Travel & leisure

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UK hotels hit by wave of Christmas cancellations as concerns grow over Omicron variant of Covid-19
Business customers call off Christmas parties, with one franchise operator saying mixed messaging from ministers has damaged trade

Julia Kollewe

02, Dec, 2021 @7:19 PM

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EasyJet says Omicron variant is already affecting bookings
Carrier says summer sales holding up despite concern at new travel restrictions

Julia Kollewe and Joanna Partridge

30, Nov, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Travellers’s Q&A as new measures are announced to tackle Omicron Covid variant
Key questions are answered as restrictions come into effect and tour companies struggle to salvage holidays

Nazia Parveen

29, Nov, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Travel firms scramble to rearrange holidays amid new Covid measures
Swiss skiing holidays in doubt as country joins Spain in tightening travel rules to contain Omicron variant

Robert Booth, Sam Jones and Lisa O'Carroll

28, Nov, 2021 @3:29 PM

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Butlin’s owner gears up to auction off fabled holiday camp chain
Brand looks poised for sale in 2022 as US owners look to spin off camps

Rupert Jones

28, Nov, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Can the Gambia turn the tide to save its shrinking beaches?
In a developing country reliant on its tourist industry, the rapidly eroding ‘smiling coast’ shows the urgent need for action on climate change

Lizzy Davies in Fajara

28, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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FTSE 100 hit by biggest fall since June 2020 amid new variant fears
Travel, aviation and oil stocks around world badly hit as worries deepen over effect of fresh Covid wave on global economy

Rob Davies and Mark Sweney

26, Nov, 2021 @5:31 PM

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How latest update to England’s travel red list will affect planned trips
Six southern African countries added to list and temporary flight ban in place owing to new Covid-19 variant

Hilary Osborne

26, Nov, 2021 @4:01 PM

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UK block on South Africa flights pushes thousands of travel plans into disarray
BA and Virgin cancel flights and review schedules as fears grow over new Covid variant

Gwyn Topham, Caroline Bannock and Rachel Obordo

26, Nov, 2021 @3:30 PM

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UK winter holidaymakers urged to get vaccinated and book with reputable travel firms
With Covid cases rising across Europe, being vaccinated is the surest way to avoid the risk of a ‘complicated’ winter holiday

Rachel Dixon and Nazia Parveen

26, Nov, 2021 @1:53 PM

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South Africa to be put on England’s travel red list over new Covid variant
Flights from six countries will be banned as officials review travel measures after scientists voice concern over variant

Hannah Devlin, Ian Sample and Jessica Elgot

25, Nov, 2021 @9:22 PM

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EU moves to place Covid booster jabs at heart of travel rules
Commission says unrestricted travel between states should apply to those who get booster nine months after jabs

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

25, Nov, 2021 @1:47 PM

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