Posts Tagged ‘ Qatar Airways ’

Wales is “standing still”

Aug 6th, 2018 | By

For Wales to grow by 0.5% is lamentable and there is little evidence that Visit Wales or the Welsh government understands that it has a problem let alone knowing how to solve it.



Saturday snippets: 5th May 2018

May 5th, 2018 | By

Star Wars, Kew Gardens and the busiest air route in the world caught Adrian’s attetion this bank holiday weekend along with a cheeky Airbnb offer to manage American government travel accommodation.



Saturday snippets: April 1st 2017

Apr 1st, 2017 | By

Being April Fool’s day, I have resisted the temptation to try and fool you. Instead boring things like VAT, travel insurance fraud and the Battle of (the) Womens Path will have to do.



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: 26th March 2016

Mar 26th, 2016 | By

It’s Easter, the weather is changeable and many are out-and about. For those who have decent weather, look in the events’ column for ideas. For those who haven’t here are some thoughts from this week’s tourism coverage..



From Birmingham to Qatar

Mar 11th, 2016 | By

Not a man to be messed with is Mr Al Baker as Pratt & Whitney, Airbus and various airports have found out.



Saturday snippets: 20th February 2016

Feb 20th, 2016 | By

Running a hotel, where most tourism jobs are in the UK and moving elephants around Malawi occupy some of Adrian’s thoughts this week.



It’s not a sale; it’s a festival

Jan 14th, 2016 | By

If you hear the phrase, travel festival, you’ll probably think first of an event at somewhere like the NEC, Olympia or Manchester Central. But not if you are Qatar Airways.



Saturday snippets: 31st October 2015

Oct 31st, 2015 | By

Adrian looks forward to the World Travel Market next week,, hears of a cure for post-holiday blues and wondres why more of us don’t know about WWI.



Saturday snippets: 9th May 2015

May 9th, 2015 | By

From roses to the Orlando Eye, Adrian takes a glance at some of the news stories you might have missed this week.



Saturday snippets: 13th December 2014

Dec 13th, 2014 | By

Adrian bemoans the fact that nobody has bought him a holiday as a Christmas present, queries why air fares still have such high fuel surcharges and senses the fight to get us to holiday next summer has already begun.



Saturday snippets: St David’s Day

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Adrian joins the celebration of St David’s Day, finds another whisky story and a free tour of Doha amongst this week’s lesser covered stories.



Avoiding a catastrophic situation

Oct 18th, 2012 | By

Yesterday the CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, said that the government needed to look at Heathrow’s capacity or there would be a ‘catastrophic situation.’ It was a necessity he said.



Believing Winners

Jun 26th, 2011 | By

Customer satisfaction is important both to the airline and the airline passenger. Measuring that satisfaction is more difficult. Two organisations, Skytrax and ACI (Airports Council International) are probably the companies you might have come across if you have been asked to give your thoughts. Should you believe one or the other, both or neither?