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Taking a book on holiday?

Aug 13th, 2017 | By
Bookshelf of unread books

I make no bones about it. I prefer proper books to electronic ones.



Saturday snippets: August 12th 2017

Aug 12th, 2017 | By
PortAventura aquatic park

The wet weather has caused a last minute rush for holidays abroad and we say goodbye to Klaus Lohmann as he returns to Germany and Dennis Cleveland-Peck who sadly died recently.



Saturday snippets: August 5th 2017

Aug 5th, 2017 | By

in some places tourism is causing problems like the Isle of Skye. In others such as the Cook Islands a new marine reserve may attract many more. They are part of Adrian’s look at some of the tourism stories of the week.



Saturday snippets: July 29th 2017

Jul 29th, 2017 | By

With the summer holidays underway, Adian looks at where we are going, some of the problems and ends with Jet 2, the only travel company in the top 50 for customer satisfaction according to the ICS.



Are we the bad guys?

Jul 24th, 2017 | By

No Ms Carne, you are wrong. Tourism and tourists are valuable for destinations and the tourists themselves.



Saturday snippets: July 22nd 2017

Jul 22nd, 2017 | By

As new security measures are introduced on flights to the US, Adrian also looks forward to the end of credit card charges whilst wondering if airfares and holidays will increase in price next year.



Saturday snippets: July 15th 2017

Jul 15th, 2017 | By
mamite jar in bag for liquid items inspection

Adrian looks at the importance of Marmite in the travel industry and taking the wrong currency on holiday – amongst other things!



Qatar Airlines or Aermexico?

Jul 12th, 2017 | By

Adrian tries to understand how significant the World Airline Awards are.



Saturday snippets: July 8th 2017

Jul 8th, 2017 | By

Snowball fights, canoeing in tunnels, a stuffed baby elephant and five copies of Stephen Fry’s autobiography attract Adrian’s attention this week.



What will it cost at the beach?

Jul 4th, 2017 | By

Although the index applies to beaches, Just about Travel thinks that it also gives a clue as to how expensive a holiday destination might be in which to stay.



Saturday snippets: July 1st 2017

Jul 1st, 2017 | By

In a busy week, the BA cabin crew strike begins but. on the plus side. there are the 4th of July celebrations and the London Korea Festival is on next Saturday.



Outdoor holidays go up-market

Jun 29th, 2017 | By
lodge owned by Parkdean

If Clearwater is right is that we should continue to see ever-improving facilities, a range of accommodation from basic to luxury and a holiday that is as far removed from the old Carry on Camping film as it is possible to be.



Saturday snippets: June 24th 2017

Jun 24th, 2017 | By
Antiguan beach

In a busy week, a beaututiful garden re-opens in Spain, a museum in London is open for just tomorrow and yet more news about travel insurance fraud.



Saturday snippets: June 17th 2017

Jun 17th, 2017 | By

In the week that roaming charges ended in EU countries, Adrian also wonders if APD in Northern Ireland might end soon.



A day in…Harlech

Jun 11th, 2017 | By

Adrian visits Harlech in the Welsh county of Gwynedd to see, what else, the castle. For many though the long, sandy beaches are the attraction that keeps tourists returning year after year.



Saturday snippets: June 10th 2017

Jun 10th, 2017 | By

Ireland and the USA are seeking more British holidaymakers. Would you consider a summer holiday there?



Saturday snippets: June 3rd 2017

Jun 3rd, 2017 | By
Big Bling sculpture

Britons seem to be holidaying further afield. Peru, Costa Rica and Nicaragua all saw more British visitors. And in a week where airline customer service has been to the fore, Adrian has some stories about our rights.



Saturday snippets: May 27th 2017

May 27th, 2017 | By

On the bank holiday weekend, there are thousands of events on including the Great Manchester Run which will have a poignant feel to it this year.



Saturday snippets: May 20th 2017

May 20th, 2017 | By

Last year saw more Britons travel aboard for over ten years.And more holidayed at home making 2016 a bumper year for travel.



Saturday snippets: May 13th 2017

May 13th, 2017 | By

As the Luther Trail opens in Germany is is both National Ferry Fortnight and Welsh Tourism Week. To top it off, seasiding is coming to the fore!



A day in…Machynlleth

May 8th, 2017 | By

Adrian travels to the small town of Machynlleth, once the site of Owain Glyndŵr’s parliament and today the gateway from the south to Snowdonia and near to a site in which ospreys are nesting after a gap of hundreds of years.



Saturday snippets: May 6th 2017

May 6th, 2017 | By
hump back whale

Adrian ends the week happy that a Rubbish Party candidate was elected in Scotland, more hold baggage is not getting lost on planes and that private detectives are deterring touts from advising holidaymakers to make bogus insurance claims.



On the street where you live

Apr 29th, 2017 | By

When Lerner and Lowe wrote this song for My Fair Lady in the 1950’s, they had no idea that some of the lyrics could just as easily fit with another street, one called Karl-Marx-Straße (or strasse) in Potsdam.



Saturday snippets: April 29th 2017

Apr 29th, 2017 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

A museum of ice-cream, another about Dr Seuss, Bexit, being a gin ambassador and new flights to Russia attract Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: April 22nd 2017

Apr 22nd, 2017 | By

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.



Saturday snippets: April 15th 2017

Apr 15th, 2017 | By
Windsor Bridge in Gibraltar

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.



Bored with cruising to the same old places? Try Lake Malawi

Apr 15th, 2017 | By

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.



In the footsteps of Hannibal

Apr 9th, 2017 | By

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.