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Remember the “One Too Many” campaign

Dec 21st, 2018 | By
Bottle shaped One Too Many campaign

The campaign has been re-ignited to remind us that irresponsible passenger behaviour can exist at any time with Christmas being no exception.



Understand the Gatwick implications

Dec 21st, 2018 | By

It is the implications of this attack that I find are the most worrying.



Packing presents for a flight

Dec 20th, 2018 | By

Should you or should you not wrap Christmas presents if you are flying out of the country?



When is the “great” getaway?

Dec 20th, 2018 | By
Gatwick

Wherever you are going – and particularly those using Gatwick – good luck!



Confessions of a happy man

Dec 19th, 2018 | By

On Tuesday as I returned, there they were – gone! And I was £5.60 better off and a lot happier than whenever I had crosses the bridges before!



We’ve seen the Eiffel Tower but not Stonehenge

Dec 18th, 2018 | By
image of Stonehenge

There must be attractions that don’t appeal to everybody. Stonehenge and Blackpool Tower could be two of them in which case no amount of clever marketing by the local tourist board would persuade some to travel there.



Holidays in the EU will cost us €7 every three years

Dec 17th, 2018 | By

British citizens wanting to travel to EU countries will have to apply for something called an ETIAS which will cost €7 every three years.



Re-visiting Joan Miró

Dec 16th, 2018 | By

Tomorrow, 17 December, the Fundació Miró Mallorca – the museum which honours the life and work of artist Joan Miró– will re-open the famous ‘Taller Sert’ (Sert workshop)



TUI: a digital and platform organisation.

Dec 15th, 2018 | By

TUI’s annual report says that it is a “challenging environment in the traditional tour operator business” For us holidaymakers there is little clue as to what destinations will be the hot spots.



Teeside International or Durham Tees Valley?

Dec 13th, 2018 | By

It will either be Durham Tees Valley Airport or the old name which was Teeside International Airport. You can vote



Christmas in Strasbourg

Dec 12th, 2018 | By
Strasbourg by day

Christmas may be a little muted in the French city of Strasbourg after what seems to be another terrorist attack on a Christmas market.



How many international visitors do our cities see?

Dec 11th, 2018 | By

The top five cities were Hong Kong, Bangkok, London, Singapore and Macao with Paris coming 6th, Dubai in 7th position, New York in 8th, Kuala Lumpur in 9th and the Chinese city of Shenzen in 10th.



How was 2018?

Dec 10th, 2018 | By

It appears that tourism this year wasn’t quite as good as in 2017. Having said that it looks like growth will be up by about 5%.



It’s panto time. Why do you go?

Dec 9th, 2018 | By

Do you visit pantos for the “names” or the stalwarts who make the shows hum? It doesn’t matter as long as you enjoy them. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without visitig at least one.



Opening up Qatar

Dec 8th, 2018 | By

Fifteen years ago Qatar was pretty much unknown. To the vast majority of holidaymakers I would say that is still the case.



Should you book with Thomas Cook?

Dec 6th, 2018 | By

Despite what trendy management gurus say, there is still a big demand for package holidays – it is just not as big as it was.



This season’s pantomimes

Dec 5th, 2018 | By

Here is a list of some of the pantomimes this festive season. The legendary Berwick Kaler make shis final appearance this season (after 40 years) at the Theatre Royal York.



Cardiff Airport trials new scanners

Dec 5th, 2018 | By

Passengers walking normally through security would no longer need to take off coats and jackets, or remove personal items such as phones.



Why do hotel guests steal?

Dec 4th, 2018 | By

What we don’t know is whether guests actually stole these items or whether they just “walked.” That we will probably never know.



Being first

Dec 3rd, 2018 | By

This morning I am giving you a year’s notice of what will potentially become one of the Australia’s top tourist attractions. Today booking opens for a brand new luxury holiday.



Will the Starwood hack make us sit up and take notice?

Dec 2nd, 2018 | By

If the big companies, those with huge IT budgets cannot manage to keep our data secure should we continue to trust them with our information?



About railways – again!

Nov 30th, 2018 | By

Readers may be bored if I mention it again but how can rail fares continue to rise when the service is so lamentable?



Unhashtag Vienna

Nov 30th, 2018 | By

The Austrian capital city, Vienna, has campaigned in the UK (actually just London) to convince visitors to forget selfies and take fewer photos while in the city. But isn’t that what visitors do? Take pictures. Hundreds of them!



Ignoring airline passengers

Nov 29th, 2018 | By

According to the flight delay compensation recovery law firm, Bott and Co, some of the UK’s biggest airlines are ignoring passengers’ flight delay compensation claims.



Star Wars and Disneyland Paris

Nov 27th, 2018 | By

From the 12th of January until St Patrick’s Day in March, “Legends of the Force – A Celebration of Star Wars” will attract visitors from all over Europe to Disneyland Paris.



Skiing at Whistler this winter

Nov 26th, 2018 | By

Like all ski resorts, a continuous programme of upgrades and improvements is needed in order to encourage people to return or go there for the first time in preference to going somewhere else.



Travelling with large passengers

Nov 25th, 2018 | By

The time has come when a sensible debate needs to be had about airline seat sizes.



Biometrics and the airline passenger

Nov 24th, 2018 | By
UK passport

The ultimate gaol is that no-ne will be interviewed by a border officer. We will all go through automated booths