Thursday, 9 Jul 2020

Travel

Delta is having technical issues rebooking flights as travelers deal with the coronavirus outbreak and the US ban on some travel from Europe

Some travelers looking to change their flights on Delta Air Lines on Thursday were asked to call back later if their travel was not urgent, as the airline deals with technical problems ticketing and rebooking flights. Delta’s technical problems come as travelers around the world are scrambling to manage the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, […]

How to plan your travels in the era of coronavirus

These are challenging days for travelers. As countries enter into coronavirus lockdowns worthy of a Margaret Atwood novel, airline policies are ever-shifting. Meanwhile cruise companies are rapidly changing cancellation policies to better accommodate skittish travelers. To help clear up the confusion, we’ve gathered a partial list of refund and rebooking changes. Before you jump on […]

Coronavirus flights: Government reveals why UK will not ban international travel

Coronavirus has officially been named by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a global pandemic. In a bid to slow the spread of the virus many countries are now implementing travel bans to certain parts of the world. However, the UK government has announced it will not be following this protocol. Instead, it will continue […]

Gathy to lead development of Amaala Island

Internationally renowned French-Belgian architect Jean-Michel Gathy has been appointed as master planner for Amaala Island, part of an ultra-luxury destination taking shape on the north western coastline of Saudi Arabia. Principal designer of Denniston, Gathy said: “The Island development will be an immersive and interactive art-inspired jewel. “Its lifestyle components, its landscaping, the museums, and […]

Samantha Brown Talks Travel Agents, Coronavirus, 'Places to Love' and More

“Travel does not have to be bucket list big to count.” TV host and travel expert Samantha Brown recently spoke these words at the Travel & Adventure Show in Atlanta, Georgia in early March. It’s a sentiment everyone should keep in mind, especially during these current times of coronavirus hysteria. You can still travel, and […]

Jaw-dropping: $80 overseas flight stuns

As coronavirus takes its toll on airlines, the latest flight sale lets Australian travellers nab an eight-hour international flight for less than the cost of a Sydney to Melbourne flight. Upon launching AirAsia’s BIG Sale, CEO Karen Chan said, “AirAsia understands the current sentiments of our customers … that’s why we’re providing ample opportunity to […]

The extreme measures cruise lines are taking as coronavirus concerns spread

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest details of cruise line cancellations, boarding restrictions and cancellation policy changes. It originally published on March 3. Note that some comments in the comment area refer to policies that have since changed.  Perhaps no other segment of the travel industry has been hit as hard […]

Coronavirus in Germany: Is it safe to travel to Germany? Are there still flights?

As of March 11, 122,399 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded across the globe, with almost 2,000 confirmed in Germany. Here is the latest advice on travelling to Germany. Since the virus was discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 4,552 people have died. Italy has suffered the worst outbreak in Europe, with 12,426 confirmed […]

How Coronavirus Is Impacting Disney World and Disneyland

With the busy spring break season upon us and COVID-19, aka novel coronavirus, today declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, families with plans to head to Walt Disney World and Disneyland have a lot of questions about how the virus could or should impact their travel plans. Internationally, four Disney parks remain […]