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Oil falls from multi-year highs on firmer dollar, hike in UK COVID cases | Reuters

Oil falls from multi-year highs on firmer dollar, hike in UK COVID cases | Reuters Crude oil prices fell nearly 2% from their highest level in years on Thursday as the dollar strengthened after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it might raise interest rates as soon as 2023.Oil demand worries resurfaced after new coronavirus cases jumped in Britain, while supply concerns over the return of Iranian barrels also weighed on the market.Traders, however, said Friday'spresidential elections in Iran c...
Tags: Travel, UK, Washington, Iran, Britain, Tehran, Reuters, Reuters Crude, U S Federal Reserve, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Call out for UK and European Hospitality Industry as Nominations Open For HSMAI Region Europe’s Board Elections - deadline: 7 July

The nominations to join the HSMAI Region Europe Board of Directors are open until 7 July, 2021. The 19 board members will be made up of senior management, marketers and academics working in the UK and European hospitality industry. Candidates are invited to submit nominations by return of this form to email: [email protected]
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, European Hospitality Industry, HSMAI Region Europe Board


Where is everyone? Covid and Brexit empty the Normandy seaside

The resort of Saint-Valery on the Bay of the Somme normally sees thousands of British and Belgian visitors, but this year its restaurants and hotels are half-emptyWith the approach of the summer holidays, the two French seaside towns of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and Le Crotoy would normally be gearing up for the annual wave of tourists from neighbouring Belgium and, above all, from the UK.The resorts sit opposite each other across the majestic Bay of the Somme, a wetland of shifting sands and tides...
Tags: Travel, UK, France, Normandy, Paris, Belgium, Brexit, Summer Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Valery, Normandy holidays, Le Crotoy


Where is everyone? Covid and Brexit empty France’s north coast resorts

The resort of Saint-Valery on the Bay of the Somme normally sees thousands of British and Belgian visitors, but this year its restaurants and hotels are half-emptyWith the approach of the summer holidays, the two French seaside towns of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and Le Crotoy would normally be gearing up for the annual wave of tourists from neighbouring Belgium and, above all, from the UK.The resorts sit opposite each other across the majestic Bay of the Somme, a wetland of shifting sands and tides...
Tags: Travel, UK, France, Paris, Belgium, Brexit, Summer Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Valery, Le Crotoy


Double-jabbed UK tourists could skip amber-list quarantine under proposals

Ministers looking at loosening travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers returning to EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish travellers who have had two Covid vaccines could be allowed quarantine-free entry into England under plans being considered by ministers, the Guardian understands.As the government grapples with allowing more trips abroad while trying to prevent the importation of new variants, changes are being considered to the traffic light ...
Tags: Travel, Health, UK, England, Society, Guardian, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


UK excluded again from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US added

British tourists face continued restrictions as bloc opens up to other vaccinated travellersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish tourists face continued restrictions on travelling to the EU this summer even as the bloc opens up to others, including residents of the United States.Eight countries are to be added to a list of countries from where the EU says non-essential travel is safe, but the UK has not been included. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, United States, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


UK again excluded from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US added

British tourists face continued restrictions as bloc opens up to other vaccinated travellersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish tourists face continued restrictions on travelling to the EU this summer even as the bloc opens up to others, including residents of the United States.Eight countries are to be added to a list of countries from where the EU says non-essential travel is safe, but the UK has not been included. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, United States, Coronavirus


Post-Brexit Expedited Work Permit Processing for U.K. Nationals

  U.K. nationals are now able to apply for   expedited work permits   to work in Canada. The post-Brexit trade agreement between Canada and the U.K. came into effect on  April 1, 2021. U.K. nationals who were previously covered under  CETA  are now eligible for work permits under CUKTCA, which stands for the  Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement . These work permit programs allow for expedited processing because  they do not require a  Labour Market Impact Assessment  (LMIA). ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Canada, Ceta, Andy Rodriguez, Canada UK Trade Continuity, Business Visitors Investors Contractors


