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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.



At the summer solstice

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

We might be happy about the good weather being forecast but travel agents and tour operators aren’t.



Would you fly in a Boeing 737 – Max?

Jun 20th, 2019 | By

How comfortable would passengers be when they know that the certification for the 737-Max is based on the one for the original model which dates back to 1967?



Heathrow expansion

Jun 19th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

What we do know is that disruption around Heathrow is going to last some time and much longer than many anticipated.



Bruges could become Disneyland

Jun 18th, 2019 | By

The question for all of them is how do they manage to have their cake and still eat it.



What if?

Jun 17th, 2019 | By
Titanic Belfast - biggest tourist attraction in Belfast

The next target for the tourist authority must surely be to attract more tourists from places other than the province.



The 180 degree turn

Jun 16th, 2019 | By

Frankly both politicians and airports in Great Britain are happy with this heightened emphasis on climate change.



Five years of trials

Jun 15th, 2019 | By

For those of us who can remember before liquids were a problem in hand luggage a return to those days will be bliss.



The small print

Jun 15th, 2019 | By

As for reading the small print, who really wades through all of that dry text?



Re-opening Sri Lanka

Jun 14th, 2019 | By

The lifting of the ban on travelling to Sri Lanka has come within months of the terrorist incident.



Good value in Spain?

Jun 13th, 2019 | By

The latest research from Post Office Money suggests that the vast majority of us are still planning to travel abroad despite Brexit



‘You have Spain in common’

Jun 12th, 2019 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

Spain is trying to encourage Britons to continue to travel to the country in the run up to Brexit and thereafter.



Do you feel embarrassed?

Jun 11th, 2019 | By

It is claimed that many of us are self-conscious about being British.



Algarve success

Jun 10th, 2019 | By

The Algarve in Portugal has over 100 beaches, 88 of which are Blue Flag beaches and the coastline stretches across 200 kilometres.



Tourism in a nuclear power plant

Jun 9th, 2019 | By

Would a series about a nuclear disaster encourage you to visit a nuclear power plant. The Lithuanians think it will.



Say hello to the Caymans

Jun 8th, 2019 | By

At present only a few thousand Britons holiday on the islands because few know about the advantages of holidaying there.



The ISS is now a B&B

Jun 7th, 2019 | By

NASA has announced that it will allow tourists to fly to the International Space Station. Great news except for the ordinary package holiday taker, there is a lot of admin to do before you fly!



Volunteer’s Week

Jun 7th, 2019 | By

Tourism wouldn’t exist in such a big way without volunteers. Our heritage sites be they buildings, railways or the landscape rely on volunteers



Cruising to Cuba

Jun 6th, 2019 | By
cruise ship Adonia docking in Cuba

A number of Britons will be amongst the 800,000 people that have booked cruises out USA ports which were scheduled to dock in Cuba.



Tourism in a trade war

Jun 5th, 2019 | By

The Chinese government issued what seems to be the equivalent of a trade advisory to its citizens warning them against travelling to the USA warning them of robberies, violence, shootings and harassment.



Restoration at the Parthenon

Jun 4th, 2019 | By

Go to Athens and there is every chance that you will visit the Parthenon, certainly one of the greatest survivors from the golden age of ancient Greece.



Visit the USA and reveal passwords

Jun 3rd, 2019 | By

New rules have been implemented and from now on when you apply you will need to reveal more about yourself. Unless you are from 1 of 40 countries.



Flight delay mythology

Jun 2nd, 2019 | By

I would be much more interested in knowing what time planes from Stansted arrived at their destinations and how punctual they were.



Catalonialand

Jun 1st, 2019 | By
Barcelona

Catalonialand is a promotion developed by the Catalan Tourist Bard and is an immersive virtual reality experience which, it claims, will bring to life a series of six new cultural routes.



Vineyards of the Surrey Hills

May 31st, 2019 | By

The vineyards have announced the special launch weekend to celebrate the formation of a new English wine region – ‘Vineyards of the Surrey Hills’.



Use a travel agent; its easier

May 30th, 2019 | By

For the package holiday industry, there is some good news at last. And after figures from TUI, Thomas Cook and the like they will clutch it with glee.



Holidaying with kids

May 29th, 2019 | By
holidays may, just may, get cheaper if APD is removed from under 12's

What I find surprising is that with children and teenagers being at the most difficult from about 12-17, any parent wants to travel with them at all.



Is there a hot summer on the way?

May 27th, 2019 | By
Bournemouth beach

With bookings down apart from cruise ships and some specialist holidays a surprisingly high number of people haven’t booked their summer holidays yet.