Hunter Davies

Natalie is certainly a one-off, perhaps a two-off, as I swear there are two of them inside there, each full of fun and energy, brightness and wit and sharpness

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Weekly travel roundup
All abroad: Time for a big trip!
TICKET to freedom, European Capitals of Culture and After Life!
Back for amour: France reopens!
THE return of le weekend, the bard on Cunard and getting back to the desert!
To the airport and beyond: travel in 2022!
THIS WEEK: PCR tests scrapped, 2022 forecast the year of travel, and holiday bookings surge
Holiday trends set to take off in 2022
HOLIDAYMAKERS are being urged to use their travel vouchers before they expire.
Prepare for take off: travel bookings soar
HOLIDAYS are back: from Lapland to Mexico bookings are booming.
Welcome to net zero tourism: why your next trip should be carbon negative
PICKING a holiday is hard enough so why not choose a country that is carbon negative.
Why has the UK government left seven Latin American countries on the red list?
THE UK Government is accused of “picking on” the seven Latin American countries that remain on the travel red list.
Decline in international visitors blamed on costly UK Covid tests
UK Covid testing is "tougher than the rest of Europe", says industry body WTTC.
‘Ugly lovely’! Taking a rain check on Swansea this autumn
THIS is the best sight in Swansea. Apparently when the sun shines you can see over to Devon. It must be gorgeous.
UNESCO reveals 34 new outstanding world heritage sites for 2021
Gold mines and ancient cities in Asia. These are just two of the 34 sites that gained Unesco world heritage status in July.
Europe’s travel recovery: The battle for the British tourist
MANY countries in Europe rely on the flow of tourism from the north to the south in the summer months.
How are you travelling? Ok, don’t answer that!
WHATA lotta news this month about booking a summer holiday yet we still can’t really travel.
Volcanic sunsets in the Mediterranean: Dreaming of the Aeolian islands during lockdown
YOU THINK you’ve seen a sunset. Until you’ve seen this volcanic sunset.
Tenerife: A new lease of sporting life for an old island favourite!
TENERIFE has been a sizzling favourite for British holidaymakers offering year-round sun, sea and sand.
Yes you Cannes! Dive into the first underwater museum in the Med
JUST OFF the coast of Cannes in the warm, blue water is the Mediterranean’s first under water museum.
All aboard: The first person to get the Covid jab joins the first-day coach holiday getaway
MARGARET Keenan, the first person in the world to get the Covid-19 vaccination, has made history again.
Discover Australia with a First Nations tour guide
IF YOU’VE ever wanted to experience the real Australia, now you can….well, once it reopens its borders.
It’s been a long break: Dreaming of a post-Covid getaway
IT'S BEEN 13 months and seven days since I last travelled.
Swap Benidorm for Baghdad? Iraq is opening up to holidaymakers
IF YOU’RE looking for an alternative to the Costas, Iraq has relaxed its visa rules.
How Africans are enjoying a homegrown staycation boom
THE pandemic has triggered a rise in staycations for the first time across Africa.
“Don’t red list us!” Kenya urges UK to rethink travel ban on African countries
KENYA has warned the UK government about the dangers of putting African countries on its travel ban “red list”.
Why Western Australia should be on your winter wish list
WESTERN Australia is blessed with natural treasures from beaches, the world’s largest fringing reef plus cute quokka.
Missed connection: Americans will abandon Europe if borders don’t reopen
AMERICAN tourists will travel to other countries this summer if Europe doesn't reopen soon.
Revealed: Gardens bloom as lockdown’s top attractions
THE top visitor attractions of 2020 have been announced today - revealing a significant shuffle in some of the UK’s most iconic sights.
Could air corridors be here for the long-haul?
FOR foreign holidays to go ahead this year, travel corridors could come to the rescue.
Work remotely from paradise! Barbados looks to extend its welcome stamp
THE BARBADIAN government is planning to extend its Work from Paradise scheme into 2021.
The good news and possibly the best travel tips ever!
HOW FAR can we go? That brings us to our top travel tips: shake up your travel plans and have an adventure.
What will keep Chinese visitors away after the coronavirus?
THE UK is considered one of the most unsafe countries by Chinese travellers to visit.
The Great West Way blazes the trail for staycations
THE GREAT West Way route has been officially unpacked from its suitcase by Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston.
Ticket to bride! Now you can get hitched on a coach
IF YOU had to postpone your wedding last year, Barnes Coaches is allowing couples to tie the knot onboard.
