Posts Tagged ‘ Cardiff ’

Fancy a citybreak?

Aug 1st, 2020 | By

Visitors to our major metropolitan areas are way down, even in London and Edinburgh, places that at this time of the year ought to be very busy.

Time to end APD?

Mar 9th, 2019 | By

Devolving APD away from Westminster will only cause strife if any nation alters the rate at which APD is charged.

St David’s Day

Mar 1st, 2019 | By

Tradition says that it was on March 1st that St David died 1,430 years ago, this very year.

Saturday snippets: 5th May 2018

May 5th, 2018 | By

Star Wars, Kew Gardens and the busiest air route in the world caught Adrian’s attetion this bank holiday weekend along with a cheeky Airbnb offer to manage American government travel accommodation.

Making better use of waterways

Mar 9th, 2017 | By

Given the finite space on roads should river boat travel be encouraged as a way for commuting and for tourists to see more of our destinations without having to put up with the slow pace of road travel?

Saturday snippets: 10th December 2016

Dec 10th, 2016 | By
nosecone with Santa stretched over it having been hit by a plane

Christmas festivities begin to appear in Adrian’s column along with tigers, all night tube services, how intellectually disabled passengers should be treated and what happened when Santa met Ryanair.

Diwali in the UK

Oct 30th, 2016 | By
Diwali geetings card

The five-day celebration of Diwali is underway with today being the most important day of the festival. From having limited appeal fifty years ago, today it is one of the most widespread festivals in the UK with Leicester probably providing receiving the greatest number of visitors to the attraction which again includes a large ferris wheel as part of the fun. Diwali is a festival of lights, not like a light installation that might be set against a large building but a more personal one.
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Saturday snippets: 17th September 2016

Sep 17th, 2016 | By
poster image of Cardiff celebrations of Roald Dahl's birth

In the week that it was suggested the old blue passports might return after Brexit, Adrian also looks at visas, the Heathrow/Gatwick debate, Roald Dahl and Bridge Day which attracts 200,000 people to West Virginia

Celebrating Roald Dahl

Jun 29th, 2016 | By
Norwegian Chuch as it was

Here is a quick rundown, courtesy of Visit England, of some of the events celebrating the master story-teller during the rest of the year.

Customer service declines?

Apr 6th, 2016 | By

Liverpool achieved the highest rankings with a calculated score of 8.38 points. I mention the precise score because the second placed city was Cardiff at 8.37 which is a sliver of a whisker behind.

Extreme Sailing in Cardiff

Aug 23rd, 2014 | By
Oman Air yacht

This weekend on Cardiff Bay, the normally staid ferries crossing the bay to Penarth are competing with some of the finest sailors from around the world in act 5 (or race five to us uninitiated) of the Extreme Sailing Series.

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

Mar 1st, 2013 | By

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! Or Happy St David’s Day to those who don’t understand Welsh

Five things you need to know about St David’s Day

Mar 1st, 2012 | By

On the occasion of St David’s Day, here are five things you really ought to know about the Welsh festival

What’s hot: July 2011

Jul 1st, 2011 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month Cardiff, Chicester and Chernobyl all get the thumbs up but trips to Tibet are more fizzle than sizzle

James, the Giant Peach and the Norwegian Sailor’s Church

May 17th, 2011 | By

In Cardiff Bay, not far from the Millennium Centre is what you might consider an oddity, a church. What’s so strange about that you might say, Wales is full of churches and chapels. The difference is that this is a Norwegian church which tells a story about Cardiff that many people don’t know. And today, Norway’s national day, it re-opens after seven months spent on refurbishment.

The Terminal

Feb 14th, 2011 | By

Escaping to sunnier shores with the kids this half term but wondering which airport to fly out from? Make up your mind with our handy guide

Britain is Alive with Pride

Feb 21st, 2010 | By

The phrase above is the slogan that Visit Britain us using as part of its advertising campaign to encourage Americans to come and see us. The slogan thought up by Californian, Jay Masunaga, in a competition designed to publicise Britain as a holiday destination for the gay community.
To complement the promotion, Visit Britain has also come up with categories of people to whom Britain would appeal. These are Foodies, Night Owls, Event-Goers, Culturati, Chillers and Fashionistas. You can guess what most of these are but how about Chillers

Cruise Appeal

Nov 18th, 2009 | By

Initially one of the travel sectors that bucked the downward trend was that of cruising. On the face of it, the reasons seem obvious. Everything’s included in the price so you know what you are paying for and you paid in sterling so there were no nasty foreign exchange surprises. That didn’t necessarily turn out to be the truth as we mentioned earlier and some cruise business slumped. One part that remained resilient was where holidaymakers started their cruising from the UK. According to Gill Cruise Centre, just of half a million of us started a cruise in the UK, 20% over 2008. Of the bookings Gill made in 2009, over two thirds decided to start their cruise in the UK.

Mini break of the month: Cool Cardiff

Nov 12th, 2009 | By

What to see and do in Cardiff

Cardiff Poppies

Oct 29th, 2009 | By

I was in Cardiff yesterday for a meeting about tourism. Cardiff has transformed itself over the years. It has had the castle, the National Museum and the shops for years to attract tourists. Then along came the regeneration of Tiger Bay. Now there is a new shopping area that has just opened so on the way to the meeting I thought I would have a quick look. Judging from the number of people there it has attracted initial support and, when the rest of the shops open, it will probably have good Xmas sales.

Tomorrow is St David’s Day

Feb 28th, 2009 | By

Disregarding the little event in Paris last night, Welshman will be out to enjoy themselves tomorrow as a variety of events and processions occur. Or will they?St David’s Day has never been a public holiday and has never had the appeal that the Irish allot to St Patrick who may well have been a Welshman. Nonetheless, over the last few years a number of events have sprung up to celebrate the patron saint of Wales and because this year the day falls at the weekend.
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