Posts Tagged ‘ Greece ’

Thomas Cook collapse affects destinations

Sep 24th, 2019 | By

The collapse of Thomas Cook has hit some destinations and only now in the cold light of day are they realising the implications.



A last-minute break?

Aug 16th, 2019 | By
Djerba- Houmt Souk

Today there is yet another weather warning so I suspect that even more of us will try and book a holiday away.



Saturday snippets: 10th of August 2019

Aug 10th, 2019 | By

Adrian considers the impact of the Mona Lisa, Raffles Hotel in Singapore and hyperloop travel in India. Amongst other things!



Saturday snippets: 27th July 2019

Jul 27th, 2019 | By

Adrian takes a quick tour to see how countries are faring this year.



Restoration at the Parthenon

Jun 4th, 2019 | By

Go to Athens and there is every chance that you will visit the Parthenon, certainly one of the greatest survivors from the golden age of ancient Greece.



Holidays outside the eurozone

Apr 30th, 2019 | By

It is non-EU countries like Turkey and Tunisia which are proving popular, along with all-inclusive deals as customers “lock-in” costs



Greece prepares for Brexit

Mar 6th, 2019 | By

Greece has a special website with a question and answer format to allay doubts and to demonstrate that visiting the country will remain pretty easy.



Saturday snippets: 26th of January

Jan 26th, 2019 | By
image of Virgin West Coast trains

An event on a train eads Adrian’s summing up of the work. Thanks should go the Train Manager who helped make the day for school children



Saturday snippets: 8th of December 2018

Dec 8th, 2018 | By

Lapland doesn’t exist according to some people. On the other hand Hogwarts and Gotham City do. One report says that we will also spend less on Christmas this year. Adrian asks if this is humbug!



2018: best year ever for Greece

Nov 14th, 2018 | By

That was what the Greek tourism minister, Elena Kountoura said when she was in London recently for World Travel Market.



Athens as a year-round destination

Nov 7th, 2018 | By

Athens & Partners wants more people to stay in the capital if they are just using it as a gateway before travelling on to the islands or other Greek destinations.



“Hercules – The 12 Labors”

Oct 16th, 2018 | By

This is the name given to an exhibition being held in Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki.



Saturday snippets: 13th October 2018

Oct 13th, 2018 | By
the Acropolis at night

Destinations are pointing out what a good summer it has been for them. But a VAT increase in Ireland may deter UK tourists from visiting the Republic.



Holidaying abroad but spending less

Oct 10th, 2018 | By

The report tells us that Spain and Portugal remained popular which will surprise absolutely no-one. But holidays in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria became much more popular.



How was it for you?

Sep 27th, 2018 | By
Cart driver in Tunisia waving

I suspect that neither Thomas Cook nor TUI are too happy with us – their customers and potential customers.



How Athens got its groove back

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

Athens is where it’s at



Where we are holidaying this summer

Jul 16th, 2018 | By

It will surprise no one that Spain and its islands are once again the most popular destination for summer holidays this year. After all, it’s been the same for decades.



Saturday snippets: 14th of July 2018

Jul 14th, 2018 | By

Even if the weather didn’t tell us, summer is here now the Proms, the Liverpool Biennale, the Ekhof Festival and striking travel staff tell us it is.



Saturday snippets: 9th June 2018

Jun 9th, 2018 | By

This weekend is Trooping the Colour and this coming week is National Picnic Week. The good weather is encouraging more of us to enjoy the great outdoors so have a look at our events listings.



The world according to TUI

May 10th, 2018 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

The tour operator, TUI released is results and outlook yesterday with bookings across the group up by 5.5%.



Turkey is the people’s choice

Apr 24th, 2018 | By

The announcement in Thomas Cook’s Holiday Report 2018 that Tukey is outselling the Canary Islands will surprise many holidaymakers.



Saturday snippets: 14th April 2018

Apr 14th, 2018 | By

With so many destinations recording increased British visitor numbers, tenerife is trying to attract even more of us with its medical tourism promotion!



Saturday snippets: 31st March 2018

Mar 31st, 2018 | By

An enquiry into motorway service area fuel prices, losing passports and increased visitor numbers to Paris and Greece make Adrian’s notes this week.



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



Saturday snippets: 10th February 2018

Feb 10th, 2018 | By

The anniversary of HMS Belfast being launched, snow sculpting in Finland, free travel for local heroes on the Talyllyn Railway and development plans at George Best Belfast City Airport are some of the snippets Adrian has gathered together this week.



Saturday snippets: 3rd February 2018

Feb 3rd, 2018 | By

Ziplining in Ras Al Khaimah, passport price increases and learing that we are creatue of habit when travelling took Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 6th January 2018

Jan 6th, 2018 | By

Adrian sums up some of the smaller stories of the week.



The Year That Was

Dec 28th, 2017 | By

It’s been a busy year of travelling and it’s time to take stock. Here Just About Travel contributor and travel enthusiast, Kaye Holland, shares some of her favourite destinations from 2017