Posts Tagged ‘ Plymouth ’

If I had £500 million

Jan 29th, 2020 | By
poster for Borders railways

Not wishing to look a gift horse in the mouth, for the tourist and visitor there are some things that would help tourism and make it easier for people to visit parts of our countries

Saturday snippets: August 5th 2017

Aug 5th, 2017 | By

in some places tourism is causing problems like the Isle of Skye. In others such as the Cook Islands a new marine reserve may attract many more. They are part of Adrian’s look at some of the tourism stories of the week.

Plymouth – Britain’s ocean city

Jun 15th, 2017 | By

Natasha Blair and her dog Poppy visited to see what Plymouth has to offer and found that the majority, but not all, the activities happen around its harbour known as the Plymouth Sound.

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.

Saturday snippets: May 13th 2017

May 13th, 2017 | By

As the Luther Trail opens in Germany is is both National Ferry Fortnight and Welsh Tourism Week. To top it off, seasiding is coming to the fore!

Saturday snippets: 3rd December 2016

Dec 3rd, 2016 | By
fireworks over Sydney Harbouir Bridge

Tattoos, why Santa is on a lifeboat, Michelin star restaurants in Macao and the delights of Sydney at Christmas feature in Adrian’s column this week.

Let’s holiday in Leeds

May 27th, 2016 | By

Coming on top of a study by Asda Money that says a third of us will opt for a staycation this year, research from the travel trade show, World Travel Market, suggests that people in Yorkshire are least likely to holiday this year

Plymouth is best

Dec 16th, 2015 | By
the Hoe in Plymouth

Trivago calculates an index called best value and Plymouth has topped the index this year.

Saturday snippets: 15th August 2015

Aug 15th, 2015 | By

If you travel to Thailand you buy a visa which is valid for just one month. Now the government has announced that there will be a visa multiple entry six-month visas which is expected is to be a huge boost for tourism. It still awaits cabinet approval which is expected to be a formality and the visas should be available before the end of the year in time for the peak winter season. Last month Thailand received 2.6 million arrivals, up by 37% compared to
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Fun in Plymouth starts with a bang

Aug 5th, 2014 | By
the Hoe in Plymouth

If that isn’t enough to entice you to visit Plymouth over the next two months, nothing will!

What now Robin Hood?

May 29th, 2014 | By

Robin Hood might be spinning in his grave now – if he had a grave – because Nottingham castle has received nearly £13 million to redevelop the site. It might make it even more difficult to storm the castle and rescue Maid Marion or one of his merry men.

Insolvency rates rocket in UK coastal areas

Aug 27th, 2012 | By

Insolvency rates rocket in UK coastal areas

The Cultural Coast of Massachusetts

May 24th, 2010 | By

This is the name given to an area just south of Boston in the USA. The name meant nothing to me but then neither did one of the other names, Quincy County. But if I had been told that this included Plymouth Rock where the Pilgrim fathers landed in 1620, and Nantucket where the US whaling industry was once based then I might have realised just how important, historically, this region is. The subheading for the area, “Where American Begins” probably reflects the area better.
As Boston has direct flights to Dublin and London it is easy to tag a few days onto a Boston trip and spend a weekend exploring this area to the south. As to what to see, here are just a few suggestions.

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

Summer Goes With a Bang in Plymouth

Aug 10th, 2009 | By

Starting in Plymouth is the annual extravaganza known as the British Firework Championships. This two day event down on the Hoe is a great draw for tourists and, given the weather over the last couple of weeks, summer tourism in the UK could do with a bit of a bang.