Posts Tagged ‘ Gatwick ’

Saturday snippets: 28th May 2016

May 28th, 2016 | By

Airport delays, strikes in France, Belgium and Greece, restrictions on island destinations in Thailand all tend to deflate Adrian this coming bank holiday.

Procrastinating politicians

May 10th, 2016 | By

How much longer do we all have to put up with claim and counter-claim before the government announces its decision?

What’s hot: May 2016

May 2nd, 2016 | By
Macchi Piccu, Peru

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world this month

What’s hot: February 2016

Jan 30th, 2016 | By
Macchi Piccu, Peru

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

End of year rail disruption

Dec 23rd, 2015 | By

Without fail, Network Rail and the companies plan timetables akin to Sunday services and schedule engineering works that mean unbelievable disruption at a time when festive bonhomie is supposed to ride high.

Saturday snippets: 19th December 2015

Dec 19th, 2015 | By

This week I start this column by blowing Just about Travel’s trumpet. In their German National Travel Writers Awards, the German National Tourist Office has voted us best in the online category for 2015.

Airport rumblings

Dec 15th, 2015 | By

No sooner had the government kicked into touch for six months the decision on where airport expanson would occur in the south east than the bitter arguments are starting.

Saturday snippets: 12th December 2015

Dec 12th, 2015 | By
cartoon of beach and Merry Christmas

Where are we going for Christmas? Which destinations are have attracted us and will continue to do so in 2016?

Saturday snippets: 4th Juy 2015

Jul 4th, 2015 | By

Street painting, scarec rows and the atrocity in Sousse are some of the thoughts occupying Adrian this week.

Its Heathrow. Maybe…

Jul 1st, 2015 | By

Why do the arguments this morning sound more like the beginning of a campaign rather than the decisive end of one?

New security at Gatwick

Apr 30th, 2015 | By

At Gatwick they have introduced a different way of going through security.

What’s hot: April 2015

Mar 31st, 2015 | By

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

Saturday snippets: 13th December 2014

Dec 13th, 2014 | By

Adrian bemoans the fact that nobody has bought him a holiday as a Christmas present, queries why air fares still have such high fuel surcharges and senses the fight to get us to holiday next summer has already begun.

Saturday snippets: 22nd November 2014

Nov 22nd, 2014 | By
Battle of waterloo British troops memorial

The Battle of Waterloo, Moscow, Great Yarmouth and a Cornish oratory are among the things that attracted my attention this week.

Saturday snippets: 2nd August 2014

Aug 2nd, 2014 | By
Copan in Honduras

Behinning with stories of indigenous peoples, Adrian ends up considering jousting at Leeds Castle and getting to Luton Airport in his regular summary of the smaller stories of the week,

Saturday snippets: 10th May 2014

May 10th, 2014 | By

In a busy week, Adrian covers eleven stories that you might not have read about includingb a new Charlie Chaplin museum, pálinka tasting in Budapest and dragon boat racing in Macau.

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

Concern for airline passengers

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

The boss of British Airways and Iberia, Willie Walsh, yesterday hit out at Heathrow saying that it was ripping off passengers by use of excessive charges. Is there truth behind this or is it just two businesses playing politics to get the best deals for themselves?

What’s hot: April 2013

Mar 30th, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot in the travel world, right now

What’s hot: February 2013

Feb 2nd, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, The Shard and Sri Lanka are hitting the headlines for all the right reasons, but trips to Thailand are in trouble

Air Europa launches new route to Bolivia

Dec 29th, 2012 | By

Twice-weekly flights to Santa Cruz are now operating from Gatwick via Madrid

Hurry up! The Ski Lucky Draw of the year is closing soon

Oct 13th, 2012 | By

In a bid to attract more new UK skiers, Les 3 Vallées in France (the world’s largest ski area, settled in the French Alps), has launched its Easy Rider campaign

Elba: more paradise than prison

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

Elba – the island of Napoleon’s exile – is more of a paradise than a prison, writes Judith Baker

The government and Heathrow

Mar 26th, 2012 | By

At the last election both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats said no to a third runway at Heathrow. Boris said that it would be built over his dead body. Justine Greening, the Transport Secretary, campaigned against it and her constituency sits under the flight path. Now stories in the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph suggest the government is having a rethink.

The Budget and you

Mar 21st, 2012 | By

here wasn’t a lot in the budget about travelling or holidays. More was left unsaid. For example there was absolutely nothing about any postponement or cancellation of the increase in APD that is due to come into effect in April.

Gatwick gets The Goring treatment

Feb 25th, 2012 | By

London’s second airport has hired The Goring – the West End hotel where Kate Middleton spent her last night as a single woman – to teach airport staff how to deliver service fit for royalty ahead of the Olympics.

Jamie Oliver arrives at Gatwick

Feb 16th, 2012 | By

Gatwick airport has announced that celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, will be launching a news restaurant at Gatwick’s North Terminal this summer.

Gatwick takes off

Dec 16th, 2011 | By

More passengers chose to take off from Gatwick rather than its bigger London rival, Heathrow, throughout November. Gatwick reported that it saw an extra 12,800 fliers last month – representing a rise of 0.6 percent.