Posts Tagged ‘ spain ’

A visit to Salvador Dali, the Spanish master of surrealism

Mar 22nd, 2018 | By

Whatever the future of Catalonia, three places – Cadaquès, Figueras and Putbol – will forever stay as Salvador Dali country.

Saturday snippets: 17th March 2018

Mar 17th, 2018 | By

Today is, of course, St Patrick’s Day. And as the world knows by now, the Irish go out of their way to persuade other destinations to colour themselves green. Once again, Niagara Falls will be illuminated by green light from 9pm until 1am on both the Canadian and American side of the falls. Amongst the other buildings illuminated will be the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the London Eye, the Colosseum in Rome and the
> Read more

Saturday snippets: 17th February 2018

Feb 17th, 2018 | By

AS Cinese New Year gets away Adrian highlights a few places to see the festivities in the UK and Ireland

The wines of La Gomera

Feb 1st, 2018 | By

Spain has a long tradition of winemaking but many people think that the best wines are limited to the Spanish mainland. This isn’t necessarily the case. Take the small island of La Gomera in the Canary Isles.

Spain overtakes USA

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, (WTO) Spain is expected to replace the USA as the world’s second-biggest tourism destination.

Londoners not holidaying in Spain

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By

From research conducted by ATOL (which I mentioned last Saturday,) it appears that Londoners are less likely that people from other parts of the UK to holiday in Spain.

Saturday snippets: 16th December 2017

Dec 16th, 2017 | By

Light displays at home and abroad, busking, skiing and the Danish uber restaurant, Noma, feature in this column of snippets.

Saturday snippets: 2nd December 2017

Dec 2nd, 2017 | By

Gingerbread in Tallinn, walking below tigers in Chessington and playing Pokémon GO in Japan are a few of the items that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.

Saturday snippets: 25th November 2017

Nov 25th, 2017 | By

Tax rises (here and in Greece) Christmas markets and the Northern Lights all go to make up some of the smaller news stories of the week.

Saturday snippets: 18th November 2017

Nov 18th, 2017 | By

A swathe of figures show that British visitor numbers to the Sychelles, Dominican Republic and Cyprus show that we are not cutting back yet. So campaigns by Italy, Ras al Khaimah and Chicago will be pleased that we might consider them for holidays as well.

Saturday snippets: 21st October 2017

Oct 21st, 2017 | By

Some Caribbean islands are open for business again after the hurricane damage and, as half term is still on, Adrian finds some events you might want to visit isn Salou and Sydney.

Saturday snippets: 14th October 2017

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

More tourists, more spending, smoking bans and new theme park attractions are just some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week

Seville’s flamenco Renaissance

Oct 6th, 2017 | By

Spain’s most powerful art form originated here in Andalucia’s capital, and it’s still the best place in the country to feel the emotive force and intangible spirit of live performance

Barcelona attacked

Aug 17th, 2017 | By

To those holidaying in Barcelona, be careful but continue enjoying the city and to those planning on holidaying there don’t be deterred.

Saturday snippets: August 12th 2017

Aug 12th, 2017 | By
PortAventura aquatic park

The wet weather has caused a last minute rush for holidays abroad and we say goodbye to Klaus Lohmann as he returns to Germany and Dennis Cleveland-Peck who sadly died recently.

The golf courses of the Costa Daurada

Aug 9th, 2017 | By

In conjunction with the Federation of Hostelry and Tourism in Tarragona, here is a run-down of the golf courses in the Costa Daurada.

Anti-tourist feeling in Spain

Aug 8th, 2017 | By

It would seem that tourists in certain destinations will have to put up with this annoyance which isn’t anti-British just anti-tourist.

Saturday snippets: July 29th 2017

Jul 29th, 2017 | By

With the summer holidays underway, Adian looks at where we are going, some of the problems and ends with Jet 2, the only travel company in the top 50 for customer satisfaction according to the ICS.

Saturday snippets: June 24th 2017

Jun 24th, 2017 | By
Antiguan beach

In a busy week, a beaututiful garden re-opens in Spain, a museum in London is open for just tomorrow and yet more news about travel insurance fraud.

The Guggenheim in Bilbao

Jun 1st, 2017 | By

The opening of the Guggenheim Museum twenty years ago has transformed visitor numbers to Bilbao. Now about a million people will visit the museum alone.

What’s hot: June 2017

May 31st, 2017 | By

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

Is the “Mail on Sunday” scaremongering?

May 29th, 2017 | By

Rather the Mail on Sunday should have said that any country was a potential target and urge its readers to be vigilant and careful when the holiday wherever they go.

The best places to visit in Europe in 2017

May 29th, 2017 | By

Europe is a treasure trove of incredible travel experiences, which can make deciding where to go a challenging task. Thankfully Lonely Planet’s travel experts have been on the case to bring you the best spots to add to your bucket list for 2017.

Saturday snippets: May 20th 2017

May 20th, 2017 | By

Last year saw more Britons travel aboard for over ten years.And more holidayed at home making 2016 a bumper year for travel.

They might have told us earlier

Apr 12th, 2017 | By

On April Fools’ Day, the Catalan regional government hiked accommodation taxes. Badly handled, do you think they have been taking lessons from the PR people at United Airlines?

Saturday snippets: April 8th 2017

Apr 8th, 2017 | By

Tall ships in Greenwich, a pygmy tribe in Uganda and a possible reduction in the number of properties in Menorca are some stories capturing Adrian’s attention this week.

What’s hot: April 2017

Mar 31st, 2017 | By

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

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