UK Tourism

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.

Women in Business Q&A: Laura Michonski, Former Site Director, NewYork.com

Laura Dunn | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
Laura Dunn

Laura Michonski is the Former Site Director of NewYork.com and a nationally recognized expert on all aspects of travel. Prior to joining NewYork.com,...

Calais Refugee Camp, My Half-term Holiday

Henry Ward | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Henry Ward

My half term holiday has taught me that refugees are people just like you and I, a simple fact often over looked. These people do not want to leave their communities; they are living in sub-human conditions and are coming to the UK in search of a humane, dignified life and to live without fear of death or persecution...

Giving Advice in Times of Crisis - What Sharm Can Teach Us All

Louise Hodges | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Louise Hodges

It is in the interest of us all that Sharm stays on the menu as an affordable winter sun destination.  We must not allow our world and our choices to become increasingly limited and restricted and the key to fighting this particular and unprecedented scenario is communication. 

My Heart Belongs to Egypt

Lisa Edwards | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I started out feeling scared - of the foreboding mountainous landscape and the dark drive from the airport through it; of the inevitable street hassle one gets as a European walking past Egyptian shops. On my first trip I even had a panic attack because a guy offered me tea in the back of the shop and I suddenly had visions of him bundling me off in to the desert.

FREE SMILES!

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Vinicius Lummertz

Over recent decades, there have been many great changes in the techniques of marketing and the creation of brands. Companies are increasingly using in...

On the Greek National Day, Nothing to Celebrate

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Nikolaos Dimou

Pity the Greeks. Today as they commemorate their 'OHI' to Italy's fascist regime and their joining the Allies in World War II, instead of enjoying the traditional military parade as it snakes through the plateies festooned with white and blue ribbons and flags, they will be contemplating a far grimmer scenario...

Ada Lovelace and Tourism

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Jeffrey

Ada is thought to be the first female computer programmer and her name has been given to this otherwise nondescript Tuesday in order to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Accessible Cambridge with the European Network of Accessible Tourism

Martyn Sibley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

What a busy fortnight! I hope you enjoyed the posts on the Spanish conference, our trip around Madrid, and my views on improving air travel for disabled people. Today I'd like to tell you about my home town of Cambridge.

This Is What Tourists Find Really Odd About Us Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Comedy

The British - fine upstanding members of society, practical, full of common sense, kind and generous, right? Well, maybe not. According to a Red...

From Cachaça to Wine, a Gastronmic Tour of Brazil

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

When planning a trip, one of the first things that we usually do is make an itinerary of the museums to visit, the best beaches to stroll on, the historical sites that we want to discover or even a list of the shopping we intend to do. But an important part of the tourist experience is related to food and drink, including deciding where to eat out.

Speaking at the International Accessible Technology and Tourism Conference in Madrid

Martyn Sibley | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Martyn Sibley

Tourism Conference in Madrid - featuredLast week I was invited to Madrid by the huge national Spanish Charity, Once. They are funded from the sales of lottery tickets, and run many projects for disabled people. Their staff and board of trustees are heavily represented by disabled people which I applaud.

Cyprus Hotel 'Burned Bedsheets Of HIV-Positive British Tourist'

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A man has reportedly been kicked out of his Cyprus hotel after the management were tipped off that he was HIV-positive by a medical centre. The u...

To Travel or Not To Travel

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Jeffrey

As World Tourism Day approaches, yes there is a designated day a year to celebrate tourism! it might be the right time to consider the other side of tourism. Mass tourism, travel in general, and being mobile are often considered as a vehicle towards enlightenment, an educational experience, or as an activity which can 'open our minds'.

Tunisia: Lifting a 'Tourism Ban' and Supporting a Democracy

Keith Vaz | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

The promises of the Arab Spring have proven hollow across most of the Middle East and North Africa, with one notable exception, Tunisia. This historically rich country has emerged as a democratic, pluralist, secular state, with a strong government and moderate social and religious attitudes.

Pregnant French Tourist Searching For Australian Baby Daddy Was A Hoax

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Yesterday, the nation's media - including The Huffington Post UK - reported that a French tourist was searching for the father of her baby - an Austra...