Posts Tagged ‘ Yorkshire ’

What’s hot: January 2017

Jan 1st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now

The White Rose Awards

Nov 24th, 2016 | By
outside Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms in Harrogate

A few days ago in Harrogate another tourism awards ceremony took place, this time the White Rose Awards which celebrate achievements in Yorkshire.

Saturday snippets: 6th of August 2016

Aug 6th, 2016 | By

What have jousting, the Olympics, Yorkie and VAT in Tanzania in common? All caught Adrian’s eye 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

Selling Dorset holidays to the Chinese

Feb 22nd, 2016 | By

If the people who have bought the jars of air believe that the air from Dorset or wherever is beneficial to them, then Visit Britain or Leo De Watts who launched AETHAER should be selling package holidays to Dorset.


Feb 4th, 2016 | By

Parts of Cumbria, Lacashire, Yorkshire and Scotland were flooded before and after Christmas. Most parts weren’t. Will we holiday tere this half-term and Easter?

Yorkshire satisfaction

Jan 18th, 2016 | By

According to, B&B’s in Yorkshire have, on average, received the best guest satisfaction scores.

Saturday snippets: 21st June 2014

Jun 21st, 2014 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Tenerife urges its citizens to be nicer to visitors whilst Venetian officials embezzle money meant for saving the city. It’s Adrian’s summing up the other items in tourism this week.

Pullling a grand piano uphill

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By

Before you ask why anyone – other than for a university prank – might want to pull a piano, let alone a grand piano uphill, just remember that doing something like that gets publicity. And publicity is what most destinations want.

England’s hotspots for 2014

Dec 19th, 2013 | By

Calm your FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) – VisitEngland’s guide to the top 2014 holiday hotspots will ensure you don’t miss a thing next year. From litera-tours through Hardy’s Dorset and Shakespeare’s Stratford to top cycle rides in the wilds of Yorkshire and the curves of the Olympic velopark, here’s a sneak preview of England’s top hotspots for 2014

Take it outside

Apr 11th, 2013 | By

With temperatures hitting a comparatively balmy 12 degrees Celsius (!) this week, it seems that spring is finally here. We look at how to get your culture fix al fresco style

The search for Yorkshire diarist & adventurer ‘Jemima’ begins

Apr 9th, 2013 | By

The search for the ultimate ‘Maria’ and ‘Dorothy’ may be over – now the search for Yorkshire Diarist and adventurer ‘Jemima’ begins

England’s top coastal experiences

Feb 17th, 2013 | By

As an island England has more than its fair share of coastline and the national tourist board’s new Coastal Escapes campaign sets out to celebrate it, from quaint Victorian promenades and secret coves to surfers’ hotspots and long sandy stretches. Read on for the low-down on England’s top coastal experiences…

2013: the party continues

Jan 5th, 2013 | By

From parties at The Palace and Regency balls to week-long walks and ground-breaking hotels, we look at what’s in store for 2013

Beat the January blues

Dec 31st, 2012 | By

As the glittering reds, greens and golds of Christmas threaten to fade to blue come January, take action by planning a New Year treat to get 2013 off to a good start

Christmas gifts that keep on giving

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By

ake pity on relatives who have continued to muster enthusiasm for hastily bought and wrapped autobiographies and luxury bathing gift sets year after year. Show them you care and go the extra mile in 2012 with presents guaranteed not to sit and gather dust

York is open for business

Sep 28th, 2012 | By

York is open for business – York Tourism Chief’s message to counter reports of flooding

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

VisitEngland announces its travel trends for 2013

Jul 30th, 2012 | By

Literatours, Sci-Fi Adventures, the Kate effect, Horrible Histories and set-jetting (still!) will be among the key travel trends of 2013, according to the national tourist board, VisitEngland

Hotels criticised for the cost of afternoon tea

Apr 30th, 2012 | By

Afternoon tea in establishments including The Ritz and London’s Lanesborough have been slated by Which?, who have declared they are among Britain’s most expensive for consumers

Home and away

Mar 15th, 2012 | By

“Why go all the way to Bondi when you can come to Bridlington?” remarks Rupert Grint. The Harry Potter star features – alongside Stephen Fry and Downtown Abbey’s Michelle Dockery – in the new £4million government backed ‘Holidays at Home’ scheme.

What’s hot: January 2012

Jan 5th, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, we’re loving the sound of the Strictly themed cruise and booking breaks in the Big Apple and Burma, while crossing our fingers that the situation improves quickly in Cairo

Bottoms up north: beer cheaper there, than the south

Oct 12th, 2011 | By

British beer lovers should head north. The weather may be grim up north, but the cheap beer will cheer you no end.

It’s the Pubs in the North East

Dec 16th, 2010 | By

That, according to Visit Britain, is what is attracting people to that part of the country. This is one of many results to be found in a report snappily titled, “Activities Undertaken by Visitors from Overseas in Different Parts of Britain.” But there is a lot on this report to digest, not just the interesting bits that say why visitors go to different regions of our countries. Just as interesting is how much they spend in those regions and the disparities that arise.