Travel rumblings

After just four months!

Sep 12th, 2019 | By

When oh when will we get a minister who knows something of tourism and iwho will stay in the job for a couple of years so that they become of use to the tourism industry?



Nessie and hotel reviews

Sep 7th, 2019 | By
Loch Ness monster

No, this isn’t a story about the Loch Ness monster recommending a TripAdvisor rating but you are close.



Flying is dangerous

Sep 4th, 2019 | By

For those who say that the organisation is just being humorous, potentially scaring people about flying is not humorous



BA and a brewery story

Aug 26th, 2019 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

If there was a customer service award for the most cocked-up bit of business then BA would surely walk away it!



Airports are off their trolleys

Aug 17th, 2019 | By

my biggest bug bear is reserved for airport trolleys. If you ask me, Every self respecting airport should offer an array of trolleys but alas trying to find one can prove as elusive as a taxi on New Year’s Eve.



Airport drop-off prices

Aug 16th, 2019 | By

The RAC looked at 22 airports and found that only four, Bristol, Cardiff, Gatwick and Liverpool John Lennon have kept their prices for both drop-off and pick-up the same.



What TUI doesn’t say

Aug 14th, 2019 | By

Court cases are outstanding against the company because it has not paid compensation to holidaymakers for delayed or cancelled flights under EU261. Where does this appear in its third-quarter accounts?



Free toilets may cause anti-social behaviour

Aug 11th, 2019 | By

What is it about the users of toilets at Glasgow Central that is so different from those – a mile or so away – at Glasgow Queen Street?



Money isn’t necessarily the answer

Aug 3rd, 2019 | By
Brand USA symbol

Someone needs to take a long hard look at why the US has failed to maintain its tourism position given its huge spend.



Why no Tunisian restaurants?

Jul 23rd, 2019 | By

Why is it that a country that once saw 600,000 Britons visit it in the early 2010’s hasn’t managed to inspire Tunisian chefs in the UK to open restaurants?



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!