The big news in travel this month is that UK passport holders could be able to use e-gates at EU airports again soon, and Greece has made hundreds of beaches wheelchair-friendly.
And, for those searching for travel inspiration, there’s a survey of the adventures over 70s wish they went on and some exciting new luxury rail journeys.
Keep reading to find out more.
Brits could be allowed to us e-gates at EU airports again
The idea of letting UK passport holders use the e-gates at EU airports again has been floated recently. There could be a meeting in June between Rishi Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen (the European Commission Chief) to decide if it goes ahead.
The change could help to reduce queue times at airports, but might not speed up border crossings at Dover and Folkestone. French border security and Eurostar staff will still physically stamp passports due to post-Brexit rules.
The EU also still plans to introduce two new travel entry systems in 2024 to make it easier for people to travel through Europe.
Greece makes hundreds of beaches wheelchair-friendly
Many beaches in Greece are now being transformed with wheelchair-friendly technology to make it easier for people with disabilities to access the beach and sea.
Ramps leading right up to the sea and other useful facilities have been added to 147 beaches across Greece to increase accessibility for wheelchair users and people who find it difficult to walk long distances.
Access to sun loungers and refreshment bars is now much easier, so more people can enjoy the sea breeze and sandy beaches when they visit Greece.
Over 70s talk about the places they wish they travelled to
Explore Worldwide recently spoke to over 70s to learn about where they wish they had been on their travel adventures.
We all have our bucket lists, and the idea was to survey people to see where they regret not going. The things most people wish they got the chance to visit include the Northern Lights, Niagara Falls and the Maldives.
The survey also revealed that Britons aged 40-55 years old are planning to see more of the world in years to come, so hopefully this survey inspires people to make sure they don’t miss out!
Fred Holidays Rail Journeys on track with new luxury sleeper train
Two new packages have been revealed for the highly-anticipated luxury sleeper train, Le Grand Tour – coming to France in October this year.
36 passengers can enjoy exciting shows as well as gourmet dining from France’s only three-Michelin-starred chef on board. Depending on the package they choose, guests can also get a two-night stay in Paris or a seven-night cruise on the Seine.
Prices start at around £2,499 and include return travel on Eurostar, all meals (including wine with lunch and dinner), excursions and overseas transfers.