UK Tourism

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...

Launching Accessible Travel Week

Martyn Sibley | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

I have always had a passion for travel and for helping others. It's very rare in life that two things we enjoy can go together. Ever since I left my London job and travelled more; this dream has been steadily becoming a reality.

Seven Things to Do in Denmark (North Zealand)

Mette Poynton | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Denmark might be one of the smallest countries in the World with only 5,6 million people living on the 42,915 km2 of country and islands, but it's far too big to explore in just a few days, so in this piece I have picked Seven Super Things to do in North Zealand, the area just north of the capital, Copenhagen.

Theatre and Comedy Tour!

Naomi Hefter | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

3909 words. That's how many words I have written and how many words I have to learn for my theatre and comedy tour launching this month. No pressure then!

The Ultimate UEFA Euro 2016 City Guide - Marseille

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

There is no better person to show you round Marseille than a man who's jumped out of a plane right above it! Olympic 2012 gold medallist Florent Manau...

How to Travel in Tune With Local Culture

Annina Claesson | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annina Claesson

Being able to read the atmosphere around you is a valuable and difficult skill to master, and this is doubly true when you're travelling abroad. Cultural norms are often subtle and slippery creatures, but as a traveller, your job is to suck it up and adapt.

Disabled Access Day 2016 - A Day To Say 'Yes We Can'

Mik Scarlet | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Last year saw the first event in an annual day to mark a special day for disabled people through out the UK. Disabled Access Day was not set up to shout about what is wrong with our society but instead to highlight what is possible and to get disabled people out and about.

If We Continue to Travel the Way We Are, Our Children Will Not Have the Same Opportunity...

Brad Frankel | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brad Frankel

We'd reduce our carbon footprint, we wouldn't damage these local communities and fragile environments BUT we wouldn't learn...we wouldn't be able to help...we wouldn't be able to contribute to their economy...and we wouldn't be able to make a difference!

Sushi Secrets - The Tokyo Way

Chris Cox | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Cox

As I finish another mediocre London sushi lunch that I've grabbed from beside the sandwiches, I find my mind transported back to Tokyo where the freshest and tastiest sushi imaginable filled a hole in my stomach and cemented a place in my mind as the best sushi I've ever eaten. But it's more amazing than that because it's also the best and only sushi I've ever made.

Brazil Confronts the Zika Virus

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Vinicius Lummertz

The Zika virus has created an unprecedented situation in the public health world. Until 2014, only sporadic circulations of the disease in Africa, Asi...

Family Pays Tribute To Sisters Who Died In Vietnam Waterfall Tragedy

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

The family of two sisters who were found dead near a waterfall in Vietnam have paid tribute to the "two bright lights". Beth Anderson, 24, and her ...

Lefteris Yakoumakis: Sanctuary and Sagas in Iceland

Nancy Campbell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nancy Campbell

I caught up with artist Lefteris Yakoumakis whose fascination with Icelandic culture and landscape has drawn him back again and again to the small town of Siglufjörður in the country's far north.

I'll Always Go Back To Paris, Regardless Of The State Of Emergency

Alex Jackson | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Jackson

The real attack on French culture here is the parliament's decision to reinforce the state of emergency, by no way a banner for tourists or French citizens alike. We look at France as the birthplace of modern democracy, and the country's founding call for liberté is something we should not take for granted the world over.

The Second Edition of the World Tourism Forum Held in Istanbul

Zorica Loncar | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics
Zorica Loncar

The second edition of World Tourism Forum was held in Istanbul between 4th to 6th February. Considering that the summit is in its second year this was...

Being Responsible for Tourism in 101 Places

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Jeffrey

Nudity is just one example (perhaps a more visible one) of tourist behaviour visible across the globe. I remember when I lived near Salou, on the Costa Daurada, Spain, the locals were in a way forced to put up with thousands of students descending on the area as part of Salou fest.

The 10 'Cruelest' Wildlife Tourism Attractions

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

Tourists will travel great distances for the chance to not only to see a wild animal, but also interact with it. Elephant rides, dolphin shows and ...

British Man Killed In Front Of His Daughter During Thai Elephant Ride Is Named

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

A Scottish man who was killed in front of his teenage daughter during an elephant ride in Thailand on Monday has been named in reports as Gareth Crowe...

Dad's Death During Thai Elephant Ride Prompts Calls To Cease 'Cruel' Practice

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

UPDATE: British Man Killed In Front Of His Daughter During Thai Elephant Ride Is Named An international animal welfare group has warned of the crue...

Egypt Evolved - It's Not as Scary as You'd Think

Kylie Barton | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Kylie Barton

I first visited the country ten years ago, as a young girl in love. At the end of last year, I returned, and other than the coral reefs, it was not the frightful and disappointing experience the scare mongering public and media would have you believe.

My Solo Adventure in Paris After the Terror Attacks, and How Locals Can Help Travellers Explore Safely

Laura Zito | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Zito

After a fun-filled, if exhausting, first day the nine of us regrouped at a gorgeous Parisian Airbnb apartment located a stone's throw from the Bastille, just six stops on the metro from Gare du Nord train station.

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 even...

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.