Posts Tagged ‘ Simon Calder ’

The bold and the desperate

May 26th, 2021 | By

Sounding like the title of a spaghetti western, Simon Calder from the Independent used this phrase last week.

The Simon Calder rumpus

Oct 10th, 2020 | By
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Calder’s reaction has been much more thoughtful and responsible that mine might have been.

Wales is “standing still”

Aug 6th, 2018 | By

For Wales to grow by 0.5% is lamentable and there is little evidence that Visit Wales or the Welsh government understands that it has a problem let alone knowing how to solve it.

Air passenger taxes rise

Apr 1st, 2013 | By

Today, increases in APD came into force meaning we will pay more in tax to the government when we fly. But since the industry has known about it for some time you will have already been charged by airlines for any tickets you have bought to fly after today.

How many civil servants does it take to run a railway?

Oct 7th, 2012 | By

Judging by the absolute mess that the government has got itself in this week by revealing that there were flaws in the bidding system, a lot more officials are needed than we had. Or a few who know what they are doing.

Look for the ATOL logo

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By

The familiar slogan goes, “Don’t just book it, Thomas Cook it.” Regardless of what you think of the viability of Thomas Cook – or even TUI or any other ATOL bonded travel company- you can still book confident in the fact that your money, if not your holiday, is as protected as it could be.

Not The Sunday Express Holiday News

Jul 17th, 2011 | By

What is the role of the newspaper? To present news would be the obvious answer. Which I suppose means news which is as up-to-date as it can be. So hats off to the Sunday Express which this morning manages to use, as its only story on its front page, a story that is over a year old

British Travel Awards & Your Votes

Nov 7th, 2008 | By

You may remember that over the last few months we have been asking you to vote for the companies you believed provide the best holidays, flights and so on. All of the votes have been counted and analysed and, altogether, tens of thousands of you voted using the links from either us or Sky Travel, The Sun, Sunday Times and LBC.The organisers announced that this was now the largest consumer vote in any industry in the UK for awards so on behalf of them, can
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