13 WAYS TO RECREATE A HOLIDAY IN ST LUCIA AT HOME
With lockdown, we can’t travel to St Lucia - but we can recreate the holiday ourselves, at home, and make new Caribbean memories!
A CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL UPDATE ON THE BALEARIC ISLANDS
What do you mean, where are the Balearic Islands? They’re right where we left them: in the Mediterranean off the coast of the Iberian Peninsula.
IT’S OFFICIAL: SPAIN HAS ANNOUNCED A FOUR-PHASE PLAN TO EASE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS
Ryanair and EasyJet have announced to be resuming a percentage of flights from 1 July and 15 June, respectively. This is great news for British residents looking to travel to Spain, although the FCO travel advice still advises against all but essential international travel. Teletext Holidays is here to report on the current state of affairs in Spain, so you can make an informed decision about whether and when to travel.
WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO TRAVEL TO GREECE THIS SUMMER
With various low cost airlines announcing they’ll start to resume some flights in June and July, Greece has also expressed its desire to reopen its borders to international tourists gradually from 1 July. Instead of going through an obligatory 14-day quarantine, tourists from the UK should prepare to be subjected to coronavirus testing.
IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO TURKEY NOW?: CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
With EasyJet and Ryanair looking to resume a number of flights in June/July, things appear to be looking up for tourism in Turkey, and the local authorities hope to be able to welcome British tourists again by the end of July or August. That said, the FCO travel advice for British residents hasn’t changed to date, and there are a number of factors to consider before taking the decision to go on holiday to Turkey.
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Hayley McLean is a homeschooling mother of three children under seven who has run the successful family travel and lifestyle blog Sparkles & Stretchmarks for seven years.
Heather Cowper is an award-winning travel blogger at Heather on Her Travels, writing about authentic travel with a little luxury for the 50+ traveller. Heather shares her travel tales on her blog and social media channels.
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Jenny is a former midwife, nurse, blogger and mum of three… there isn’t much time for anything else! She loves to support pregnant and new mums.
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Rebecca Smith is a mum in her early 30s who loves travelling, reading and spending time with her family.
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Sam Wood is a British freelance writer, blogger and social media manager living in Berlin, Germany since 2014.
Sarah is the Group Marketing Director at Teletext Holidays. She has lived in Spain and Italy and has travelled extensively through the wine regions in the United States; she now has to adjust her holiday habits to the realities of being a parent to a beautiful baby daughter.
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