Posts Tagged ‘ Swansea ’

The next capital of culture

Jul 17th, 2017 | By

Looking at the remaining five, Stoke-on-Trent might be considered the strongest runner as its cultural heritage can be seen in museums and galleries around the world.



What’s hot: April 2016

Apr 2nd, 2016 | By

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



Are Christmas markets losing their appeal?

Nov 26th, 2015 | By

A few years ago, Christmas markets, were largely unknown in our countries. Today every city, town and village seems to have one. This year Cathrene has loaded more than 250 UK markets but she has noticed that changes in some places. Swindon, for example, is not having a Christmas market at all this year. Has the appeal of Christmas markets peaked? The biggest market in the UK is in Birmingham. But there the number of stalls has dropped. Depending on whether you read the website
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What’s hot: February 2014

Feb 1st, 2014 | By
Tower of London

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month it’s good news for Hull and the cruising industry. Not so for New Delhi…



Remembering Llareggub

Jan 10th, 2014 | By

Is Dylan Thomas that well known, respected or even known about? The Welsh poet who was born 100 years ago this year and there will be celebrations – principally in Wales.



Swansea by the Bay

Jun 21st, 2010 | By

The ruined castle in Swansea is overshadowed by a large metal clad skyscraper. Next to the castle is a vacant building plot surrounded by fencing and written on that it says 260 shops, 90 places to eat, 30 hair and beauty salons and 45 pubs and clubs.
Do not be put off by this.
Swansea has much more to offer the day tripper, the weekend visitor or anyone who spends a week there. Sometimes it seems Swansea is the place you pass through to get to the beautiful Gower. But linger and have a look at a city that has transformed itself over the last 20 years. It still has a shop called The Sheep Shop, its museum is still in an old Victorian building (more of that later) but so much else has changed.



Reflections on a May Day Weekend

May 1st, 2010 | By

A third of the year has gone and, as we get ready for the huge number of events being celebrated over this long week end, it is worth pausing to look at what seems to be happening to the efforts to attract us to visit destinations so far.
The impact of the Icelandic volcanic eruption is still to be felt. Will we travel abroad less because of concerns this may happen again? (I know people who are still in China some twelve days after the flight ban was lifted.) Will we view the disruption as one of those events that happen only once a lifetime and forget it as quickly as it began or will we holiday at home more? Research from TNS Research International suggests that the majority of us won’t let it affect our travel plans



Cruise Appeal

Nov 18th, 2009 | By

Initially one of the travel sectors that bucked the downward trend was that of cruising. On the face of it, the reasons seem obvious. Everything’s included in the price so you know what you are paying for and you paid in sterling so there were no nasty foreign exchange surprises. That didn’t necessarily turn out to be the truth as we mentioned earlier and some cruise business slumped. One part that remained resilient was where holidaymakers started their cruising from the UK. According to Gill Cruise Centre, just of half a million of us started a cruise in the UK, 20% over 2008. Of the bookings Gill made in 2009, over two thirds decided to start their cruise in the UK.