Travel rumblings

Opening up Iran?

Jan 4th, 2020 | By

Part of the world has become a little less inviting for tourists but then, wasn’t it ever so?



Which way, Australia?

Dec 30th, 2019 | By

Headlines like “South coast holidaymakers may be trapped” have resulted in a smaller number of Aussies travelling this holiday time in Australia.



Today, the pressure begins

Dec 26th, 2019 | By
llansteffan beach

Enthusiastically launched will be the travel industry’s saturated and relentless pressure to drive us to book summer holidays with them



Would an £80,000 fine deter you?

Dec 20th, 2019 | By
Bottle shaped One Too Many campaign

Nobody wants to put up with or even encounter such an idiotic prat who decides it would be “fun” to get pie-eyed at the airport or on the flight.



A Christmas present from Edinburgh Airport

Dec 19th, 2019 | By

Will Edinburgh Airport have a change of heart? Of course not, we will just have to live with it.



Leaving your garden

Dec 9th, 2019 | By
The Lost Gardens

It seems that some people are unwilling to go on holiday because their fear that their gardens will become overgrown and unmanageable.



Beware the Christmas pud

Dec 3rd, 2019 | By

I suppose people do really carry puddings and crackers on board planes but why?



It’s not just commuters

Dec 1st, 2019 | By

Since holidaymakers and day trippers travel outside these times so they may face higher fares than those covered by the 2.7% rise.



Where are the travel companies?

Nov 21st, 2019 | By

Are travel companies not telling us of the innovations and customer satisfaction claims or are they being outperformed by other companies?



Speaking French

Nov 18th, 2019 | By

Research commissioned by Jetcost reveals that the French believe that foreigners visiting their country should be able to speak French.



It’s a thing of the past

Nov 17th, 2019 | By

Travelodge found in its nostalgia trip that 38% of families today don’t play I-Spy and 36% have never sung Ten Green Bottles.



Forget the orange juice

Nov 6th, 2019 | By
image of castle at Disney World

TUI’s action is akin to Ryanair flying to Frankfurt Hahn instead of Frankfurt proper and we all know how comedians and critics have made fun of the airline for doing that.



Sunshine ends

Oct 28th, 2019 | By

No, there will be no Indian summer. Tesco has decreed it to be so.



What does it prove?

Oct 20th, 2019 | By

How useful was the flight for us passengers to know whether we would sign up for flights of that length of time?



It is the government’s fault

Oct 15th, 2019 | By

That seemed to be what the former chairman of Thomas Cook, Frank Meysman, told the Select Committee on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy this morning.



Better 66 than 65

Oct 13th, 2019 | By
harridan

So far I have contacted fourteen different insurance companies and only one was below £150 with one being over £300!



A public service or dis-service?

Oct 11th, 2019 | By

If governments feel that urgency is required in cutting emissions, PSO’s need looking at again.



Don’t stop travelling

Sep 30th, 2019 | By

The low-down on how to mix work and travel



Taxing frequent flyers

Sep 29th, 2019 | By

At what number of flights does someone become a frequent flyer? Is it two return flights, six or a dozen? Should such a tax occur when there is no alternative to a flight?



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.