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Where can I summer holiday abroad when UK travel bans are lifted? | Travel

It is currently illegal to travel abroad for holidays, but the UK government’s roadmap for exiting lockdown states that a new taskforce to review global travel restrictions will report on 12 April. International travel restrictions from England will not be lifted until 17 May at the earliest. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are yet to set a date for the resumption of international travel.

However, summer holiday bookings have already surged in anticipation, even while some politicians and public health experts have cautioned it is too early to be certain that they can take place. Some countries have already announced

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Travel apps you need to know in South Africa

Humanity has for many years continued to evolve and adapt to rapidly changing social and economic dynamics driven by the power of the internet. The internet age has impacted every sphere of life with individuals, families, businesses and institutions all steadily adopting digital tools and facilities to socialise and do business. The travel industry has also recorded a rapid rise in digital tools designed to improve or create convenience when it comes to travelling and enjoying experiences.

Apps in this regard have become reliable platforms that assist the general populace with finding locations, finding and double-checking ticket costs and booking,

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Time Travel: Would it really change your story?

With the first year of lockdowns in South Africa behind us, many are dealing with grief on some level. Whether it’s time with loved ones, financial losses, a lost job or the ultimate tragedy of losing someone to Covid-19… each one of us has faced loss. Hindsight has been useful in teaching us about what we should have held dear, but it can also be painful. Looking back, it may seem obvious – we should have seen these setbacks coming. One could spend hours analysing what one should have done before the pandemic struck, travelling back in time to unpick

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Disneyland as a Vaccination Site? Airports as Test Centers? The Travel Industry Pitches In

Many corners of the travel industry are looking for a way to pitch in to help end the pandemic.

More than a dozen U.S. airports now double as virus testing sites, including Chicago O’Hare and Chicago Midway, Los Angeles International, Tampa, Newark and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Inside many terminals, XpresSpa has pivoted from offering airport massages and manicures to rapid coronavirus tests.

Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif., has been closed to guests since March; in December, they lent one of their ultracold freezers to

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Branson, Travel Moguls Hoping For Vaccine Passports for COVID Recovery

Sir Richard Branson visits “Cavuto” On FOX Business Network at FOX Studios on September 23, 2014 in New York City. Rob Kim/Getty Images

As the pandemic continues to ravage across the world, the painfully slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and the lack of an efficient system to track who’s inoculated and who’s not means that the global travel industry is about to lose another summer.

In an interview with CNBC this week, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, who recently lost his mother to the coronavirus, said he hopes some sort of “proof of vaccination” will be made available for travelers

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What air travel has in store for us in 2021 | Features

Let’s look ahead to see what air travel has in store for us as the year begins.


Airlines were hoping for a Christmas miracle, but that didn’t happen. Although the number of people who flew for the holidays reached 2020 highs (which were abnormally low, of course), the numbers weren’t quite what carriers hoped.

Once again, there are more seats than there are flyers.

“Airlines had thought for a while they had brought seats in line with demand,” said Seth Kaplan, an airline analyst and co-author of “Glory Lost and Found,” a book about Delta’s

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