Posts Tagged ‘ V&A ’

What’s hot: May 2017

Apr 30th, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world, right now

Little Black Book to London

Dec 8th, 2016 | By

The low-down on where to eat, stay and play in London, this Yuletide

Saturday snippets: 12th November 2016

Nov 12th, 2016 | By
Blenheim Palce - illuminating the formal gardens at Christmas

The opening of the skiing season is early in Alpe d’Huez, light shows are becoming increasingly popular and soon there will be direct flights to the city of the Terracotta Army.

Seeing what we own

Jul 13th, 2016 | By

Matin Roth of the V&A has announced a news post which would be to support and collaborate with museums and galleries across the country.

Centralising museum collections

Mar 2nd, 2016 | By

It being National Museums and Wellbeing Week, it seems appropriate to look at the decision by the National Media Museum in Bradford to transfer 400,000 of images in its photography collection to the V&A in London,

Nobody is gonna rain on my parade

May 30th, 2013 | By

The title of today’s story is the last line and a bit from a song in Funny Girl, a song made memorable by Barbara Streisand. And that’s how I feel about this week.

Purple Flag week shines a light on England after dark

Sep 24th, 2012 | By

As the evenings draw in and hours of darkness begin to increase, VisitEngland rounds up some of the nation’s best after dark experience

London’s Not Forgotten

Dec 23rd, 2010 | By

You might remember that CD-Traveller (23rd November 2011) mentioned that Visit London looked as though it would lose all its funding because nobody seemed to remember it when they created budgets to come into operation after the demise of its paymaster, the London Development Agency (LDA). As Denis facetiously commented at the time on our website, “makes you proud to be a Londoner.” A month on and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has ridden to the rescue finding £14 million pounds per annum for the next four years. Except it’s not quite that clear.
The funding is for a new, yet to be named, body that will merge three existing organisiations, Visit London, Think London (apparently this attracts inward investment) and Study London. (attracts students to London universities and colleges)

The Travellers’ Compensation

Apr 26th, 2010 | By

With the recriminations flying after the Icelandic volcanic eruption and e-mails from lawyers doing the rounds, the Sunday Telegraph, yesterday, ran the results of a survey of 24 tourist bodies and attractions. It revealed that over £2 million had been paid out over the last five years in compensation payments and legal fees. And this could be dwarfed by the compensation being considered by some airlines (over £1 billion) for having the airspace over much of Europe closed for over 6 days. Not to mention airline passenger claims.
Let me state from the outset that I am not opposed to compensation for any dereliction caused by attractions, organisations or whatever. Where it is justly deserved ,let it be paid and we, the taxpayers, as the ultimate source will have to grin and cough up. But there are some instances where bodies have probably paid because the legal costs of defending an action might have been higher.