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Another great getaway

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Tomorrow the final Great Getaway of the year begins. That is until the Great Christmas one! (Have you noticed  that all bank holidays have “Great Getways” rather than just “getaways?” Motorways and other roads will start getting busy from lunchtime onwards as people get away for the bank holiday weekend and the chance to get a little sunshine before the nights start to draw in. Most of us will stay in the UK and that means,according to the RAC,about 14 million of us will be
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What the AA/ Visit England deal might mean

Apr 12th, 2017 | By

Do we need traditional accommodation grading sytstems in an age when TripAdvisor, Feefo or other online review systems provides scores from those who have stayed rather than those who have just inspected?



It’s time for the great Christmas getaway

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By

ABTA says that we started our prolonged getaway on December 18th and that tomorrow and the 30th will be the other busy days. The AA agrees, the RAC doesn’t.



Don’t get caught in the cold

Jan 14th, 2013 | By

AA warns drivers to prepare for icy weather



Goodbye guidebooks?

Jun 28th, 2012 | By

So AA, who have been printing travel guides since 1910, has announced that it has no plans to print any more and will instead focus on its online version begging the question: have guidebooks had their day?



The Great Getaway

Aug 26th, 2011 | By

Depending on whom you talk to, between 1-8 million and two million of us are airport bound this weekend as we use the last bank holiday of summer to take a break. The AA says that 16 million of us will take to the roads to explore parts of the UK and Ireland. Yet again, the media suggests it will be a record number of us travelling. When did they ever say it wasn’t?



Easter Travel Beckons

Apr 20th, 2011 | By

At this time of the year, there are lots of organisations telling us where we are holidaying over Easter. Are we staying at home or going abroad? Will we be affected by strikes, road engineering works or ferry terminal blockades?
This Easter seems a little odd. No strikes on the horizon; no air traffic control disputes, no ferry problems. All we have are road works to contend.
So on that cheery note, where are we off to?



Scrapping Hotel Star Ratings

Feb 11th, 2011 | By

Hoteliers and just about everyone else in tourism thinks that the Department of Culture & Oddities will withdraw funding from the star scheme, the way that hotels have been independently judged for decades in England.. the rest of the UK is unaffected. The consensus seems to be that review and, to an extent comparison sites, have taken on that task. Why should the government continue to put money in it when private industry is doing the task goes the story.