On top of the lakes: How picture perfect Bulgaria snapped me a top photo prize!
BE WARNED: it’s stunning up here. The first glimpse of Rila National Park is unbeatable.
What’s the cost of the UK variant of covid-19 to tourism?
AFTER the discovery of the UK covid-19 variant, Visit Britain estimated it would put off 5.2 million visitors, costing £2.4bn.
Smart travel! The data that drives our dreams
PRESS pause. February's newsletter is a panic-free zone.
Travel will return but holidaymakers will never forget how they were treated
PASSENGERS trapped on cruise ships and tourists stuck inside hotel rooms were the image of travel in 2020.
Where can I travel to get a Covid-19 vaccine?
SHORTLY after the news that a jab could end the coronavirus pandemic, “vaccine tourism” was trending on Google.
Spain’s cautious border reopening leaves summer holidays in doubt
A TOUR operator warns it'd be devastating for holidaymakers if the Spanish government keeps its borders closed this summer.
Watch out! Tenerife named Europe’s first whale heritage site
THE CANARY Island becomes the only marine hub in Europe recognised for its responsible whale watching.
Coming into focus: The outlook for 2021
WHEW 2020 is history. Welcome to 2021. Where do we go from here?
Travel boom Britain: UK predicted to outperform Europe in 2021
TRAVEL and tourism in the UK and Germany are set to outpace the rest of Europe this summer.
Success story: What can we learn from Dubai?
WHILE European destinations remain deserted this winter, how has Dubai managed to attract thousands of visitors?
Good news for the travel industry: concerts and conferences drive up UK hotel bookings
GOOD news for the travel industry has been hard to find but figures out today show that big events are driving demand for hotel bookings in the UK.
WHO doctor is “hopping mad” with fake news and Twitter spats that have cost lives
THE World Health Organisation’s Special Envoy for COVID 19 warned many more would die because of fake news.
World’s most powerful passports in 2021
DESPITE Brexit, the UK moved up one place in the passport global rankings to 7th place today.
Here’s your Christmas Eve newsletter
2020 when more people went to Barnard Castle than made it to an airport!
Unesco serves up heritage award for Singapore’s street food culture
SINGAPORE’S hawker culture has been added to the Unesco list of global "cultural treasures".
Where we’re booking our 2021 holidays!
LISBON has been named the No.1 holiday destination for Europeans in 2021 with Dubai the most searched for city.
“Everything’s cancelled until the end of January!”Coach company boss reflects on a difficult year
“EVERYTHING'S been cancelled until the end of January,” says tour director Tim Smith from Acklams Coaches.
EU silly sausage! Hard cheese for travellers in 2021
BRITISH travellers face a ban on bringing home cheese and meat from their Continental holidays next summer.
Ireland gears up for a Brexit bonanza of UK travellers in 2021
IRELAND is expecting a “big whoosh” of British travellers in the New Year, post-Brexit and post-pandemic.
Brits abroad: Has the beach and booze reputation gone?
BRITS have long been known for their love of sun, sea and sand holidays while also enjoying a drink or two.
Will Brexit deal another blow to UK holidaymakers looking to return to their favourite hotspots in 2021?
WILL UK holidaymakers remain loyal to their favourite destinations next year or look outside the EU?
Newsletter November: Holidays wanted!
THE World Travel Market where every country in the world Zoomed in to the largest gathering of the travel industry since the pandemic began!
Follow the guide into the deadly history of Angkor Wat
I THOUGHT I’d come to Angkor Wat to see the sun rise, what I realised was that I went there to hear its story.
Postcard from Central America
WHERE do you start if you don’t know Central America? Nature and history are its DNA.
Has time been called on legendary Fleet Street pubs?
FLEET Street’s famous pubs could be “lost forever” due to Covid restriction, warns CAMRA.
Good news travels fast: Highlights from LATA Expo 2020
AS EUROPE shuts down again, Latin America is opening up!
How #safetravel can help #savetravel
THE travel industry has got it wrong. The message needs to change from save travel to safe travel.
Covid kills jumbo: BA retires its iconic 747s following worldwide downturn in travel
CRUISING through the jet stream at 650mph, the Boeing 747 has been the iconic Queen of the Skies for the last 50 years.
Unlocked: The nation’s top attractions are back
ALMOST all of Britain’s top 20 tourist attractions have reopened following months of lockdown.
What you should know about London
LONDON is one of the most popular capital cities on the planet yet it's a national hobby to dislike it.