Posts Tagged ‘ Natural History Museum ’

Saturday snippets: 5th November 2016

Nov 5th, 2016 | By
dragon head

Never underestimate a dragon. It has been responsible for attracting visitors to heritage sites in Wales just as Taylor Swift has attracted people to New York. They are just two items that Adrian includes in his Saturday column this week.



What’s hot: August 2016

Aug 1st, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now



Ice, ice baby

Dec 5th, 2013 | By

Kaye Holland has the low-down on the winter ice rinks in London worth getting your skates on for



London’s Not Forgotten

Dec 23rd, 2010 | By

You might remember that CD-Traveller (23rd November 2011) mentioned that Visit London looked as though it would lose all its funding because nobody seemed to remember it when they created budgets to come into operation after the demise of its paymaster, the London Development Agency (LDA). As Denis facetiously commented at the time on our website, “makes you proud to be a Londoner.” A month on and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has ridden to the rescue finding £14 million pounds per annum for the next four years. Except it’s not quite that clear.
The funding is for a new, yet to be named, body that will merge three existing organisiations, Visit London, Think London (apparently this attracts inward investment) and Study London. (attracts students to London universities and colleges)



Britain’s Attractions in 2009

Mar 9th, 2010 | By

The figures for what we visited last year have been released by ALVA, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Between their 42 members, they are responsible for nearly 1,600 different attractions. But not every attraction is a member and not every member provides figures so there could be more popular places around.
Last year more of us visited their attractions than ever before. The figures were up by nearly 11% over 2009 which may not be that surprising given that 2009 was a year when more of us holidayed at home.
Rather obviously, those that didn’t make an entry charge filled the top 5 positions with the British Museum being the leading attraction in the country with over 5.5 million visits.