Posts Tagged ‘ Leeds ’

Hotel room rates drop – slightly!

Jul 4th, 2018 | By

Whilst hoteliers may be concerned about declining rates for rooms, we holidaymakers and travellers should be grateful that a pause has occurred in the price of room rates.



Leave London? Never

Mar 7th, 2018 | By

Ex-Londoners complain that life in the capital circa 2018 is getting worse but Kaye Holland is hooked and hopes never to leave



Eat Leeds Restaurant Week

Feb 19th, 2018 | By

This week is Eat Leeds Restaurant Week in the Yorkshire city, a reminder to people that the restaurant scene in the city is vibrant and attracts people from miles around.



Brexit and being European Capital of Culture 2023

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By

Brexit means we leave the EU in 2019. So why did five UK cities think that they could enter the European Capital of Culture 2023 competition?



Saturday snippets: April 22nd 2017

Apr 22nd, 2017 | By

With a general election called, will VAT and APD charges become an issue? Adrian also looks at touriswm on the Thames, in Durham, Leeds and Chicago whilst wondering what will happen to the street vendors of Bangkok.



Let’s holiday in Leeds

May 27th, 2016 | By

Coming on top of a study by Asda Money that says a third of us will opt for a staycation this year, research from the travel trade show, World Travel Market, suggests that people in Yorkshire are least likely to holiday this year



Why WOULDN’T you want to grow up in London?

Mar 28th, 2014 | By

A new poll has revealed that Londoners think it would be better to grow up outside the capital. Not so, says Kaye Holland



Cheap isn’t always best

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By

A new poll by YouGov reveals that, despite 2012 being a year like no other, 52 per cent of Londoners would rather live in another part of Britain



Where the experts holiday: Dr Jill Nash, best selling travel author

Apr 5th, 2012 | By

Dr. Jill Nash, owner of independent guidebook publishing company ‘Luxury Backpackers’, on Canada, Cornwall and the Lake District’s best kept secrets



I love London!

Apr 1st, 2012 | By

My friend Ben popped down to London from Leeds yesterday. As his time in the capital drew to a close, he confessed that he was more than a little relieved to be leaving – and then laughed as he watched my draw drop to the floor



Magical Christmas markets

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas, without a visit to a Christmas market. We round up some of the best Christmas markets in England.



Caribbean Christmas in Leeds

Nov 18th, 2011 | By

This weekend sees some of the Christmas markets beginning. Well in Leeds, it’s a bit different next weekend. Welcome to the Leeds Caribbean Christmas Fair



Why all the fuss about festivals?

Sep 18th, 2011 | By

I think we can all safely say that summer has been and gone. Regrettably that means no more Wimbledon, no more open air theatre or film screenings and no more strawberries for another year. However this is one summer trend that I won’t be sad to see the back of: festivals.



The Best Tourist Information Office in England?

Feb 7th, 2011 | By

From the image you may not be able to guess where it is. The picture is taken from the entrance from the Grand Arcade, that ornate Victorian splendour running off Grainger Street in Newcastle.
So why do I nominate Newcastle as having the best tourist information office in England? Well to be fair I haven’t visited all the tourist offices in the country.



Staying at Home

Oct 11th, 2010 | By

There has been a flurry of information released that supposedly tells us what we did during the summer. Did we holiday at home or did we go abroad and does it matter to us as the people who went anyway. The only reason we are interested in this sort of news is because of that self-satisfying feel you get in knowing whether you have done something different or whether you have been where others have gone.



Summer Holidays in 2009

Oct 9th, 2009 | By

As the summer ends we are beginning to get a better picture of where we actually went and what we did this summer past.

Both Hoseasons and Park resorts who largely operate holidays in Britain, have announced that they did bumper business this year as did the caravanning industry. Some sites were full in August.