Tag "Travel"

GST would lose us millions say travel trade


A GOODS and services tax would destroy the local travel business and drive tens of millions of pounds off-island, the chairman of the Association of Guernsey Travel Agents has warned.

Airline ‘shambles’

WELL, it all seems to be starting already, and what can we do about it? We have no choice. What am I talking about? Let me enlighten you. The weekend of 22 March 2014 brought the annual netball inter-insulars, played over both Saturday and Sunday, from under-11 level all the way up to veterans. I was lucky enough, or unlucky as far as expensive air tickets were concerned, to have two daughters representing the island that weekend and, as a proud father, booked my tickets through Aurigny, ready to shout for the Green Army.

The way our local airline operates is very worrying...

AS AN aviation insider, I watch with trepidation the current goings on at Aurigny. The airline, bent on having a shiny jet and no competition, now wants to operate to London City, a route that is currently served by Blue Islands from Jersey. A strange idea, perhaps, considering it will take passengers away from the ‘lifeline’ Gatwick route they so desperately want to themselves to justify the big, shiny jet.

Last-minute seats need protecting, says Aurigny

I HAVE just read Martin Nickolls’ letter on the relative costs of flying to Gatwick and Malcolm Coupar’s response. Mr Coupar, when Aurigny starts to turn in a profit, you can boast about some of your flights being 85% full. Until then, why not stop penalising customers who, for whatever reason, are unable to book three months-plus in advance?

Holiday should start the minute you board ferry

James Fulford

Have you been a ‘guest’ of Condor this summer? James Falla finds out why James Fulford, the ferry firm’s new CEO, believes in the islands, believes in tourism and wants your sea trip to become part of your holiday...

Flybe to drop Gatwick slots

Flybe introduced a new jet service to London Gatwick at the end of March this year. The airline will cease operating the route next March.

FLYBE will drop its Guernsey to London Gatwick service from March next year, the airline announced this morning.