UK Tourism

Being An Idiot In Budapest

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

Every time I visit a new city, I let it wash over me. I let it fool me. Impress me. In whatever way it wants. It's a fresh start. For both the city and myself. Our pasts are predetermined. But the present is still untouched. We can choose to be whoever we want to be.

Eight Reasons Why You Should Go Overlanding

Emma Rosen | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

Overlanding is about the journey, as well as the destination; group adventure tours in a self-reliant truck, capable of driving to some of the most remote places on the planet. If you're interested in taking your first cautionary step into travelling or are tired of backpacking solo, here is why you should give overlanding a go:

British Airports Ranked Among The Worst In The World

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world, according to new rankings. Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted are in the bottom five in the A...

Golden Oldies Or The Forgotten Generation?

Natalie Thwaites | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Thwaites

This generation of women are active, confident and have the ability to spend money on products and experiences that enhance their lives. Surely they cannot remain invisible to brands for much longer.

Venice Is In Danger Of Becoming A Disneyland

Isobel Cockerell | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Isobel Cockerell

With rents skyrocketing, Venice is in danger of becoming a Disneyland-style outpost of the 'real' cities on the mainland. On the Zattere, you can get a semifreddo at Nico's legendary ice cream bar and look out over the water towards the smoking chimneys of Marghera, where the Fincantieri shipyard turns out several cruise ships a year. It feels ominously like looking towards the future.

Accessible Tourism, The Norfolk Broads Lead The Way

Mik Scarlet | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

With my job as a broadcaster and journalist I am lucky enough to travel all over the country, but I've never been to the Norfolk Broads, despite always wanting to stay there. Whenever I saw the Broads it seemed idyllic but I was a little worried about the access for wheelchair users.

The Importance Of Festivals and Culture

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

Whilst festivals in other parts of the world have a sole emphasis on getting drunk and making a mess, this festival has an emphasis on thinking about Mother Nature and authentic enjoyment. With the soulful music, gleaming blue skies and an intense focus on giving back to the community, this festival is unique to the Philippines and is a remarkable hidden gem.

The Best Kept Secrets In Paris

Varsha Patel | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Once you've endured the painfully long queues for the Eiffel Tower, got your selfie with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, and 'Instagrammed' the Arc de Tr...

Almost 1,000 UK Holidaymakers Are Being Flown Back From Gambia

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK

Nearly 1,000 holidaymakers on Thomas Cook packages in Gambia are to be flown home amid growing concerns of political unrest in the west African nation...

How Can We Democratise Tourism?

Justin Francis | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

We have various hypotheses about the possible benefits of these trips - in time we'll try to research and prove them but in the meantime it's my personal belief that travel can have a transformative effect, that it can foster a greater understanding of other cultures and to open our eyes to the possibilities in the world.

Behind The Scenes At NBC Studios

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I am someone who really loves great TV and equally interested in delving a bit deeper into how great TV is made. There's something very fascinating in...

Ways To Make Your Holiday More Sustainable

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

2017 has been dubbed the year of sustainable tourism and development by the UN's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). No longer a quirky aside or limited to the odd off-grid eco-lodge, going green when going abroad is where it's at.

January Seaside Holidays In England Aren't As Crazy As You Might Think

Robert Lane | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Lane

Official winter brochures for English seaside resorts paint a rosy picture of crisp mornings, low lying sun glistening off the sea and roaring fires in thatched pubs. There's very little mention of England's winter rain or howling wind battering against closed ice cream huts.

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.