Public Transport Etiquette Under Scrutiny:

“The Government should completely ban the eating of food on trains, buses and the underground”. This was the opinion expressed by England’s recently retired Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, as quoted by the Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley on 10th October. That same day, Stuart Heritage, a contributor to the newspaper, accused Davies of […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Travel | Posted on November 19th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Driving On The Left Or Right: Which Is Better?

“It can happen”. That has been President Donald Trump’s response to the fatal accident in August near a British military base in Northamptonshire involving the wife of an American diplomat. He’s also suggested that it’s “very tough” for anyone from the US driving in Europe as the roads there are “contrary” – despite the fact […]

Filed under: Society, Travel | Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Holiday Souvenir No-One Wants To Bring Home:

“Travelling abroad has become a hugely unpleasant ordeal”. That, at least, is the opinion of the Spectator magazine’s outspoken columnist, Rod Liddle, expressed in the publication’s 10th August edition. From now on, he announced, he and his family will take their vacations in Britain. He feels that going to other countries to widen your horizons […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Travel | Posted on August 27th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The UK’s Fragile Bridges:

This year is the 125th anniversary of London’s Tower Bridge. It was inaugurated, after 8 years of construction work, on 30th June 1894 in a “lavish ceremony” by the then Prince and Princess of Wales. Building it was considered essential for the million people living in the eastern part of the capital, who had either […]

Filed under: Society, Travel | Posted on July 16th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Tussle To Control The Steering Wheel:

If you’re travelling by car to the beach, the countryside or abroad this summer, who will be in charge of the vehicle and making most of the decisions? The obvious answer would seem to be whoever is doing the driving – but a recent investigation conducted by Privilege Car Insurance, cited by the Sunday Times […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Limited Rights Of Airline Passengers:

If you’re taking a plane to go on holiday this summer, will you pay close attention to the safety instructions given by the cabin crew before take-off? Possibly not, if you’ve heard it all many times before. As the Daily Telegraph’s travel writer, Lizzie Porter, has noted, airline staff are not legally required to oblige […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on May 21st, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

World Travel Market 2018: The Unsustainable Boom In Global Tourism:

If you’ve started to plan where to go on holiday in 2019, which possible destinations are on your list? Perhaps Barcelona,Venice, Paris, Mallorca or somewhere much further away such as Machu Picchu in Peru. You’ll assume, quite reasonably, that wherever you choose to go, you’ll be welcome as these places are all competing with each […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on November 12th, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

World Travel Market 2017: The Long Shadow Of Brexit & Catalonia:

Have you decided yet where you will be going on holiday in 2018? If you have already chosen Italy, then you are among the 60% of UK residents for whom that country will be the preferred destination next year – ahead of the USA (54%), Greece (48%) and Cuba (24%). These statistics were published in the […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on November 14th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Language Show Live 2017: A New Venue, Fewer Visitors & Some Unhappy Exhibitors – So Back To Olympia Next Year:

Would you like to become an interpreter or translator? If this idea appeals to you, then now might be the ideal moment to consider making a career in this sector. As the Financial Times columnist, Michael Skapinker, pointed out on March 22nd, British companies will need to recruit many more linguists if they wish to […]

Filed under: Society, Travel | Posted on November 1st, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Did You Have A Good Flight? Perhaps Not, If You Used A Low Fares Airline:

You might find this difficult to believe, but travelling by plane used to be fun. At least, that’s according to the AOL Lifestyle columnist, Rebecca Dolan, in an article captioned “Remembering the Good Old Days of Flying”. Once upon a time, she wrote wistfully, flight attendants were dressed in high fashion, leg room was included […]

Filed under: Travel | Posted on October 2nd, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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