Posts Tagged ‘ cambridge ’

Tourism despoilation

Jan 31st, 2018 | By

Yesterday at the Westminster Media Forum meeting on tourism, a different subject was raised by a Cambridge councillor, John Hipkin. It is the problem of having too many of us visiting his city.



Are bed taxes fair and just?

Jan 14th, 2018 | By

Before any city seriously considers an accommodation tax, the fairness of it and the effect on both tourism and locals needs to be assessed.



What’s hot: June 2017

May 31st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world.



What’s hot: August 2016

Aug 1st, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now



Where the experts holiday: Jeremy Macdonogh, author of A Gap Year or Two

Jul 27th, 2015 | By

Jeremy Macdonogh, author of A Gap Year or Two, talks travel



Saturday snippets: 31st May 2014

May 31st, 2014 | By
Tvrdava sv. Ivan, Dubrovnik

From bison being re-introduced into Romania and ferry services in Croatia, Adrian’s column this week has an Eastern European flavour as even a lace festival is taking place in Slovenia.



Rest up Kate – take a baby break

Dec 6th, 2012 | By

Close to home pregnancy breaks for the expectant royal couple



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



Free Wi-fi: should hotels offer it to their customers?

Apr 16th, 2012 | By

Another weekend, another wedding… this one was in Cambridge – a bustling market town famous for its bicycles, choristers and one of the most respected universities in the world, if not its affordable accommodation



I love London!

Apr 1st, 2012 | By

My friend Ben popped down to London from Leeds yesterday. As his time in the capital drew to a close, he confessed that he was more than a little relieved to be leaving – and then laughed as he watched my draw drop to the floor



Westminster makes a welcome u-turn

Dec 17th, 2011 | By

Hurray! Westminster Council has finally seen sense and scrapped its plans to charge for parking in the evenings and on Sundays – for now at least.



Edinburgh to charge £2-per-night tourist tax?

Dec 13th, 2011 | By

UPDATE: 17/12/2011. Scottish Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing has announced that there will be no accommodation tax in Edinburgh.Without the transfer of powers from the government to loacl authorites, any such introduction would be illegal.



Cambridge to charge tourist tax?

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By

Oxford and Cambridge are renowned as two of the world’s most famous university towns and consequently crowded with tourists at any time of year. But perhaps – in the case of Cambridge – not for much longer.



More Money to Spruce Tourism

Mar 30th, 2011 | By

The Lottery Heritage Fund has just announced grants of £10 million towards restoration of some of the UK’s most popular- and not so well known – tourism destinations and attractions.



A Day at Cambridge

Feb 11th, 2011 | By

Exactly how I ended up in Peterhouse college a few weekends ago is a very long story. It has a lot to do with study and the Open University. Every now and again they organise trips and study weekends to some really great places. Peterhouse in Cambridge is the oldest of the Cambridge colleges and I found myself with a free morning and afternoon to wander around Cambridge, heaven really but where to start and what to see?



Ticket to ride: part 2

Sep 12th, 2010 | By

With the rest of the world to explore, it’s easy to overlook what’s on your doorstep – Blighty! In the second part of our British cities series, we open our address books in Bristol, Cambridge and Southend



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.



Mini break of the month: Oxford or Cambridge?

Oct 26th, 2009 | By

Oxford and Cambridge are renowned as two of the world’s most famous university towns and consequently crowded tourist hotspots in the summer ‘high’ season. With autumn and the start of the new semester upon us, now is the time to visit if you want to soak up the history and heritage of either without jostling with throngs of other tourists. The question is Oxford or Cambridge? You decide…