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Saturday snippets: 22nd of September 2018

Sep 22nd, 2018 | By

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!



Saturday snippets: 15th of September 2018

Sep 15th, 2018 | By

The opening of the V&A Dundee, APD in Wales, increasing visitor numbers from the UK to Qatar and the Barbadian Food & Rum Festival are some of the events capturing Adrian’s interest this week.



Saturday snippets: 8th of September 2018

Sep 8th, 2018 | By
elephant in kenya

Brazil’s heritage received a clout as many items were lost from its National Museum. Florence tries to regualte visitors and Kenya is said to be wooing low-cost airlines.



Saturday snippets: 1st of September 2018

Sep 1st, 2018 | By

As summer ends Adrian looks at new campaigns by Singapore, South Africa and Thailand to entice us to visit them for a winter sun break. But first there is the Last Night of the Proms and Proms in the Park



A family day out

Aug 25th, 2018 | By
Minnie & Micky Mouse

Adrian looks at information provided by My Voucher Codes as to how expensive some theme parks and attractions really are.



Saturday snippets: 25th of August 2018

Aug 25th, 2018 | By
Costa Rica

There are a spate of cruise stories this week as most of us settle down to enjoy the last bank holiday until Christmas.



Saturday snippets: 18th of August 2018

Aug 18th, 2018 | By

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!



Saturday snippets: 11th of August 2018

Aug 11th, 2018 | By
Tower of London

Balloons, books and bunce occupy some of Adrian’s thoughts this week



Wales is “standing still”

Aug 6th, 2018 | By

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.



Saturday snippets: 4th of August 2018

Aug 4th, 2018 | By

With very hot temperatures in southern Europe holidaymakers are warned to make sure they wear protective creams and clothing if they venture out in the heat of the day and take plenty of water with them.



Where now for Cuban tourism?

Aug 2nd, 2018 | By
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.



Saturday snippets: 28th of July 2018

Jul 28th, 2018 | By

A new scanning system at Heathrow, Great Bridlington and Doors Open attract Adrian’s attention this week.



The rise and rise of tourism beige

Jul 28th, 2018 | By
hotel room

These days to get some individuality, some colour into your holiday you need to go to one of the specialists and even then you may not be successful. Could this be why I have “packaged” my own holidays over the last decade or more?



Saturday snippets: 21st of July 2018

Jul 21st, 2018 | By

The theft of a Thomas the Tank Engine land train from Lowestoft, the start of the school holidays in England and Wales as well as new forms of air transport unveiled at the Farnbrough Air Show raise Adrian’s interest this week.



Saturday snippets: 14th of July 2018

Jul 14th, 2018 | By

Even if the weather didn’t tell us, summer is here now the Proms, the Liverpool Biennale, the Ekhof Festival and striking travel staff tell us it is.



Saturday snippets: 7th of July 2018

Jul 7th, 2018 | By

Yorkshire is a small town north of London. That is one of many things that Adrian learnt this week The phrase was used on a TV show so it must be right!



Saturday snippets: 30th of June 2018

Jun 30th, 2018 | By

Supersonic flight, hotel booking systems and getting insurance if you have a health problem are some of the things that caught Adrian’s eye this week.



A day…at the Bluebell Railway

Jun 24th, 2018 | By

With so much to see and so many nearby places to visit a day either flies by or you decide you need to spend much longer in this little patch of the old county of Sussex.



Saturday snippets: June 23rd 2018

Jun 23rd, 2018 | By

Hot-rods racing on Pendine Sands, Alexa in hotel rooms and the sale of Hastings Pier are some of the things that caught Adrian’s eye this week.



A future for rail?

Jun 18th, 2018 | By

Adrian concludes his two-part series on rail and tourism by looking to the future



Saturday snippets: 16th June 2018

Jun 16th, 2018 | By

Its county show time and with five at the very least happening in the next week or so its time to see how they have altered over the years. And if you visit London, pop to the Brazilian embasssy to see how the country helped the UK in WWII.



Taking railway companies out of their comfort zones

Jun 15th, 2018 | By

In the light of a downturn in rail passenger numbers, Adrian begins a two part story on the lack of imagination as he sees it of the railway companies.



Saturday snippets: 9th June 2018

Jun 9th, 2018 | By

This weekend is Trooping the Colour and this coming week is National Picnic Week. The good weather is encouraging more of us to enjoy the great outdoors so have a look at our events listings.



A day in…Tonbridge

Jun 4th, 2018 | By

Adrian visits Tonbridge in Kent, a town he previously thought of as one of many commuter towns around London.



Saturday snippets: 2nd June 2018

Jun 2nd, 2018 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

The Lake District, a new Bronte trail, the big Ramsagate festival and the arrival of Las Vegas in London to bring some pizzazz to the capital are some of Adrian’s thoughts this week.



Saturday snippets: 26th May 2018

May 26th, 2018 | By

catching Adrian’s eye this week: a new country comes into being – Eswatini – (it used to be Swaziland) the Design Museum in London is named European Museum of the Year and Charlotte Knowlson provides a putdown to two jokey male passengers on her easyJet flight.



Edinburgh tries again

May 23rd, 2018 | By

Councillors in Edinburgh last January decided that they would look again at introducing an accommodation tax. Four months later and those plans have still not materialised. Why?



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!