INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING IS BANNED UNTIL 17 MAY

International travel will be banned at least until May 17, the Prime Minister said.

Boris Johnson outlined a road map that was not in Parliament this afternoon, saying that recreational trips abroad could not resume until May at the earliest, along with the resumption of hotels and inns in Britain.

Holiday travel at home and abroad has been banned since early January.

Travel is now permitted under strict circumstances, including for business and compassionate reasons, and the government has repeatedly warned people that the holidays are illegal.

The indicative opening date follows weeks of industry speculation about when international travel will be allowed again. Many tourism industry leaders have asked the government for further clarity, including Abta, the British Association of Travel Agencies, which issued an open letter to the government this morning.

Hoteliers and organizations like Butlins and Center Parcs will be surprised that their recovery has so far been drawn. Until the Prime Minister’s announcement, they were selling a holiday which was due to start on March 8.

Instead, they have to wait the full 10 weeks to May 17 each day, which means more losses and less work. Hundreds of offshore holiday companies who survive a year without significant income travel on May 1, the traditional start of the main rental season in the Mediterranean.

Instead, they have to wait the full 10 weeks to May 17 each day, which means more losses and less work. Hundreds of offshore holiday companies who survive a year without significant income travel on May 1, the traditional start of the main rental season in the Mediterranean.

“The news will give consumers much-needed confidence that travel will reopen. We know there are pending travel requests and easyJet is ready to upgrade flights as international travel continues to make our customers friends.” And family or in the long-awaited time. this summer vacation. “

Sean Doyle, CEO of British Airways, said: “It is very important for us to find a way to continue our journey and we are pleased that the government has acknowledged it.

Top 5 Fascinating Museums to Visit in the South West of England

General disclaimer: UK Government advice is for all citizens to stay indoors to combat the spread of Covid-19, please check and adhere to guidelines before making any travel plans.

This list could probably be two or three times larger but for the sake of a condensed and therefore readable article I’ve narrowed it down to five of my personal favourites. Visiting a good and well curated museum is a great way to spend an afternoon in my book and it also affords a certain insight into the culture and values of the location it’s situated in. Also, museums are often set in beautiful historic or thoughtfully designed buildings which is always a bonus as you can enjoy the whole experience, not just from the inside. 

As a general rule, if you hang something on a wall in a grand or minimalist space (such as a museum or gallery) people will regard it with more reverence and attention for better or worse. You are naturally drawn to spend more time appreciating and learning about great works of art, science and life when in a gallery or museum simply because you’re in a gallery or museum. These spaces lend themselves to, and are constructed with, visual appreciation in mind and for me, spending time passing through them is a lovely way to experience something different (hopefully!) and in a way to reset, gain a fresh perspective. 

The southwest of England is a wonderful part of the world to explore and travel around but as is often the case in the UK, the weather can not always be relied upon. Therefore waiting out the bad weather in a museum or gallery is probably the best way to pass the time!

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

This museum is a wonderful place to start this list off with and houses great collections of artefacts, paintings, sculptures and even a replica model of a boxkite plane which hangs overhead. The reason this museum deserves a place on this list is because of the phenomenal variety it contains spanning contemporary art, science, geology, taxidermy and much more. And all for free apart from an occasional charge for the changing temporary exhibitions.

I think one of the main reasons I love visiting the Bristol Museum is that with every visit, you’ll discover something new; there really is such an incredible amount on offer here. The exhibits are carefully curated to present wildlife native to the southwest alongside Egyptian and Assyrian archaeological finds. It’s a real treat to have so much historical content in such an amazing location, both in terms of the actual building which is grade II listed but also where it’s situated in the city. Easily accessible by foot or wheel the museum is a fantastic spot to spend a morning or afternoon wandering around. 

The Roman Baths

A short journey southeast from Bristol and you’ll find yourself in the quaint and picturesque city of Bath. Not only a wonderful spot for a city break because of the variety of rest and relaxation opportunities but also a city of great historical significance as it was settled by the Romans around 60AD as a spa town. So even from its origin, Bath has always been a place to unwind. And although the actual historic Roman baths are no longer open for public use, they’ve now been faithfully restored and operate as a wonderful museum. It’s really amazing to be taken 2000 years back in time to get a glimpse of what aspects of Roman life looked like. 

