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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!



A day in… Kidwelly

Aug 27th, 2017 | By
Kidwelly Castle entrance

Adian visits Kidwelly for a day to see the famed castle but, instead, finds an oasis of birdlife and a town that has radically altered from what it was a few centuries ago.



Saturday snippets: August26th 2017

Aug 26th, 2017 | By

Chianti and volcanoes and are two of the things that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: August 19th 2017

Aug 19th, 2017 | By

Dwarves, Chagall, the popularity of the Mexican resort of Puetra Vallarta and WWI are some of the things that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



The lure of the county show

Aug 18th, 2017 | By

As part of a deal with fellow writer, Irene, Adrian visits the Pembrokeshire County Show to see just what attracts non-rural types to visit this traditional summer event.



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.