Climate campaigners condemn ‘joy flights’ for travellers who miss flying

Rise in scenic round-trips by air in Australia and Asia is ‘insanity,’ say environmentalists Environmental campaigners have condemned the rise of scenic “joy flights” aimed at passengers “missing the excitement of travel”. Tickets for a seven-hour round trip from Sydney … Read more…

10 amazing things we’ve learned about Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

We’d heard about the new Microsoft Flight Simulator’s mega-realistic scenery, digitally distilled from satellite imagery. We knew the sim could recreate real-time weather conditions on the go, relayed from live climatic data feeds. Even real-world pilots say that the look … Read more…

Travel industry fears Covid-19 crisis will cause more holiday companies to collapse

End of furlough scheme, government U-turns and ongoing slump in overseas bookings will see more tourism businesses fail Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The travel sector is bracing itself for the collapse of yet more holiday … Read more…

UK removes Switzerland, Jamaica and Czech Republic from travel corridor list

Grant Shapps confirms people arriving from three countries will face two-week quarantine Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Jamaica are to be removed from the UK’s travel corridor list, meaning arrivals from … Read more…

‘Overall it’s like the most chaotic Pinterest board made real’ – Birch, Hertfordshire: review

Birch is the latest ‘concept’ hotel to chase the Instagram generation, but haphazard design and pricey wellness and creative activities leave little room for relaxation Arriving at Birch, you would be forgiven for thinking you were headed to a service … Read more…

Trail blazers: the Asian hiking group tackling Scotland’s treks – and diversity | Nazia Parveen

Boots and Beards is helping Glasgow’s Asian population to discover freedom, camaraderie and mental wellbeing in the Scottish mountains When a recent episode of the BBC’s Countryfile programme examined why BAME people feel the British countryside is a “white environment”, … Read more…

‘It’s the fear factor.’ English pub owner installs electric fence to keep customers at a safe distance

Businesses have had to embrace social distancing during the pandemic, and perhaps none more so than an English pub which installed an electric fence to keep thirsty customers at bay. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel Section BEST DEAL … Read more…