Posts Tagged ‘ Maldives ’

What’s hot: May 2017

Apr 30th, 2018 | By

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



Saturday snippets: 28th April 2018

Apr 28th, 2018 | By

In a week in which a bird wanted to view impressionist paintings and Venice segregated tourists from locals, Adrian wraps up the smaller stories of the week



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!



Barbados tops satisfaction index

Mar 11th, 2018 | By
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Norstat announced the winners of its Destination Satisfaction Index and the overall winner was Barbados. Second was the Seychelles and third, Bermuda.



What’s hot: March 2018

Mar 1st, 2018 | By

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



Saturday snippets: 6th January 2018

Jan 6th, 2018 | By

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



Saturday snippets: 11th March 2017

Mar 11th, 2017 | By
Trabant bearing the words I love Berlin

I am back from Berlin. Just. I managed to get out just before the airport security staff strike began. here’s a round-up of some of the week’s happenings



Saturday snippets: 11th February 2017

Feb 11th, 2017 | By
aerial image of Maldives

No beer or sausages on Friday as the Germans try to persuade Adrian and others to write about Germany. What is the world coming to?



Seaplanes and a honeymoon to remember

Apr 15th, 2016 | By

Would it be an indulgence to fly on a seaplane from Malé to your resort?



Saturday snippets: 14th October 2015

Nov 14th, 2015 | By

Adrian looks at the possibility of having one visa in the future to cover seven central American countries, the continuing trials of Mr Platt and how easy it was to take down Norwich Airports website.



Just the package

Oct 25th, 2015 | By

Operators have a growing range of packages geared to families; from the most adventurous tour to relaxing holiday clubs. Letting someone else do the legwork for you will ensure your holiday is worry-free – as long as you make the right choice.



Visiting North Africa

Oct 8th, 2015 | By
Cart driver in Tunisia waving

Travelzoo says that three out of four British holidaymakers are actively avoiding Islamic countries following recent acts of terrorism.



Saturday snippets: 23rd of May 2015

May 23rd, 2015 | By

Sheep racing on Sark, Henry VIII and the annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games are a few of the evnts that captured Adrian’s eye this week.



Saturday snippets: 29th November 2014

Nov 29th, 2014 | By

Bournemouth and Blackpool took some knocks his week, Israel put on display recently found antiquities and where is the tallest Christmas tree in the UK?



Saturday snippets: 20th September 2014

Sep 20th, 2014 | By
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Deciding he hasn’t enough money to buy his own hideaway in the Maldives, Adrian settles on some other upcoming events.



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…



It’s Vietnam, Mexico and Cuba

Feb 19th, 2014 | By
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For 34 years Kuoni has been undertaking it’s annual Travel Trends Report which is a reasonable pointer to those destinations that appeal to those able to trave long-haul.



What’s hot: November 2013

Oct 31st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, it’s a great time to visit Poland or the pandas in Chengdu but Botswana is being boycotted



What’s hot: July 2013

Jun 30th, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world right now



What’s hot: October 2012

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month business class passengers, Barcelona FC and boozy Brits are all generating media inches



What’s hot: March 2012

Mar 1st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Croydon and coach tours of the M25 are proving (inexplicably) popular



Where the Experts Holiday: Martin Anslow of Escape Events

Jan 26th, 2011 | By

What do you like to do on holiday? Diving and trekking Where did you last travel? Burma Do you know where you’re going next? Maldives Of all the places you’ve been to, what was your favourite and why? Vietnam in 1990 – as it was so untouched by mainstream tourism Which destination do you wish to travel to but haven’t been there yet? Antarctica In your own area, what would you recommend tourists see that isn’t in the travel guides? Come to Adventure Travel Live
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BA and the Top 10 Destinations of 2010

Nov 19th, 2009 | By

British Airways has announced its list of 10 destinations that it thinks will influence you to decide where to go on your holidays next year. In any list like this you have to bear a couple of things in mind, the first being that BA flies to all the destinations it suggests and therefore that may have influenced the list. Secondly it is subjective. We don’t know how these places got on the list. Probably some “expert” decided or it coincided with a new or improved service to that destination by BA. I could be completely wrong there but, as I said, who knows. Still it is interesting to se whether our ideas match those of BA.

The list is Cape Town, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Dubrovnik, New York, Stockholm, the Maldives and Delhi.



Maldives Widens Tourist Appeal

Nov 10th, 2009 | By

The Maldives has been in the news quite a lot recently. Their cabinet, you might remember, held a cabinet meeting under water to highlight the effects of climate change. When you think of the Maldives the first thought is of a luxury holiday location. Now the tourism authority is trying to encourage 3 and 4 star hotels so that there is more on offer to suit every pocket. Independent travellers like backpackers are also welcome and will find it easier to get around as new infrastructure projects are completed.



Fiji and Low Carbon Travel

Nov 5th, 2009 | By

We hear a lot about the effects of travel on the amount of carbon emissions created. Being sceptical along the lines of Tom Fuller who writes a really interesting environmental column in the Los Angeles Examiner (freely available via the net), I am not an ardent proponent but neither do I believe that life stays the same. There is another climate change meeting coming up in Copenhagen shortly and Fiji has rather stolen some of the thunder by declaring that, as an entire nation, they will become a low carbon destination.



Attracting more Tourists to Oman, Thailand and the Maldives

Apr 15th, 2009 | By

Tourists mean money. Tourists mean economic growth so in the straightened times we find ourselves in, some countries are doing their utmost to get us to visit them.In the Middle East, neighbours are trying to clone Dubai’s success. Oman aims to quadruple the number of tourists visiting there to 12 million by 2020 and has therefore announced it is spending $10 billion on airport expansion, 10 new resort developments and a major convention centre. Will Oman look like Dubai does now in a few years?
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A New Home for the Maldives?

Nov 11th, 2008 | By

The Guardian ran a story yesterday that was widely picked up by press around the world.Although there seems no confirmation on the website of the new president, Mohammed Nasheen, The Guardian says that because of climate change, the islanders will start looking for land elsewhere that they can move to if climate change causes their islands to be flooded.Most of the 1200 plus islands ( about 570 miles south of India) that make up the Maldives are only about 4 and a half feet (1.5
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