Travel destinations

The lure of city breaks

Oct 31st, 2018 | By

No longer could destinations just attract tourists. They now needed to “manage” where tourists went in cities so that locals could exist in harmony with visitors.



Paisley Halloween Festival

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Since fancy dress and other Halloween items have been in the shops for so long it is easy to forget that there is actually an end date.



“Hercules – The 12 Labors”

Oct 16th, 2018 | By

This is the name given to an exhibition being held in Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki.



Visiting Kronberg Castle

Oct 15th, 2018 | By

Resa visits Kronberg Castle, today a hotel but with a past entwined with the German monarchy



This is wild, This is Durham

Oct 15th, 2018 | By

This is the promotional slogan that is being used to promote Durham.



Stonehenge is 100

Oct 12th, 2018 | By
image of Stonehenge

English Heritage is inviting people to join them at the stones on Friday 26 October 2018 and over that weekend for a few days full of celebration and surprises.



Poás Volcano National Park re-opens

Oct 5th, 2018 | By

The Poás Volcano National Park was one of the biggest national and international tourist attractions until it was closed. Now the tourist authorities will be hoping that it reclaims that status after such a long closure.



Austria’s Tirol gets ready for the ski season

Oct 1st, 2018 | By

This summer the Austrian Tyrol has spent time and money on replacing and updating its chair and ski lifts.



Lions re-locate to Malawi

Sep 24th, 2018 | By

Strange as it might seem, this African country that abuts South Africa had no lions left on its lands up until recently



Cycling in Carmarthenshire

Sep 21st, 2018 | By

The county where the Tour of Britain started and where Thomas’s family hailed from is pitching to become the cycling hub of Wales.



Mulling it over

Sep 19th, 2018 | By

Judith Baker escaped London for the fresh breezes, beautiful scenery and storybook charm of the isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides.



Fiestas Lustrales de La Gomera

Sep 18th, 2018 | By

Every five years, La Gomera in the Canary Islands celebrates a two month festival called Lustral and next month is when the festivities begin.



Newfoundland: a unique land

Sep 16th, 2018 | By

Irene visits the wilderness, scenery and the food of Newfoundland



Visiting Salisbury Cathedral

Sep 14th, 2018 | By

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



Finding Jamie Fraser (Outlander Tour)

Sep 13th, 2018 | By

I have a particular interest in the saga, so this year we decided to do an Outlander Tour and visit the film sites, cramming as much as we could into just three days.



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.



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.



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.



Cusco – a destination in its own right

Aug 28th, 2018 | By

Irene visits Cusco in Peru, once the capital of the Inca empire until the Spanish conquest.



In Frankfurt during festival time

Aug 22nd, 2018 | By

Reza visits Frankfurt combining a visit to the Embankment Festival with some of the well-known sights of the city.



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.



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?



Go and visit Cornwall

Aug 13th, 2018 | By

If you decided to give Cornwall a miss this year because of overcrowding, think again.



Exploring the medina of Marrakech

Aug 12th, 2018 | By

Reza begins the first part of his journey to Marrakesh and the Atlas mountains by exploring Marrakesh’s medina.



Inspired by Lake Garda

Aug 9th, 2018 | By

Patricia Cleveland-Peck looks at some of the poets and writers who have taken inspiration from this beautiful Italian lake.



Loveland, Colorado: “A sweetheart city which has a love affair with the arts”

Aug 3rd, 2018 | By

Irene writes of her home town, Loveland, a place re-mails some 110,000 valentines each year, to every state and 110 countries around the world. And Britons send the most!



Holidaying in Palermo

Jul 27th, 2018 | By

This could be the year to visit the Sicilian city of Palermo as it is officially Italy’s Capital of Culture.