Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 November

Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 November

Good morning Our Scotland’s Islands and Highlands tour continues to excite, and we now have nine people who have chosen to come enjoy this lovely experience next June. One of the questions people have been asking is how best to get to Glasgow for the start of the tour, and how best to fly home […]

Roamwild Surround Pillow :  Another Interesting Travel Pillow Product

Roamwild Surround Pillow : Another Interesting Travel Pillow Product

Mankind’s quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ of travel products – a way to be comfortable and possibly even to sleep, while scrunched up in a coach class seat – continues apace, with the latest variation on the theme of travel pillows being released by a British company, and now available for US fliers through Amazon. […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 14 November 2014

Weekly Roundup, Friday 14 November 2014

Good morning I returned home from New Zealand on Saturday evening, and have been enjoying a productive week filled with good things. Our June 2014 Scotland tour received a very positive response, and we already have six people signed up, with more people expected to confirm their attendance shortly.  If you missed the announcement last […]

Using a Cell Phone When Traveling Internationally

Using a Cell Phone When Traveling Internationally

We’ve written many times before about how to minimize the costs of using a cell phone internationally.  There have been three major changes since most of those articles. The first is that most modern cell phones will now work internationally.  You no longer need a ‘special’ phone for when traveling out of the country, you […]

Is the Free Slow International Data Service Offered by T-Mobile Really Practical?

Is the Free Slow International Data Service Offered by T-Mobile Really Practical?

Last year T-Mobile announced an extraordinary change in its international data charging policies.  In addition to selling blocks of regular high speed data at high prices, the same as other wireless carriers (eg 500 MB for $50), it also started giving away unlimited free slow speed data in most but not all countries (about 120 […]

The Best Tourism Business Opportunity I've Ever Come Across

The Best Tourism Business Opportunity I’ve Ever Come Across

I’ve been involved with the international travel industry for close on 30 years, not just because I like to travel, but because I see it as almost the only industry that continues to promise strong growth, and which can withstand the attacks of offshoring, automation and computerization. During the last three decades, I have encountered many ‘sure to fail’ tourist […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 November 2014

Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 November 2014

Good morning Our marvelous New Zealand tour ended earlier this week; I’m writing this quick note in Christchurch and will be flying home on Saturday. Although all Travel Insider tours are generally wonderful, it was the consensus of everyone on the tour that this was our best tour ever. The weather cooperated, we had some […]

2015 Scotland's Islands and Highlands Tour

2015 Scotland’s Islands and Highlands Tour

It’s back and better than ever – our popular tour that takes you to seven of the islands off Scotland’s west coast, plus time in the Highlands and around Loch Ness. Visit storied isles such as Skye and Mull, feel the ambience on Iona (Scotland’s most holy place), and enjoy the whisky on Islay, home […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 October, 2014

Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 October, 2014

Good morning This is a smaller than usual newsletter this week, and the next several weeks will probably be similar.  Some unexpected pressing matters have taken my attention this week (albeit in a positive good way, I hope) and next week I’m traveling with a group of Travel Insiders to New Zealand. I’ve been variously writing, […]

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