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Questionable Numbers For Tourism In Rome


Anyone wandering around Rome in these days can see that it is a busy place. It seems as though the city has just woken up from a long slumber. Tourists and locals out and about and spending money. The good old days are back.

Or are they? … Continue Reading

Travel News update: 23 May

May 23, 2010 Travel News No Comments

There is a lot of important travel news coming through at the moment, and it is worth summarising quickly a few of the more important ones.

1. BA strikes. Whether the Unions succeed in a 2 week strike, or 1 day strike over the next few weeks, the fear of strikes is hitting future bookings with BA hard. Willie Walsh, CEO, has come out and said that no matter what happens from here, there will be a fire sale of seats of the summer to win back loyal customers. That is, they will dump seats at very low prices. … Continue Reading

What Have We Learnt From The Volcano?

Volcanic Ash Cloud Iceland

What, if anything, has the volcano eruption taught us? Read about research gaps, risk assessments that didn’t happen, and a need to get more comfortable with alternatives. We revisit the spectacular eruption that crippled flight traffic around the world for days, asking: Is there a lesson here?   … Continue Reading

The Public Must Understand Risk And Travel


The European shutdown of flights have highlighted, once again, the growing cost of the public not understanding basic risk assessment.  If the public understood risk better, governments and their agencies could not as easily run off on their PR controlled “safety” sideshows which in truth put more people at risk … Continue Reading

Icelandic Ash Cloud: Trains Overrun


According to daily newspaper La Repubblica, Termini station has been overrun by travellers since the Icelandic ash cloud forced cancellations of flights towards Northern Europe (read our first article about this issue here, “Iceland Causes Chaos In Rome“), with ticket booth queue times of up to two hours. … Continue Reading

Iceland Causes Chaos in Rome

April 16, 2010 Travel News No Comments
Volcanic Ash Cloud Iceland

UK: Note to Iceland. We said send Cash, you forgot the “C”…

The UK and the rest of Northern Europe continue to suffer from Icelandic revenge. The Eyjafjallajoekull Glacier volcano is creating an ash cloud … Continue Reading

Pope Weighs In On Body Scanners

February 26, 2010 Travel News No Comments
Crowd at Fiumicino during summer holiday

An article recently published by us presented an in-depth discussion on the raging debate over the planned use of airport body scanners, which leave passengers virtually naked when going through security (Next Up… The Booby Bomber).

Now, the Pope himself has commented in on the issue: … Continue Reading

Next up… The Booby Bomber

February 15, 2010 Travel News 4 Comments
Fiumicino Airport entrance hall

Be wary of the Booby Bomber… Ok. A weak attempt at wit, but it is where we seem to be heading.

Here is the bomber history. A story is being built. … Continue Reading

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