Category: Travel Advice

With EU Travel Ban Still in Place for U.S., Made-in-Italy Shoe Designers Adjust Their Entire Process

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Today marks the first day that the European Union will lift its travel ban, allowing residents of some 15 countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and possibly China (if the country lifts its own ban) to enter the EU after months of a pandemic-induced travel lockdown.

Noticeably, the list does not include the U.S. (or Brazil or Russia). For U.S.-based designers and brands, the continued travel ban has implications for the entire process of designing, sampling, production and merchandising — and even marketing and buying — in European fashion capitals like Milan

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The Yeti SB115 Slices Trails with Quickness and Precision

Photo credit: Matt Phillips
Photo credit: Matt Phillips

From Bicycling

The Takeaway: Yeti bucks the lower, longer, slacker trend and the result is a quick and agile short-travel trail bike.

  • Built on the same frame as the SB100, but new upper link and longer-shock increase travel minor geometry changes.

  • Five models starting at $4,700

Price: $6,900 (as tested)
Weight: 27.62 lb. (medium)

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Yeti’s newest bike is its oldest bike. The SB115 name might be new, but it shares a frame with the oldest bike in the brand’s line: the SB100. What’s new is a bump in travel front and rear, and the

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Holiday bookings ‘explode’ as travel restrictions ease

Travel companies say holiday bookings have “exploded” after the government announced current restrictions will be eased.

Ministers said from 6 July, blanket restrictions on non-essential overseas travel will be relaxed in the UK.

Holidaymakers will be allowed to travel to certain European countries without having to spend 14 days in quarantine upon their return.

A spokesperson for TUI said the move was a “hugely positive step forward”.

“We’ve already seen bookings increase by 50% this week, versus last [week], with holidays to Spain and Greece looking the most popular this summer,” said Andrew Flintham, managing director of TUI UK and

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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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‘Desperate’ Fiji eyes virus-free tourism bubble

Tourism-reliant Fiji has proposed a “travel bubble” to welcome visitors from virus-free countries, as the South Pacific holiday hotspot desperately tries to revive its stalled economy.

Without streams of international travellers flocking to their palm-fringed shores, tens of thousands of Fijians such as Ben Danford have been left without work.

Danford who was laid off from his job as a river guide after borders closed in March, said he and his former colleagues were scraping a living as best they could.

“All of the guys now are focusing on farming, planting root crops and selling them for daily needs and

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