Do Not delay in applying for new passports

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 By Travelmole

HMPO urges people not to delay in applying for new passports

 

Her Majesty’s Passport Office is urging people who require a new passport in the coming months to apply without delay.

Applicants should allow for more time for it to be processed as HMPO expects a surge of new applications before the summer.

During the pandemic, the Passport Office has seen a significant drop in the number of applicants.

It processed just over four’million passports last year, which is well down on the seven million passport applications it receives in a normal year.

While all applications will be processed as quickly as possible, they should expect delays with up to 10 weeks’ wait.

To help manage the flow of passport renewals, the Passport Office will send out text messages to people whose passport is nearing expiration.

As the per the government’s roadmap,  international travel will not be allowed until 17 May at the earliest, and quarantine-free travel will likely be to a limited number of destinations initially .

Covid-1 year on & we’re still standing!

A Year after everything the Pandemic has thrown at us, the sleepless nights, the worry and the huge amount of work to secure refunds or new holidays – We are still here and still smiling!

Huge thanks to our fabulous clients for your support, patience, kind comments and lovely gifts.

Hopefully we will see you soon 🙂

Stunning Seychelles to re-open for UK travel

The Seychelles will be open for holidays as soon as our travel restrictions are lifted! There will be no quarantine when you arrive in the Seychelles and you don’t need to have had a Covid vaccine before you travel, you’ll be free to discover this magical archipelago. You’ll still need a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure and follow public health measures whilst in the Seychelles. This is great news for travel as soon as restrictions are lifted here in the UK.

Its our 19th Birthday!!

On the 02/02/02 we opened the doors of the Travelwallet!

Sadly we won’t be celebrating this year but I’m sure we will be on our 20th Birthday next year.

We would like to thank each and every client who has supported us over the years, some who have been with us since 2002.

We can’t wait to bring more adventures and Holiday sparkle back to your life’s again!

Emirates Trial IATA Travel Pass

Emirates has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information.

IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination meets the requirements of the destination. They will also be able to share the test and vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel. The new app will also enable travellers to manage all travel documentation digitally and seamlessly throughout the travel experience.

Prior to a full roll out, Emirates will implement phase 1 in Dubai for the validation of COVID-19 PCR tests before departure. In this initial phase, expected to begin in April, Emirates customers travelling from Dubai will be able to share their COVID-19 test status directly with the airline even before reaching the airport through the app, which will then auto-populate the details on the check-in system.

Book Now for Future Travel

Once the Travel restrictions are eased and the World starts to re-open again, the availability of flights and Hotels etc  will be extremely limited, not forgetting Airlines have a largely reduced fleet of Aircraft.

Supply and demand issues will then impact on the cost of your holiday.

With this in mind, now is the time to plan and book your holiday for 2021 or later to ensure you get the best possible availability and cost before the flood gates open!

Get in touch and let us plan your most eagerly awaited escape.

You Can Count on Us…

 

YOU CAN COUNT ON US, YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

With so much choice and a variety of online booking platforms available, many people ask us how travel agents are still in high demand. But, with specialist expertise, an unbeatable, personal service and up to date knowledge of the ever-changing covid-19 rules – we can offer something that online providers can’t. Let us tell you more…

IMPARTIAL ADVICE AND PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

It’s our job to know the destinations we sell inside out and will have had face to face training on destinations and resorts that we sell to you. Or even better, we’ve often been lucky enough to experience the resorts and destinations first-hand so that we can provide you with our very own experiences and recommendations. We’ll also take the time to listen to your needs so that together, we’ll find the perfect holiday for you and your travel party.

YOU’RE IN SAFE HANDS WITH US

We value each and every one of our customers, and don’t just consider ourselves as your local travel agent. Your health and safety are our top priority, which is why we’re keeping up to date with testing advice and will help you make sense of travel testing requirements to your chosen destination. We’re also in the know of the latest travel regulations – and should your booking be impacted, we’ll be in touch straight away to talk you through your options, whether you’re at home or in-resort. Whatever you decide, you’re in safe hands with us.

1,000’S OF HOLIDAY OFFERS AVAILABLE FOR 2021 AND BEYOND

We have access to 1,000’s of great value holiday offers – so whether you’re looking for a city break in Europe, a tour of South America or a luxurious getaway in the Maldives, we’re on hand to find the right holiday at the best price. Not only that, but we only work with reputable tour operators, so you can sit back and relax knowing that everything is being taken care of.

STOP DREAMING, START BOOKING!

We’re sure that we’ll all agree that 2020 was a difficult year. But with a new year, brings a new start – and we for one hope that it will include more holidays than we saw last year! So, whenever you’re ready, we’re here to book that long-awaiting break that you deserve and give you something to look forward to.

Get in touch with us today, and we’ll get to work in finding you that perfect break.

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