Man who died in hotel fire ‘was drowning in dreams for his future’

A man who died with his partner in a fire at a luxury hotel told his mother he was “drowning in dreams” for his future the day before the blaze, an inquest has heard.

a city with smoke coming out of it: (Andrew Milligan/PA)

© Andrew Milligan
(Andrew Milligan/PA)

Simon Midgley, 32, and Richard Dyson, 38, were unlawfully killed when fire engulfed the five-star Cameron House Hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond on December 18 2017, a coroner in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, concluded on Wednesday.

Mr Midgley’s mother Jane told the hearing that her son, who ran his own travel PR and journalism business, phoned her from the hotel

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Travel in 2021: Can we expect good deals, or will hotel and flight prices skyrocket?

The cost of travel will slowly rebound from historic lows as more people receive COVID-19 vaccinations and book long-deferred trips, according to industry experts.

This time last year, air traffic in the U.S. plummeted, with 95% fewer travelers passing through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in April 2020 compared with April 2019. This reduced demand led to a corresponding decrease in airfare prices.

The average cost of a domestic round-trip ticket in the second quarter of 2020 dropped 28% from the same period in 2019, down to $259, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Few travelers were monitoring these prices

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Ireland adds U.S., France, Italy to tough hotel quarantine regime

By Padraic Halpin

DUBLIN (Reuters) -Ireland added the United States, Canada, Belgium, France and Italy to its list of countries where arrivals will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine, tightening some of Europe’s toughest travel restrictions to try to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Ireland, the only one of the European Union’s 27 countries to introduce a hotel quarantine, announced it will also require all arrivals to have booked a COVID-19 test for five days after landing in addition to one taken in the days before travelling.

It followed neighbouring Britain in bringing in the regime for people from countries

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The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire

Reopening its doors on 26 April the iconic Gleneagles in the heart of Perthshire is set to welcome travellers once more.

a living room filled with furniture and a large window

© The Century bar by day.

With international guests absent, it’s up to UK visitors to make the most of the ‘Glorious Playground’ as the five-star resort adapts to Coronavirus conditions to serve up a taste of its trademark luxury while keeping guests safe.

Welcoming travellers since 1924, when it opened with its own railway station, the hotel and sporting estate beneath the Ochil Hills have been a go-to destination

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