Posts Tagged ‘ Barbara Follett ’

German Castles Do Well in the Slump

Sep 23rd, 2009 | By

A couple of months ago, I mentioned that castles and historic houses in many parts of the UK were getting high visitor numbers because people were staying at home rather than holidaying abroad.

In Germany it is the same. according to Der Spiegel. Visitor numbers are up there as well as Germans also holidayed at home in greater numbers this year.

Gordon Brown & New Cities of Culture

Jan 9th, 2009 | By

Following on from yesterday’s blog on the success of Liverpool as one of the 2008Cities of Culture, I thought which city this year.As is now the custom there are two, Vilnius in Lithuania and Linz in Austria. Linz is twinned with Edinburgh but as far as I can see, Vilnius is not twinned with any UK city. As would be expected, both have a series of special events to celebrate the year.But it is not only Europe that has cities of culture. Since the nineties
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How Important is Tourism?

Nov 14th, 2008 | By

With the World Travel Market now over for another year, residents can get back to normal for a while. The buses, the DLR and the restaurants will be returned to them. And they will probably enjoy it. But tourism is an integral way of life for the economies both local and national throughout the world.If you think of Stratford-upon-Avon, Land’s End, Blackpool, the Brecon Beacons and a host of other places, tourism is their lifeblood. they rely on you and I to visit and sepend
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