Posts Tagged ‘ Southampton ’

Will Airbnb become passé?

May 3rd, 2018 | By

Given the crackdown by governments around the world on how much time private flat owners can rent out their properties via Airbnb or some similar booking site, it could be that the hometel launch is accurately timed.



Wrexham and Belfast – as different as chalk and cheese.

May 15th, 2017 | By

This survey says that, overall, Brits rate themselves only as a mildly intrepid. The Scots are the bravest Brits (46%, compared to 33% of English 36% of Welsh, and 11% of Northern Irish respondents.



Saturday snippets: 25th of June 2016

Jun 25th, 2016 | By

Has Brexit been over- estimated by the travel industry? Adrian hardly mentions the subject concentrating on the Qantas competition to Sydney, The World Eskimo Olympic Games and National Tom Sawyer Day



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



The great Southampton obstacle course

Jul 31st, 2013 | By

Surely this is a new form of tourist attraction. Come to Southampton and join the treasure hunt to find the tourist office.



Where visitors to the UK go

Nov 17th, 2011 | By

Which are the most popular places to go in the UK for overseas visitors? Counting how many of us visit our own cities isn’t easy but for those coming from abroad, the International Passenger Survey provides some answers and now, Visit Britain has played looked at the data and come up with some answers.



Celebrate National Cruise Week with MSC’s £1 all inclusive drinks package

Sep 21st, 2011 | By

To celebrate National Cruise week (which runs until September 25), MSC Cruises is offering customers who book a 2012 Mediterranean summer cruise, an All Inclusive Drinks Package for only £1 per person.



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



A Titanic Voyage Awaits

Oct 11th, 2009 | By

There can’t be many people in the world who aren’t aware of the Titanic and its sinking after hitting an iceberg in April 1912. It seems that this story will live on for ever.

We have already heard that a £28 million museum containing over 4,000 bits of information and exhibits will be partly open in Southampton in time for the centenary anniversary in 2012 (providing another £10 million can be found.)