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Tourism, us and the economy

Jul 29th, 2019 | By

We who live in the UK spend more on tourism in the UK than all of the overseas visitors so the strategy is meant for us as well.



The “reward” for fraudulent claims – 12 months!

Jul 28th, 2019 | By

In the meantime, the gaoling of Mr Cromby should be a warning to all others who might consider fraudulent claims.



Saturday snippets: 27th July 2019

Jul 27th, 2019 | By

Adrian takes a quick tour to see how countries are faring this year.



Will St Lucia suffer?

Jul 25th, 2019 | By

According to a report in the St Lucia Times, Virgin Atlantic wanted $2.5 million from the St Lucian government to continue flying the route.



Great customer satisfaction levels and being big?

Jul 24th, 2019 | By
image of a Jet 2 plane

It suggests that Jet2Holidays has found a happy marriage between being big, respected and performing well in the eyes of its customers.



Why no Tunisian restaurants?

Jul 23rd, 2019 | By

Why is it that a country that once saw 600,000 Britons visit it in the early 2010’s hasn’t managed to inspire Tunisian chefs in the UK to open restaurants?



A carbon emission tax?

Jul 22nd, 2019 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

Why should the individual be pilloried? We travel on what is available



Is Thomas Cook the worst?

Jul 21st, 2019 | By
holidays may, just may, get cheaper if APD is removed from under 12's

Claiming that Thomas Cook is the worst and TUI is the second worst is misleading; they are only the worst amongst a small unrepresentative group.



Kynren time

Jul 20th, 2019 | By

Without doubt, Kynren is the UK’s biggest outdoor live family theatre event. The general view is that this year, Kynren is as good, as appealing and as enthralling as ever.



Neolithic Jerusalem

Jul 19th, 2019 | By

In a few years’ time tour buses will be using the new motorway to visit one of the very oldest sites yet found in Israel.



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.