Weekly Roundup, Friday 5 February 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 5 February 2016

Good morning I nearly had to say ‘the dog ate my homework’ – my lovely German Shepherd, Sophie, shifted at my feet under the desk a short while ago and in doing so, caused the power plug that runs to my computer to come out of the wall.  Ooops!  But as good fortune […]

The Travel Book in the Electronic Age

The Travel Book in the Electronic Age

Do you remember the ‘good old days’ of impenetrably thick and boring travel guide-books?  Huge big 1 – 2″ thick books, with almost no pictures anywhere, and of obscured (they would often not show publication dates) and highly dubious up-to-date-ness.  They weighed a ton, were a great cure for insomnia, and cost massive […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 January 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 29 January 2016

Good morning I should have the next paragraph saved somewhere so I can just cut and paste it the several times each year it deserves to be called out.  As it definitely does this week. Yet again we’ve seen the results of the unequal battle between weather and our national aviation system.  Snow, […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 January 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 22 January 2016

Good morning Happy birthday, yesterday, to the Concorde.  It was 40 years ago on Thursday that saw this, the absolutely most beautiful of all planes, ever, take to the skies on its first ever commercial flight (as so voted by Travel Insider readers and pretty much everyone else, too). In among the global warming, […]

2016 New Zealand Tour Now Released

2016 New Zealand Tour Now Released

Yes, returned by popular request after our very successful and closely similar 2014 tour, we now have the details online for our Oct/Nov tour to New Zealand, with, as a special bonus, our first ever touring to Australia added as a post-tour option. This tour, in NZ’s glorious springtime, has a mix of […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 January 2016

Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 January 2016

Good morning I hope that 2016 is off to a great start for you, and that, one week in, your new year resolutions remain intact. I know some of you have resolved to travel somewhere special this year, and we have three different temptations for you. In July, we have our French river […]

CES - The 'Big Thing' This Year

CES – The ‘Big Thing’ This Year

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is held in the first week of January in Las Vegas.  It is an enormous show, with over two miles of aisles to walk, and a projected 170,000 people in attendance this year (up 10,000 from last year).  To put that number in perspective, slightly more people visit […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 December 2015

Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas to you So here I am, perhaps the only non shift-worker or retail employee, still working at midnight on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. I’m motivated to do so not from the usual dutiful desire to send you the best of each week’s travel related news and commentary, but rather out due to my […]

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