With a general election called, will VAT and APD charges become an issue? Adrian also looks at touriswm on the Thames, in Durham, Leeds and Chicago whilst wondering what will happen to the street vendors of Bangkok.
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This Easter there are many visitor atractions re-opening as well as Tate St Ives, the new Museum of Iron at Ironbridge and Guernsey’s Little Chapel. Whatever you are doing, enjoy yourselves.
A cruise on the Ilala is so different that, until you try it, you won’t realise that such an old-fashioned romance with boat and sea still existed.
When the FCO ban is lifted, a visit to Carthaginian and Roman sites in Tunisia that recall one of the great ancient civilisations should become part of of everyone’s bucket list.
Tall ships in Greenwich, a pygmy tribe in Uganda and a possible reduction in the number of properties in Menorca are some stories capturing Adrian’s attention this week.
Being April Fool’s day, I have resisted the temptation to try and fool you. Instead boring things like VAT, travel insurance fraud and the Battle of (the) Womens Path will have to do.
Next week, Alaska celebrates 150 years as being part of the US. India and Vietnam celebrate more British visitors and Glaswegians celebrate a new way to pay for their travel tickets!
Over the years, by my reckoning, we have written 104 stories about customer service and satisfaction. When a story appears there is reader comment yet the industry seems to shy away from extolling their successes in delivering customer service and satisfaction.
A new low- cost airline – Level – launches, there are re-openings of museums and its nearly cherry blossom season.
I must look in Hamley’s or ToysRUs to see if there is an age recommendation before I buy one for my grandchildren to play with next Christmas.
I am back from Berlin. Just. I managed to get out just before the airport security staff strike began. here’s a round-up of some of the week’s happenings
Each German adult and child spent 20 days on average holidaying in 2016. They are the world champions of travel.
Canada, Croatia and Geneva all announced that more Britons were travelling there. New York expects fewer of us and Egypt seems to be trying to deter us from holidaying in the land “where it all began.”
Belly-dancing in the Scottish style, treasure hunting in Scunthorpe and avoiding Luton Airport by going to Southend are a few of the things on Adrian’s agenda this week.
Adrian visited Melrose in the Scottish borders last March to see the daffodil display. As the flowers come into bloom, here’s his tale of spending a day there.
In just four months’ time, Dubai says that drones will be in service in the city. But these drones won’t be taking aerial pictures for photoshoots or monitoring traffic movements they will be carrying people.
Tenerife, Jamaica, Dubai and Singapore are all seeing more British and Irish visitors. That is providing they aren’t trying to get there via Gatwick and using Southern to catch their planes. Yes the strikes at Southern look set to continue!
No beer or sausages on Friday as the Germans try to persuade Adrian and others to write about Germany. What is the world coming to?
Security concerns at Cambeltown Airport, taxes, sales and St Bernard’s seem to be to the fore this week. Luckily it is time for the comedy festivals to come along and cheer me up!
In Dublin for Holiday World, Adrian reflects on the differences in consumer travel shows on both sides of the Irish Sea and awaits the arrival of a gorilla in Trafalgar Square.
Caravans, Piccadilly Circus, playing in a steel band from Tobago and Tunisian holiday interests are some of the items catching Adrian’s eye this week.
Stonehenge, Club 55, Star Wars and medical assistance abroad compete with children’s attitudes to holidays in Adrian’s column this week. And there is the almost obligatory Southern rail story.
The new year has stared as the old one ended; there is a planned strike at BA, shootings – this time at Fort Lauderdale – but cruise companies may issue medallions in the future to record what you do on board.
Whatever you are doing – or not doing – tonight to celebrate the new year; enjoy yourself. And best wishes from all of us here at Just about Travel for a better and prosperous year than 2016.
On this Christmas Eve, may I wish all readers a very joyous Christmas and may Storm Barbara have no effect on your travel, holiday or the celebrations you will have.
Christmas trees, (well it is that time of the year,) new transport facilities in Venice, more help for people with disabilities at airports and the end of the Thomson holiday name attract Adrian’s attention this week.
Christmas festivities begin to appear in Adrian’s column along with tigers, all night tube services, how intellectually disabled passengers should be treated and what happened when Santa met Ryanair.
Iolo Williams hopes your copy of his latest book will not be pristine in five years otherwise it won’t have served it’s purpose!