Posts Tagged ‘ Eden Project ’

Saturday snippets: 4th May 2019

May 4th, 2019 | By

Vivid Sydney, Black Sabbath and Machu Picco by rail are some of the thoughts of Adrian this week.



The Visit England Awards for Excellence 2017

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
aerial view of Waddesdon Manor

Visit England says, “The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence are different to other quality standards as they recognise and celebrate excellence across customer service and the quality of the experience.”



South West Tourism Excellence Awards

Feb 7th, 2017 | By
Bath's Roman baths

A tourist information centre – Gloucester Tourist Information Centre – was not only named Tourist Information Service of the Year but also Winner of Winners.



Cornwall Tourism Awards

Nov 25th, 2016 | By
pod cabins at Corwalls Hendra Holiday park

Now in their 15th year, the Cornwall Tourism Awards saw an increase to 195 entries entering the 25 different categories.



Saturday snippets: 18th July 2015

Jul 18th, 2015 | By
modern visitors to Pompeii

A Light show, dinosaurs, a dam and Porsche off-road driving are just a few of the things that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



Foodie Cornwall

Jun 20th, 2015 | By

Being a foodie, Natasha had to spend some time in Padstow and the Camel Valley exploring the food and wine.



Dinosaurs Unleashed

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By

Last Monday a new “attraction” opened at the Eden Project in Cornwall. Designed to appeal to the young and the inquisitive, the idea behind “Dinosaurs Unleashed” is that it will turn visitors into explorers.



Cornwall is connected

Apr 6th, 2014 | By

Two days ago on April 4th, the railway line re-opened allowing visitors to travel by train to Cornwall again.



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



Events you shouldn’t miss

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By

Recently we have had was “No Trousers on the Tube” Day which was held as part of the international “Global No Pants on the Subway Day.” Maybe you wouldn’t have gone to see that one but there are lots of “interesting events” that happen each year that will give a good day out.



The BTA winners

Nov 7th, 2011 | By

Remember voting for which travel companies you thought were the best in the British Travel Awards? Altogether, 700,000 votes were received. Last Wednesday the winners were announced.



The Eden awards

Sep 28th, 2011 | By

No, this has nothing to do with the Eden Project in Cornwall. This has nothing (that I can see) to do with the UK since we don’t seem to be involved. (this could change next year.) This is an EU award scheme that spreads wider than the EU as Turkey and Iceland are involved as well. These awards go to 21 different locations for excellence in tourism, all of them smaller places that might not otherwise attract attention.



Britain’s Attractions in 2009

Mar 9th, 2010 | By

The figures for what we visited last year have been released by ALVA, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Between their 42 members, they are responsible for nearly 1,600 different attractions. But not every attraction is a member and not every member provides figures so there could be more popular places around.
Last year more of us visited their attractions than ever before. The figures were up by nearly 11% over 2009 which may not be that surprising given that 2009 was a year when more of us holidayed at home.
Rather obviously, those that didn’t make an entry charge filled the top 5 positions with the British Museum being the leading attraction in the country with over 5.5 million visits.



Maldives Widens Tourist Appeal

Nov 10th, 2009 | By

The Maldives has been in the news quite a lot recently. Their cabinet, you might remember, held a cabinet meeting under water to highlight the effects of climate change. When you think of the Maldives the first thought is of a luxury holiday location. Now the tourism authority is trying to encourage 3 and 4 star hotels so that there is more on offer to suit every pocket. Independent travellers like backpackers are also welcome and will find it easier to get around as new infrastructure projects are completed.



Anglesey Tourism

Sep 22nd, 2009 | By

Tourism is also economic generation or even regeneration.

Let me explain. Investing in something that brings tourists to a destination means that money flows into the local economy. It also provides jobs or prevents jobs being lost. Persuading some manufacturer to base a factory in your area can cost more in development grants and subsidies than it may cost to develop a camp site or an attraction. So, more and more, places look to tourism as a way or killing two birds with one stone.



What Do Visitors Want to See in the UK?

Sep 18th, 2009 | By

Two recent surveys, one by Visit England and the other by the foreign exchange bureaux company, First Rate both claim to be able to reveal what visitors to our shores want to see. Unfortunately the two say different things. the findings from Visit England are based on visitor entry numbers and since places like Trafalgar Square and Tower Bridge are free to walk around (unless you want to go into Tower Bridge), visits aren’t counted.