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Has the aviation industry gone too far?

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As more and more airports introduce charges for just dropping off passengers is this man’s attitude an indication that passengers might be reaching the limits of the patience with the way that the aviation industry is fleecing passengers at every opportunity?

Brexit overload


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It all seems like one long drawn-out East Enders plot with everybody lurching from one mess to another with none of the cheery win-through attitudes. Come to think of it East Enders doesn’t have that either!

How long will we remember?


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How long will it take international visitors to forget this unusual spasm of bad weather and once again put any of these destination on the list of future holidays?

Goodbyes are never easy


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Manchester has shown the world (you’d be surprised at how widely this story has been picked up) that it isn’t a pleasant place to visit.

Are we surprised air journeys take longer?


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Are crowded skies making journeys longer?

Fake reviews, The Times and TripAdvisor


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It comes as no surprise to anyway in the travel industry that fake reviews exist. Just about Travel has mentioned in stories going back as far as 2011 that there were fake reviews and, in fairness to TripAdvisor, they have removed them once notified or when they have doubts.

Saturday snippets: 22nd of September 2018


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Its Open House weekend in London where more than 800 buildings will open their doors to visitors. Unlike Venice and Moray which seem to want to curtail visitors!

City breaks are bigger then beach holidays


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City trips worldwide grew four times as fast as the total international holiday market over past 10 years and have overtaken “Sun & Beach” holidays in popularity.

A lottery to help preserve France’s heritage


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France has no National Trust. It has no English Heritage, Cadw or Historic Scotland. What it does now have is the Loto du Patrimoine.

Lions re-locate to Malawi


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Strange as it might seem, this African country that abuts South Africa had no lions left on its lands up until recently

Cycling in Carmarthenshire


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The county where the Tour of Britain started and where Thomas’s family hailed from is pitching to become the cycling hub of Wales.

Fiestas Lustrales de La Gomera


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Every five years, La Gomera in the Canary Islands celebrates a two month festival called Lustral and next month is when the festivities begin.

Newfoundland: a unique land


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Irene visits the wilderness, scenery and the food of Newfoundland

Guatemala greats


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Eight, great things to see, do and experience in Guatemala

Protection for school trips (and others)


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The CAA advises both schools and parents to check that any school trips involving air travel, booked for the coming academic year, are fully protected by the ATOL scheme.

Why airline times will get longer


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More of us are flying and we are taking more journeys. IATA says that in the year 2000 the average citizen flew just once every 43 months. In 2017, the figure was once every 22 months.

Is flying magical?


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Its a shame for Nigam’s daughter. She might have just had the most magical flight she is ever likely to get.