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.

WTTC: UK is heading to ‘worst case scenario’
UK Travel News

WTTC: UK is heading to ‘worst case scenario’

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Nearly three million jobs in the UK - and 197 million worldwide in the Travel & Tourism sector globally - ... Read More

Emirates to fly its flagship A380 superjumbo to Guangzhou
Airline News

Emirates to fly its flagship A380 superjumbo to Guangzhou

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Emirates has announced that it will deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from 8 August 2020. The airline has ... Read More

International Golf Travel Market in Wales postponed until 2021
Meeting Industry News

International Golf Travel Market in Wales postponed until 2021

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Reed Travel Exhibitions, the exhibition organizers behind IGTM (International Golf Travel Market) has confirmed that IGTM 2020 (due to take ... Read More

Spain’s tourism industry to struggle as UK travel corridors are removed
Breaking Travel News

Spain’s tourism industry to struggle as UK travel corridors are removed

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 1, 2020

As one of the countries under the UK’s travel corridors scheme, the Spanish tourism sector had an opportunity to regain ... Read More

Wizz Air re-launches air service between Russia’s St. Petersburg and London
Airline News

Wizz Air re-launches air service between Russia’s St. Petersburg and London

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

Wizz Air UK, a British scheduled airline based at Luton Airport, is planning to resume schedule flights between the Pulkovo ... Read More

WTM London partners with ITIC to launch an Investment Summit
Business Travel News

WTM London partners with ITIC to launch an Investment Summit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2020

WTM London and ITIC will come up together to host a tourism investment summit that will help recover businesses and ... Read More

Nonstop flights resume from Munich to Tunis and Edinburgh
Airport news

Nonstop flights resume from Munich to Tunis and Edinburgh

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 30, 2020

Ready for departure in the direction of North Africa? With Tunisair, another airline is taking off from Munich Airport. The ... Read More

TUI shop closures mark turning point for UK travel agents
Tourism News

TUI shop closures mark turning point for UK travel agents

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 30, 2020

According to travel industry experts, today’s news that TUI is closing 166 travel agencies in UK and Ireland, is not ... Read More

Holland-Kaye: ‘Global Britain’ is nothing without COVID-19 testing at airports
Airport news

Holland-Kaye: ‘Global Britain’ is nothing without COVID-19 testing at airports

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020

In an interview with the BBC today, London Heathrow Airport’s Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye said that UK government’s ‘Global Britain’ ... Read More

WTM London and Travel Forward Announce Plans for 2020
Breaking Travel News

WTM London and Travel Forward Announce Plans for 2020

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 29, 2020

WTM London – the event where Ideas Arrive – and Travel Forward – the travel and hospitality technology event co-located ... Read More

UK’s latest announcement a huge blow to Europe’s tourism recovery
UK Travel News

UK’s latest announcement a huge blow to Europe’s tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

Following the news that UK Foreign Office has extended its advice against all but essential travel to the whole of ... Read More

Aviasales reveals: search queries to the UK rocketed
Airline News

Aviasales reveals: search queries to the UK rocketed

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

The number of search queries to the UK rocketed after Russian PM announced borders are reopening. Experts of travel search ... Read More

UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers Summit: Safer, greener, smarter travel & tourism
Meeting Industry News

UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers Summit: Safer, greener, smarter travel & tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 27, 2020

Tourism leaders from around the world will once again come together for the Ministers’ Summit at WTM London to set ... Read More

British Airways launches daily flight from London Heathrow to Cornwall Airport Newquay
Airport news

British Airways launches daily flight from London Heathrow to Cornwall Airport Newquay

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 27, 2020

After months of discussions and planning, Cornwall Airport Newquay launched British Airways’ Public Service Obligation (PSO) operation to and from ... Read More

Portugal irked by UK’s decision to leave it off its ‘safe travel list’
European travel news

Portugal irked by UK’s decision to leave it off its ‘safe travel list’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020

Portugal's government has denounced UK’s decision to keep a quarantine regime for travelers from Portugal. Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos ... Read More

Caravan holidays: The solution to summer 2020
Breaking Travel News

Caravan holidays: The solution to summer 2020

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 24, 2020

Things are starting to open up across the UK as the lockdown brought on by coronavirus continues to be lifted. ... Read More

Heathrow is ready for another summer getaway season
Airport news

Heathrow is ready for another summer getaway season

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 24, 2020

Heathrow is welcoming back passengers ready for a summer getaway, offering them increased choice in direct, short-haul travel at some ... Read More

UK Government Announces Resumption of Exhibitions Industry
Breaking Travel News

UK Government Announces Resumption of Exhibitions Industry

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 20, 2020

The UK Government has announced the resumption of the exhibitions industry in the country as of October 1, 2020, meaning ... Read More

