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ON TOUR: High FIVE - It's a hotel operator but an airline too!

What kind of hotel group orders a first-of-its-kind long-range business jet to fly guests to its hotels from all around the world?... (more) published 2022-10-01 09:08:17

ON TOUR: Los Angeles re-visited

I recently needed to visit Los Angeles (LA) for a short stay. It was an expensive outing but it had to be done writes Malcolm... (more) published 2022-09-23 10:01:42

ON TOUR: Ambassador Ambience

A first trip on a new British cruise line. When CMV failed in July 2020 due to Covid-19 the UK lost an established homegrown cruise... (more) published 2022-09-17 15:47:56

ON TOUR EXTRA: Around the British Isles

Ambience is the lead ship for a new British cruise line Ambassador, best described as an up-market reincarnation of CMV, one of the first... (more) published 2022-09-17 15:46:40

ON TOUR: Gdansk by Geoff Moore

Get one city and gain two more for free! Poland comes with a special offer, says our regular contributor, photographer of The... (more) published 2022-09-09 13:08:01

ON TOUR: Hans Airways gets ready

Alison Chambers previews Britain's newest airline. Our regular contributor Alison Chambers tells the tale of Hans Airways,... (more) published 2022-09-03 15:19:32

ON TOUR: The longest air routes

If you are travelling between New York City and Singapore, bring a book. A very long book says London-based aviation analyst... (more) published 2022-08-26 11:46:43

ON TOUR: Montenegro

Montenegro, Mediterranean glamour without the prices. And now Luton too.BTN's Editor-at-Large, Jeff Mills, revisits a... (more) published 2022-08-20 08:16:39

ON TOUR: Southern Norway *

There is still time to visit Southern Norway and the fjords this summer before the long nights and the winter trips for the Northern... (more) published 2022-08-14 14:01:15

ON TOUR: Waterloo - The Station

In London with a couple of hours spare?Try the unlikely location of Waterloo Station. There is real heritage around. The station... (more) published 2022-08-03 13:46:35

ON TOUR: Farnborough International Airshow *

Green is the word. Telling non-aviation friends you are off to an air show usually engenders a positive, envious response. Not this... (more) published 2022-07-21 13:55:11

ON TOUR - Helsinki

Helsinki may be as far north as Anchorage but on a balmy summer's day you would not know it. With an invitation to join the Swan... (more) published 2022-07-16 17:16:45

ON TOUR: Marseilles *

BTN's Editor-at-Large, Jeff Mills, explores France's second city and likes what he finds. French charm and a touch of... (more) published 2022-07-10 10:20:41

ON TOUR: St Barths / CARIBAVIA 22 Aviation Conference *

Alison Chambers took a day out from St Maarten's CARIBAVIA22 Event to fly to Saint-Barthélemy."Aviation is crucial to St... (more) published 2022-07-02 23:19:48

ON TOUR: The World Cup 2022 Qatar

On Monday 21 November the 22nd FIFA World Cup finals begin in Qatar with England v Iran one of the opening-day matches.ON TOUR: The... (more) published 2022-06-24 22:02:27

ON TOUR: Spain and Portugal

Europe's western seaboard is a popular destination for cruise ships whether venturing south from the UK, or starting from Barcelona.... (more) published 2022-06-17 01:34:31

ON TOUR: Reflections on the Elizabeth Line

BTN's railway guru Andrew Sharp takes an in-depth look at London's full size underground train, the central section at last... (more) published 2022-06-12 22:50:44


The highlight of European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2022 (EBACE) in Geneva? asks Alison Chambers.... (more) published 2022-06-05 12:00:58

ON TOUR: Barcelona

A major business centre and now increasingly a favourite port of call for cruise ships, BTN's Editor-at-Large, Jeff Mills, explores... (more) published 2022-05-29 09:51:44

ON TOUR: In retrospect – Carnival Pride

ON TOUR: Carnival Pride was covered last week. This is a reassessment of the Carnival voyage.BTN's Editor-in-Chief and his... (more) published 2022-05-22 22:50:46

ON TOUR: Carnival Pride

Chalk and cheese from across the Atlantic.American cruise ships have been most welcome in European ports during the summer months as... (more) published 2022-05-15 18:23:12

ON TOUR: Golden send-off for Ambassador's Ambience *

A new British cruise line gets the Olympic winning treatment.Local girl and 1992 Barcelona 400 metre women's... (more) published 2022-04-30 21:28:11

OUR TOUR: British Cathedrals

With summer fast approaching, what better time to explore the fascinating religious history of Britain? Marvel at the impressive... (more) published 2022-04-23 22:35:56

ON TOUR: Salon Prive London - A preview *

Built on its success at Blenheim Palace the Salon Privé London is set to make its debut at the Royal Hospital Chelsea from next... (more) published 2022-04-12 07:29:05

ON TOUR: Going Dutch

Rotterdam may have a bit of an image problem, but not amongst people who have actually visited it, says BTN's Editor-at-Large,... (more) published 2022-04-09 19:54:38

ON TOUR: Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady

A totally keyless ship. Eleven nights. Portsmouth, a Coruna, Santa Cruz Tenerife, Las Palmas Gran Canaria, Lisbon, Portsmouth. This... (more) published 2022-04-03 20:50:31


With the draw for the World Cup made last Friday BTN has here reminded readers of our visit to Doha and a look at Qatar and the... (more) published 2022-04-02 17:16:20

ON TOUR: Business aviation update

It has been a busy time for the business aviation fraternity and not just in terms of flying. March kicked off with Corporate Jet Investor... (more) published 2022-03-24 23:08:07


Chris Pocock is a veteran aerospace journalist. Rather like most of us he has been nowhere for the last two years and is now in... (more) published 2022-03-16 10:42:05

ON TOUR: The favourite British UNESCO Sites *

With Easter just around the corner, and hopefully a pandemic-free summer to look forward to, BTN brings you here a ranking of the top... (more) published 2022-03-13 10:09:48

ON TOUR: Middle East Aircraft Interiors and Middle East Show MRO

Alison Chambers reports from Dubai. Sustainability, digitalisation, collaboration were the three big themes at the... (more) published 2022-03-06 10:40:11

ON TOUR: Holiday scams *

BTN's ON TOUR column is normally a feature piece for readers to relax and read about a variety of places and events that... (more) published 2022-02-26 00:25:02

ON TOUR: New Delhi. A city built to impress

BTN's Editor-at-Large, Jeff Mills, explores India's capital city.It has been described by its fans as... (more) published 2022-02-20 10:25:45

ON TOUR: Electricity and cars

Did you know that all new buildings in England need to have electric car charge points from 2022? Chloe Davies reports.Are... (more) published 2022-02-13 11:19:19

ON TOUR: The Holocaust Survivors *

A remarkable portrait exhibition has opened at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, complimented with a programme made by the... (more) published 2022-02-06 16:39:10

ON TOUR: Dining out in Hertfordshire *

With dining out an essential part of any holiday and staycations in the news, ON TOUR stays close to home this week as BTN's Richard... (more) published 2022-01-27 09:43:54

ON TOUR: Jamaica

Head to Jamaica for some winter sun and a laid-back lifestyle.As the Covid-19 rules governing travel start to ease, BTN's... (more) published 2022-01-23 01:27:09

ON TOUR: Discover Qatar *

In last week's issue BTN focussed very much on the 2022 FIFA World Cup due to be played in Qatar next November/December.... (more) published 2022-01-13 08:47:47

ON TOUR: The World Cup 2022 Qatar

On Monday 21 November the 22nd FIFA World Cup finals begin in Qatar completing on Sunday 18 December, which is also the Qatar... (more) published 2022-01-03 22:41:28

ON TOUR: New Year magic in Vienna

BTN Editor-at-Large Jeff Mills explores Austria's glamorous capital city. If you're feeling flush and fancy... (more) published 2021-12-12 12:41:42

