Month: March 2020

Coronavirus travel advice Q&A: From refunds and flights home to the best time to rebook your holiday

With the Foreign Office advising against all but essential overseas travel, and airlines including easyJet and Ryanair grounded all their flights, countless British holidaymakers have had their upcoming trips ruined. Thousands are now battling to get refunds and those who want to rebook for a later date are unsure when foreign travel will once again …

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‘Mental escape’ pictures actually relieve stress. Here’s what they look like

With travel ground to a halt and millions of people confined to their homes, global spirits could use some uplifting. From the smell of freshly-cut grass to the sight of a sunrise peeking above a tropical horizon, nothing can replace spending time in the Great Outdoors. But simply looking at photographs of nature for as …

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P&O Cruises and Cunard extend their suspension period, delaying Iona’s maiden voyage

P&O and Cunard have pushed back the resumption of sailings, from April 11 to May 16. The continued travel restrictions are also set to impact the launch of P&O’s new flagship Iona, the largest ship built to serve the UK market. In a video he filmed himself from his home, P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow …

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Airlines warn government aid ‘not a cure’ for coronavirus travel plunge

United Airlines planes at Newark Liberty International Airport Leslie Josephs | CNBC United Airlines warned Friday that it expects to reduce its workforce because of the rapid spread of coronavirus and severe measures to stop the disease’s spread, despite a sweeping government aid package that passed the House on Friday. “The global economy has taken a …

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Hundreds of trekkers stranded on Nepal’s mountain trails after coronavirus lockdown

(CNN) — Hundreds of trekkers are stranded on high-altitude trekking trails across Nepal due to a nationwide lockdown designed to contain the coronavirus spread. There are about 500 foreign trekkers on at least four trekking routes unable to return due to the lockdown, which started Tuesday and will last for a week, according to Shradha …

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Love letters to cruise holidays – here’s why we can’t wait to get back on board

Our cruise experts share their love of cruising and why they are confident the sector will bounce back, stronger than ever ‘Precious shared memories’ We were journeying through the heart of Europe, my 84-year-old granny and me. A first-time cruiser, she had taken to it like one of the downy ducks at the water’s edge. …

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The Telegraph’s hotel editors on their favourite places to stay around the world – for when this is all over

At a time when many hotels around the globe are shutting their doors and the world of travel has been suspended for many of us, the hotels team of Telegraph Travel has decided to celebrate their favourite hotels. It is these places we return to in our memories when we are feeling blue, and certainly …

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Airbnb announces plan to offer free housing to coronavirus responders

(CNN) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people all over the globe, Airbnb has stepped up with a plan to offer free or subsidized housing to people working on the disease’s front lines, namely health care professionals, emergency workers and relief personnel. “Medical workers and first responders are providing lifesaving support during the …

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