Posts Tagged ‘ Blackpool ’

Who hasn’t been on a pier?

Mar 31st, 2021 | By

A promotion under a new coastal booking combine – England’s Coast – is reminding us just how important piers have been and should still be

Delay that early summer break?

Mar 23rd, 2021 | By
Blackpool Tower

The new law will ban travel until the end of June unless rescinded by the government before then.

Lighting up Blackpool

Oct 24th, 2019 | By

And you thought that Blackpool just had lights stretching along the front and that was it!

National Roller Coaster Day

Aug 15th, 2018 | By
The Ultimate - roller coaster

Whatever the truth of where the origin of national Riller Coaster Day comes from, there are over fifty in the UK and Ireland

Saturday snippets: 7th April 2018

Apr 7th, 2018 | By

As well as wondering why fewer of us are going to the Spanish region of Andalucia, Adrian considers restrictions in the Galapagos and Edinburgh and whether his mobile phone is covered by his travel insurance policy.

What’s hot: April 2018

Mar 31st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel lets you in what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel industry this month

Saturday snippets: July 29th 2017

Jul 29th, 2017 | By

With the summer holidays underway, Adian looks at where we are going, some of the problems and ends with Jet 2, the only travel company in the top 50 for customer satisfaction according to the ICS.

Saturday snippets: 5th November 2016

Nov 5th, 2016 | By
dragon head

Never underestimate a dragon. It has been responsible for attracting visitors to heritage sites in Wales just as Taylor Swift has attracted people to New York. They are just two items that Adrian includes in his Saturday column this week.

The Great Exhibition of the North

Aug 8th, 2016 | By
panoramic view of Newcastle

To other countries and regions of the UK I say where are your equivalent events?

Blackpool booms

Jun 30th, 2016 | By

What Blackpool also has is promotional nous to make the most of what it has and to get out and tell people that it is there.

Your Christmas day meal?

Dec 25th, 2015 | By

Personally the traditional Christmas meal holds no appeal for me. At least it didn’t until SEA LIFE Blackpool told me what it had in store for its sea inhabitants this year.

Blackpool is buoyant

May 29th, 2015 | By
Blackpool Tower

Last year the town and resort lunched a publicity campaign and it’s worked. An additional 200,000 people visited the popular seaside destination.

Saturday snippets: 28th February 2015

Feb 28th, 2015 | By

Golfing in the Algarve, a circus extravaganza in Bayeux and the success of Blackpool are just some of the things that caught Adrian’s eye this week.

Saturday snippets: 29th November 2014

Nov 29th, 2014 | By

Bournemouth and Blackpool took some knocks his week, Israel put on display recently found antiquities and where is the tallest Christmas tree in the UK?

What now Robin Hood?

May 29th, 2014 | By

Robin Hood might be spinning in his grave now – if he had a grave – because Nottingham castle has received nearly £13 million to redevelop the site. It might make it even more difficult to storm the castle and rescue Maid Marion or one of his merry men.

Plan B

Mar 26th, 2013 | By

When looking at the weather forecast for Easter, you’d be forgiven for thinking spring has been put on hold. We think the occasional rain shower is part of England’s charm, but if that doesn’t wash with you why not enjoy Blighty’s great array of indoor attractions – the perfect backup plan for when the dark clouds appear

What’s hot: March 2013

Mar 2nd, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. Read on to find out why it’s a good month for Sri Lanka, if not Scunthorpe…

Purple Flag week shines a light on England after dark

Sep 24th, 2012 | By

As the evenings draw in and hours of darkness begin to increase, VisitEngland rounds up some of the nation’s best after dark experience

Beat the back to school blues

Sep 3rd, 2012 | By

As children around the country return to school after a summer holiday packed with fun and adventure, we asked for a super selection of UK-based activities to help combat those back to school blues and make learning fun

Insolvency rates rocket in UK coastal areas

Aug 27th, 2012 | By

Insolvency rates rocket in UK coastal areas

England’s horrible histories

Aug 4th, 2012 | By

England is a country world-renowned for its history. Our ancient lineage of Kings and Queens, revered historic architecture and deep-seated traditions bring visitors from near and far. But the country’s history is also peppered with tales of smuggling and witchcraft, piracy and ghostly hauntings, which lend a more sinister side to many of England’s popular destinations. Here, VisitEngland looks at some of the country’s darker tourist attractions

VisitEngland announces its travel trends for 2013

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

Literatours, Sci-Fi Adventures, the Kate effect, Horrible Histories and set-jetting (still!) will be among the key travel trends of 2013, according to the national tourist board, VisitEngland

The best of Blackpool

Jun 20th, 2012 | By

Stuck for something to do with the kids this summer? Consider a break in Blackpool, where there’s a wealth of activity for the whole family to enjoy

Visiting a Beach Near You

May 27th, 2011 | By

With the bank holiday and half term break starting in most places today you may fancy enjoying the sunshine by visiting a beach near you. How do you choose? By selecting the closest? The one you’ve always gone to? Or perhaps you take note of the Good Beach Guide and pick one that is in the Good Beach Guide?

What’s hot and what’s not for July 2010

Jul 2nd, 2010 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot in the travel world

Off to the Seaside

Jun 28th, 2010 | By

Yesterday’s exit by England from the World Cup in South Africa prompted a lot of online searching for holidays. Although the match didn’t finish till late afternoon, internet bookings quickly rose, in some cases by 40% over the Sunday before.
But will you decide to stay and holiday at home or will you head for overseas? Given the weather over the last week, staying at home seems appealing.
Making a decision coincides with a report that has come from Sheffield Hallam University about our seaside towns.

For Excellence: the World Egg Throwing Championships

Apr 29th, 2010 | By

Last week, the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence were given out. From more than 100 regional winners across the 9 regions of England, judges sat down and decided who the 46 awards should go to. There were 15 different categories and you can see a list of all the winners, national and regional at
There was also another appealing award called the “Where Else But England ” and this proclaims the quirky, the different and the odd. These were voted for by the readers of “The Sun” and people who voted on the Enjoy England website. The winner was the World Egg Throwing Championships. How voters decided this over the annual nettle eating contest, the Dwyle Flonking dance or the Bird man Festival held in Worthing is beyond me but you might be able to find out by going to Swaton Vintage Day (near Sleaford in Lincs.) on June 27th when this years championships will be held.

British Tourism Week Begins

Mar 15th, 2010 | By

Tourism Week most TV channels that I saw ran the story about the beacons being lit all along Hadrian’s Wall. This virtually signalled (literally as well) the beginning of the week although the official opening is at the Celtic Manor Hotel-site of this years Ryder Cup-today.
There is a lot available to enjoy this coming week, some free, some with a charge. Perhaps the offer by the Despite what I wrote two days about how the British Airways story might damage the start of British National Trust for free entry next weekend is the most appealing as they have properties throughout England and Wales. (For reasons, I don’t understand, Scotland had their British Tourism Week last week although a few events are still to take place.
Throughout the week, we will be highlighting some of the events taking place around the countries.
Let’s start off with one of the great UK holiday destinations,- Blackpool.