Flying with dementia: Why the UK needs dementia friendly airports

  • 14 Oct, 2016


Last month, it was announced that London Heathrow is set to become the World’s first Dementia Friendly Airport. This will mean all 76,000 staff will be trained to help passengers with what is referred to as a ‘Hidden Disability’, mainly dementia.

What is dementia?

The term dementia refers to symptoms experienced as a result of disease to the brain. It can present itself in several ways, the most common being memory loss, and difficulties with communicating and problem solving.

The effects of dementia can range from the person becoming frustrated and confused by seemingly normal day to day activities, to having to rely on a loved one or carer to look after them when they can no longer do said activities, or even remember who they are. Read More

Why Newquay is the UK’s favourite holiday destination

  • 29 Sep, 2016
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With so many beauty spots and hidden gems dotted around the UK,  it’s easy to see why the appeal for a staycation is on the rise! Even as we edge into Autumn, Newquay remains the UK’s favourite holiday destination.  Whether you like to set up camp out in the elements, or rent a quaint cottage on a clifftop, we’ll tell you why venturing to the most western part of the UK will give you a holiday experience that rivals those in the rest of Europe. Read More

11 ways we got our own back on ​*those*​ Instagram holiday photos

  • 23 Aug, 2016
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As we approach the end of the summer holiday season, it’s only natural to want to reflect back on the fun we’ve had and memories we’ve created. We are visual creatures and we clearly love a pretty photo, so what’s the bet we’d be right to guess that your social media news feeds have been awash with pre, mid and post holiday brags?!

“Look, I’m on holiday!”

Last month, we sent out the below Bingo card and asked our followers how many of them they are guilty of taking and posting. Read More

Culinary Tourism is on the rise

  • 08 Aug, 2016
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Culinary Tourism

Your work day is often more productive when you get on with your colleagues. That means having things in common to chit chat about and make the day pass. We do just that at APS, and there are two things that regularly pop up in conversation around our desks.

Naturally as you can imagine Travel is up there – where we’ve been, where’s next on our list and our ultimate dream destinations. Read More

Why you should leave your baggage behind

  • 22 Jun, 2016

Travelling with just your hand luggage

If you’ve booked flights in the last, well, few years, you’ll know that on top of the cost of your flight, many airlines now charge you to check a bag into the hold – my recent experience with a budget airline saw the cost of a 20kg bag cost £50 EACH WAY!!

Yes I know, the fares are cheap on budget flights for a reason (Oh my, do I know!) but whacking on an extra £100 surely negates the whole “budget” thing, doesn’t it?! Read More