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Why UK farmers are cashing in on the boom in rural staycations

Landowners turn to camping and cottage rentals to boost income after lockdown losses Jonathan Simper is busy preparing his family’s idyllic farm on the sandy shores of the River Deben in Suffolk for the influx of weekend campers.“We are in a beautiful place, down by the estuary,” he says. “We are fully booked this weekend.” Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, UK, Glamping, Summer Holidays, Suffolk, Camping Holidays, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Suffolk Holidays, New Forest holidays, River Deben, Jonathan Simper


What are ‘offensive cyber capabilities’? — by Gunjan Chawla and Vagisha Srivastava

By Gunjan Chawla and Vagisha Srivastava In our previous post, “Does India have offensive cyber capabilities?”, we discussed a recent amendment to the SCOMET list appended to the ITC-HS classification by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). The amendment did not define, but described software for military offensive cyber operations as a term including (but not limited to) software which are designed to destroy, damage, degrade or disrupt systems, equipment and other softwares specifie...
Tags: Travel, UK, News, Australia, India, US, Cybersecurity, Cyber Security, United States, Ministry Of Defence, United Kingdom, States, US Congress, Itc, CSC, State


Top 3 Hotel Operators Post-COVID and Why? | By Korosh Farazad

It's been a few months where hospitality, entertainment, and leisure venues shut their doors in the UK and most part of the world. However, in July 2020, UK, European & global hotel, and hospitality had started planning for a 'new normal' reopening of their businesses.
Tags: Travel, UK, Korosh Farazad


Travelex falls into administration, with loss of 1,300 jobs | Business | The Guardian

Travelex falls into administration, with loss of 1,300 jobs | Business | The Guardian:Foreign exchange firm Travelex has collapsed into administration, with the immediate loss of more than 1,300 jobs. Advisory firm PwC has been appointed to carry out a complex restructuring deal and pre-pack administration, which allows buyers to cherry-pick the best assets and ditch those they don’t want.The administrators said the impact of a cyber-attack in December and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic had “acut...
Tags: Travel, UK, Asia Pacific, Pwc, Travelex, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Brazil Middle East, Turkey Nigeria


Uber picks up Autocab to push into places its own app doesn’t go

Uber has bought UK based Autocab, which sells SaaS to the taxi and private hire vehicle industry, with the aim of expanding the utility of its own platform by linking users who open its app in places where it doesn’t offer trips to local providers who do. No acquisition price has been disclosed and Uber declined to comment on the terms of the deal. Autocab has a SaaS presence in 20 countries globally at this stage, according to an Uber spokeswoman. We’ve asked whether it will be closing a mar...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Transportation, Uber, Apps, Europe, UK, London, United Kingdom, SaaS, Oxford, Manchester, Gm, Colchester, Ipswich, Taxi Apps


UK tourists would rather cancel a trip than enter quarantine or wear masks

YouGov poll is bad news for travel industry as uncertainty around Covid restrictions causes swathes of cancellations and redundanciesMost UK holidaymakers would cancel a holiday if they had to wear a mask in public on a trip, according to a new report. A YouGov survey released this week found that two-thirds of people (65%) would cancel if masks were mandatory at all times, 43% would still cancel if only compulsory inside, while 70% would scrap the holiday if they had to quarantine on return.The...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Yougov, Europe Holidays, World Travel and Tourism Council WTTC, Coronavirus outbreak


WTTC says UK is heading to ‘worst case scenario’ threatening nearly three million Travel & Tourism jobs

Nearly three million jobs in the UK - and 197 million worldwide in the Travel & Tourism sector globally - look set to be lost due to the collapse of travel, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
Tags: Travel, UK, Wttc


GP Global hires financial restructuring experts after lenders pull back - Reuters

GP Global hires financial restructuring experts after lenders pull back - Reuters:GP Global, an oil trader based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) enmeshed in an employee fraud investigation, has appointed restructuring experts as part of its “ongoing restructuring exercise”, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.GP Global said it hired FTI Consulting’s Rod Sutton as its chief restructuring officer and hired UK-based financial restructuring specialist firm Quantuma.Sutton and Quantuma wil...
Tags: Travel, UK, FTI Consulting, Reuters, United Arab Emirates UAE, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, GP Global, Quantuma, Rod Sutton, Quantuma Sutton