ON TOUR: Isles of Scilly *

"I have been coming to the Scillies for over 40 years, an English utopia, 28 miles from the mainland, sometimes sub-tropical and... (more) published 2021-12-04 07:13:55

ON TOUR: The Dubai Airshow *

Our roaming reporter Alison Chambers of Emerald Media was at the Dubai Air Show as the event returned. Here is her report.... (more) published 2021-11-28 13:33:57

ON TOUR: Liverpool and The Beatles

Quite rightly the modern Liverpool is very much tied into The Beatles. Its most world famous sons were said in 2016 to bring £82m a... (more) published 2021-11-20 15:05:32

ON TOUR: London hotel goes East

Business Travel News first mentioned the new and exotic Pan Pacific hotel back in January 2020. Twenty dramatic months later it is finally... (more) published 2021-11-08 11:07:35

ON TOUR: Battlefields and sea air in Belgium *

As thoughts turn to remembering the fallen of two world wars and other conflicts, BTN's Editor-at-Large, Jeff Mills, suggests a... (more) published 2021-11-07 16:14:04

ON TOUR: Biz jet get together

Just as 9/11 triggered a rush to private jet charter, so too has the pandemic. NetJets has temporarily halted jet card sales because of... (more) published 2021-10-23 12:38:12

ON TOUR: Explore London in the half-term holidays

Since the lifting of lockdown restrictions London has come back alive with events, attractions and places for families and friends of all... (more) published 2021-10-17 18:31:11

ON TOUR: The Evora Forum

COP26. BTN's Editor at Large Jeff Mills looks at the issues.As the focus turns increasingly to sustainability... (more) published 2021-10-09 14:26:43

ON TOUR: Regal Princess

Chris Tarry, BTN's air transport analyst is also something of a cruise fan. This first report is sent by wi-fi from Regal Princess... (more) published 2021-10-03 19:22:11

ON TOUR: COP 26 - John Bell and Derek Guthrie with a Glasgow preview

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) looming up, it officially starts 1 November, BTN previews the host city, but... (more) published 2021-09-26 10:19:45

ON TOUR: Boston *

Delegates attending the 77th annual general meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 3-5 October will find... (more) published 2021-09-17 11:18:00

ON TOUR: Salon Prive

Across five memorable days at Blenheim Palace, this year's Salon Privé Week blended established favourites such as the Concours... (more) published 2021-09-09 12:50:21

ON TOUR: Zero-emission private jets

BTN's Editor-at-Large, Jeff Mills, looks at JetClub as it eyes a sustainable future with Bye Aerospace's ‘eFlyer 800'... (more) published 2021-09-04 11:37:51

ON TOUR: The Greatest Showman *

Who should take the title? Not Hugh Jackman and the marvellous Christmas 2017 film hit, but the much more English Jay family of Great... (more) published 2021-08-27 14:09:40

ON TOUR: Singapore *

BTN continues with a series of travel reviews of places that are open for Brits. With Singapore off the ‘red' list Jeff Mills... (more) published 2021-08-22 13:33:47

ON TOUR: Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady

Now for something completely different.BTN first came aboard the latest Virgin franchise in February 2020 at Dover. Our... (more) published 2021-08-14 22:23:14

ON TOUR: Days out for kids

With school holidays looming up Business Travel News brings you some useful and most popular possibilities for FREE days... (more) published 2021-08-04 17:50:31


Business Travel News Editor-in-Chief Malcolm Ginsberg (and wife Linda) were on board Fred Olsen Cruise Lines' ship Borealis... (more) published 2021-07-28 10:11:00

ON TOUR: The Costa del Sol, with style

Assuming one is double vaccinated at last we can travel to (most) of Europe without the risk of quarantine when we return. BTN keeps up... (more) published 2021-07-24 21:57:37

ON TOUR: Dublin

Our Editor-at-Large, Jeff Mills, reminisces regarding Dublin. Ireland is part of the ‘Common Travel Zone' and as things stand... (more) published 2021-07-16 20:52:55

ON TOUR: Richmond Park – West of London

Editor-at-large Jeff Mills continues BTN's series for those whose summer visits are UK-bound. A cloudy morning in... (more) published 2021-07-10 19:45:54

ON TOUR: The Caribbean Aviation Summit CARIBAVIA

Alison Chambers is half way through 10 days' isolation at home.Kathryn B. Creedy contributed to this report."Last... (more) published 2021-06-25 07:58:16

ON TOUR: London Transport Museum Covent Garden

Much as BTN wants to promote overseas travel sadly for this year our indecisive government has left the country traumatised. Do... (more) published 2021-06-20 09:25:50

ON TOUR: Belfast Northern Ireland

Our intrepid Editor-at-Large Jeff Mills reviews a UK city that needs a flight (or sea travel) for people in England, Scotland and... (more) published 2021-06-10 23:05:58

ON TOUR: Edinburgh to Inverness.

Just a few days ago the Edinburgh International Festival announced their reimagined Festival for 2021, marking the return of live... (more) published 2021-05-29 12:03:19

ON TOUR: London is alive

Not for BTN the media rush to Faro and other Portuguese holiday places on the Green List. That will wait. There is more than... (more) published 2021-05-22 21:53:18

ON TOUR: Visit Portugal It’s 'Green’

With the opening up of Portugal by virtue of the Government's ‘Traffic Lights' scheme now seemed a fine opportunity to... (more) published 2021-05-14 21:05:53

ON TOUR: London opens up

With the first round of English reopenings starting on Monday 17 May this week's ON TOUR is unusual. BTN's... (more) published 2021-05-09 00:14:53

ON TOUR: The Principality of Monaco

BTN's editor-at-large Jeff Mills explores Monaco's high life and a touch of low life, too. If travellers were able... (more) published 2021-04-29 18:23:18


With the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death on St Helena Wednesday (5 May) Business Travel News recalls here the... (more) published 2021-04-26 20:48:21

ON TOUR: For the enthusiast. Propliner Annual 2021 published

In January 1979 the late Stephen Piercey of Flight International, and a small team of aviation aficionados published... (more) published 2021-04-24 09:03:17

ON TOUR: For somewhere different head to Iceland

Touch down in Iceland, step outside the ultra-modern Scandinavian-style terminal building at Keflavik airport, the gateway... (more) published 2021-04-17 09:56:28

ON TOUR: Gridserve – electric vehicle charging

Today's Business Travel News has a short review of the exciting Mazda MX-30 and plans a long trip with the Kia e-Niro in... (more) published 2021-04-08 17:14:05

ON TOUR: New York – New York

A wonderful town.New York is, quite simply, one of the most vibrant and exciting places to visit on business, or for any other... (more) published 2021-03-27 08:21:54

ON TOUR: BBGA 'virtual' conference

"Resilience" was the buzz word at The British Business and General Aviation Association's (BBGA) virtual conference on 4... (more) published 2021-03-21 09:48:31

ON TOUR: Amsterdam for the businessman

There are probably more direct flights from the United Kingdom to Amsterdam than any other continental city. Our Editor at Large Jeff... (more) published 2021-03-12 15:56:01

ON TOUR: The Twin Otter Story – Part Two – Resurrection

In a momentous announcement on 17 July 2006, at the Farnborough Airshow, Viking Air Ltd unveiled its intention to offer a new de... (more) published 2021-03-03 16:04:38

ON TOUR: Venice

With this a cruise issue it seemed a good idea for our editor-at-large Jeff Mills to take a look at this most special of Italian cities, one... (more) published 2021-02-25 15:12:06

ON TOUR: Plan for the summer holiday

With the future still uncertain regarding overseas air travel Business Travel News looks at Britain's regional... (more) published 2021-02-18 15:55:24

ON TOUR: Abu Dhabi

The capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a remarkable city with a short heritage. Its first airfield did not open until 1955, oil... (more) published 2021-02-14 00:02:13

ON TOUR: All change at Lotus

As it rapidly approaches its 75th anniversary (2023) it's all change at Lotus Cars Ltd. PLEASE SEE THE LINK PUBLISHED 10:00... (more) published 2021-02-06 01:49:10

ON TOUR: Gibraltar

With the hope, and expectation, that border restrictions between Gibraltar and Spain will be lifted by the summer (and travel controls... (more) published 2021-01-23 23:10:58


Berlin New airport New life With overseas holidays effectively cancelled until we don't... (more) published 2021-01-15 14:00:39

ON TOUR: Clarkson – Really?

