Category: UK Travel News

United Kingdom travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on United Kingdom. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in United Kingdom. London Travel information. The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.

Heathow CEO: Chancellor continues to ignore UK’s aviation sector

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 15:43

Failing to even mention aviation, let alone provide full business rates relief for airports in today’s Budget, is a missed opportunity to ensure the sector can play a key role ... Read More

Glasgow Green: University of Glasgow unveils plan to cut business travel carbon emissions

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 18:45

University staff will be encouraged to avoid travel wherever possible, to choose public ground transport over flying, to consider their transport options during funding applications, and to maximize the outcomes ... Read More

Heathrow prepares for safe restart of travel and trade in 2021

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 18:53

We can be hopeful for 2021, with Britain on the cusp of becoming the first country in the world to safely resume international travel and trade at scale Read More

UK bans Boeing 777s with faulty engines from its airspace

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 22, 2021 22:34

Boeing 777 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 series engines are being banned from British airspace. Read More

UK Vaccines Minister: The last national lockdown

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 22, 2021 15:42

UK government continues to promise a measured approach which will be guided by data and science rather than economic needs Read More

United Airlines announces new flight from Boston Logan to London Heathrow

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 19, 2021 15:35

United Airlines will be the only U.S. carrier to offer nonstop service between nation's top seven business markets and London Heathrow Read More

[2021] Heathrow Airport launches blueprint for zero carbon domestic flight

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 18, 2021 19:31

Heathrow has successfully pitched two carbon-cutting concepts to Innovate UK’s Future Flight Challenge Read More

No contaminated air warning sensors: FAA and EASA unconcerned?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- February 16, 2021 03:24

Despite knowing about the effect of “bleed air” filters for decades and the potential for contaminated passenger cabin, aviation regulators around the world such as the US Federal Aviation Administration ... Read More

Heathrow: Quarantine plan for arrivals from COVID-19 hotspots still not ready

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 15, 2021 18:30

Heathrow urged ministers to ensure there is “adequate resources and appropriate protocols” for all transfers from aircraft to hotels Read More

Johnson: No COVID passports for UK

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 15, 2021 15:11

Everyone arriving in the United Kingdom must inform the authorities about visiting the countries on UK "black list", where the situation with COVID-19 is critical Read More

Wine Taxation Without Representation from Tourism or Tourists

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- February 12, 2021 00:07

A tariff on wine was imposed on imports from several European countries by former President Trump which is affecting the bottom line for tourism and travel-related industries. Read More

UK aviation needs emergency plan after de facto border closure

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 11, 2021 19:19

UK national lockdown, travel bans, blanket quarantine and compulsory testing deterred people from traveling in January Read More

EasyJet well-positioned to compete with legacy carriers post-COVID-19

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 10, 2021 22:49

Legacy carriers may have reduced their cost bases but not to the extent of low-cost carriers Read More

World Travel Market is back! World Tourism Network Members discuss with Reed Director Simon Mayle

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 10, 2021 00:08

Travel Professionals call it the MICE industry. MICE stands for Meeting and Incentive. MICE has been dead since COVID-19 broke out with ITB Berlin cancelling in March 2020. Now Reed ... Read More

Great Britain lowers its terror threat level

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- February 8, 2021 18:49

"Terrorism remains one of the most direct and immediate risks to our national security," UK Home Secretary said Read More

Montserrat launches remote work program

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- February 5, 2021 23:19

There are people in various parts of the world who now have the ability to work from home and are actively looking for a change of environment Read More

Brits demand government dropped ‘COVID-19 vaccine passport’ idea

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- February 5, 2021 19:47

UK government devising a plan for a 'vaccine passport' that would allow people to travel abroad to countries which would admit foreign visitors, provided they can prove they have been ... Read More

Russia extends UK flight ban

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- February 1, 2021 21:43

Russian Federation suspended flights with the UK on December 22, 2020 due to the detection of a new strain of COVID-19 there Read More

Heathrow to launch rapid COVID-19 testing pilot for airport workers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- February 1, 2021 15:42

Heathrow is working with NHS Test & Trace on a Government-led colleague testing pilot. The pilot will use rapid lateral flow tests to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the ... Read More

Marriott International opens first UK dual-branded property

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- February 1, 2021 15:10

Both hotels are operated by Cycas Hospitality, who in 2018 opened Marriott’s first dual-branded property in Europe under the Moxy and Residence Inn brands in Amsterdam Read More

UK announces summer airport slot rules waiver extension

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 29, 2021 19:10

The move “provided flexibility to airlines to support them during this difficult time” and reflected the current low demand for air travel Read More

UK international travel facing a bleak future over next few months

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 27, 2021 22:57

Fear of quarantine requirements is the main factor deterring people from traveling, followed closely by travel restrictions Read More

WTN differs with WTTC on Rebuilding Travel and Reopening Tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- January 27, 2021 00:38

There is a good reason why Juergen Steinmetz, founder of the World Tourism Network (WTN) differs with Gloria Guevara CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) on how ... Read More

WTTC gets desperate and has a point

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2021 07:50

WTTC is the true leader in today's travel and tourism industry. Leaders however have obligations. WTTC obligation is to the largest travel and tourism industry members - and they are ... Read More

UNWTO is deaf when it comes to WTTC and the private travel sector

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021 07:38

The controversial dinner last night to bribe for Zurab Pololikashvili re-election for UNWTO Secretary General has raised eyebrows all over the world. It's not clear who ended up attending the ... Read More

British Airways most mentioned airline on Twitter in Q4 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 23:44

British flag carrier was the most mentioned airline among influencer conversations on Twitter in Fourth Quarter of 2020 Read More

London has fallen: Heathrow no longer Europe’s Busiest air hub

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 18, 2021 21:52

New strain of COVID-19 threatens to deepen the crisis in the British aviation industry Read More

New dangerous COVID-P1 virus in Brazil, Panama, Cape Verde, Portugal, Japan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 15, 2021 05:14

COVID 19 is growing a new strains are emerging. The third one now in Brazil. This P1 version was already detected by travelers arriving in Japan. UK is closing inbound ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister urges UK and Canada to revise COVID policies

Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica Hon Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism Jamaica- January 11, 2021 01:12

The outspoken Jamaica Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is urging the UK and Canada to adjust their latest one size fits all COVID policies. He explained why Jamaica as a ... Read More

Cathay Pacific suspends all flights from UK to Hong Kong until January 25

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 7, 2021 19:55

Cathay Pacific flights to London’s Heathrow airport will resume on January 12, followed by a total of seven more up until January 24. But a flight to Manchester on January ... Read More

Mexico offers asylum and protection to Julian Assange

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021 01:22

British judge refused to extradite Assange to the US |Mexico offers asylum to Julian Assange |The US is expected to appeal the ruling | Just a few hours after UK ... Read More