UK Tourism

From Bucharest to Brasov: Is Romania the Next Big Thing?

Lizzie Davey | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

Let's face it; Romania isn't a tourist hotspot. Visitors don't flock to it like they do to Paris and it is definitely no Costa del Sol. In fact, at many of the obvious tourist points such as train stations and guide book attractions, it's difficult to find anyone who speaks English. This is no bad thing at all.

Who Benefits From a Luxury Hotel in Tibet?

Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren

The InterContinental Resort Lhasa Paradise will be marketed on the back of a peaceful, unspoiled land and an ancient, spiritual culture. That will doubtless attract the tourists - it also benefits the regime that has occupied and oppressed Tibet for more than 60 years.

Only 3 Days Left to Nominate - All Ends on Friday!

Lara Solomon | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Solomon

The race is almost over for this year's 10th World Responsible Tourism Awards hosted at the World Travel Market and sponsored by the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism.

Tourism in Iraq

Gary Kent | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

When commentators were vociferously claiming that Iraq had gone to hell in a handcart following the invasion of ten years ago, I took my wife and son to Iraq for a holiday. I know that most people would think it eccentric to put 'holiday' and 'Iraq' in the same sentence but they are missing out.

I Left My Heart in the Motor City

Laura Potts | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Potts

If it's possible to capitalise on the idea that your city is special because it perennially has one of the highest homicide rates in the Western world (2012's stats: around 400); or because people flock from around the globe to experience its unique brand of 'ruin porn'; or because it's a badge of honour to survive such a notoriously dystopian landscape - then Detroit is setting a new standard for self-promotion.

New Britain Tourism Strategy Will Attract Nine Million Extra Visitors a Year

Sandie Dawe | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Few British industries are as strong as travel and tourism, and few have such growth potential. But achieving this will not be easy. It requires an unprecedented level of collaboration and partnership between the travel industry, the public sector and Government.

Beautiful Britain: Idyllic Locations

Lauren Razavi | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

From the loveliness of our coastlines to the fabulous fields of the countryside, this country has much to offer - to visitors and residents alike. I only recently realised that I haven't seen nearly enough of it, spending my time travelling abroad more than I have around my home nation.

Bermuda: Why See the World, When You've Got the Beach?

Olivia Rose | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Rose

This year for the first time, I came to Bermuda not as a tourist visiting her family, but as an artist, seeking to document a place that has felt like a second home for as long as I can remember.

Ready for a Muckle Adventure?

Brodie Smithers | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brodie Smithers

Bringing adventure to the Scottish Borders, the Muckle Toon Adventure Festival is aiming to help revive the small town of Langholm. View image Ment...

Notes on the Egypt Balloon Disaster

Molly Nurse | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Nurse

Just like anyone with a fear of heights I felt slightly nauseous looking over the edge. Watching the amateur footage of the explosion and subsequent crash, however, made me feel physically sick. I have a tendency to think the worst is always going to happen, but for those people it actually did.

An Incident While Photographing in Urban Zimbabwe

Stuart Forster | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

To be fair, people had warned me to be careful while photographing in Zimbabwe's cities. They'd told me not to photograph government buildings, the police or military personnel. Otherwise, I'd been told, I might run in trouble with the law.

Egypt Balloon Crash Victims Named

PA | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK

Two Britons and a UK resident killed in a horrific balloon crash which left 19 people dead were named tonight. Yvonne Rennie, Joe Bampton and Hunga...

World's First Panda-Themed Hotel Opens In Sichuan, China

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As China opens its doors to thousands more tourists each year, the local entrepreneurs are responding with alacrity. This week, a panda-themed hot...

French Ski Schools Kick British Tour Guides Off the Piste

David J. Cox | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David J. Cox

I am going away to Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley in Austria next week with a group of around 10 friends. I lived and ski guided there for a winter (and then summer) season. If this were a French resort, would I not be allowed to show my friends around? Would I have to shell out for a guide to show me around an area I already know and want to show my friends?

UK Should Relax Visa Rules for Chinese Visitors or Lose Out to Europe

Alison Couper | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Politics
Alison Couper

Visitors from China are also big spenders when they are here. Typically Chinese visitors will spend in the region of £1,600 while in the UK - nearly three times the average tourist spend, according to Visit Britain.

Leicester: Milking Richard III For All He's Worth

Vikki Geary | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Vikki Geary

When the bones of the king were discovered in a car park in Leicester, the East Midlands wasted no time in smartening itself up ready for tourists to pour in. And pour in they certainly did: a temporary exhibition outside the Guildhall attracted over 4,000 visitors in its first weekend.

Talking Malaysia With Jimmy Choo OBE

Stuart Forster | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Style
Stuart Forster

Choo is softly-spoken has the calm confidence of a man who has achieved much in life. He is slightly built and smartly dressed. His greying hair is closely cropped and he looks at me with reassuring eyes that are surprisingly light in colour.

LOOK: Venice Carnival 2013

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

It's hard enough to write about Venice without becoming engulfed in a landslide of cliches - and near enough impossible when you factor in the city's ...

Eden Project In Cornwall To Axe Dozens Of Jobs

PA | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

Dozens of jobs are under threat at one of the UK's most popular tourist attractions after it announced it had to make cuts worth £2 million. Staff...

Charlie Thomas

Should We 'Rubber Stamp' Rich Chinese Tourist Visas To Boost British Businesses? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

The founder of high end concierge service, Quintessentially, has called for the government to 'rubber stamp' a number of wealthy Chinese tourists' vis...

English Smokers Will Change the World - or at Least Their World

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Politics
Ilco van der Linde

After ten years of non-smoking policy in New York the bars have more visitors now, because the vast majority turned out to prefer a healthier environment.

Anticipating Irresponsible Tourism - Has Burma Got It Right?

Rooksana Hossenally | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK
Rooksana Hossenally

In the last year, country has seen rapid development of its infrastructure (the country now has over 200 hotels), a surge in tourist arrivals and a first visit from Obama; the growth of Myanmar is an upward curve hereon. In the first six months of 2012, international arrivals increased by 30% compared to 2011 (Ministry of Hotels and Tourism).

Exploring the Erbil-Baghdad Ankara Triangle

Gary Kent | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Next year's 10th anniversary of the Iraq war may focus on the feebleness so far of federalism and the country possibly breaking up without the urgent...

World's Most Innovative Hotels... in The Maldives

Mark Hodson | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

While it can only be a matter of time before the first underwater villas are unveiled, it's great to see hoteliers and resort owners looking to their local communities for inspiration. Sun, sand and sea are wonderful, but ultimately it is the people that give a destination its value.

Charlie Thomas

Exclusive High End Package Holidays Lead To Success For TUI | Charlie Thomas | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK

Thomsons Holiday owner TUI has reported positive results after reaping the benefits from changing its business model in 2012. Total revenue decline...