Clarkson is rubbish.As Lotus Cars PR manager I once loaned out press cars to journalists writes BTN editor-in-chief Malcolm... (more) published 2021-01-07 23:39:47

ON TOUR: Free places to visit this Christmas

This Christmas will be different from any other Christmas we have ever known. But how can you make the best of what is, for most, a rather... (more) published 2020-12-11 10:29:25

ON TOUR: Chris Tarry looks forward

BTN's resident analytical guru completes the year with a positive forward looking view. He writes a monthly column for... (more) published 2020-12-06 14:54:05

ON TOUR: Moors National Park Centre, Whitby and Captain Cook

Post lockdown and Covid-19. Somewhere to visit. Last week ON TOUR visited York, Middlethorpe and Castle Howard and took readers to a... (more) published 2020-11-26 15:44:31

ON TOUR: York, Middlethorpe and Castle Howard

Regular readers will be aware that BTN over the last few months has concentrated on UK places to visit. We are being very... (more) published 2020-11-19 07:33:41

ON TOUR: Christmas Book Review

This is the time of year when we think of Christmas presents and BTN follows with a suggested list of reading. It has been... (more) published 2020-11-13 10:06:40

ON TOUR: VisitEngland - Plan for 2021

If the 2019 figures are anything to go by, once the pandemic is out of the way, VisitEngland is in for a boom. The trend last year was... (more) published 2020-11-08 16:30:17

ON TOUR: Douglas Ward – Cruising and Covid-19

The doyen of British cruising, Douglas Ward, he of the Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships, has recently been to sea on MSC... (more) published 2020-10-31 09:45:17

ON TOUR: Napoleon and St Helena

In May 2017 BTN Editor-in-Chief was one of two British journalists to fly into St Helena for the opening of its new airport.... (more) published 2020-10-23 11:48:04

ON TOUR: Gloucester – Aviation and trade

With overseas holiday trips now more or less taboo, late last summer the Editor-in-Chief and wife took a week off in the Cotswolds. It does... (more) published 2020-10-16 23:05:14

ON TOUR: Salon Prive - A full review

The Salon Privé has issued their own review of the event which takes a different look at the occasion and with this a motoring issue... (more) published 2020-10-08 16:43:03

FLYING AT THE BACK END: Eastern – Southampton to Belfast

Photo-Journalist Geoff Moore reports as Eastern Airways announces a daily service between Cardiff and Belfast City starting 11 January.... (more) published 2020-10-08 16:37:35

ON TOUR: In the footsteps of the Royal Yacht

With Hebridean Princess awarded "Good for Go" status by Visit Scotland it seemed a fine idea to resurrect a review in ABTN... (more) published 2020-10-03 09:28:27

ON TOUR: Salon Privé – Blenheim Palace

Forget your woes if you are into motoring.On a glorious day last Tuesday, the motoring and upmarket press were invited to a preview of... (more) published 2020-09-25 10:44:12

ON TOUR: The Twin Otter Story – Part One – Until 1988

The de Havilland Canada Twin Otter DHC-6 has many claims to fame but one fact stands out. It has been in production longer than any other... (more) published 2020-09-17 20:20:10

ON TOUR: Golf and motor racing. They do mix.

Castle Combe is one of the prettiest villages in the whole of England. It has other claims to fame, a fine ‘club' motor racing... (more) published 2020-09-10 15:12:27

ON TOUR: Cruise the Severn Seas

Are you a frustrated cruiser sitting at home anxiously waiting for the next time you can board a ship? The Editor in Chief is/was! My... (more) published 2020-09-02 07:29:46

ON TOUR: Perspectives on passenger air transport in a Covid-19 world

In this exclusive paper which provides cause for some deep thinking, BTN's regular contributor Chris Tarry has partnered with... (more) published 2020-08-29 17:55:47

ON TOUR: A Train to the Sky

BTN this week adds to the ‘wish list' for many at any time, even more so now. John Burke recalls a breathtaking scheduled... (more) published 2020-08-19 12:13:29

ON TOUR: The Piers of Britain

Looking for somewhere to go during the final weeks of Britain's summer this August, and not having made it abroad. Why not a pier... (more) published 2020-08-15 13:47:58

A HOLIDAY ON TOUR: Easy to Majorca

Alison Chambers reports from a super quiet Mallorca. For the tourists this week at Molins Beach, Cala Sant Vicenc, the immediate... (more) published 2020-08-08 21:33:49

ON TOUR: Covid-19. The WTTC Webinar Scientific Summit.

According to WTTC's 2020 Economic Impact Report, during 2019, Travel & Tourism was responsible for one in 10 jobs (330m total),... (more) published 2020-08-06 21:06:44

ON TOUR: SAGA discovered

Saga has been in the cruise business since 1997 steadily building up a fine reputation as a leader in the market for the over 50s, a very... (more) published 2020-07-29 15:19:34

ON TOUR: August in the UK

The coming month of August is the traditional holiday period for all schools in the United Kingdom although it is true that for Scotland... (more) published 2020-07-24 15:37:40

ON TOUR: Southampton to Exeter

Alison Chambers takes a look at two of the south coast's local airports and considers the future for regional... (more) published 2020-07-17 20:18:45

ON TOUR: Darlington and back. By plane and train

London City to Teesside International by Eastern Airways and back via LNER. Travelling, whether it be by road, rail or air, is usually... (more) published 2020-07-09 14:09:09

ON TOUR: Ferries and Covid

John Burke looks at sailings across the narrow seas.Even if every aircraft were grounded and every cruise-ship in dock, it... (more) published 2020-07-04 14:03:31

ON TOUR: The De Havilland Dash 7

We live in strange times. London City Airport (LCY) is in a mortal struggle to stay alive. It will succeed.June sees the publication... (more) published 2020-06-25 18:06:37

ON TOUR: Virgin Atlantic – A Short History

Last week John Bell for Business Travel News reminded us that today 22 June celebrates the 36th birthday of Virgin Atlantic Airways.... (more) published 2020-06-19 22:20:28

ON TOUR: Happy Birthday Virgin Atlantic

Seven days' time will see the 36th anniversary of Virgin Atlantic's inaugural flight from Gatwick to Newark Liberty... (more) published 2020-06-12 17:15:38

ON TOUR: The Airbus A340 – An ideal freighter

The European Aviation Group, based at Bournemouth International Airport, was originally founded back in 1989 by Australian Paul... (more) published 2020-06-06 14:46:15

ON TOUR: The Waterways of Europe

When putting together the JUNE CRUISE ISSUE: River Ships it quickly became apparent that what was being written about was only half of the... (more) published 2020-05-29 15:02:06

ON TOUR – Singapore and Changi rail

Singapore Airlines and Changi Airport again took the Skytrax award as the world's best airport as reported in last week's BTN.... (more) published 2020-05-22 14:04:02

ON TOUR: Propliner Annual 2020

A fine nostalgic read in difficult times. In January 1979 Braniff introduced Concorde on what we would now call ‘branded'... (more) published 2020-05-16 15:32:41

ON TOUR: Or rather ‘Virtual Tour’

'The Picture Palaces'Fancy a London tour sitting comfortably with perhaps a cup of tea, or something stronger... (more) published 2020-05-08 09:24:25

ON TOUR: Shipping company defies headwinds

John Burke looks at the prospects for the Newhaven Dieppe ferry and other sea-links run by northern Europe's biggest operator. See... (more) published 2020-05-01 14:51:31

ON TOUR: COVID-19: A view from the flight deck

Jeremy Feldman is a captain for a large UK airline flying the Airbus A320. He is also an editor of the BALPA newspaper 'The... (more) published 2020-04-25 22:35:35

ON TOUR: Chris Tarry - What next?

