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Linsey

Linsey

A journalist and travel writer of 35 years' standing, a once-a-week yogi, terrible skier and out-of-order mum to 2 teens. My day job is associate editor of TravelMole.com.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Emerald Cruises cancel sailings until June 30

Cruise cancellations Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises have cancelled all departures until June 30, 2020. However, instead of offering cash refunds, the two cruise lines are trying to encourage customers to...

How to claim a credit/debit card refund for your cancelled holiday

  If your package holiday* has been cancelled due to coronavirus, you’re entitled to a full cash refund. If you had to come home early, you’re entitled to a cash refund for the unused...

Details of rescue flights to fly stranded Brits home

The Government has arranged more special charter flights with airlines including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian to bring stranded Britons back home from around the world next week. While it is urging Brits...

Should you cancel your summer holiday?

Updated April 5. If you’d already booked a summer holiday before the coronavirus turned all of our lives upside down, you’re probably wondering if it will still go ahead and even if it does,...

Travel company refusing you a cash refund? Check out your options

Many travel companies are refusing to return clients’ cash for holiday cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, trying to persuade them to re-book or accept credit notes or vouchers instead. I wrote earlier about...

Quiz: Test your knowledge of European cities

  There’s little chance of us travelling anytime soon, but while we wait for the lockdown to end, let’s see how well you know your European cities. How many can you recognise from these...

9 Best cities for a (post lockdown) winter break

If the thought of remaining in lockdown for the next month or two – or possibly three or more – is driving you bonkers, then maybe you should start planning where you’ll go in...

Warning: the risk of accepting credit or vouchers for your cancelled holiday

    Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers are scrambling to claim refunds from their travel agents or tour operator after being forced to cancel trips due to travel restrictions imposed around the world to...

Travel company abandons young backpackers overseas

As thousands of young backpackers stranded around the world are struggling to get safely back home, it’s such as shame to see that some of them are being abandoned by the travel companies they...

All aboard the Scarlet Lady

Review of Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady   Whoa, I’ve just returned from a sneak preview of the world’s newest cruise ship, the Scarlet Lady by just-launched line Virgin Voyages, where I danced with a...