UK Tourism

What I Learned From My Trip To Iran

Wendy Jones | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Jones

When I told people I was going on holiday to Iran, the most common response was: 'Why?' Some were more positively curious and some knowingly envious, but for many my holiday choice was downright perverse.

Three Holiday Mind-Sets Ethical Wildlife Tourists Need To Be Aware Of

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neil D’Cruze

Last month, I was ecstatic to hear that TripAdvisor, one of the world's largest travel websites, and its ticket sales company, Viator, had decided that they will no longer sell tickets to hundreds of tourist attractions that are widely accepted as harmful to the wild animals involved.

Magical Thrill Seeking In The UAE

Chris Cox | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

Nestled in the Arabian desert are two small cities, you might have heard of them, Dubai and its smaller neighbour Abu Dhabi? I mean, of course you're heard of them, these megacities aren't shy about shouting how great they are, and that's even true when it comes to thrill rides and waterparks.

Sharing Out Colombia's "Peace Dividend"

Felipe Jaramillo | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Felipe Jaramillo

What does a "peace dividend" look like and who gets to enjoy a piece of it? Clearly, the Colombian people will be the prime beneficiaries, once the s...

London's Landmarks Should Be For Everyone, So Why Do They Cost So Much?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

Ah, London. With its Bridge, Tower, Dungeon, parks, palaces and M&M's World, it just might be the most culturally rich city on the planet. The problem is that people have to actually be rich to visit any of these great landmarks.

Bournemouth: Sleepy Retirement Resort Or Buzzing Business Hub?

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

I get a real kick when I drive through Bournemouth on my way to work and see paddleboarders or surfers splashing about in the sea. This is the true value of this place - you can swim in the morning or the evening after a day's work (if like me, you're happy to brave the cold) or walk on the sand to get inspired. It's priceless.

The Tourism Industry Is Finally Recognising The Importance Of Accessible Travel, But What Does It Actually Mean?

Damiano La Rocca | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Damiano La Rocca

As someone who has built his career around providing accessible travel experiences I'm glad to see the industry recognising accessible travel and I have no doubt it will become a more prominent in the coming years. However, I have spotted a potential issue as these articles don't really explain what accessible travel or tourism really is.

How Nepal Became One Of Lonely Planet's Top Travel destinations for 2017 (And Why It Feels Like It's Finally The Country's Time To Shine)

Gavin Bate | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gavin Bate

Indeed, tourism is one of the few industries in Nepal where locals have the opportunity to forge a good career. Apart from hydroelectricity, tourism is Nepal's only natural resource, so natural disasters like the recent earthquake have enormous implications, putting the whole country under great strain with a devastating impact on tourism.

Halal Tourism: An Important Idea In Tourism Industry

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Despite the passing of the summer, tourist activities continue. This is because each season promises exciting feelings and opportunities in many touri...

You Might Want To Change Your Holiday Plans, These Are Officially The World's Worst Tourist Traps

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you’re planning a holiday, it’s always good to have some local knowledge for the inside track on the best places to eat, where to get a good ...

Life's A Beach So Save The Sea Turtles

Sasha Govor | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Sasha Govor

I don't know how many turtles I actually saved and I'll never know. But for a few months of my life I donned the cape, picked up the nunchucks and lived the life of a real superhero.

Humpty Dumpty Goes to China

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

It's this time of the year again: everyone I know at uni has jetted off on wonderful journeys of self-discovery, whether helping indigenous communities in the Brazilian rainforest or spending three months hitchhiking the Silk Road. Even though I can't help but turn my nose up at expeditions like this, when I got asked to come to China to teach for three weeks, with all expenses paid (and yes, I do mean flights), I couldn't say no.

Connie and Ted's, Los Angeles

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Before travelling somewhere, I always like to hit up friends for recommendations, so this was no different when travelling to Los Angeles. On a list filled with the obligatory trips to the Hollywood Sign and Walk of Fame, one eating spot made multiple appearances - Connie and Ted's

Four Ways to Manage Stress While Travelling

Annina Claesson | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

Having confidence in yourself as a grown up is also key to your travelling experience. If you have the ability and processes to cope with unexpected events and stay calm whilst on the road, you can pretty much deal with anything. Travelling is stressful, but the bumps in the road need not ruin your trip. Take care, wherever life takes you.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Hollywood

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I've always been a fan of classic films, film making in general has always been magical to me. And nowhere does it's history lie more deeply engrained than Hollywood. I remember watching the That's Entertainment series as a child and being completely entranced by the snapshot into the archives and insights into what happened behind the camera.

Three Reasons Why Any Young Traveller Will Love Iceland

Annina Claesson | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

This stopover programme has brought a lot of new visitors to Iceland and it's an excellent reason to extend your transatlantic trip by a couple of days. It makes for a great change of pace and removes some of the sadness and ennui of flying back home. You might as well, right?

Brexit or Remain? As a Parent, I Know How I'll Be Voting

Shumailla Dar | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents
Shumailla Dar

As a mother of two and a long-time public servant I have real concerns about the pressures being placed on public services in this country; with growing class sizes, the lack of places at good schools, and excruciatingly long waiting times at my local doctor's surgery and A&E, I'm frustrated by the increased strain being placed on our services in this country as a whole. But I've remained mostly on the fence.

See the Best of Gaudí's Iconic Architecture in Barcelona - By Bus

David Leigh | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Leigh

There are many reasons you might want to visit Barcelona, but one that continues to top the list is the awe-inspiring architecture of Antoni Gaudí.

Surfing the Waves of Change

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK
Sakthy Selvakumaran

Have you ever spoken to a surfer about why they surf? They will tell you that once you get into it there is no turning back. As someone who has never donned a wetsuit or waxed a board, I never really appreciated the significance of a surfer's relationship with the ocean and how this can influence their broader view of the world. Then I met the team at EcoSwell in Peru.

British Woman Who Died In Thailand Speedboat Accident 'Was On Honeymoon'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Body Found In Search For Missing British Man Following Thai Speedboat Crash A British woman killed in a speedboat accident in Thailand ...

Four Ways to Find the Hidden Gems of Your Next Travel Destination

Annina Claesson | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

Every destination in the world is a living, breathing place that has so much more to offer than the tourist trails, so make the most of your trip by seeking out alternative ways to be guided through it!

Top Five Hong Kong Sights and Experiences

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

It was my first time to Hong Kong and I didn't really know what to expect before arriving. After taking a quick trip to Google, the city appeared as tall buildings, bright lights and a scattering of boats.

Queen Elizabeth Recognises British Rock Music Tourism With Award on Her 90th Birthday

Mark Hillary | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Rock music arguably began life in London. It's great news to see that the London Rock Tour has been recognised this way and as Cherry suggests, let's hope that this is merely the beginning of a new wave of interest in British music heritage.

Dolphin Watching: The Benefits and the Future

Frontier | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

Dolphin watching has grown to be one of the most successful types of tourism in the world, offering economic returns as well as educational, research,...

Five Ways to Be an Eco-Conscious Student Traveller

Annina Claesson | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

It's tempting to take refuge in the 'ecotourism' label - even though the agencies that offer 'ecotourism' experiences might not always be as environmentally motivated as they claim. Here are a five tips on how to keep sustainability in mind on your trip and make it more than just a buzzword...