Tag "Travel"

Travel situation ‘ridiculous’

I FEEL compelled to write about the deplorable travel conditions that are afflicting our island and must be damaging our economy. Free, cost-effective movement to our precious island is currently being denied to its citizens and visitors, and this ridiculous situation must simply stop or it will strangle any chance of economic recovery. When the ferries aren’t running, the cost of a flight is prohibitively expensive or there is poor route availability.

Reciprocal Health Agreement must be restored

I AM sure that I speak for many that wish to see the Reciprocal Health Agreement (RHA) between Guernsey and the UK restored. Since its suspension we have had a number of unbelievable explanations why it was not possible to restore it. These ranged from our lack of a free ambulance service to the cost to the UK. It remains a source of shame rather than pride that Guernsey alone in the British Isles excludes itself from the RHA.

Aurigny drops Jersey route


URGENT talks over the future of inter-island air links and route competition are being planned, after Aurigny’s decision to pull out of the Jersey route.

New travellers’ health scheme proposed


INVESTIGATIONS will be held into the States covering the cost of healthcare and medical treatment of Guernsey residents while travelling in the UK, if deputies back the move.

P1 bus service likely to end


BAD timetabling is one of the factors blamed for the impending termination of the parish link airport bus service, according to campaigners, with a lack of publicity and passenger data also spelling its demise.

Can Aurigny do better?

AS SOMEONE who was fully behind the proposals for the States to take over Aurigny Airlines when I was a States member, I take a keen interest in the progress of our national airline.

Fuel and road taxes at odds with agreed vision

ONLY two generations ago the post of deputy was filled by local successful businessmen, in their own time, who were volunteers. They had the best interests of the island and the local Guernseyman at heart. They knew that to run a successful business, the same as running a successful household, your income needs to outweigh expenditure. These men knew their tomatoes and Guernsey was a thriving community with money in the bank.

Why so much cheaper to fly to Jersey?

WHY does it cost significantly more to travel from London Gatwick to Guernsey than from London Gatwick to Jersey? I have had a look at several flights and all of them are significantly more.

Tourism plan puts cart before horse

I AM appalled by so much nonsense written in the Press and, particularly, by Commerce and Employment with their ‘10-year plan for tourism’. As a travel agent, the article has prompted me to comment on their proposals. With respect to Messrs Hopkins and Wheadon, the jargon and hype apart, I suggest their plan is not only unrealistic but puts the cart before the horse for several reasons – a travel agent’s point of view.

Put customer service in travel plans

BANK Holiday travel to and from the Bailiwick is always a lottery – if the wave height doesn’t get you, the fog probably will. Time was though that the bemused, soothing phrase of: ‘Well, that’s the price you pay for living on such a beautiful island,’ held some sway.