So you think you know your amusement parks?

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So you think you know your amusement parks?

Ask anyone to name a few famous amusement parks and they’ll likely come up with names like Disneyland Paris, Port Aventura, Alton Towers and Universal Studios. If they’ve been to St. louis or Southern California, they might even list slightly less well known attractions such as Six Flags or Knotts’ Berry Farm. So, what are the … Continued


Do you actually know what a travel agent does?

Ever tried to follow the instructions on how to programme your old video recorder from the manual that came with it? Or any other electronic device for that matter? The instructions are usually as clear as mud because they are written by the guys who designed the device in the first place and who mistakenly assume that we … Continued


Choose your holiday based on value for money rather than price alone!

It’s perfectly understandable that intending holidaymakers should compare prices between competing products, destinations or suppliers when researching whom they should book their next travel arrangements with. It’s all too easy though to lose sight of the most important criteria of all — which one represents the best value for money? Everyone is familiar with the old saying ‘You get … Continued


Breaking out of your comfort zone — Part 2

Let’s not mince words here — it’s been a crap summer this year! It’s rained so much over the course of the past few months that I’m now worried that I might  develop webbing between my fingers and toes. If you are one of the countless disappointed souls who waited and weaited and waited this summer to … Continued


A bitter pill to swallow?

I think we all agree that the summer of 2012 is best forgotten as, by all accounts, it has been the worst in living memory as far as sunshine and good weather were concerned. Of course the consequence of all this is that many people who perhaps had previously decided that they would not be … Continued



How charter holiday pricing works — Part 2

Last week, we explained in more or less simple terms how charter pricing works. This week, we focus on scheduled airline fares and the fundamental manner in which they differ from charters. Scheduled airline fares apply only to scheduled air services. These are operated by airlines. A scheduled service must operate on the date, time … Continued


How charter holiday pricing works — Part 1

If you’re an Irish consumer currently thinking of getting away for a week or two in the sun at the moment, chances are that you’re experiencing one or both of the following problems: 1. There is very little availability left to many destinations 2. All the prices are very expensive And to add further insult … Continued


Familiarity Breeds Contempt — Part 2

In last weeks’ blog I was going on about the fact that we probably attribute too much importance at times to far away destinations and not enough to the ones that are located closer to home. perhaps the best example of this phenomenon is London. London is one of the world’s great capitals with more … Continued


Familiarity breeds contempt — why clichés become clichés!

Certain figures of speech such as the above mentioned ‘Familiarity breeds contempt’ only become clichés over time because, in essence, what they are saying is true and is being said in a very catchy, easy-to-remember way. Now, lest I get carried away with myself here on the finer points of language and semantics, the reason why I’ve … Continued


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