Posts Tagged ‘ Travelmole ’

Flying to EU countries in 2020

Sep 5th, 2019 | By

UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU until at least October 2020.



Saturday snippets: 23rd December 2017

Dec 23rd, 2017 | By

New passports, the new year sales, a new funicular railway and a new record in visitor numb ers at the Giant’s Causeway wrap up the pre-Christmas sippets column.



Can we trust travel companies to know?

Oct 11th, 2017 | By

In the light of the Which Holiday? report, is it time for the CAA to do spot checks on those who are ATOL bonded to compile its own statistics on how companies train their staff?



Saturday snippets: 5th December 2015

Dec 5th, 2015 | By
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How useful are review sites? Adrian looks at some different results and then visits the “Dress of the Year” award!



The world’s best leisure airline

Jun 20th, 2013 | By

Is Thomson Airways the world’s best leisure airline? It is according to Skytrax, a company that hands out awards to airports and airlines based on reviews it captures.



Hammering the Traveller

Jan 2nd, 2011 | By

Early January means one thing to many travellers. The time of increased rail fares. This year the average increase is 5.8% which is well above the rate of inflation. But that disguises a range of price rises varying from the high to the outrageous for this year train companies can decide which fares go up or not. The government rule is that prices go up by the retail price index plus 1% apart from two lines, Southeastern and West Yorkshire where it is RPI plus 3%.
Passenger Focus, the consumer watchdog covering the railways has pointed out that a Norwich to London anytime return goes up by 14% and Canterbury to London goes by nearly 13%. But Travelmole, the online travel trade e-letter has found that a London monthly fare from Hornsey to Stevenage has gone up by 46.2% from £194.40 to £284.20 which may only be about £90 but is it over £1,000 extra a year to find.



There’s Going to be a Wedding

Nov 18th, 2010 | By

This won’t come as news to any of you unless you’ve managed not to see TV, read a newspaper, look at the internet or talk to anyone in the last 36 hours. I’d almost be prepared to bet that lost tribes up the Amazon have heard about it. Whales are probably distributing the news via their low frequency sonar system to pods around the world so that even the animal kingdom knows. And talking of Wales, the first minister sent a brief and correct cordial message of congratulations to the happy couple.
Unlike Visit Scotland and Visit Britain which have decided this presents too good an opportunity not to trumpet the tourism potential of their areas.



The Bodyscanner Debate Goes On

Aug 31st, 2010 | By

On the face of it, the use of bodyscanners to deter terrorists or, to put it another way, to make us feel that we are as protected as possible when we fly, is something that few would argue with. But all is not simple and there are many justifiable objections to them, not the least of which is privacy. And health risks. And whether the machines work.