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For the FAO of the travel industry bods

By Dave (Barra) (David (Barrovia))23/2 11:11Tue Feb 23 11:11:16 2021

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How busy have you been this morning then?

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By Rotterdamboro23/2 16:31Tue Feb 23 16:31:13 2021In response to For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Just had a gander on Jet2 website and summer holidays to Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey seem far more expensive than usual. Not that that is a surprise I guess

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By Banbury Shot (Banbury_Shot)23/2 18:25Tue Feb 23 18:25:37 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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And they wonder why there is little sympathy when they go tits up!

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By Diane Abbott's Afro (The Luton Fan)Yesterday 06:22Yesterday at 06:22:11In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Lol - and this is what happens when an industry isn’t supported.

FWIW having to deal with this airline day to day, they are close to the bottom of my desperate to use list.

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By SamBee23/2 18:40Tue Feb 23 18:40:06 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Lol, as if we're responsible for supply & demand! Margins remain constant for us year round, we can't control the airlines.

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By Banbury Shot (Banbury_Shot)23/2 19:52Tue Feb 23 19:52:19 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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You are right of course - I meant the airlines!

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By Barnet Ben23/2 11:47Tue Feb 23 11:47:56 2021In response to For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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http://britfa.gs/iq/src/160279746565.jpg

Still got my sights set on the hot tub "near Hull" if it hasn't already been snapped up.

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By Slim Jim23/2 13:49Tue Feb 23 13:49:22 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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I'm slightly concerned that the Safari Tent in Wales includes a Private Hot Tub, implying that Hull's is a free-for-all.

"Mind if I squeeze in?"

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By Staffy at home (Mr Staffordshire)23/2 11:37Tue Feb 23 11:37:31 2021In response to For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Received an email from local coach company, saying they are now accepting cash for 13th April and afterwards.

First up, a trip to Lincoln on 13th April... potential all day piss ups in pub beer gardens.

Edited by Mr Staffordshire at 11:38:24 on 23rd February 2021

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By Howard RMI23/2 15:10Tue Feb 23 15:10:38 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Both the Ritz and the Square Sail have outdoor drinking facilities.

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By Staffy at home (Mr Staffordshire)23/2 16:04Tue Feb 23 16:04:59 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Ha, thanks but who says I am going to Lincoln??

Went there for Christmas Market with late mum in 2016. One of the coldest days I ever experienced... my balls tucked inside and my hands & feet were about to drop off to frostbite!

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By Howard RMI23/2 16:27Tue Feb 23 16:27:24 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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True. I was being presumptuous and also mischievous in making mention of 2 Wetherspoons' pubs.

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By Diane Abbott's Afro (The Luton Fan)23/2 11:41Tue Feb 23 11:41:13 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Sounds riveting.

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By AndyC23/2 12:51Tue Feb 23 12:51:53 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Sounds like an only fools and horses episode from the 80s

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By Diane Abbott's Afro (The Luton Fan)23/2 11:32Tue Feb 23 11:32:21 2021In response to For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Seemingly it has exploded today for various airlines and travel companies. I still remain to be convinced that there is going to be a widespread reopening this side of August.

Even if trips are not possible before mid May, they are still going to be on sale for short term cash flow reasons.

Edited by The Luton Fan at 11:32:48 on 23rd February 2021

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By Shanghai23/2 11:13Tue Feb 23 11:13:52 2021In response to For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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85% up vs same day last week. A low starting point of course but definitely been a significant spike. Lovely stuff Alan

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By Mr Nice (Forever Claret 83)23/2 11:26Tue Feb 23 11:26:30 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Out of interest, when are people generally booking for and where is most popular?

I should be completing on a house in June/July so a holiday then isn't an option. But, i'm intriqued as to what others are doing given the 4 phases are clearly moveable dates and aren't set in stone. And other countries are miles behind us on vaccines.

Plus of course, we won't know UK travel plans till April 12th following the review.

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By Greek Card23/2 11:38Tue Feb 23 11:38:42 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Yesterday on Radio5 they were saying Spain, Turkey and Greece were where most of the interest was being shown.

If we have a worse summer than last year, or even the same, we are royally fucked.

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By Staffy at home (Mr Staffordshire)23/2 11:40Tue Feb 23 11:40:12 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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It was reported that there was 530% jump for Crete bookings in last 24 hours.

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By Nigel L23/2 11:51Tue Feb 23 11:51:11 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Beware spectacular percentage changes Staffy. They are the refuge of statistical charlatans.
What's the base number? A 530% increase could mean an increase from 10 to 53.

There are 100,000 hotel rooms available on Crete.

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By DesCartes23/2 13:05Tue Feb 23 13:05:03 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Beware spectacular percentage changes Staffy. They are the refuge of statistical charlatans.
What's the base number? A 530% increase could mean an increase from 10 to 53.

There are 100,000 hotel rooms available on Crete.


Should also beware dodgy maths. ;o)

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By SamBee23/2 18:45Tue Feb 23 18:45:53 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Dodgy math, but a fair point - people are starting from practically zero bookings - it's still well behind where we are normally wise bookings wise.

There is still very little long haul business going - I don't anticipate Asia opening until November, Thailand and Vietnam perhaps badly opening a month before for those vaccinated.