Minister: Ireland to retain COVID-19 quarantine for UK and US visitors
Ireland travel news

Minister: Ireland to retain COVID-19 quarantine for UK and US visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 18, 2020

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney announced today, that Republic of Ireland is 'likely' to retain its requirement that visitors from ... Read More

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office adds more confusion to return of cruises
Cruise Industry News

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office adds more confusion to return of cruises

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 16, 2020

Following news that UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) only advises against 'sea-going' cruise ship travel, cruise industry experts say ... Read More

Airport news

New measures at London Heathrow to reduce risk for passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 15, 2020

London Heathrow airport unveils further measures that reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting COVID-19 at the airport. The UK’s ... Read More

Loganair and Blue Islands partner to connect UK regions and Channel Islands
Airline News

Loganair and Blue Islands partner to connect UK regions and Channel Islands

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, and Blue Islands, the growing Channel-Islands based airline, have formed an extensive partnership to ... Read More

Heathrow: Government must act faster to protect jobs and unlock growth
Travel News

Heathrow: Government must act faster to protect jobs and unlock growth

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

COVID-19 continues to weigh on travel demand, with a drop in passenger numbers of over 95% compared to the start ... Read More

UK said no to Air Peace for its evacuation flight from London to Lagos
Airline News

UK said no to Air Peace for its evacuation flight from London to Lagos

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020

The Nigerian Federal Government said it will review its air agreements with various countries as a result of the unacceptable ... Read More

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel
Airport news

London Biggin Hill Airport launches Guide to Contactless Travel

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

With the lifting of quarantine restrictions today, London Biggin Hill Airport is launching a Guide to Contactless Travel, providing key ... Read More

Traveling? Wear a mask and share your holiday photo with WTTC
Breaking Travel News

Traveling? Wear a mask and share your holiday photo with WTTC

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2020

WTTC includes the wearing of a face mask as the new normal when traveling.  They are so convinced, that they ... Read More

Can the European Union Still be a Guardian of the Rules-based Global Order?
Breaking Travel News

Can the European Union Still be a Guardian of the Rules-based Global Order?

Rita Payne - special to eTN Rita Payne - special to eTN- July 10, 2020

The future of the rules-based global order & the role (if any) of the European Union in bringing it about ... Read More

19 Caribbean destinations included in UK COVID-19 Travel Corridors
Responsible Tourism News

19 Caribbean destinations included in UK COVID-19 Travel Corridors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 8, 2020

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Guadaloupe, Grenada, Montserrat, ... Read More

UK flights will be allowed into Greece mid-July
Greece travel news

UK flights will be allowed into Greece mid-July

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 6, 2020

As Greece is trying to salvage its tourist season, Greek authorities announced today that commercial flights from the UK will ... Read More

List of countries allowed to visit the United Kingdom, and list of countries not allowed
Breaking Travel News

List of countries allowed to visit the United Kingdom, and list of countries not allowed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020

If you like to visit the United Kingdom you should better look at the list of countries allowed to do ... Read More

UK domestic tourism down 22% due to COVID-19
UK Travel News

UK domestic tourism down 22% due to COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 3, 2020

As the UK's domestic tourism industry prepares to reopen on July 4, total UK domestic tourism trips are set to ... Read More

Association of British Professional Conference Organizers names new chairs
Travel Associations News

Association of British Professional Conference Organizers names new chairs

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 2, 2020

ABPCO’s AGM, which took place on Friday, 26 June saw Michael Smith from RenewableUK and Barbara Calderwood from MCI UK ... Read More

EasyJet’s aggressive cost-cutting plans could be too drastic
Airline News

EasyJet’s aggressive cost-cutting plans could be too drastic

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 30, 2020

British low-cost airline easyJet has begun consultations on plans to close bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle, putting 727 of ... Read More

Brilliant! Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC: How to eliminate the hoax?
Travel News

Brilliant! Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC: How to eliminate the hoax?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 30, 2020

Of course, a Safe Travels stamp of approval by WTTC is not a hoax. It's a brilliant and timely move ... Read More

European flight bookings reveal ‘London has fallen’
European travel news

European flight bookings reveal ‘London has fallen’

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020

Flight booking data shows London has fallen to the bottom of the top 10 most booked European cities, as border ... Read More

Emirates to fly Airbus A380 super jumbo to London Heathrow and Paris
Airline News

Emirates to fly Airbus A380 super jumbo to London Heathrow and Paris

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 24, 2020

The highly popular Emirates A380 aircraft will begin serving travelers on flights to London Heathrow and Paris starting from 15 ... Read More

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