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Tui’s feeling beach-ready, thanks partly to a big bailout from Berlin

The world’s biggest holiday firm is setting sail for a brighter summer as Brits grab their chance to seek some (Algarve) sunTristan da Cunha, here we come. Travel firm Tui will have given one tiny cheer at the end of last week, when the UK government finally confirmed the resumption of international leisure travel with a threadbare “green list” of far-flung countries, where desperate holidaymakers can safely venture without a 10-day quarantine on return.For those who want to stay in the northern...
Tags: Business, UK, Berlin, Investing, Travel & leisure, Portugal, Faroe Islands, Thomas Cook, Tui Travel, Tui, Cunha


Steep rise in flight and holiday prices as UK travel green list looms

Hike in prices fuelled by limited flights to quarantine-free holiday destinations Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFlight prices and holiday bookings jumped as the government prepared to unveil the list of countries to which British holidaymakers can travel without having to quarantine on their return.Travel experts said the limited number of flights available and the prospect of foreign trips to green list destinations without having to quarantine was pushing up price...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Portugal, Ryanair, Airline Industry, Easyjet, Flights, Tui Travel, International Airlines Group, British Airways


5 Must-Read Travel Books by Authors Famous for Their Fiction

We tend to think of the authors of travel books and the authors of fiction books as two separate and distinct categories of writer. You’ve got your Tocqueville’s and Bill Bryson’s on one side, and your F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and Harper Lee’s on another. But there have in fact been plenty of writers — including some of literature’s most luminous novelists — who have worked in both genres. Often to great effect: unsurprisingly, the talents which lend themselves to worthy fiction — the ability t...
Tags: Travel, Books, London, Montana, France, Life, Adventure, America, San Francisco, Spain, Travel & leisure, Atlantic, Maine, Hawaii, Belgium, Harper Lee


UK likely to give green light for travel to fewer than 10 EU countries

Traffic light system to be used cautiously despite European plan to let in Covid-vaccinated tourists from JuneCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritons’ summer holiday plans were given a major boost on Monday, as the EU confirmed vaccinated travellers will be able to fly to Europe from June, though it’s understood the UK could give the green light to travel to fewer than 10 countries.The changing quarantine requirements for popular holiday destinations looks set to make...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, Conservatives, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Portugal, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Gibraltar, Keir Starmer, Malta, Coronavirus, COVID


UK travel firms say holidays abroad will be back this summer

Despite warning from MPs against overseas trips, the tourism industry is reporting an increase in bookings from July onwardsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe travel sector has dismissed a report warning against international travel this summer, saying customers are booking holidays from July onwards.The UK ban on non-essential international travel is expected to be lifted on 17 May, with countries ranked under a traffic light system, despite the publication on Monda...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Travel & leisure, World news, Travel websites, Flights, Europe Holidays, European Union holidays, Coronavirus


Easyjet urges UK to put most of Europe on ‘green’ Covid travel list

Airline cites research that suggests overseas holidays would have little impact on hospital admissionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEasyJet has urged the UK government to declare most of Europe “green” when it publishes its list of permitted destinations for the summer, citing research that suggests travel would have a very limited impact on the number of people admitted to hospital with Covid in the UK.The airline said analysis showed mass travel to popular destina...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Greece, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Airline Industry, Health policy, Easyjet, Spain Portugal, Coronavirus, COVID


BA boss says rich holidaymakers will make up for fall in business-class flying

Sean Doyle confident the airlines investment in refurbishing premium cabins, seat and lounges will pay offWealthy holidaymakers buying premium seats will cushion airlines from the decline in business flying, according to the boss of British Airways.The company’s chief executive, Sean Doyle, said that contrary to research suggesting the airline industry will lose much of its most lucrative clientele, he believed corporate travel would return after the coronavirus pandemic, “but exactly what shape...
Tags: Business, Travel & leisure, UK News, Airline Industry, British Airways, Sean Doyle, Coronavirus


UK Covid news: India added to England’s travel red list with rules coming into force at 4am on Friday

Latest updates: India added to travel red list, Hancock tells MPs, as number of Indian variant cases in UK rises to 103Under-30s less compliant with Covid rules, UK data shows‘If we catch Covid, we die’: UK shielders reflect on still feeling unsafeOxford trial to study effect of immune system on reinfectionBritons working at home spend more time on job in Covid crisis, ONS findsCoronavirus – latest global updates 4.59pm BST 4.57pm BST In the Commons Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary,...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, India, Race, Conservatives, Travel & leisure, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology


