Teletext Holidays and Alpharooms on the brink of collapse - here's all you need to know and how it affects you
Teletext Holidays has stopped taking new bookings, while sister company Alpharooms says existing trips will not be fulfilled. The move comes after both firms' membership to the Travel Trust Association (TTA) - a trade body that ensures travel companies abide by industry regulations - ended on 29 October.
2 November 2021
Portugal axed from travel 'green list' after traffic light scheme review – your rights
Portugal is to be taken off England and Northern Ireland's 'green list' of quarantine-free travel destinations next Tuesday
8 June 2021
Covid uncertainty means holiday bookings are a risk - 19 need-to-knows to cut costs and protect your pocket in the UK and abroad
The rules on holidaying have changed radically. Until this week, in England, only stays away in self-contained accommodation were allowed, but as of 17 May hotel stays and sleepovers at friends' are back.
25 May 2021
Martin Lewis says the Government has misexplained its own travel rules - the traffic light system DOESN'T dictate whether or not you can go
MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has criticised the Government for failing to properly explain its own Covid travel rules, amid mounting confusion over where Brits can holiday overseas.
19 May 2021
England's 'green list' of quarantine-free holiday destinations unveiled - including Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel
Holidays abroad could get the go-ahead from 17 May as an announcement from Grant Shapps, the secretary of state for the Department for Transport is expected today. It's thought a 'green list' of countries that Brits will be able to travel to without needing to quarantine on return will also be revealed.
7 May 2021
Travellers warned of 10-week passport renewal wait - so apply NOW if hoping to go away this summer
Hopeful holidaymakers have been urged to apply for new passports or to renew existing ones as soon as possible to avoid delays of up to ten weeks. Usually passports take between four and six weeks to be processed.
12 April 2021
Loveholidays to refund £18m to 44,000 holidaymakers for coronavirus cancellations
Around 44,000 Loveholidays customers whose trips were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis are in line for refunds worth a combined £18 million after intervention from the competition watchdog
15 December 2020
Lastminute.com to refund £7m to thousands of holidaymakers for coronavirus-cancelled trips
Over 9,000 Lastminute.com holidaymakers will finally receive refunds for package trips that were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, after intervention from the competition watchdog
1 December 2020
Tui promises to pay outstanding refunds by the end of the month
Package holiday giant Tui has promised to pay any outstanding refund requests for holidays cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic by 30 September 2020
16 September 2020
Watchdog warns more than 100 package holiday firms over refund delays
The competition watchdog has written to 100 of the most complained-about package holiday providers, warning they could face enforcement action if they don't start complying with consumer law
10 July 2020
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26 November 2021Martin Lewis has warned households against splurging this Christmas, while also highlighting the importance of being honest about their finances in a bid to remain debt-free over the festive period and beyond. Read below and watch the clip from The Martin Lewis Money Show Christmas Special for more.
British Airways passenger wins battle for cash refund after successfully taking the airline to court for flights cancelled due to Covid26 November 2021A MoneySaver has successfully taken British Airways to the small claims court and been awarded £300 after disputing the airline's decision to issue vouchers instead of a cash refund for flights cancelled due to the pandemic.
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