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Has the aviation industry gone too far?

Sep 25th, 2018 | By

As more and more airports introduce charges for just dropping off passengers is this man’s attitude an indication that passengers might be reaching the limits of the patience with the way that the aviation industry is fleecing passengers at every opportunity?



Fake reviews, The Times and TripAdvisor

Sep 25th, 2018 | By

It comes as no surprise to anyway in the travel industry that fake reviews exist. Just about Travel has mentioned in stories going back as far as 2011 that there were fake reviews and, in fairness to TripAdvisor, they have removed them once notified or when they have doubts.



Lions re-locate to Malawi

Sep 24th, 2018 | By

Strange as it might seem, this African country that abuts South Africa had no lions left on its lands up until recently



Why are Norwich residents the most unadventurous?

Sep 23rd, 2018 | By

I pose the question because research commissioned by On The Go Tours suggests that none of the Norwich respondents having done skydiving, and 70% said they never would.



Cycling in Carmarthenshire

Sep 21st, 2018 | By

The county where the Tour of Britain started and where Thomas’s family hailed from is pitching to become the cycling hub of Wales.



Brexit overload

Sep 20th, 2018 | By

It all seems like one long drawn-out East Enders plot with everybody lurching from one mess to another with none of the cheery win-through attitudes. Come to think of it East Enders doesn’t have that either!



City breaks are bigger then beach holidays

Sep 19th, 2018 | By
montage of New York

City trips worldwide grew four times as fast as the total international holiday market over past 10 years and have overtaken “Sun & Beach” holidays in popularity.



Fiestas Lustrales de La Gomera

Sep 18th, 2018 | By

Every five years, La Gomera in the Canary Islands celebrates a two month festival called Lustral and next month is when the festivities begin.



How long will we remember?

Sep 17th, 2018 | By

How long will it take international visitors to forget this unusual spasm of bad weather and once again put any of these destination on the list of future holidays?



A lottery to help preserve France’s heritage

Sep 16th, 2018 | By

France has no National Trust. It has no English Heritage, Cadw or Historic Scotland. What it does now have is the Loto du Patrimoine.



Visiting Salisbury Cathedral

Sep 14th, 2018 | By

What their comments have done may have substantially helped Salisbury tourism.



Koalas in NSW

Sep 13th, 2018 | By

Luckily for the animal, Tourism NSW and Tourism Australia it is only in NSW that koalas seem threatened to extinction if the report is to be believed. And it shouldn’t be.



Protection for school trips (and others)

Sep 12th, 2018 | By

The CAA advises both schools and parents to check that any school trips involving air travel, booked for the coming academic year, are fully protected by the ATOL scheme.



Why airline times will get longer

Sep 11th, 2018 | By

More of us are flying and we are taking more journeys. IATA says that in the year 2000 the average citizen flew just once every 43 months. In 2017, the figure was once every 22 months.



Is flying magical?

Sep 10th, 2018 | By

Its a shame for Nigam’s daughter. She might have just had the most magical flight she is ever likely to get.



Longleat Sky Safari

Sep 10th, 2018 | By

This coming weekend sees the Longleat Ski Safari where over 100 hot air balloons will ascend the skies over the Wiltshire countryside.



Travelling on the Glider

Sep 9th, 2018 | By

Last week the Glider began operating in Belfast.



BA hacked

Sep 7th, 2018 | By

BA says that anyone affected will be reimbursed but it does leave a number of concerns that both companies and regulators have to address.



Will the passenger be king?

Sep 7th, 2018 | By

Companies have to keep the customer central to development. If that is true and they are not just interested in our wallets then the future may well be in the hands of we passengers.



Sample Indonesia and Italy

Sep 7th, 2018 | By

This weekend both Indonesia and Italy will be promoting their countries in the south east of England.



Goodbyes are never easy

Sep 6th, 2018 | By

Manchester has shown the world (you’d be surprised at how widely this story has been picked up) that it isn’t a pleasant place to visit.



Open for business

Sep 5th, 2018 | By

I suspect that the news coverage largely affected domestic tourists because Britons and other Europeans would have booked their trips some time ago and probably still made their trips albeit with some possible changes



“Smile”

Sep 4th, 2018 | By

In some ways this campaign breaks ground in that it promotes a feeling of well-being by traveling and holidaying there as opposed to highlighting all the physical attributes of the country.



The future of flying

Sep 4th, 2018 | By

Vero Solutions say that new technologies and developments are being planned across all areas of the airport experience to ensure your trip starts off as smooth and stress-free as possible.



Are we surprised air journeys take longer?

Sep 3rd, 2018 | By

Are crowded skies making journeys longer?



A tourism man runs the country

Sep 2nd, 2018 | By

Will he encourage some new thinking over the current Australia” promotion? If he does, given his background it could be quite an interesting time to be part of Australia’s tourism ambitions.



If its not 7%, you are falling behind

Aug 31st, 2018 | By
Tower of London

It just goes to show that travellers should not take these figures at face value or necessarily be influenced on whether to travel to them or not.



An autumn bank holiday

Aug 29th, 2018 | By

Whatever date might be chosen a holiday between August and December 25th would boost spirits through the long and dank weather that we usually experience in the autumn and early winter.