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THE INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL ROADMAP WAS THE BEST THAT WE COULD HAVE HOPED FOR

Well, quelle surprise. After more than a year into the administration of a government whose policies and rhetoric I generally struggle with (especially on immigration and borders), I finally have a reason to be grateful to Boris Johnson. And grateful I am, as the announcement from last Monday on the resumption of international travel, givenContinue reading “THE INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL ROADMAP WAS THE BEST THAT WE COULD HAVE HOPED FOR”

Half Way House Hotel Quarantine Achieves Nothing and Pleases Noone

Sigh. Another week, another absolute battering for travel and for our prospective customers. Firstly, Grant Shapps, our hapless Transport Minister, tells everyone to stay put for the Summer and shows emphatically why we desperately need a minister for tourism to speak on our behalf. Shapps is good at road networking, rail upgrading and electric car-building.Continue reading “Half Way House Hotel Quarantine Achieves Nothing and Pleases Noone”

Tourism must Tackle Sustainability and Climate Change Critics Head On In the Post-Covid Recovery

“As we build back better, we must build back greener”. These words, spoken by PM Boris Johnson back in October, have been echoed by leaders across the world. There is a consensus building across society that a return to normality does not mean a return to doing everything we did before, exactly how and asContinue reading “Tourism must Tackle Sustainability and Climate Change Critics Head On In the Post-Covid Recovery”

As Lockdown Misery Strikes Again, the Industry Must Lobby to Guarantee Summer

Published on 6 January 2021 As I start to write, the gut-wrenching yet somewhat inevitable misery of a third national lockdown is being imposed on the UK. And as much as my every instinct screams out for rebellion, the grim numbers speak for themselves- realistically at this stage it is the only option available toContinue reading “As Lockdown Misery Strikes Again, the Industry Must Lobby to Guarantee Summer”


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