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Visiting Salisbury Cathedral

Sep 14th, 2018 | By

What their comments have done may have substantially helped Salisbury tourism.



Koalas in NSW

Sep 13th, 2018 | By

Luckily for the animal, Tourism NSW and Tourism Australia it is only in NSW that koalas seem threatened to extinction if the report is to be believed. And it shouldn’t be.



Protection for school trips (and others)

Sep 12th, 2018 | By

The CAA advises both schools and parents to check that any school trips involving air travel, booked for the coming academic year, are fully protected by the ATOL scheme.



Why airline times will get longer

Sep 11th, 2018 | By

More of us are flying and we are taking more journeys. IATA says that in the year 2000 the average citizen flew just once every 43 months. In 2017, the figure was once every 22 months.



Is flying magical?

Sep 10th, 2018 | By

Its a shame for Nigam’s daughter. She might have just had the most magical flight she is ever likely to get.



Longleat Sky Safari

Sep 10th, 2018 | By

This coming weekend sees the Longleat Ski Safari where over 100 hot air balloons will ascend the skies over the Wiltshire countryside.



Travelling on the Glider

Sep 9th, 2018 | By

Last week the Glider began operating in Belfast.



BA hacked

Sep 7th, 2018 | By

BA says that anyone affected will be reimbursed but it does leave a number of concerns that both companies and regulators have to address.



Will the passenger be king?

Sep 7th, 2018 | By

Companies have to keep the customer central to development. If that is true and they are not just interested in our wallets then the future may well be in the hands of we passengers.



Sample Indonesia and Italy

Sep 7th, 2018 | By

This weekend both Indonesia and Italy will be promoting their countries in the south east of England.



Goodbyes are never easy

Sep 6th, 2018 | By

Manchester has shown the world (you’d be surprised at how widely this story has been picked up) that it isn’t a pleasant place to visit.



Open for business

Sep 5th, 2018 | By

I suspect that the news coverage largely affected domestic tourists because Britons and other Europeans would have booked their trips some time ago and probably still made their trips albeit with some possible changes



“Smile”

Sep 4th, 2018 | By

In some ways this campaign breaks ground in that it promotes a feeling of well-being by traveling and holidaying there as opposed to highlighting all the physical attributes of the country.



The future of flying

Sep 4th, 2018 | By

Vero Solutions say that new technologies and developments are being planned across all areas of the airport experience to ensure your trip starts off as smooth and stress-free as possible.



Are we surprised air journeys take longer?

Sep 3rd, 2018 | By

Are crowded skies making journeys longer?



A tourism man runs the country

Sep 2nd, 2018 | By

Will he encourage some new thinking over the current Australia” promotion? If he does, given his background it could be quite an interesting time to be part of Australia’s tourism ambitions.



If its not 7%, you are falling behind

Aug 31st, 2018 | By
Tower of London

It just goes to show that travellers should not take these figures at face value or necessarily be influenced on whether to travel to them or not.



An autumn bank holiday

Aug 29th, 2018 | By

Whatever date might be chosen a holiday between August and December 25th would boost spirits through the long and dank weather that we usually experience in the autumn and early winter.



Ryanair says – Fit your hand lugagge under the seat or pay

Aug 27th, 2018 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

From November 1st the airline will operate a new hand luggage policy that it says will reduce delays in boarding.



Another great getaway

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Tomorrow the final Great Getaway of the year begins. That is until the Great Christmas one! (Have you noticed  that all bank holidays have “Great Getways” rather than just “getaways?” Motorways and other roads will start getting busy from lunchtime onwards as people get away for the bank holiday weekend and the chance to get a little sunshine before the nights start to draw in. Most of us will stay in the UK and that means,according to the RAC,about 14 million of us will be
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The Great Exhibition of the North

Aug 22nd, 2018 | By
panoramic view of Newcastle

There are just over two weeks left if you haven’t been to the Great Exhibition of the North and are still planning on going.



Defend England’s castles

Aug 21st, 2018 | By

English Heritage says that its castles are facing a new threat – invasive weeds, penetrating damp and severe weather.



The world’s greatest event was nearly cancelled

Aug 20th, 2018 | By
Llanwrtyd Wells

This major highlight of the annual sporting scene which ranges as important as the Olympic Games and Ashes tests against Australia would have saddened many people if it had been cancelled.



Great Britain is a continent

Aug 19th, 2018 | By
London landmarks

A poll commissioned by British Airways Holidays says that 20% had no idea Europe was a continent and – more shaming than anything – 3% think Great Britain is a continent!



Humphrey Llwyd

Aug 19th, 2018 | By
Humphrey Llwyd map of Wales

The exhibition only runs until the end of the month, a very short time considering that his map was the main source for travellers for over a century.



Disruptive airline passengers

Aug 17th, 2018 | By
Bottle shaped One Too Many campaign

Has there been an increase or is it better reporting? Or the fact that airlines are getting tougher on passengers?



Finding a toilet

Aug 16th, 2018 | By

BBC research that was released earlier this week, suggests that there are a greater number of closures than many might have believed.



Wintering in the Balearics

Aug 16th, 2018 | By
Es Calo bay on the Balearic island of Formentera

Why is this long-established holiday destination attracting so many more of us?