Travel destinations

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.



Skiing at Whistler this winter

Nov 26th, 2018 | By

Like all ski resorts, a continuous programme of upgrades and improvements is needed in order to encourage people to return or go there for the first time in preference to going somewhere else.



Kamakura, City of Samurai Soul

Nov 23rd, 2018 | By

Never heard of Kamakura? You may not have done but you will certainly be aware of the importance of the city when I mention to you that it is forever linked with the samurai.



On the Arcadia art trail

Nov 21st, 2018 | By

What surprised me was the vast numbers of people who had taken time out from the weekends to venture into a hot sun to visit this trail.



Follow the Maltese film trail

Nov 20th, 2018 | By

Malta has created a new film trail to capitalise on the country’s increasingly scenic locations.



Exploring Užupis

Nov 18th, 2018 | By

In the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, one of the more Bohemian areas is called Užupis. For a start this area is a republic within the country – or that is how it describes itself.



Visiting the Shetlands

Nov 12th, 2018 | By

The attractions to the islands are opportunities to view the northern lights at certain times of the year, to enjoy the wildlife and the Viking heritage, the geology of the islands (which attracts school and university groups) and to visit location connected with the stories of Ann Cleves.



Ras al Khaimah; new to tourism, old in heritage

Nov 9th, 2018 | By

New it might be for the tourist, old it is in heritage being able to track mankind back 7,000 years.



Athens as a year-round destination

Nov 7th, 2018 | By

Athens & Partners wants more people to stay in the capital if they are just using it as a gateway before travelling on to the islands or other Greek destinations.



“The Rhythm Never Stops”

Nov 5th, 2018 | By

Running for twelve weeks, the Caribbean tourist organisations have banded together to launch a new marketing campaign under the slogan, “The Rhythm Never Stops.”



Canada Day in Ottawa

Nov 4th, 2018 | By

Reza visits Ottawa ad finds his visit coincides with Canada Day.