Travel destinations

Sixty thousand blooms to view

Mar 25th, 2019 | By

From mid-April, the gardens at the castle will see over 130 different varieties of tulip flower but they a comparatively short time – just three weeks.



Overseas visitors are spending less in the West Midlands

Mar 24th, 2019 | By
Shakespeares Birthplace

In 2017, international visitors spent £806.9 million in the West Midlands. This was down on the previous two years (2016 – £854.7 million and 2015 – £816.2 million) at a time when the overall overseas spend in the UK had risen.



St Patrick’s Festival

Mar 16th, 2019 | By

Although St Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, we are right in the middle of the four-day St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin.



Parc Astérix is 30 and Astérix is 60

Mar 15th, 2019 | By

As long as I can remember, Astérix and his bumbling crony Obélix have been around.



Cherry blossom in Canada.

Mar 11th, 2019 | By

Unlike many countries where the cherry blossom is over all too briefly, Canada provides the opportunity to see if over a few of the late Spring months.



More British visitors will travel to Arizona

Mar 7th, 2019 | By

This isn’t a forecast by the state’s tourist authority, its mine but I’m pretty sure it will be accurate.



Putting Cwmbran on the map

Mar 5th, 2019 | By

Congratulations to Mr Adams for managing something that the local council has never managed to achieve – putting Cwmbran on the tourist map.



Aggressive Malaysia

Feb 28th, 2019 | By

Will all this plus city breaks in the capital, Kuala Lumpur and other cities plus that fast-growing tourism offering – medical tourism – be enough to find the extra millions the minister wants?



Awaiting the Britons

Feb 21st, 2019 | By

Having survived the worst, all the accommodation providers, the attractions and the destinations hope to prosper now the Britons are returning.



Two sides of a coin

Feb 17th, 2019 | By

Without the airline frequency, many visitors won’t have time to visit Alice Springs unless that is specifically a place they want to visit.



The growth and growth of RAK

Feb 16th, 2019 | By
Ras-al-Khaimah fort

From a complete start until now, the tourist authority has laboured to put the place on the map. And hasn’t it succeeded!



Don’t do “time” in Australia

Feb 13th, 2019 | By

Over 650,000 Britons visit Australia from the UK each year. Most of the time there are no problems but Lucy Taylor of LY Lawyers warns of some offences that might land you in gaol.



Illuminating a thousand years ago

Feb 12th, 2019 | By

It is very unlikely that some of the items on display will be seen in the UK again for decades if not hundreds of years.



The most affordable holiday resorts

Feb 10th, 2019 | By

Just because one destination is cheaper doesn’t mean that the whole country is



Remembering Biggin Hill

Feb 3rd, 2019 | By

The museum work isn’t completed. More monetary donations are needed to complete the next stage of work and more “everyday” items are always welcome.



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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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.



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.



A petrol tank as a post box!

Dec 29th, 2018 | By

One bush property had an old petrol (it might have been diesel) tank that acted as its letter box.



Its the “Year of…

Dec 27th, 2018 | By

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has declared that it will the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. In Wales it is the Year of Discovery.



A day in … Miltenberg

Dec 17th, 2018 | By

Reza visits Miltenberg, a town that looks like it should adorn a chocolate box or a Christmas card!



Re-visiting Joan Miró

Dec 16th, 2018 | By

Tomorrow, 17 December, the Fundació Miró Mallorca – the museum which honours the life and work of artist Joan Miró– will re-open the famous ‘Taller Sert’ (Sert workshop)



Teeside International or Durham Tees Valley?

Dec 13th, 2018 | By

It will either be Durham Tees Valley Airport or the old name which was Teeside International Airport. You can vote



Opening up Qatar

Dec 8th, 2018 | By

Fifteen years ago Qatar was pretty much unknown. To the vast majority of holidaymakers I would say that is still the case.



Unhashtag Vienna

Nov 30th, 2018 | By

The Austrian capital city, Vienna, has campaigned in the UK (actually just London) to convince visitors to forget selfies and take fewer photos while in the city. But isn’t that what visitors do? Take pictures. Hundreds of them!



Star Wars and Disneyland Paris

Nov 27th, 2018 | By

From the 12th of January until St Patrick’s Day in March, “Legends of the Force – A Celebration of Star Wars” will attract visitors from all over Europe to Disneyland Paris.