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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.

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

England goes on nationwide lockdown as new COVID-19 cases soar

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 4, 2021 23:27

Describing the move as part of "a great national effort to fight COVID," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England will enter a new nationwide lockdown that will last ... Read More

Dr. Taleb Rifai is the new Secretary-General

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2021 20:48

World Tourism Forum Institute appoints new Secretary-General | Former UNWTO SG Dr. Taleb Rifai accept the position of Secretary-General of WTFI | The hospitality business has been among the most ... Read More

This Premium Economy Class is only available for upgrades

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2021 19:57

New flights from Dubai to LondonPremium Economy Class only available as an Upgrade on EmiratesEmirates introduced A380 Emirates has announced that it will deploy its latest flagship A380 aircraft featuring ... Read More

Timeshare fraud victims re-targeted by new criminal organizations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020 19:57

Consumer protection organizations are appalled as fake law firms actively target previous consumer fraud victims by illegally buying data from other criminals. Fraudsters Many timeshare owners are desperate to escape the ... Read More

COVID Vaccine: Allergic Reaction Trigger

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- December 29, 2020 01:40

According to a report by the Italian daily, Il Corriere della Sera, there are compounds present in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food that may cause the COVID vaccine allergic reaction in ... Read More

Russia extends UK flight ban through January 12

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020 22:38

Russia's official COVID-19 response center announced that the country has extended suspension of all flights between Russian Federation and the United Kingdom trough January 12, 2021. "The Response Center for ... Read More

Travel from UK to USA requires a negative COVID-19 test

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 25, 2020 05:02

Today, President Trump is taking another step to protect the health of the American people by requiring air passengers arriving from the United Kingdom (U.K.) to test negative, via PCR ... Read More

Next Generation COVID-19

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 24, 2020 02:15

A new strain of the coronavirus - the next generation COVID-19 - has emerged and is responsible for a 70 percent increase in infections in London alone. It has also ... Read More

ETOA sees European Tourism in Crisis Mode

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 23, 2020 00:37

If anyone is familiar with what is currently going on in European Tourism with COVID-19, it's Tom Jenkins, CEO of ETOA, the European Tour Operators Association. ETOA is the trade ... Read More

120 countries plus New York while the US remains silent

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 21, 2020 23:45

Why is the United States Government putting its citizens and visitors in harm's way? Coronavirus is out of control, 120 countries require COVID-19 tests before an airline passenger may board ... Read More

Switzerland announces entry ban, retroactive quarantine for travelers from UK and South Africa

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 23:24

Following the discovery of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus in the UK and South Africa, the Federal Council today decided to take steps to prevent the further ... Read More

Russia suspends all flights with Great Britain

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 15:15

Russia suspended all flights with the UK amid news of the discovery of a new, more contagious strain of COVID-19 in the country, according to the latest reports by Russian ... Read More

Canada suspends all flights from the UK

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 21, 2020 02:54

Earlier today, the UK Prime Minister convened a meeting of the Incident Response Group to discuss the new variant of COVID-19 identified in the United Kingdom. Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, Minister ... Read More

All Flights stopped from Germany to UK and South Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 20, 2020 21:57

German authorities on Sunday issued an emergency order to ban all fights between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United Kingdom as of immediately. This was also expanded for ... Read More

EU halts all travel with UK due to new COVID-19 mutation

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 20, 2020 17:15

French authorities are planning to close the border with the UK after the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus there, according to the latest reports. Italy also intends to ... Read More

Heathrow Airport responds to findings of Judicial Review

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 16, 2020 18:59

In response to the findings of Judicial Review, a Heathrow Spokesperson said: “This is the right result for the country, which will allow Global Britain to become a reality.  Only ... Read More

Heathrow reminds passengers of COVID-19 guidelines ahead of Christmas getaway

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 15, 2020 18:29

As Heathrow prepares for a much needed boost in the form of the Christmas getaway and the capital moves into Tier 3, passengers are being reminded of guidelines at the ... Read More

Heathrow CEO: UK tourist tax hands competitive advantage to EU rivals

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 11, 2020 18:34

Passenger numbers at Heathrow fell by 88% in November, as travel restrictions and a second lockdown took their toll. Based on current forecasts and continued decline in passengers, the decision ... Read More

An NGO Perspective on the UNWTO Election for Secretary-General

Louis D'Amore Louis D'Amore- December 10, 2020 07:26

Louis D'Amore is one of the longest serving senior leader in the global travel and tourism industry. He earned the respects by almost every minister of tourism, heads of States, ... Read More

WTTC has a friend in Bahrain in the fight for Tourism Survival

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2020 09:55

The new magic word to aid in global Travel & Tourism’s fight for survival  is called SSTJ. WTTC says SSTJ will shape the new normal of the sector for years ... Read More

WTM London publishes a manifesto to guide policy-makers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 8, 2020 19:36

WTM London has declared its mission to work with governments and the private sector around the world to create a safer, smarter and greener travel and tourism industry. The event ... Read More

Etihad Airways joins UK leading digital aviation research project

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2020 15:38

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has joined the £65 million Digital Aviation Research and Technology Center (DARTeC) consortium, due to open next year at Cranfield ... Read More

Bahrain and UK first COVID-19 immunization is rolled out

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 6, 2020 21:19

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, have agreed to take the vaccine — developed by Pfizer and BioNtech — to boost public confidence in vaccination. The U.K. Queen’s ... Read More

Heathrow to start charging £5 for airport drop-off

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020 18:31

Heathrow has announced it is exploring a proposal to implement a Forecourt Access Charge (FAC) for vehicles in late 2021 to prevent a car led airport recovery from the COVID-19 ... Read More

Two people stabbed in another Islamist terrorist attack in UK

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 2, 2020 22:51

A 57-year-old man was detained by Lancashire police after violently attacking two women and stabbing them with the knife in the city of Burnley in northern England. According to the ... Read More

Is it dangerous to exempt quarantine for travel up to 72 hours?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 2, 2020 21:20

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have joined forces to call for an exemption on quarantine for travel of ... Read More

Luxaviation UK expands fleet with new Cirrus jet

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 1, 2020 17:43

Luxaviation UK, a private jet charter and management company, is expanding the company’s managed fleet with the addition of a brand new aircraft - Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet. Based in ... Read More