UK Tourism

Google Celebrates British Museum's 255th Birthday

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Google is marking the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with its latest Google Doodle. The temporary 'Google' logo is visible on the home pag...

Traveling the Backwaters of Kerala

Ben Dalton | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

The backwaters of Kerala maintain their lurid greenness despite the overhanging grey, Soviet sky of monsoon season. They are deathly still, like a bath that has been run and then forgotten. Our boat - a sort of floating Family Robinson tree house - leaves little trace behind it as it ambles down river.

Winter Magic in Brussels

Vesela Gladicheva | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vesela Gladicheva

If you're in the midst of searching for a last-minute, magical escape this Christmas, look no more. In addition to the traditional, German-style market every European capital boasts nowadays, Brussels has something extra in store this winter.

Our London: The Capital Beyond 2015

Sadiq Khan | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Sadiq Khan

London is a city facing big challenges. Population growth is putting huge strain on our housing, transport and infrastructure. The increasingly globalised economy means that our businesses are no longer compete just with those in Birmingham or Manchester, but with firms in Shanghai, New York and Berlin. And most worryingly, rather that sharing in our city's successes, rising numbers of Londoners are being left behind, as inequality widens and poverty grows.

Is Ras Al Khaimah the Next Dubai?

Mark Hodson | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Few tourists are familiar with the name, but Ras Al Khaimah is being widely touted as the next Dubai. RAK, as it's known locally, is one of the "other" emirates, along with oil-rich Abu Dhabi, that make up the United Arab Emirates.Few tourists are familiar with the name, but Ras Al Khaimah is being widely touted as the next Dubai. RAK, as it's known locally, is one of the "other" emirates, along with oil-rich Abu Dhabi, that make up the United Arab Emirates.

The Costa Del Sol - Not Far From Spain - Not Far Enough!

Davy Johnston | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Davy Johnston

Those Spaniards who live within Andalucia, not included in the figures, visit other parts of their own region some 20 million times. Why? Because Andalucia is amazing! If it was a country it would be the 25th most popular, to visit, in the world.

How Spiritual Tourism Might Change the World

Ben Bowler | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Bowler

There is an emerging trend on the horizon that is being cited at the fastest growing sector in the whole travel business. They call it "spiritual tourism" and it is starting to be taken very seriously by governments, state tourism authorities, even the United Nations agency responsible for global tourism - the UNWTO.

Embratur Launches New Ad Campaign Ahead of the World Cup 2014

Flavio Dino | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Flavio Dino

With the World Cup now just over seven months away, the exposure generated by the tournament itself will bring intangible benefits to Brazil's tourism, such as better use of the country's tourism potential, publicity for regional attractions and a quantum leap in the quality of services...

Could HS2 Be The Death Of Camden Market?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Every Saturday morning, it's the scene of hundreds of shy goth teens, holding hands in striped neon hoodies, of foreign students with backpacks poring...

Theatre's Cue on the Tourism Stage

Sandie Dawe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sandie Dawe

Theatre is not unfamiliar with playing understudy to football or shopping as a popular activity for tourists, but its appeal and contribution is strong regardless... More of our holiday visitors from overseas are going to the theatre, musicals, the opera or ballet (2.8 million) than to a live sporting event (1.3 million) across Britain.

Jessica Elgot

'Children Aren't Tourist Attractions'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

Arriving in the crush of Kathmandu, Lucy Frankenburg wanted to do something worthwhile with her month in Nepal's capital. Her husband Guy Selby had bo...

Rising Hotel Prices Show Signs of Global Recovery

Alison Couper | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Couper

Not only are people travelling more, they are spending a little more too. Globally, the average price that travellers paid per night for hotel rooms rose by two per cent, approaching levels not seen since before the economic crisis in 2008/9.

Egyptians Divided and Struggling as They Celebrate Eid al Adha

Patrick Keddie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Patrick Keddie

A jolt of excitement ran through the house as it was announced that the butcher Ahmad Najjar had arrived. Ahmad was in the El Azba area of Barat, a village on the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt, to slaughter a sheep for twenty-two year old Mohammed Sakkar's family on Eid al-Adha, one of the most important Muslim festivals of the year...

Brand Boutique: Defining a Hotel Sector

Joseph Reaney | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Joseph Reaney

London's boutique hotel sector is booming. Despite the wider climate of declining hotel occupancy and a spluttering economy, the British capital's boutique hotels have enjoyed startling success

The Best Places for a UK Winter Break

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

There are so many beautiful cities in the UK for a romantic, wintery weekend away. Having just come back from a year travelling the world - I'm fully embracing winter this year, as having spent last year in the southern hemisphere, it was all cider and BBQs last Christmas.

King of the Castles: Britain's Built Heritage Rules

Sandie Dawe | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Britain's built heritage is a huge asset and one of our major strengths as a tourism destination. Looking forward, we are capitalising on this forte by upping our promotional activity in key markets around the world, using images that highlight the drama of our castles and romantic appeal of historic houses.

'Don't Pop The Champagne Corks Yet'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been accused of lacking "visionary leadership" by one of the UK's leading airline chiefs, who warned that the country's "bureaucrat...

Luxury and Relaxation in Bury St Edmunds

Zahra Razavi | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

It was this mindset of exploring a place overlooked that led me to spend a couple of days in Bury St. Edmunds, a Suffolk town close to where I grew up. I'd passed through the place many a-time but never stuck around to see what was on offer.

Why the UK Cannot Afford to Be Turning Chinese Visitors Away

Alison Couper | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK
Alison Couper

Chinese tourists spent an incredible $102 billion travelling abroad last year, making them the world's biggest spenders on international travel, yet in the UK the full effect of this has yet to be felt.

Observations of a Slightly Republican (Lower Case 'R') Tourist

Wendy Jones | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Jones

A couple of weeks ago I was congratulated (yes, personally congratulated) on the birth of 'the new royal prince'. I wasn't sure at first how to respond. After all, I don't believe I put much personal effort into the affair, unlike the births of my own children. But I realised I was being congratulated as a citizen and subject and I managed a gracious 'thanks'.

Six Million Britons To Make Bank Holiday Getaway

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

More than six million Britons are set to make overnight-stay trips at home and abroad over the bank holiday weekend. With forecasters predicting ho...

British Tourists Still Travelling To Egypt

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK

British tourists are still flocking to Egypt for sunshine breaks - as hundreds of people are killed in violent clashes in the capital. As fighting ...

British Tourists Warned Not To Leave Egypt Hotels

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

British tourists have been issued with a stark warning by the Foreign Office, which has advised against all but essential travel to Egypt, while holid...

Escape the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe

Sara Sheridan | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Sheridan

The Festival in Edinburgh is a marvel. There really isn't anything like it anywhere else in the world. But don't forget to sneak off now and then and discover what's made this city a world-class destination ever since the Enlightenment - take a peek beyond the fringe.

High Street Sales Soar After Heatwave And Tourism Boost

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

British shops enjoyed a boost in retail sales after consumers were lured outside by the sunshine and more tourists came to visit, official figures ind...