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Forget opulent comfort

Jan 29th, 2019 | By

Outside of Freetown you will find what was described to me as “barefoot luxury.”



Singapore is 200

Jan 29th, 2019 | By
image of Singapore skyline

These are the main events in just the first month of so of the celebrations. There will be many more throughout the year.



Rio’s architectural heritage

Jan 28th, 2019 | By

Next year visitors to Rio de Janeiro should find any number of tours that will specialise on the burgeoning architectural highlights of the city.
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Why isn’t the UK attracting more tourists?

Jan 27th, 2019 | By
Tower of London

Sooner or later the British government and politicians from whatever party have to understand that their parliamentary shenanigans are affecting an important industry.



Saturday snippets: 26th of January

Jan 26th, 2019 | By
image of Virgin West Coast trains

An event on a train eads Adrian’s summing up of the work. Thanks should go the Train Manager who helped make the day for school children



Saint Lucia has its best ever tourism year

Jan 24th, 2019 | By

Although it seems like a lot of visitors stayed on the island in fact the numbers are much less and the island remains largely uncrowded.



Starting the year with a bang

Jan 23rd, 2019 | By

If the tail end of January matches the first few weeks, travel bosses are going to be happy



The tourism outlook in 2019

Jan 22nd, 2019 | By

It does look that whatever happens in the UK, the choices you and I make on where or if to holiday is going to have an international effect.



Blue Monday

Jan 21st, 2019 | By

Heathrow has undertaken some research which suggests that over half of us can be transported back to our summer holidays by just hearing the sound of waves on the beach.



What now for Flybe?

Jan 19th, 2019 | By
image of Flybe plane

For passengers the regional airport links will probably matter most. Will these survive?



Destinations time

Jan 17th, 2019 | By

January brings the consumer travel shows and they kick off today at Manchester’s Event City with Destinations.



Forgetting Brexit

Jan 15th, 2019 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

If the markets don’t seem unduly concerned should holidaymakers and travellers be so?



No seats, use the floor

Jan 14th, 2019 | By

As the plane was almost full, some of the family sat in crew seats for take-off and landing but claim that they sat on the floor for some of the journey.



Passengers don’t care

Jan 14th, 2019 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

It is been a complete waste of time since nobody seems to have taken any notice of it at least any meaningful way.



Edinburgh council and how it interprets surveys

Jan 10th, 2019 | By
tourist buses

I like the way the BBC wrote up the results of the public consultation that the council in Edinburgh undertook about its proposed £2 tax a night on hotels.



Goodbye to diesel trains?

Jan 9th, 2019 | By

Alstom and Eversholt Rail have suggested the design of a new hydrogen train.



Can Durham Tees Valley Airport have a future?

Jan 8th, 2019 | By

Research from Consumerdata, a specialist travel consultancy, suggests that those people living in the Teeside area are 10% more likely to fly than some other areas in the north east.



Encrypting sensitive information

Jan 8th, 2019 | By

In future I should like to know that places at which I stay will be as data secure as they can be and that checks are in place to confirm that this is so.



The big week for bookings

Jan 7th, 2019 | By

When this week’s figures are released, there will be more than usual interest in what and where we are booking



Being wary

Jan 6th, 2019 | By

Check to see if the organisation offering the holiday let is a member of any trade association. If it looks to be so, check that the trade association exists in the country concerned.



It all began on a napkin

Jan 4th, 2019 | By

Kelleher was one of those few people respected by his staff and passengers and whose business concepts altered an entire industry. That is some legacy for others to try and emulate.



Cyprus has its first tourism minister

Jan 4th, 2019 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

As Perdios gets to grips with Brexit and the implications of what that might mean for future British tourist arrivals few will envy him his job over the next few years.



Time to book that holiday?

Jan 3rd, 2019 | By
ATOL

Deal with a company that is bonded so that you don’t lose it if a problem concerns. Buy your trip on a credit card (not a debit card or with cash) so that you have redress in case of an issue and perhaps, most importantly, take out travel insurance.



Hotel trends for 2019

Jan 2nd, 2019 | By
hotel room

Having looked at ABTA’s choice of ten destinations for 2019 and before we look at the destination forecasts by individual tour operators, (and Just about Travel) what might hotels offer us in 2019?



Venice and the day-tripper

Jan 1st, 2019 | By

The target of the fee is cruise passengers which, the local council and many locals argue, bring people in for the day and yet contribute little in the way of economic benefit to the city.



Bringing in the new year in Rio

Dec 31st, 2018 | By

In Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the new year is brought in by what is claimed to be the biggest outdoor party in the world on Copacabana Beach.



1001 places to see before I die

Dec 30th, 2018 | By
Macchi Piccu, Peru

Wouldn’t it be better to suggest something more manageable like one or two places a year with a maximum of probably 100 things to see?



Saturday snippets: 29th December 2018

Dec 29th, 2018 | By

Adrian considers – amongst other things – why train lines should experience engineering works over Christmas, volcano tourism and Brexit.