HOLIDAYS in England have been given the go ahead from today, with single households allowed to book into self-catered accommodation together. Here is what we know so far about hotels opening in the UK. When will hotels reopen? Hotels have been forced to close due to the lockdown. They are only allowed to open for essential reasons, such as for key workers or for vulnerable people. They won't be able to open when the second round of lockdown restrictions are eased from today. Hotels will be able to reopen from May 17 , welcoming guests back before the May bank holidays. On June 21, holidays will resume with no restrictions in England. When will campsites reopen? Campsites and caravan parks have also been able to reopen from today, including some shared areas. The government advice states: "Campsites and caravan parks will be permitted to open for leisure stays provided that the only shared facilities used by guests at the campsite or caravan park are … [Read more...] about When will hotels and campsites reopen and when can I go on holiday with my family?
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BLACKPOOL, Torquay and St Ives have all been named in Booking.com's list of most searched staycation destinations. The coastal hotspots are among the ten most popular places that Brits are wanting to head to this summer. This article contains affiliate links and if you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue Booking.com has logged the most popular UK destinations for Brits this summer as the country starts to open up. Other UK destinations that have seen an increase in searches include Bath, Newquay, Brighton and Bournemouth. Edinburgh, Inverness and York also made the list. With domestic travel starting up in England from April 12, now's a great time to book a UK break in one of these popular destinations. Some of the best deals are: Blackpool Booking.com Blackpool hotels from £75 per stay Haven Blackpool 3-night breaks from £125 per stay Premier Inn hotel stays from £87 per stay Torquay Booking.com Torquay hotels from … [Read more...] about Blackpool, Torquay & St Ives in UK’s top 10 holiday destinations – with deals from £75 per stay
Goldman Sachs is placing a big bet on the growth of Soho House, one of the world's biggest private members' club networks, with a $770m (£560m) loan as it prepares to go public in New York. Sky News has learnt that Soho House has struck a deal to replace existing debt facilities with Permira Debt Managers (PDM), part of which had been syndicated to the wealthy Reuben family. Sources said the new financing from Goldman's merchant banking arm would repay an existing PDM loan of £406m and provide further growth capital for the London-based hospitality group. The new facility would be over the "long term". Goldman is not currently involved in Soho House's forthcoming initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange, but could be added to a syndicate led by JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley, they suggested. Advertisement News of Goldman's financing comes days after Sky News revealed that Soho House had confidentially submitted an S-1 filing for its … [Read more...] about Goldman places bet on Soho House with £560m loan
Four men have been jailed for life after plotting to murder a gang rival in a drive-by shooting. Dior Jackson, Ihsaan Bernard and Omarni Bernard-Sewell, all in their 20s, and Ayuub Mahmood, 19, had denied conspiring to murder Dante Mullings in May 2019. Mr Mullings, 23, was in a car parked by shops in Ladywood, Birmingham, when a gunman opened fire from a passing vehicle. At least eight shots were discharged from a pistol aimed out of the VW Passat's passenger window. Mr Mullings was struck three times and at least one bullet hit him in the lower back. Advertisement CCTV showed him sprint from the car and hurdle roadside barriers before collapsing seconds later due to internal injuries. Two other passengers also suffered gunshot wounds but survived the attack. More from UK Prince Philip: William pays tribute to 'extraordinary' Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip: Harry 'back in the UK' ahead of Duke of Edinburgh's funeral on Saturday … [Read more...] about Dante Mullings: Four men jailed for life after gang rival is killed in drive-by shooting in Birmingham
PASSENGERS heading abroad on holiday this summer could face queues as long as seven hours due to travel checks and Covid restrictions. Aviation experts have warned that the closure of e-passport gates as well as Passenger Locator Forms and Covid test checks could result in chaos when travel abroad resumes. Border Force are currently running through all the checks manually, including reading every traveller's mandatory form, confirming they have a negative test and making sure they've booked their hotel quarantine if required. Lucy Moreton, from the Immigration Services Union, said: "If they don’t digitise the e-gates and they still require us to do 100 per cent checks, then yes the queues could potentially at busy times become even worse than they are now. "Six or seven hours is not impossible." CEO of Airlines UK Tim Alderslade added: "Manual checks are time-consuming and will become increasingly challenging as passenger numbers increase, as we hope they will. This is … [Read more...] about Brits face up to seven-hour queues at the airport this summer due to Covid restrictions, experts warn