7 ugly truths about Over Tourism

  • 06 Jan, 2017
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The 7 ugly truths of over tourism include film, alcohol and animal cruelty

You may think a negative tourism blog seems a bit odd coming from a travel based website, but we can’t always paint it in a “rainbows and sunshine” way.

We attended the World Travel Market in November 2016 and a recurring theme throughout the day was “Over Tourism”; the negative effects that travel has on certain beauty spots and even whole countries. This typically means that the ever-growing influx of tourism is causing havoc and angering the local residents of several cities. Examples of this can be seen in Venice where their beloved city hosts more tourists per day than the permanent residents, Amsterdam are cracking down on the activities tourists can do, and it’s even resulting in the closures of Thai islands, with Koh Tachai now permanently closed to tourists.

How has it come to this? How has the once biggest and fastest growing industry in the world turned ugly? We had a look into seven of the main ways tourism is having a negative impact around the world. Read More

A year in numbers; another great year for Airport Parking Shop!

  • 19 Dec, 2016
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As we near the end of the year we can take a moment to reflect on what a great 12 months it’s been!

2016 saw the world reliving their childhood through PokemonGo,  falling in love with Tim Peake and Andy Murray, seeing more female athletes compete in an Olympic games then ever before and cheering for Leo when he finally won his well overdue Oscar! Read More

The 44 Travel Essentials everyone should consider

  • 17 Nov, 2016
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We’ve all been there; the dreaded feeling that we’ve left something behind as soon as we sit on the plane, or have forgotten to prepare for, or book, a certain activity.

Fear not fellow travel friends, for we bring you the ultimate A-Z of travel essentials to ensure you’re covered for all eventualities! Read More

Flying with dementia: Why the UK needs dementia friendly airports

  • 14 Oct, 2016
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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