We have a Facebook ban due to our account being perceived as fake, just to notify customers, that even though we have spent over a hundred pounds recently advertising on Hill airport Taxis business pages, our Facebook account has been written off by Facebook.com, due to Facebook believing our personal Facebook pages (Our personal accounts) are not genuine (we don’t have many friends on our colleague lists).
We are still fully operational, it is quite hard at these times to see when flights will pick back up, however more flights are flying every week, but regulations are increasing across the world as COVID remains a high priority for nations receiving tourists from the United Kingdom. We have recently been abroad for a short while, as booking volumes are low and we bring back with us a tip about flying with a face mask on your faces, do not bring just a single face mask into the airport with you, bring more than just a couple of face masks for each person flying, as we found on our long haul flight that our COVID face mask snapped, and that security liked to see people fully geared up and prepared for their journey both ends of the security checks through these times.
The airport (Heathrow) that we travelled through was incredibly quiet, some shops at terminal 2 were completely closed, when we arrived abroad, we could see that tourism had hit Hong Kong severely, however the airport was in full swing at Hong Kong, as it was considered no longer in high risk at that time.
When we flew short distance earlier in the summer (July time), we found the restrictions had not come into full force, but tourism had been hit fully, we expect due to tourism being so badly hit, that if you are booking a long way in advance through travel websites, that businesses such as hotels might go into liquidation (so be cautious if booking a year ahead etc).
Many hotels from reports we read, have permanently shut their doors already, meaning that many places across Europe and the Caribbean are suffering from this COVID situation, this see’s that you must be careful when booking outside of travel operators, as over 10% of the worlds hotels have closed through this situation according to an article published in September by the financial times.
A lot of travel operators are not having to pay staff costs through these times, HAYS travel (tour operator) reported heavy losses, however TUI reported only minimal losses through this crisis that the world is suffering, this does not mean that your booking is protected at all under ATOL policy, but that if you are abroad at the time, that you shall be rescued free of charge.
We do not advise travelling abroad at these times for your own safety, but we do see that there are plenty of safe locations for customers to travel towards, with many parts of the world returning to normal, government regulation suggests that the second wave may get better through all charts in just a short while.
Hill airport Taxis is still very much operational, and would like to thank all customers that have travelled with us through these times, Bournemouth and Poole council for the second year in a row nominated us for being the most reliable taxi company in Dorset, and we still haven’t missed an airport booking yet.
With customers using Facebook to message us, please email us at the email address listed on this website, and we will respond as soon as possible, sometimes we are driving and therefore queries, or possible bookings may take time for us to respond too, thank you for your patience. It is your (the customers legal responsibility) to check the risk to your own party, or yourself with travelling abroad, we are not legally liable for your travel plans, we are only entitled to advice accordingly, we have been nominated twice and short listed twice as the most reliable taxi firm in Dorset (which includes more than 34 firms in total in that area), and we have never in our business missed an airport or seaport transfer.