Union Jack Newspaper has teamed up with VisitBritainShop.com which is Britain’s National Tourist Board’s official online shop for Britain travel and tourism products: from travel and transport tickets to theatre and attraction tickets. Get great deals and save time by buying online before your trip to Britain. Top 10 Attractions 1. Madame Tussauds 2. London [...]
LAGOON WITH A VIEW: Motu Fareohe in Moorea is a luscious spot to spend a lazy afternoon ONE LEADING guidebook to French Polynesia warns that the region is “easily the most expensive corner of the South Pacific,” adding “you’ll have a much better time … if you accept this and lower your value-for-money expectations while [...]
VIRGIN ATLANTIC on Tuesday announced plans to operate three daily return flights between London and Manchester from next year, its first foray into the short-haul domestic market. The airline, founded by billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, plans to fly from London’s Heathrow airport to Manchester airport in the north west of England from March 2013 – [...]
WITH THE Oscar’s handed out and Hollywood’s speculations on who would go home with a statuette completed, we propose one more nomination for your consideration. If there was a category for Best Travel Destination Featured in Movies in 2011, Britain would surely win thanks to these seven contenders, all filmed in the UK. Film lovers can experience [...]
WITH WILLIAM and Catherine’s whirlwind visit to California now complete, Americans hungry for more royal action can get a taste of noble life on a very different coast this summer by visiting one of Britain’s many picturesque coastal retreats. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge currently reside on one such destination – the captivating Isle of Anglesey in Wales – and VisitBritain, the national tourism board, has compiled a list of nine others that are considered shore bets.
FROM OLYMPICS hot spot Weymouth to big blockbuster movie location Holkham, each beach had their individual charms but Port Eynon Bay in Wales stole the show with its idyllic scenery, rolling hills and bustling beach shops in the small Port Eynon village – a hidden gem located in the remote south western corner of the Gower Peninsula which is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
IT’S NO surprise that most of the top 10 visitor attractions in Britain are in our capital city, London. However, with Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Alton Towers bucking the trend, there’s much to be seen outside of London. Between the top 10 attractions in Britain, they welcome over 33 million domestic and overseas visitors each [...]
AIRFARES have repeatedly risen this year, the dollar has struggled against the euro, and Europe’s economic crisis is still rattling financial markets. Americans planning their summer vacations could well ask what’s the point of going to Europe this year? But savvy tourists considering the continent might also be wondering if there are bargains to be [...]
CRUISING SOUTH OF THE BORDER WITH A ‘QUEEN’ Aboard Cunard’s Queen Victoria QUEEN VICTORIA was a remarkable and illustrious monarch who as England’s longest reigning Queen, ruled her nation for 64 years, from 1837 to her death in 1901, at age 81. Cruising on Cunard’s 90,000 ton luxury ship, the “QV” is just as great. [...]
TRAVEL SPENT a delightful and relaxing few days at the 4-star Island Hotel in Newport Beach, minutes from Fashion Island, with its fahionable international boutiques , its leading stores, restaurants and cinemas. The Island Hotel is the finest I have stayed at among the many of Europe’s best hotels I have visited. And with Fashion [...]