Posts Tagged ‘ Northern Ireland ’

A public service or dis-service?

Oct 11th, 2019 | By

If governments feel that urgency is required in cutting emissions, PSO’s need looking at again.

Northern Ireland and Brexit

Jul 11th, 2019 | By

Tourism is one industry that could be hard hit but what solutions does the tourism industry offer?.

What if?

Jun 17th, 2019 | By
Titanic Belfast - biggest tourist attraction in Belfast

The next target for the tourist authority must surely be to attract more tourists from places other than the province.

The finale!

May 20th, 2019 | By

Tonight is the very last episode of Game of Thrones. Maybe. Unless a million people who are demanding an alternative ending to the series get their way.

Game of Thrones’ locations

Apr 15th, 2019 | By

Rest assured, readers, I am not going to give away any plot or character details largely because I didn’t stay up, preferring to sleep the night through.

Its the “Year of…

Dec 27th, 2018 | By

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has declared that it will the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. In Wales it is the Year of Discovery.

Saturday snippets: December 1st 2018

Dec 1st, 2018 | By
Helsinki cathedral

After Brexit there will be flights to counties; some have been already agreed. Other items catching Adrian’s eye include a virtual reality Helsinki, airline seat sizes, Zambia fake news and the Mary Rose

Persuading 16-34 year olds to holiday at home

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

Called ‘Join the World – Discover the UK’ campaign will target, in the words of Visit England, this ‘lost generation.’

The Northern Ireland question

Nov 7th, 2016 | By
A United flight taxing on the runway

To say that there is a lot of anger in Northern Ireland over the decision to cancel the provinces’ only transatlantic flight is a bit of an understatement.

Ireland and Brexit

Jun 28th, 2016 | By

After Brexit what happens when we want to visit the Republic of Ireland? Will people be able to cross the border easily? Will visas be required?

What’s hot: November 2015

Oct 31st, 2015 | By

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

Saturday snippets: 1st August 2015

Aug 1st, 2015 | By
In remembrance poppies at the Tower of London

Grayson Perry, those ceramic poppies that caused such interest last year and an inability to take a day’s holiday – amongst other things – tax Adrian’s thoughts this week

Saturday snippets: 22 February 2014

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By

In a busy week, here are twelve stories you might have missed. And if your going to Orlando let us know about the new passport checking system.

Saturday snippets: 7 December 2013

Dec 7th, 2013 | By

Adrian wades through the infrastructure report to see what is promised the visitor, lauds the smaller than expected January increases in rail fares and wonders why public holidays cost so much – if they do.

Jumping into Northern Ireland

Jan 8th, 2013 | By

As part of the Jump into Ireland campaign, Tourism Ireland is building on its 2012 campaign of getting us to visit Northern Ireland. Last year it was all about the Titanic centenary. This year the province has another big event to celebrate; the fact that Londonderry is the first ever UK capital of culture.

The future of HMS Caroline

Jun 25th, 2012 | By

As you go up to the new Titanic experience in Belfast you pass a number of old buildings. Between them you might just spot a warship if the bus isn’t travelling too fast. This is HMS Caroline – the last survivor of WWI and a ship only recently decommissioned from the navy. But it looks to be in a rather sorry state.

An affordable Olympic experience

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

With just under 200 days to go until the Paralympics event, the countdown for the London Olympic Games is well and truly underway. But what if you missed out on tickets? Happily there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the spirit of the games – from afar or for free. has the insider guide

A day in… Belfast

Jan 30th, 2012 | By

Adrian explores Belfast in a year when the city majors on its links with the ill-fated Titanic.

Northern Ireland is our place

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By

Walk around the centre of Belfast and you will see banners hanging from lamp posts all promoting Belfast tourism. Called “Your Time Our Place,” the event’s host, Eamonn Holmes even tweeted afterwards that we should come and visit “our wee country.”

Making the most of the school strike

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

We understand that many of you will be struggling to find things to do with your kids today, as a result of the strikes in many schools across the country. Here’s a few fab ideas…

APD drops in Northern Ireland

Oct 1st, 2011 | By

What are we to make of the government decision to reduce APD for transatlantic flights out of the province from £60 to £12? The government says it is answer a particular case whereby residents of Northern Ireland can travel to Dublin and only pay €3 instead of £60.

Flying the Flag for Britain and Ireland

Mar 1st, 2011 | By

Both the UK and Ireland have identified the importance of the USA as a source of visitors. New York has more flights to the UK and Ireland than any other destination in the country. Both Visit Britain and Tourism Ireland have offices in New York. Why, then, was there so little representation from either country at the New York Times Travel Show?

Belfast banter

Aug 3rd, 2010 | By

Belfast tends to make the headlines for all the wrong reasons but don’t be deterred from visiting, for the reality is very different. Louise Browne, a Belfast local, reveals all…