Posts Tagged ‘ Brighton ’

Saturday snippets: 22nd October 2016

Oct 22nd, 2016 | By
Bus sign

Bus arrivals, holiday safety and unhelpful tourism answers by government ministers are some of the things that helped exasperate Adrian this week. But then he was sent a picture of a bus sign…



Saturday snippets: 23rd of July 2016

Jul 23rd, 2016 | By

Its a fortnight until an entirely new tourist attraction opens – the British Airways i360. The beaches in Nottingham and Ramsgate are included in the many stories Adrian rounds up from the week.



Let’s holiday in Leeds

May 27th, 2016 | By

Coming on top of a study by Asda Money that says a third of us will opt for a staycation this year, research from the travel trade show, World Travel Market, suggests that people in Yorkshire are least likely to holiday this year



Saturday snippets: 5th December 2015

Dec 5th, 2015 | By
I 360 image

How useful are review sites? Adrian looks at some different results and then visits the “Dress of the Year” award!



Brighton’s ferris wheel

Jul 2nd, 2015 | By

Brighton and Hove City Council have decided the Brighton wheel is “detrimental” to the nearby historic buildings and thus, must go.



A Day … Brighton

May 4th, 2015 | By

Natasha opts for a day at the seaside and heads to that perennial British favourite – Brighton



Saturday snippets: 26 july 2014

Jul 26th, 2014 | By
Brussels Flower Carpet

Adrian, who has decided not to apply for the job as Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, (but you can) has seventeen stories from the week to warn, suggest or remind you about the events of the last week.



Saturday snippets: 12th July 2014

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

From Jet 2 to Jakarta and Bahrain to Brighton, Adrian rounds off some of the week’s travel stories you might have missed.



Sand sculpture time

May 8th, 2014 | By

As the Daily Mirror lets us know that temperatures are to reach the 80’s (funny how the media use Fahrenheit when they want to show how hot it will be) people will head to the beaches and that must mean that sand sculpture time is on us again.



Saturday snippets: 14 December 2013

Dec 14th, 2013 | By

Adrian looks forward to standing on the wing of a seaplane in Croatia, meeting Swedes in his local Welsh pub and pondering who to propose for a Scottish commemorative plaque. Amongst other things!



Take it outside

Apr 11th, 2013 | By

With temperatures hitting a comparatively balmy 12 degrees Celsius (!) this week, it seems that spring is finally here. We look at how to get your culture fix al fresco style



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



No lanes, no chlorine, just the great outdoors

Jan 18th, 2013 | By

It’s official, England has gone wild swimming crazy. From TV shows and books to charity competitions, it seems we can’t get enough of outdoor swimming spots



England’s engineering feats

Jan 9th, 2013 | By

Today the London Underground, the world’s first subterranean rail network, celebrates its 150th birthday



England’s underground treasures

Dec 15th, 2012 | By

As London prepares to celebrate 100 years of The Tube, the national tourist board looks at other underground experiences not to be missed



Get your skates on for England’s open-air ice rinks

Oct 30th, 2012 | By

As the cold weather kicks in, some of England’s most attractive settings are converted into ice rinks for the open-air skating season. Whether you’re a natural on the ice or admittedly more of a Bambi, there’s plenty of fun to be had by all – so lace up your skates and slide on! Here, VisitEngland picks ten top spots to channel your inner Torvill or Dean Bath on Ice 23 November 2012 – 6 January 2013 One of England’s UNESCO World Heritage Cities, Bath has
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England’s most haunted

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

This Halloween there’s a whole (g)host of spooktacular events happening across the country to keep you and your little horrors entertained. VisitEngland looks at some of the country’s top terror-inducing activities



Empty nest

Sep 6th, 2012 | By

Freshers’ week sparks increase in short-breaks and hotel bookings, as Mum and Dad celebrate their first week of freedom



There’s no place like home: UK summer festivals to visit

Aug 31st, 2012 | By

UK summer festivals



Bring our beach back!

Apr 7th, 2012 | By

Brighton Tourism Alliance urges visitors to bring a pebble back to Brighton



Top five hen/stag weekend destinations

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

Two of my best friends are getting married in May and so the talk has turned to hen dos. One has suggested a long weekend in Paris while the other is thinking about a break in Brighton.



Making TV a reality in Brighton


Nov 26th, 2011 | By

No celeb status required to experience TV trends in the city-by-the-sea



Where the experts holiday: Alison Adey, editor of fabuloustravelguide.com

May 6th, 2011 | By

Travel journalist Alison Adey on Bolivia, Brighton and booking last minute flights



British Customer Service Declines

Mar 17th, 2010 | By
cartoon of an unhappy suitcase

The hotel chain, Jurys, has polled 4,000 Britons to see what they thought were the most unwelcoming cities in the UK. It will probably come as no surprise to you that London was considered to have the worst customer service. People also thought that the locals were ruder than other places. A third regularly didn’t say thank you and over half failed to smile at passers-by. Jurys concluded that this didn’t augur well for us when tourists visit us en masse for the Olympics in 2012.
Is all this a fair accusation at London or indeed, the next most unwelcoming cities of Glasgow, Bradford, Birmingham or Liverpool



Britain is Alive with Pride

Feb 21st, 2010 | By

The phrase above is the slogan that Visit Britain us using as part of its advertising campaign to encourage Americans to come and see us. The slogan thought up by Californian, Jay Masunaga, in a competition designed to publicise Britain as a holiday destination for the gay community.
To complement the promotion, Visit Britain has also come up with categories of people to whom Britain would appeal. These are Foodies, Night Owls, Event-Goers, Culturati, Chillers and Fashionistas. You can guess what most of these are but how about Chillers



Disney and Swindon

Dec 8th, 2009 | By

My first thought on hearing the two names coupled together was that this was some comedy duo that were probably playing in panto as the ugly sisters or the baron’s henchmen this Christmas.

Was I the only one who was a little surprised to hear that Swindon has been chosen to twin with Florida’s Disney World in 2010? Amongst the 500 entries, 3 people had nominated Swindon and it was the entry of Rebecca Warren that was successful.



Green Tourism in a Demilitarised Zone

Dec 7th, 2009 | By

The interest in green/environmental/sustainable tourism has grown massively over the last decade and just about every destination preaches its green credentials. Brighton, for example, has been voted green capital of the UK. Kent has recently won £700,000 funding from the European Union for “coastal actions on sustainable tourism” whatever that means and Anglesey received funds a little while ago for coastal improvements. From further afield comes an example from South Korea where it is suggested that the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea becomes an ecological preservation area to protect wildlife.