Tunisia entry rules
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Tunisia relaxes entry rules as Turkey and Malta get tougher on Brits

Tunisia is to allow test-free access to fully-vaccinated British holidaymakers who can prove they’ve had both COVID jabs, using either the NHS app or paper document issued by the NHS. Other holidaymakers over the age of 12 must present proof they have been tested positive for COVID at least six weeks before their holiday, or …

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Online tool gives holidaymakers global Covid updates

A new online tool has been launched so holidaymakers can check travel restrictions and health-related requirements at destinations worldwide. The free Destination Tracker, created by the World Tourism Organisation, provides a one-stop-shop for all Covid-related travel regulations. You can use it to check latest entry requirements such as if you’ll need to be fully vaccinated …

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Teletext faces legal action over refund delays, but not yet

Teletext has been given one last chance to refund passengers or face legal action. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says it will take the agent to court if it doesn’t pay the outstanding refunds, or commit to do so, ‘without unnecessary delay’. It launched an investigation into Teletext in February after hundreds of customers …

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Dame Irene named as godmother to P&O’s Iona

Dame Irene Hays, chair of the Hays Travel Group, has been named as godmother to P&O Cruises’ new ship Iona. Iona’s naming ceremony will be broadcasted from Southampton on 16 May, with a short performance from singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, music director of P&O’s onboard 710 Club. Dame Irene’s husband John, who died suddenly last November, …

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Chalet brand Ski Total merges with Inghams

Ski Total has been dropped as a separate brand, its parent company confirmed today. Instead, its chalets are being offered by sister operator Inghams. In total 10 chalets are marked Ski Total by Inghams on the Inghams website. Inghams said these are all slope-side chalets in Europe’s top ski resorts. “By providing the same experienced …

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Jet2 to operate summer flights to Innsbruck

Jet2 will launch new summer flights from Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester to Innbruck in Austria next summer. The airline already operates flights to the Tryolean capital in the winter. The new flights will operate on Saturdays from Birmingham and Bristol from 28 May to 24 September, and on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Manchester from 25 …

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NCL announces new 2021 cruises as Virgin Voyages further delays launch

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced its return to service, with new itineraries sailing in Europe and the Caribbean. The cruise line will restart cruises, at a reduced capacity, with Norwegian, Jade, Joy and Gem. All July and August cruises on Norwegian Breakaway, Dawn, Escape, Getaway, Sky, Spirit, Star and Sun are cancelled. Cruises on Norwegian …

P&O cruises winter 2022
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P&O Cruises launches winter 2022 programme, with new ship Arvia on sale for first time

P&O Cruises has put on sale voyages on its new ship Arvia for the first time, offering a series of Canary Islands and Caribbean fly-cruises. The Arvia cruises are included in P&O’s new winter 2022/23 programme, on sale from today, with time-limited booking offers. Arvia’s 14-night Canary Islands maiden voyage, departing from and returning to …

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Britons will need multiple Covid tests for foreign holidays this summer

  Holidaymakers will have to have multiple Covid tests when non-essential foreign travel resumes, the Government confirmed today. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at his much-anticipated Easter Monday Downing Street briefing he remains hopeful that the ban on foreign holidays will be lifted on 17 May, but he stressed this isn’t guaranteed. The Government also …

Disney UK cruises

Disney to offer UK cruises this summer

Disney Cruises is to offer mini cruises around the UK this summer. It has announced today that it will offer two and three-night sailings and a limited number of four-night cruises from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton. The cruises, on Disney Magic, are expected to go on sale next month. There will be no …

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What’s next for Teletext & Alpharooms customers

Teletext and its sister brand Alpha Rooms have been ordered by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to refund customers whose packages were cancelled during the pandemic. An investigation by the CMA found ‘many’ customers are still waiting for their money back even though the law says they should have been refunded within 14 days …

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P&O Cruises announces Caribbean sailings for new ship Arvia

P&O Cruises has announced this morning that its newest ship Arvia will offer Caribbean cruises from Barbados and Antigua from January to March 2023. The cruises will include La Romana in the Dominican Republic, Curaçao, Martinique, St Kitts, St Lucia and St Maarten. Arvia’s seven and 14-night fly/cruises from the UK all include an overnight …