Photograph of the week: Krka National Park, Croatia

The Krka National Park is located in Southern Croatia along the Krka River. The magnificent area of natural beauty is best known for its series of seven stunning waterfalls. The national park is one of Croatia’s eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The beautiful park covers an extensive area of, and is named after the […]

The Bahamas’ road to tourism recovery

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is preparing for Phase 2 of the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan, which will begin tomorrow and will allow for the resumption of international travel to The Bahamas. Policies and procedures for all travellers visiting The Bahamas beginning 1st July are as follows. Plans continue to evolve in response […]

A Summer of staycations? It’s time to explore England

With many of our favourite attractions now beginning to reopen their doors, VisitEngland have rounded up some ways to enjoy outings across the country. Plus, with breaks away now possible from 4th July, restaurants, pubs, campsites and accommodation providers are busy putting measures in place to welcome people back. Look at some of the creative […]

‘Clean & Safe’ Switzerland

The Swiss tourism industry has launced its ‘Clean & Safe’ campaign. The campaign, consisting of an information platform and a label, was initiated by Switzerland Tourism as part of its ‘Recovery Plan’. For some guests, the step into the new normality comes with doubts and uncertainty. In order to strengthen confidence in Switzerland as a […]

Putting safety first: The Aruba Health & Happiness Code

As travellers anxiously wait for the starting gun to be fired on the international tourism kick-start, Aruba is introducing a stringent plan to ensure the safety of visitors. The tourism-dependent Dutch Caribbean island-nation has put into place the Aruba Health & Happiness Code, a strict cleaning and hygiene certification programme that will be mandatory for […]

Re-opening of the Maldives to international tourists

By Paul Johnson on Jun 25, 2020 in Featured The Maldives will re-open its borders to international tourists on 15th July 2020. Resorts, liveaboards and hotels located at uninhabited islands will be open from that date, with guest houses and hotels located at inhabited islands opening from 1st August 2020. The Maldives relies heavily on […]

COVID-19 coronavirus: Where in the world can you scuba dive?

For over 50 years PADI®, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, has enabled people around the globe to experience the wonder of the underwater world, but COVID-19 has disrupted travel and scuba diving operations across the globe, so where is it now possible to dive? As the world slowly opens again, PADI wants to help […]

The perfect, plane-friendly organiser that oozes elegance

After hundreds of trips over the last few decades, the one thing that has always remained elusive to me is an elegant functional way to carry all of my essential valuables. You know the types of items that need to be kept safe yet within easy reach, such as your iPad, keys, wallets, chargers, credit […]

Photograph of the week: Bran Castle, Romania

For many Bran Castle may be synonymous with “vampires” or “horror stories” but in reality is more of a beautiful medieval castle than a haunted place. How did its association with Dracula come by then? We might attribute at least part of the reason to its location. Bran Castle is set in Transylvania region, Romania, […]

Photograph of the week: Matera, Italy

In times such as these, where sheltering in place is the norm, and socializing feels like a distant memory, it can feel like we’re living under a rock. There is something to be said for rock-dwelling however… Just take Matera, Italy: a place where the cliffs and rocks of the surrounding landscape have been transformed […]

Travel businesses have been hit hard, but spare a thought for Corona Holidays

These are certainly unprecedented times for the entire travel industry. Although businesses are incredibly good at dealing with all kinds of situations thrown at them, the world has absolutely changed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The last coronavirus to largely affect the travel industry was SARS in 2003. This mainly impacted the […]

A light-hearted look at lockdown travel

While there is no escaping the devastation caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus – both from a global health perspective and from a financial viewpoint – sometimes it is important to take a lighthearted look at the world around us, and to remember that better times lie ahead. I’m sure many of you have been sent […]

When will the cruise industry resume?

The cruise industry has taken nothing short of a battering in recent months with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, but thin shards of light are starting to emerge that suggest cruises may one day resume. So that you can find the information all in one place, here are extracts from the latest official statements […]

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

By Paul Johnson on May 09, 2020 in Asia, Attractions, California, China, Europe, Featured, Going Out, North America, Peru, Regions, South America, Travel Miscellany, United Kingdom, USA, Websites, Western Europe, Worldwide Recently, I sat and thought about some of the reasons why I travel (and these days I have more time to sit, and think, […]

Looking forward to active learning holidays in Austria

Whether it’s baking bread or putting paintbrush to paper, many of us are keeping busy at the moment by trying out new activities and rediscovering the excitement of acquiring new hobbies. Once lockdown ends, travellers looking to chase that thrill of learning a new skill should keep Austria’s Saalfelden Leogang, Ötztal and Ski Juwel Alpbachtal […]