A tour through this museum is so unique because the site itself is the main attraction. You’re walking through something that was constructed two millennia ago which was used by an ancient civilisation! It’s quite the extraordinary experience. A tour through the Roman Baths will take you through the special historic site as well as adding a bit of colour by having costumed characters placed throughout, acting scenes that could well have been commonplace in this spa. The museum also exhibits a great number of Roman artefacts and archaeological finds from the surrounding areas. 

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Set in the gorgeous seaside town of St Ives, this art museum that began its life as artist Barbara Hepworth’s studio is a fabulous example of how effectively an artist’s home and workplace can be converted into space for public consumption. St Ives is famous for being the creative base of many renowned artists and was particularly so during and after the Second World War when Barbara and her husband (artist Ben Nicholson) formed the St Ives Group. Their work at that time focused on sculpture and artworks taking natural shapes and forms inspired by the wondrous nature of the area.

Even if you’re not a fan of Hepworth’s work or are simply unaware of it, the museum like the Roman Baths, offers an important insight into a special moment in history. Regardless of personal tastes, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy and walk around the once studio of a world-renowned artist. 

The museum holds many of her sculptures throughout the studio space as well as in the garden which is a real treat to view on a clear day. Sculptures are made with an intended setting in mind, usually in an outdoor space to be seen by the public as it interacts with its surroundings. Hepworth’s works are scattered throughout the globe and can be found in such far flung countries as Australia or Canada so it’s a real treat to be able to see a large collection of them in the artist’s own garden and studio.

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

Situated right on the edge of the south coast overlooking the English channel is the Russell-Cotes museum, named after Merton Russell-Cotes who was owner of the Royal Bath Hotel. The building was originally intended as a gift to his wife Annie who later donated it to the town of Bournemouth. It now serves as a public museum and art gallery that houses the couple’s private collection from their worldwide travels during the late 19th century as well as newer acquisitions which were added in throughout the 20th century, many donated by prominent collectors. 

This extensive art collection is housed within a grade II listed Victorian house which is amply sized to display the wide range of notable paintings and sculptures. One of the main attractions is Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Venus Verticordia which was secured thanks to assistance from the National Art Collections Fund and Percival Allam in 1946. The painting is considered to be one of Rossetti’s masterpieces and a visit to the museum is almost worth it for just this one painting. A truly remarkable image skillfully painted by a Pre-Raphaelite master. Of course the entire museum is well worth a visit, it wouldn’t be on my exclusive list if not!

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Finishing off the list is the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery which is sat in the centre of Exeter. Like the Bristol Museum, the building houses a wide and significant collection of art and artefacts from zoology, fine art, archaeology and much more. Another one that you can revisit over and over and still discover plenty of new treats. Founded in 1868 the building has undergone several extensive and expensive renovations which have secured this museum as one of the best in the southwest. 

There really is something for everyone here, a perfect museum to explore while the kids are entertained too. They’ve catered to families by including regularly updated activities for youngsters to discover during their visit. A thoroughly recommended trip!

The southwest of England obviously has plenty more fantastic museums and galleries to explore that simply didn’t make it to my list. The above 5 are a starting point from which you’ll get a good taste for the land and culture of the south. A great bonus of the majority of museums in the UK is that they’re all free unless privately owned, however I’ll always try to give a donation to show my appreciation. The past year has really made me aware of how appreciative I should be for being able to visit these museums in the past so now I look forward to future opportunities  to explore and see more wonders contained in these magnificent buildings. 

Author bio:

Jess Cleave works for Oak Tree Parks who have over 50 years experience in running quality residential retirement parks and owner occupied holiday parks in the South West of England.

8 Essential Items For Your Pet On A Vacation

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Travel is an outlet to flush out the negative energy from your body. Leaving your pet behind on your vacation may not offer you peace of mind. Instead of constantly worrying about your pet during the holiday, you can take them as your travel companion for a great time. To enjoy the holidays, make sure you carry all the essential items needed for your pets to make them feel comfortable. Failing to take the necessary items can make your holidays a nightmare. 

Here are some of the important things needed to enjoy the travel:

  1. Pet Carrier
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Irrespective of the type of travel, you need this vital thing to make sure your pet remains safe during the holidays. Choose a high-quality product from trusted brands like Pet Life that can keep your pets secure during the trip. Most pets are not comfortable when they travel. So, opting for a carrier will keep your pet comfortable without putting them at risk of injuries. The pet carrier’s safety design makes it a convenient and safe bag for your pets to travel.