FTSE 100 closes above 7,000 for first time since Covid crash

Shares rise by more than 30 points as China reports record economic growthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe FTSE 100 has closed above 7,000 for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic triggered a collapse in global markets last year, driven by rising hopes for the world economy after record growth in China.The index of leading UK company shares ended the day up 36 points on Friday, or 0.5%, at 7,019, the highest level since late February 2020 when the first wave ...
Tags: Business, UK, China, International Trade, Economics, Travel & leisure, UK News, Retail industry, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, US economy, Ftse, Chinese Economy, Coronavirus


‘This is all we could get’: Dutch tourists arrive in Rhodes for locked-down holiday

In experiment organised by Dutch government, travellers will have to take regular Covid tests and are barred from leaving resortCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA regime that might, in more normal times, resemble a boot camp has been happily embraced by 189 Dutch tourists who traded lockdown in the Netherlands for eight days of voluntary confinement at a Greek beach resort.In an experiment devised by travel industry experts determined not to lose another season to Covi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, Greece, Travel & leisure, World news, Netherlands, Air transport, Rhodes, Aegean, Coronavirus


Dutch tourists volunteer to spend week confined to Greek resort

Scheme involving nearly 200 participants is part of test to see if Covid-safe holidays can be arranged Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAlmost 200 Dutch tourists have traded lockdown in the Netherlands for eight days of voluntary confinement at a Greek beach resort as part of a test to see if safe holidays can be arranged during the Covid pandemic.“I’m very excited,” said Amy Smulders, 25, a graphic designer who travelled with her sister, beaming beneath her face mask ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, Greece, Travel & leisure, World news, Netherlands, Air transport, Rhodes, Coronavirus, COVID, Amy Smulders


People in England told they can ‘start to think’ about summer holidays

Transport secretary pledges to work to drive down costs amid fears only wealthy will be able to travel abroadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in England can “start to think” about booking summer holidays, the transport secretary has said, pledging that government would work to drive down the cost of tests needed for international travel.Grant Shapps was speaking after the government confirmed that from 17 May countries would be placed in a traffic light system w...
Tags: Travel, Business, Politics, England, Travel & leisure, UK News, Air transport, Transport, Transport policy, Grant Shapps, England Continue, Coronavirus


Tui plane in ‘serious incident’ after every ‘Miss’ on board was assigned child’s weight

Service from Birmingham to Majorca took off with less thrust because pilot thought it was 1,200kg lighterA software mistake caused a Tui flight to take off heavier than expected as female passengers using the title “Miss” were classified as children, an investigation has found.The departure from Birmingham airport to Majorca with 187 passengers on board was described as a “serious incident” by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB). Continue reading...
Tags: Travel & leisure, UK News, Air transport, Birmingham, Tui Travel, Majorca, Air Accidents Investigation Branch AAIB


How to Use Bitters to Elevate Your Drinks

There are five elements of flavor in any dish or drink: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, umami. (Those first four are pretty self-explanatory; umami is a somewhat elusive term that basically means “savory.”) The best flavor experiences combine as many of those elements as possible; while some are sure to stick out — in a cake, it’s no doubt the sweetness — the others can provide a much needed complement so that no single component is overpowering. In that same cake, there’s assuredly a touch of sal...
Tags: Life, Alcohol, Travel & leisure, Food & Drink, New Orleans, Manhattan, Spirits, Amaro, Sazerac, Regan, Peychaud


Covid: England adds Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines to travel 'red list'

Move, which takes effect on Friday 9 April, takes number of countries on red list to 39Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya, and Bangladesh are to be added to England’s “red list” of countries from which almost all travel is banned, ministers have announced.The additions, which come into effect next Friday, will take the number of red list countries to 39, as the government battles to prevent potentially vaccine-resistant variants of Covid-...
Tags: Travel, Business, UK, England, Africa, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Coronavirus, Pakistan Bangladesh Kenya


