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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.



The big holiday booking weekend is coming

Jan 4th, 2018 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

Many in the travel industry think that this weekend will be the busiest of the year for summer holiday bookings. Will it or are people more cautious?



Saturday snippets: 30th December 2017

Dec 30th, 2017 | By

In his last snippets of 2017, Adrian wishes all readers a happy new year



Making a vineyard more attractive to tourists

Dec 23rd, 2017 | By

Adrian visits the Hunter Valley to see how winerys try and make themselves different from their competitors



Saturday snippets: 23rd December 2017

Dec 23rd, 2017 | By

New passports, the new year sales, a new funicular railway and a new record in visitor numb ers at the Giant’s Causeway wrap up the pre-Christmas sippets column.



Saturday snippets: 16th December 2017

Dec 16th, 2017 | By

Light displays at home and abroad, busking, skiing and the Danish uber restaurant, Noma, feature in this column of snippets.



Saturday snippets: 9th December 2017

Dec 9th, 2017 | By

Light shows, a fast train servce in Germany and anniversaries seem to dominate Adrian’s thinking this week!



Underselling Rome

Dec 4th, 2017 | By

The average length that a visitor stays in Rome is 2.2 days according to the newly constituted tourism authority for Rome which, they say, is an insult and I am inclined to agree.



Saturday snippets: 2nd December 2017

Dec 2nd, 2017 | By

Gingerbread in Tallinn, walking below tigers in Chessington and playing Pokémon GO in Japan are a few of the items that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 25th November 2017

Nov 25th, 2017 | By

Tax rises (here and in Greece) Christmas markets and the Northern Lights all go to make up some of the smaller news stories of the week.



A day in…Cribbs Causeway

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By

Adrian visits Cribbs Causeway, a tourist attraction that just happens to have retail outlets



Saturday snippets: 18th November 2017

Nov 18th, 2017 | By

A swathe of figures show that British visitor numbers to the Sychelles, Dominican Republic and Cyprus show that we are not cutting back yet. So campaigns by Italy, Ras al Khaimah and Chicago will be pleased that we might consider them for holidays as well.



Saturday snippets: 11th November 2017

Nov 11th, 2017 | By

Adrian sums up some of the news from the World Travel Market that was held in London this week.



A day in … Lightning Ridge

Nov 8th, 2017 | By

Adrian returns to the opal town of Lightning Ridge. In 1975 it was a mining town with a few visitors. Today its a tourist attraction



Saturday snippets: 4th November 2017

Nov 4th, 2017 | By

A seal appeared on an Alaskan runway and the runway at Mykonos will be closed for repairs soon. As well as those stories Adrian ponders about who should receive fines when our personal data is hacked and congratulates Hastings Pier on winning the Stirling prize.



Saturday snippets: 28th October 2017

Oct 28th, 2017 | By

Greater protection for air passengers, Ryanair’s baggage policy and new museum about dogs occupy some of Adrian’s thoughts this week.



A day in…Cheltenham

Oct 24th, 2017 | By

Adrian visits Cheltenham, a town that offers far more to the visitor than just the spa waters that made it famous.



Saturday snippets: 21st October 2017

Oct 21st, 2017 | By

Some Caribbean islands are open for business again after the hurricane damage and, as half term is still on, Adrian finds some events you might want to visit isn Salou and Sydney.



Saturday snippets: 14th October 2017

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

More tourists, more spending, smoking bans and new theme park attractions are just some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week



Saturday snippets: 7th October 2017

Oct 7th, 2017 | By

If you had a fear of flying would a Navigator Buddy help to soothe you? Just one thought that Adrian has this week as the winner of the Family Friendly Museum award is announced.



Saturday snippets: September 30th 2017

Sep 30th, 2017 | By
Great Barrier Reef

As destinations attract more people, can the infrastructure cope and a major discovery in the Great Barrier Reef off the Australian state of Queensland should encourage more tourists to the area.



Saturday snippets: September 23rd 2017

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By

This week, the snippets column is given over to a summary of the effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria as well as the earthquake in Mexico



A day in … Gulgong

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By

Before I went to Gulgong, I thought that I would probably just see the “historic” streets and drive on. I’m glad I stayed over.



Saturday snippets: September 16th 2017

Sep 16th, 2017 | By

Light shows, food festivals and a new US civil rights trail are some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: September 9th 2017

Sep 9th, 2017 | By
Prague's Signal Festival

Gin, yachts (there is a link there somewhere) and the appalling Hurricane Irma occupy some of Adrian’s thoughts this week.



The people of the Dawnland

Sep 9th, 2017 | By

Thousands of years before the explorers from Europe made their way to Maine, the Wabanaki or people of the Dawnland called this north eastern patch of the USA home



The great wombat search

Sep 6th, 2017 | By

There are two types of wombat, the Hairy-nosed wombat which is very rare and is the state faunal symbol of South Australia and the common variety. I would be happy just finding the common version which, to me, wasn’t that common at all!