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casemoney
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Staycation best imo , as cannot be sure what will be going on abroad , Get booking the Prices will rocket in the next few weeks ..
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Report GAZO February 3, 2021 10:13 PM GMT
they moan that the government is killing their business with lockdown,then they will try to screw us with higher prices
Report Giuseppe February 3, 2021 10:17 PM GMT
staycation will be a problem too, moving outside your area? spreading new variants?
Report Giuseppe February 3, 2021 10:18 PM GMT
you'll be allowed down the road to the chipper if you're lucky
Report Whisperingdeath February 3, 2021 10:18 PM GMT
was going to book weekends in Portugal and Italy but this looks set to run and run.

Scaremongering and doing anything to avoid the need to get back to the reality of the redundancies that are coming
Report sofiakenny February 3, 2021 10:20 PM GMT
Aha Joe!..you are revealing details of your heritage!...did you say chipper and not chippy?
Report Giuseppe February 3, 2021 10:21 PM GMT
yes

chipper in ireland

mostly run by italians too
Report TimmyRiggins February 3, 2021 10:29 PM GMT
Got the states booked for summer, but all no cost to cancel.

Flight will just take the refund and book another for December if required.
Report Giuseppe February 3, 2021 10:32 PM GMT
would be amazed if we were allowed abroad in the summer, at least without all the quarantine ****
Report TimmyRiggins February 3, 2021 10:37 PM GMT
Yeah, I booked it all up last summer when it got cancelled, and not expecting to go.

I'll take a few days out and some afternoons in the beer garden.
Report TimmyRiggins February 3, 2021 10:38 PM GMT
That's if the vaccine I'm getting Saturday doesn't knock me off before I hit 41 Laugh
Report shiny new shoes please February 3, 2021 10:43 PM GMT
2.5oo fine or
6 month in the joy

14 day quarantine Dublin airport starts friday.
Report Burt06 February 3, 2021 11:09 PM GMT
My little brothers 30th in August - 56 of us booked for Benidorm.

We going come what may.
Report Giuseppe February 3, 2021 11:10 PM GMT
even with a 14 day hotel stay at your expense?
Report mafeking February 3, 2021 11:13 PM GMT
even if we get more or less back to normal say by early summer where could you go if the EU's vaccination programme is still a complete shambles and months behind ? certainly won't be able to go anywhere without jumping through lots of hoops
Report Burt06 February 3, 2021 11:13 PM GMT
That will be gone by than. Anyway, we are all paid up.
Report Giuseppe February 3, 2021 11:34 PM GMT
not if there are new variants!
Report TimmyRiggins February 3, 2021 11:39 PM GMT
I said 2022 before we see the arse end of this, once I realised I was being one of the covidiot mongs this time last year.

Still think that will be the case, and I'm under the impression these will be like flu vaccines, going forward and it'll take weeks to amend/alter vaccines now they're in action.

Of course, I think a mate of mine that posts under a few of the nicks here think the government wanted to bottom the economy, so they can make people wear masks and not have pubs open etc. Crazy

I can do the quarantine thing at home after a holiday, as I have an office in the house. I won't be going anywhere I've got to sit in a hotel when I arrive, though Laugh
Report Giuseppe February 3, 2021 11:46 PM GMT
"going forward and it'll take weeks to amend/alter vaccines now they're in action."

will take a lot longer than that: just vaccinating everyone again will take months
Report shiny new shoes please February 4, 2021 12:20 AM GMT
TimmyRiggins • February 3, 2021 11:39 PM GMT
I said 2022
I'm under the impression these will be like flu vaccines, going forward and it'll take weeks to amend/alter vaccines now they're in action.

Welcome to go real world.

