EU’s vaccine passports offer a hope for holidays

Hopes of foreign summer holidays were given a boost last night after the European Union said its ‘vaccine passports’ scheme could be opened up to the UK. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced plans for a so-called ‘Digital Green Pass’ to kick-start travel. It could come into force as early as June and the … Read more

Low deposit holidays for the end of lockdown, from from New York breaks to villa stays in Spain

Get on a flexible road to freedom: The low-deposit summer holidays with rock-bottom prices you can change if things go wrong, from New York breaks to villa stays in Spain A £75 deposit secures a three-night New York break with flights in the autumn Pay £137pp now to reserve a stunning villa amidst the rolling hills … Read more

Vaccine passports ‘WILL be here by summer’ say EU leaders as Britons’ hopes of beach holidays rise

EU leaders have agreed to introduce vaccine passports by the summer in a boost to Britons planning holidays on Europe’s beaches. Having suffered its deepest recession to date and still floundering on the rollout of its vaccination programme, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that ‘everyone agreed that we need a digital vaccination certificate’ programme during … Read more

Greek island holidays as early as MAY?

Greek island holidays as early as MAY? Athens considers plan to break from EU rules and reopen borders to sun-seeking Britons before summer Greece is looking into whether it can give an early green light to British tourists  The country is examining whether it could open its borders as early as May  The early reopening … Read more

Will EU ban holidays by Britons?

Will EU ban holidays by Britons? Tourists could be barred from summer hotspots on the Continent as Eurocrats threaten to keep borders closed EU leaders may prevent Britons going on holiday this summer due to Covid-19  The 27 member states are meeting to discuss the next stage of the Covid plan Citizens with low Covid … Read more

Staycation rip-off! Prices for UK holidays this summer ROCKET by up to 100%

A staycation stampede has been seen lockdown-weary Britons accuse holiday cottage firms of doubling prices and charging more than £1,000 for short breaks after the roadmap to end the national shutdown was published. Price rises of 25 to 100 per cent are being imposed by companies running websites marketing thousands of cottages on behalf of … Read more

Daily Covid deaths fall 1,235 lowest levels since before holidays hospital numbers drop to 55,403

Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, referred to the U.S. coronavirus death toll, which surpassed 500,000 lives lost on Monday, as ‘stunning.’  Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the country was ridden with political divisions, so much so that wearing a mask became a political statement … Read more

No foreign holidays before at least May 17, says Boris Johnson

Foreign travel for leisure and holidays will be banned until at least May 17, Boris Johnson revealed today, causing ‘dismay’ for travellers and the aviation industry who say it is ‘too late’ to restart flights. The Prime Minister’s diktat will cause more pain for holidaymakers as well as airlines and holiday companies who have lost … Read more

Demand for UK holidays ‘ten times higher than 2019’ and prices up by as much as 50%

It’s the great UK holiday scramble! Demand ‘ten times higher than 2019’ and prices up by as much as 50% as vaccinated older people lead the rush The most popular British destinations are reportedly already full for August   Simply Sea Views said Padstow, Cornwall, is already 99% booked for the season  Holidaymakers outbidding and ‘gazumping’ … Read more

Uber drivers win right to minimum wage and paid holidays

Uber drivers yesterday won the right to a minimum wage and paid holidays – sparking fears that the firm could pass on costs to passengers. In a landmark decision with far-reaching implications for the ‘gig economy’, the Supreme Court ruled the ride-hailing giant’s drivers should be classed as ‘workers’. Uber – which may have to pay … Read more