Photographer Peter Williams celebrates the peculiar eccentricities and quintessential charms – from helter-skelters to lighthouses, pirates, palmists and Punch and Judy – of this cherished and rapidly changing English landscape
Still one of the most popular destinations for visitors from our countries, there are certain sites that appear on almost everyone’s must do lists such as seeing the Empire State Building, Time Square and the Statue of Liberty. Today, New York City is the most popular US destination for visitors. Last year nearly 46 million people came and this year they are hoping for 50 million. Already, in the first three months of the year, 10.6 million of us went there and that is during the winter period! With so many people visiting (there are 87,000 hotel rooms alone for those who stay overnight) and with restrictions on numbers visiting certain sites, you do need to plan what you might do.
For the millions of Britons heading off this summer to holiday destinations around the world, or for those who go on regular weekend breaks to mainland Europe, taking a taxi from the airport to a city centre hotel is usually the most convenient and fastest way to travel
In New York last week, Reuters sponsored a tourism conference last week. One feature that seemed to be agreed on by the chief executives of a number of online travel sites was that London was one of the bargains for travelling Americans in 2009. (I think they probably mean Britain as well.) The reason?Currency fluctuations.That [...]
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