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Seducing caravanners to visit

Nov 30th, 2019 | By
caravan site numbers grow

Will local authorities in the UK follow their Australian counterparts and set up free sites to attract caravanners?



The fallout continues

Nov 28th, 2019 | By
Lindos

The fallout from the collapse of Thomas Cook keeps on coming.



Manifestos and tourism

Nov 27th, 2019 | By

Admittedly, tourism and travel won’t be a major issue in this election – when is it ever – but here is what the parties say about tourism



Pantomimes for Christmas 2019

Nov 25th, 2019 | By

Tourism and panto go together. The pull for aduts and children takes them out and into nearby – or even not so nearby – places



Yes, airport retailers do charge more

Nov 24th, 2019 | By

The advice to air passengers must bedon’t buy at the airport but on the high street and keep your remaining cash for next time or donate it to one of the charities.



Proclaiming customer satisfaction

Nov 22nd, 2019 | By

If you want to encourage passengers to genuinely provide feedback you should put satisfaction forms somewhere obvious and well frequented.



Where are the travel companies?

Nov 21st, 2019 | By

Are travel companies not telling us of the innovations and customer satisfaction claims or are they being outperformed by other companies?



The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,

Nov 20th, 2019 | By

That his work is as important and influential as almost any other architect living or dead has recieved a stamp of approval.



Heritage sites in India

Nov 19th, 2019 | By

Most readers could guess that the Taj Mahal might be one of the locations and that the fortified city of Jaipur and the Red Fort of Agra would be two others. What of the rest?



Speaking French

Nov 18th, 2019 | By

Research commissioned by Jetcost reveals that the French believe that foreigners visiting their country should be able to speak French.



It’s a thing of the past

Nov 17th, 2019 | By

Travelodge found in its nostalgia trip that 38% of families today don’t play I-Spy and 36% have never sung Ten Green Bottles.



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 737 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?