Travel news

Saturday snippets: 3rd February 2018

Feb 3rd, 2018 | By

Ziplining in Ras Al Khaimah, passport price increases and learing that we are creatue of habit when travelling took Adrian’s attention this week.



The battle for sunbeds

Jan 29th, 2018 | By

The big news this morning is not about Donald Trump, Brexit or yet more rumours about internal Conservative party plots to oust Theresa May it is about holiday sunbeds.



Saturday snippets: 27th January 2018

Jan 27th, 2018 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

The weather seems to have influenced Adrian this week. Floods in Paris, avalanches in Japan and Switzerland but, according to Travelzoo, we want to travel more but spend a little less.



A holiday boom in 2018?

Jan 22nd, 2018 | By

The travel industry is relying on you and I to continue our love of travel in order that the boom continues.



Saturday snippets: 20th January 2018

Jan 20th, 2018 | By
carnival in venice

The Venice Carnival and the Bayeux Tapestry are two of the news stories of the week that attracted Adrian’s attention.



Spain overtakes USA

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, (WTO) Spain is expected to replace the USA as the world’s second-biggest tourism destination.



It’s time for the consumer travel shows – part 1

Jan 14th, 2018 | By

Adrian introduces you to the first consumer travel shows of the year.



Saturday snippets: 13th January 2018

Jan 13th, 2018 | By

Adrian celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first Buster Keaton film as well as record breaking passenger numbers at Heathrow, Cornwall Airport Newquay and Keflavik in Iceland



The RAF centenary

Jan 9th, 2018 | By

This year is the centenary of the founding of the RAF and there will be many events – at least thirty – throughout our countries celebrating the fact.



Saturday snippets: 6th January 2018

Jan 6th, 2018 | By

Adrian sums up some of the smaller stories of the week.



The big holiday booking weekend is coming

Jan 4th, 2018 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

Many in the travel industry think that this weekend will be the busiest of the year for summer holiday bookings. Will it or are people more cautious?



Londoners not holidaying in Spain

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By

From research conducted by ATOL (which I mentioned last Saturday,) it appears that Londoners are less likely that people from other parts of the UK to holiday in Spain.



Welcoming in 2018

Jan 1st, 2018 | By

Surveying 2018 from the very beginning of the year, it looks a bumper year for the industry. May it also be a bumper year for all our readers. Happy New Year.



Saturday snippets: 30th December 2017

Dec 30th, 2017 | By

In his last snippets of 2017, Adrian wishes all readers a happy new year



Greece introduces an accommodation tax

Dec 27th, 2017 | By
image from the air of Mykonos

Greece is copying other destinations around the world by introducing a tourist tax (known as the Stayover Tax) as from the beginning of 2018.



Some restrictions lifted

Dec 24th, 2017 | By

The British Department of Transport has lifted the ban on personal electronic devices but made it a little more confusing by lifting it in some airports in a country but not all.



Saturday snippets: 23rd December 2017

Dec 23rd, 2017 | By

New passports, the new year sales, a new funicular railway and a new record in visitor numb ers at the Giant’s Causeway wrap up the pre-Christmas sippets column.



The Christmas getaway

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By
a Tenerife beach

Today is the supposed to be the busiest day of the holiday period as we fly, drive or catch the ferry.



Christmas in a hotel

Dec 21st, 2017 | By

According to a study, half of Britons would rather spend Christmas in a hotel than stay with their relatives. Would I?



A small crack or hole where insects live?

Dec 18th, 2017 | By

It has given a shot of publicity to Scotland and might encourage more people to visit the country even if only to the Gaelic speaking areas where visitors can ask what “Còsagach” really means.



Saturday snippets: 16th December 2017

Dec 16th, 2017 | By

Light displays at home and abroad, busking, skiing and the Danish uber restaurant, Noma, feature in this column of snippets.



Skiing in Scotland this weekend

Dec 15th, 2017 | By

What is the prospect for skiing in Scotland at the moment?



Saturday snippets: 9th December 2017

Dec 9th, 2017 | By

Light shows, a fast train servce in Germany and anniversaries seem to dominate Adrian’s thinking this week!



Will the European Museum of the Year Award come back to the UK or Ireland?

Dec 8th, 2017 | By

Three British museums, the Design Museum and the Science Museum in London and the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth as well as two from Ireland – the National Gallery of Ireland and the Irish Emigration Museum are up for the awards.



Coventry is the 2021 UK Capital of Culture

Dec 7th, 2017 | By

Tonight it was announced that Coventry, the twelfth largest city in the UK will be the UK capital of Culture the next time it is held which will be in 2021.



powdair postpones

Dec 4th, 2017 | By

The start-up airline, powdair, has postpones starting flights until sometime in 2018.



Saturday snippets: 2nd December 2017

Dec 2nd, 2017 | By

Gingerbread in Tallinn, walking below tigers in Chessington and playing Pokémon GO in Japan are a few of the items that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



Why is there more beach litter?

Nov 30th, 2017 | By

A report from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says that the amount of litter of our beaches rose by 10% compared to last year.