Travel destinations

In her footsteps: where trailblazing women changed the world

Mar 6th, 2020 | By

Ahead of International Women’s Day (8 March), discover the lives and locations of trailblazing women who changed the course of history



Cypriot heritage

Mar 4th, 2020 | By

The archaeological park of Kato Paphos welcomed the most visitors in 2019 while the Tombs of the Kings nearby was the second most popular.



Venice carnival closes early

Feb 23rd, 2020 | By
carnival in venice

The Venice Carnival, one of the most well-known events in the world, has closed earlier than it normally does because of the coronavirus.



Time to re-visit Pompeii

Feb 20th, 2020 | By
modern visitors to Pompeii

After 45 years, it is time for me to go back and see the transformation that has taken place.



Basic Funchal

Feb 10th, 2020 | By

Unless you want a beach destination, Funchal is an ideal place to holiday in Madeira for the first time.



Tunisia looks to the future

Feb 9th, 2020 | By

Expect to see both travel agents and tour operators talking more frequently about the attractions of Tunisia.



Marley and me

Feb 6th, 2020 | By

Get up, stand up and follow in the footsteps of Jamaica’s most famous son on what would have been Bob’s 75th birthday



Why don’t more of us visit Grenada?

Feb 3rd, 2020 | By

Britons don’t need a visa, there are direct flights from Gatwick on both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, and English is spoken.



A holiday in China?

Jan 27th, 2020 | By

Overnight came the news that the FCO had recommended that only essential travel to mainland China take place.



Australia Day

Jan 26th, 2020 | By

This year it is a tinged with sorrow for the effects of the bushfires which are only out of the headlines at the moment due to the efforts of many thousands of volunteer firefighters who have been out combatting them.



Tougher drink rules in the Balearics.

Jan 25th, 2020 | By

By now readers will be aware that the government of the Balearic Islands has introduced a law about binge drinking.



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.



Snippets from the Caribbean

Jan 19th, 2020 | By

The tax will be a topic of conversation this week but not as big a topic as how to entice more of us to holiday there.



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



Visiting Australia

Jan 9th, 2020 | By

But Australia is a huge country. Much is still open and waiting for your visit.



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.



Protecting Australia

Jan 3rd, 2020 | By

Some fire-fighters say that they sleep fitfully as they rest with one ear forever listening to their pagers and smart phones.



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…