Travel news

Is Thomas Cook the worst?

Jul 21st, 2019 | By
holidays may, just may, get cheaper if APD is removed from under 12's

Claiming that Thomas Cook is the worst and TUI is the second worst is misleading; they are only the worst amongst a small unrepresentative group.



Kynren time

Jul 20th, 2019 | By

Without doubt, Kynren is the UK’s biggest outdoor live family theatre event. The general view is that this year, Kynren is as good, as appealing and as enthralling as ever.



Airline punctuality tables

Jul 16th, 2019 | By

That Vueling was unpunctual last year does not necessarily mean that it will be in a similar state this summer. It all depends on what strikes (if any) take place.



Saturday snippets: 13th of July 2019

Jul 13th, 2019 | By

New eco-taxes in France, compulsory travel insurance in Thailand then some music festivals made Adrian a little less grumpier than when he started writing this week’s column.



Will this save Thomas Cook?

Jul 12th, 2019 | By

Maybe Fosun are aware of that and will change things. If not then Thomas Cook will still fall behind the pack.



Check your travel insurance

Jul 10th, 2019 | By

If passengers are being fleeced then we should be warned and the FCA should remove the licences of those offending insurance companies.



Jodrell Bank

Jul 7th, 2019 | By

This year a man-made construction – Jodrell Bank in Cheshire – has been given UNESCO World Heritage Status



Garuda beats European airlines for punctuality

Jun 30th, 2019 | By
Virgin plane in flight

The best that could be achieved was by Virgin Atlantic which managed three stars based on an accumulated score of 79.2.



This year, Liverpool is the best

Jun 29th, 2019 | By

Garnering a five star rating and the airport from the UK and Ireland highest up the list is Liverpool John Lennon.



Austria for winter

Jun 23rd, 2019 | By

In what may turn out to be the hottest week of the year so far, what other subject should be this morning’s story if not skiing!



At the summer solstice

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

We might be happy about the good weather being forecast but travel agents and tour operators aren’t.



Heathrow expansion

Jun 19th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

What we do know is that disruption around Heathrow is going to last some time and much longer than many anticipated.



‘You have Spain in common’

Jun 12th, 2019 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

Spain is trying to encourage Britons to continue to travel to the country in the run up to Brexit and thereafter.



Cruising to Cuba

Jun 6th, 2019 | By
cruise ship Adonia docking in Cuba

A number of Britons will be amongst the 800,000 people that have booked cruises out USA ports which were scheduled to dock in Cuba.



Visit the USA and reveal passwords

Jun 3rd, 2019 | By

New rules have been implemented and from now on when you apply you will need to reveal more about yourself. Unless you are from 1 of 40 countries.



Vineyards of the Surrey Hills

May 31st, 2019 | By

The vineyards have announced the special launch weekend to celebrate the formation of a new English wine region – ‘Vineyards of the Surrey Hills’.



Use a travel agent; its easier

May 30th, 2019 | By

For the package holiday industry, there is some good news at last. And after figures from TUI, Thomas Cook and the like they will clutch it with glee.



Strife at Luton airport?

May 23rd, 2019 | By

Anybody using Luton airport from today until Monday evening on June 3rd should probably allow some extra time



The finale!

May 20th, 2019 | By

Tonight is the very last episode of Game of Thrones. Maybe. Unless a million people who are demanding an alternative ending to the series get their way.



Changing places

May 17th, 2019 | By

This year, in the latest figures released in The Revitalise Accessibility Tourism Report, the Museum of Liverpool has overtaken Tate Modern as most accessible UK visitor attraction.



Shifting holiday patterns

May 16th, 2019 | By

It suggests that British holidaymakers are looking at cheaper destinations and destinations outside the Eurozone and that the big two have been wrong-footed.



Electric and solar-powered flight

May 12th, 2019 | By

It seems that for world economic reasons we should continue to fly so what is the solution? Aircraft manufacturers have cut emissions but probably not enough.



Airbnb gets a rival

May 6th, 2019 | By

Up until now Airbnb hasn’t had much competition. There have been some small rivals but now a big – indeed huge – player has announced that they will move into this market.



The photo phenomenon

May 5th, 2019 | By

Have 55% of us been prompted to book a holiday after seeing photographs of it on Instagram and other social media sites.



Saturday snippets: 4th May 2019

May 4th, 2019 | By

Vivid Sydney, Black Sabbath and Machu Picco by rail are some of the thoughts of Adrian this week.



Steam on the mainline

May 2nd, 2019 | By
Windsor Castle

In truth, this isn’t really a return to scheduled steam journeys but a steam day out. But why shouldn’t steam trains journey on some of our lines?



The nominees for the Museum of the Year

Apr 28th, 2019 | By

The nominees this year are the new V&A in Dundee, St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff, HMS Caroline in Belfast, the Nottingham Contemporary and the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.



Saturday snippets: 27th April 2019

Apr 27th, 2019 | By

Gorillas in Virunga National Park, an Eagle in Potsmouth and a generous gesture from Historic Houses are some of Adrian’s snippets today.