Posts Tagged ‘ Wales ’

Lockdowns and holiday travel rights

Oct 22nd, 2020 | By

Four of the big companies, British Airways, easyJet, Jet 2 and TUI have announced they won’t charge change fees.



Forget autumn breaks

Oct 20th, 2020 | By

With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, half-term and autumn breaks seem off the agenda.



No October half-term holidays?

Sep 23rd, 2020 | By

Tthe four announcements that were made yesterday might also affect domestic tourism.



Weekly holiday review: 18th September 2020

Sep 18th, 2020 | By

Seven countries have been added to the list to which Irish reidents can visit. The UK has added teo but taken another two off.



Weekly holiday review 11th September 2020

Sep 11th, 2020 | By

The good news is that Sweden has been taken off the quarantine list so you can now travel there without the need to self-isolate



UK has four different quarantine rules

Sep 8th, 2020 | By
image from the air of Mykonos

There is confusion as all four nations now have different rules for Greece.



The dis-United Kingdom

Sep 6th, 2020 | By

All politicians have claimed that they are acting on medical advice yet the interpretation was so different.



Weekly holiday review 4th September 2020

Sep 4th, 2020 | By

If you thought that quarantine restrictions were confused last week, then this week they are mired in disagreement between the four nations.



Will it stay busy?

Jul 18th, 2020 | By

Since the re-opening, many will tell you that their phones haven’t stopped ringing. Some gleefully boast that they are busy until the end of August.



We are four, not one

Jul 2nd, 2020 | By

The UK as one destination. It is four and different rules and even laws apply.



“We’re good to go”

Jun 26th, 2020 | By

“We’re good to go” is the name of the UK’s certification scheme for tourism organisations



Lockdown easing in the UK and Ireland

Jun 25th, 2020 | By

Here is a quick summary of lockdown easing as it affects tourism in the home nations and Ireland.



Independence day approaches

Jun 24th, 2020 | By

Independence day could be celebrated in England. It’s the day when we can start enjoying tourism again.



Yes Virginia, there is a summer tourist season!

Jun 20th, 2020 | By
North wales landscape

The news from the Welsh government that some tourism can start from the 13th of July will be a significant tonic for the tourism industry.



Take the Celtic route

Dec 16th, 2019 | By

The Celtic Routes were developed to promote the natural, cultural and heritage assets common to each of the counties to increase visitor numbers



A public service or dis-service?

Oct 11th, 2019 | By

If governments feel that urgency is required in cutting emissions, PSO’s need looking at again.



Are you off to the maes?

Aug 5th, 2019 | By

The National Eisteddfod is on for another week and during that time about 150,000 will visit.



It’s the weather

Jul 1st, 2019 | By
Bournemouth beach

Just as Center Parcs put outdoor attractions under cover, destinations and attractions need to invest in all-weather attractions to get us to visit them.



Time to end APD?

Mar 9th, 2019 | By

Devolving APD away from Westminster will only cause strife if any nation alters the rate at which APD is charged.



St David’s Day

Mar 1st, 2019 | By

Tradition says that it was on March 1st that St David died 1,430 years ago, this very year.



Devolving APD to Wales

Feb 12th, 2019 | By

My forecast would be that if it is devolved and abolished in Wales, the tax will shortly disappear entirely.



Its the “Year of…

Dec 27th, 2018 | By

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has declared that it will the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. In Wales it is the Year of Discovery.



Saturday snippets: 15th of September 2018

Sep 15th, 2018 | By

The opening of the V&A Dundee, APD in Wales, increasing visitor numbers from the UK to Qatar and the Barbadian Food & Rum Festival are some of the events capturing Adrian’s interest this week.



Humphrey Llwyd

Aug 19th, 2018 | By
Humphrey Llwyd map of Wales

The exhibition only runs until the end of the month, a very short time considering that his map was the main source for travellers for over a century.



Wales is “standing still”

Aug 6th, 2018 | By

For Wales to grow by 0.5% is lamentable and there is little evidence that Visit Wales or the Welsh government understands that it has a problem let alone knowing how to solve it.



Merthyr Tydfil – a major tourist destination?

May 11th, 2018 | By

If successful, such a site would do more to regenerate this part of Wales than anything else so far considered. It would also create a reminder of the international importance that Merthyr once had in industrial development.



Hindering Welsh tourism growth

Feb 9th, 2018 | By

Deidre Wells, the boss of UK Inbound, drew attention to a feature that Just about Travel moaned about nearly four years ago. She said that more should be done to improve north-south links.



Saturday snippets: 6th January 2018

Jan 6th, 2018 | By

Adrian sums up some of the smaller stories of the week.