I agree Bat...today is when domestic cruising officially gets the go ahead...just seen P&O Ship captain in Sky news announcing so, expected a lot more.
I get the Indian variant thing but nothing more than any other variant, but just spreads quicker and with 22m now double vaccinated, and hospitality opening up as well as some flights resuming....something doesn’t seem right??
Even better! Two officers had to drive an hour and half from a Humberside Police to West Yorkshire Police to interview me.....for me to show them paperwork they had messed up! And didn’t check before they set off. Couldn’t make it up.
I’ll put the police compensation behind the Champagne bar! £850 for the first hour in custody apparently. Was pretty funny listening to all the smack heads shouting and trying to kick the cell doors down hahaha
Think I’ll give it a miss tonight. Ended up sucking a 1ltr bottle, gave the police a load of s**t on email for being falsely arrested and detained on Sunday for watching my son play a football game. Then woke up at 7.30 forgetting I should be at work! 26 deliveries with a hangover! All good fun.
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Hi ****, yeh working on 100% for 2022, we shouldn’t need isolation cabins by then but if it comes to it we will work through that nearer the time. As far as we’ve publicised it’s the first UK cruises that will be 80% but I would predict like you say the rest of possibly 2021 will be at the reduced capacity but nothing confirmed passed the UK cruises yet
Banbury what I don’t understand when it comes to Tour is why it is so loss making?
They are running a tour operator’Titan’ but don’t own planes, hotels, or other fixed assets.
Essentially all they do is have staff to take bookings, do the admin and general other operational stuff.
They book flights through 3rd parties just direct customer could do. They employ ‘Ground Handlers’ in each country, who look after everything abroad and the operation abroad. So effectively if everything stops like it has, where is the big outlay? If that makes sense?
Welcome back Horse and congrats on kicking Covid ass! Excellent!
Totally agree. Sagas biggest bookings period is September and October, when the general market is January/February. That falls in very nicely as when more and more countries have caught up by then, confidence returns, and International Cruising especially is good to go.
I predict some caution still by the over 50’s till around July for absolute clarity but know knows, could be wrong in that because, there the most keen to get away. All Cruises will be fully booked come August IMO. GLA
Seen as Saga has been dragged in with all other Travel Stock, next week seems a big one for indoor hospitality in general.
I expect Wednesday there will be the usual leaks/drip feeding to the press on the Traffic Light system and indoor hospitality in general, followed up by confirmation on Friday in the House of Commons. Could be Thursday but the Bank Holiday has thrown it.
Not sure how much this will jump? Every time it hits 386/387 there seems to be a Setanta dump. Anyway, everything looks rosey with patience. GLA
Last summer I was delivering supposedly frozen and chilled food in a transit van, with no fridge and freezer, to the old and vulnerable that had been out of the freezer over 2/3 hours. Now I’m suddenly recording every temperature and if I do t I’m in trouble!
I’m a share holder in Saga and Whitbread. I’ve been in the travel industry for 25 years. I still own a travel agency now. When Covid and lockdown kicked in I had to get a job, to pay bills, and found one in Home Delivery for Morrison’s.
Having held mid management positions at Thomas Cook and Hays, run my own businesses as well as others in the last 25 years.
I can honestly tell you, (as a business person) Morrison’s Home Delivery is an absolute disgrace. In fact the whole business seems rotten. Employees treated like dogs. Sometimes I look and think ‘how is this business surviving’. Shambolic from top to bottom. I’ve been offered cheap shares under the share scheme, and wouldn’t touch with a barge pole.
It’s lucky they have a good PR/social media team to make everything looks rosey! And they are some kind of heroes.