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By Nigel L23/2 15:03Tue Feb 23 15:03:36 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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By Shanghai23/2 11:34Tue Feb 23 11:34:11 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Currently, most popular dates are August, September and October with Turkey and Canaries most popular destinations, followed by Egypt and Dubai. (we are a bucket and spade specialists so will always be beach destinations)

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By DarrenG WFC23/2 11:48Tue Feb 23 11:48:17 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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I'm surprised people are booking Dubai as it's currently a redlist hotel quarantine destination. Is there an industry expectation that will change?

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By tara (ProgressiveTara)23/2 12:49Tue Feb 23 12:49:00 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Dubai reckon they'll be vaccinated by April.

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By Garçon du Ballon23/2 13:08Tue Feb 23 13:08:41 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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They’ve vaccinated 56% of their population thus far, 2nd behind Israel as far as proper countries (not Gibraltar) go.

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By Nigel L23/2 11:57Tue Feb 23 11:57:49 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Also July - September is hardly peak season in Dubai. There's a good reason why UAE princes and their entourages fly to Europe in May and stay here until the autumn.

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By Shanghai23/2 11:56Tue Feb 23 11:56:22 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Dubai has been the only destination that has maintained a steady flow of bookings since mid-late last year. Doesn't make much sense but it has been strong for months and months.

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By DarrenG WFC23/2 12:08Tue Feb 23 12:08:49 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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I think they have priced sensibly and were Emirates offering to refund flights if there were issues?

I just want to know if the quarantine hotels will still be in place in August.

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By Shanghai23/2 12:14Tue Feb 23 12:14:46 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Most of the industry seems to be confident that as of August lastest things will be back to 'normal' - although maybe the travel corridors may apply based on vaccination passports/country agreements perhaps.

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By SamBee23/2 18:44Tue Feb 23 18:44:00 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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I'd be very confident. Dubai seemed to be redlisted based on it being a transport hub for more dangerous parts of the world, and to placate Daily Mail readers upset by 2 influencers. As said above, they and us will be vaccinated and it will be fine. Mind you Dubai in August, as also stated is hot beyond all reasonable expectations - it's when i've spent most of my time there. A friend at a Dubai specialist said they are bringing staff off furlough as quickly as they can.

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By Diane Abbott's Afro (The Luton Fan)Yesterday 06:24Yesterday at 06:24:46In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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I am still clueless as to why the UAE has been determined as a red list country, yet Qatar and Turkey (or Germany or Netherlands or France for that matter) are not who equally major hubs are not.

As you say, playing to the Daily Heil crowd.

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By DarrenG WFC23/2 13:00Tue Feb 23 13:00:07 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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when my Wife next worries about being stuck in a hotel quarantine after our holiday, I'll quote you on that.

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By Shanghai23/2 13:01Tue Feb 23 13:01:17 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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I'll just blame Staffy, he made me say it.

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By DarrenG WFC23/2 13:03Tue Feb 23 13:03:08 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Sweet

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By Baldman23/2 12:04Tue Feb 23 12:04:26 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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I'm not that keen on Dubai. It felt a bit like vegas, but with the chance of being locked up for holding hands.

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By The Very Revd. Roy Summersby KC23/2 14:00Tue Feb 23 14:00:59 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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I think knowing that human rights abuses are going on nearby must give the holiday an edgy feel, which air conditioned shopping malls and glitzy overpriced hotels would otherwise rather sanitise.

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By Shanghai23/2 12:09Tue Feb 23 12:09:28 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Same here, never had any inclination to visit. I envisage it just being people sat in hotel bars drinking expensive cocktails

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By tara (ProgressiveTara)23/2 12:50Tue Feb 23 12:50:43 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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i judge places by "How popular is it with recruiters"

Dubai is very very high on that list.

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By Carshalton womble23/2 12:17Tue Feb 23 12:17:14 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Dubai can be interesting but ferociously hot between May and August so avoid going then

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By DarrenG WFC23/2 13:01Tue Feb 23 13:01:20 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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This will be my third visit in August, I can cope via Shade, swimming and Air con. However after a week, I'm done with it.

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By Heartthrob of the mortuary (99% is shit)23/2 13:37Tue Feb 23 13:37:47 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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5 days is great for me. Any more than that becomes hard work

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By DarrenG WFC23/2 12:12Tue Feb 23 12:12:50 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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For some people it is just that, but then if they weren't there they would just do the same in an all inclusive in Europe.

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By Mr Nice (Forever Claret 83)23/2 11:36Tue Feb 23 11:36:58 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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Ah ok, that makes sense. Cheap post school holiday breaks may not be a thing this year then if we we go for a wait and see approach.

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By Shanghai23/2 11:39Tue Feb 23 11:39:55 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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i think no one is really sure how it will all pan out, people booking now are those who will go on holiday regardless as soon as they can, I think there will be just as many people who think sod going on holiday this year, lets wait until next year etc.

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By Mr Nice (Forever Claret 83)23/2 15:47Tue Feb 23 15:47:44 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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I'm in no rush myself. I might do something like Jersey or Guernsey (or both) maybe if things have settled down.

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By Dave (Barra) (David (Barrovia))23/2 12:00Tue Feb 23 12:00:35 2021In response to Re: For the FAO of the travel industry bodsTop of thread

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That’s me.

Nowt this year, 2-3 next year, all being well.

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