Travel news

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.



Saturday snippets: 2nd March 2019

Mar 2nd, 2019 | By

Some of Adrian’s concerns this week; A travel guide gets a 21st century update, a ban on flying to Sharm and another survey about Brexit and travel.



St David’s Day

Mar 1st, 2019 | By

Tradition says that it was on March 1st that St David died 1,430 years ago, this very year.



Avoid TAP-Air Portugal?

Feb 26th, 2019 | By

Given that the airline industry records that anything under fifteen minutes is considered to be on time, some twenty-four of the fifty-one airlines would have been considered on time, all the time!



Avoid Stansted?

Feb 25th, 2019 | By

Comparethemarket.com has been casting its analytical eyes over 26 British airports and has concluded that Stansted has more delays than any of them.



Saturday snippets: 23rd February 2019

Feb 23rd, 2019 | By

As mentioned in last week’s snippets, I have been in Tunisia for much of the week, courtesy of the Tunisian National Tourist Board. Today’s column is a bit of hotchpotch of things seen and reminders to people who haven’t visited the country since the FCO ban in 2015 came into force. Now, of course, that ban is lifted. To start with, you don’t need a visa to visit the country for a holiday. When you arrive at the airport of arrival – which will probably
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Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom

Feb 18th, 2019 | By

The life-size creatures, including mammoths, sabre-toothed tigers and giant sloths have moving body parts, wide opening jaws and realistic sound effects to really bring the experience to life.



Saturday snippets: 16th of February 2019

Feb 16th, 2019 | By

A jumbo jet arruves at a hotel near Amsterdam, Ryanair starts a loyalty club and BA begins its centenary celebrations



Understanding holidaymakers

Feb 8th, 2019 | By

The Times says this morning that there is “turmoil” in the travel industry. It makes a good line but is it true?



The jumbo experience

Feb 4th, 2019 | By

Making a hotel stand out takes a little effort and there aren’t many that I can think of that achieve this feat.



Yes, we can travel visa-free

Feb 2nd, 2019 | By

As was expected and despite all the brouhaha between British and EU politicians, it was announced on Friday that the EU would prepare legislation allowing Britons to visit Europe for up to ninety days without the need for a visa.



Saturday snippets: 2nd February 2019

Feb 2nd, 2019 | By

The kindness of the Jamaica Inn in Cornwall, uninformative tourism debates in parliament, exercise bikes on planes and the loss of thousands of lilos capture some of Adrian’s attention this week.



We’re falling out of love with TUI and Thomas Cook

Feb 1st, 2019 | By

Morgan Stanley contend that Thomas Cook and TUI are losing market share to newer entrants.