No e.u. Travel this summer
Report lord skywalker February 4, 2021 12:42 AM GMT
its always been expensive to holiday in the uk, far cheaper to go to spain or france
Report shiny new shoes please February 4, 2021 6:20 AM GMT
Kiss ur e.u. Holidays bye bye

The corona pass (vax cert)
Launchs 2day denmark.
Report sageform February 4, 2021 8:30 AM GMT
I will book after our second doses of vaccine in April if at all. Probably UK this year but I will be hoping to get to the Algarve or Andalucia in early 2022.
Report lovegod February 4, 2021 10:47 AM GMT
Had a flight to Greece in September that I've moved to first week of June, not hopeful that I'll be going though.

Also got tickets for York's Dante meeeting May that again were carried over from last year and even less hopeful about them.
Report casemoney February 4, 2021 10:56 AM GMT
Restrictions will be lifted to what Degree who knows , once the vaccine has been given to those who need it most , Sadly we have over 50% in some communities who are refusing the vaccine Sad
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2021 1:00 PM GMT
Why is that sad Case?

Do you not believe in Charles Darwin although tbf I would not get a vaccine if I did not need one for travel overseas. I am not an anti Vader, I don’t believe there are micro chips in the vaccine and vaccinations have all but eradicated certain diseases and have their place but I am pretty sure humans would hav3 developed resistance to this virus and the fact we may need boosters every year disturbs me.
Report layingisthewayforward February 4, 2021 2:02 PM GMT
Majorca in May, cant wait. Badly needed!
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- February 4, 2021 2:05 PM GMT
I had a holiday booked last year and faced dengue fever

Seems far more deadly than covid.


Holiday postponed due to covid, get covid vax I can go risk dengue, lol
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2021 2:08 PM GMT
Don’t think you’ll be going to Majorca unless you buy a dinghy on the beach in Dover and row their yourself but good luck!

I was supposed to be going to Amrika for a wedding and a drive along Route 66 but  that is not happening for now or I do t think it will
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- February 4, 2021 2:11 PM GMT
Our travel agent is still optimistic for late July onwards.

We shall see.
Report Giuseppe February 4, 2021 2:17 PM GMT
has there been any word on whether vaccinated people will be allowed to go / skip quarantine etc?
Report politicspunter February 4, 2021 2:23 PM GMT
We were hoping to go on at least part of a world cruise on the QM2 in 2022 but Covid has temporarily scuppered the transplant programme that my wife is waiting on. Addenbrookes say that obviously Covid has had a massive impact on possible donors (can't tell for 100% certain if donors may have Covid) but also that the hospital is snowed under with Covid related patients.
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2021 2:27 PM GMT
Cruises are going to be cheap for a couple of yearsLaugh!

Except that old people have the money and after this experience will probably think it better to die on a cruise than in a NHS HospitalSad

At least Tom got to Barbados to fulfill his dream before the NHS killed him!
Report politicspunter February 4, 2021 2:30 PM GMT
Depends what you consider as cheap Grin You are right enough though that the cruise industry could be badly damaged by the pandemic.
Report politicspunter February 4, 2021 2:32 PM GMT
https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/find-a-cruise/M203I/M203I

This is the one we were hoping to go on. Still hoping I guess.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- February 4, 2021 2:33 PM GMT
They will just offer incentives to get folk travelling.

So many people will rush to take advantage of something
previously unaffordable
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- February 4, 2021 2:35 PM GMT
104 nights, wow,
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2021 2:38 PM GMT
Too right!

Huge discounts but like I said old folk have money and don’t want to die in soiled under pants they will get back on the boat
Report politicspunter February 4, 2021 2:45 PM GMT
We have met folks on board who have only sailed with Cunard, never with anyone else, often over fifty voyages. Every time you sail with them , you build up a better discount, free upgrade etc. Many go last minute and are happy to take the lowest grade of cabin (It's still lovely!) for the lowest price.
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2021 2:47 PM GMT
Digital verification apps by British Airways and Emirates.
Report A_T February 4, 2021 4:06 PM GMT
doubt anyone's going on a cruise this year

but adult children hoping for an early inheritance should make bookings for elderly parents just in case!
Report shiny new shoes please February 4, 2021 4:14 PM GMT
I would suggest France will try stop this soon.
70% don't want it.

