Travel options are constantly changing and it’s still not straightforward. Veronica at Fare Wise Travel in Hungerford has constant updates on the Covid rules and regulations in other countries – and strongly recommends that you book with a travel agent at this time rather than online.
STOP PRESS: Great news that the requirement for UK-bound travellers to have a PCR or lateral flow test within the 48 hours prior to departing has just been scrapped by the government – a small gesture but it reduces hassle and cost.
After COP26 and the pandemic, sustainability has to be the watchword for travel in 2022. Yes flying, particularly long haul, has a substantial carbon footprint but the new generation of aircraft and especially of aviation fuels are driving this down – also there are many responsible providers who will offset these emissions.
Cruise ships similarly are aiming for net zero, some of the expedition ships are basically using radically different fuels and having networks of local suppliers in every port. Concious travellers have choices to make not only about how to get to their destination but about which countries have the best “green” credentials.
Might we suggest Slovenia? It is easily accessible by rail and has a Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism which matches like-minded hosts with travellers. Where better to follow a climavore diet – lots of nature-sensitive suppliers and extremely low food miles.
If you are looking for somewhere more exotic (and who isn’t after two years of staycations?) how about Bhutan – the Dragon Kingdom and the world’s only carbon negative country?
Granted that right now with threats of further lockdowns and the prospect of the post-Christmas ski season in France, Austria and Germany being decimated, the outlook doesn’t appear too rosy but we will get through this and Fare Wise Travel cordially invites you to celebrate their 30th anniversary in October 2022.
If you are lucky to get a ski holiday arranged, we recommend Eco-Ski who recycle and hire ski clothing and equipment.