in the region. February is the month for substantial savings on Seattle’s iconic cultural offerings and downtown lodging experience. Whether you are traveling to Seattle or a resident
New ways to escape the everyday in England in 2022

New ways to escape the everyday in England in 2022

From a world-class year of sport and landmark Jubilee celebrations to a nationwide festival of creativity, new outdoor adventures and brand new family and cultural attractions; 2022 in England has all the ingredients for a holiday or break to remember. Here’s our (tip of the iceberg) round-up of England’s top new offerings for 2022. City
An exciting year of culture for Vienna

An exciting year of culture for Vienna

There’s a palpable sense of anticipation in the air here in Vienna right now as a whole host of new openings – and reopenings – over the next few months will add even more highlights to the capital’s museum scene. On top of that, a series of major exhibitions will complete what is set to
How soon will tourism reach pre-pandemic levels?

How soon will tourism reach pre-pandemic levels?

New research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the global Travel & Tourism sector’s contribution to the global economy could reach $8.6 trillion this year, just 6.4% behind pre-pandemic levels. In 2019, before the pandemic stopped travel in its tracks, the Travel & Tourism sector generated nearly $9.2 trillion to the
Tripadvisor reaches one billion reviews

Tripadvisor reaches one billion reviews

Tripadvisor has today announced that its community of travelers has enabled the company to reach a major and historic internet milestone: 1 billion reviews and opinions. Founded 22 years ago by current President and CEO Tom Palka, the site reached this incredible landmark only a few years after announcing it had reached half a billion reviews
Have a fear of flying?  Now you can chat with a pilot...

Have a fear of flying? Now you can chat with a pilot...

Many people who feel afraid of flying often feel alone. They feel like they are alone in their fear, while everyone else is enjoying the flight. This is obviously not true since it’s said that at least one third of people feel uncomfortable about flying, and 16% has a moderate to extreme fear of flying