Travel & Culture

  • Gatwick Airport to cut Covid test cost as price ‘puts people off flying’

    Gatwick Airport plans to cut the cost of its Covid-19 tests and say the added expense is putting people off flying. Travel Weekly reported the price of PCR tests are being cut by £10 to £59 and the cost of lateral flow tests will go down by £2 to £33. “We are therefore pleased to be able to offer passengers a more cost-effective solution, conveniently located at the airport, to help people get away on a much-needed holiday, to visit loved ones abroad or travel for business.”

  • The spa hotel to which my daughter and I owe our sanity

    Mother-daughter bonding. It’s a rare and beautiful thing. Arguably it’s so beautiful on account of being so vanishingly rare, but either way these are precious moments to be treasured.

  • UK scientist warns over relaxation of Covid travel rules

    UK scientist warns over relaxation of Covid travel rules. Prof Alan McNally says genome surveillance remains vital, as ministers prepare to overhaul travel rules

  • Turkey and the Maldives among 12 countries tipped to fall off red list, expert says

    Turkey and the Maldives were among 12 countries predicted to come off the red list, according to an expert. The latest UK travel update has been delayed with ministers expected to overhaul the traffic light system as early as Friday. Changes to the red and green travel lists were initially scheduled on Thursday with Turkey, Maldives and South Africa tipped to go amber.

  • Baby bootcamp: daily meditation, workouts and date nights, welcome to the post-natal retreat

    ‘It’s like an NCT group but with more wine,’ Kate Wills checks in to a wellness retreat for new parents

  • Travel news latest: All unvaccinated arrivals to face quarantine under new rules

    The red list countries that could move to amber Rip-off tests for double-jabbed travellers returning to Britain set to be scrapped Five things we need from the October 1 travel review Which countries are open to UK travellers? Sign up to the Telegraph Travel newsletter

  • 5km and 10km from home radius map: check how far you can travel and where your Sydney or Melbourne bubbles overlap

    5km and 10km from home radius map: check how far you can travel and where your Sydney or Melbourne bubbles overlapWant to know what’s within the 5km or 10km travel limit around you? Use our interactive map and calculator to see where you can and can’t go under NSW and Victoria lockdown restrictions.Follow our Australia Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW; and Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; Covid cases and data trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email brie

  • 10 of the best restaurants, delis and takeaways in York

    10 of the best restaurants, delis and takeaways in York. As the city’s food and drink festival begins, here’s where to enjoy the delicious global fare that sums up York’s vibrant, independent spirit

  • Dozens Of Countries To Be Dropped From UK's Travel 'Red' List

    Transport secretary Grant Shapps is expected to announce an overhaul of border controls on Friday.

  • Fresh holiday hope as Netherlands ditch quarantine rules for double-jabbed Britons next week

    Amsterdam remains one of the most popular tourist destinations for British travellers. From September 22, Amber-lit Netherlands will let fully vaccinated travellers from the UK and the States go on holiday without having to self-isolate on arrival. The Government of the Netherlands made the announcement in recent days.

  • Calls for global boycott of Hilton over hotel built on bulldozed mosque in Xinjiang

    A coalition of more than 40 advocacy groups have launched a global boycott of Hilton to pressure the hotel chain to cancel a project in China’s Xinjiang region, after the Telegraph revealed the development was on the site of a mosque bulldozed in 2018 by Chinese authorities.

  • Opera librettist Amanda Holden obituary

    Opera librettist Amanda Holden obituary. Scholar of opera who translated librettos into English, wrote ones of her own and edited guides to encourage new listeners

  • Van Gogh’s hero: there’s more to Frans Hals than The Laughing Cavalier

    Van Gogh’s hero: there’s more to Frans Hals than The Laughing Cavalier. Why did Van Gogh, Manet and Cezanne worship this incendiary painter of everyday people? Because, as a new show reveals, his range and compassion were staggering

  • ‘This has never been so much fun!’: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition review

    ‘This has never been so much fun!’: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition reviewRoyal Academy, LondonWhat – where is all the mediocre art? Yinka Shonibare has turned this annual event into a thrilling, thoughtful showcase boasting giant fruit and Colston in chains A hilarious, imaginative rebirth … the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition 2021. Photograph: David Parry/© Royal Academy of Arts

  • Shake-up of travel rules expected to be announced on Friday

    It has been reported that the green and amber lists will be merged, and the number of countries on the red list slashed.

  • UK Covid travel review: What to expect as holidaymakers wait in hope

    Ministers are expected to overhaul the current traffic light system in a shake-up this week. Holiday hotspots France, Italy, and Cyprus all remain amber at the moment. The UK government announced the latest travel review on August 26 where they added seven new destinations onto the green list and demoted two countries to the red list.

  • Heathrow boss tells ministers to simplify overseas travel rules now

    The boss of Heathrow Airport on Thursday urged ministers to press ahead with plans to simplify the overseas travel regime with testing rules for double vaccinated passengers set to be relaxed. It is also anticipated that the traffic light system will be simplified by merging the green and amber lists to form one list of “safe” countries and another list of red “no go” nations, which will still require more stringent testing and quarantine on return. The moves come days after Boris Johnson announced his Covid winter plan to deal with any resurgence of Covid-19.

  • Evening Standard smashes through NFT art frontier - but what is an NFT?

    Today, ES Magazine makes history as the first UK publication to print an NFT, which is a groundbreaking piece of moving digital artwork. Nancy Durrant reports on the creative industry’s brave new (and expensive) world

  • Everything you need to know about 60s art icon Helen Frankenthaler

    Meet the pioneer of Abstract Expressionism who rubbed shoulders with Jackson Pollock and Clement Greenberg

  • Sparkling days out: readers’ favourite British vineyards to visit

    Sparkling days out: readers’ favourite British vineyards to visit. Whether you’re keen to taste some wine or just want a peaceful day out in a beautiful location, our tipplers suggest suitable terroirs