Travel news

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.



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.



Cometh holiday time, cometh a strike

Apr 17th, 2019 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

This time it is Spanish airport and rail staff staff that are striking.



Where are you going this Easter?

Apr 17th, 2019 | By

Popular destinations closer to home include Majorca, Turkey, mainland Spain, Egypt, Tunisia, Cyprus, Malta, Madeira and that perennial favourite – the Canary Islands.



Game of Thrones’ locations

Apr 15th, 2019 | By

Rest assured, readers, I am not going to give away any plot or character details largely because I didn’t stay up, preferring to sleep the night through.



Saturday snippets: 13th April 2019

Apr 13th, 2019 | By

Will we holiday at home over easter or go abroad? The signs are we are doinf both!



Leonardo -the extraordinary

Apr 5th, 2019 | By

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a person whose name – if not all his achievements – is known by people around the world.



Which language will you choose?

Apr 1st, 2019 | By

After the UK actually leaves the EU, all documents to be presented at EU borders must be in one of the languages of the EU.



English Tourism Week

Mar 31st, 2019 | By

We are both tourists and providers of tourism products for we all know of somewhere special. But how many of us get involved?



Saturday snippets: 30th March 2019

Mar 30th, 2019 | By

Two new museums, a BA flight to the wrong destination and a new national park in Argentina attract Adrian’s attention this week



Attractions outside London

Mar 29th, 2019 | By
interior of the National Museum

Wednesday’s story about which attractions received the most visitors was very London-centric since the top ten venues are all in London. In Scotland, the National Museum of Scotland was the most visited attraction (11th place) outside London with a 3% increase and 2,227,773 visits. In 12th position was Edinburgh Castle with a 2% increase (2,111,578) – continuing to be the most visited paid for attraction in Scotland. The Scottish National Gallery (in 16th place) saw a 9% increase to 1,739,128. One Scottish attraction that has
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Another airline goes

Mar 28th, 2019 | By

The Icelandic airline, Wow Air, collapsed overnight.



Tate Modern overtakes BM

Mar 27th, 2019 | By

In 2018, Tate Modern on the South Bank managed to usurp the BM as the most visited attraction in the UK.



Saturday snippets: 23rd March 2019

Mar 23rd, 2019 | By

The Caledonian Canal, Lake Constance and Hawarden Old Castle attract Adrian’s attention this week along with Harry Potter, the Bahamas and St Kitts and Nevis



Dreamland Margate reopens – and it’s free!

Mar 22nd, 2019 | By

Dreamland Margate has announced that it will be free to enter during its 2019 opening season. The “opening season” is defined as running from the 6th April to 24th May.



Meals on planes

Mar 19th, 2019 | By

Stansted airport has come up with a sandwich which, it claims tastes better at altitude. It is aimed at people like me who are either unwilling to pay for meals on flights or reject the taste of them.



Beds for economy class passengers

Mar 18th, 2019 | By

Thomas Cook Airlines have come up with answer for economy class passengers. From May 13th they will have “sleeper seats” on long-haul flights.



Airports winning for customer service

Mar 13th, 2019 | By

How did European airports fare in the awards? And how did holiday destination airports win?



Awards to airports for customer experience

Mar 12th, 2019 | By
image of terminal building at Newcastle Airport

Four British airports as well as Dublin Airport appeared in the awards lists handed out by Airport Council international, (ACI) the trade association of the world’s airports, last week.



Spain and the UK

Mar 3rd, 2019 | By

Britons made about a fifth of all international visitors to the country in January with the second largest group, Germans, providing just under 12% of all visitors.