Airlines will feel the pain of its forced thru.
But anyways
IT WAS PREDICTABLE
Report shiny new shoes please February 4, 2021 4:20 PM GMT
Discrimination could also be a factor
But when did that ever stop them lol
Report layingisthewayforward February 4, 2021 4:30 PM GMT
When do folks think we'll be able to travel freely and no restrictions eg quarentime when we return? I'll go for May.
Report Giuseppe February 4, 2021 4:31 PM GMT
never
Report shiny new shoes please February 4, 2021 4:34 PM GMT
No chance may
E.u. Won't b done vax by then .. For the ones that want it.
The scared,dying,or over 70.
Next year possible.
Report tanglefoot February 4, 2021 4:35 PM GMT
Off to Greek Isles in June,lovely
Report shiny new shoes please February 4, 2021 4:39 PM GMT
The consequences of the biggest shake up in decades!
Have yet to come !
Were nearly there
10+ years of pain to come for most @least  (Not the rich of course)
It's a brave new world Laugh
Report shiny new shoes please February 4, 2021 4:45 PM GMT
I would also imagine
The covid pass will be for essential travel
Not holidays
Report impossible123 February 4, 2021 4:52 PM GMT
People do have short memory. Just a few weeks ago death and infections were rising alarmingly. Just yesterday Capt Moore passed away died from Covid. And, now some are talking about holidays despite government clamping down on arrivals from certain destinations.

The vaccination programme is going as planned however, still only 10m vaccinated so far. Until 75% is reached I believe contemplation of a holiday is too premature and could be disappointment for some.
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2021 5:09 PM GMT
over 50's should be inoculated by end of April and as soon as the data shows hospitals are empty we can look for the budgie smugglers imho but depends on Johnny Foreigner and how much they want our wonga.

Of course if the Brexit thing is going badly and all signs are that it is a good crisis will keep it off the from pages. Expect a new variant in June!
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2021 5:10 PM GMT
I think those scared of their own shadows should stay home and leave Skegness for those who cannot fly
Report shiny new shoes please February 4, 2021 5:20 PM GMT
The numbers for
Flu.
Cancer
Obesity
Heart disease
Stroke
Malnutrition
Ect...
Should now be advertised as covid is
Give folks a dose of reality
Report casemoney February 4, 2021 5:50 PM GMT
Bank of England: Economy to rebound strongly due to vaccine

Regarding Staycations it will bring much needed funds to many parts of the UK 

Honestly think people will be reluctant to travel abroad ..Spec families
Report impossible123 February 4, 2021 5:55 PM GMT
If the holiday makers choose to travel abroad plz do not rely on the government to bring them home for whatever reasons like those plonkers who headed out just before the 1st lockdown in March 2020 despite all the Covid signs. Please understand you're on your own even if your holiday destination has a Covid resurgence when you're out there.

Caveat emptor applies to Covid too.
Report shiny new shoes please February 4, 2021 6:06 PM GMT
Economy to rebound strongly due to vaccineExcitedLaughLaughLaugh
Keep that narrative going
See where it gets ya
Your in for a rude awakening

Honestly think people will be reluctant to travel abroad ..Spec families
Parallel world's id guess more will want to travel a.s.a.p.. Imo


Staycations part I agree
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2021 6:08 PM GMT
The real plonkers are the gullible who believe in Government lies and incompetence. Why would you believe anything these clowns say or do? I cannot wait to get out of here and leave the beaches to the knock kneed hanky heads.
Report shiny new shoes please February 5, 2021 1:23 AM GMT
Business as usual ....
essential workers  , are being rewarded with a financial kicking ,a freeze on salaries above £24,000 ..
They did get a clap ..
Report sageform February 5, 2021 7:41 AM GMT
AT my sentiment about cruises is the same as yours but apparently forward bookings are very high. They could be either Covid free or a death trap. It is not just the question of availability of holidays or the risk of getting stranded that need to be considered. How will we be received in Europe after Brexit and the vaccine saga? I can imagine a lot of hostility from French and Spanish in particular. Practice your language skills and say you are from the Rep of Ireland.
Report frog1000 February 5, 2021 9:56 AM GMT

