UK Tourism

The Soft Power Behind Devolution

Penelope, Viscountess Cobham CBE | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK
Penelope, Viscountess Cobham CBE

Creating strong identities for regions through outstanding tourism experiences can deliver a lot more than more visitors. A strong identity can provide soft power support for regions in their struggle for self-determination by building strong local economies.

How to Find Peace in the Big City

Alice Stevenson | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Stevenson

The terrifying financial burdens that come with living in London, the sense of it increasingly becoming a steel and glass playground for the super wealthy, can make us ordinary Londoners feel disenfranchised. The huge pressure to achieve and succeed, if not just survive, leaves little scope for moments of awe and genuine peace in our frantic minds.

A Voyage of Endurance: Destination Antarctica-Blog 3

Jonathan Thompson | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Jonathan Thompson

Blog 3: Tourism in Antarctica On the 100th anniversary of Shackleton's famous Endurance expedition, British writer Jonathan Thompson and photographe...

The Ultimate Foodie Weekend In Barcelona, Spain

Chloe Gunning | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

The history and culture of a place is best told through its cuisine. So, what better way to get to know Barcelona inside and out, than with a long weekend of food-based adventures? From Willy Wonka style treats, to a neighbourhood tour with a difference, to the most exciting, theatrical meal of my life... these are my top tips to satisfy your inner foodie!

Dear Tourist - This Is What It's Really Like to Live in London

Shannon Colman | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Colman

I've been making notes of the times pleasant things have happened on the way to work, like the time I spoke to a stranger on the tube or witnessed a man offer to help a woman lift her buggy up the station stairs.

The Loch Ness Monster Has Broken Cover Again...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK

A mother and daughter visiting Scotland for the first time believe they may have caught a glimpse of the elusive Loch Ness monster. Consuela Ross ...

Coffee, Croissants and Culture in the Dordogne

Tom Beetham | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Beetham

Most French towns and villages will have their own market days, and often the more low-key affairs can be as, if not more enjoyable than the larger ones. However, travel to the medieval town of Sarlat for one of the region's most bustling markets, and some of the most iconic buildings in the area.

Romania's Monty Python Institutions

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Romania's diplomats, cabinet ministers and senior civil servants are often like this and they glide effortlessly between international postings, NATO missions, summit meetings, the European Parliament and the major capital cities of the world.

The Urbanisation of London - Who Is It for?

Tristen Lee | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Tristen Lee

Not only are developers ruining London for the people who actually live here, the development of HS2 is going to destroy some of Britain's most idyllic countryside, all for a train line that many will not be able to afford to travel on.

A London Tourist Hotel Levy for London

Ivan Massow | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

The tried and tested continental practice of the bed tax is one such improvement that I find hard to ignore.

Bulldozing Through the Cradle of British Rock

James Ketchell | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Ketchell

If ever there was a venue which epitomised our approach to music heritage in this country, it is the Ealing Club. Quite simply it's a huge missed opportunity on a number of levels. The council could be attracting visitors from all around the world to explore the music heritage of Ealing.

Travellers Should Always Show Respect

Liz Jarvis | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Jarvis

Travel doesn't just broaden the mind, it enriches it. If you're visiting sites of cultural significance, temples or churches, it's basic, surely, that you show appropriate reverence.

It's Not the What or the How but the Who: Why Kenya needs to Leverage its Best People to Tell the Country's Story

Kevin Widdop | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Kevin Widdop

Marketing gurus often like to cite the 4 Ps as the strategy to successfully serve their customers: price, product, place and promotion. But I'd like to chuck another 'P' into the marketing mix: people

How To Have A Bargain Valentine's Day In Paris

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, many loved-up Brits will be considering a trip to Paris. Thankfully, you don't have to spend a fortune to ha...

A Visitor's Perspective on Tourism and Animal Welfare in Myanmar

Georgina Allen | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Georgina Allen

Often innocently visited by tourists because they love animals, few know the often real brutality that can goes on breaking in and managing elephants (meant for the tourist industry) so that they can be ridden or handled, a concerning issue documented in other S-E Asian countries.

Bet You Won't Guess Where The World's Best Hotel Is

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You don't have to travel abroad for a world class holiday. Two UK holiday establishments have been named as the best in the world after receiving ...

Why Tourists and Technology Aren't Always the Perfect Harmony

Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jessica Pitocchi

I closed my eyes and spent a moment trying to just listen to the soothing sound of the choir and block out all the clicking and flashing, but it was genuinely difficult and it made me quite sad.

Cardiff - A Refection of What Could Be

Mik Scarlet | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

It's not just the big chains and shopping centre that is easy. Through out the city centre there are arcades of boutique style shops and restaurants, and pretty much all of these are equally accessible. Most of these are historic in nature and yet there has been great effort taken to ensure as many of them are as accessible as possible.

Why I Love Sharing My Flat With Strangers

Jude Habib | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Habib

When I was growing up I lived in a huge 5 bedroomed house and when my siblings flew the nest (I was the youngest and last to go) I found myself sitting at the breakfast table with an eclectic assortment of visitors - a renal surgeon, a very handsome scuba diving instructor, professors, the mayor of a small town in France and an Irish man doing his PhD...

Jessica Elgot

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 16.12.2014 | 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 14.12.2014 | 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 (Getúlio Vargas Foundation) for Embratur (Brazilian Tourism Institute).

How to Avoid Hurting Animals With Ecotourism

Frontier | Posted 14.12.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 25.11.2014 | 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.