Month: June 2020

‘We’re not really going anywhere’

With coronavirus travel restrictions still in place in many countries, British consumers are struggling to work out whether they can have a holiday this summer.

After much deliberation, social worker Pat Kelly has decided to take his family just two and a half hours away up to a campsite in northeast Scotland in a caravan.

“The idea of sitting in a plane at the moment doesn’t really appeal,” says Mr Kelly, who had originally saved up for a holiday to Ireland for the Galway 2020 Capital of Culture celebrations.

The Scottish resort Lossiemouth has many facilities such as a bar,

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ET’s Kevin Frazier to Appear on Travel Channel’s ‘Ghost Adventures: Quarantine’

ET’s Kevin Frazier is returning to Ghost Adventures! Following a terrifying experience during a set visit for the Travel Channel show last year, Frazier is set to appear on Thursday’s episode of Ghost Adventures: Quarantine to discuss his frightening ordeal with host Zak Bagans.

The mini-series follows Bagans throughout the two weeks he spent quarantining in his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, amid the coronavirus pandemic. In an exclusive clip from Thursday’s episode, Bagans encounters a paranormal entity walking near the Devil’s Rocking Chair.

The creepy clip takes place in the same room where, months earlier, Frazier experienced

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Ireland to ease travel restrictions with some countries from July 9

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland plans to lift from July 9 a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from countries that have also suppressed the coronavirus, acting prime minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.

Ireland will produce a “green list” of countries where the 14-day quarantine will not apply by the July 9 resumption date, Varadkar told a news conference, approving Ireland’s move to the third of the four-phase plan for reopening its economy.

Varadkar said the list of countries and criteria for so-called “air bridges” would be co-ordinated at an EU-level but also cautioned prospective holiday-makers that the list would be

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With coronavirus under control, Vietnam and New Zealand see different travel trends

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Khanh Vu

LONDON/HANOI (Reuters) – Laura Douglas’ tourism start-up, a farm surrounded by snow-tipped mountains in southern New Zealand, was attracting hundreds of mostly foreign visitors a month until the coronavirus pandemic brought it to a sudden halt in March.

“It’s like I’ve been mourning the loss of my business,” Douglas, 33, said in a phone interview with Reuters, adding she had to take on a second job as a vet to pay the bills during a strict lockdown that included sealing the country’s borders.

The rebound for New Zealanders who are reliant on tourism is

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Can I get a holiday refund and what are my travel rights?

Coronavirus has meant most people have been forced to abandon or hastily rearrange holiday plans for 2020, whether in the UK or abroad.

For the time being the Foreign Office has advised against all non-essential travel, and some restrictions remain in place within the UK.

There are signs that people may manage a getaway, but options may be limited.

Should I book my summer holiday?

Different parts of the UK are relaxing restrictions at different times, but this opens the option of a staycation.

The planned reduction of social distancing from 2m (6ft) to 1m plus in England means that

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