“Excursions (TM)” 2014 Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary At Alexandra Palace:

How many tourists will come to the UK in 2014? According to the current edition of the “Travel GBI” newspaper (published to coincide with the “Excursions 2014” Show at Alexandra Palace in north London on 25th January), the numbers will return to the “record levels” which preceded the 2008 global financial crisis. It refers to […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on January 28th, 2014 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

World Travel Market 2013: Challenging Times For The Global Tourism Industry:

“Travellers are not criminals but should be treated as customers to a country”. So declared David Scowsill, President & CEO of the World Travel  & Tourism Council (WTTC) in London on November 4th to an audience of tourism ministers from G20 nations. Their Governments, he added, should make it easier for people to cross borders, […]

Filed under: Society, Travel | Posted on November 12th, 2013 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Victoria Underground Station: The End Of The 24-Step Descent Into Chaos:

It’s a scenario which will be very familiar to anyone who has ever taken the Gatwick Express to London. On arrival at Victoria, you struggle with your baggage out of your compartment onto platform 13 or 14, then battle across the concourse past the packed throngs of commuters checking the illuminated timetables for their trains […]

Filed under: Society, Travel | Posted on September 6th, 2011 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The UK Tourist Guide Sector: Time For Regulation?

Over the past thirteen years, the New Labour Government has passed 115,000 pages of legislation , introduced 24 criminal justice measures and created over 3,055 new criminal offences. This compares with only six Criminal Justice Acts between 1925 and 1985. It is now apparently an offence to import potatoes from Poland, sell grey squirrels or […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on February 10th, 2010 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Up Or Down In 2009? Suspense Time For The UK Tourism Industry.

At the beginning of this year, the British Press was proclaiming (or in some cases lamenting) ” the invasion of our shores by overseas bargain-hunters”. Some newspapers welcomed this development as a timely boost to an ailing economy. Others were not so convinced. The value of the pound had declined to parity with the euro( […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on June 1st, 2009 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Beer, Socks & Sandals: The British On Holiday Abroad

In June, a British tourist successfully sued his travel company for £750 because they’d sent him to a resort in Greece which (in his opinion) had ‘too many Germans’. Das Bild, the Federal Republic’s leading tabloid newspaper, retaliated by publishing a list of holiday destinations to be avoided – all British dominated. These included San […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on July 1st, 2008 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Heidelberg: A view from Germany’s “Blueberry Hill”

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Filed under: Travel | Posted on November 1st, 2007 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Britain’s Airports: A Case Of Travel Sickness

Travelling by air once used to be fun. Not any more. It’s now the ordeal we have to put up with to get to wherever we want to go. Long queues at most UK airports even outside the official holiday periods and half-term weekends. Delays & cancellations without apologies or explanation and (in the case […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on July 1st, 2007 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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