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Saturday snippets: 19th May 2018

May 19th, 2018 | By

Apart from a wedding this week, it was the 75th anniversary of the Dambuster raid, Club 18-30 may be for sale and Grenada wants us to holiday there in summer!



Let’s re-think trains

May 17th, 2018 | By

How many more debacles must we face before a complete re-think on how we run railways is undertaken?



Saturday snippets: 12th May 2018

May 12th, 2018 | By

It seems that many popular destinations are fighting back against tourism obesity – an over supply of tourists. Valencia, Madrid, Brussels, Rome are joining Venice, Palma de Mallorca, Florence and Barcelona to name just a few in trying to restrict tourist movements,



Saturday snippets: 5th May 2018

May 5th, 2018 | By

Star Wars, Kew Gardens and the busiest air route in the world caught Adrian’s attetion this bank holiday weekend along with a cheeky Airbnb offer to manage American government travel accommodation.



Will Airbnb become passé?

May 3rd, 2018 | By

Given the crackdown by governments around the world on how much time private flat owners can rent out their properties via Airbnb or some similar booking site, it could be that the hometel launch is accurately timed.



Saturday snippets: 28th April 2018

Apr 28th, 2018 | By

In a week in which a bird wanted to view impressionist paintings and Venice segregated tourists from locals, Adrian wraps up the smaller stories of the week



Saturday snippets: 21st April 2018

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

Its National Tea Day so Adrian settles down with a few tea varieties, (including Russian Caravan) cakes, scones and sandwiches to enjoy himself!



Saturday snippets: 14th April 2018

Apr 14th, 2018 | By

With so many destinations recording increased British visitor numbers, tenerife is trying to attract even more of us with its medical tourism promotion!



Saturday snippets: 7th April 2018

Apr 7th, 2018 | By

As well as wondering why fewer of us are going to the Spanish region of Andalucia, Adrian considers restrictions in the Galapagos and Edinburgh and whether his mobile phone is covered by his travel insurance policy.



Tunisian cuisine

Apr 6th, 2018 | By

Adrian describes one of the traditional meals that you might find at a Tunisian restaurant – as opposed to one serving international food – in the country



Fancy a souvenir?

Apr 6th, 2018 | By

There is said to be excitement about the auctioning of furniture, signage and everything else at Heathrow’s terminal one. There probably isn’t actually. I just made that up.



Are we a bunch of scroungers?

Apr 5th, 2018 | By

And before you ask, yes I have asked for upgrades on my travels and no – to the best of my memory – I didn’t lie. Mind you, I wasn’t very successful either!



Saturday snippets: 31st March 2018

Mar 31st, 2018 | By

An enquiry into motorway service area fuel prices, losing passports and increased visitor numbers to Paris and Greece make Adrian’s notes this week.



Saturday snippets: 24th March 2018

Mar 24th, 2018 | By
elephant in kenya

As the first direct flight between the UK and Australia sets off tomorrow and New York City and Honduras announce record visitor numbers, Adrian reminds readers that the shooting in southern France must not deter tourists going there.



Saturday snippets: 17th March 2018

Mar 17th, 2018 | By

Today is, of course, St Patrick’s Day. And as the world knows by now, the Irish go out of their way to persuade other destinations to colour themselves green. Once again, Niagara Falls will be illuminated by green light from 9pm until 1am on both the Canadian and American side of the falls. Amongst the other buildings illuminated will be the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the London Eye, the Colosseum in Rome and the
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Saturday snippets: 10th March 2018

Mar 10th, 2018 | By
Burning the papier mache figures in Las Fallas

Its Las Fallas time in Valencia again this coming week. That’s just one of items Adrian covers this week.



Confidence returns to Tunisia

Mar 4th, 2018 | By

As British tourists return to Tunisia, Adrian looks at the levels of confidence and security put in place to encourage us to holiday there.



Saturday snippets: 3rd March 2018

Mar 3rd, 2018 | By

New museum openings, mullet hair styles and the importance of British tourists to Nicaragua, Estonia and St Lucia occupy some of Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 24th February 2018

Feb 24th, 2018 | By

In a week that saw International Tourist Guide Day, Adrian looks at the smaller tourist and travel stories such as a new helicopter link to the Scillies, price increases ar Disney and Universal and the cancellation of a project to have a zip wire in the Lake District



The Kyffin Williams centenary

Feb 19th, 2018 | By

To readers outside Wales or those uninterested in art, the name Kyffin (it rhymes with “Puffin”) Williams might mean very little. To the Welsh and particularly rural and North Wales it means the greatest modern Welsh painter.



Saturday snippets: 17th February 2018

Feb 17th, 2018 | By

AS Cinese New Year gets away Adrian highlights a few places to see the festivities in the UK and Ireland



Saturday snippets: 10th February 2018

Feb 10th, 2018 | By

The anniversary of HMS Belfast being launched, snow sculpting in Finland, free travel for local heroes on the Talyllyn Railway and development plans at George Best Belfast City Airport are some of the snippets Adrian has gathered together this week.



Saturday snippets: 3rd February 2018

Feb 3rd, 2018 | By

Ziplining in Ras Al Khaimah, passport price increases and learing that we are creatue of habit when travelling took Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 27th January 2018

Jan 27th, 2018 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

The weather seems to have influenced Adrian this week. Floods in Paris, avalanches in Japan and Switzerland but, according to Travelzoo, we want to travel more but spend a little less.



Saturday snippets: 20th January 2018

Jan 20th, 2018 | By
carnival in venice

The Venice Carnival and the Bayeux Tapestry are two of the news stories of the week that attracted Adrian’s attention.



It’s time for the consumer travel shows – part 1

Jan 14th, 2018 | By

Adrian introduces you to the first consumer travel shows of the year.



Saturday snippets: 13th January 2018

Jan 13th, 2018 | By

Adrian celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first Buster Keaton film as well as record breaking passenger numbers at Heathrow, Cornwall Airport Newquay and Keflavik in Iceland



Saturday snippets: 6th January 2018

Jan 6th, 2018 | By

Adrian sums up some of the smaller stories of the week.