  1. Microchip

A microchip is not something you need to pack. You need to consult a vet to implant the microchip in your pet before the trip. A microchip can put your mind at ease during travel as it avoids the fear of losing them. You can track down your pet with ease using the microchip, which acts as electronic identification. The microchip records the details about you and your pet.

  1. Food And Water

You need to have a sufficient supply of food and water for your pet. It is essential to feed them and offer hydration at the right time. When you pack food and water, you need to follow some tips:

  • Pack dry pet food in an airtight container to last the entire trip (pack less if you can buy the same brand on the way).
  • Never forget to pack the treat as you need to appreciate their good behavior.
  • Take a cooler to keep the pet food cool and dry.
  • Never leave the food in your hot car (if taking a road trip).
  • Take a bottle of water (it is better to fill the bottle after passing security when you travel by air).
  • Try to maintain the food and water routine to avoid any discomforts.
  • Food and water are significant to maintain the well-being of your pet during the trip.
  1. Vaccination Paperwork

Packing the vaccination records of your pet can avoid any unwanted glitches when you are traveling. If you and your dog are taking the trip across the country or out of the country, make sure you have the specific paperwork. For individual cross-country trips or air travel, you need to show documents. It must contain the identification and the health information of your pet.

  1. Carry A First-Aid Kit
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Suffering from injury or sickness can dampen the mood of your trip. What if it happens to your furry companion? To avoid any complications arising from your pet getting sick, carry a first-aid kit to manage injuries. For pets taking regular medication, make sure you have an adequate supply of the medicines to last the trip. It is always best that you prepare ahead for such problems. To manage car sickness or nausea developing in your pets, consult the vet to get the necessary medications. Avoid sedating your pets for the trip, as it can distress them.

  1. Seat Covers And Blankets
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Some pets tend to shed when they experience stress. Pack seat covers and blankets irrespective of the shedding season. It protects the seats of your vehicle or airplane while making them comfortable at the same time. They can rest well as the blanket or covers make a space cozy. The covers and blankets can come in handy when you stay at the vacation rental or hotel. It prevents fur from getting everywhere.

  1. Poop Bags

Your pets can drop their stinky gift anywhere during the trip. Instead of feeling embarrassed, you need to pack poop bags for easy disposal. Poop bags are easily forgotten when you pack for the trip. Packing it in advance will avoid the need to run to the pet store when you arrive at the final destination.

  1. Pet Toys
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We feel trapped when we travel in a car or airplane for a long time. Like you become restless after some time, your pets can also feel the same. To prevent anxiety and discomfort, you need to take pet toys during the trip to snag their attention and keep them entertained. You can pack the following to make them feel at ease:

  • Your pet’s favorite chew toy
  • Pet pillow
  • Stuffed animal
  • Blanket

The everyday items will keep your pets calm and keep them entertained.

Conclusion

When you plan for a trip, make essential preparation ahead to avoid complications. But, when you have your pet as a travel companion, it is essential to take care of their needs to make the trip smooth and hassle-free. Like packing your clothes and other necessities, take time to do the same for your beloved pet. It will make them the best companions for your travel.

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UK weather: Travel alerts as snow cover in parts of England and Wales

Drivers in the UK have been warned about tough driving conditions as it will snow all over the country.

Snow as high as 5 inches could fall in parts of northern England, the Midlands and Wales, according to the Met Office, which has issued a yellow snow and ice weather warning lasting until 6pm on Saturday.

These include northeast and northwest England, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire, and Humber.

Drivers are told that if there is snowfall they will face difficult driving conditions, while the road surface can also be slippery.

‘Raw snow’

Trains may also be affected and the journey may take longer

The warning reads: “If you move in snowy and snowy areas in the south, there will likely be 2-5 cm of snow on the higher ground above 200-300 m, while at lower levels there will be less snow accumulation. and more unstable. In nature with 1 -2 cm of snow for some people. “

Forecasters predicted that Britain would experience “severe cold” and extremely cold ice conditions in the first week of January.

Cold easterly winds will develop next week, bringing winter rains, especially in the east, while the risk of frost, frost and ice remains, the Met Office said.

Meteorologist Alex Berkeley said, “It’s obviously very cold and it’s going to be cool this week.

