Articles by Fiona Horan
On Monday 22nd February, the UK Government released its COVID-19 four-step plan to ease lockdown in England. The ‘stay at home’ rule will end on 29th March but many restrictions will remain in place. People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding
With the announcement that London is to go into Tier 3 from midnight tonight (15th December), hopes for West End pantos and Christmas shows are finally dashed for good. The London Palladium started its Covid-secure performances of Pantoland on 12th December, but will now have to cancel the rest of the run of its Christmas
A number of the major cruise lines have made significant steps towards rebooting their business for the post-Coronavirus period. They include the announcement of plans for both 2021and 2022, the deployment of new vessels, and measures to ensure customer safety. Targeting smaller groups is likely to be a feature of their marketing. We plan to
With London currently in Tier 2, it’s possible to get out on a walking tour of the capital, and perhaps take in some Christmas lights. Providers of such tours include City of Westminster guide Rosemary Barnes, and London Blue Badge Tour Guide Diane Burstein. Rosemary offers a two hour tour of the best of the
As the Government announced the latest Tiers in England after the lockdown, theatres around the country had to re-consider their plans for Christmas theatre productions, particularly as regulations have tightened for both Tiers 2 and 3. Fiona Horan finds out more. Good News Theatre Royal Plymouth, in Tier 2 like much of the country, is
Daish’s Holidays has confirmed the acquisition of Robinsons Holidays, expanding its current portfolio to 12 hotels, located in 10 popular tourist destinations across the UK. As part of the acquisition, the UK break specialist has welcomed the Imperial Hotel in Eastbourne and the Abbey Lawn Hotel in Torquay to the Daish’s group. In addition, Daish’s
GTO’s Fiona Horan has taken another look at what’s on this Christmas, as the situation changes by the hour … It’s bad news for Christmas Markets and better news for Christmas lights and theatre. Christmas Markets The desire of both the Government and the devolved administrations to discourage travel and gatherings in November and December
Cotswold Airport will be the permanent home to an iconic British Airways 747 aircraft for locals and visitors to enjoy. The Boeing 747, registration G-CIVB, will be permanently retired at Cotswold Airport, near Kemble in Gloucestershire. The aircraft is painted in the unique Negus livery which adorned British Airways planes in the 1970s and 1980s.
Group travel organisers from across the UK recently visited Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens in West Sussex for a preview of the estate’s 2021 programme. Described as ‘the finest woodland gardens in England’, the estate is renowned internationally for its year-round seasonal display of colours. The gardens can be found south of Crawley, between Haywards Heath
Kurt Janson from the Tourism Alliance has shared with us the answers to some questions posed to the DCMS about aspects of England’s second lockdown – especially pertaining to holiday-makers and outdoor attractions. Q. Can the outdoor elements of botanical gardens be open, even if the indoor parts (hot houses etc) are closed? A. Yes.