U.K.

  • Saga cruises extends suspension until summer

    Published on : Saturday, March 6, 2021

    Saga cruises has extended the current suspension of travel operations following publication of a new roadmap out of lockdown for the U.K. The company has informed that agents holiday and cruise operations will now begin on May 17 and June …

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  • Princess Cruises cancels international summer sailing from the U.K.

    Published on : Thursday, March 4, 2021

    Princess Cruises has become the latest line to cancel plans for international sailing from the U.K. over the summer season. The Carnival-owned line has cancelled sailings from Southampton on Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Island Princess through to September 25. …

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  • P&O Cruises cancels international summer season sailings

    Published on : Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    P&O Cruises has cancelled all international cruises on Arcadia, Aurora, Azura and Ventura until the end of August. Trips outside of the U.K. on Britannia and Iona have also been cancelled until the end of September. The cruise line will …

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  • U.K. government releases local tourist board funding review

    Published on : Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    The U.K. government has recently revealed a review to assess how destination management organisations across England are funded and structured. The investigation will examine how they perform their roles in order to establish whether there may be a more efficient …

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  • VisitBritain set to offer Safe Travel badges

    Published on : Monday, March 1, 2021

    VisitBritain has announced that tourism businesses in the U.K. that are registered to the ‘We are Good To Go’ industry standard scheme can now automatically issue with international ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The …

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  • Princess Cruises expand U.K. itineraries for summer 2021

    Published on : Friday, February 26, 2021

    Princess Cruises has recently announced that three new itineraries will be added to Regal Princess’ 2021 ex-U.K. season. The move will be undertaken in response to the Canadian transport ministry’s interim order extending the closure of Canadian ports and waters …

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  • Spain extends travel restrictions for the U.K., Brazil and South Africa

    Published on : Thursday, February 25, 2021

    The Spanish government recently announced another travel ban and extended restrictions for travellers from the U.K., Brazil and South Africa until at least March 16, amid the rise of new COVID variants in those countries. On Tuesday, Health Minister Carolina …

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  • WTTC seeks faster tourism reopening from the U.K.

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    While the U.K. government has decided to continue travel restrictions in order to curb the spread of the new strain of COVID-19 across the country, WTTC has warned the process may take a longer time. Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently …

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  • U.K. bans international non-essential travel until May 17

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced a ban on non-essential international travel from and to the country till at least May 17 in light of the spread of the new strain of COVID-19. It was announced that domestic …

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  • U.K. prepares for more snow and scattered showers

    Published on : Friday, February 12, 2021

    The large swathes of the United Kingdom should prepare for more snow, with scattered showers expected on Thursday along with some sunshine. The wintry weather is set to continue after temperatures plunged to more than 20C below freezing overnight – …

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  • U.K. government introduces tougher travel and entry restrictions

    Published on : Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    The U.K. government has recently announced a series of new measures designed to curb the spread of the new variants of COVID-19. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced tougher border measures and said that the new rules have been undertaken …

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  • Emirates relaunch U.K. services

    Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Emirates have once again decided to re-instate outbound passenger operations from the U.K., starting Tuesday, February 2. Initially it will include a daily flight from London Heathrow and four weekly flight services from Manchester. Services from Birmingham and Glasgow will …

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  • Absolute Corporate Events launches Meeting Allstars

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Chris Parnham and Angie Mason of Absolute Corporate Events recently announced the launch of Meeting Allstars, a new company which aims to be “transformative new way of working for U.K. event professionals”. Meeting Allstars has been developed over the last 10 months …

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  • Travel Industry Alliance launches in the U.K.

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Nine U.K. associations with more than 7,000 member companies have joined hands to launch the Travel Industry Alliance (TIA). The new alliance brings together associations representing the travel, tourism and aviation sectors, both inbound and outbound, leisure and business. Key …

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  • U.K. government airport scheme set to open this month

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2021

    The U.K. government has announced plans for a financial support scheme aimed at airports in England. The scheme is expected to open this month in response to new travel curbs introduced to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

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  • U.K. begins travel corridor closure amid COVID-19 fears

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2021

    The U.K. has successfully started the process of closing all travel corridors, prompting all arrivals to undergo mandatory quarantine for ten days. The move was first announced on Friday, January 15, 2021 and has been designed to curb or slow …

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  • U.K. to close all travel corridors amid COVID fears

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2021

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that the U.K. will close all travel corridors starting from Monday, January 16, to curb the risk of spreading as yet unidentified new stains of the COVID-19 virus. At present, travellers are allowed …

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  • U.K. Government banned international arrivals from South America, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde

    Published on : Friday, January 15, 2021

    The Government of United Kingdom has banned international arrivals from the whole of South America, as well as Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde, over concerns about the escalation of a new variant of COVID-19. The new restrictions will come into …

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  • U.K. to require pre-departure COVID-testing from January 18

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2021

    U.K. will now require pre-departure COVID-19 testing for everyone travelling to England starting Monday, January 18, 2021. The new regulations were set to come into force on Friday, January 15 but have been delayed as the government said it needed …

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  • U.K. sees a freezing year end with snow and ice warnings

    Published on : Friday, January 1, 2021

    U.K. residents woke up to freezing New Year’s Eve after experiencing heavy snow fall towards the end of the year. Almost five inches of snow blanketed the town of Horwich in Greater Manchester overnight on December 30 with forecasters warning …

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