Lift-off! Three space travellers launch on a Soyuz for the ISS

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Soyuz MS-18 rocket. The trio, who are part of the latest crew heading to the orbiting lab, launched from Earth at 08:42 BST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA’s Mark Vande Hel, Soyuz Commander Oleg … Read more

Watch LIVE as three space travellers launch on a Soyuz for the ISS

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are launching for the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Soyuz MS-18 rocket. The trio are part of the latest crew heading to the orbiting lab and they are due to launch from Earth at 08:42 BST from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA’s Mark Vande Hel, … Read more

Travellers are set to get free Covid testing kits and more countries will join our ‘green list’

Travel restrictions to dozens of holiday destinations are set to be watered down in time for the summer holidays. A review at the end of June could mean quarantine and testing requirements are slashed for a number of popular locations. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will today confirm a ‘traffic light’ system to allow foreign travel to … Read more

Gen Z travellers reveal their social media pet hates for holiday posts

From tan-line photos to pictures of people jumping on beaches: Gen Z travellers reveal their social media pet hates for holiday posts (and promise to ditch them when travel starts up) 42% of young people say holiday snaps with cliché captions are the worst posts Other pet hates are snaps of overly loving couples and pictures … Read more

Mystery holidays promise to send travellers abroad at a low cost

Holidaymakers could pay just £99 per person and win a seven night trip to Antigua – or two nights in Dublin – depending on what location they are drawn in Wowcher’s mystery getaway offer. For under £100 customers are able to get a holiday abroad, they just don’t know where and thanks to the low … Read more

‘Will a summer holiday in the Med be possible?’: The Holiday Guru answers travellers’ questions 

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. This week issues tackled include claiming money back from Cheapcost Holidays and booking summer getaways. Q. Will a summer holiday in the Med be possible? I am at my wits’ end. James Stirling, Manchester. Hotspot: Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera is a highlight of … Read more

Spain gets set to lift restrictions for UK travellers on March 30

Scientists have urged Britons not to get their hopes up about holidaying on the continent this summer, amid warnings of a third wave of Covid picking up pace across Europe. ‘Professor Lockdown‘ Neil Ferguson today called for borders to stay shut over summer until every adult has had a vaccine and told Brits to prepare … Read more

Lonely Planet travel guides accused of ‘downplaying’ the harassment women travellers suffer from men

Lonely Planet travel guides often ‘downplay’ the harassment that women travellers suffer from men, a new research paper argues. A paper by Middlesex University states: ‘Lonely Planet often downplays harassment and the idea that it is not worth getting angry about presents itself again and again in the entries.’ Researchers studied the free online version … Read more

Travellers don’t need to pay for a GHIC

Watch out for the Global Health Insurance Card scam: Travellers warned about unofficial websites charging for free EHIC replacement Survey suggests many think they have to pay for a Global Health Insurance Card This is despite it being free like the EHIC  Unofficial websites are charging consumers around £29 per application  By Grace Gausden For … Read more

The best honeymoon-style holidays for solo travellers, from St Lucia to Kenya

Jewel-hued waters, a white-sand beach, palm trees, rose petals strewn across my enormous bed – I started last year on a high at the top-rated Nanuku Auberge Resort in Fiji. But I quickly realised that, essentially, I had booked into a honeymoon destination – and I was alone. However, staying on my own in a … Read more