Feb 4, 2021 -- 7:23PM, shiny new shoes please wrote:


Business as usual .... essential workers

Report 1st time poster February 5, 2021 10:26 AM GMT
as the uk right wing media gleefully tell you 24/7,portugal,france .spain,italy are all struggling with a new covid wave [ kent strain ] which beaches exactly do you think the uk government are going to allow you to visit,
think 20 cases per 100,000 was the cut off for old variants last summer for travel corridors, been relatively free of covid ,most people vacc with 27 countries on your door step struggling, might be a plan but a shoite one
re vaccs in the land of the blind the one eyed lion is king
Report 1st time poster February 5, 2021 10:29 AM GMT
dr sarah just said on vine travel bans will stay in place if numbers are above 25 cases a 100,000,that will rule out uk and 27 eu countries for a long while yet
Report shiny new shoes please February 5, 2021 12:17 PM GMT
Eire gov..gave a 10p an hour to minimum Cry
Shamed into giving 100 bucks a week to nurses on effectively £3-4 hr..]Cry

financial experts told MPs in u.k. that taxes would almost certainly have to rise in the next five years thanks to the harm Covid has done to the economy
Council tax
Carbon tax.
Pay freezes
Ect...Cry

It's all predictable
Too easy..
Report shiny new shoes please February 5, 2021 12:22 PM GMT
Amazons 1000 new jobs 9.70
Cry
Bye bye small family business
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- February 5, 2021 2:08 PM GMT
If vaccines work then cruises should be safe

Barring of course other risks endemic on board.

And of course far flung cruises risk insect borne
infections when pulling into port.

But that's not new.

Interesting to see how mosquito infections react to
a lack of tourists for a year or so!
Report shiny new shoes please February 5, 2021 2:16 PM GMT
There is no evidence any vax stops transmission as of yet .
Report Slicer February 5, 2021 2:52 PM GMT
Cruise ships are floating Petri dishes & will be for the foreseeable future. Foreign crews, international  passengers so dependent on vaxes & policies of other countries!
Report politicspunter February 5, 2021 3:00 PM GMT
Foreign crews? Foreign to where?
Report Giuseppe February 5, 2021 3:01 PM GMT
watching indian super league soccer

they are running ads for tourism in goa

seems to be open for business

"no resrictions in Goa...only hotels that comply with government regulations are open...please carry a facemask with you at all times"
Report Giuseppe February 5, 2021 3:02 PM GMT
all in English, aimed at foreign tourists
Report Slicer February 5, 2021 3:17 PM GMT
PP foreign to the passengers. The "workers" in the crews are mainly from so called 3rd world countries.
Report politicspunter February 5, 2021 3:22 PM GMT
If you have been on many cruises, you will find that the passengers come from multiple countries.
Report politicspunter February 5, 2021 3:23 PM GMT
The crew speak in English, amongst other languages.
Report Slicer February 5, 2021 4:05 PM GMT
Ive been on many  cruises. The "workers" were all Phillipine, Goan or Indian. There were no Phillipine, Goan passengers & only a couple from India. I'm sure you comprehend the point that I'm making.
Report politicspunter February 5, 2021 4:28 PM GMT
The staff are all very nice folks, I am sure you will agree.
Report Slicer February 5, 2021 4:31 PM GMT
The staff were brilliant. But that's not the point that I'm making!
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- February 5, 2021 4:38 PM GMT
Pretty sure the cruise ship owners will vaccinate all staff.
Report layingisthewayforward February 5, 2021 4:39 PM GMT
My majorca holiday in May better happen or I'll be close to tears I'm telling ya!
Report shiny new shoes please February 5, 2021 5:39 PM GMT
Get ur Kleenex tissues ready Cry
Report politicspunter February 5, 2021 5:43 PM GMT
Here are the guidelines regarding Covid for Cunard

https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/the-cunard-experience/sailing-with-confidence
Report TimmyRiggins February 5, 2021 7:34 PM GMT
Could be looking up...

https://mobile.twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/status/1357715616053014528

Not JBM's research, but Segal Eran's mob at the Weizzman Institute.

