Posts Tagged ‘ The 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.



Are some airlines guilty of naked profiteering?

May 17th, 2016 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

For the action against Ryanair, CaseHub has just over 5,000 people signed up. It says it needs 75,000.



This time, Libya

Aug 31st, 2013 | By

There is a story from Areej Khattab on her blog that draws attention to yet more destruction of our heritage, this time at Cyrene in Libya.



Destinations returns

Jan 30th, 2013 | By

Opening tomorrow at London’s Earls Court is the popular travel show, Destinations, which is run in connection with The Times. As usual it runs through the weekend and combines the popular mix of travel “experts”



Top talks and events at Destinations

Feb 2nd, 2012 | By

Claimed your complimentary tickets to Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show? Don’t miss out on the following talks, food and dance demonstrations and workshops at the Show which is taking place in Earls Court until 5th February.



CD-Traveller readers can claim complimentary tickets for Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

Jan 26th, 2012 | By

Can’t make it to The Telegraph’s Adventure Travel Show this weekend? Panic not: you can also find the perfect destination for your next trip at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show, which will be held at Earls Court, London from February 2 to 5.



Peach (Cheap) Air

May 31st, 2011 | By

Older readers may remember a short-lived airline in the 1990’s called Peach Air. It was a no-frills airline that got a lot of comment at the time since an anagram of “peach” is “cheap.” This clever marketing ploy turned out not to be so clever so I wonder why the new airline which is linked to the Japanese carrier ANA, has decided to use the name for its new venture.



Holidaying in Cornwall

Aug 22nd, 2010 | By

You don’t need us to tell you about Cornwall. At some stage in your life you will have heard about the lanes, the beaches, the cliffs, the food and the people.
It’s one of the great British holiday destinations and it crops up quite often in the travel pages of the newspapers and magazines. But not often in the main part of the paper.
Yet that is what happened yesterday in The Times.



The British Airways Strike

Mar 16th, 2010 | By

UPDATE: 18th March. BA has announced that there will be extra flights as more volunteers have come forward than they expected so do check on the link below to see if things have altered since the original flightplan was drawn up.

BA has announced the standby measures it has put in place to get passengers away during the 3 day strike planned from March20th-22nd. You can see the details and how you might be affected at http://www.britishairways.com/travel/strike-ballot/public/en_gb?refevent=HOME_URGENT_CENTRE.
Only about 850 flights out of the 1,950 scheduled to fly will be cancelled. From Gatwick all long haul and about half of the short haul flights will fly. From Heathrow about 60% of long haul will fly but only about 30% of short haul. All affected passengers will be contacted by BA.



Airline Meals & Alexei Sayle

Feb 22nd, 2009 | By

Over the years I’ve made of of comments about the food served on planes. But in The Times on Saturday, the comedian, Alexei Sayle, is quoted as saying that he is “fond” of airline meals.In the Food & Drink section of the paper, in a column called My Comfort Food, he calls airline food “reassuring” with its “indeterminate meat with vegetables of a colour not seen in nature…”. Because the airline meal is on its way out he says, he gets nostalgic when he gets
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Planes versus Rail

Dec 12th, 2008 | By

Since Eurostar began operating, the demand for flights to Brussels and Paris has decreased. This year 9 million people will travel on Eurostar (less than half of what was estimated they could take) and it has lots of advantages. At least from London, it takes you from the middle of a city straight to the middle of another. You can carry more baggage. You don’t have the issue with what do you take as hand baggage and it takes roughly the same time or even
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