EU launches probe into Google’s acquisition of Fitbit

The European Commission has launched an in-depth probe into Google’s takeover of Fitbit, it said in a statement on August 4. The Commission said it was concerned that the proposed transaction will further entrench Google’s market position in the online advertising markets by increasing the already vast amount of data that it uses for personalisation of the ads it serves and displays. Google had announced the acquisition of wearables company FitBit for $2.1 billion in November 2019, to help inves...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Europe, UK, News, Privacy, US, Eu, United States, Commission, Portugal, European Commission, Fitbit, E-health, Electronic Health Records


The Guardian view on wildlife in lockdown: feeling the pressure | Editorial

If countries that use tourism to fund conservation are not supported, species and habitats will disappear At London zoo, the giraffes, which are easily visible from the street, had regular visitors even during lockdown, and an illuminated NHS sign on their famous building. Like most other attractions that rely on tourists for income, zoos forced to shut owing to the coronavirus face a financially fraught future. But the risks to captive animals and their keepers are nothing to those faced by wil...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, China, Animals, Africa, Environment, Uganda, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Wildlife, Conservation, NHS, Amazon Rainforest, Safaris, Illegal wildlife trade


Dorchester Collection Academy launches new initiative to support Hospitality Industry

Many industries, including the hospitality sector, have been hit hard as a result of Covid-19. In light of this, Dorchester Collection Academy is launching a new charitable initiative on August 4, 2020 to support and help hospitality professionals who may have been made redundant; offering its bespoke services on a complimentary basis to a select number of UK applicants.
Tags: Travel, UK, Hospitality Industry, Dorchester Collection Academy


Microsoft-TikTok: On Global ambitions, Geopolitics, IPO plans, Big Tech and the splinternet

It’s official: Microsoft is in talks to buy the TikTok business from ByteDance in four countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This comes a day after US President Donald Trump told reporters on-board Air Force One that “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States”. President Trump was not in favor of a US company buying Tiktok, but and was considering an executive order to ban it. However, as per Microsoft’s statement (reproduced in full belo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Supreme Court, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Eu, Bloomberg, United States, United Kingdom


As cases surge, we must learn from past mistakes | Letters

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government failed to heed warnings from other countries, writes Giselle Green – it must not do so again. Plus letters from Phil Coughlin, Geoff Naylor, Heather Massie and David WilkinsonInstead of waiting to see which countries experience a surge in coronavirus cases, I would hope that the government is actively looking into the reasons why. Among the factors being blamed for Spain’s spike are “a rush out of lockdown, opening the borders, patchy complia...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Spain, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Airline Industry, New Zealand, Coronavirus outbreak, Giselle Green, Phil Coughlin Geoff Naylor Heather Massie, David WilkinsonInstead, Giselle GreenLondon


Twitter says ‘phone spear phishing attack’ used to gain network access in crypto scam breach

Twitter has revealed a little more detail about the security breach it suffered earlier this month when a number of high profile accounts were hacked to spread a cryptocurrency scam — writing in a blog post that a “phone spear phishing attack” was used to target a small number of its employees. Once the attackers had successfully gained network credentials via this social engineering technique they were in a position to gather enough information about its internal systems and processes to tar...
Tags: Travel, Security, Twitter, UK, Hack, Social Engineering, Breach, Reuters, Graham Cluley, Cluley, Crypto Scam, Phone Spear Phishing


Matt Hancock: second wave of coronavirus is starting to roll across Europe – video

Britain's health secretary, Matt Hancock, has confirmed the government is looking at measures to prevent a second wave of Covid-19 from reaching the UK, as cases rise across Europe. Jonathan Van-Tam, the deputy chief medical officer, is expected to announce an increase in the self-isolation period for those with symptoms. 'We can see a second wave of coronavirus that's starting to roll across Europe' Hancock said.'We want to do everything we possibly can to protect people from that wave reaching...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, UK News, Britain, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Jonathan Van Tam, Coronavirus outbreak


Airport coronavirus testing 'not a silver bullet' to avoid quarantines, says Oliver Dowden – video

