Travel news

How much of your holiday do you enjoy?

Jul 26th, 2018 | By
empty deckchair

According to a new study from Teletext Holidays, in a typical fortnight’s holiday, most of us get just nine days of relaxation and enjoyment out of the fourteen.



Amidst gnashing of teeth…

Jul 24th, 2018 | By
Margate - beach with donkeys

Noel Coward told us that mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun and sometourist officials will be hoping (privately and very quietly) that we continue to do just that and nor follow the Met Office suggestions of staying out of the sun.



Saturday snippets: 21st of July 2018

Jul 21st, 2018 | By

The theft of a Thomas the Tank Engine land train from Lowestoft, the start of the school holidays in England and Wales as well as new forms of air transport unveiled at the Farnbrough Air Show raise Adrian’s interest this week.



Church Tourism Week

Jul 20th, 2018 | By

Churches are adapting to an age where not just parishioners come and see but the wider world visits.



The ultimate castle

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

To be in with a chance of winning a stay in one of English Heritage’s historic holiday cottages (there are other prizes as well) you need to build a sandcastle.



Airbnb should be more transparent

Jul 18th, 2018 | By

Why is it that it took the EU so long to realise that Airbnb was not conforming to the law since the rest of the travel industry was brought into line many years ago?



Saturday snippets: 14th of July 2018

Jul 14th, 2018 | By

Even if the weather didn’t tell us, summer is here now the Proms, the Liverpool Biennale, the Ekhof Festival and striking travel staff tell us it is.



APD, VAT and a Westminster debate

Jul 12th, 2018 | By

The government suggested that, because of the billions that APD brings in, it is going to have to see some substantial reasons why it should kill the APD goose which lays so much Treasury gold.



The Æthelflæd celebration.

Jul 11th, 2018 | By

Called the Lady of the Mercians, Æthelflæd has also been called our ‘greatest woman-general.’ This weekend in Tamworth there will be a celebration of her role in history.



Declining aircraft seat sizes

Jul 9th, 2018 | By

We regulate spaces below which animals cannot travel: why not the same for humans?



Saturday snippets: 7th of July 2018

Jul 7th, 2018 | By

Yorkshire is a small town north of London. That is one of many things that Adrian learnt this week The phrase was used on a TV show so it must be right!



Art Fund Museum of the Year

Jul 6th, 2018 | By

Yesterday evening at a ceremony at the V&A in London, Tate St Ives was revealed to be the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018.



What is a Caipirinha?

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

What is a Caipirinha? It is Brazil’s signature cocktail and the aim of the festival is not just to introduce you to the cocktail but to Brazil as well.



Making the playing field Level?

Jul 2nd, 2018 | By
Level plane

Last week IAG launched a new low cost airline based in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. Why is this of interest to us?



Saturday snippets: 30th of June 2018

Jun 30th, 2018 | By

Supersonic flight, hotel booking systems and getting insurance if you have a health problem are some of the things that caught Adrian’s eye this week.



Hello Kitty and Japanese tourism

Jun 28th, 2018 | By

Local Japanese prefectures are using Kitty in conjunction with some bullet trains (properly called shinkansen) of the West Japan Railway Company to promote tourism.



The growth and growth of tourism

Jun 27th, 2018 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

The UNWTO Panel of Tourism Experts outlook for the May-August period is one the most optimistic in a decade.



As Heathrow expands…

Jun 26th, 2018 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

The answer is probably to consider regional flights. The might cost a bit more but it will take the hassle out of being Heathrow snared!



Saturday snippets: June 23rd 2018

Jun 23rd, 2018 | By

Hot-rods racing on Pendine Sands, Alexa in hotel rooms and the sale of Hastings Pier are some of the things that caught Adrian’s eye this week.



Selling alcohol at airports

Jun 20th, 2018 | By

Rather than airports shutting down the debate by saying that any alcohol sales would penalise the majority, they should consider the numbers affected when drinking becomes excessive.



Travel insurance scams can be costly

Jun 18th, 2018 | By

Fines send a strong message that tour operators are prepared to fight despite the fact that it probably costs them more than settling the claims.



Saturday snippets: 16th June 2018

Jun 16th, 2018 | By

Its county show time and with five at the very least happening in the next week or so its time to see how they have altered over the years. And if you visit London, pop to the Brazilian embasssy to see how the country helped the UK in WWII.



Saturday snippets: 9th June 2018

Jun 9th, 2018 | By

This weekend is Trooping the Colour and this coming week is National Picnic Week. The good weather is encouraging more of us to enjoy the great outdoors so have a look at our events listings.



Airbnb accommodation in Japan

Jun 8th, 2018 | By

If you have booked via Airbnb for accommodation in Japan, check to see that the accommodation is still available.



How bad are our airports?

Jun 7th, 2018 | By

The claims handling company, Air Help, has published an airport global performance survey and neither UK airports nor airlines come out of it very well.



“The Sights & Sounds of Tennessee”

Jun 4th, 2018 | By

Today at London’s Waterloo station, a special exhibit opens called “The Sights & Sounds of Tennessee” opens.



Saturday snippets: 2nd June 2018

Jun 2nd, 2018 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

The Lake District, a new Bronte trail, the big Ramsagate festival and the arrival of Las Vegas in London to bring some pizzazz to the capital are some of Adrian’s thoughts this week.



Fire at EuropaPark

May 27th, 2018 | By

Mack thanked staff for the work in helping to put out the fires but nonetheless, it must have been pretty serious as firefighters from Karlsruhe and Freiburg attended as well.