Cleared for lunch: Japanese airline serves £390 in-flight meals on parked planes

All Nippon Airways’ first-class meals on grounded jets is latest industry wheeze to claw back revenue lost in Covid crisisJapan’s biggest airline has started offering luxury dining aboard a parked airplane titled the “winged restaurant,” for £390 a meal.Diners rushed to relive the cabin dining experience on Wednesday, despite being unable to travel due to the pandemic. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Japan, Travel & leisure, World news, Asia Pacific, Airline Industry, Nippon Airways, Coronavirus


Tourists in Greece and Spain but most of Covid-hit Europe plans Easter at home

Several thousand Germans head to Crete and Balearic islands as pandemic third wave spreads across EUCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first foreign tourists may have landed in locked-down Spain and Greece, but as a third wave of the pandemic accelerates across the EU, few Europeans will be enjoying an Easter break abroad – or even away from home.German holidaymakers began arriving on Crete on Monday, with six half-empty flights landing at Heraklion airport after the...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, France, Germany, Eu, Spain, Travel & leisure, Italy, Crete, Heraklion, Balearic, Coronavirus, COVID, Haris Theoharis


'Like getting out of prison': Welsh grasp new travel freedoms

Grateful families flock to beaches and holiday accommodation as stay-local rule lifted in WalesThe rain was falling steadily and the Pembrokeshire coast in south-west Wales was being buffeted by strong winds, but the Moran family were not worried about the weather.“It’s great to be back,” said Jonathan Moran, a teacher from Merthyr Tydfil taking a break at Meadow House Holiday Park in Summerhill with his wife, Lauren, and three children, aged one to seven. “The last lockdown was a difficult one ...
Tags: Wales, Travel & leisure, UK News, Pembrokeshire, Lauren, Moran, south west Wales, Summerhill, Jonathan Moran, Coronavirus, Meadow House Holiday Park


UK government in talks over expanding Covid travel 'red list'

Ministers under growing pressure to prevent variants undermining vaccine programme Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDiscussions are under way in Whitehall about expanding the travel “red list” of countries as ministers face mounting pressure to prevent coronavirus variants undermining the vaccine programme.The Guardian understands that officials met on Friday to consider the case for taking a tougher approach. British residents and nationals returning from countries on...
Tags: Travel, Business, Politics, UK, Travel & leisure, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Air transport, Whitehall, Coronavirus


'We can't wait': outdoor capital of Wales ready for tourists' return

Announcement of lockdown easing has led to a flurry of activity in mid Wales town eager for a boostCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first guests of the season are expected to arrive at the luxury lodges on Lôn Farm in the Cambrian mountains bright and early on Saturday.“We can’t wait to greet them,” said Kerena Pugh, who runs the holiday business – as well as a busy sheep and cattle farm – with her husband, Stephen. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Wales, Travel & leisure, UK News, Hospitality Industry, Coronavirus, Kerena Pugh, Stephen Continue


Ryanair to increase flights to 80% of pre-pandemic levels by July

Airline optimistic about vaccination programmes as boss criticises UK government over holiday warningsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRyanair plans to increase the number of its flights to 80% of pre-pandemic levels by July, as the airline’s chief executive criticised the UK government for warning against booking overseas summer holidays this year.Michael O’Leary said he was “very confident” that Britons would be “going to the beaches of Europe” and that Ryanair would...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, Eu, Travel & leisure, UK News, Ireland, Ryanair, Airline Industry, Michael O'leary, Coronavirus


The foreign royals and billionaire tax exiles collecting UK's furlough millions

Read the list of super-rich claimants, from Saudi princes to Dubai monarchs, tax exiles to the UK’s richestUK furlough scheme pays out millions to foreign states and tax exilesGlympton Park is a sprawling, 2,000-acre estate featuring an 18th-century stately home, nestled in the verdant Oxfordshire countryside near Woodstock.It was bought for £8m in 1992, by Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, the senior Saudi royal whose past roles include ambassador to the US. He is said to have sp...
Tags: Business, UK, Saudi Arabia, Football, US, Qatar, Travel & leisure, UK News, Tax and spending, Middle East and North Africa, Premier League, Dubai, JD Wetherspoon, Evgeny Lebedev, Philip Green, Superdry


Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Receives Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award For Refusing To Keep Quiet Or Sit Still About Sustainability

