Holidays & Travel

A guide to finding a doctor in Barcelona for foreign patients

If you are fortunate to visit Barcelona, not only one of the most beautiful places in Spain but also the whole of Europe, you will certainly be hoping that you won’t get ill or require a medical emergency while you there. Also if you find yourself moving to Barcelona from abroad, either for work or to retire, you will want to know that you can access medical care should you require it.

This short guide will take you through what you need to know if you are a foreigner who needs to find a doctor in Barcelona for a medical emergency . The guide will consider what you can do to in...

Liv Butler

Liv Butler


Mexico leads hospitality sector recovery in Latin America

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Fri, 07/23/2021 - 11:30am

According to a report published by eRevMax, data indicates that advance hotel bookings in Mexico reached 76% late last year as traveller numbers begin steadily rising and stable growth returns with the COVID-19 pandemic displaying a V-shaped recovery.

Leisure travel optimism is back in Mexico

eRevMax says it has been tracking key metrics and reservation trends for its properties across markets and noted Mexican reservations saw a sharp fall in between March and April last year at the beginning of the pandemic, but it is now witnessing a strong recovery that began in June 2020....

Exeter Airport resumes Majorca holidays with TUI

Exeter Airport today celebrates the return of TUI holidays to the Balearic Islands, with the first TUI flight of the Summer 2021 season departing for Majorca (Palma).

The popular route will operate four times a week – on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (with seasonal variations) – throughout the summer.

TUI has already confirmed its 2021/2022 schedule from Exeter Airport, with flights to Spain (Ibiza, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Majorca, Menorca, Tenerife), Greece (Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zante), Cyprus (Paphos), and Turkey (Antalya, Dalaman) all set to resume....

Increase in Covid testing at Exeter Airport

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Tue, 07/20/2021 - 2:20pm

Footfall at Exeter Airport is predicted to increase this Summer along with the demand for covid testing as ‘Freedom Day’ heralds the easing of travel restrictions to amber listed countries.

With almost 1 million passengers in 2019, Exeter Airport saw footfall decrease last year during the pandemic but expects to see foreign travel levels significantly increase as schools break up for Summer and amber list quarantine is scrapped in England for those who are double vaccinated.

Although restrictions are easing, pre-travel testing is mandatory and is expected to rise as...

Take off for Loganair’s new Exeter-Norwich route    

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/12/2021 - 12:56pm

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has today (12 July) launched a new direct service between Exeter and Norwich, enhancing its 2021 summer schedule.

The new route will operate up to four times weekly, flying Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays, connecting business and leisure travellers alike.

Operated using a 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jet, the route will see fares starting at just £64 one-way from Exeter.

Kay Ryan, Loganair’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are thrilled to be launching our new Norwich-Exeter route and recommencing flights...

How to travel safely this summer

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 07/07/2021 - 9:47pm

The summer holiday season is upon us and many are planning to either travel abroad to enjoy some beach and sun. But with many popular destinations putting a differing restriction you will need to plan your trip carefully and navigate through the complex entry requirements.

Pick a destination

The first obvious thing to plan is to pick a destination, some destinations would not allow you into their country if you come from certain red-list countries. So the best advice is check the entry requirement for your chosen destination, is a good place to start. Countries...

South Devon’s Cofton Holidays scoops title for best caravan and camping facilities at national Staycation Awards

Devon’s multi award-winning Cofton Holidays which is experiencing the busiest summer in its history, with occupancy rates running at 98%, up 8% on 2019, has been named the UK’s Best Caravan/Campsite at the prestigious iTravel Staycation Awards 2020/21.

Having been shortlisted in more categories than any other tourism business in the UK, the team at Cofton attended the virtual Staycation Awards, held to celebrate the cream of the crop within the tourism sector.

After receiving more than 1,000 nominations and entries across 14 fiercely competitive categories., the virtual...

8 Tips to Conquer Camping

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 07/02/2021 - 12:36pm

Camping offers families a way to get away from the hustle of a big city. However, it can seem overwhelming if you have never camped before. Everyone must start somewhere, and expert campers are a great resource of information and funny mishaps to avoid. You may need to learn some things the hard way, but tips and tricks reduce the surprises.

Tip 1 – Know Your Gear

The worst thing you can do is wait until you get to your campsite to test new gear. Tents set up differently, so always take the time to get to know your gear. Whenever you get new equipment, whether it is lanterns,...

Travel advice ahead of Devon County Show 

Drivers planning to use the M5 near Exeter are advised to plan their journeys ahead of this weekend’s three-day Devon County Show at the Westpoint Showground.

The show, to be held on 2/3/4 July, is expected to attract up to 80,000 people over the three days at the Clyst St Mary venue near Exeter, with increased traffic anticipated on the M5 north and south of junctions 29 and 30, the A30 east and west of Exeter and the A38 south of Exeter.

Congestion has previously occurred during the morning influx to the show, particularly the M5 northbound between junctions 31 and 30...

The best hotels in paradise

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 06/28/2021 - 10:30am

Are you thinking of taking a well-deserved holiday somewhere paradisiacal in the Caribbean? Have you ever thought of getting away from the world and losing yourself among white sandy beaches, crystal clear and warm water, with fish swimming all around you?

How about wrapping yourself around the comfortable blankets of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico ? Yes, we all agree this can be a really tempting offer. We believe that after all these hard times, there’s never been a better time to take a relaxing holyday that today. This will help our mind and bodies health and...

Forbidden and forgotten spots around Beijing

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Mon, 06/21/2021 - 11:07pm

Beijing, a city that has been the heart of Chinese history for centuries, is a place of change that is rapidly transforming itself into the 21st century. There is so much to see and do in the city that it is hard to decide where to start.

Here is a list of some of the most popular tourist attractions in Beijing, China that has fascinated tourists from all over the world.

The Great Wall of China

It is very rare that you will see one of the most popular wonders in the world during your trip. Originally built to keep invading Mongolian forces at bay, the Great Wall...
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