Posts Tagged ‘ April Fool ’

Canal cruises come to England

Apr 1st, 2012 | By

Almost overlooked in the budget two weeks ago was the plan to widen our canals starting with the Grand Union Canal. Some of the increase in promotion spending given to visit England which has led to the much criticised campaign urging us to holiday at home this year may well be earmarked for promoting river cruising



William Wallace Airport

Apr 2nd, 2010 | By

Hats off to The Scotsman for coming up with probably the best travel related April Fool’s story yesterday. For those of you who know the story already, my apologies but it is worth repeating for all those who didn’t see the news about replacing Glasgow and Edinburgh airports.
The new airport, named after the Scottish hero, William Wallace, would be sited near Stirling so that as airline passengers came into land they would get a view not only of the Wallace memorial but also the site of the Battle of Bannockburn. To gild the lily, Mel Gibson’s, he of Braveheart fame and dubious Scottish accent, voice would be used in the lifts would welcome passengers to Braveheart country.