Articles tagged with: London
A couple of days ago, I got offered a job back in Beijing (as regular readers of this website will know, I recently spent a year working in China) totally out of the blue. China is arguably the only country to have emerged from the financial crisi relatively unscathed yet this time around I wasn’t remotely tempted to take up the offer.
As anyone who has ever visited London knows, the perils of travelling by tube are only too familiar…. severe delays, the noisy neighbour who plays their iPod so loud that the whole carriage can hear it. Then there is the drunken reveller who positively oozes booze and the guy who chooses to eat his takeaway on the seat next to you.
Which are the most popular places to go in the UK for overseas visitors? Counting how many of us visit our own cities isn’t easy but for those coming from abroad, the International Passenger Survey provides some answers and now, Visit Britain has played looked at the data and come up with some answers.
Each month Jane Egginton will be bringing us a letter from London. Travel writer Jane loves living in London and will be giving you the latest news from her favourite city in the world. This month, Jane takes us on a tour of Hackney, perhaps the capital’s most exciting borough (certainly one of its most notorious).
UPDATE: 5 Nov. Qantas is now offering free tickets to anywhere in Australia to those who were caught up in the shut-down. If you were involved and haven’t been contacted by the airline, do so yourself. Passengers entitled are those with bookings between October 29-31st.
It’s been a week from hell for Qantas.
A recent report revealed that Brits are pessimistic about 2012 travel. However it might be more accurate to say that Brits have been put off holidaying abroad, for domestic tourism seems to be soaring – according to figures released by VisitEngland at the annual ABTA Travel Convention in Palma, Majorca.