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Saturday snippets: 19th May 2018

May 19th, 2018 | By

Apart from a wedding this week, it was the 75th anniversary of the Dambuster raid, Club 18-30 may be for sale and Grenada wants us to holiday there in summer!



Visiting the Highland Games

May 18th, 2018 | By

One of the first Highland Games of the year happens this coming Sunday at Gordon Castle in Fochabers. In only eight years this family oriented highland gathering has developed so that it attracts about 10,000 people.



Wow Air looks east

May 17th, 2018 | By

This could be the next big development in opening up more skies to competitive pricing. It could also give existing airlines that are already in financial jeopardy like Air India big headaches.



International Museum Day

May 16th, 2018 | By

It looks as though we just don’t celebrate the day. But what we do celebrate at the same time is Museums at Night.



Is this the end of Club 18-30?

May 14th, 2018 | By

Could Thomas Cook be misreading the situation or not packaging the type of holidays that Club 18-30’s want? Or is the brand really past its sell by date?



The carbon footprint of global tourism

May 13th, 2018 | By

The authors conclude that, “due to its high carbon intensity and continuing growth, tourism will constitute a growing part of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.”



Saturday snippets: 12th May 2018

May 12th, 2018 | By

It seems that many popular destinations are fighting back against tourism obesity – an over supply of tourists. Valencia, Madrid, Brussels, Rome are joining Venice, Palma de Mallorca, Florence and Barcelona to name just a few in trying to restrict tourist movements,



Cultural ambassadors?

May 9th, 2018 | By

Last week in the Scottish parliament, Rachel Hamilton MSP asked the government to do more to encourage regions to appoint cultural ambassadors to play key roles in supporting and promoting tourism throughout Scotland.



Saturday snippets: 5th May 2018

May 5th, 2018 | By

Star Wars, Kew Gardens and the busiest air route in the world caught Adrian’s attetion this bank holiday weekend along with a cheeky Airbnb offer to manage American government travel accommodation.



Developing Heathrow

May 4th, 2018 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

Arora has come up with an alternative development plan which costs about the same as that now proposed by Heathrow itself after it decided to shave £2.5 billion from their original plan.



Trying to fool us

Apr 30th, 2018 | By
bemused cartoon figure

As Just about Travel has written on more than one occasion, treat any review with caution.



Saturday snippets: 28th April 2018

Apr 28th, 2018 | By

In a week in which a bird wanted to view impressionist paintings and Venice segregated tourists from locals, Adrian wraps up the smaller stories of the week



Want to be a travel guide for six weeks?

Apr 26th, 2018 | By

If you can go away from the 1st of June until August the 6th then Icelandic low cost airline WOW air is offering a summer job for one lucky pair.



Turkey is the people’s choice

Apr 24th, 2018 | By

The announcement in Thomas Cook’s Holiday Report 2018 that Tukey is outselling the Canary Islands will surprise many holidaymakers.



Saturday snippets: 21st April 2018

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

Its National Tea Day so Adrian settles down with a few tea varieties, (including Russian Caravan) cakes, scones and sandwiches to enjoy himself!



Sleeping in the hold

Apr 19th, 2018 | By

Whichever airline signs up for the Airbus/Zodiac configuration has already gone a good chunk of the way into turning me into a customer.



Saturday snippets: 14th April 2018

Apr 14th, 2018 | By

With so many destinations recording increased British visitor numbers, tenerife is trying to attract even more of us with its medical tourism promotion!



Ending bogus holiday sickness claims

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

he government says that holiday sickness fraudsters have been dealt a significant blow after new rules to bring pay-outs under control were given the go-ahead.



Trip Advisor’s sponsored ads

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

You can’t deny that TripAdvisor isn’t powerful in the travel industry. Virtually everyone you will ever speak to seems to have read a few reviews before deciding where to stay.



Saturday snippets: 7th April 2018

Apr 7th, 2018 | By

As well as wondering why fewer of us are going to the Spanish region of Andalucia, Adrian considers restrictions in the Galapagos and Edinburgh and whether his mobile phone is covered by his travel insurance policy.



Transport strikes in France

Apr 3rd, 2018 | By
Eurostar trains

If you are travelling or holiday in France during the next three months, be warned. A series of rolling strikes might make life difficult for you.



Take the fast train to Amsterdam


Apr 3rd, 2018 | By

Eurostar is launching its new route between London and Amsterdam, with direct trains travelling from St. Pancras International in London to Amsterdam Centraal



APD rises

Apr 2nd, 2018 | By

Just as January signals the fact that rail fares go up so April indicates a rise in Air Passenger Duty.



Saturday snippets: 31st March 2018

Mar 31st, 2018 | By

An enquiry into motorway service area fuel prices, losing passports and increased visitor numbers to Paris and Greece make Adrian’s notes this week.



Why won’t TUI and easyJet pay up?

Mar 30th, 2018 | By

Yesterday’s Radio 4 midday consumer show, You & Yours, ran a story about travel and flight delays.  (You can hear the show by clicking here and signing in.) Nothing special about that you might think since there shouldn’t be many people left who haven’t heard of EU261 and the statutory rights to compensation airline passengers have if a plane is delayed or cancelled. What they were highlighting was that some airlines are slow to pay despite, in some cases, there being county court judgements against
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Attenborough’s Sea Dragon

Mar 29th, 2018 | By

Over the Easter holidays a trip to the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre which is free to enter will enable you to see Attenborough’s Sea Dragon.



Saturday snippets: 24th March 2018

Mar 24th, 2018 | By
elephant in kenya

As the first direct flight between the UK and Australia sets off tomorrow and New York City and Honduras announce record visitor numbers, Adrian reminds readers that the shooting in southern France must not deter tourists going there.



Business flyers and tourism

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By
cartoon of passenger rushing to catch a flight

Many think of business people as flying in for appointments in hotels and offices and flying straight back again.