With a background that includes membership of the 'Vision 2050' Group, established by the director general of IATA to... (more) published 2020-04-17 23:12:31

ON TOUR – Railways update

Britain's railways get government backing. BTN's expert on these matters Andrew Smart, the former director general of... (more) published 2020-03-30 09:09:01

ON TOUR: The business flyers get together

Just before all hell broke loose, the BBGA (British Business and General Aviation Association) and the UK CAA came together to discuss... (more) published 2020-03-28 11:01:48

ON TOUR: Travel cover unravels

Exposure to loss from cancelled flights and pre-booked hotels is adding to the woes of coronavirus. This insurance report was written... (more) published 2020-03-20 17:46:56

ON TOUR: Chris Tarry talks to the young professionals

The eminent aviation analyst Chris Tarry shared his views on the near, medium and also the longer-term outlook for the aviation... (more) published 2020-03-15 11:29:39

ON TOUR: Business Travel Show – a further roundup

Such is the size and complexity of the Business Travel Show, it really was impossible to produce more than a fleeting report last... (more) published 2020-03-08 10:31:23

ON TOUR - The Business Travel Show

The veteran travel writer, John Burke, once again took his camera to London's Olympia last week for the exhibition and conference... (more) published 2020-02-29 16:11:05

ON TOUR: Stopover Madrid

A programme to encourage long-haul travellers to extend Madrid stopovers from one to six nights, with special deals on hotels,... (more) published 2020-02-23 11:25:43

ON TOUR: The Adriatic coast of Italy

To sea with SAGA. From Venice to Brindisi along the Adriatic coast of Italy is getting on for 600mi, not a difficult drive, passing... (more) published 2020-02-15 11:50:57

FLYING AT THE FRONT END: Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines SQ119 Singapore to New York * This account is by David Bowden, an award-winning travel writer and... (more) published 2020-02-07 14:31:08

ON TOUR: Glasgow Airport

As we start the new decade, Glasgow Airport sees growth ahead with major events in the city, Emirates increasing capacity, easyJet... (more) published 2020-01-29 09:41:32


With Sir Tim Clark confirming his forthcoming retirement (see BTN 6 January) a trip to the Dubai Air Show seemed a great... (more) published 2020-01-25 08:17:48

ON TOUR: London to Glasgow (or vice versa)

Travel from London to Glasgow (and for that matter Glasgow to London) really depends on your requirements essentially where are you starting... (more) published 2020-01-17 20:09:12

ON TOUR: Hilton celebrates at Heathrow and Tel Aviv + Park Lane

It's been quite a year for Hilton celebrating 100 years since Conrad purchased his first hotel in Cisco, Texas. In 1925 the Dallas... (more) published 2020-01-12 12:39:23

ON TOUR: The Danube in winter

The editor-in-chief and wife spent the new year's week on the River Danube between Vilshofen (Germany) and Budapest (Hungary) on... (more) published 2020-01-05 08:18:51

ON TOUR: BTN goes on Air Force One

Air Force One is a flying White House which could become the command centre of the United States in a serious emergency situation. ... (more) published 2019-12-02 03:23:50

ON TOUR: Dubai Airshow

Alison Chambers explores the 2019 Dubai Airshow and looks ahead to next year's World Expo in a country where, she says, the welcome... (more) published 2019-11-28 08:01:27

ON TOUR: Upper Class to Tel Aviv

With the introduction of a new chief executive at Virgin Atlantic (VS) in the form of the charismatic Jerusalem-born Shai Weiss, it was... (more) published 2019-11-24 16:26:48

ON TOUR: EU261 and flight delays. More capacity needed

In a change from our usual ON TOUR format, we highlight a piece by the independent aviation analyst Chris Tarry, a member of the "Vision... (more) published 2019-11-17 07:53:31

ON TOUR – Bristol Airport

With Lufthansa set to launch a new direct flight between Bristol and Frankfurt from 30 March next year (see BTN last week), Andrew... (more) published 2019-11-07 16:14:41


It is billed as the world's biggest business aviation show. As promised last week, Alison Chambers of Emerald Media looks at some of... (more) published 2019-11-03 11:45:22

ON TOUR: Hayling Island and Sinah Warren

Thinking of a quiet seaside holiday place, within 100 miles of London and not on the British mainland? Hayling Island might fit the... (more) published 2019-10-26 09:38:20

ON TOUR: YORK (happily) revisited

BTN last visited York, one of our favourite UK cities, back in 2014. With this most recent trip we have kept away from those... (more) published 2019-10-18 07:51:30

ON TOUR: Castle Combe, motor sport and Bath – A conundrum

In terms of journalism, how do you link Castle Combe, one of the prettiest villages in England, a motor-racing circuit, and nearby... (more) published 2019-10-10 14:37:04

ON TOUR: Flying Dutchmen

On a visit to the Netherlands, John Burke visits the Aviodrome to catch up on the history of KLM among other pioneers of flight,... (more) published 2019-09-30 23:16:41

ON TOUR São Paulo

Marking its first foray into South America, Virgin Atlantic is planning to launch direct flights from Heathrow to Brazil's... (more) published 2019-09-27 14:10:57

ON TOUR: Paul Griffiths at the Aviation Club

Guests at the September Aviation Club lunch last week were treated to an usually forthright and detailed overview of the industry by Dubai... (more) published 2019-09-22 10:40:36

ON TOUR: Across the Everglades

Alligators, a river of grass and miles of white-sand beaches on a tour of "the other Florida", BTN editor Richard Cawthorne... (more) published 2019-09-15 08:10:21

ON TOUR: World Aviation Festival London

In a joint session Joanna Geraghty (JetBlue), Sir Tim Clark (Emirates) and Johan Lundgren (easyJet) were perhaps the star performers at last... (more) published 2019-09-07 15:21:34

ON TOUR: France, Spain and Guernsey. All by sea.

Deep-sea cruising in Europe seems to be developing in two ways. You either take a vacation on a port-to-port basis, your ship docking for... (more) published 2019-08-31 06:42:26

ON TOUR: Fort Lauderdale

Continuing his journey round Florida, BTN editor Richard Cawthorne drops in on one of the Sunshine State's most historic cities, now... (more) published 2019-08-22 07:06:05

ON TOUR: The other Florida

Seeking escape from the theme parks, BTN editor Richard Cawthorne chills out in some lesser-known areas of America's Sunshine... (more) published 2019-08-17 09:23:17

ON TOUR: Thessaloniki - Greece

This week's ON TOUR takes a look at Thessaloniki in Greece, sometimes called Salonika, a new destination from Luton by Wizz Air UK... (more) published 2019-08-10 06:48:06

ON TOUR: Bordeaux

Earlier this summer, BTN editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg and his wife took off from Gatwick bound for Bordeaux and a seven-night... (more) published 2019-07-31 22:32:46

ON TOUR: The Glasshouse

The Grove luxury hotel, golf resort and spa sits just off the M25, halfway between Luton Airport and Wembley Stadium. It is surrounded by... (more) published 2019-07-28 12:51:19

ON TOUR: Arundel Castle

The last lap of a recent long weekend sojourn in what is technically West Sussex saw a visit to Arundel Castle, the historical home of the... (more) published 2019-07-18 18:30:53

ON TOUR SPECIAL: The Meetings Show

Once again, John Burke was with his camera at London's global workshop for the events industry. Now in its seventh year, the... (more) published 2019-07-12 16:48:13

ON TOUR: The Mary Rose

Portsmouth's Historical Dockland covers a number of historical and not so historical attractions that make it more than a one-day visit.... (more) published 2019-07-10 20:14:40

