Articles Tagged ‘Britain’

French Tourism Ad Campaign to Bring in Brits During Olympics is a Total FAIL

French Tourism Ad Campaign to Bring in Brits During Olympics is a Total FAIL April 30, 2012 | Business, Travel News | Read More
Whoops. Stock images apparently don’t always save the day. Particularly if you are heading up an advertising agency who is running a large campaign for a country. Unfortunately, an agency out of Britain called The Line Agency seemed to believe otherwise. Atout France – France’s tourism...

Kids Name “The Moon” as #1 Travel Destination

Kids Name “The Moon” as #1 Travel Destination February 17, 2012 | Travel News | Read More
C’mon, who doesn’t want to go to the moon? Of course it makes sense that kids’ number one holiday destination would be that bright, crater-covered circle in the sky. It’s just about as far away as you can get (well, that astronauts can get, anyway), and then there’s that...

World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel to be Built in Vegas

World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel to be Built in Vegas September 30, 2011 | Business, Travel News | Read More
In a move that’s sure to surprise no one, Las Vegas is determined to build the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. The original London Eye? Phffft. The 165m Singapore Flyer? Whatevs. The new 168m “Las Vegas High Roller,” which will have 28 cabins that hold 40 people each, is set to...

Crackdown on Bulgaria Booze-Fests

Crackdown on Bulgaria Booze-Fests September 6, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
The party’s over. Well, at least for Europeans who want to go on organized drinking tours in Bulgaria. Seems “alcohol tourism” has gotten a little out of control in the country due to British, German and Scandinavian tour companies promoting heavy drinking vacation packages. Cheap alcohol...

Royal Wedding Sparks Interest in British Wines

Royal Wedding Sparks Interest in British Wines May 27, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
When you think of Britain, you hardly think wine. France, Italy, Chile, Argentina, even Australia, sure. But have you ever gone out seeking a bottle of British wine? According to the Daily Mail, there are around 400 vineyards in the country, most of them in the warmer southern counties. The Queen even...

War of Words? Lonely Planet vs. Britain

War of Words? Lonely Planet vs. Britain May 26, 2011 | Travel News, UK | Read More
With many Britons deciding to take more “staycations” — holidaying within the country rather than abroad —  because of the poorly performing economy, the news that Lonely Planet is suggesting these people may regret their decision is probably not welcome in the British tourism...

“Gap Years” are getting shorter and shorter, studies find

“Gap Years” are getting shorter and shorter, studies find May 13, 2011 | Europe, Travel News | Read More
The “gap year”, an institution in the UK, many parts of Europe, and other countries around the world, is the time typically taken by students between finishing school and entering university. The idea is to broaden the perspectives of young adults, although many use it as time to “let...

Popular TV Shows and Films Driving Vacationers in UK to Location

Popular TV Shows and Films Driving Vacationers in UK to Location May 6, 2011 | Europe, Travel News, UK | Read More
Well, at least we haven’t yet seen any indication of a new trend-word like “TVcation”, or perhaps, “telecation.” Although, now that the cat’s out of the bag, we can really see that taking off. If it does, you know where you heard it first, folks. As reported by The...

Flight Prices May Vary from Country to Country: Shop Around

Flight Prices May Vary from Country to Country: Shop Around February 16, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It pays to shop around, proven by research conducted by The Observer newspaper, as reported by The Daily Mail. The research — conducted by a journalist — found that many flights booked outside of the UK (i.e. through websites that ended in .com rather than .co.uk) were cheaper. Special deals...

Hendrix Exhibit Opens At London’s Handel House Museum

Hendrix Exhibit Opens At London’s Handel House Museum September 3, 2010 | Culture/History, Travel News, UK | Read More
Hendrix in Britain, a new exhibit devoted to the London life, music, performances and enduring legacy of guitarist Jimi Hendrix is running from August 25 to November 7 at the Handel House Museum.  While the museum at 25 Brook Street is normally dedicated to legendary 18th-century composer George Fredric...