Posts Tagged ‘ Costa Rica ’

Hot tips for 2019

Dec 26th, 2018 | By

We start our survey of what the industry “experts” suggest by looking at ABTA, the main trade body for the British travel industry, and what it thinks will be the top twelve destinations to watch over the coming year.



Saturday snippets: 3rd November 2018

Nov 3rd, 2018 | By
image of Virgin West Coast trains

The largest statue in the world, removing travel restrictions on Virgin Trains on Friday afternoons, changing Turkish visa restrictions and a new fare structure at Thomas Cook are just some of the stories that Adrian looks at this week.



What’s hot: November 2018

Nov 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world, right now



Poás Volcano National Park re-opens

Oct 5th, 2018 | By

The Poás Volcano National Park was one of the biggest national and international tourist attractions until it was closed. Now the tourist authorities will be hoping that it reclaims that status after such a long closure.



Saturday snippets: 25th of August 2018

Aug 25th, 2018 | By
Costa Rica

There are a spate of cruise stories this week as most of us settle down to enjoy the last bank holiday until Christmas.



Saturday snippets: 24th February 2018

Feb 24th, 2018 | By

In a week that saw International Tourist Guide Day, Adrian looks at the smaller tourist and travel stories such as a new helicopter link to the Scillies, price increases ar Disney and Universal and the cancellation of a project to have a zip wire in the Lake District



Costa Rica’s “Pura Vida”

Feb 2nd, 2018 | By

The central American country of Costa Rica has launched a new tourism strategy for 2018. Called Wellness Pura Vida.’ It means to look after the body and soul.



Saturday snippets: 9th December 2017

Dec 9th, 2017 | By

Light shows, a fast train servce in Germany and anniversaries seem to dominate Adrian’s thinking this week!



Saturday snippets: June 3rd 2017

Jun 3rd, 2017 | By
Big Bling sculpture

Britons seem to be holidaying further afield. Peru, Costa Rica and Nicaragua all saw more British visitors. And in a week where airline customer service has been to the fore, Adrian has some stories about our rights.



A bit of Britain in Buenos Aires

Jul 17th, 2016 | By

Argentines and expats alike have developed an appetite for the charming British ritual of afternoon tea as Emily Farmer – the Brit whose baking has hit the big time in Buenos Aires – can attest



Our tips for 2016

Dec 29th, 2015 | By

In summary, then, in alphabetical order, here are our top tips for 2016: Anguilla, Cardigan Bay, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Germany, Hull, Peru, South Korea, Uruguay, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.



Best value destinations

Nov 15th, 2015 | By

Our essential annual hot-list of where in the world to go for wallet-friendly wandering, whether you’re hunting for a bargain or in search of old-school cheapness. Splurgers, look elsewhere.



What’s hot: October 2015

Oct 1st, 2015 | By

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



Saturday snippets: 8th August 2015

Aug 8th, 2015 | By
panoramic view of Ljubjlana

Slovenia is the latest country to announce that more Brits are visiting than ever before. For the first six months of this year, visiting Brits are up by almost a quarter. Now we are their fourth biggest market after Italy, Germany and Austria. So why are we going there? Numbers would have been inflated by the Slovenia vs England UEFA Qualifying football match in Ljubljana but having new flight connections between Southend and Maribor has helped make it easier for those in East Anglia to get there.
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What’s hot: March 2015

Mar 1st, 2015 | By

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



Costa Rica: Up sloth and personal

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
sloth in Costa Rica

Judith visits Costa Rica, a destination visited by thousands of Americans because of direct flights but which we are only just discovering



Saturday snippets: 4th October 2014

Oct 4th, 2014 | By
image of Stirling Castle

Adrian remebers the entreprenrial Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, records the saving of the Wedgwood Collection for our countries, and looks at how successful some places have been in enticing us to visit them.



The best place to be today

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By

The low-down on where we should be escaping to this October



Saturday snippets: 9th August 2014

Aug 9th, 2014 | By
Llanelli eisteddfod

From the Eisteddfod to the Edinbugh Festivals via Costa Rica, Philadelphia and Lisbon, Adrian looks at the lesser stories of the week.



Saturday snippets: 28th June 2014

Jun 28th, 2014 | By
Antiguan beach

For some reason – maybe to forget the rain of yesterday and today – Adrian seems to have concentrated on warm places with spectacular beaches like Antigua, the British Virgin Islands and the Isle of Wight!



What’s hot: December 2013

Dec 1st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Barbados and British Airways are in the headlines for all the right reasons but it’s bad news for residents of Stoke on Trent and Red Sea hoteliers



Best value destinations

Nov 20th, 2013 | By

When times are tight, we suggest you travel more, not less – but pick carefully. This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come



CD-Traveller’s travel highlights and trends: part two

Dec 18th, 2012 | By

The CD-Traveller team share their favourite 2012 travel experiences and look at the top spots for 2013



A taste of central America

Jun 7th, 2012 | By

Feeling a little flat now that the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations have been and gone? We know the feeling which is why we’re looking forward to next week’s first ever Central American Food Festival in London



Launch of Travel Tots UK makes light of travelling with a baby

Mar 21st, 2012 | By

Travelling with children can be trying to say the least. Enter Travel Tots UK – a new travel service aimed at making travelling and holidaying with a baby that bit easier.



Where the experts holiday: Marion Schumacher

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

Marion Schumacher, the Ritz-Carlton’s regional director of public relations (Europe), shares her holiday experiences exclusively with CD Traveller



Staycation or Go Abroad?

Jun 14th, 2010 | By

There are signs that Britons are going further for their holidays. Last year was the year of the staycation and the government has announced that they are going to try to persuade us to holiday in the UK. But it seems we aren’t neglecting a desire to travel further afield as well. Five different destinations have announced that visitor figures from the UK are up.



Where the Experts say You’ll Holiday

Jan 2nd, 2010 | By

Just before Christmas, we mentioned a few ideas that some of the experts thought would flourish in 2010. Today we have the thoughts of another four groups on what they think, ABTA, IPK, STA Travel and the Intercontinental Hotels chain. You might remember that Mintel thought it would be another year of the staycation with days out and weekend breaks becoming more prominent. And Euromonitor forecast the rise of pop up hotels which could be assembled (and taken down) quickly and which would offer inexpensive accommodation.
ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) says that Sri Lanka, Mexico and Thailand will see more tourists from the UK than they had in 2009.