Oliver Dowden has dismissed the idea that coronavirus testing at airports could avoid the need for travel restrictions such as the two-week quarantine placed on people returning to the UK from Spain. 'It's not the case that you can simply test somebody and be sure they don't have the disease,' the culture secretary told BBC Breakfast. 'At this stage, it's just not the case that we can simply test at the border and give people that assurance.'UK coronavirus live: people should book holidays but '...
Tags: Travel, UK, Spain, UK News, Bbc, Coronavirus outbreak, Oliver Dowden


Coronavirus: Heathrow boss says UK risks 'playing a game of quarantine roulette'

Airport calls for passenger Covid-19 tests comes as it reports 96% fall in travellersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chief executive of Heathrow airport has said that the UK government must urgently introduce a passenger testing regime or face playing a game of “quarantine roulette”, after reporting a 96% fall in passenger numbers in the second quarter.“Today’s results should serve as a clarion call for the government,” John Holland-Kaye said. “The UK needs a pass...
Tags: Travel, Business, UK, UK News, Britain, Air transport, Heathrow, Transport, Airline Industry, Heathrow Airport, John Holland Kaye, Coronavirus outbreak


Heathrow airport boss calls for passenger coronavirus tests

Plea to UK government comes as airport reports 96% fall in passenger numbersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chief executive of Heathrow airport has said that the UK government must urgently introduce a passenger testing regime or face playing a game of “quarantine roulette”, after reporting a 96% fall in passenger numbers in the second quarter.“Today’s results should serve as a clarion call for the government,” John Holland-Kaye said. “The UK needs a passenger tes...
Tags: Travel, Business, UK, UK News, Britain, Air transport, Heathrow, Transport, Airline Industry, Heathrow Airport, John Holland Kaye, Coronavirus outbreak


Pandemic travel and a dose of common sense | Letters

Geoff Reid on how to give clear and compassionate advice in a crisis. Plus letters from Hugh Darwen, Teresa Heeks and Valerie DavisFor a model of how to give advice and information so that people can “make informed judgments about travelling abroad” (Editorial, 27 July), ministers could do worse than revisit the impressive ITV This Morning interview with the husband and wife team who run the UK’s largest independent travel agency, Hays Travel. They were straightforward in answering questions, av...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Spain, Warwickshire Continue, Coronavirus outbreak, Geoff Reid, Hugh Darwen Teresa Heeks, Valerie DavisFor, Geoff ReidBradford


Spain or the UK: where are you safer from coronavirus?

Spain has criticised the UK’s restrictions on the grounds parts of Spain have low infection rates. What do the figures say?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSudden changes to travel guidelines between the UK and Spain have provoked criticism from the Spanish government and upended travel plans between the two countries for thousands of travellers. Here are some of the key figures that indicate how Covid-19 is being managed in the UK and Spain. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, Spain Holidays, Europe Holidays, Canary Islands Holidays, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: transport secretary Grant Shapps to return from Spain amid quarantine row

Death toll rises by seven, lowest daily figure since March; disarray after Spain quarantine imposed; pet cat first animal in UK to test positivePet cat diagnosed with Covid-19 in first UK case of animal infectionNo 10 tells holidaymakers to claim universal credit for quarantineUK-Spain flights and holidays: what are your rights?Earlier lockdown ‘would have saved lives of London bus drivers’Coronavirus: latest global updates 6.16pm BST Grant Shapps told the Sun: pic.twitter.com/PAlFTJb8AuAny ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, London, Animals, Pets, Spain, UK News, Daily Mail, Infectious Diseases, Belgium, Grant Shapps, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


UK coronavirus live: death toll rises by seven, lowest daily figure since March, as quarantine row continues

Monday’s is lowest daily headline total since before lockdown; disarray after Spain quarantine imposed; pet cat first animal in UK to test positivePet cat diagnosed with Covid-19 in first UK case of animal infectionNo 10 tells holidaymakers to claim universal credit for quarantineUK-Spain flights and holidays: what are your rights?Earlier lockdown ‘would have saved lives of London bus drivers’Coronavirus: latest global updates 5.06pm BST The government has recorded a further seven UK coronav...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, London, Animals, Pets, Spain, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Public Health England, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Murcia, Fco, Sadiq Khan


UK coronavirus live: disarray after Spain quarantine imposed; pet cat first animal in Britain to test positive

