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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.



International Museum Day

May 16th, 2018 | By

It looks as though we just don’t celebrate the day. But what we do celebrate at the same time is Museums at Night.



Is this the end of Club 18-30?

May 14th, 2018 | By

Could Thomas Cook be misreading the situation or not packaging the type of holidays that Club 18-30’s want? Or is the brand really past its sell by date?



The carbon footprint of global tourism

May 13th, 2018 | By

The authors conclude that, “due to its high carbon intensity and continuing growth, tourism will constitute a growing part of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.”



Saturday snippets: 12th May 2018

May 12th, 2018 | By

It seems that many popular destinations are fighting back against tourism obesity – an over supply of tourists. Valencia, Madrid, Brussels, Rome are joining Venice, Palma de Mallorca, Florence and Barcelona to name just a few in trying to restrict tourist movements,



Cultural ambassadors?

May 9th, 2018 | By

Last week in the Scottish parliament, Rachel Hamilton MSP asked the government to do more to encourage regions to appoint cultural ambassadors to play key roles in supporting and promoting tourism throughout Scotland.



Saturday snippets: 5th May 2018

May 5th, 2018 | By

Star Wars, Kew Gardens and the busiest air route in the world caught Adrian’s attetion this bank holiday weekend along with a cheeky Airbnb offer to manage American government travel accommodation.



Developing Heathrow

May 4th, 2018 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

Arora has come up with an alternative development plan which costs about the same as that now proposed by Heathrow itself after it decided to shave £2.5 billion from their original plan.



Trying to fool us

Apr 30th, 2018 | By
bemused cartoon figure

As Just about Travel has written on more than one occasion, treat any review with caution.



Saturday snippets: 28th April 2018

Apr 28th, 2018 | By

In a week in which a bird wanted to view impressionist paintings and Venice segregated tourists from locals, Adrian wraps up the smaller stories of the week



Want to be a travel guide for six weeks?

Apr 26th, 2018 | By

If you can go away from the 1st of June until August the 6th then Icelandic low cost airline WOW air is offering a summer job for one lucky pair.



Turkey is the people’s choice

Apr 24th, 2018 | By

The announcement in Thomas Cook’s Holiday Report 2018 that Tukey is outselling the Canary Islands will surprise many holidaymakers.



Saturday snippets: 21st April 2018

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

Its National Tea Day so Adrian settles down with a few tea varieties, (including Russian Caravan) cakes, scones and sandwiches to enjoy himself!



Sleeping in the hold

Apr 19th, 2018 | By

Whichever airline signs up for the Airbus/Zodiac configuration has already gone a good chunk of the way into turning me into a customer.



Saturday snippets: 14th April 2018

Apr 14th, 2018 | By

With so many destinations recording increased British visitor numbers, tenerife is trying to attract even more of us with its medical tourism promotion!



Ending bogus holiday sickness claims

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

he government says that holiday sickness fraudsters have been dealt a significant blow after new rules to bring pay-outs under control were given the go-ahead.