• What Does the UK’s New Travel Quarantine Rule Mean for the Travel Industry?

    On Monday 8th of June, the UK imposed a new self-quarantine rule for travellers entering the country. All passengers arriving into the UK, including British nationals, will now have to self-isolate for 14 days at a fixed address or face a fine of up to £1000 (in England). But...
  • The Opportunity of a Lifetime: Could Covid-19 Help Us Permanently Cut Down on Carbon Emissions?

    Covid-19 created a ban on unnecessary travel; everyone’s consumption of energy, petrol, air miles, and sea miles dropped dramatically, reducing everyone’s carbon footprint. In mid-February, China was reporting a 25% drop in emissions; in mid-March, New York showed carbon monoxide had reduced by nearly 50% compared to last year....
  • How is the Tourism Industry Suffering From the COVID-19 Pandemic?

    The Covid-19 virus has caused decimation to our daily lives. Shops are shut, plans are cancelled and travel is pretty much non-existent as countries shut their borders in an attempt to ‘flatten the curve’ of the deadly virus. Businesses are on their knees as the UK government order non-essential...
  • How Is Coronavirus Affecting Travel?

    COVID-19, the coronavirus that originated in the Hubei province of China, has been spreading rapidly around the world and nearly 30 countries have been affected by the virus. “The FCO has advised against all travel in Hubei Province” There have been more than 95,000 confirmed cases of the virus...
  • The Taste of Home

    Food is, for many of us, a significant way of staying connected with our cultural and national roots.  It is, in a way, a remedy to the physical distance and the feeling of homesickness that we are sometimes subject to when far from home. As a Malawian-born British citizen,...
  • Finding Yourself: My Experience of Travel and Self-Discovery

    The famous British philosopher and physicist John Locke had an idea that individuals travelling can become different people by meeting and seeing “otherness”. His philosophy was that “the man who returns is not the same man who left”. He further refers to hearing new languages as a benefit of travelling,...
  • Hitting the slopes before the snow

    Amongst all the reading, writing and rushing around trying to organise my ‘back to University’ lifestyle, I took a little trip to Val Thorens a typically French skiing resort located in the Tarentaise Valley....