Growing concern more travel plans could be thrown into chaos in coming weeks with sudden changes to restrictions Pet cat diagnosed with Covid-19, UK government confirmsUK could impose more ‘handbrake restrictions’ on arrivals beyond SpainUK-Spain flights and holidays: what are your rights?Earlier lockdown ‘would have saved lives of London bus drivers’Coronavirus: latest global updates 1.30pm BST Here is more from the Defra news release about the pet cat testing positive for coronavirus.The p...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, London, Spain, UK News, Britain, Sadiq Khan, Weybridge, APHA, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, SpainUK Spain, Animal and Plant Health Agency APHA


UK coronavirus live: holidaymakers' plans in disarray after Spain quarantine imposed

Growing concern more travel plans could be thrown into chaos in coming weeks with sudden changes to restrictions Quarantine for travellers from Spain is blunt tool, says LabourUK could impose more ‘handbrake restrictions’ on arrivals beyond SpainEarlier lockdown ‘would have saved lives of London bus drivers’Coronavirus: latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.19pm BST More than a quarter of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) NHS staff are still waiting for a risk assess...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, UK, England, London, Spain, UK News, NHS, Canary, Balearic Islands, Sadiq Khan, Health Service Journal HSJ, PA Media, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: UK could impose more 'handbrake restrictions' on arrivals beyond Spain

Quarantine measures for people travelling from Spain may be applied to other countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHolidaymakers have been warned the government could impose “handbrake restrictions” on more countries beyond Spain in order to stop the spread of coronavirus – with travellers unlikely to be given much warning if further quarantine measures need to be enforced.The restrictions on travellers returning from Spain after the measures were announced overnig...
Tags: Travel, Health, UK, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Air transport, Airline Industry, Health policy, Easyjet, Tui Travel, British Airways, Grant Shapps, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus outbreak


US oil production wells up after Covid price crash | Financial Times

US oil production wells up after Covid price crash | Financial Times:US oil companies have increased production by 1.2m barrels a day over the past six weeks, as they restore wells shut earlier this year and start producing from others they left unfinished as prices sank.Output bottomed out at 9.7m b/d in the second week of June but has since risen to 10.9m b/d as activity starts to pick up in the big shale fields of Texas, according to Genscape, a division of consultancy Wood Mackenzie that mon...
Tags: Travel, UK, Texas, US, Financial Times, Wood Mackenzie, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rystad Energy, Alexandre Ramos Peon


UK could impose more 'handbrake restrictions' on arrivals beyond Spain

Quarantine measures for people travelling from Spain may be applied to other countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHolidaymakers have been warned the government could impose “handbrake restrictions” on more countries beyond Spain in order to stop the spread of coronavirus – with travellers unlikely to be given much warning if further quarantine measures need to be enforced.The restrictions on travellers returning from Spain after the measures were announced overnig...
Tags: Travel, Health, UK, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Air transport, Airline Industry, Health policy, Easyjet, Tui Travel, British Airways, Grant Shapps, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus outbreak


'It's crazy': holidaymakers react to Spain quarantine change – video

British travellers in Madrid have expressed their shock and anger at the government’s sudden decision to impose a two-week quarantine on those returning from Spain‘Everyone is panicking’: UK quarantine decision shocks Britons in Spain Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Spain, UK News, World news, Air transport, Madrid, Coronavirus outbreak


'It's crazy': UK holidaymakers react to Spain quarantine change – video

British travellers in Madrid have expressed their shock and anger at the government's sudden decision to impose a two-week quarantine on those returning from Spain'Everyone is panicking': UK quarantine decision shocks Britons in Spain Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Spain, UK News, World news, Air transport, Madrid, Coronavirus outbreak, Spain Everyone


Spain says country still open and safe for tourists despite UK warning

Country’s largest coronavirus outbreaks are under control, says Arancha González LayaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSpanish authorities are insisting the country remains a safe destination for tourists after a rise in Covid-19 cases led the British government to warn against “all non-essential” travel to mainland Spain and ordered returning visitors to self-quarantine for a fortnight.The British government’s sudden, de facto travel ban took many in Spain and the UK b...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Coronavirus outbreak, Arancha González LayaCoronavirus



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