Posts Tagged ‘ The Sunday Times ’

Fake reviews, The Times and TripAdvisor

Sep 25th, 2018 | By

It comes as no surprise to anyway in the travel industry that fake reviews exist. Just about Travel has mentioned in stories going back as far as 2011 that there were fake reviews and, in fairness to TripAdvisor, they have removed them once notified or when they have doubts.



Where the experts holiday: Paul Goldstein, award-winning wildlife photographer and guide

May 1st, 2014 | By

Award-winning wildlife photographer and guide, Paul Goldstein, talks travel



What’s hot: January 2013

Dec 30th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Peckham and Virginia are making waves, but there’s criticism for cruise ships and the Chancellor’s increase of APD



Time to tweet?

Oct 25th, 2011 | By

Print media is the past and present and digital media is the present and future. That was the message that emerged from Whose Voice Is It Anyway –a CIMTIG seminar that took place at The Cumberland Hotel in London’s Marble Arch, last week.



Online reviews: separating the wheat from the chaff

Sep 19th, 2011 | By

How can you tell if online reviews are true, before booking your next break?



The Media and the Snow

Dec 19th, 2010 | By

As one who has been delayed quite substantially this year in my travels by February snow, April/May volcanic ash and snow twice this month (just in this country) let alone tube strikes, motorway pile-ups and roadworks, I got to thinking about how the snow has been treated by the media. Why? Because us travellers want and need information which changes quickly to reflect what is going on outside that will affect us. Do we get it? In a pig’s eye we do.



Read a Novel, Visit the Destination

Jan 25th, 2010 | By

Just like long forgotten pop and TV stars still attract people to visit pantomimes although they haven’t appeared in anything since the days of Margaret Thatcher so tourism destinations plug their links with nearly forgotten films and TV series. Cumbria has the links with the film of Beatrix Potter, Mama Mia is doing wonders for tourism on the Greek isle of Skopelos. Even Balamory, the children’s TV programme attracts people to Tobermory. Now there comes a different form of product placement.
According to a fascinating story in The Sunday Times yesterday, a new novel by Lionel Shriver has been funded by a resort and a tour operator.