Travel news

Can Durham Tees Valley Airport have a future?

Jan 8th, 2019 | By

Research from Consumerdata, a specialist travel consultancy, suggests that those people living in the Teeside area are 10% more likely to fly than some other areas in the north east.



The big week for bookings

Jan 7th, 2019 | By

When this week’s figures are released, there will be more than usual interest in what and where we are booking



Saturday snippets: 5th January 2019

Jan 5th, 2019 | By

Away from the grey murk that has hung over much of the UK since Chrsitmas, Adrian looks at Central America and the Caribbean for warmth.



It all began on a napkin

Jan 4th, 2019 | By

Kelleher was one of those few people respected by his staff and passengers and whose business concepts altered an entire industry. That is some legacy for others to try and emulate.



Cyprus has its first tourism minister

Jan 4th, 2019 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

As Perdios gets to grips with Brexit and the implications of what that might mean for future British tourist arrivals few will envy him his job over the next few years.



Hotel trends for 2019

Jan 2nd, 2019 | By
hotel room

Having looked at ABTA’s choice of ten destinations for 2019 and before we look at the destination forecasts by individual tour operators, (and Just about Travel) what might hotels offer us in 2019?



Saturday snippets: 29th December 2018

Dec 29th, 2018 | By

Adrian considers – amongst other things – why train lines should experience engineering works over Christmas, volcano tourism and Brexit.



Brexit will make little difference

Dec 26th, 2018 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

According to a survey undertaken by the online travel agency, On the Beach, Brexit will have no impact on 2019 holiday plans for most of us.



When is the “great” getaway?

Dec 20th, 2018 | By
Gatwick

Wherever you are going – and particularly those using Gatwick – good luck!



Confessions of a happy man

Dec 19th, 2018 | By

On Tuesday as I returned, there they were – gone! And I was £5.60 better off and a lot happier than whenever I had crosses the bridges before!



Holidays in the EU will cost us €7 every three years

Dec 17th, 2018 | By

British citizens wanting to travel to EU countries will have to apply for something called an ETIAS which will cost €7 every three years.



TUI: a digital and platform organisation.

Dec 15th, 2018 | By

TUI’s annual report says that it is a “challenging environment in the traditional tour operator business” For us holidaymakers there is little clue as to what destinations will be the hot spots.



Christmas in Strasbourg

Dec 12th, 2018 | By
Strasbourg by day

Christmas may be a little muted in the French city of Strasbourg after what seems to be another terrorist attack on a Christmas market.



How many international visitors do our cities see?

Dec 11th, 2018 | By

The top five cities were Hong Kong, Bangkok, London, Singapore and Macao with Paris coming 6th, Dubai in 7th position, New York in 8th, Kuala Lumpur in 9th and the Chinese city of Shenzen in 10th.



Saturday snippets: 8th of December 2018

Dec 8th, 2018 | By

Lapland doesn’t exist according to some people. On the other hand Hogwarts and Gotham City do. One report says that we will also spend less on Christmas this year. Adrian asks if this is humbug!



This season’s pantomimes

Dec 5th, 2018 | By

Here is a list of some of the pantomimes this festive season. The legendary Berwick Kaler make shis final appearance this season (after 40 years) at the Theatre Royal York.



Cardiff Airport trials new scanners

Dec 5th, 2018 | By

Passengers walking normally through security would no longer need to take off coats and jackets, or remove personal items such as phones.



Being first

Dec 3rd, 2018 | By

This morning I am giving you a year’s notice of what will potentially become one of the Australia’s top tourist attractions. Today booking opens for a brand new luxury holiday.



Saturday snippets: December 1st 2018

Dec 1st, 2018 | By
Helsinki cathedral

After Brexit there will be flights to counties; some have been already agreed. Other items catching Adrian’s eye include a virtual reality Helsinki, airline seat sizes, Zambia fake news and the Mary Rose



Ignoring airline passengers

Nov 29th, 2018 | By

According to the flight delay compensation recovery law firm, Bott and Co, some of the UK’s biggest airlines are ignoring passengers’ flight delay compensation claims.



Saturday snippets: 17th November 2018

Nov 17th, 2018 | By
hump back whale

Adrian sums up some other stories from the World Travel Market, is surprised how quick it is to go through formalities at Cardiff Airport and looks at developments in the Dominican Republic and Switzerland



No Brexit effect

Nov 16th, 2018 | By

Last week at the World Travel Market, (WTM) members of the travel industry discussed the impact of Brexit upon the trade.



The fun starts today

Nov 15th, 2018 | By
Norwich's Tunnel of Light

VisitNorwich has launched its, by now, almost traditional Christmas campaign to attract more staying and day visits to the city.  It begins today with the Tunnel of Light.



2018: best year ever for Greece

Nov 14th, 2018 | By

That was what the Greek tourism minister, Elena Kountoura said when she was in London recently for World Travel Market.



Hyper Japan

Nov 13th, 2018 | By

Britain’s largest celebration of Japanese culture takes place this coming weekend.



Saturday snippets: 10th November 2018

Nov 10th, 2018 | By
In remembrance poppies at the Tower of London

Charlie Brown, Bruneland carry on baggage sizea are some of Adrian’s comments this week.



Germany’s back; Sierra Leone has arrived and Saudi Arabia is bigger

Nov 7th, 2018 | By

Although the show is a vehicle for destinations and hoteliers to sell themselves to tour operators and travel agents it is very useful for travel writers because it gives a clue to how much effort (or the lack of it) that destinations are employing to sell themselves.



Thomson is TUI

Nov 4th, 2018 | By

Unlike my normal activity of tuning adverts out I wanted to see the new TUI advert that announced the second stage of their branding campaign so it was the ad rather than the programme that I watched!