ON TOUR: NATS at Swanwick

NATS Holdings, formerly National Air Traffic Services and commonly referred to as NATS, is the main air navigation service provider in... (more) published 2019-07-07 07:52:40

ON TOUR EXTRA: Paris Air Show

New-generation flying and the arrival of the millenials were features of the Paris Air Show this year. Alison... (more) published 2019-06-30 09:32:14

ON TOUR: The Solent Forts

This being the monthly cruise edition, it seemed a good idea to bring readers' attention to the Solent Forts. Ships sailing in and out... (more) published 2019-06-24 16:17:00

ON TOUR: Tea for two

Afternoon tea, that most quintessential of English customs, is perhaps surprisingly a relatively new tradition. While the custom of drinking... (more) published 2019-06-21 13:32:52

ON TOUR: Changi Airport

Singapore's Changi Airport recently won the World's Best Airport Award for the seventh consecutive year, making it one of the... (more) published 2019-06-16 07:44:13

ON TOUR: 40 years of innovation

Malcolm Ginsberg, editor in chief, first became involved with the motoring business 50 years ago, firstly as a part-time reporter for... (more) published 2019-06-06 09:18:09


Fuel for thought EBACE 2019 started in the UK this year before flying off to Geneva. Alison Chambers... (more) published 2019-05-29 14:39:27

ON TOUR: Madeira – Not a tropical island

How many hotels can you stay in around the globe where the walk down for breakfast is worthy of a relaxing classical garden experience.... (more) published 2019-05-22 18:46:13

ON TOUR: The Bridge

On a trip to Denmark, BTN editor Richard Cawthorne swaps countries to delve into the world of Swedish TV drama Television... (more) published 2019-05-18 16:29:47

ON TOUR: Gdańsk

ON TOUR this week visits Gdańsk, one of the destinations featured by Wizz Air in its monthly ‘Wizz You Were Here' spotlight on... (more) published 2019-05-11 17:07:39

ON TOUR: Porto revisited

When BTN was invited to join the naming ceremony for the AMADouro river cruise ship at Porto, it seemed an ideal opportunity to... (more) published 2019-05-02 15:28:21

ON TOUR: Lübeck - centre of the marzipan universe

Thinking of going to Hamburg for a long weekend? It's a fine city which we will not deprecate, but if you have the time BTN... (more) published 2019-04-27 11:15:13

ON TOUR: Copenhagen

Trendy Copenhagen serves up a smorgasbord of experiences for BTN editor Richard Cawthorne. Nyhavn, referred to... (more) published 2019-04-20 09:10:07

ON TOUR: Derry – City of Culture

On 15 July 2010, then culture minister Ed Vaizey announced Londonderry, better known as "Derry", as Britain's first... (more) published 2019-04-12 20:28:44

ON TOUR: Gatwick – A remarkable suggestion

Working at Gatwick, making a slow connection at Gatwick, overnighting at Gatwick? BTN has a suggestion. Ever had a need to... (more) published 2019-04-05 20:39:31

ON TOUR: CMV Columbus

BTN editor Richard Cawthorne, a cruise beginner, tries out his sea legs with a three-night trip aboard Cruise & Maritime Voyages'... (more) published 2019-03-29 08:41:27

ON TOUR: EasyJet at the Aviation Club

Last Wednesday it was the turn of the head of arguably Britain's largest airline in terms of passenger numbers to deliver the guest of... (more) published 2019-03-22 10:58:41

ON TOUR: UK Business Aviation gathers

"If we don't focus on the grass roots aviation we can't foster the next generation into aviation." This was the... (more) published 2019-03-15 21:28:18

ON TOUR: Canada, Quebec and snow

Tim Huppler and Jane Stanbury head out to the frosty landscapes of the Eastern Townships of Quebec.Just a 90-minute drive from... (more) published 2019-03-10 15:06:50

ON TOUR – CONFEX - Conferences and Exhibitions

John Burke returned to London's Olympia (with camera). International CONFEX falls between Business Travel... (more) published 2019-03-02 17:06:57

ON TOUR – The Business Travel Show

Last week, Olympia London once again hosted The Business Travel Show (BTS), where BTN editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg was joined... (more) published 2019-02-23 13:34:28

ON TOUR: Brooklands Hotel

On the eve of a visit to Brooklands Museum, BTN editor Richard Cawthorne samples its next-door-neighbour hotel. The first... (more) published 2019-02-16 15:57:54

ON TOUR: Qatar and the blockade – Al Baker speaks out at CAPA Conference

Acting as host for the CAPA Aviation, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit in Doha last week, Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al... (more) published 2019-02-10 08:35:27

ON TOUR: Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand, features in the top five of many bucket lists. Colloquially known as the City of Sails, Auckland is a town that... (more) published 2019-02-03 17:03:43

ON TOUR: Airport Slot Capacity

In December, IATA held a Global Media Day at its Geneva HQ hosted by director-general Alexandre de Juniac. It was a powerful briefing,... (more) published 2019-01-22 11:33:43

ON TOUR: Amadeus Media Day

Just before the holidays, Business Travel News visited the impressive Madrid headquarters of Amadeus, a company that most of us... (more) published 2019-01-14 22:05:30

ON TOUR: China for beginners

Over the past year, The China Guide (TCG), a Beijing-based travel organiser, has put together customised private tours in China for... (more) published 2019-01-12 08:25:24

ON TOUR: London City Airport 2022

With two new twice daily-services starting today (7 January) from London City Airport, to Warsaw with LOT and Newcastle with Flybe, ON... (more) published 2019-01-05 17:32:21

ON TOUR: Brooklands Museum

On a much-delayed first visit, BTN editor Richard Cawthorne explores one of the UK's foremost motorsport and aviation... (more) published 2018-12-11 08:05:16

ON TOUR: Fiesole and Florence

Hertfordshire-based photographer Brian Arnopp, whose interests range from food and drink to restaurants and travel, reports on a... (more) published 2018-12-08 13:06:09

ON TOUR: Cruising the Thames on Waverley

Up the creek, but with a paddle BTN editor Richard Cawthorne takes a trip with a difference down the Thames. Exploring the... (more) published 2018-12-01 10:44:25

ON TOUR: The Vineyard at Stockcross

BTN editor Richard Cawthorne samples a hotel whose dedication to wine is only part of the story You don't have to be a... (more) published 2018-11-24 20:35:03

ON TOUR: Christmas Book Review

With Christmas coming up now is the time to think of presents. Why not a book? Here is a short list of publications that in some respect... (more) published 2018-11-18 12:34:12

ON TOUR: Ramon Airport Eilat gets ready

An announcement is expected imminently regarding the opening of Ilan and Assaf Ramon International Airport, Eilat, the brand-new entrance... (more) published 2018-11-10 12:05:02

ON TOUR: NBAA renamed Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition

NBAA-BACE is now such a big event for the world's business aviation fraternity it can be staged in only two cities Las Vegas and... (more) published 2018-11-02 17:16:22

ON TOUR: New Istanbul International Airport

Yet to have a title (See AND FINALLY) New Istanbul International Airport (ISL) is today (29 October) due to celebrate its ‘grand... (more) published 2018-10-27 09:15:48

ON TOUR: Eastern Med

BTN is often asked "where is the best place for a 4/5-night trip combining sea, sand and some good weather. It is... (more) published 2018-10-21 10:19:18

ON TOUR EXTRA: Flying BA from and to London

Alison Chambers here offers a BTN special. For ERA, she needed to fly to Edinburgh from Gatwick and back into London City.... (more) published 2018-10-14 10:38:25

ON TOUR: ERA at Edinburgh

After the sunshine of the Eastern Med in 2017, the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) gathered in the Athens of the North... (more) published 2018-10-14 09:14:52

ON TOUR: Petrol and emissions

Since this is the monthly motoring issue BTN thought it a good idea to reproduce, with minor alterations, a recent piece (28 August)... (more) published 2018-10-07 22:59:20

