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Humphrey Llwyd map of Wales Spotlight

Humphrey Llwyd


The exhibition only runs until the end of the month, a very short time considering that his map was the main source for travellers for over a century.

Air fare promotions


Some airlines have adopted the habit of listing the price of a ticket as being only that price when two people travel together. Is this being transparent?

Wales is “standing still”


For Wales to grow by 0.5% is lamentable and there is little evidence that Visit Wales or the Welsh government understands that it has a problem let alone knowing how to solve it.

It’s too hot to holiday in southern Europe


Are Britons – a majority of which are normally sun-lovers – not holidaying in Spain, Portugal and Italy because it is too hot?

Where now for Cuban tourism?

Cuban street

Fears that many had about the typical Cuban ambience of the present won’t be subsumed into international tourism beige for a few more years.

Great Britain is a continent

London landmarks

A poll commissioned by British Airways Holidays says that 20% had no idea Europe was a continent and – more shaming than anything – 3% think Great Britain is a continent!

Saturday snippets: 18th of August 2018


As summer reaches it peak in August, coracle racing at a village festival, jousting at Arundel Castle and a holiday preference for Tenerife confirm its a typical summer!

Disruptive airline passengers

Bottle shaped One Too Many campaign

Has there been an increase or is it better reporting? Or the fact that airlines are getting tougher on passengers?

National Roller Coaster Day

The Ultimate - roller coaster

Whatever the truth of where the origin of national Riller Coaster Day comes from, there are over fifty in the UK and Ireland

The Great Exhibition of the North


Wintering in the Balearics

Es Calo bay on the Balearic island of Formentera

Why is this long-established holiday destination attracting so many more of us?

Go and visit Cornwall


If you decided to give Cornwall a miss this year because of overcrowding, think again.

Exploring the medina of Marrakech


Reza begins the first part of his journey to Marrakesh and the Atlas mountains by exploring Marrakesh’s medina.

Those passport queues at Heathrow

an airport queue at Gatwick

Instead of lines for EU and non-EU residents there should be lines for UK, EU, favoured nation status and others

Bogus sickness claims


According to a statement from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) the number of claims has fallen. But, with the peak holiday season well under way, this is the time when touts might come out of the woodwork.

Hire-car high jinks


According to a new Opinium survey, commissioned by, 21% of hirers have found damage on a hire car which was not highlighted on the checkout sheet.

Holidaying at home or abroad this year?


Traditionally TUI (which used to be called Thomson) and Thomas Cook were companies that sold us overseas holidays. Could this now be their unmaking?