Posts Tagged ‘ Glasgow ’

The Britannia anniversary

Apr 16th, 2018 | By

Today marks the day when, sixty-five years ago, the royal yacht Britannia was launched on the Clyde in Glasgow and twenty years since Britannia came to its current berth on Edinburgh.

Wrexham and Belfast – as different as chalk and cheese.

May 15th, 2017 | By

This survey says that, overall, Brits rate themselves only as a mildly intrepid. The Scots are the bravest Brits (46%, compared to 33% of English 36% of Welsh, and 11% of Northern Irish respondents.

Saturday snippets: March 25th 2017

Mar 25th, 2017 | By

Next week, Alaska celebrates 150 years as being part of the US. India and Vietnam celebrate more British visitors and Glaswegians celebrate a new way to pay for their travel tickets!

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.

Win tickets to one of The CRUISE Shows

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By

Discover a whole world of voyages at one of The CRUISE Shows this autumn…

Saturday snippets: 19th March 2016

Mar 19th, 2016 | By

As easter approached, Adrian has a rather full column rannging from theme parks to gardens and from the new Glasgow Restaurant Festival to how some destinations just have some kitties to entice us to them.

Win tickets to The CRUISE Show – Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow

Jun 1st, 2015 | By

Discover a whole world of voyages at one of The CRUISE Shows this autumn…

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.

Glasgow is great!

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By

The Commonwealth Games aren’t the only reason to visit Scotland’s largest city

Win tickets to the 2014 autumn CRUISE shows

Jul 8th, 2014 | By

The CRUISE Show visits Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow this autumn – and we have 10 pairs of tickets up for grabs!

Win tickets to the CRUISE show!

Jul 15th, 2013 | By

Win tickets to the CRUISE Show!

People make Glasgow

Jun 28th, 2013 | By

This is the new slogan that is launched today to encourage us to visit the city. It is the result of, according to the council leader, interviews with over 40 business, academic and private organisations and five weeks consultationplus an international appeal for ideas.

European Museum of the Year

May 26th, 2013 | By

Two years ago the Riverside Museum opened in its Zaha Hadid building. Now it basks in an achievement that few British museums achieve. It has been named European Museum of the Year.

Fashionable West Lothian: part two

Jan 31st, 2013 | By

Simon Walton concludes his strut through Scotland’s West Lothian. Last time, he was on the catwalk, with Karl Lagerfeld, who unveiled his new Chanel collection at the region’s Linlithgow Palace. For this second instalment, our correspondent heads from high couture to high street, and checks in at the check outs in the retail heartland of Scotland’s heartland

Fashionable West Lothian

Jan 29th, 2013 | By

Fashionistas have found it, now it’s our turn. Meticulously coutured Simon Walton follows King Karl Lagerfeld down the queen’s catwalk and into West Lothian, the plaid not plain host for Chanel’s Métiers d’Art

Win Tickets to The Telegraph CRUISE Shows!

Sep 12th, 2012 | By

The Telegraph CRUISE Show will be taking place at the SECC in Glasgow from 6-7 October 2012 and at Birmingham’s NEC from 20-21 October 2012

Win Tickets to The Telegraph CRUISE Shows!

Aug 19th, 2012 | By

The UK’s biggest cruise showcase is perfect both for those new to cruising and needing help to plan their first voyage, as well as seasoned cruisers looking for inspiration for their next holiday at sea

Cruising no longer only for the newly weds, the over fed and the nearly dead…

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

The Telegraph CRUISE Show blows the top cruise myths out of the water for CD-Traveller readers

An affordable Olympic experience

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

With just under 200 days to go until the Paralympics event, the countdown for the London Olympic Games is well and truly underway. But what if you missed out on tickets? Happily there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the spirit of the games – from afar or for free. has the insider guide

Where visitors to the UK go

Nov 17th, 2011 | By

Which are the most popular places to go in the UK for overseas visitors? Counting how many of us visit our own cities isn’t easy but for those coming from abroad, the International Passenger Survey provides some answers and now, Visit Britain has played looked at the data and come up with some answers.

What’s hot: November 2011

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month it’s good news for Greenwich and Glasgow but Gulf Air may want to rethink their plans to introduce in-flight phone and internet access

What’s hot: October 2011

Oct 1st, 2011 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, it’s good news for Glasgow and Gothenburg and gourmands in London, but we’ve lost trust in TripAdvisor…

Glasgow’s great, but it’s not capital worthy

Sep 27th, 2011 | By

According to Rough Guides, Glasgow should be the Scottish capital. The travel guide publishers have hailed the city as a “warmer less expensive alternative” to its east coast rival

123,882 Extra Hotel Rooms

May 1st, 2011 | By

According to STR Global, the compilers of worldwide hotel data, this is the number of hotel rooms that will open in Europe during 2011. That amounts to 747 new hotels but what’s that considering the size of Europe? The interest is in where the expansion is happening.

The Terminal

Feb 14th, 2011 | By

Escaping to sunnier shores with the kids this half term but wondering which airport to fly out from? Make up your mind with our handy guide

Celtic Connections Start

Jan 16th, 2011 | By

In Glasgow on Thursday night, the annual Celtic Connections began with a torchlight parade beginning in George Square. This is the 18th annual Connections and it has found a niche for itself in the often barren cultural attraction time of January. Running until the end of the month, 1,500 performers in 300 plus events will appear in 13 different venues throughout the city.

Doing Arran in a day

Nov 2nd, 2010 | By

The Isle of Arran is known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ owing to its remarkable mix of mountains, rolling hills, charming villages and beautiful coastline. Resident, Claire Richardson, tells us how to ‘do Arran in a day’

Going the Extra Mile

May 7th, 2010 | By

Courtesy in tourism is considered a must-have. Any organisation that deals with the public tends to have had training at some stage so that they can achieve high customer satisfaction ratings. Usually it comes down to politeness and a willingness to help – and that seems to satisfy most providers. But going the extra mile to deliver the kind of service that makes the customer say “wow” is rare. Living in the south-east of England, it could be that we are not used to people
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