ON TOUR: The Far North – Norway and Russia part 2

MURMANSK (Russia) BTN editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg (and wife) in August took a cruise from Tilbury to... (more) published 2018-09-29 19:52:25

ON TOUR: Gibraltar

Returning from Spain, BTN editor Richard Cawthorne takes the opportunity to renew acquaintance with possibly the strangest of all... (more) published 2018-09-23 12:27:54

ON TOUR: Philadelphia

Among America's East Coast cities, New York and Boston have traditionally commanded the most attention. That could be about to... (more) published 2018-09-14 17:04:22

ON TOUR: Aviation Festival

From US carrier JetBlue hinting at launching transatlantic services to a call from easyJet for legislation to ensure airlines recruit more... (more) published 2018-09-08 14:15:18

ON TOUR: The far north – Norway and Russia

Last year, BTN editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg and his wife took a cruise on NCL Jade to southern Norway from Southampton... (more) published 2018-09-01 11:49:34

ON TOUR: Biggin Hill Air Show

Spitfires and Hurricanes have been taking to the air at Biggin Hill again as Britain's most famous front-line fighter station of... (more) published 2018-08-24 15:57:21

ON TOUR: Discovering Docklands

London's Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is running special guided tours on weekends until 9 September to give visitors and... (more) published 2018-08-17 17:30:24

ON TOUR: Isle of Wight

Thinking of a late-summer resort holiday with no passport requirement and a mini cruise involved? Malcolm Ginsberg reports.... (more) published 2018-08-09 11:35:04

ON TOUR: Eurostar to Amsterdam

Business Travel News has been on the Eurostar service from London to Amsterdam introduced in February. It is probably best... (more) published 2018-08-02 16:42:17

ON TOUR: The airport of the future

By João Fernandes, Founder and CEO of BuzzStreets. João Fernandes, a UK-based Portuguese is the founder and... (more) published 2018-07-27 15:08:33

ON TOUR: Farnborough – Busy week

Any report on this year's biennial Farnborough Air Show (FAI 2018) must start with the opening by prime minister Theresa May last Monday... (more) published 2018-07-19 08:38:11

ON TOUR: Meetings Show thrives in London

Once again, regular contributor John Burke has taken himself and his camera to Olympia to what may now be the busiest opportunity... (more) published 2018-07-14 22:39:44

ON TOUR: The RAF Museum

One of London's top aviation attractions has been given a £26m new look. Richard Cawthorne went to explore. ... (more) published 2018-07-08 14:33:35

ON TOUR: Paris to Paris on the Seine

If you have never been to Normandy there is no better way of an introduction than by joining a river cruise down the Seine from Paris... (more) published 2018-06-30 07:20:19

ON TOUR: In awe of Loch Awe

On a much-delayed return to Scotland, Richard Cawthorne discovers plenty to admire in a small corner of Argyll Loch Awe is... (more) published 2018-06-24 09:41:42


Alison Chambers has been to Geneva to report on the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE). Here is her... (more) published 2018-06-15 22:58:53

ON TOUR: IATA at Sydney

With an opening address by Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor General of Australia (See BTN 4 June), the International Air Transport... (more) published 2018-06-10 09:22:47

ON TOUR: Sydney Opera House

Few cities in the world have a more iconic gateway than Sydney and its sometime controversial Opera House, writes Malcolm Ginsberg.... (more) published 2018-05-30 22:38:37

ON TOUR: Sydney and IATA

From next Sunday (3 June) and the following two days, Sydney, New South Wales, will be the centre of the aviation universe, where the... (more) published 2018-05-24 21:11:56

ON TOUR: Indonesia by cruise ship

Readers will be aware editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg (and wife) spent late February cruising on NCL's Jewel from Sydney... (more) published 2018-05-19 11:36:45

ON TOUR: The Great Barrier Reef

Stretching for 1,400mile off the coast of Queensland The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage Site. It is on most people's bucket list.... (more) published 2018-05-13 18:47:02

ON TOUR: Great Western to Wales

BTN last week was invited to try out the new British-built Hitachi Intercity Express Trains (IETs) that have begun to enter... (more) published 2018-05-05 08:16:32

ON TOUR: Qatar Airlines to Wales

On Tuesday morning (1 May) a Qatar Airways A350 XWB will land at Cardiff International Airport after a non-stop 7hr 15min flight from... (more) published 2018-04-28 10:40:31

ON TOUR: Down South

Continuing his exploration of Western Australia, BTN editor Richard Cawthorne heads south toward a famous meeting point of two... (more) published 2018-04-22 08:45:51

ON TOUR: Newcastle and Darwin (Australia)

Readers may be aware that editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg cruised from Sydney to Singapore in February on Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL)... (more) published 2018-04-14 12:11:54

ON TOUR: Mandurah (Australia)

BTN editor Richard Cawthorne takes time out from his latest trip to Western Australia (WA) to renew acquaintance with one of the... (more) published 2018-04-07 12:48:13

ON TOUR: Brisbane and the Commonwealth Games

This week's ON TOUR is effectively a two-part read. BTN has recently visited Brisbane, stopping for the day as... (more) published 2018-03-31 10:07:26

ON TOUR: The 2018 British Business and General Aviation annual conference

With the theme of ‘Tomorrow's World Today,' much of the focus at the British Business and General Aviation (BBGA) conference... (more) published 2018-03-25 09:02:06

ON TOUR: A flying beach trip

Mike Carrivick, former chief executive of the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) Ltd, reports on something... (more) published 2018-03-17 20:20:26

ON TOUR: Kenya Airways and the Mad Monk

Inveterate airline enthusiast Brother Michael Bartlett, known in civil aviation circles as the Mad Monk, holds a number of Guinness... (more) published 2018-03-10 19:30:48

ON TOUR: Britain to Australia non-stop by air

On Monday 26 March, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, will take off at lunchtime from Heathrow on a 16hr-plus direct flight to Perth, Western... (more) published 2018-03-01 06:03:41

ON TOUR: Business Travel Show 2018

Complete with camera, Business Travel Show veteran John Burke once again attended the annual exhibition of services and products for... (more) published 2018-02-24 11:23:33

ON TOUR: Perth Western Australia

Regular readers of Business Travel News will know that editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg has been looking after the weekly... (more) published 2018-02-18 11:18:51

ON TOUR: Business aviation’s fine year

Alison Chambers looks back at in business aviation 2017 and considers where it might go this year. "While the airline industry... (more) published 2018-01-28 09:53:57

ON TOUR: Southend Airport

2017 was a good year for Southend Airport (SEN) with 1,095,915 passengers passing through, a 25% growth on the 874,549 of 2016. 2018... (more) published 2018-01-21 10:53:54

ON TOUR: Cathay Pacific Business Class

For his latest trip Down Under, BTN editor Richard Cawthorne flew Business Class with Cathay Pacific from Heathrow to Hong Kong and then... (more) published 2018-01-14 12:26:57

ON TOUR: Renaissance revisited

On the eve of an extended trip to the Far East and Australia, BTN's Richard Cawthorne samples one of Heathrow's most iconic... (more) published 2018-01-05 08:35:40

ON TOUR: Fascinating Tunisia

Airline enthusiast Brother Michael Bartlett, known in civil aviation circles as the Mad Monk, is an inveterate traveller and the... (more) published 2017-12-07 12:26:41

ON TOUR: How travel is getting more complicated

John Burke reports on the latest meeting between suppliers and buyers at the 2017 Destinations & Travel Management... (more) published 2017-12-03 16:39:57

ON TOUR: A new gateway to Israel

The Israel Airport Authority is close to completing the country's most significant recent infrastructure project and one of the western... (more) published 2017-11-26 15:57:53

ON TOUR. The fun and frustration of air travel

There are probably very few travellers who sing the praises of airlines, aircraft, airports and the travel industry in general more... (more) published 2017-11-19 23:23:46

