I handled holiday orders at a grocery store. Trust me: The holidays are miserable.

I handled holiday orders at a grocery store. Trust me: The holidays are miserable.

If you’ve ever worked in retail, you already know what I’m about to tell you: Towards the end of October, a feeling of horror begins to develop that has nothing to do with Halloween. As the days get shorter and the wind cools down, coworkers start to whisper to each other, “Are you ready?” The … Read more

Jet2 unveils Iceland winter programme with holidays and flight deals on sale

Jet2 unveils Iceland winter programme with holidays and flight deals on sale

Airline and tour operator Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks have announced a new schedule of scheduled services and once-in-a-lifetime trips to Iceland. The program is for winter 21/22 with a a choice of scheduled services from Manchester and Birmingham airports, as well as 37 three or four night trips from other UK bases. Flights from Manchester and … Read more

Grant Shapps gives update on holidays in France and Spain

Grant Shapps gives update on holidays in France and Spain

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has given an update on holidays in France and Spain – and it isn’t good news for Brits. Mr Shapps was speaking the morning after Croatia and other destinations were added to the list of places people will need to quarantine after returning from. It also came as … Read more

easyJet cancels all package holidays to France

easyJet cancels all package holidays to France

Budget airline easyJet has cancelled all package holidays to France after the introduction of quarantine measures by the UK Government. From 4am on Saturday anyone coming into the UK from France will need to quarantine for 14 days. The Foreign Office has advised against all non-essential travel to France. An easyJet spokesperson said: “We heard … Read more

Greece records daily high of coronavirus cases as Brits flock there for holidays

Greece records daily high of coronavirus cases as Brits flock there for holidays

Greece has recorded a daily high of coronavirus cases as it becomes more popular than Spain for internet searches by Brits looking for a holiday destination. The nation had previously managed to keep the number of infections relatively low when compared to Spain, Italy and France. Greece had just 5,623 confirmed cases but yesterday’s figure … Read more

Home-schooling will continue for many during summer holidays

Home-schooling will continue for many during summer holidays

Many parents in the UK are continuing to home-school their children during the long summer holidays. Nearly a fifth believed their kids’ education had suffered because of lockdown restrictions. The majority of those (64 per cent) intended to carry on because they believed their children had missed too much school and learning time because of … Read more

New threat to holidays in Spain following Covid spike

Exactly what Spain's quarantine status means for you and your holiday

Doubts are increasing over the resumption of holidays to Spain after the country recorded 5,000 new coronavirus cases. Travel to Spain was initially permitted by the UK government but a further spike in infections caused the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to change its travel advice in late July. It is now advising against all … Read more

Brits cancel their holidays to Cyprus due to 'nightmare' entry requirements

Brits cancel their holidays to Cyprus due to 'nightmare' entry requirements

Brits are cancelling their holidays to Cyprus this summer because the entry restrictions are a “nightmare.” Travel agents have said find that holidaymakers find procedures to visit the popular destination “too complicated and discouraging.” All UK holidaymakers visiting the country must have a negative PRC coronavirus test up to three days before travelling. But they … Read more

Expedia launches massive sale on UK staycation holidays

Expedia launches massive sale on UK staycation holidays

Summer holidays may have been cancelled but some holiday firms are switching to Staycations to keep bookings coming in. Expedia launched a summer staycation sale today and it’s the perfect chance to get your foot in the door with a quick break away. In the recent ‘Summer of Britain’ campaign, Expedia found that 74% of … Read more

Tui extends block on Spanish holidays but adds more flights to Greece and Turkey

Tui extends block on Spanish holidays but adds more flights to Greece and Turkey

Tour operator Tui has extended the suspension of holidays to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands for UK customers until August 4. It had previously cancelled trips up to and including Friday despite low numbers of cases on the holiday islands. Holidays to mainland Spain remain cancelled until August 10. The tour operator will increase … Read more