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Returning to the Bahamas

Nov 15th, 2019 | By

The rest of the Bahamas escaped largely unscathed and tourist continued to holiday there but media reports made some visitors wary.



A Transylvanian Christmas market

Nov 14th, 2019 | By

As the Christmas market season draws closer, Sibiu in Transylvania is probably not one of those places to be found on your list of potential destinations.



Why don’t we have more indoor theme parks?

Nov 13th, 2019 | By

In the UK we have any number of theme parks but how many are under cover?



Bikes on trains

Nov 12th, 2019 | By

Scotrail has decided to convert some carriages on five trains to be able to carry up to twenty bicycles at a time.



The top tourist attractions

Nov 11th, 2019 | By
Macchi Piccu, Peru

Scoring the top tourist attractions in the world is always going to be a thankless task.



Turkey and Thomas Cook

Nov 10th, 2019 | By

For Turkey, the collapse of Thomas Cook was significant because the company was responsible for bringing over a million tourists to the country just from the UK but Germany as well.



BA comes top – twice

Nov 9th, 2019 | By
image of a British Airways plane

Much more interesting than the Engine study is that by Awario which aseesses customer satisfc ation in a non-traditional way.



Embrace a Giant Spirit

Nov 8th, 2019 | By

Launched yesterday, this new strapline and theme is how the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Tourism Ireland would like us to think of the province.



Gatwick tries a new idea

Nov 7th, 2019 | By

The plan might work if people pay attention, don’t run late and those that are not called don’t push in.



Forget the orange juice

Nov 6th, 2019 | By
image of castle at Disney World

TUI’s action is akin to Ryanair flying to Frankfurt Hahn instead of Frankfurt proper and we all know how comedians and critics have made fun of the airline for doing that.



What is tourism?

Nov 5th, 2019 | By

Just as we know have expressions like “tourism pollution” which are critical of tourism, the misuse of the word is likely to lead to even more derogatory thoughts.



Michael O’Leary says its safe so it must be.

Nov 4th, 2019 | By

Is O’Leary thinking that cheap fares will overcome any doubts passengers have about the Boeing 7737 Max?



Avoiding WTM

Nov 4th, 2019 | By

This year because of personal issues I am missing WTM but it doesn’t worry me. That’s untrue – it does slightly.



Chicken and egg

Nov 3rd, 2019 | By

Buses are a significant means by which visitors get the opportunity to visit places that are inaccessible by trains.



Malawi then and now

Nov 1st, 2019 | By

Whereas twenty years ago it was lagging behind other African nations in attracting visitors now it is one of the leaders.



Honouring Mid Wales

Oct 31st, 2019 | By

Rarely has Mid Wales been appreciated in tourism awards but that has now changed .



Changing holiday patterns

Oct 30th, 2019 | By
image of a Jet 2 plane

In another decade, who can say whether the seven or fourteen day holiday will still be even available as more of our holiday habits change?



Prices rose but may be dropping back

Oct 29th, 2019 | By

Increases were spotted just after the Thomas Cook collapse. A month on and other companies have moved in to fill the gap. That means prices will stabilise or even go down.



Sunshine ends

Oct 28th, 2019 | By

No, there will be no Indian summer. Tesco has decreed it to be so.



The bounceback kid

Oct 28th, 2019 | By

Oxford concludes its outlook for Tunisian tourism by suggesting that there is ample potential for growth.



Halloween

Oct 27th, 2019 | By

Such a phenomenon has it become that we have listed over a thousand events that are coming up in the next few days



The Uluru dilemma

Oct 26th, 2019 | By
Uluru

Will birdwatching, looking at rock art and watching the sun come up over the monolith be enough to keep 400,000 people coming each year?



Will you fly on a 737-Max?

Oct 25th, 2019 | By

All-in-all it doesn’t give passengers a great deal of confidence in Boeing or the 737 Max.



Lighting up Blackpool

Oct 24th, 2019 | By

And you thought that Blackpool just had lights stretching along the front and that was it!



Back to Sharm

Oct 23rd, 2019 | By
map of the Sinai

The Egyptian tourism minister, Rania A Al Mashat tweeted “Welcome back to Sharm el Sheikh. Our Friends…You’ve been missed.”



Barbados thanks Thomas Cook customers

Oct 22nd, 2019 | By

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and members of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA), have partnered to launch ‘Barbados Cares’



Is hand baggage a perk?

Oct 21st, 2019 | By
wheelie suitcase image

More to the point, will UK and other European airlines copy Delta’s move?



The impact of non-stop flights

Oct 20th, 2019 | By

The future for ever-expanding airports might be altering but it all comes down to us, the passenger. Would we be happy flying for about 20 hours non-stop?