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Thomas Cook relaunches as an online travel company

Travel firm Thomas Cook has returned across the UK after being ‘reinvented’ as an online travel company. Chinese firm Fosun Tourism Group acquired the brand for £11 million after the 178-year-old travel company collapsed in September 2019. When did Thomas Cook return? The new version

Coronavirus: Bracknell residents asked to travel miles for covid-19 te…

Frustrated residents say they are being asked to travel ‘miles’ to get tested for coronavirus following a national shortage on tests. Bracknell Forest Council says it understands the ‘frustrations’ of people who are struggling to get local COVID-19 tests. READ MORE: Scientists believe they

Quarantine policy ‘in tatters’ as UK divides over Portugal and Greece

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has defended the UK Government’s decision to maintain England’s travel corridors with Portugal and Greece, despite Scotland and Wales reintroducing travel restrictions. This week the English, Welsh and Scottish quarantine policies have split. Scotland has imposed a quarantine on Greece,

Concern for Portugal and Greece holidays as cases rise

France has recorded its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections since March, while President Emmanuel Macron has raised the possibility of another nationwide lockdown. A further 7,379 cases were confirmed on Friday, bringing the country’s total to 267,077 and making it the largest daily

More countries at risk of joining quarantine list as cases rise across…

A handful of European countries could be removed from the UK’s shrinking quarantine-free list as new cases rise across the continent. The Czech Republic reported 506 positive tests on Friday, its highest daily rise since the start of the pandemic, while Switzerland has seen new

Coronavirus latest: Oxford and German vaccine trials in race for jab t…

Coronavirus latest: Oxford and German vaccine trials in race for jab this year, says UK chair Source link Google News

Hays Travel wins contract for staff to work on Covid-19 NHS Test and T…

Travel firm Hays Travel has been awarded a contract by logistics giant Serco to work on the NHS Test and Trace programme, it has been reported. The Sunderland c ompany, the UK’s largest independent travel agent, has also been offering advice on behalf of

WHSmith plans to axe 1,500 jobs as travel curbs bite

WHSmith, the high street and travel retailer, has said it expects a full-year loss of up to £75m and plans to axe 1,500 jobs as coronavirus depresses passenger numbers at airports, railway stations and other transport hubs. “As a result of the impact on

Travel latest: Swedish virus expert says ‘no point’ in face masks, as …

The British public may still be nervous about the prospect of travelling abroad this summer, but over 97 per cent of UK skiers intend to return to the slopes next winter, a new survey by the Ski Club of Great Britain has found. A

Spain holidays at risk as Government reassesses quarantine measures

Away from Spain, other nations continue to juggle their travel restrictions.  Australia, which has seen a fresh surge in coronavirus infections, is preparing to reopen its island, Tasmania, to domestic tourists. Reuters has the details:  Australia’s southern island state of Tasmania will next month