Travel rumblings

A carbon emission tax?

Jul 22nd, 2019 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

Why should the individual be pilloried? We travel on what is available



Severe enough?

Jul 18th, 2019 | By

Jet 2 has been one of the most vociferous airlines in trying to stamp out bad – and in the case of this woman, it appears, absolutely stupid – behaviour.



What shop do you visit?

Jul 15th, 2019 | By

What travel group, for example, would fit best of all in an Aldi, a Clark’s or a Wynn’s Garden Centre?



The hypocrisy of Thomas Cook

Jul 10th, 2019 | By
All inclusive holidays

Companies have to understand that “giving something back” means more than tokenism and that the destinations they offer must also get the benefit of tourism in tangible and investment ways.



Removing cars from roads?

Jul 5th, 2019 | By

Urging us to use public transport to visit attractions and beauty stops is going to require a major re-think about how to plan, pay and implement it.



Airline no-show fees

Jul 3rd, 2019 | By

The CAA concluded that a policy of automatically cancelling a passenger’s return if they do not take the outbound flight is ‘disproportionate’.



Drones near airports

Jun 25th, 2019 | By

At Dubai, Frankfurt, Gatwick, Heathrow, Singapore and Newark (New York) airports, there have been incidents with drones.



Misleading holidaymakers

Jun 24th, 2019 | By

People unfamiliar with Penarth might reasonably ask themselves whether there is anything worth promoting in the town if it has to pass itself off as looking like someweher else.



Would you fly in a Boeing 737 – Max?

Jun 20th, 2019 | By

How comfortable would passengers be when they know that the certification for the 737-Max is based on the one for the original model which dates back to 1967?



Five years of trials

Jun 15th, 2019 | By

For those of us who can remember before liquids were a problem in hand luggage a return to those days will be bliss.



Do you feel embarrassed?

Jun 11th, 2019 | By

It is claimed that many of us are self-conscious about being British.



Tourism in a trade war

Jun 5th, 2019 | By

The Chinese government issued what seems to be the equivalent of a trade advisory to its citizens warning them against travelling to the USA warning them of robberies, violence, shootings and harassment.



Flight delay mythology

Jun 2nd, 2019 | By

I would be much more interested in knowing what time planes from Stansted arrived at their destinations and how punctual they were.



Getting to Heathrow from the south

May 26th, 2019 | By

What she could also usefully do to reduce the number of vehicles is to promote a viable public transport system to get from the south of the airport.



Merry-go-round time again

May 24th, 2019 | By

Pow is a Somerset MP and, in a county where tourism is important, she might be expected to be more enthusiastic in the role than some of her predecessors



Should you trust in Thomas Cook?

May 21st, 2019 | By

To many the company needs a good skake-up. Management ineptitude must be part of the problem as it has for many years



Why aren’t regional airports growing in Ireland?

May 13th, 2019 | By

The growth of Dublin seems to suggest that, in the future, there will be just three international airports in the Republic of Ireland. Is that what Irish people living outside Dublin want?



What price a manifesto pledge?

May 8th, 2019 | By

Abolishing the tax was the policy in 2016 yet climate change was on the agenda then just as it is now. It seems that the Scottish government’s view is that the emissions issue only became crucial this year!



It’s about trust

May 7th, 2019 | By

Sunday’s announcement is a real eye-opener and one that demands change.



We’ll pay you to visit!

Apr 29th, 2019 | By

Reports circulating in Thailand and confirmed by the Ministry of Tourism suggest that there is a proposal being considered cash is given to tourists so that they visit less well-known places.



Only travel if you have a booked seat

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

The headline grabbing proposal Virgin makes that every seat must be bookable on long distance services has some benefits.



The Dippy Effect

Apr 24th, 2019 | By

Who would have thought that a skeleton of a prehistoric monster would be such a big visitor attraction?



Listen to what customers really want

Apr 22nd, 2019 | By

The company says that the survey found that only 8% are booking their holidays through the same package holiday company every time and that this, demonstrated a distinct lack of brand loyalty.



It’s Brexit day! Except it isn’t.

Apr 12th, 2019 | By

At the time of my writing this, everything looks fine for overseas Easter breaks and, if there is no exiting the EU until October 31st, summer holidays should be unaffected.



Gender balance in art exhibitions

Apr 11th, 2019 | By

The question is whether there many women artists of stature to attract huge crowds?



Enough to make you blush!

Apr 11th, 2019 | By

This was the phrase used by the president of JetBlue to describe the premium-priced airline ticket prices between London and the US cities of New York and Boston.



Where does our money go?

Apr 9th, 2019 | By

Over €216 million has been raised which has been channelled into 156 projects in the Balearic isles.



April Fools’ Day in travel

Apr 2nd, 2019 | By

Yesterday was April Fools’ Day. How did the travel industry respond?