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Hot tips for 2018

Jan 16th, 2018 | By


Heathrow to Gatwick in five minutes

Jan 15th, 2018 | By

Rather than spend money on a third runway at Heathrow Sir Richard Branson is suggesting a hyperloop system in tunnels which would transport passengers from one airport to the other in five minutes.



Are bed taxes fair and just?

Jan 14th, 2018 | By

Before any city seriously considers an accommodation tax, the fairness of it and the effect on both tourism and locals needs to be assessed.



Oceania or NCL?

Jan 12th, 2018 | By

According to a new report from the consumer group Which? Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) had the lowest score in its regular survey of cruise companies.



Passenger compensation for airline failure

Jan 11th, 2018 | By
Image of a Monarch plane

The time has come for air passengers to be treated like those who buy holidays and for them to be provided with protection.



Is Club 55 worth it?

Jan 10th, 2018 | By

This is the time of the year when railway companies introduce their promotions like Club 55 to encourage us to fill those empty seats on trains.



The RAF centenary

Jan 9th, 2018 | By

This year is the centenary of the founding of the RAF and there will be many events – at least thirty – throughout our countries celebrating the fact.



Restrictions on “smart” luggage

Jan 8th, 2018 | By

Monday January 15th is a red-letter day for international travellers and it is now just one week away.



The rise of bleisure

Jan 7th, 2018 | By
cartoon of passenger rushing to catch a flight

For many years it has been known that business travellers will relax on their business trip and possibly visit a gallery, a museum, the theatre or even undertake a two- hour tour of their destination.



When and where to go in China

Jan 4th, 2018 | By

If you want to be part of the incoming visitor crowd, The China Guide has told you where to go and when. If you want to see a quieter and less busy China, this gives you a clue on where to avoid!



2017: the safest year in aviation history

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By

Airline passengers will be happy to know that 2017 was the safest year ever in aviation history.



Londoners not holidaying in Spain

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By

From research conducted by ATOL (which I mentioned last Saturday,) it appears that Londoners are less likely that people from other parts of the UK to holiday in Spain.



Welcoming in 2018

Jan 1st, 2018 | By

Surveying 2018 from the very beginning of the year, it looks a bumper year for the industry. May it also be a bumper year for all our readers. Happy New Year.



Flying to Europe after Brexit

Dec 31st, 2017 | By
the south rreminal at Gatwick

Did the EU issue this “clarification” because it felt that such discussions aren’t progressing and it was a spur to start the ball rolling?



Estonia’s centenary

Dec 29th, 2017 | By

The centenary of the independence of Finland was celebrated in 2017. Next year Estonia celebrates its 100th anniversary.



Greece introduces an accommodation tax

Dec 27th, 2017 | By
image from the air of Mykonos

Greece is copying other destinations around the world by introducing a tourist tax (known as the Stayover Tax) as from the beginning of 2018.



Some restrictions lifted

Dec 24th, 2017 | By

The British Department of Transport has lifted the ban on personal electronic devices but made it a little more confusing by lifting it in some airports in a country but not all.



The Christmas getaway

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By
a Tenerife beach

Today is the supposed to be the busiest day of the holiday period as we fly, drive or catch the ferry.



Carrying a Christmas Cracker on a plane.

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By

Ever wondered whether you can take Christmas Crackers on a plane? No, nor have I.



Christmas in a hotel

Dec 21st, 2017 | By

According to a study, half of Britons would rather spend Christmas in a hotel than stay with their relatives. Would I?



Bangor Winter Wonderland

Dec 18th, 2017 | By
pop-up ice rinks

Why is it that seemingly every year a winter attractions is closed because it cannot deliver?



A small crack or hole where insects live?

Dec 18th, 2017 | By

It has given a shot of publicity to Scotland and might encourage more people to visit the country even if only to the Gaelic speaking areas where visitors can ask what “Còsagach” really means.



Aurigny and Singapore Airlines take the honours

Dec 17th, 2017 | By

Each year the readers of Which? are asked about their recent experiences of flying with an airline from the UK.



Skiing in Scotland this weekend

Dec 15th, 2017 | By

What is the prospect for skiing in Scotland at the moment?



For a domestic break at Christmas head to…

Dec 13th, 2017 | By

The destinations tend to be in the north of England, areas which are more prone to snow or chillier weather than places in the south.



Being UK Capital of Culture

Dec 11th, 2017 | By

Now that Coventry has been awarded the title what impact can the award bring to the city?



Destination Florence

Dec 11th, 2017 | By

The Italian city of Florence wants to solve some of its overcrowding problems at tourist attractions. can its new plan achieve this?



Will the European Museum of the Year Award come back to the UK or Ireland?

Dec 8th, 2017 | By

Three British museums, the Design Museum and the Science Museum in London and the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth as well as two from Ireland – the National Gallery of Ireland and the Irish Emigration Museum are up for the awards.