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Travelling on the Glider

Sep 9th, 2018 | By

Last week the Glider began operating in Belfast.



Saturday snippets: 8th of September 2018

Sep 8th, 2018 | By
elephant in kenya

Brazil’s heritage received a clout as many items were lost from its National Museum. Florence tries to regualte visitors and Kenya is said to be wooing low-cost airlines.



BA hacked

Sep 7th, 2018 | By

BA says that anyone affected will be reimbursed but it does leave a number of concerns that both companies and regulators have to address.



A tourism man runs the country

Sep 2nd, 2018 | By

Will he encourage some new thinking over the current Australia” promotion? If he does, given his background it could be quite an interesting time to be part of Australia’s tourism ambitions.



Saturday snippets: 1st of September 2018

Sep 1st, 2018 | By

As summer ends Adrian looks at new campaigns by Singapore, South Africa and Thailand to entice us to visit them for a winter sun break. But first there is the Last Night of the Proms and Proms in the Park



If its not 7%, you are falling behind

Aug 31st, 2018 | By
Tower of London

It just goes to show that travellers should not take these figures at face value or necessarily be influenced on whether to travel to them or not.



Saturday snippets: 25th of August 2018

Aug 25th, 2018 | By
Costa Rica

There are a spate of cruise stories this week as most of us settle down to enjoy the last bank holiday until Christmas.



Another great getaway

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Tomorrow the final Great Getaway of the year begins. That is until the Great Christmas one! (Have you noticed  that all bank holidays have “Great Getways” rather than just “getaways?” Motorways and other roads will start getting busy from lunchtime onwards as people get away for the bank holiday weekend and the chance to get a little sunshine before the nights start to draw in. Most of us will stay in the UK and that means,according to the RAC,about 14 million of us will be
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Defend England’s castles

Aug 21st, 2018 | By

English Heritage says that its castles are facing a new threat – invasive weeds, penetrating damp and severe weather.



The world’s greatest event was nearly cancelled

Aug 20th, 2018 | By
Llanwrtyd Wells

This major highlight of the annual sporting scene which ranges as important as the Olympic Games and Ashes tests against Australia would have saddened many people if it had been cancelled.



Great Britain is a continent

Aug 19th, 2018 | By
London landmarks

A poll commissioned by British Airways Holidays says that 20% had no idea Europe was a continent and – more shaming than anything – 3% think Great Britain is a continent!



Saturday snippets: 18th of August 2018

Aug 18th, 2018 | By

As summer reaches it peak in August, coracle racing at a village festival, jousting at Arundel Castle and a holiday preference for Tenerife confirm its a typical summer!



Disruptive airline passengers

Aug 17th, 2018 | By
Bottle shaped One Too Many campaign

Has there been an increase or is it better reporting? Or the fact that airlines are getting tougher on passengers?



National Roller Coaster Day

Aug 15th, 2018 | By
The Ultimate - roller coaster

Whatever the truth of where the origin of national Riller Coaster Day comes from, there are over fifty in the UK and Ireland



Saturday snippets: 11th of August 2018

Aug 11th, 2018 | By
Tower of London

Balloons, books and bunce occupy some of Adrian’s thoughts this week



Ryanair pilots strike today

Aug 10th, 2018 | By
Ryanair

What rights do passengers who might be affected have?



Dodgy Aussie dollars

Aug 9th, 2018 | By

It reminds me of the quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln – you can fool some of the people…



Your holiday spending money

Aug 8th, 2018 | By

However you get your spending money this holiday it looks as though most of us will be getting less for our pound.



Sailing along our canals

Aug 7th, 2018 | By
Bliswort Canal Festival

Despite a very wet winter and spring, there are some restrictions imposed by a lack of water in some of the canals due to the lack of rain in last few months.



Saturday snippets: 4th of August 2018

Aug 4th, 2018 | By

With very hot temperatures in southern Europe holidaymakers are warned to make sure they wear protective creams and clothing if they venture out in the heat of the day and take plenty of water with them.



One too many

Jul 29th, 2018 | By

One Too Many is designed to remind us of the consequences of what will happen to passengers if they are disruptive. Not just gaol and fines are involved but being barred from flying could be a consequence.



Saturday snippets: 28th of July 2018

Jul 28th, 2018 | By

A new scanning system at Heathrow, Great Bridlington and Doors Open attract Adrian’s attention this week.



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?