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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.



Saturday snippets: 26th May 2018

May 26th, 2018 | By

catching Adrian’s eye this week: a new country comes into being – Eswatini – (it used to be Swaziland) the Design Museum in London is named European Museum of the Year and Charlotte Knowlson provides a putdown to two jokey male passengers on her easyJet flight.



Forget Unai Emery. There is another key signing

May 24th, 2018 | By

With 13.8 million followers to their Twitter account, Arsenal has already spread the name “Visit Rwanda” around the world.



Tourist information and Urquhart Castle

May 22nd, 2018 | By

People outside the vicinity of Loch Ness will be watching what happens with Urquhart Castle and the visitor centre. If successful expect to see more communities look to running their own heritage sites.



Saturday snippets: 19th May 2018

May 19th, 2018 | By

Apart from a wedding this week, it was the 75th anniversary of the Dambuster raid, Club 18-30 may be for sale and Grenada wants us to holiday there in summer!



Visiting the Highland Games

May 18th, 2018 | By

One of the first Highland Games of the year happens this coming Sunday at Gordon Castle in Fochabers. In only eight years this family oriented highland gathering has developed so that it attracts about 10,000 people.



Wow Air looks east

May 17th, 2018 | By

This could be the next big development in opening up more skies to competitive pricing. It could also give existing airlines that are already in financial jeopardy like Air India big headaches.