Posts Tagged ‘ Belfast ’

Belfast and Ryanair

Mar 8th, 2019 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

APD has become a useful red herring to hide behind when commercial reality shows that Ryanair has got its calculations wrong.

Travelling on the Glider

Sep 9th, 2018 | By

Last week the Glider began operating in Belfast.

Saturday snippets: August 19th 2017

Aug 19th, 2017 | By

Dwarves, Chagall, the popularity of the Mexican resort of Puetra Vallarta and WWI are some of the things that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.

Meet the roamers

May 21st, 2017 | By

More and more people are moving from country to country for both personal and professional pursuits. JAT reports on the rise of the roamers

Wrexham and Belfast – as different as chalk and cheese.

May 15th, 2017 | By

This survey says that, overall, Brits rate themselves only as a mildly intrepid. The Scots are the bravest Brits (46%, compared to 33% of English 36% of Welsh, and 11% of Northern Irish respondents.

Holiday World in Ireland

Jan 20th, 2017 | By
Titanic museum

In Belfast, Holiday World will be open from 1pm – 6pm on Friday 20 January and from 11am – 5:30pm on the 21st and 22nd of January. In Dublin, it will be open from 1-6pm on Friday the 27th of January from 11-5.30 on Saturday and Sunday. In Limerick, Holiday World from 11-5.30pm.

Saturday snippets: 24th September 2016

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
North wales landscape

Adrian considers the staycation summer that boomed and wnders whether we will return to three favourite British holiday destinations – Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey.

Saturday snippets: 2nd April 2016

Apr 2nd, 2016 | By

The shape of champagne barrels, cars as animals , accommodation taxes, jazz and tulips have caught Adrian’s eye this week.

What’s hot: November 2015

Oct 31st, 2015 | By

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

Saturday snippets: 1 February 2014

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

A string of funding was announced to support visitor attractions this week, so Adrian’s column tends to look a bit more domestic this week rather than international.

The racing pensioner and the battle-scarred veteran

May 9th, 2013 | By

The announcement by the Heritage Lottery Fund of £68 million in support of just six projects today gives an indication of how important these are. Usually many more than six are allotted funds and few are allotted as much as has been given today.

The future of HMS Caroline

Jun 25th, 2012 | By

As you go up to the new Titanic experience in Belfast you pass a number of old buildings. Between them you might just spot a warship if the bus isn’t travelling too fast. This is HMS Caroline – the last survivor of WWI and a ship only recently decommissioned from the navy. But it looks to be in a rather sorry state.

Titanic Belfast launches

Mar 31st, 2012 | By

Titanic Belfast – the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience – opens today in the heart of Belfast, alongside the historic Harland & Wolff site where the ship was built

easyJet and the small print

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By

We are used to having to look at the small print in airline adverts and e-mails but an e-mail from easyJet caught my eye this morning. This was an offer for a flight to Belfast. The price was £26.49. Actually from £26.49 so you automatically think that there is a catch somewhere like its only applicable if there is an “x” in the month or there are just two seats at this rate.

An affordable Olympic experience

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

With just under 200 days to go until the Paralympics event, the countdown for the London Olympic Games is well and truly underway. But what if you missed out on tickets? Happily there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the spirit of the games – from afar or for free. has the insider guide

A day in… Belfast

Jan 30th, 2012 | By

Adrian explores Belfast in a year when the city majors on its links with the ill-fated Titanic.

Northern Ireland is our place

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By

Walk around the centre of Belfast and you will see banners hanging from lamp posts all promoting Belfast tourism. Called “Your Time Our Place,” the event’s host, Eamonn Holmes even tweeted afterwards that we should come and visit “our wee country.”

Holiday World Show opens in Belfast

Jan 21st, 2012 | By

Crissy Rock from ITV’s “Benidorm” opened the Holiday World Show in Belfast’s King’s Hall yesterday afternoon which is sponsored by the Belfast Telegraph. And talking to the exhibitors and visitors after the show had been open for about two hours they were happy.

The Titanic Anniversary

May 31st, 2011 | By

Some of you may have thought it was in April 2012. It starts today with the anniversary of the launch of the vessel at Harland & Wolff’s shipyard in Belfast and the opening of a new exhibition called TITANICa at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.

What’s Hot in August

Aug 8th, 2010 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot in the travel world

Belfast banter

Aug 3rd, 2010 | By

Belfast tends to make the headlines for all the wrong reasons but don’t be deterred from visiting, for the reality is very different. Louise Browne, a Belfast local, reveals all…

Belfast Wheel Goes?

Mar 24th, 2010 | By

Since the London Eye opened in time for the millennium in 2000, wheels have been springing up all over the place. In some cases they have proven to be more popular with we visitors than the authorities. Such seems to be the case in Belfast where the wheel that nestles next to the City Hall may be closing.
Like the London Eye it was a temporary feature. Like the London Eye it has become one of the big draws for tourists. Like the London Eye, it has been under some threat. In this case it is the Environment Agency who don’t want it positioned next to the City Hall. And that is why the lease has been held up. Now the owners, Great City Attractions, have had enough of the messing about by the planners.
So who wants it to stay?