“While there will be some danger of winter, we won’t see any significant snow until the end of the week.”

RAC Breakdown spokesman Simon Williams said: “The message for those who need to drive is to adjust their speed to the conditions and allow for extra braking distance so 2021 doesn’t start with unwanted booms and insurance claims.

“Snow and ice are the most difficult driving conditions. If they can be avoided, this is probably the best strategy.”

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According to Sainsbury’s, some foods may be in short supply due to travel restrictions to the UK

Lettuce, broccoli and oranges are among a number of items that may run out after France imposed a temporary ban on British transport companies on Monday (21 December).

Concerns about a new version of the coronavirus in the UK resulted in the lockdown of outbound traffic at the Dover port while trucks were prevented from crossing the sea or via the Eurotunnel into mainland Europe over the next two days.

Sainsbury’s warns that as a result, shoppers can see gaps in shelves typically found in lettuce, some lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli and citrus fruits from the continent.

But the supermarket giant assured customers that supplies for Christmas Eve were readily available and already in the country.

Thousands of trucks scheduled to cross the English Channel on Monday had to leave the port of Kent.

The trucks that showed up in Dover on Monday morning were greeted with “French borders closed” and rejected.

It comes as southeast England and large parts of Wales are battling a new variant of the coronavirus which is believed to be transmitted far more than the original strain.

A Sainsbury spokesman said: “All the products for the Great British Christmas Lunch are already in the country and we have plenty.

“If nothing changes, we’ll see gaps in the lettuce, some lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli and citrus fruit in the coming days – all imported from the continent this season.”

Transport Secretary Grant Shaps said it was “about 20% likely” that goods entering and leaving the country passed through Kent.

He told Sky News, “But it’s not a mainstay. Most of the stuff is literally going in and out of containers unaccompanied and it will continue to flow.”

When asked what could be the flaw, Mr Schaps said: “Of course we don’t want these links to be closed for too long, but it’s not uncommon for them to be closed and disconnected.

“In the short term, this is not a specific problem. But the key, of course, is to solve it.”

Alex Weich, general manager at Logistics UK – formerly known as the Freight Transport Association – said he “doesn’t really care” about food shortages and urged people not to panic.

Goods imported to Britain by truck from Europe are usually “short-lived” goods, he added.

Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability at the British Retail Consortium said:

“While goods can enter from France, some freight forwarders will be willing to send trucks and drivers to the UK without guarantee that they will return to the EU on time.”

On the most important production delivery routes, up to 10,000 trucks pass through busy times every day, even during holiday periods.

Mr Opie said: “We urge the UK and EU Governments to come up with a pragmatic solution as soon as possible to avoid consumer disruption.

“Retailers are stockpiling goods before Christmas, which should prevent immediate trouble. However, the prolonged closure of France’s borders will be a problem as Britain enters the final weeks before the end of the transition on December 31st.”

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Best place to park your car for cheaper insurance

We all know that everything from jobs to zip codes affect the amount we pay for car insurance, but new data claims we’ve found the best parking spots at better prices at night.

Although a locked garage seemed the obvious answer after analyzing insurance data on a odds zone comparison site, it didn’t even make the top three.

Carports is the cheapest place with an average premium for a car stored under a canopy of £ 561. However, because it is only used by 0.5 percent of policyholders, it is rarely used for parking at night.

The most common are private roads. According to the data, 56 percent of drivers keep their cars in the driveway all night, for an average stipend of £ 653 per year – more than £ 140 cheaper than roadside parking in front of their house, the second most common place.

The locked garage is the third most popular car park but the fourth largest in terms of accessibility at an average surcharge of £ 772.

Offsite parking turned out to be the most expensive place to park at night, averaging £ 1,063

It is not surprising to learn that off-street parking is likely to result in a lower insurance rate than curb parking. Finally, cars that are parked on the street are at greater risk of being swept away by passing vehicles or behind by other drivers trying to park. A car parked on the roadside is also more attractive to potential thieves because it doesn’t have to enter your property to gain access to the vehicle.

“However, many drivers may be surprised by how much they save with off-road parking. Only 13 percent of people use their garage to store their cars. If you currently use the garage for additional storage or a home office, now might be a time to save time. to see if you can save up.