WTTC Responds To UK/U.S. Taskforce Which Aims Reopen Transatlantic Corridor

Virginia Messina, Senior Vice President and Acting CEO, WTTC said: " Whilst we welcome the news of a taskforce aimed at safely reopening travel between the UK and the US, unless we have a clear timeline and unlock transatlantic travel by 4 July at the latest, we will continue to see jobs lost and businesses go under.
Tags: Travel, UK, US, Wttc, Virginia messina


U.S. Passports: Applications and Renewals

U.S. Passports: Applications and Renewals U.S. Passport Applications and Renewals are taking longer than normal. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of State, normal processing times have crept up to 10-12 weeks.  And even expedited processing times have grown to 4-6 weeks. Please, if you have an upcoming international trip, pull out your passport and check: The expiration date on your passport The number of blank pages you have in your passport. We have received several panicked phone ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, UK, Featured, Canada, Medicare, Europe Travel, Travel News, Travelers, U S Department of State, U S State Department, U S Centers for Disease Control CDC, United States Check, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, World Health Organization WHO Money Matters


American Airlines could pay $1 billion for up to 250 eVTOLs to fly travelers over congested cities and highway traffic

A rendering of Vertical Aerospace's eVTOL. American Airlines and Vertical Aerospace American Airlines said it'd invest in Vertical Aerospace and agree to preorder its eVTOL aircraft. Vertical Aerospace's VA-X4 is designed to fly up to four passengers distances of over 100 miles. Experts expect more airlines to invest in eVTOL aircraft as firms develop them. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is making an investment in the future of aviation, anno...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Aircraft, Delta, Va, Airlines, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, Fort Worth Texas


American Airlines wants to fly travelers over congested cities and highway traffic with a $1 billion pre-order for up to 250 eVTOLs

A rendering of Vertical Aerospace's eVTOL. American Airlines and Vertical Aerospace American Airlines will invest $25 million in Vertical Aerospace for up to 250 electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft. Vertical Aerospace's VA-X4 is slated to fly up to four passengers distances of more than 100 miles. More airlines are expected to invest in eVTOLs as more firms develop the new type of aircraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is making an inve...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, News, Planes, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Aircraft, Delta, Airlines, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, Fort Worth Texas, Los Angeles International Airport


In 1953 a scientist predicted a man titled 'Elon' would lead humans to Mars and crown himself 'Martian Emperor'

In Grünheide near Berlin, a maximum of 500,000 vehicles per year are to roll off the assembly line starting in July 2021. Getty Images / picture alliance / Contributor In October 2020, Elon Musk announced that in 2024, humans would set foot on Mars. A book published in 1953 tells of how a leader titled "Elon" would lead humans to the planet. The book was by Wernher Von Braun, a German-American astronautical engineer and space architect. See more stories on Insider's business page. In O...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Berlin, International, Trends, Earth, Innovation, Mars, Parliament, Musk, Nordic, Elon


Expat Guide to Moving to Dubai from UK

Dubai is an attractive relocation spot for British citizens. Every year, hundreds of British expats move to Dubai from UK for better prospects and financial gains. With over 200,000 new resident arrivals each year, Dubai continues to attract more expatriates. Affordable accommodations, high salaries, employee-friendly taxes are only some of the reasons why more people […] The post Expat Guide to Moving to Dubai from UK appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
Tags: Travel, UK, Insurance, Healthcare, Dubai, Work Permit, British Expats, Relocation, Living in Dubai, Residency Visa, Daily Dubai


The hotel Biden and G7 leaders are meeting in is the worst in the area, TripAdvisor said. Recent building work has enraged guests and environmentalists.

