Brit tourists ‘forced to sleep on beaches’ because hotels they booked are closed

Brits have reportedly been sleeping on beaches after finding out hotels are closed (Picture: Getty)
Brits have reportedly been sleeping on beaches after finding out hotels are closed (Picture: Getty)

British tourists have resorted to sleeping on beaches because hotels they booked are still closed, according to a new report.

The unlucky travellers were left disappointed when they turned up to their destinations and discovered some hotels were still closed following the coronavirus lockdown. 

Consumer watchdog Which? said travel agency Loveholidays was one of the main culprits for booking hotels that were not open, the Times newspaper reported.  

Other Brits who decided not sleep on beaches or return home had to find alternative accommodation. 

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Monterey County’s second largest industry expects job loss with shutdown

Monterey County’s second-largest industry, the hospitality industry, is bracing for more job losses as the county heads into another shelter in place order Sunday night at 10 p.m.“We have 27,000 associates in hospitality in Monterey County about half of them are not working, you know, all the hotels so that number is going to rise,” said Jeroen Gerres, general manager of the Sanctuary Beach resort in Marina.A new lockdown order means hotels and motels are limited to essential travelers only.Businesses now on notice not to break the rules. “The phrase that is overused is we’re all in this together, but … Read More

Am I allowed to visit, are hotels and restaurants open and what rules are in place?

The towering Burj Al Arab hotel, overlooking Dubai marina: istock
The towering Burj Al Arab hotel, overlooking Dubai marina: istock

With year-round sunshine and just a few days of annual rainfall, it’s no wonder Dubai is such a hit with British holidaymakers – 1.2 million Brits visited in 2019. But can you visit this summer – and will you be welcome?

Here’s all the information you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to Dubai from the UK?

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued a blanket warning against all non-essential international travel in March, but this has now been lifted for 67 destinations as of 4 July.

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Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson tours Spanish Fork vaccination facility with Utah County officials | Government and Politics

Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson spent Friday afternoon touring a Spanish Fork vaccination facility with a handful of Utah County health officials as hundreds of residents over 70 lined up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Utah County Health Department-operated facility opened earlier this week inside an old Shopko location in south Utah County.

Eric Edwards, a health officer with the county health department, said more than 1,700 vaccinations would be administered at the facility by the end of Friday, the highest daily count since the facility opened on Tuesday.

That is because extra spots became available on Friday, allowing

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