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Severe enough?

Jul 18th, 2019 | By

Jet 2 has been one of the most vociferous airlines in trying to stamp out bad – and in the case of this woman, it appears, absolutely stupid – behaviour.



Miravalles Volcano National Park

Jul 18th, 2019 | By

The additional of a 29th park means that Costa Rica’s protected areas now encompass more than 25% of its land mass, more than any other country in the world.



Ireland – open for business

Jul 17th, 2019 | By

Ireland will be hoping that the May figures were just a blip and that visitor numbers from both the Uk and continental Europe will continue to grow.



Cheaper or more expensive?

Jul 17th, 2019 | By

The great getaway has already begun on the continent and in Northern Ireland and Scotland.



Airline punctuality tables

Jul 16th, 2019 | By

That Vueling was unpunctual last year does not necessarily mean that it will be in a similar state this summer. It all depends on what strikes (if any) take place.



What shop do you visit?

Jul 15th, 2019 | By

What travel group, for example, would fit best of all in an Aldi, a Clark’s or a Wynn’s Garden Centre?



Boosting the UK economy by £40 billion

Jul 14th, 2019 | By

The research suggests that those taking a staycation will be spending on average £874 on a week’s holiday.



Will this save Thomas Cook?

Jul 12th, 2019 | By

Maybe Fosun are aware of that and will change things. If not then Thomas Cook will still fall behind the pack.



Northern Ireland and Brexit

Jul 11th, 2019 | By

Tourism is one industry that could be hard hit but what solutions does the tourism industry offer?.



The hypocrisy of Thomas Cook

Jul 10th, 2019 | By
All inclusive holidays

Companies have to understand that “giving something back” means more than tokenism and that the destinations they offer must also get the benefit of tourism in tangible and investment ways.



Check your travel insurance

Jul 10th, 2019 | By

If passengers are being fleeced then we should be warned and the FCA should remove the licences of those offending insurance companies.



Getting value-for-money in Spain

Jul 9th, 2019 | By
Lanzarote

The specialist booking company, Spain-Holiday.com has just produced its annual Summer Spending Report 2019 which gives guidance to those visiting Spain an idea of what they will be facing in expenses.



What about the passengers?

Jul 8th, 2019 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

If individuals are placing confidence and trust in organisations then when the worst happens, they should receive a portion of any fines.



Jodrell Bank

Jul 7th, 2019 | By

This year a man-made construction – Jodrell Bank in Cheshire – has been given UNESCO World Heritage Status



Babylon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jul 6th, 2019 | By

Many readers might have already thought that the ancient site of Babylon would have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site but no.



Removing cars from roads?

Jul 5th, 2019 | By

Urging us to use public transport to visit attractions and beauty stops is going to require a major re-think about how to plan, pay and implement it.



Has Carlisle Lake District Airport a future?

Jul 5th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

The Lake District is a huge tourist draw so if the airport can get direct flights to the places from where existing (and potential) visitors come, then there is no reason why the airport shouldn’t flourish.



St Fagans wins

Jul 4th, 2019 | By

The winner of the £100,000 Art Fund prize is St Fagans, one of the constituent parts of the National Museum of Wales.



Airline no-show fees

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By

The CAA concluded that a policy of automatically cancelling a passenger’s return if they do not take the outbound flight is ‘disproportionate’.



Passion for Palma

Jul 2nd, 2019 | By

The rise in visitor numbers during the winter months reflects a growing appetite for cultural city breaks rather than beach holidays says the tourism board.



It’s the weather

Jul 1st, 2019 | By
Bournemouth beach

Just as Center Parcs put outdoor attractions under cover, destinations and attractions need to invest in all-weather attractions to get us to visit them.



Garuda beats European airlines for punctuality

Jun 30th, 2019 | By
Virgin plane in flight

The best that could be achieved was by Virgin Atlantic which managed three stars based on an accumulated score of 79.2.



This year, Liverpool is the best

Jun 29th, 2019 | By

Garnering a five star rating and the airport from the UK and Ireland highest up the list is Liverpool John Lennon.



Long-haul rail satisfcation

Jun 28th, 2019 | By
image of Virgin West Coast trains

The latest survey of rail passenger satisfaction shows that 87% of long-haul passengers are satisfied, some four percentage points more than the average for all rail journeys.



Drones near airports

Jun 25th, 2019 | By

At Dubai, Frankfurt, Gatwick, Heathrow, Singapore and Newark (New York) airports, there have been incidents with drones.



Misleading holidaymakers

Jun 24th, 2019 | By

People unfamiliar with Penarth might reasonably ask themselves whether there is anything worth promoting in the town if it has to pass itself off as looking like someweher else.



Austria for winter

Jun 23rd, 2019 | By

In what may turn out to be the hottest week of the year so far, what other subject should be this morning’s story if not skiing!



Blacklisting Venice

Jun 22nd, 2019 | By

In a unusual turn of events, the Mayor of Venice will ask UNESCO to place the city on its World Heritage Site blacklist.