UK Tourism

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 | 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

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.

How to Be a Tourist In Your Home City

Mark Hodson | Posted 25.11.2014 | 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 22.11.2014 | 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 24.10.2014 | 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...