Travel destinations

Southampton – the queen of cruise ports

Jan 23rd, 2020 | By

Southampton is Europe’s leading cruise turn-around port welcoming 2 million passengers throughout the year.



Did you know that?

Jan 16th, 2020 | By

Pre-dating the accession by the UK and Ireland to the EU, this agreement allows citizens of Great Britain and Ireland to freely travel between the two islands without a passport and without visa restrictions.



Venice in the mud

Jan 13th, 2020 | By
gondalas in venice

There are some who are travelling to Venice solely because they will see the city in a different light.



Why you should book a trip to Belgrade

Jan 10th, 2020 | By

In search of a destination that is a little off-the-beaten-track and where the pound goes pretty far? Serbia’s spirited capital, Belgrade, fits the bill says Kaye Holland



Off to Israel

Jan 5th, 2020 | By

Last year there was an increase of more than 8% in Britons travelling to Israel over the previous year.



Should we holiday in Cyprus

Jan 2nd, 2020 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

Should we avoid Cyprus as a holiday destination because of a questioned justice system or just Ayia Napa? Should we continue to holiday in Cyprus regardless?



Barbados booms

Dec 27th, 2019 | By

Today Britons still make up the largest group of visitors and tourists to the island so the tourist authority will be working hard to persuade more of us to holiday there.



The Christmas getaway

Dec 19th, 2019 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

ABTA says that five million of us will be travelling abroad over the Christmas holiday period.



The top places to re-visit

Dec 17th, 2019 | By

I am surprised at some of the names on this list. Some might be thought to be once in a lifetime breaks.



Take the Celtic route

Dec 16th, 2019 | By

The Celtic Routes were developed to promote the natural, cultural and heritage assets common to each of the counties to increase visitor numbers



Talking to the animals

Dec 11th, 2019 | By

Legend has it in Lithuania that you can hear farm animals speak on the night before Christmas.



Is easyJet Tunisia’s white knight?

Dec 8th, 2019 | By

The collapse of Thomas Cook has hit Tunisia badly. It needs another airline to fly passengers into the country to fill the gap.



Seducing caravanners to visit

Nov 30th, 2019 | By
caravan site numbers grow

Will local authorities in the UK follow their Australian counterparts and set up free sites to attract caravanners?



Don’t cry for me Argentina

Nov 23rd, 2019 | By

With South America’s most impressive falls, a rich regional history and exceptional wildlife watching, Northeast Argentina should be on everyone’s list…



The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,

Nov 20th, 2019 | By

That his work is as important and influential as almost any other architect living or dead has recieved a stamp of approval.



Heritage sites in India

Nov 19th, 2019 | By

Most readers could guess that the Taj Mahal might be one of the locations and that the fortified city of Jaipur and the Red Fort of Agra would be two others. What of the rest?



We love England

Nov 16th, 2019 | By

Travel guide Lonely Planet has hailed England as the second best country in the world in which to travel. Here’s why…



Returning to the Bahamas

Nov 15th, 2019 | By

The rest of the Bahamas escaped largely unscathed and tourist continued to holiday there but media reports made some visitors wary.



A Transylvanian Christmas market

Nov 14th, 2019 | By

As the Christmas market season draws closer, Sibiu in Transylvania is probably not one of those places to be found on your list of potential destinations.



Turkey and Thomas Cook

Nov 10th, 2019 | By

For Turkey, the collapse of Thomas Cook was significant because the company was responsible for bringing over a million tourists to the country just from the UK but Germany as well.



Embrace a Giant Spirit

Nov 8th, 2019 | By

Launched yesterday, this new strapline and theme is how the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Tourism Ireland would like us to think of the province.



Top 10 North American ski escapes

Nov 5th, 2019 | By

Chase champagne powder, ignite the night with high-octane après-ski parties, and live life on the vertical edge with North America’s best ski adventures.



Malawi then and now

Nov 1st, 2019 | By

Whereas twenty years ago it was lagging behind other African nations in attracting visitors now it is one of the leaders.



Honouring Mid Wales

Oct 31st, 2019 | By

Rarely has Mid Wales been appreciated in tourism awards but that has now changed .



The bounceback kid

Oct 28th, 2019 | By

Oxford concludes its outlook for Tunisian tourism by suggesting that there is ample potential for growth.



The Uluru dilemma

Oct 26th, 2019 | By
Uluru

Will birdwatching, looking at rock art and watching the sun come up over the monolith be enough to keep 400,000 people coming each year?



Lighting up Blackpool

Oct 24th, 2019 | By

And you thought that Blackpool just had lights stretching along the front and that was it!



Back to Sharm

Oct 23rd, 2019 | By
map of the Sinai

The Egyptian tourism minister, Rania A Al Mashat tweeted “Welcome back to Sharm el Sheikh. Our Friends…You’ve been missed.”