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Paisley Halloween Festival

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Since fancy dress and other Halloween items have been in the shops for so long it is easy to forget that there is actually an end date.



Stanfords is moving

Oct 18th, 2018 | By

The shop that every traveller who can get to London sooner or later visits and which is home to the world’s largest collection of maps, travel books and globes is relocating.



easyJet’s Look&Book

Oct 17th, 2018 | By

Using images – Instagram photos it suggests – it allows you to book a flight. You don’t necessarily need to know the destination or which country it is in.



“Hercules – The 12 Labors”

Oct 16th, 2018 | By

This is the name given to an exhibition being held in Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki.



This is wild, This is Durham

Oct 15th, 2018 | By

This is the promotional slogan that is being used to promote Durham.



Is the CAA right?

Oct 14th, 2018 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Judges ruled that the airline was not liable to pay out compensation under EU261 for flights cancelled due to strike action. The CAA says that UK passengers are entitled to pay-outs of at least €250. Is the court right or is the CAA?



Stonehenge is 100

Oct 12th, 2018 | By
image of Stonehenge

English Heritage is inviting people to join them at the stones on Friday 26 October 2018 and over that weekend for a few days full of celebration and surprises.



Staycations decline

Oct 11th, 2018 | By
Blackpool Tower

I suggested that people might be taking both an overseas holiday and a short breaks in the UK. But Holiday Habits suggests that the number of Britons taking a holiday in the UK has fallen from an average of 2.1 to 1.8.



Holidaying abroad but spending less

Oct 10th, 2018 | By

The report tells us that Spain and Portugal remained popular which will surprise absolutely no-one. But holidays in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria became much more popular.



“We do believe visitors should pay their fair share.”

Oct 8th, 2018 | By

This was a comment made last week by Kelvin Davis, the New Zealand tourism minister as his country agreed that they would introduce a $NZ35 levy on most visiting tourists.



Goodbye Club 18-30

Oct 8th, 2018 | By

Maybe the times have changed. Maybe there is no place for Club 18-30 in today’s holiday world.



Ferries on the Thames

Oct 7th, 2018 | By

This year it will carry 4.2 million commuters and tourists and routes include Putney to Canary Wharf, Battersea Power Station to London Bridge and the London Eye to the O2 and on to Woolwich Arsenal.



Poás Volcano National Park re-opens

Oct 5th, 2018 | By

The Poás Volcano National Park was one of the biggest national and international tourist attractions until it was closed. Now the tourist authorities will be hoping that it reclaims that status after such a long closure.



Has a bed tax just got closer?

Oct 4th, 2018 | By

On Monday at the Scottish Tourism Alliance conference Nicola Sturgeon announced that she had ordered a consultation about a bed tax and said that she wanted the voice of the tourism industry to be heard. What about the voice of the visitor?



Shakespeare in China

Oct 3rd, 2018 | By
Shakespeares Birthplace

In the future, you might not want to go to Stratford but instead to San Weng, a new international heritage and cultural centre near Fuzhou City in China.



Austria’s Tirol gets ready for the ski season

Oct 1st, 2018 | By

This summer the Austrian Tyrol has spent time and money on replacing and updating its chair and ski lifts.



London Restaurant Festival begins

Sep 30th, 2018 | By

Now in its tenth year, the festival is an opportunity for visitors (and residents) to try out some of the capital’s world-class restaurants.



How was it for you?

Sep 27th, 2018 | By
Cart driver in Tunisia waving

I suspect that neither Thomas Cook nor TUI are too happy with us – their customers and potential customers.



Has the aviation industry gone too far?

Sep 25th, 2018 | By

As more and more airports introduce charges for just dropping off passengers is this man’s attitude an indication that passengers might be reaching the limits of the patience with the way that the aviation industry is fleecing passengers at every opportunity?



Fake reviews, The Times and TripAdvisor

Sep 25th, 2018 | By

It comes as no surprise to anyway in the travel industry that fake reviews exist. Just about Travel has mentioned in stories going back as far as 2011 that there were fake reviews and, in fairness to TripAdvisor, they have removed them once notified or when they have doubts.



Lions re-locate to Malawi

Sep 24th, 2018 | By

Strange as it might seem, this African country that abuts South Africa had no lions left on its lands up until recently



Why are Norwich residents the most unadventurous?

Sep 23rd, 2018 | By

I pose the question because research commissioned by On The Go Tours suggests that none of the Norwich respondents having done skydiving, and 70% said they never would.



Cycling in Carmarthenshire

Sep 21st, 2018 | By

The county where the Tour of Britain started and where Thomas’s family hailed from is pitching to become the cycling hub of Wales.



Brexit overload

Sep 20th, 2018 | By

It all seems like one long drawn-out East Enders plot with everybody lurching from one mess to another with none of the cheery win-through attitudes. Come to think of it East Enders doesn’t have that either!



City breaks are bigger then beach holidays

Sep 19th, 2018 | By
montage of New York

City trips worldwide grew four times as fast as the total international holiday market over past 10 years and have overtaken “Sun & Beach” holidays in popularity.



Fiestas Lustrales de La Gomera

Sep 18th, 2018 | By

Every five years, La Gomera in the Canary Islands celebrates a two month festival called Lustral and next month is when the festivities begin.



How long will we remember?

Sep 17th, 2018 | By

How long will it take international visitors to forget this unusual spasm of bad weather and once again put any of these destination on the list of future holidays?



A lottery to help preserve France’s heritage

Sep 16th, 2018 | By

France has no National Trust. It has no English Heritage, Cadw or Historic Scotland. What it does now have is the Loto du Patrimoine.