TRAVEL BLOG

Britain's best seaside hotels for a holiday on the coast

Please note our writers visited the following hotels prior to the coronavirus pandemic Lockdown has been something of a postcode lottery, with those that benefit from proximity to wide open spaces the envy of many. Perhaps most missed was the country’s beautiful coastline — and that may well be where many of us venture for […]

TSA casts doubts on effectiveness of passenger temperature checks at airports

A traveler wearing a protective mask walks through Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Checking temperatures at airports might not be the best way to weed out travelers with Covid-19, the head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday. TSA […]

What it's like flying across the US right now

(CNN) — After months of lonely isolation in my one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment, I finally decided to bite the bullet and fly to Northern California on Saturday — using the utmost precautions with a pre-assembled Covid-19 kit: mask, gloves, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and a straw. Three days before my Saturday morning Delta flight from New […]

Mask Exemption Cards From the ‘Freedom to Breathe Agency’? They’re Fake

Cards for sale that claim to exempt people from wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic are fraudulent, federal officials said. The cards — featuring a red, white and blue eagle logo and approximately the size of a business card — say the bearer is exempt from ordinances requiring them to wear masks in public. “Wearing […]

Five dream trips to quieter corners of Spain

Britons are about to get the green light for trips to Spain. But where can you escape the crowds? La Gomera: Hiking heaven in the Canaries Sidestep the sun-seeking Canary Islands crowds among hauntingly beautiful forested hillsides, jagged rocky outcrops and wonderfully lush valleys of laid-back La Gomera. Why it’s special Feeling worlds away from […]

Delta to warn more than 2,500 pilots about possible furloughs, offers early retirement packages

Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Delta Air Lines is planning to send notices to warn more than 2,500 pilots next week about potential furloughs, according to […]

Pilots Discussed Coronavirus, Ignoring Alerts Before Pakistan Crash, Officials Say

The crash brought into focus the dismal state of affairs of Pakistan International Airlines, the national carrier, and after the crash, Prime Minister Imran Khan demanded an immediate inquiry. The airline has experienced huge financial losses in recent decades. Corruption, nepotism, overstaffing, lack of quality control and favoritism in making appointments due to political pressures […]

The best beach hotels in St Lucia, including where to stay for palm-strewn bays and surf-ready waves

This is one of the Caribbean’s best-equipped all-inclusive hotels; a sprawling complex that flanks the beach and rises up the verdant hillsides behind. Expect good food, comfy rooms, lots of solo guests, a vast spa complex and a plethora of sporty activities on offer. Impressive bang for your buck includes a daily spa treatment. The […]

What happened when luxury hotels swapped tourists for medical workers

(CNN) — To say the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the hotel industry is something of an understatement. Countless big names were forced to close due to safety concerns and plummeting occupancy rates, with many yet to resume business again. However, some chose to open their doors to doctors, nurses and other […]

Los Angeles International plans passenger temperature screenings

A police car is parked outside Tom Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, April 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. Valerie Macon | AFP | via Getty Images Los Angeles International Airport will start piloting thermal scanning of passengers on Tuesday, a trial that […]