Posts Tagged ‘ Taiwan ’

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: 4th November 2017

Nov 4th, 2017 | By

A seal appeared on an Alaskan runway and the runway at Mykonos will be closed for repairs soon. As well as those stories Adrian ponders about who should receive fines when our personal data is hacked and congratulates Hastings Pier on winning the Stirling prize.



Saturday snippets: September 16th 2017

Sep 16th, 2017 | By

Light shows, food festivals and a new US civil rights trail are some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 7th January 2017

Jan 7th, 2017 | By

The new year has stared as the old one ended; there is a planned strike at BA, shootings – this time at Fort Lauderdale – but cruise companies may issue medallions in the future to record what you do on board.



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..



Taiwan’s cherry blossom

Mar 24th, 2016 | By

For those of you holidaying in the Far East this holiday time, you shouldn’t forget that Taiwan has its famed Formosan cherry blossom time lasting until well into April.



Animals promoting destinations

Nov 2nd, 2015 | By

Some destinations are using animals as part of their promotions to get us to holiday in their countries.



A whistle-stop tour of Taiwan

Jun 6th, 2015 | By

Anna Maria Espsäter explores Taiwan, the green island of the Asian Pacific.



Saturday snippets: 14th February 2015

Feb 14th, 2015 | By

Adrian explains why he won’t be flying first class on United but maybe he – or you – will win a trip to Taiwan



Saturday snippets: 17th January 2015

Jan 17th, 2015 | By
Floridas Shell Key Beach

It has been a week of anniversary days from Bubble Bath to Menorca but did you know next week was World Travel 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.



Best value destinations 2015

Nov 8th, 2014 | By

Bang for your buck and pizzazz for your pound: here’s where to stretch 2015’s travel budget until it oozes contentment



Saturday snippets: 25th October 2014

Oct 25th, 2014 | By

In just over a week’s time, on November 3rd, the new Metrolink service from Manchester Airport will open more than 12 months in advance of the planned date. This nine mile extension to the network runs from St Werburgh’s Road stop in Chorlton through Sale and Wythenshawe to the airport. Next weekend on November 1st, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) will be at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent to publicise the country, its culture, food and tourism opportu nities for visitors. It does so on
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Saturday snippets: 18th October 2014

Oct 18th, 2014 | By
Helen Grant

Our tourism minister admits cutting APD has helped, airports get sold and a rail link is suggested to Leeds-Bradford. A busy week for Adrian’s temper but quelled with Maine lobster and a pyjama parade!



Saturday snippets: 2nd August 2014

Aug 2nd, 2014 | By
Copan in Honduras

Behinning with stories of indigenous peoples, Adrian ends up considering jousting at Leeds Castle and getting to Luton Airport in his regular summary of the smaller stories of the week,



Saturday snippets: 12th July 2014

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

From Jet 2 to Jakarta and Bahrain to Brighton, Adrian rounds off some of the week’s travel stories you might have missed.



Dragon boat festivals

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

One of the most significant festivals in Taiwan’s events calendar, the annual Dragon Boat Festival, is celebrating its 35th year in 2014.



Year of the Horse

Jan 30th, 2014 | By

Chinese New Year is upon us – this year it being the Year of the Horse.

There will be celebrations in most of our cities where there are strong Chinese communities but in the Fare East the celebrations will be much larger. Take just two popular destinations, Hong Kong and Taiwan for example.



Saturday snippets – 26 October 2013

Oct 26th, 2013 | By

Another selection of stories about travel from the week just ending that includes rail, flights and another discovery in a car park.



What’s hot: May 2013

May 1st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller has the low-down on what’s hot in the travel world, right now



CD-Traveller’s travel highlights and trends: part two

Dec 18th, 2012 | By

The CD-Traveller team share their favourite 2012 travel experiences and look at the top spots for 2013



Is Britain open for business?

May 17th, 2012 | By

Earlier this week the UK’s Immigration Minister, Damian Green, appeared before the British parliament’s Home Affairs Committee to answer questions about queues at passport control in Heathrow Airport



Twelve folds to a dumpling

Nov 8th, 2011 | By

One of the reasons to visit Taiwan is its food, claims the country. Unlike other countries, Taiwan concentrates on particular foods and one of them is the dumpling. To create the best, Tony Wang of the newly opened Taipei Park Hotel told me, twelve folds are required. And, as a hotelier with a fine restaurant, shouldn’t he know?



Regent Street becomes a playground of style for Vogue Fashion’s Night Out

Sep 8th, 2011 | By

Tonight Regent Street retailers, together with other retailers, restaurants and bars from major international cities, are embracing late night shopping, culinary experiences and entertainment. Over 40 of the Regent Street retailers, bars and restaurants, are taking part in the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out and most of the shops will remain open until 11pm offering customers a relaxed evening to enjoy the new collections. Participating flagship brands include Anthropologie (a favourite of Michelle Obama and Kelly Brook), Banana Republic, Jaeger, Armani Exchange, Penhaligon’s, Calvin Klein, Karen
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What’s hot

Feb 28th, 2010 | By

Whether you’re staycation-ing or vacationing, CD Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Come to Taiwan

Feb 9th, 2010 | By

For those of you living in the London you are about to be deluged by Taiwanese advertising as they try and persuade more of us to visit their country. Only about 45,000 of us currently visit Taiwan each year and they want more of us to go there. So, for the next 6 weeks or so, you’ll not only see posters at tube stations you’ll also see 75 taxis carrying the same message, visit Taiwan.
They are using the slogan, “Where else but Taiwan,” as they try to get across the fact that they are not very well known.