Travel tips & opinions

Should you book with Thomas Cook?

Dec 6th, 2018 | By

Despite what trendy management gurus say, there is still a big demand for package holidays – it is just not as big as it was.



Will the Starwood hack make us sit up and take notice?

Dec 2nd, 2018 | By

If the big companies, those with huge IT budgets cannot manage to keep our data secure should we continue to trust them with our information?



What’s hot: December 2018

Dec 1st, 2018 | By

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Biometrics and the airline passenger

Nov 24th, 2018 | By
UK passport

The ultimate gaol is that no-ne will be interviewed by a border officer. We will all go through automated booths



How others see us

Nov 22nd, 2018 | By

It always fascinates me when I am abroad to flick through the travel pages of newspapers to see if there is anything written about the UK and Ireland.



Scrooge is 175

Nov 19th, 2018 | By

Before Dickens, the word “scrooge” did not exist. Find me anyone today who is unaware of what a scrooge is?



The end of the Great War

Nov 11th, 2018 | By

Today being both Remembrance Sunday and the day that the war finally ended 100 years ago, there will be many services around the world although no veterans of the war are still alive.



The influence of television

Nov 6th, 2018 | By
Michael Palin

According to research by World Travel Market, more than three million of us booked a holiday after being influenced by a television programme.



What’s hot: November 2018

Nov 1st, 2018 | By

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Changing tree colour

Oct 29th, 2018 | By

The change from green to tan in the UK is every bit as pronounced and as attractive as you can see in many other countries.



Going to Ecuador? Eight things travellers should know first

Oct 28th, 2018 | By

Here are eight things you should know before you go



Putting the decision off

Oct 21st, 2018 | By

It seems that some of us are concerned about Brexit and are waiting before booking EU holidays next year.



Staycations decline

Oct 11th, 2018 | By
Blackpool Tower

I suggested that people might be taking both an overseas holiday and a short breaks in the UK. But Holiday Habits suggests that the number of Britons taking a holiday in the UK has fallen from an average of 2.1 to 1.8.



Holidaying abroad but spending less

Oct 10th, 2018 | By

The report tells us that Spain and Portugal remained popular which will surprise absolutely no-one. But holidays in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria became much more popular.



Post-tsunami volunteering

Oct 9th, 2018 | By

Stephen Phelan shares a memorable experience from the road



“We do believe visitors should pay their fair share.”

Oct 8th, 2018 | By

This was a comment made last week by Kelvin Davis, the New Zealand tourism minister as his country agreed that they would introduce a $NZ35 levy on most visiting tourists.



Swimming with whales

Oct 4th, 2018 | By

Jean-Bernard Carillet shares a remarkable experience from the road



Has a bed tax just got closer?

Oct 4th, 2018 | By

On Monday at the Scottish Tourism Alliance conference Nicola Sturgeon announced that she had ordered a consultation about a bed tax and said that she wanted the voice of the tourism industry to be heard. What about the voice of the visitor?



What’s hot: October 2018

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Learning to love solitude

Sep 28th, 2018 | By

Abigail Butcher shares a memorable experience from the road



Guatemala greats

Sep 26th, 2018 | By

Eight, great things to see, do and experience in Guatemala



Why are Norwich residents the most unadventurous?

Sep 23rd, 2018 | By

I pose the question because research commissioned by On The Go Tours suggests that none of the Norwich respondents having done skydiving, and 70% said they never would.



Protection for school trips (and others)

Sep 12th, 2018 | By

The CAA advises both schools and parents to check that any school trips involving air travel, booked for the coming academic year, are fully protected by the ATOL scheme.



Why airline times will get longer

Sep 11th, 2018 | By

More of us are flying and we are taking more journeys. IATA says that in the year 2000 the average citizen flew just once every 43 months. In 2017, the figure was once every 22 months.



Is flying magical?

Sep 10th, 2018 | By

Its a shame for Nigam’s daughter. She might have just had the most magical flight she is ever likely to get.



Will the passenger be king?

Sep 7th, 2018 | By

Companies have to keep the customer central to development. If that is true and they are not just interested in our wallets then the future may well be in the hands of we passengers.



The future of flying

Sep 4th, 2018 | By

Vero Solutions say that new technologies and developments are being planned across all areas of the airport experience to ensure your trip starts off as smooth and stress-free as possible.



What’s hot: September 2018

Aug 31st, 2018 | By

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