UK Tourism

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FINALLY REVEALED: #WaterstonesTexan Tells HuffPostUK What He Was Reading

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

The question on everyone's lips since the #WaterstonesTexan, tourist David Willis, got stuck late at night in a central London bookstore is - what was...

Why Brits Need More Holidays

Emma Rose Black | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Tired, stressed and in need of some sun? Apparently the average Brit now 'needs' a holiday every 56 days. But are we getting enough?

Event Tourists Spend 312% More in Brazil Than Visitors for Leisure

Vicente Neto | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Vicente Neto

Events tourists spend 312% more than those who visit the country for leisure purposes, on average spending U$304 per day, according to a study carried out by the FGV (GetĂșlio Vargas Foundation) for Embratur (Brazilian Tourism Institute).

How to Avoid Hurting Animals With Ecotourism

Frontier | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Frontier

What does it means to be a responsible tourist and why someone should consider their trip from an environmental perspective, and try to ensure what they do abroad and how they get there is sustainable?

Privatising Underwater Tourism to the Titanic

Phil Pauley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
Phil Pauley

Imagine being able to book an overnight trip to visit this most famous of sunken shipwrecks, or 'fly' over the bubbling hydrothermal vents deep in the Mariana Trench, where only a handful of humans have explored before.

London Rain: A Modern Myth and PR Travesty

Ella Ricciardi | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Ricciardi

Every time I go abroad foreigners will consistently remind me of how rainy and miserable London's weather is. It is repeated so often that even those who've never visited have a firm opinion on the subject. Curiously, you have all been led astray.

How to Be a Tourist In Your Home City

Mark Hodson | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

I'm lucky enough to live in London, which in my view is one of the world's most exciting cities. At the risk of coming over all Ralph McTell, I like to spend time wandering its streets - sometimes aimlessly, sometimes with purpose - and notice things.

'No, No. You Can Stare As Much As You Want. They Don't Speak English!' - A Trip to Thailand.

James Dann | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Thailand is of course a phenomenal country. A never-ending voyage of jungles, winding roads, fantastic people and constant adventure. It's pretty much the same as Leeds or an acid trip in Kew Gardens.

A Gap Year Is a Waste of Time, and You Don't Deserve it

Liam Deacon | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Had I the chance now, I tell my 17-year-old self to climb down off the bandwagon, get a grip, go to Uni and get on with my life. Because you know where a great place to 'find yourself' and grow up is? University.

Sport Provides Yet Another Platform for Tourism Development

Vicente Neto | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Sport
Vicente Neto

Sport, in its different forms, has consolidated its position as an important platform for stimulating tourism in recent years... the hospitality, joy and affection of Brazilians as one of the greatest differentials of the 2014 World Cup. It is no coincidence that many foreigners say they will recommend Brazil as a tourist destination to their family and friends.

UK Visa Changes for Chinese Visitors Are a Welcome Step

Alison Couper | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK
Alison Couper

The idea is that Chinese tourists applying online to visit the UK will be able to generate a partially completed Schengen form automatically, at the same time as completing their UK application. This helps to align the process of applying for a UK visa with the Schengen visa process...

5 Reasons to Visit Calcutta, India

Zahra Razavi | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

With so many people telling me not to miss out on so many different Indian locations, my head was spinning with possibilities - but two weeks spent in Calcutta turned out to be two weeks well-spent indeed. Here's my breakdown of what makes the city so special...

Happy 120th Birthday Tower Bridge: Pictures Reveal The Makings A London Landmark

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Tower Bridge today celebraties its 120th birthday and is still one of London's best known landmarks, attracting thousands of tourists each year. Th...

If You Want a Photo With a Wild Animal, Take a Selfie on Safari...

Stephanie Allen | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Allen

Now summer is in full swing, social media sites are becoming quickly clogged up with holiday snaps of glorious beaches and scenery to lament over. But there's another photo appearing across British profile pages that we should all be concerned about...

20 Things I Will Always Remember About Greece

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Thanks to the fond memories of the beautiful country that continue to excite me & the jet lag, I came up with this list of 20 bullet points at around 3:00 a.m.! Enjoy:)

Seven Places to Go When You Visit the Cotswolds With Kids

Mette Poynton | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Every day my family and I consider ourselves lucky to be living in one of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds.

Think You've Got It Bad in Egypt? Try Being an Egyptian Woman

Katie Welsford | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Katie Welsford

Justice in this instance was swift and - dare we say - rather needlessly violent. What is astonishing is that had Sa'id assaulted an Egyptian woman, nothing would have happened...

The Cotswolds Mystery

Mette Poynton | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

One day, all the sheep in The Cotswolds disappeared. All we know for sure, is that one of these people is responsible... but who? It's a mystery!

Brits Have Confidence in England Team as Brazil Buzz Grows

Alison Couper | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Sport
Alison Couper

With just days to go until the Brazil World Cup begins, we're all wondering whether England will make it past the group stages and bring the cup home this year. If travel habits provide an indication of the England team's chances, the outlook is hugely positive for Roy's boys. Searches for hotels in Rio have rocketed by 528% for the period of the final, suggesting that Brits are betting on a repeat of England's 1966 World Cup win...

Pfizer Grabs Headlines But Tourism Is the Industry to Watch

Christopher Rodrigues | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Christopher Rodrigues

British tourism is an export industry which can't be sold to the highest bidder and shipped overseas. Pfizer's bid for AstraZeneca has flooded Britain's news channels, eclipsing the air time given to many other valuable sectors.

A Jumbo Problem for the Travel Industry

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Nothing makes a good holiday brochure richer than the generic picture of a couple aloft an elephant, trekking through lush forest. What could be more authentically backpackery than that? A truly 'real' experience - just add some fire-juggling, a full moon party and copious amounts of local spirits and you have 1000 Facebook likes right there...

The Inexorable Rise of Regional Tourism

Christopher Rodrigues | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK
Christopher Rodrigues

The latest tourism figures are in and they are a cause for celebration. One of VisitBritain's key objectives is to boost the regional spread of inbound tourism to ensure its economic benefits are felt all over Britain. Last year saw that happen, with every nation across the country welcoming an increase in both visitor numbers and tourist spending.

Travellers and Tourists: What Is This Superiority Complex?

Lizzie Davey | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

What I don't understand is this recent need to judge people on the way they travel; on the way they relax; on the way they like to experience the world. I'm sure many people would love to go trekking for three weeks through the jungles of Borneo (and many wouldn't), but the reality is that these days people just don't have the time.

British Tourist's Body Found In Dutch Canal

PA | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK

The body of a British tourist who went missing following a night out in the Dutch city of Leiden has been recovered from a canal. Wayne Davies, 22,...

Visiting Verona - Are You a Sucker For Love or Just a Sucker?

Madame Allsorts | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

There is a humorous sense of irony surrounding the amount of visitors that Casa Di Giulietta attracts each year, especially considering that Shakespeare's famous play was a fictional concept, and the balcony in Verona wasn't an original feature of "Juliet's house".