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Saturday snippets: 13th of July 2019

Jul 13th, 2019 | By

New eco-taxes in France, compulsory travel insurance in Thailand then some music festivals made Adrian a little less grumpier than when he started writing this week’s column.



Saturday snippets: 27th April 2019

Apr 27th, 2019 | By

Gorillas in Virunga National Park, an Eagle in Potsmouth and a generous gesture from Historic Houses are some of Adrian’s snippets today.



Saturday snippets: 13th April 2019

Apr 13th, 2019 | By

Will we holiday at home over easter or go abroad? The signs are we are doinf both!



Making the Glasgow Style

Mar 29th, 2019 | By

For just a short few decades, the group flourished but the style they created has remained popular ever since.



Saturday snippets: 2nd March 2019

Mar 2nd, 2019 | By

Some of Adrian’s concerns this week; A travel guide gets a 21st century update, a ban on flying to Sharm and another survey about Brexit and travel.



Awaiting the Britons

Feb 21st, 2019 | By

Having survived the worst, all the accommodation providers, the attractions and the destinations hope to prosper now the Britons are returning.



Saturday snippets: January of 12th 2019

Jan 12th, 2019 | By

Adrian thinks he has only seen the sun twice since Christmas so Grenada and Toulouse are more appealing than some of the news that is around at the moment



Saturday snippets: 5th January 2019

Jan 5th, 2019 | By

Away from the grey murk that has hung over much of the UK since Chrsitmas, Adrian looks at Central America and the Caribbean for warmth.



Saturday snippets: 8th of December 2018

Dec 8th, 2018 | By

Lapland doesn’t exist according to some people. On the other hand Hogwarts and Gotham City do. One report says that we will also spend less on Christmas this year. Adrian asks if this is humbug!



Saturday snippets: December 1st 2018

Dec 1st, 2018 | By
Helsinki cathedral

After Brexit there will be flights to counties; some have been already agreed. Other items catching Adrian’s eye include a virtual reality Helsinki, airline seat sizes, Zambia fake news and the Mary Rose



Saturday snippets: 17th November 2018

Nov 17th, 2018 | By
hump back whale

Adrian sums up some other stories from the World Travel Market, is surprised how quick it is to go through formalities at Cardiff Airport and looks at developments in the Dominican Republic and Switzerland



Saturday snippets: 10th November 2018

Nov 10th, 2018 | By
In remembrance poppies at the Tower of London

Charlie Brown, Bruneland carry on baggage sizea are some of Adrian’s comments this week.



Saturday snippets: 3rd November 2018

Nov 3rd, 2018 | By
image of Virgin West Coast trains

The largest statue in the world, removing travel restrictions on Virgin Trains on Friday afternoons, changing Turkish visa restrictions and a new fare structure at Thomas Cook are just some of the stories that Adrian looks at this week.



Saturday snippets: 27th October 2018

Oct 31st, 2018 | By


Saturday snippets: 20th October 2018

Oct 20th, 2018 | By

Another airline collapsed this week – Cobalt Air, there seems to be a Brexit effect around and yet another investigation shows that some website reviews are faked



Saturday snippets: 13th October 2018

Oct 13th, 2018 | By
the Acropolis at night

Destinations are pointing out what a good summer it has been for them. But a VAT increase in Ireland may deter UK tourists from visiting the Republic.



Saturday snippets: 6th October 2018

Oct 6th, 2018 | By

New Zealand and Venice both are likely to introduce more rules which might deter tourists visiting whereas Malaysia and Dubai want to attract many more of us.



Saturday snippets: 29th of September 2018

Sep 29th, 2018 | By

The three W’s, Dublin, World Tourism Day and England’s bumper holiday season attract Adrian’s attention this week.



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.