Virgin Voyages vaccinated
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Virgin Voyages says customers must be vaccinated

Virgin Voyages has become the latest cruise line to insist that all guests are vaccinated against Covid. Saga was the first UK travel company to announce that all its customers must be vaccinated before its operations resume later this year. It endured a social media backlash after announcing the move, but on the whole it …

Jet2 holidays
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Jet2 adds more holidays to Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Turkey

Jet2 and Jet2holidays have added more flights and holidays to the Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus for this summer. All the countries have said they expect to welcome British holidaymakers from May, either with or without the vaccine or Covid testing.               Where you can travel this summer   Jet2 has more than …

Egypt holidays 2021
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Egypt says it’s ready to welcome back the Brits

Egypt has announced several measures to win back British tourists, including the promise of free hotel quarantine for those who test positive for Covid. The country will also provide cheap Covid tests for holidaymakers who arrive without a negative PCR test. These will be available for US$30 at testing centres at Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada …

Saga cancels cruises
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Saga cancels cruises until end of June

Saga has suspended its cruises until 27 June, saying it’s still unsure when the Government will lift its total ban on ocean cruises.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the earliest overseas holidays can resume is 17 May, but Saga said it’s unclear exactly what this means for the cruising industry. In a statement on …

UK holiday prices
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Cost of UK holidays rockets as demand for staycations rises

Prices of UK breaks have risen by as much as 140% as more of us look to holiday at home this summer. A snapshot investigation by Which? found that costs are up by an average of more than a third year-on-year. Its researchers found the biggest increase was for a one-bed maisonette in Brighton, which …

Santa's Lapland holidays
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Huge demand leads to big increase in holidays to Santa’s Lapland

Santa’s Lapland has added an extra 1,000 holidays for this coming winter due to high demand for its festive family breaks. The company has flights from Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and London airports. High demand has also prompted Santa’s Lapland to put its 2022 programme on sale months ahead of schedule. …

Inghams, Ski Total, Flexiski
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Inghams, Ski Total & Flexiski cancel rest of ski season

Inghams, Ski Total and Flexiski have cancelled the rest of the ski season just days after Crystal announced it had written it off too. Skiworld has also stopped selling holidays for this winter, although it says it will keep a few properties open just in case travel restrictions are lifted before the resorts close. Hotelplan, …

Crystal ski holidays cancelled
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Crystal cancels ski holidays for the rest of the winter, others may do the same

Crystal, the UK’s biggest ski operator, has written off this winter and cancelled all holidays for the rest of the season. Skiworld has also begun removing 2021 holidays from its website, although it says it’s keeping a few properties open just in case there’s a relaxation in travel restrictions. It says it’s talking to customers …

Norwegian, Oceania, Regent cancelled cruises
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NCL, Oceania and Regent suspend cruises for another month

Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises have cancelled all cruises up to the end of May. The three cruise lines, which are all owned by the same company, had previously suspended cruises up to 30 April. If your Norwegian cruise has been cancelled… Norwegian said guests booked on cancelled cruises will …

Jet2 Greece holidays autumn
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Jet2 has holidays to Greece until late autumn, should you book?

Jet2 is offering holidays to Greece right up to November for the first time this year. It has added nearly 80 extra flights in October and November to the islands of Zante (Zakynthos), Crete, Rhodes and Kefalonia. Jet2holidays has also added to its range of hotels in Greece, where you can choose from two-star to …

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Lastminute has been given a week to refund more than £1 million to customers whose package holidays were cancelled. If it fails, it will face legal action from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The CMA announced in December that lastminute had agreed to pay back more than £7 million to over 9,000 customers by …