Travellers could slash the environmental impact of their holidays if carbon labels were introduced, Which? research has found. The calculation describes the carbon dioxide emissions created by your flight, your choice of accommodation and even the food you eat while away.
Which? Travel has found shocking anecdotal evidence of racism on TripAdvisor. Using a keyword search, we sifted through 34 pages of reviews containing racist allegations.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) still advises against all but essential travel to Egypt and the Maldives based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks. That means almost all travel insurance will be invalid for trips to the countries.
The Global Carbon Project estimates that the mass grounding of flights during the peak of the pandemic saw CO2 emissions from aviation reduce by up to 60%. How can we continue to make greener choices when travel is back on the agenda again?
Now most holiday companies are promising Covid-19 flexibility to try and secure future bookings. Here we round up policies from some of the biggest package holiday providers.
Agents for Love Holidays, On the Beach, Teletext Holidays and TravelUp suggested they were willing to break the law over refunds and quarantine on future bookings.
VisitBritain’s We’re Good to Go mark is awarded to show a tourist accommodation or attraction is following strict hygiene and social distancing measures. But to be accepted, managers only need to tick a few boxes on a self-assessment form and have a Covid-19 risk assessment in place.
Vaccine passports which enable people who have had the coronavirus jab to travel abroad are being considered by the UK government and across the globe. This could be a mobile app or a scannable QR code to show airline or border staff.
Here’s everything you should consider before booking a holiday for 2021, both in the UK or abroad.
After the year we’ve had, many of us are itching to escape somewhere exotic. But are we likely to pick up a bargain in the January sales this year?