Posts Tagged ‘ Birmingham ’

UK and Irish Christmas markets

Nov 17th, 2017 | By

This year we have made a list of just over 100 of the markets to help you locate the nearest to you. You will find them by clicking here,

At the Birmingham Christmas Market

Dec 16th, 2016 | By
Christmas Market - Birmingham

The Christmas market in Birmingham is reputed to be the largest in the UK and the largest outside Germany.

Saturday snippets: 2nd of July 2016

Jul 2nd, 2016 | By
Brindley Place, Birmingham

Yes, the rumbles from Brexit continue but Adrian also covers the largest rodeo in the world, Otto the octopus and the non-decision about airport expansion.

Win tickets to one of The CRUISE Shows

Jun 2nd, 2016 | By

Discover a whole world of voyages at one of The CRUISE Shows this autumn…

Where is the Caravan Capital of the UK?

Feb 25th, 2016 | By
caravan site numbers grow

According to The Caravan Club, Birmingham has the highest ownership of caravans in the UK and, therefore, must be the caravan capital of the UK.

Saturday snippets: 21st October 2015

Nov 21st, 2015 | By

Remembering the Paris tragedy, Adrian looks ahead as well to the Christmas markets that are about to open throughout our countries shortly.

Win tickets to The CRUISE Show – Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow

Jun 1st, 2015 | By

Discover a whole world of voyages at one of The CRUISE Shows this autumn…

Saturday snippets: 28th February 2015

Feb 28th, 2015 | By

Golfing in the Algarve, a circus extravaganza in Bayeux and the success of Blackpool are just some of the things that caught Adrian’s eye this week.

Brum appeal

Jan 2nd, 2015 | By
Brindley Place, Birmingham

Birmingham saw record visitor numbers last year with 34 million travelling to the area and spending more than £5 billion.

Win tickets to the 2014 autumn CRUISE shows

Jul 8th, 2014 | By

The CRUISE Show visits Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow this autumn – and we have 10 pairs of tickets up for grabs!

Saturday snippets – 26 October 2013

Oct 26th, 2013 | By

Another selection of stories about travel from the week just ending that includes rail, flights and another discovery in a car park.

Win tickets to the CRUISE show!

Jul 15th, 2013 | By

Win tickets to the CRUISE Show!

Tourism campaign puts city’s culture centre stage

Apr 1st, 2013 | By

National marketing campaign targets visitors to spend a cultural break in Birmingham

England welcomes in the year of the snake: Chinese New Year celebrations

Feb 9th, 2013 | By

Where to welcome in Chinese New Year in England

England’s star is set to rise in 2013

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

The Kent Marshes and a Berkshire stately home star alongside Helena Bonham Carter in Great Expectations, due for release on 30 November 2012. This is just one of a series of star turns for England

It’s here! Birmingham’s Christmas Market opens

Nov 15th, 2012 | By

The Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market – the largest Christmas market in the UK – opens for the festive season today

Budapest airport highly commended at 2012 World Routes Awards

Oct 4th, 2012 | By

Budapest Airport was highly commended as one of the top three airports in Europe last night in the prestigious World Routes Awards

Win Tickets to The Telegraph CRUISE Shows!

Sep 12th, 2012 | By

The Telegraph CRUISE Show will be taking place at the SECC in Glasgow from 6-7 October 2012 and at Birmingham’s NEC from 20-21 October 2012

Empty nest

Sep 6th, 2012 | By

Freshers’ week sparks increase in short-breaks and hotel bookings, as Mum and Dad celebrate their first week of freedom

What’s hot: September 2012

Sep 1st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Birmingham has been given a boost but British cuisine hasn’t fared so well

Destinations that took gold in 2012

Aug 29th, 2012 | By

While the likes of London, Weymouth, Surrey and other host venues have unsurprisingly basked in the glory of summer 2012, VisitEngland looks at some of the country’s lesser known destinations that have – directly or indirectly – benefitted from association with the Games

Win Tickets to The Telegraph CRUISE Shows!

Aug 19th, 2012 | By

The UK’s biggest cruise showcase is perfect both for those new to cruising and needing help to plan their first voyage, as well as seasoned cruisers looking for inspiration for their next holiday at sea

Cruising no longer only for the newly weds, the over fed and the nearly dead…

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

The Telegraph CRUISE Show blows the top cruise myths out of the water for CD-Traveller readers

Cities of romance

Feb 11th, 2012 | By

When it comes to choosing a romantic city in Britain for your Valentine’s rendezvous, London tops the list for a third (30 per cent) of people.

Magical Christmas markets

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas, without a visit to a Christmas market. We round up some of the best Christmas markets in England.

123,882 Extra Hotel Rooms

May 1st, 2011 | By

According to STR Global, the compilers of worldwide hotel data, this is the number of hotel rooms that will open in Europe during 2011. That amounts to 747 new hotels but what’s that considering the size of Europe? The interest is in where the expansion is happening.

Silver Anniversary of Capitals of Culture

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By

It doesn’t seem that it has been 25 years since the Greek actress, Melina Mercouri, and the French culture minister of the time, Jack Lang jointly conceived of the idea of having, each year, a European Capital of Culture. Starting tomorrow, the European Union will be celebrating the idea with a conference in Brussels to consider the achievements and what might be done in the future.
This year there are three capitals of culture per year, Essen in Germany, Istanbul in Turkey and Pecs in Hungary. The idea has been copied in the Middle East, where Alexandria in Egypt is this year’s beneficiary, and the Americas where this year Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic is the winner. As British Tourism Week has ended what next to celebrate tourism? Margaret Hodge our minister for culture, has announced that we will have our own British capital of culture from 2013.

British Customer Service Declines

Mar 17th, 2010 | By
cartoon of an unhappy suitcase

The hotel chain, Jurys, has polled 4,000 Britons to see what they thought were the most unwelcoming cities in the UK. It will probably come as no surprise to you that London was considered to have the worst customer service. People also thought that the locals were ruder than other places. A third regularly didn’t say thank you and over half failed to smile at passers-by. Jurys concluded that this didn’t augur well for us when tourists visit us en masse for the Olympics in 2012.
Is all this a fair accusation at London or indeed, the next most unwelcoming cities of Glasgow, Bradford, Birmingham or Liverpool