Travel news

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.



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