ON TOUR: First-time Sicily, Part 2

For the second part of his report on Sicily, BTN's Richard Cawthorne visits Siracusa and seeks out some of the lesser-known... (more) published 2017-11-12 16:55:25

ON TOUR EXTRA : AOA Conference

The government's new Aviation Strategy will not be about just Heathrow but encompass every airport in the UK, transport secretary... (more) published 2017-11-05 13:19:48

ON TOUR: ERA in transition

Alison Chambers reports from Athens on the ERA's 2017 general assembly The European Regions Airlines Association returned... (more) published 2017-11-04 19:17:02

ON TOUR: Johannesburg

In spite of being something of a world traveller, Johannesburg (JNB) and South Africa (my first visit was last year to Cape Town) has... (more) published 2017-10-27 08:36:51

ON TOUR: St Helena

Put it on your "wish list" says editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg.Viewed as we drop out of the clouds at only 1500ft,... (more) published 2017-10-22 07:44:28

ON TOUR: St Helena

St Helena Another scoop for BTN BTN editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg was on the inaugural scheduled flight... (more) published 2017-10-14 12:10:12

ON TOUR: Two weeks in Sicily

Imagine if the centre of the town or city where you live and its people, shops, houses and all suddenly plunged hundreds of feet into a... (more) published 2017-10-08 09:07:45

ON TOUR: Waverley. BTN takes a “cruise” on a paddle steamer

PS Waverley is the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world. Since 2003 Waverley has been listed in the National... (more) published 2017-10-01 16:47:03

ON TOUR: Bahrain rediscovered

New tours of Bahrain have been announced to enable a growing number of visitors to discover more about the kingdom. As BTN's... (more) published 2017-09-24 14:09:23

ON TOUR: Pardubice and East Bohemia

Just over a week ago Ryanair introduced a three times per week service between Stansted (see BTN 11 September) and Pardubice in the Czech... (more) published 2017-09-17 10:38:12

ON TOUR: Suzhou

As China opens up to visitors, many of its most-cherished but least-known treasures are becoming known for the first time.... (more) published 2017-09-06 20:05:36

ON TOUR: Southern Norway via NCL Jade

I have been to most places you can get to on mainland Europe by sea but the southern part of Norway has always escaped me. It is all... (more) published 2017-09-03 07:59:16

ON TOUR: Israel on the Med

Fans of sun, sea, history and good living have a feast in store along Israel's Mediterranean coastline. From Tel Aviv, listed regularly... (more) published 2017-08-25 14:59:14

ON TOUR: The Magic Circle

In an extract from the new Lonely Planet book Epic Drives of the World, Oliver Berry discovers haunting lava fields, wild coastline,... (more) published 2017-08-20 08:09:14

ON TOUR: Colorado summer

New air services have focused attention on the US state of Colorado. It's known as a wintersports haven but it's fun in... (more) published 2017-08-12 18:36:57

ON TOUR: The view that launched an empire

Back home for a visit to Norfolk, BTN's Richard Cawthorne catches up with a fast-growing hospitality company and explores some... (more) published 2017-08-05 16:21:13

ON TOUR: Mad Mike Pt 2

In Part 2 of the saga of his latest adventure (Pt 1 appeared in BTN last week - The Wizz Air way to Israel), aviation fan Mike... (more) published 2017-07-28 17:08:55

ON TOUR: The Wizz Air way to Israel

Having in the past enjoyed some aviation firsts including British Airways' introduction of the Boeing B757 and CityJet's... (more) published 2017-07-23 11:30:23

ON TOUR: Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s growing hub

Kazakhstan's flag carrier Air Astana is going from strength to strength, with the added boost of EXPO 2017 this summer, which is... (more) published 2017-07-13 10:41:13

ON TOUR: The best of Barcelona

ON TOUR this week is in Barcelona, one of six cities featured in a new series of "Destination Experiences" produced by the... (more) published 2017-07-09 17:03:11

ON TOUR: Amsterdam and Antwerp. By ship.

Three-night cruises seek a number of different markets. Those who have never taken to the sea before; an opportunity to try a new ship;... (more) published 2017-07-02 06:34:44

ON TOUR: Trying to keep cool at Paris

Scorching temperatures at last week's Paris Air Show did not detract from what turned out to a surprisingly buoyant 52nd biennial... (more) published 2017-06-25 20:40:54

ON TOUR Extra: London's fifth Meetings Show

Complete with camera, John Burke attended a leading opportunity for hosted buyers to meet the representatives of resorts and venues... (more) published 2017-06-17 11:05:18

ON TOUR: Celebration in Toulouse

The great and the good from Airbus, easyJet and engine manufacturer CFM International gathered in Toulouse last week for the... (more) published 2017-06-17 07:02:44

ON TOUR: Brilliant Bergen

Hertfordshire-based photographer Brian Arnopp, a regular visitor to Norway, reports on his latest trip to the country's second... (more) published 2017-06-11 12:48:08

ON TOUR EXTRA - Cruising the canals

TULIPS FROM AMSTERDAMThere is no better time to visit the Netherlands (Holland does not actually exist today as a country as... (more) published 2017-06-04 10:42:04


ON TOUR : Widening the reach at EBACE The over-riding theme from this year's EBACE Show in Geneva, played out under clear blue skies,... (more) published 2017-06-04 10:30:43

ON TOUR: Portland on the Pacific

Delta Air Lines began flying from Heathrow to the important business centre of Portland in the US state of Oregon on Friday, opening up a... (more) published 2017-05-28 06:09:45

ON TOUR: Montreuil-sur-Mer

Fuelled by an interest in wine and then hooked on the history, BTN's Richard Cawthorne explores a picturesque community in the... (more) published 2017-05-21 12:57:43

ON TOUR: Sailing to Cabrera

Freelance journalist Jan Edwards takes a trip to a largely unknown but picturesque island off Mallorca. Edwards has lived on Mallorca... (more) published 2017-05-14 09:22:41

ON TOUR: Routes Europe

Northpoint Aviation Services director and BTN contributor Basil O'Fee reports from the Routes Europe gathering in Belfast on the... (more) published 2017-05-07 07:21:34

ON TOUR: All the world’s a stage on Koh Samui

Jane Stanbury continues her tour of Thailand, which began with Bangkok (BTN 20 March) and now moves out to the islands The... (more) published 2017-04-28 16:18:07

ON TOUR: Bateaux Royale

BTN's Richard Cawthorne takes to the Thames to sample the new Bateaux Windsor experience. As of earlier this month, the... (more) published 2017-04-23 07:29:24

ON TOUR: Aircraft Interiors Expo

Stephanie Taylor provides a round-up of the most exciting IFEC news from this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg... (more) published 2017-04-16 06:35:25

ON TOUR: Ferrari Land - Spain

Tarragona is just about to hit the big time. Once again. In the days of the Romans it was a major Mediterranean port and is a World... (more) published 2017-04-09 19:10:28

ON TOUR: Delta’s magnificent 747

On 9 February 1969, the aviation world was stunned by the first flight of the Boeing 747. It could carry twice as many passengers as anything... (more) published 2017-03-31 21:47:34


Dreamliner to Paris It is amazing to think that the Boeing 787 first entered commercial airline operation as long ago as... (more) published 2017-03-25 10:06:52

ON TOUR: Bangkok's river

Jane Stanbury goes messing about on the river in this case Bangkok's Chao Phraya. Bangkok is on the move, in all... (more) published 2017-03-17 15:37:26

ON TOUR: Hunger for change at BBGA

ON TOUR: Hunger for change at BBGA Stephanie Taylor reports on the 43rd annual meeting of the British Business and... (more) published 2017-03-11 10:42:32

ON TOUR: Réunion Island

Air France has been highlighting the arrival of its first Boeing 787, but it is not the lead French air carrier when it comes to the... (more) published 2017-03-04 17:43:48

