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Solving tourism pollution.

Jul 18th, 2018 | By

The suggestion by ne expert that all those involved should get together to resolve the problem in a particular destination seems “pie-in-the-sky” given the number of competing claims.



Airbnb should be more transparent

Jul 18th, 2018 | By

Why is it that it took the EU so long to realise that Airbnb was not conforming to the law since the rest of the travel industry was brought into line many years ago?



The Paston Treasure

Jul 17th, 2018 | By

The Paston Treasure, the picture contains images of gold and silver, exotic objects, musical instruments, fruits and flowers, a lobster, a monkey and a parrot, in addition to portraits of a young girl and an African youth.



Where we are holidaying this summer

Jul 16th, 2018 | By

It will surprise no one that Spain and its islands are once again the most popular destination for summer holidays this year. After all, it’s been the same for decades.



“Plough to bottle” tours at Colwith Farm

Jul 16th, 2018 | By

A new visitor attraction – has opened near the Cornish town of Lostwithiel and only about three miles off the main spinal road of the county – Colwith Farm Distillery – the A30.



“Making a Splash”

Jul 13th, 2018 | By

The Ceredigon Museum should be thanked for reminding us what many might consider to be a bygone age.



APD, VAT and a Westminster debate

Jul 12th, 2018 | By

The government suggested that, because of the billions that APD brings in, it is going to have to see some substantial reasons why it should kill the APD goose which lays so much Treasury gold.



The Æthelflæd celebration.

Jul 11th, 2018 | By

Called the Lady of the Mercians, Æthelflæd has also been called our ‘greatest woman-general.’ This weekend in Tamworth there will be a celebration of her role in history.



Do you know this man?

Jul 10th, 2018 | By

Neither Cameron nor May has given any of the culture secretaries or tourism ministers long enough to understand their brief.



Declining aircraft seat sizes

Jul 9th, 2018 | By

We regulate spaces below which animals cannot travel: why not the same for humans?



Planning for tourists – parking and Glenfinnan

Jul 8th, 2018 | By
Glenfinnan viaduct

The parking problem has been growing for some time so the unanswered question must be why didn’t the local authority plan earlier?



Airport drop-off/pick-up charges

Jul 7th, 2018 | By

The RAC has just demonstrated that the airports are working harder than ever to relieve us of our cash. It says that more than half of the UK’s biggest airports have raised their fees for drivers parking to pick up or drop off passengers.



Art Fund Museum of the Year

Jul 6th, 2018 | By

Yesterday evening at a ceremony at the V&A in London, Tate St Ives was revealed to be the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018.



Strikes galore!

Jul 5th, 2018 | By

Strikes in France and Italy on Friday and the weekend continue a long series of disruption that travellers have had to put up with for months.



Hotel room rates drop – slightly!

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

Whilst hoteliers may be concerned about declining rates for rooms, we holidaymakers and travellers should be grateful that a pause has occurred in the price of room rates.



What is a Caipirinha?

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

What is a Caipirinha? It is Brazil’s signature cocktail and the aim of the festival is not just to introduce you to the cocktail but to Brazil as well.



Will Tesco bring us a taste of France?

Jul 3rd, 2018 | By

Is this a ploy by the tourist boards of France and the UK to widen our eating habits by introducing us to the cuisine of each other’s countries?



Making the playing field Level?

Jul 2nd, 2018 | By
Level plane

Last week IAG launched a new low cost airline based in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. Why is this of interest to us?



Should we have a Vacation Day?

Jul 1st, 2018 | By

Should we then have a day – say 1st of July – where we are reminded that we should take holidays for health and well-being reasons?



Is this the time to holiday in Dubai?

Jun 29th, 2018 | By

Virgin Atlantic will cease flying to Dubai as from the end of March next year. Why?



Hello Kitty and Japanese tourism

Jun 28th, 2018 | By

Local Japanese prefectures are using Kitty in conjunction with some bullet trains (properly called shinkansen) of the West Japan Railway Company to promote tourism.



The growth and growth of tourism

Jun 27th, 2018 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

The UNWTO Panel of Tourism Experts outlook for the May-August period is one the most optimistic in a decade.



As Heathrow expands…

Jun 26th, 2018 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

The answer is probably to consider regional flights. The might cost a bit more but it will take the hassle out of being Heathrow snared!



Seeing mountain gorillas in the wild

Jun 24th, 2018 | By

Now it seems you have a greater opportunity than ever before because the number of mountain gorillas is increasing



GDPR and you

Jun 21st, 2018 | By

There is so much confusion about GDPR – what it means and what companies and organisations must do – that it was only after its implementation that the some of the interpretations became clear.



Selling alcohol at airports

Jun 20th, 2018 | By

Rather than airports shutting down the debate by saying that any alcohol sales would penalise the majority, they should consider the numbers affected when drinking becomes excessive.



Why is New Zealand introducing a tourist tax?

Jun 19th, 2018 | By

Could it be that taxing non-voters is just a trendy and easy thing to do?



Travel insurance scams can be costly

Jun 18th, 2018 | By

Fines send a strong message that tour operators are prepared to fight despite the fact that it probably costs them more than settling the claims.