UK Tourism

Women in Business Q&A: Jennifer Tombaugh, President, Tauck

Laura Dunn | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK
Laura Dunn

Tauck Jennifer Tombaugh is President of Tauck, the US-based tour operator serving all seven continents with more than 140 travel experiences and eve...

The Ethics of Tourism

Steve Backshall | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Steve Backshall

At the end of the summer, I did something out of character. I went on holiday. Usually if I get time off I go and climb a mountain and come back more tired and haggard than I was before, but this was a proper break in Namibia. It gave me the unusual privilege of seeing the safari business from a tourist's perspective.

Women in Business Q&A: Laura Michonski, Former Site Director,

Laura Dunn | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
Laura Dunn

Laura Michonski is the Former Site Director of and a nationally recognized expert on all aspects of travel. Prior to joining,...

Calais Refugee Camp, My Half-term Holiday

Henry Ward | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Henry Ward

My half term holiday has taught me that refugees are people just like you and I, a simple fact often over looked. These people do not want to leave their communities; they are living in sub-human conditions and are coming to the UK in search of a humane, dignified life and to live without fear of death or persecution...

Giving Advice in Times of Crisis - What Sharm Can Teach Us All

Louise Hodges | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Louise Hodges

It is in the interest of us all that Sharm stays on the menu as an affordable winter sun destination.  We must not allow our world and our choices to become increasingly limited and restricted and the key to fighting this particular and unprecedented scenario is communication. 

My Heart Belongs to Egypt

Lisa Edwards | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I started out feeling scared - of the foreboding mountainous landscape and the dark drive from the airport through it; of the inevitable street hassle one gets as a European walking past Egyptian shops. On my first trip I even had a panic attack because a guy offered me tea in the back of the shop and I suddenly had visions of him bundling me off in to the desert.


Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Vinicius Lummertz

Over recent decades, there have been many great changes in the techniques of marketing and the creation of brands. Companies are increasingly using in...

On the Greek National Day, Nothing to Celebrate

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Nikolaos Dimou

Pity the Greeks. Today as they commemorate their 'OHI' to Italy's fascist regime and their joining the Allies in World War II, instead of enjoying the traditional military parade as it snakes through the plateies festooned with white and blue ribbons and flags, they will be contemplating a far grimmer scenario...

Ada Lovelace and Tourism

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Jeffrey

Ada is thought to be the first female computer programmer and her name has been given to this otherwise nondescript Tuesday in order to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Accessible Cambridge with the European Network of Accessible Tourism

Martyn Sibley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

What a busy fortnight! I hope you enjoyed the posts on the Spanish conference, our trip around Madrid, and my views on improving air travel for disabled people. Today I'd like to tell you about my home town of Cambridge.

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.