The beach in front of the five-star Carbis Bay Hotel which is set to be the main venue for the upcoming G7 summit. Carbis Bay/Getty Images Tripadvisor reviewers are unhappy with the hotel that G7 leaders are using for their summit. They complained about building work, which has been controversial locally. A leading hotel reviewer questioned the choice, saying it would likely never be included in his guide. See more stories on Insider's business page. The five-star hotel hosting the me...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Britain, News UK, Cornwall, Boris Johnson, Raphael, St Ives, Tripadvisor, Biden, G7, Hospitality


Abandon Failed And Damaging Traffic Light System To Save The UK Travel & Tourism Sector

Consumer and business confidence in the disruptive and costly traffic light system has all but evaporatedWTTC calls for all fully vaccinated Brits and those with proof of a negative test to be able to travel freelyUK is losing its competitiveness against other European destinations, increasing the UK’s isolation
Tags: Travel, UK, UK Travel amp


NMC's non-core asset sale plan still on despite creditors taking control | Reuters

NMC's non-core asset sale plan still on despite creditors taking control | Reuters Hospital operator NMC will proceed with the sale of non-core international assets despite the planned transfer of the company’s business to creditors following a restructuring exercise, its joint administrators said.The statement came after joint administrators from Alvarez & Marsal said earlier this week it will shortly launch the formal voting process to complete the financial restructuring of the NMC business...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Reuters, Richard Fleming, NMC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Alvarez Marsal, NMC Health, Eugin Group


WTTC Calls On Boris Johnson And The G7 Leaders To Recover Millions Of Jobs By Urgently Restarting International Travel

WTTC says international travel will be critical to achieve global economic recoveryTravel & Tourism accounts for more than 5% of the economy and over 9% of the workforce of G7 countriesOpen letter to UK premiere says urgent and coordinated action will be needed to save the millions of jobs and livelihoods that depend on this secto
Tags: Travel, UK, Boris Johnson, Wttc, Urgently Restarting International Travel


STAA Welcomes Airbnb Joining Debate On The Future Of UK Short-Term Lets And Holiday Rentals

Merilee Karr, Chair of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) and CEO of UnderTheDoormat, said, “We welcome Airbnb’s work on future approaches around short-term and holiday rentals and the opportunity for further discussion and engagement on industry registration with any relevant stakeholders.
Tags: Travel, UK, Airbnb, STAA, Merilee Karr, UK Short Term Accommodation Association STAA, UnderTheDoormat


Walmart is quietly plotting to expand its virtual medical services

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:Walmart Health's medical provider has quietly filed to operate in 16 more states;We just got more evidence both vaccine doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 shot may be needed to protect against variants;Your guide to traveling safely this summer.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... A Wa...
Tags: Travel, UK, India, US, Trends, Walmart, Healthcare, Helix, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Fauci, Archie, Newsletters, MEGHAN MARKLE, Pete Bannan


Big Oil’s political clout wanes as governments embrace green energy | Financial Times

Big Oil’s political clout wanes as governments embrace green energy | Financial Times The handshake between then UK prime minister Tony Blair and Muammer Gaddafi in the desert in 2007 was not just the moment the Libyan leader cemented ties with an old foe. It was also a stark symbol of the role “Big Oil” played in foreign policy.  BP sealed a significant exploration deal on the same trip, which capped its efforts to nudge the UK government to re-establish ties with the late North A...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Obama, Russia, US, Joe Biden, Middle East, Tony Blair, Bp, Financial Times, Big Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nordstream, Muammer Gaddafi, Greg Priddy


#Dubai Reit faces fight ahead of Islamic bond restructuring vote | Financial Times

Dubai Reit faces fight ahead of Islamic bond restructuring vote | Financial Times A group of international lenders is battling for greater transparency and governance changes at a major Dubai real estate investment trust ahead of a crunch vote on its restructuring plans on Monday, marking a rare case of investor activism in the Gulf.  Emirates REIT, the largest sharia-compliant Reit in the United Arab Emirates, faces resistance from a group of debtholders as it seeks to restructure...
Tags: Travel, UK, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Switzerland, Abu Dhabi, Uae, NMC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nasdaq Dubai, VonTobel, Aberdeen Standard Investments, | Financial Times, Gulf Emirates, Sylvain Vieujot


United placed a $3 billion order for 15 supersonic jets. Meet Boom Supersonic's Overture

