Travel news

Ryanair will deal with individuals not claims agencies

Mar 22nd, 2018 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

The High Court has decided that Ryanair was allowed to pay individuals claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled flights directly instead of paying companies and organisations making claims.

Forget Sharm; head to Hurghada

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

Isn’t about time the British government told us why it still thinks we shouldn’t travel to Sharm El Sheikh?

Saturday snippets: 17th March 2018

Mar 17th, 2018 | By

Today is, of course, St Patrick’s Day. And as the world knows by now, the Irish go out of their way to persuade other destinations to colour themselves green. Once again, Niagara Falls will be illuminated by green light from 9pm until 1am on both the Canadian and American side of the falls. Amongst the other buildings illuminated will be the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the London Eye, the Colosseum in Rome and the
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Emirates must recompense passengers

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
image of an Emirates flight

The Supreme Court in the UK has refused the airline, Emirates, to appeal a lower court decision that decided it should recompense passengers who missed flight connections.

Taking children out of school post Platt

Mar 15th, 2018 | By

The BBC has announced the results of an investigation it has made into the number of parents being fined for taking their children out of school in term time.

British visitors in Western Australia

Mar 13th, 2018 | By

Whilst the state tourism minister wants to entice more flights from China how will he attract Britons? Or will he wait until sterling becomes more competitive and leave it at that?

It could be a good year for travellers

Mar 12th, 2018 | By
family running on beach

So what can we learn from last week’s big travel trade show in Berlin? The show says that it saw a 5% increase in business volume and that about 110,000 trade visitors attended.

Saturday snippets: 10th March 2018

Mar 10th, 2018 | By
Burning the papier mache figures in Las Fallas

Its Las Fallas time in Valencia again this coming week. That’s just one of items Adrian covers this week.

How will we travel in the future?

Mar 9th, 2018 | By

You could be forgiven for concluding from this study that whilst the technology is there, people aren’t yet ready to either pay or feel safe using them!

Nearly two million Britons took a cruise holiday in 2017

Mar 8th, 2018 | By

Cruises from UK ports are important to attracting people with over half of all cruise passengers starting from a UK port rather than flying to meet a cruise ship.

Saturday snippets: 3rd March 2018

Mar 3rd, 2018 | By

New museum openings, mullet hair styles and the importance of British tourists to Nicaragua, Estonia and St Lucia occupy some of Adrian’s attention this week.

Cheaper Atlantic flights?

Mar 2nd, 2018 | By

Norwegian and Wow Air have been providing cheaper flights to the USA for a while. Now BA, American, Iberia and Finnair are set to join in.

About a Turkish taxi driver…

Feb 26th, 2018 | By
Bridge over the Bosphorus

It is a fairly widespread belief that when you visit an overseas country taxi drivers may be prone to taking advantage of you.

Saturday snippets: 24th February 2018

Feb 24th, 2018 | By

In a week that saw International Tourist Guide Day, Adrian looks at the smaller tourist and travel stories such as a new helicopter link to the Scillies, price increases ar Disney and Universal and the cancellation of a project to have a zip wire in the Lake District

Remembering traditional Inuit culture

Feb 21st, 2018 | By

Fifty years ago, Inuit men, women and youth of North Baffin Island created a series of drawings about what life was like in this remote part of Canada.

Eat Leeds Restaurant Week

Feb 19th, 2018 | By

This week is Eat Leeds Restaurant Week in the Yorkshire city, a reminder to people that the restaurant scene in the city is vibrant and attracts people from miles around.

Have your say about airline seating

Feb 18th, 2018 | By

The Civil Aviation Authority wants to hear your views about charging for allocated airline seating. And you have until March 2nd to complete their online survey.

Saturday snippets: 17th February 2018

Feb 17th, 2018 | By

AS Cinese New Year gets away Adrian highlights a few places to see the festivities in the UK and Ireland

Amsterdam by rail

Feb 12th, 2018 | By
Eurostar trains

The announcement over the weekend by Eurostar that it will start a direct rail service from London to Amsterdam from April 4th could herald the decline of the air links between the two cities.

Saturday snippets: 10th February 2018

Feb 10th, 2018 | By

The anniversary of HMS Belfast being launched, snow sculpting in Finland, free travel for local heroes on the Talyllyn Railway and development plans at George Best Belfast City Airport are some of the snippets Adrian has gathered together this week.

Women vote

Feb 6th, 2018 | By

Today, 6 February 2018, marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed some women in Britain to vote for the first time.

Crocodile Dundee?

Feb 5th, 2018 | By

This ad may well be very successful but it is too early to tell. If, in the next year, there is an increase in American visitors to Australia the government can claim success.

Saturday snippets: 3rd February 2018

Feb 3rd, 2018 | By

Ziplining in Ras Al Khaimah, passport price increases and learing that we are creatue of habit when travelling took Adrian’s attention this week.

The battle for sunbeds

Jan 29th, 2018 | By

The big news this morning is not about Donald Trump, Brexit or yet more rumours about internal Conservative party plots to oust Theresa May it is about holiday sunbeds.

Saturday snippets: 27th January 2018

Jan 27th, 2018 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

The weather seems to have influenced Adrian this week. Floods in Paris, avalanches in Japan and Switzerland but, according to Travelzoo, we want to travel more but spend a little less.

A holiday boom in 2018?

Jan 22nd, 2018 | By

The travel industry is relying on you and I to continue our love of travel in order that the boom continues.

Saturday snippets: 20th January 2018

Jan 20th, 2018 | By
carnival in venice

The Venice Carnival and the Bayeux Tapestry are two of the news stories of the week that attracted Adrian’s attention.

Spain overtakes USA

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, (WTO) Spain is expected to replace the USA as the world’s second-biggest tourism destination.