Posts Tagged ‘ Liverpool ’

Why are Norwich residents the most unadventurous?

Sep 23rd, 2018 | By

I pose the question because research commissioned by On The Go Tours suggests that none of the Norwich respondents having done skydiving, and 70% said they never would.



What’s hot: January 2018

Jan 1st, 2018 | By

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



The things you need to know if you are renting out your home for the summer


May 25th, 2017 | By

Renting isn’t always as simple as it seems



What’s hot: November 2016

Oct 31st, 2016 | By

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



What’s hot: October 2016

Sep 30th, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world for October



Showcasing Arab culture

Jul 15th, 2016 | By

Today, the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, the UK’s biggest annual celebration of Arab arts and culture returns to Liverpool for its 15th year.



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



Liverpool tourism awards

May 22nd, 2016 | By

Last Thursday in Liverpool the tourism awards for the area were handed out.



Customer service declines?

Apr 6th, 2016 | By

Liverpool achieved the highest rankings with a calculated score of 8.38 points. I mention the precise score because the second placed city was Cardiff at 8.37 which is a sliver of a whisker behind.



Three queens and a million people

May 25th, 2015 | By

Today Liverpool will see the three queens of the Cunard fleet all meet in Liverpool. That three ships, Queen Victoria, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth are meeting in one port is rare but not unusual.



Hanging out in Hamburg

Aug 17th, 2014 | By

Kaye Holland cuts loose in a city that has become a real hot bed of hedonism



Giant marks WWI centenary

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By
giant grandmother sleeping

Marching in procession around Liverpool, giants will embark on a journey of memories, history and reunion to commemorate the start of the First World War.



What’s hot: April 2014

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This April, all eyes are on London, Los Angeles and Austin…



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



Review: LET IT BE

Oct 12th, 2012 | By

For fans of the Fab Four, new Beatles show LET IT BE is a feel good treat writes Kaye Holland



Go for gold: get training for 2016 with three new Olympic sports

Sep 15th, 2012 | By

As the dust settles over London, talk is turning to Rio. If the Games have left you full of inspiration, get involved with three new Olympic sports and you could be joining TeamGB in 2016…



Fab 50: celebrating 50 years of the Beatles

Aug 16th, 2012 | By

2012 marks 50 years since the release of Love Me Do, the song that catapulted The Beatles into fame and adoration. Running 22 – 28 August, the International Beatle Week Festival 2012 will celebrate this pivotal anniversary with a schedule of events, live gigs, exhibitions, sightseeing tours and more in the boys’ home town of Liverpool



Guests opt for lower quality hotels, as accommodation prices soar during Olympics

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

Overnight stay costs in London have risen considerably during the Summer Olympic Games, with many hotel guests now selecting hotels in a lower star category to save money



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.



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…



Picasso and Tate Liverpool

Jun 1st, 2011 | By

Last week, The Mersey Partnership tourism awards were announced. Tate Liverpool and its Picasso exhibition last year walked away with two of the main awards, the Tourism Marketing Initiative of the Year and the Cultural and Heritage Experience of the Year.



The Terminal: part 2

Feb 15th, 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



Silver Anniversary of Capitals of Culture

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By

It doesn’t seem that it has been 25 years since the Greek actress, Melina Mercouri, and the French culture minister of the time, Jack Lang jointly conceived of the idea of having, each year, a European Capital of Culture. Starting tomorrow, the European Union will be celebrating the idea with a conference in Brussels to consider the achievements and what might be done in the future.
This year there are three capitals of culture per year, Essen in Germany, Istanbul in Turkey and Pecs in Hungary. The idea has been copied in the Middle East, where Alexandria in Egypt is this year’s beneficiary, and the Americas where this year Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic is the winner. As British Tourism Week has ended what next to celebrate tourism? Margaret Hodge our minister for culture, has announced that we will have our own British capital of culture from 2013.



British Customer Service Declines

Mar 17th, 2010 | By
cartoon of an unhappy suitcase

The hotel chain, Jurys, has polled 4,000 Britons to see what they thought were the most unwelcoming cities in the UK. It will probably come as no surprise to you that London was considered to have the worst customer service. People also thought that the locals were ruder than other places. A third regularly didn’t say thank you and over half failed to smile at passers-by. Jurys concluded that this didn’t augur well for us when tourists visit us en masse for the Olympics in 2012.
Is all this a fair accusation at London or indeed, the next most unwelcoming cities of Glasgow, Bradford, Birmingham or Liverpool



Britain is Alive with Pride

Feb 21st, 2010 | By

The phrase above is the slogan that Visit Britain us using as part of its advertising campaign to encourage Americans to come and see us. The slogan thought up by Californian, Jay Masunaga, in a competition designed to publicise Britain as a holiday destination for the gay community.
To complement the promotion, Visit Britain has also come up with categories of people to whom Britain would appeal. These are Foodies, Night Owls, Event-Goers, Culturati, Chillers and Fashionistas. You can guess what most of these are but how about Chillers



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.



Gordon Brown & New Cities of Culture

Jan 9th, 2009 | By

Following on from yesterday’s blog on the success of Liverpool as one of the 2008Cities of Culture, I thought which city this year.As is now the custom there are two, Vilnius in Lithuania and Linz in Austria. Linz is twinned with Edinburgh but as far as I can see, Vilnius is not twinned with any UK city. As would be expected, both have a series of special events to celebrate the year.But it is not only Europe that has cities of culture. Since the nineties
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