A rendering of a Boom Overture aircraft in United Airlines colors. Boom Supersonic United Airlines entered the supersonic realm on Thursday with an order for 15 Concorde-like jets from Boom Supersonic. Overture is estimated to fly up to 88 passengers in an all-business class cabin at a top speed of Mach 1.7. New York to London could be flown in under four hours while San Francisco to Tokyo could be flown in six. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boom Supersonic is a Co...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Colorado, Washington Post, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying


Holidays abroad: many Britons plan to press on despite government advice

Tui says half of its passengers booked to visit Portugal in June are still planning to travelCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs recriminations continue over the UK government’s decision to remove Portugal from the travel green list, many Britons have decided to press ahead with overseas holiday plans, even if that means going against official advice.At 4.45pm on Sunday 6 June, Pont-Aven, one of Brittany Ferries’ flagship cruise liners, will leave Plymouth for Santande...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, Money, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, Consumer affairs, Portugal, Tui Travel, Tui, Brittany Ferries, Coronavirus, Plymouth for Santander


Brits To Recover The Additional Costs Of Their Holiday COVID Tests By Renting Out Their Homes While They Are Away

With many families in the UK having to plan carefully which countries they will be able to visit for their summer holidays, they are also having to calculate the significant amount they will have to pay for the COVID tests they’ll have to buy to be able to go abroad. One company is suggesting that a good way to offset the extra cost is for families to consider renting out their own homes while they are away.
Tags: Travel, UK


Valor Hospitality Partners Adds 17 IHG Hotels In The UK To Management Portfolio

Valor Hospitality Partners, a global, full-service hotel Management Company offering a full suite of services, announced their most recent operating agreement with the addition of 17 regional IHG® Hotels & Resorts branded hotels in partnership with owner MCAP Global Finance (UK) LLP, an affiliate of New York based investment manager Marathon Asset Management, L.P. (“Marathon”). The addition of the expansive hotel portfolio doubles the global hospitality management company’s United Kingdom...
Tags: Travel, UK, New York, United Kingdom, Ihg, Management Company, Valor, Valor Hospitality Partners, Valor Hospitality Partners Adds, MCAP Global Finance UK LLP, Marathon Asset Management L P


School trips to UK from EU could halve as Brexit hits cultural exchanges

Exclusive: loss of young Europeans on pupil visits will cause major cultural damage to UK, warn tour organisersFrench and German educational trip organisers bringing as many as 750,000 school pupils to the UK every year have warned that tougher post-Brexit entry requirements are likely to cut the number of young Europeans visiting Britain by half.“We’ve already seen a big fall-off in interest,” said Edward Hisbergues, the sales manager of a leading French operator, PG Trips. “My business was 90%...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Politics, UK, Education, Children, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Teaching, Britain, Ireland


'Safety first': Grant Shapps on Portugal's removal from travel 'green list' – video

Portugal has been removed from the government’s ‘green list’ of destinations from which people can return to England without having to quarantine, and no extra countries have been added.The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, raised concerns of a new coronavirus mutation and rising cases in Portugal, adding the UK had to put ‘safety first’ ahead of a national reopening on 21 JunePortugal removed from ‘green list’ of Covid travel destinations Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, UK News, Portugal, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus


UK Risks Increasing Isolation If It Continues To Keep Its Doors Closed To International Travel, Says WTTC

Data shows forward bookings for international travel lag behind increased capacity by airlines gearing up for more ‘green list’ countriesWTTC calls for all fully vaccinated Brits to be able to travel freely to other countries with similar and higher vaccination levels as the UKUK is losing its competitive edge created by the early vaccination rollout as Europe opens ahead of the UK, which continues its overcautious approach
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Wttc, UKUK


Hilton Launches Carbon Neutral Business Meetings In The UK

Hilton has partnered with social enterprise South Pole to offset the carbon footprint of meetings and events across almost 30 properties in the UK at no extra cost to the customer.
Tags: Travel, UK, Hilton



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