Travellers turning back from life o

By :- Louise Jackson, On April 13, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
The carefree life of a gypsy moving unhindered from place to place is a thing of the past, according to official figures, with two thirds now living in a house. The first official census of travellers found that only one in four lives in a caravan or other mobile home. Experts said that public order legislation and hostility from residents opposed to travellers setting up camp in their neig.... {{ Continue Reading }}

The 20 best river cruises

By :- Louise Jackson, On April 2, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
From new ships in Burma to historic-style steamboats in the States and private visits in Venice to rumba on the Rhine 1. Luxury in Burma Burma is the cruising hotspot of the moment and a new name on the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers this year is Sanctuary Retreats whose new luxury all-suite vessel, Sanctuary Ananda, is being built by two Burmese brothers in traditional teak style. Soak up t.... {{ Continue Reading }}

Get sailing in National Ferry Fortn

By :- Louise Jackson, On March 28, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
The annual event encourages travellers to experience the advantages of starting a short break or holiday by boat The Channel Tunnel is now rated an unqualified success, no-frills airlines are finally attempting to become passenger-friendly but British ferries, those workhorses plying across the English Channel, the North Sea, the Irish Sea and beyond, are attracting more and more travellers. .... {{ Continue Reading }}

See Sicily by slow train

By :- Louise Jackson, On March 21, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
The author of Chocolat visited Venice and Rome on her way to Modica, home of the island’s oldest chocolate shop Robert Louis Stevenson put it best: to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. Certainly, for a writer more familiar with flights of fancy than budget airlines and package tours, the idea of travelling anywhere must have seemed hopeful indeed. But to this writer, as to so.... {{ Continue Reading }}

Travellers expect to be able to twe

By :- Louise Jackson, On March 13, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
THE new Ryanair is not just about smiling desk staff. In its latest efforts to charm customers and make up ground on rival easyJet, Ryanair has launched a series of initiatives to make it easier for customers to book flights and other services. They include a more responsive website designed for tablets and smartphones. It's a timely step. The smartphone, in particular, is increasingly the cons.... {{ Continue Reading }}

How I lost thousands to a crooked t

By :- Louise Jackson, On March 7, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
ORGANISING a trip to the Cork Jazz Festival with friends seemed straightforward for Tim Kelleher, but when he called the hotel he had booked it had no record of his reservation for 23 guests. He learnt that the £6,600 handed to a travel agent a month earlier for flights and accommodation had never been used to make bookings. “I was completely shocked and didn’t know what was going on,.... {{ Continue Reading }}

The best discounts on breaks by fer

By :- Louise Jackson, On February 28, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
Whether you’re off to the Hook of Holland, France or the Channel Islands, here are the best offers to get you there France without tears Two children under 15 accompanying adults travel free on Brittany Ferries’ daytime sailings to the French ports of Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Roscoff and St Malo this summer. Standard four-berth day cabins also free with bookings completed by April 1. N.... {{ Continue Reading }}

Sky’s the limit

By :- Louise Jackson, On February 22, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
When Thomas Cook announced last week that it was shutting up shop after selling package tours from Ireland for more than 100 years, it was a surprise if no great shock. Within the travel trade, the signs were there. Into the second week of January, there was no sign of a brochure. The company was also reaching the point where it needed to commit aircraft to the Irish market for the summer season..... {{ Continue Reading }}