“Most cars are now equipped with alarms, immobilizers, and trackers. However, you can be more careful not to store valuables in a location that is inconspicuous for opportunistic thieves, choosing a well-lit area, or adding outdoor lighting. Panel cameras are great. great for those who have to park their car on the street, and CCTV cameras can help secure or uncover garages and alleys. “

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New virtual travel show launched to connect agencies with tourists

A new online travel event was launched to connect travelers with travel agencies, tour operators, destinations and suppliers in unique markets.

Daily virtual travel shows in the UK and North America aim to simplify and secure travel bookings in the Covid area by providing travelers with expert advice and exclusive offers around the clock.

Each day begins a new show focused on international and national destinations or popular travel interests. Each show lasts three days and is open 24 hours a day. This unique platform gives travelers access to DMOs and professionals from the tourism industry. There will be a panel led by experts and for the first time ever, users will have the latest travel information they need in one place.

Travelers who wish to get advice and book through travel agents can search and select travel agents listed in the exhibition for peace of mind when travel plans need to be changed. Free travel agent referral program for travel agent participation.

While travel companies around the world are struggling to survive, especially small hotels and tour operators etc, the show also covers a very low fee for exhibitors under £ 500, making resources more accessible and more assisting them on their way to recovery.

The group leader, Charlie Cao, has specialized in travel diffusion technology for more than 25 years. The start-up team consists of former executives from Reed Travel Exhibitions, Terrapinn, heads of destination marketing organizations and OTA based in the UK, US and Asia. They are also supported by leading digital advertising and marketing companies in the UK and US.

He said: “With travel restrictions changing all the time, it has never been more important to keep up with the latest travel information. Therefore, an expert panel and networking session on travel restrictions will be shown on the Virtual Your Travel Show. Travel measures and activities and health and safety associated with travel accommodation and activities. “”

Daily shows also offer show attendees exclusive special offers and flash offers from their exhibitors.

“Your Virtual Travel Show provides a revolutionary marketplace for travel agents and travelers who connect them, offering exclusive special offers and valuable expert advice on reservations,” adds Charlie. “Virtual shows will attract more tourism professionals and tourists than ever before. With daily show schedules on markets in the UK, US and Asia, virtual travel shows will allow us to connect travelers with more travel professionals than ever before, 24/7.”

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British travel companies distribute free flights for the 2021 holiday

With news this week that the UK will be the first country in the world to launch a Pfizer / BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, we have started exploring our travel options for 2021.

A British travel company makes New Year’s holiday attractions even sweeter by giving away free holiday flights in 2021 and 2022 when you book one of their tours.

Wendy Wu Tours offers free flights to passengers who book a selected number of tours for their next vacation before December 14th. Popular destinations include New Zealand, South America, Japan and Southeast Asia.

Selected tours include 21 days in Thailand, including a cruise on the Mekong and a 13 day trip through New Zealand.

To book a free flight, all you have to do is book one of the selected tours and pay a deposit of only £ 99 – full payment just six weeks before departure.

Every trip is all inclusive – with catering and hotel – and free flights mean you can save up to £ 800 per person.

Founder Wendy Wu said in a statement: “We have long believed that once a vaccine is available, travel will bounce back with a significant boost.

“News of the upcoming vaccine distribution shows that this is true and is an important step in the right direction for the entire tourism industry and a positive step for the rest of the world.”

Wu added that his eponymous company experienced a surge in demand following news of the vaccine, and hoped the offer of free flights would attract more enthusiastic passengers.

Wu continued, “When we got out of the blockade, we made the unprecedented decision to offer more free flights to everyone around the world when we booked one of the leading tours.”

Other offers include a two-week tour of China and a 17-day tour of Cambodia.

We feel an itching passion for climbing just thinking about it.

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7 Essential Adventure Travel Accessories For Your Next Trip

In the modern age, traveling has become more about experiencing life and understanding cultures instead of spending time amid luxury. These days, travelers look to unwind by hiking extended trails, trekking a mountain, or even climbing a dormant volcano. It would be fair to say that gone are the days when people used to spend lavishly on their trips. But, when it comes to adventure travel, there are several accessories you need to keep handy as and when required.

