Posts Tagged ‘ Alabama ’

Saturday snippets: August 31st 2019

Aug 31st, 2019 | By
Arc de Triomphe at night

In Paris the deputy mayor wants to ban tour coaches. In Saudi a theme park is planned and in australia, the Great Barrier Reef’s long term outlook has been downgraded.

Where the experts holiday: Tom Hall of Lonely Planet

Aug 30th, 2016 | By

Tom Hall, editorial director at Lonely Planet – the world’s largest travel guide book publisher – on Italy, Iran and why the Western Isles of Scotland should feature on any travel itinerary

Saturday snippets: 6th December 2014

Dec 6th, 2014 | By
Gingerbread Leeds Castle

Will Adrian be serving up an old fashioned Christmas meal of oyster stew this year? Probably not. Gingerbread- yes and that covers just two of the stories in his round-up of the week.

Saturday snippets: 7th June 2014

Jun 7th, 2014 | By

Adrian reports on twelve stories which you might have missed including Sellafield supporting its local museum and stopping it from closure and how US elected representatives are directly involved in tourism.

Space in Alabama

Mar 24th, 2014 | By

If you think of the American space programme you think of Cape Canaveral and Houston. You don’t think of Huntsville in Alabama yet the city hosts the US Space and Rocket Center.

Want a holiday in Alabama?

Feb 18th, 2014 | By

Waitrose and Twinings have teamed up to offer a holiday in Alabama. But you have to move quickly as it closes on the 21st.

Shutting up the caverns

Jul 4th, 2013 | By

From early September then, if you haven’t visited Sequoia, you won’t have that opportunity. It might re-open in the future if the younger generation of the family decide but, too often, when something closes, that’s it.

Creating a diving reef

Jun 3rd, 2013 | By

How long does it take to create a completely new tourism attraction? A couple of years? Five years? A decade? In Alabama in the US, They have achieved that in just under a year.

Going for a Holiday on the Gulf Coast?

Aug 16th, 2010 | By

If you believe the media why would you want to go on holiday to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida? All the beaches are covered with oil, wildlife is dying and you can’t go swimming. You would be right in thinking that the sentence above is bunkum but what is the truth? We saw on TV with our own eyes the catastrophe as it evolved. The newspapers had page after page of appalling stories of how fishermen were losing their livelihoods and that it would take years before the coastline and the environment got back to normal.
What is the state of play?

This Isn’t The First Time New Orleans Has Survived The British

Jun 22nd, 2010 | By

There has been an apology.
Not from the English, French or Italian world cup teams. Not from bankers or hoteliers that raised prices during the volcanic ash problems. Not from BA’s Heathrow based cabin crew who caused passengers so much disruption with their strikes and probably not from the tube strikers in London who are about to go on strike.
No this has come from the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau who admit that they may have offended the UK with their recent advertising campaign