Travel + Leisure's Global Vision Awards spotlight 30 individuals, companies and organizations making meaningful strides in responsible travel and sustainable living. In addition to thought leadership, these changemakers are also proactively protecting communities and environments and inspiring their industry colleagues and travelers to do their part.To arrive at this year's list of honorees, an esteemed panel of experts across the travel, hospitality, and sustainability industries submitt...
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Oil tumbles 8% as uneven vaccine rollout threatens demand prospects

Workers extracting oil from oil wells in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas. Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images Brent and West Texas Intermediate oil futures each fell by 8% during Thursday's session. Rising COVID-19 cases in Europe are hurting demand prospects for oil. A rise in the US dollar was also putting pressure on the commodity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Oil prices were sharply knocked down Thursday, hurt in part by a dimmer outlook from Europe as the region ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Oil, Americas, US, Trends, Fuel, Markets, Gas, Paris, Dollar, Italy, Vacations, Treasury, Astrazeneca


Drayton Manor firm fined £1m after death of 11-year-old girl in 2017

No prospect of payment, says judge, as former Staffordshire theme park operator is in administration The former operators of Drayton Manor theme park have been fined £1m for safety failings that led to the death of an 11-year-old girl on its water rapids ride.Evha Jannath was “propelled” into the water from a vessel on the Splash Canyon ride at Drayton Manor in Staffordshire during an end-of-year school trip in May 2017. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Crime, Travel & leisure, UK News, Theme Parks, Staffordshire, Drayton Manor, Evha Jannath


P&O to restart UK cruises this summer - but only for vaccinated passengers

Short-sailings around UK with dining and entertainment to restart but ships will not call at portsCruise operator P&O is to restart domestic holidays this summer, but only for UK residents who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.After its fleet has been grounded for over a year, P&O is dipping its toes back in the water by offering passengers short sailings on two of its ships around the UK coastline. Coronavirus restrictions mean the ships will not call at any ports, although there will...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Business, UK, Travel & leisure, UK News, Water transport, Carnival, Shipping Industry, Coronavirus, COVID


Do Self-Help Books Help?

Self-help books — which aim to help individuals independently improve some or all aspects of their lives — have a long history. In the 19th century, such literature focused on strengthening one’s character . Classics of the early 20th century like Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends & Influence People offered advice on how to be more likeable. In recent years, self-help books have proliferated on topics like forming habits, reaching goals, losing weight, increasing productivity, overcomi...
Tags: Books, Life, Travel & leisure, United States, Take, Personal Development, Dale Carnegie, Bergsma, A Man's Life, Steven Starker


Thai Airways customers in limbo after refunds put on hold

People whose flights were cancelled by beleaguered airline face three-month wait over payment decisionThousands of passengers who had flights cancelled last year by Thai Airways will have to wait another three months to discover whether they will be refunded or have lost their money.The airline has faced financial problems since last spring, leaving a trail of passengers who had flights cancelled waiting for refunds. Last week it announced a restructuring plan but with it came the news that any ...
Tags: Travel, Business, Money, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Consumer affairs, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Airline Industry, Consumer Rights, Flights, Thai Airways


Kimpton Sawyer Named One Of World’s Top 500 Hotels

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Downtown Sacramento has been named one of the top 500 hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine readers. Located at DOCO (the Downtown Commons) on J Street, The Sawyer opened in October 2017 and sits next to the Golden 1 Center. It has 250 rooms and features Sacramento’s first rooftop pool on the third floor. The hotel’s bar and lounge, Revival at the Sawyer, overlooks the Golden 1 Center and DOCO. The Sawyer is the only Sacramento hotel to...
Tags: Business, Local, Downtown Sacramento, Sacramento, Sawyer, Travel Leisure, Sacramento News, Kimpton Sawyer, Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, Nikki Carlson


Greece hopes to open to tourists from 14 May

Country to welcome people who are vaccinated, have antibodies or negative Covid test, minister saysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGreece hopes to reopen its doors to visitors on 14 May, the country’s tourism minister has said as he announced a much-awaited date for the tourist season to officially begin.Haris Theoharis told the IBT Berlin tourism fair, the world’s largest, that Greece would after this date welcome anyone who had been vaccinated, had antibodies or had...
Tags: Europe, Business, Greece, Berlin, Travel & leisure, Vaccines and immunisation, IBT, Coronavirus, Haris Theoharis