You do not have to pimp your ride and spend large chunks of money on your car. Investing in meager and utility items is what’s the need of the hour. A few extras and car gadgets can result in better comfort and entertainment while on an adventure trip. Let’s take, for instance, you’re going to Alaska; what would you require? Since there’s no network around if you go a bit deeper into the wilderness, you might need a butane stove, hammock, roof rack for the car, and many last-ditch items like a swiss knife and power banks. This article will come across seven of the essential adventure travel accessories that you can carry on your next trip.
Roof Rack & Rooftop Tent

When it comes to adventure travel, a universal roof rack along with a rooftop tent is more than essential. Not only is it more comfortable and luxurious than a standard tent, but it also frees up your car’s trunk. Moreover, a robust roof rack provides more space for your luggage, providing more leg space in the vehicle. If you already have another individual on-board, shift the luggage on the rack and get a tent for 2+. Make sure that the tent’s fabric is breathable, strong, waterproof, and mold-resistant.
Dashcam

Remember when you used to see the unseen footage of accidents, crashes, burglary, and chase? Everything was recorded through dashcams. Installing such a camera can provide you with peace of mind when you are traveling on the road. Not only do these cams provide you with indisputable video evidence, but they also safeguard you from external factors. At times, if you meet an accident, the accused or opposed individuals might put false allegations against you. A dashcam can save you from these situations.

And, when it comes to the brighter side of installing dashcams, you can record your entire journey, edit it, and upload the video on the YouTube channel.
Hammock

Hammocks have been quite famous in luxurious properties but have you ever thought of buying one for your adventure trip? All you have to do is, look for a couple of trees in a far-off national park or local state park to read and nap. Quality ones are tear-resistant, designed for camping, and can hold up to 500 pounds. Since the wild has too many things crawling on the ground, the hammock will keep you mid-air and away from insects and wild animals’ reach. Moreover, some hammocks have loops to connect your headlamp and attach water bottles.
Headtorch

A headtorch is not the first thing that comes to mind whenever we think about going out for adventure travel. Even though it is one of the underrated accessories you’d require on your side, a headtorch can make things so much easier for you. If you are putting up a tent at night or sorting things out in the car, a headtorch can free both your hands for good. Furthermore, guy a rechargeable one so that you don’t have to carry extra batteries.
Insulated Phone Case

On windy and cold days, your smartphone might turn off without giving any sort of warning, and on hot summer days, it might overheat. With an insulated phone case, the smartphone will be safe from intense temperature changes, float when hit with water, and survive the drops. Since quality insulated phone cases are made with materials used in an astronaut suit, add it to the priority list.
Reusable Coffee Flask

The status of coffee while on the road is immense. Even though you have other options to stay awake while driving or hiking, a cup of coffee can prove to be an ideal option. A reusable coffee flask allows you to sip on it now and then, keeping you away from discarding several disposable cups. So, be eco-friendly and get your reusable coffee flask for your next adventure travel.
First Aid Kit

Even if you are on an epic journey or just a quick weekend getaway, don’t forget to keep a first aid kit handy. This kit is an absolute must and should contain sterilizing wipes, band-aids, scissors, bandages, medication, and pain killers. Experts recommend that you buy a pre-packaged first aid kit that has everything you need on adventure travel.


The Bottom Line

Being on the road has its thrills and spills. If you forget about the latter, the entire plan can go upside down. As a result, it is essential to take note of all the accessories you might require for adventure travel. From a first aid kit, headtorch to rooftop tents, hammocks, you have a lot to think of. So, be responsible and prepare a list beforehand.

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Fear of the future of British travel agencies

According to a new report from the Advantage Travel Partnership, 61 percent of travel agents will run out of money later this year.

The travel agency consortium released the results after Britain launched a second blockade effectively banning overseas and outback travel.

The results are clear about how difficult this situation is for the travel agency business and the broader prospects for the tourism industry.

If the general travel ban, quarantine measures and lack of testing persist, another 27% will run out of money in the first half of next year, and 88% of agencies will run out of money before June.

That means – in a somewhat hypothetical situation, only 12 percent of travel agents will be working next summer.

Julia Lo Bue-Said, CEO of the Advantage Travel Partnership, said, “When will the government wake up and see the industry crumble before them?

“These results are very worrying, but unfortunately they lead to many companies in the tourism industry.

“We need a strategy to get out of our government and show how we’re going to move forward.

“Hospitality and retail must ensure they are protected against Covid-19 when it reopens this summer, and travel needs the same thing – we have to have a stable testing system and cut quarantine time to give us time.” chance to survive this crisis. “

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