UK Tourism

This Is What Tourists Find Really Odd About Us Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Comedy

The British - fine upstanding members of society, practical, full of common sense, kind and generous, right? Well, maybe not. According to a Red...

From Cachaça to Wine, a Gastronmic Tour of Brazil

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

When planning a trip, one of the first things that we usually do is make an itinerary of the museums to visit, the best beaches to stroll on, the historical sites that we want to discover or even a list of the shopping we intend to do. But an important part of the tourist experience is related to food and drink, including deciding where to eat out.

Speaking at the International Accessible Technology and Tourism Conference in Madrid

Martyn Sibley | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Martyn Sibley

Tourism Conference in Madrid - featuredLast week I was invited to Madrid by the huge national Spanish Charity, Once. They are funded from the sales of lottery tickets, and run many projects for disabled people. Their staff and board of trustees are heavily represented by disabled people which I applaud.

Cyprus Hotel 'Burned Bedsheets Of HIV-Positive British Tourist'

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A man has reportedly been kicked out of his Cyprus hotel after the management were tipped off that he was HIV-positive by a medical centre. The u...

To Travel or Not To Travel

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Jeffrey

As World Tourism Day approaches, yes there is a designated day a year to celebrate tourism! it might be the right time to consider the other side of tourism. Mass tourism, travel in general, and being mobile are often considered as a vehicle towards enlightenment, an educational experience, or as an activity which can 'open our minds'.

Tunisia: Lifting a 'Tourism Ban' and Supporting a Democracy

Keith Vaz | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

The promises of the Arab Spring have proven hollow across most of the Middle East and North Africa, with one notable exception, Tunisia. This historically rich country has emerged as a democratic, pluralist, secular state, with a strong government and moderate social and religious attitudes.

Pregnant French Tourist Searching For Australian Baby Daddy Was A Hoax

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Yesterday, the nation's media - including The Huffington Post UK - reported that a French tourist was searching for the father of her baby - an Austra...

There's Sun All Year Round Along Brazil's Eight Million Meters of Coastline

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

The Brazilian summer officially begins towards the end of December when the countries of the northern hemisphere are going through harsh winters, but the sun shines all year round on our coast.

Fast Food and Even Faster Fighting: the Bangkok Connection

Jason Holmes | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Holmes

Gastronomy and pugilism. One, it seems, begets the other when you're standing outside the Rajadamnern Stadium in modern Bangkok, the beating heart of old Siam. You drink a glass of pennywort and hand over your baht. You sidestep to the next stall and buy some glutinous rice and pork cooked in banana leaves. Then your mind begins to drift.

Breeding Cruelty - The Problem With Lion Tourism in Africa

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Neil D’Cruze

The death of Cecil the lion has caused global public outrage, the like of which has never been seen before. On World Lion Day it is also important to remember the many thousands of lions whose welfare, and perhaps very existence, remain under threat from the unethical tourism taking place in Africa today.

Don't Send the Queen to the Guillotine: A Bungalow Will Do

Matthew Bevington | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Politics
Matthew Bevington

56p might not sound like much. If you follow the Royals' interpretation of their cost to the state, it's practically negligible. How lucky we are to b...

London Rickshaw Driver's 'Rip Off' Charges Surprise Cab Driver, Tourists And Even The Police

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

A rickshaw driver in London has been filmed attempting to charge tourists £206 for a one mile journey. The YouTube video shows the rickshaw driver...

Foreign Office Reacts to Tunisia Attack, the Second Time Around

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Heather Jeffrey

Those criticising the FCO need to think about this first attack and maybe even change their discourse. Whilst I am sure Tunisia will find the coming year financially difficult, I am less sure that the help they need would ever arrive with its bags packed of suntan lotion, swimming costumes and flip flops.

Marriage Equality Decision Likely to Cause 9% Increase In LGBT Tourism to USA

Ian Johnson | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK
Ian Johnson

Seven key LGBT markets are likely to add at least $4billion additional tourism income to the US economy during the next three years.

Brazil Increases in World Tourism Competitiveness Ranking

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Vinicius Lummertz

Brazil jumped 23 positions and entered first place among Latin American countries in the World Economic Forum's Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, published this May.

Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage - Boosting Britain's Tourism Regions

Christopher Rodrigues | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Sport
Christopher Rodrigues

With less than 100 days to go the countdown is finally upon us, as the Rugby World Cup trophy makes its away around Britain. But what about a host nation legacy plan? Who is set-up to deliver the longer term economic boost for Britain's nations and regions? Over the years VisitBritain, and, the wider tourism industry, has proven it can deliver.

Planet Appetite: FITCuba 2015 International Tourism Fair in Cuba

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Cuban Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, at the 35th edition of the International Tourist Fair FITCuba in Cayo Coco, announces a record three million international visitors visited Cuba in 2014, an increase of 15%.

The Soft Power Behind Devolution

Penelope, Viscountess Cobham CBE | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Penelope, Viscountess Cobham CBE

Creating strong identities for regions through outstanding tourism experiences can deliver a lot more than more visitors. A strong identity can provide soft power support for regions in their struggle for self-determination by building strong local economies.

How to Find Peace in the Big City

Alice Stevenson | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Stevenson

The terrifying financial burdens that come with living in London, the sense of it increasingly becoming a steel and glass playground for the super wealthy, can make us ordinary Londoners feel disenfranchised. The huge pressure to achieve and succeed, if not just survive, leaves little scope for moments of awe and genuine peace in our frantic minds.

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica-Blog 3

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Jonathan Thompson

Blog 3: Tourism in Antarctica On the 100th anniversary of Shackleton's famous Endurance expedition, British writer Jonathan Thompson and photographe...

The Ultimate Foodie Weekend In Barcelona, Spain

Chloe Gunning | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

The history and culture of a place is best told through its cuisine. So, what better way to get to know Barcelona inside and out, than with a long weekend of food-based adventures? From Willy Wonka style treats, to a neighbourhood tour with a difference, to the most exciting, theatrical meal of my life... these are my top tips to satisfy your inner foodie!

Dear Tourist - This Is What It's Really Like to Live in London

Shannon Colman | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Colman

I've been making notes of the times pleasant things have happened on the way to work, like the time I spoke to a stranger on the tube or witnessed a man offer to help a woman lift her buggy up the station stairs.

The Loch Ness Monster Has Broken Cover Again...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

A mother and daughter visiting Scotland for the first time believe they may have caught a glimpse of the elusive Loch Ness monster. Consuela Ross ...

Coffee, Croissants and Culture in the Dordogne

Tom Beetham | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Beetham

Most French towns and villages will have their own market days, and often the more low-key affairs can be as, if not more enjoyable than the larger ones. However, travel to the medieval town of Sarlat for one of the region's most bustling markets, and some of the most iconic buildings in the area.

Romania's Monty Python Institutions

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Romania's diplomats, cabinet ministers and senior civil servants are often like this and they glide effortlessly between international postings, NATO missions, summit meetings, the European Parliament and the major capital cities of the world.