Tag: travel

Upper Crust owner: ‘Demand for travel will return’

Image copyright Getty Images Upper Crust owner SSP Group says it believes that “demand for travel will return”, despite the coronavirus pandemic dragging down sales. It said weekly sales are now 76% below April to September levels last year. SSP said about a third of its global outlets, mostly found at railway stations and airports, had reopened despite the pandemic.… Read more →

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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary calls UK travel quarantine ‘a shambles’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Michael O’Leary wants to see coronavirus testing at UK airports The UK’s travel quarantine policy is a “shambles of mismanagement”, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said. In an interview with the BBC, Mr O’Leary said the UK and Irish Governments “stand indicted”. He said the UK quarantine was “lumpy and defective” and that the UK… Read more →

Thomas Cook to be revived as online travel firm

Image copyright Reuters The Thomas Cook travel brand is close to being re-launched following the company’s spectacular collapse last year that cost thousands of jobs. However, the new firm will be online-only without the aircraft, hotels and shops of the old business. The brand’s owner, China’s Fosun, wants to revive Britain’s oldest travel firm within weeks to capture the start… Read more →

Coronavirus: Rolls-Royce reports record loss as travel slumps

Image copyright Getty Images Engineering giant Rolls-Royce, which makes jet engines, has reported record losses after the coronavirus pandemic caused demand for air travel to slump. The firm reported a pre-tax loss of £5.4bn for the first half of this year. Rolls-Royce is in the middle of the biggest restructuring of its business in its history. On Wednesday, it confirmed… Read more →

Coronavirus: Can I get a holiday refund and what are my travel rights?

Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus has meant most people have been forced to abandon or hastily rearrange holiday plans for 2020, whether in the UK or abroad. For the time being the Foreign Office has advised against all non-essential travel, and some restrictions remain in place within the UK. There are signs that people may manage a getaway, but options… Read more →