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Southend or Stansted?

Aug 26th, 2019 | By

On the whole, I’d rather use a smaller airport like Southend rather than a bigger one like Stansted.



BA and a brewery story

Aug 26th, 2019 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

If there was a customer service award for the most cocked-up bit of business then BA would surely walk away it!



Scanning our hand-luggage

Aug 25th, 2019 | By

According to Grant Shapps, the new transport boss, you won’t have to take laptops and liquids from your bags. Or your sockas and underwear!



Flying non-stop, London –Sydney

Aug 23rd, 2019 | By

My objections to the Qantas plan is that I don’t think the results they gain will be necessarily indicative of how passengers will react.



The Ryanair strike

Aug 22nd, 2019 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

The good news as of about 10am today is that everything is running pretty smoothly according to the Ryanair website.



The big boost

Aug 21st, 2019 | By

Britons are taking 21% more (6.4 million) short- breaks in Britain than they did 10 years ago, when comparing 2018 to 2008.



Stealing or just bagging a souvenir?

Aug 21st, 2019 | By

Were they just planning a sand feature in their garden or were they going, as has been suggested by some media outlets, to sell it on the internet?



Have you visited London?

Aug 19th, 2019 | By
Tower of London

Leonardo Hotels have undertaken some research that suggests about 6% of Britons – that is over 3.5 million of us – have never visited London.



Free insurance at properties in India

Aug 18th, 2019 | By

What OYO will provide is insurance which will cover baggage loss, medical expenses and accidental death.



Airport drop-off prices

Aug 16th, 2019 | By

The RAC looked at 22 airports and found that only four, Bristol, Cardiff, Gatwick and Liverpool John Lennon have kept their prices for both drop-off and pick-up the same.



A last-minute break?

Aug 16th, 2019 | By
Djerba- Houmt Souk

Today there is yet another weather warning so I suspect that even more of us will try and book a holiday away.



What TUI doesn’t say

Aug 14th, 2019 | By

Court cases are outstanding against the company because it has not paid compensation to holidaymakers for delayed or cancelled flights under EU261. Where does this appear in its third-quarter accounts?



A Star Wars problem?

Aug 13th, 2019 | By

Disney open their Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction at Disneyland in California on August 29th



Being watched as we fly

Aug 12th, 2019 | By

Cathay Pacific said last week that it did not have cameras in its back-of-seat entertainment just in the lounges, planes and other places.



Free toilets may cause anti-social behaviour

Aug 11th, 2019 | By

What is it about the users of toilets at Glasgow Central that is so different from those – a mile or so away – at Glasgow Queen Street?



What has the British Tourist Authority ever done for us?

Aug 10th, 2019 | By

Today, the UK is the seventh most popular tourist destination, the fourth in Europe and is the fifth largest sector in the UK in terms of GDP.



Saturday snippets: 10th of August 2019

Aug 10th, 2019 | By

Adrian considers the impact of the Mona Lisa, Raffles Hotel in Singapore and hyperloop travel in India. Amongst other things!



Don’t dock in Venice

Aug 9th, 2019 | By

Instead of docking at the current Marittima terminal in Venice, cruise ships will dock at the Fusina and Lombardia terminals



Removing benefits

Aug 8th, 2019 | By

UPDATE: 8 August 2019 – The RDG has changed its mind and will not now withdraw from Eurail.



The Portsmouth Pass

Aug 7th, 2019 | By

Four of the biggest tourist attractions in the city have got together and introduced a pass saving visitors a saving of 20%.



The Guiness Storehouse wins again

Aug 6th, 2019 | By

About 1.7 million visitors went to the Guiness Storehouse in Dublin and, despite the fact that you have to pay, it was still the most popular attraction on Ireland.



Are you off to the maes?

Aug 5th, 2019 | By

The National Eisteddfod is on for another week and during that time about 150,000 will visit.



Out go miniature bottle toiletries

Aug 4th, 2019 | By
hotel bathroom

The latest worldwide interest in reducing the use of plastics gives hotel chains the world over the opportunity to remove these little bottles they stock



Money isn’t necessarily the answer

Aug 3rd, 2019 | By
Brand USA symbol

Someone needs to take a long hard look at why the US has failed to maintain its tourism position given its huge spend.



LateRooms and Superbreaks go bust

Aug 2nd, 2019 | By

For customers of LateRooms and Superbreak, what redress is there if you have booked with them and not yet undertaken your hotel stay or mini break?



Buying foreign exchange

Aug 1st, 2019 | By

It means that us ordinary mortals travelling on holiday his weekend will find it hard to answer the question about when to buy our holiday foreign money.



Tourists swarm to Las Vegas

Jul 31st, 2019 | By

Usually visitors to Las Vegas arrive by car or plane but thousands of recent visitors have just flown in under their own steam.



A bumper year for staycations?

Jul 30th, 2019 | By

I had been expectating that this would be a good year for the home holiday industry. That may not be the case.