Could all be doctored, obviously Wink
Report TimmyRiggins February 5, 2021 7:36 PM GMT
Went on a fortnight cruise around the Caribbean in 2006, and had a great trip.

Prob have been better if I didn't go on a 4 day binge in Miami before I got on the boat, though Cry
Report shiny new shoes please February 5, 2021 7:59 PM GMT
The worst is yet to come for UK banks.... Hmmm porky.. 


Government relief schemes such as furlough payments and guarantees on loans from banks to companies, are being wound down in coming months....

“We feel good about what’s happened so far Crazy but in a way the tougher bit is coming,” Woods told a London School of Economics

The u.k.
government  estimated close to  £31bn of its Covid-19 support schemes will have to be written off, with taxpayers not lenders footing the bill.
Report Giuseppe February 5, 2021 8:31 PM GMT
it will be written off through monetary financing
Report shiny new shoes please February 5, 2021 9:17 PM GMT
Does it almost feel like
We've  been here before?&before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
Economy to rebound strongly due to vaccineCry
Report A_T February 6, 2021 8:36 AM GMT
price of shares in Carnival (owners of Cunard) still languishing - not much optimism there
Report sageform February 6, 2021 8:41 AM GMT
Our only cruise was along the Danube starting from the Black Sea up to Budapest. Only just over 100 passengers so I quite enjoyed it. No way would I go on one with 1000 or more, it takes 3 hours to get off, two hours on shore and 3 hours to get everyone back on.
Report politicspunter February 6, 2021 9:17 AM GMT
A typical, popular stop off such as Gibraltar or Cartagena, folks are all off in half an hour in the morning, all day at location and you can come back on board anytime up until normally 6pm. That was obviously when we were in the EU! Don't know for certain what delays, if any, there would be now.
Report shiny new shoes please February 9, 2021 3:49 PM GMT
UK and Irish residents returning from 33 "red list" countries will have to pay £1,750 to quarantine in hotels

As part of a new quarantine system, due to come into force from Monday next week, the government has booked 4,600 rooms across 16 hotels for those arriving from certain countries.

Passengers will have to book online before their travel, with the £1,750 fee also including the cost of COVID testing and their escorted travel between an airport and their designated hotel.I

I hope they know we where letting Brazil in 20-30days ago by the thousands !
Report 1st time poster February 9, 2021 3:54 PM GMT
youve got to love tory brexiteer,s couldnt sleep a wink apparently 10 yrs ago for having 100 billion deficit and 800 billion debt
now just want to laugh off/write off 500 billion deficit and 2 trillion debt, LaughLaugh
Report shiny new shoes please February 9, 2021 3:58 PM GMT
A.bai!out for hotels??

Irish gov. provide homeless with hotelrooms as they can't b arsed to build social.
It's seen as cash for the mates ..
Report A_T February 9, 2021 4:10 PM GMT
be interesting to see how many of these hotel rooms ever get used
Report nineteen points February 9, 2021 4:12 PM GMT
up to 10 years jail for offences involving "red" countries.you dont get that for rape.

and the FPW still think this is about a virus.
Report shiny new shoes please February 9, 2021 4:16 PM GMT
W.Death said it's all the variants ..
So true ..bravo.
Report shiny new shoes please February 9, 2021 4:18 PM GMT
About the variants ..
I'd safely say no travel unless it uber rich with a great excuse.
Report shiny new shoes please February 9, 2021 4:30 PM GMT
Can't see to rich folk having any problems or excuses for travelling ..
Privacy gone
Freedom gone
Limits on what you do with your  cash
Scary stuff.
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