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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.



If there is no deal

Jan 31st, 2019 | By

This advice suggests what travellers might experience and what they should prepare for after March 29th this year.



How satisfied are we with rail services?

Jan 30th, 2019 | By

If there is so much dissatisfaction why are the majority of rail passengers saying that they are satisfied?



Saturday snippets: 26th of January

Jan 26th, 2019 | By
image of Virgin West Coast trains

An event on a train eads Adrian’s summing up of the work. Thanks should go the Train Manager who helped make the day for school children



Starting the year with a bang

Jan 23rd, 2019 | By

If the tail end of January matches the first few weeks, travel bosses are going to be happy



What now for Flybe?

Jan 19th, 2019 | By
image of Flybe plane

For passengers the regional airport links will probably matter most. Will these survive?



Forgetting Brexit

Jan 15th, 2019 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

If the markets don’t seem unduly concerned should holidaymakers and travellers be so?



No seats, use the floor

Jan 14th, 2019 | By

As the plane was almost full, some of the family sat in crew seats for take-off and landing but claim that they sat on the floor for some of the journey.



Saturday snippets: January of 12th 2019

Jan 12th, 2019 | By

Adrian thinks he has only seen the sun twice since Christmas so Grenada and Toulouse are more appealing than some of the news that is around at the moment



Goodbye to diesel trains?

Jan 9th, 2019 | By

Alstom and Eversholt Rail have suggested the design of a new hydrogen train.



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.