ON TOUR: Unravelling business travel

John Burke, who travels worldwide, has covered the Business Travel Show since it began for several British daily papers besides... (more) published 2017-02-26 15:55:33

ON TOUR: Vietnam Airlines

Planet Appetite reports on BTN's latest Flying at the Front End feature, this time on Vietnam Airlines... (more) published 2017-02-17 11:53:15

ON TOUR: Brussels and A4E

Celebrating its first birthday, and launching its ‘Aviation Summit', A4E (Airlines for Europe) hosted in Brussels last week... (more) published 2017-02-11 11:25:09

ON TOUR: Lisbon – Good value even for Europe

Portugal has always had a great affinity with Britain. It is after all our oldest ally and the mother of its most famous prince, Henry the... (more) published 2017-02-04 20:27:15

ON TOUR: Mallorca’s city for all seasons

Jan Edwards reports from Mallorca on the latest developments in the capital, Palma. A freelance journalist, she has lived on Mallorca... (more) published 2017-01-29 08:09:40

ON TOUR: WOWing it in Iceland

Edward Dee reports on a trip to Reykjavik last month and reviews his WOW Air flights between Gatwick and Keflavik The journey... (more) published 2017-01-21 11:45:56

ON TOUR: Travelling with dementia

Taking a flight if you have dementia can present a few challenges, so what steps can be made to make the experience smoother, and what are... (more) published 2017-01-15 18:19:30

ON TOUR: Round the world

Civil aviation enthusiast Brother Michael Bartlett is known in airline circles as the Mad Monk and is the Guinness World Records... (more) published 2017-01-08 11:01:26

ON TOUR: Where to go in 2017

It is not nearly as large as the Disney extravaganzas in Los Angeles and Orlando, and, let's face it, the French weather, rather like... (more) published 2016-12-12 09:41:30


Jane Stanbury of Emerald Media finds innovation taking centre stage at the first African Business Aviation Conference More... (more) published 2016-12-10 15:09:00

ON TOUR: Runaway success for Eilat

Following the Business Travel News report on the new Eilat airport named Ramon (ETM), editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg... (more) published 2016-12-03 16:15:12

ON TOUR: single engine passenger aircraft conference at Oxford

Alison Chambers reports from this year's SETops Conference at London Oxford Airport The imminent arrival of Single Engine... (more) published 2016-11-27 13:57:40

ON TOUR: In Bruges

Richard Cawthorne samples Belgian hospitality and the weather on a midweek break in Bruges It rained on my first morning in... (more) published 2016-11-19 16:27:57

ON TOUR: World Travel Market

TRAVEL MARKET CONFRONTS CRISES John Burke has visited 79 countries as a travel writer and photographer. He has... (more) published 2016-11-13 11:14:22

ON TOUR: The world of Fatty Weng + Changi

BTN's Richard Cawthorne enjoys a repeat visit to Lion City, while editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg catches up with developments at... (more) published 2016-11-03 14:31:57

ON TOUR: Hotel hopping

With exploring the UK, or staycationing, growing in popularity, it's useful to know the best places to rest your head. A close... (more) published 2016-10-29 11:10:16

ON TOUR: ERA in Madrid

BTN correspondent Alison Chambers reports from Madrid on the ERA's annual gathering ( (more) published 2016-10-22 17:47:15

ON TOUR: Conquering Cordoba

Richard Cawthorne continues his tour of Spain with a visit to one of its most historic cities. See also BTN 10 October If you ever... (more) published 2016-10-16 10:19:43

ON TOUR: Return to the Costa

Just returned from his latest visit, BTN's Richard Cawthorne speaks up for a much-maligned destination. Friends look askance... (more) published 2016-10-08 14:23:21


Edward Dee takes a look at British Airways World Traveller Plus.The check-in area at Grantley Adams International... (more) published 2016-09-28 08:15:20


Following last week's ON TOUR of CAPE TOWN the editor-in-chief follows up with some further words on the southern part of South... (more) published 2016-09-22 22:13:52

ON TOUR: Cape Town

You have only to look at the weather maps to see why Cape Town is such a popular destination from the UK for the year-end holiday period and... (more) published 2016-09-15 14:02:53

ON TOUR: The Seychelles

Island enthusiast Richard Cawthorne renews acquaintance with an intriguing destination far out in the Indian Ocean. A... (more) published 2016-09-11 11:42:46

ON TOUR: The Mighty Queen Mary

RMS Queen Mary has been docked at Long Beach, southern Los Angeles. since 9 December 1967. The City of Long Beach had won an auction for... (more) published 2016-09-02 00:06:09

ON TOUR: Duxford

Editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg takes a day out. If you are reading this article on Monday morning (29 August), there is still... (more) published 2016-08-26 16:01:42

ON TOUR: Winding down on Sanibel

With time to spare in Florida, BTN's Richard Cawthorne finds the ideal place to get away from it all. I am walking down a... (more) published 2016-08-20 17:09:02

ON TOUR: 48 hours in the Cotswolds

Editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg reports on a splendid domestic three-day break. With UK holidays now the vogue, it was off by... (more) published 2016-08-12 19:00:46

ON TOUR: Loafing through Lyon

BTN's Richard Cawthorne combined a visit to see developments at Lyon St-Exupéry Airport with a couple of days in the city it... (more) published 2016-08-07 15:58:09

ON TOUR: Magellan around the (British) world

Magellan, the Spanish explorer, was not the first to circumnavigate the world (BTN has looked into that see issue 2 May 2016) and... (more) published 2016-07-29 10:30:29


Low-cost airline Norwegian (DY) has taken another significant step in its huge investment programme by opening a British headquarters by... (more) published 2016-07-24 08:29:55

ON TOUR: Bombardier CSeries into service

Last Friday the all new Bombardier CSeries short- to medium-range single-aisle passenger jet operated a scheduled service for the first... (more) published 2016-07-16 20:20:32

ON TOUR: Lyon Airport

Lyon Saint-Exupéry in France has been showing off its plans for the future as it moves towards becoming the country's... (more) published 2016-07-09 15:05:13

ON TOUR: Venice and the Dalmatian Coast

Jeffrey Singer is an occasional contributor to BTN, a seasoned traveller and a surgeon in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. He is... (more) published 2016-06-27 07:16:37

ON TOUR: Well met at Olympia

John Burke has visited conference and exhibition centres worldwide over the past four decades while writing about business travel. ... (more) published 2016-06-25 09:08:23

ON TOUR: Initial impressions. Sukhoi SuperJet

The first of the new generation of ‘passenger friendly' regional jets has arrived in Europe with CityJet of Dublin as the lead... (more) published 2016-06-15 14:20:48

ON TOUR: The many sights of Sydney

On a first-time trip to Sydney, BTN's Richard Cawthorne basks in a long weekend in one of the world's most exuberant cities.... (more) published 2016-06-10 18:50:18

ON TOUR: EBACE sees bright skies ahead

Alison Chambers ( reports for BTN from EBACE 2016 in Geneva and sees bright skies ahead despite... (more) published 2016-06-04 11:41:19

ON TOUR: The Battle of Jutland

BTN editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg was taken as a small boy to a ‘Navy Days' at Portsmouth around 1950 and boarded HMS... (more) published 2016-05-29 08:26:37

ON TOUR: Another part of South Africa

Getting on the tourist map. Port Elizabeth. Officially founded in 1822 the city of Port Elizabeth is the motor... (more) published 2016-05-21 23:09:53

ON TOUR: Catching up with Boston

With a few days to spare after a trip to New York, BTN's Richard Cawthorne takes the train to Boston. Boston is an easy city to... (more) published 2016-05-14 09:51:04

ON TOUR: Go Dutch – it’s the windmill weekend

John Burke, who speaks Dutch, has written about the Netherlands over many years in such diverse publications as ‘Travel Trade... (more) published 2016-05-08 08:54:19

ON TOUR: Queen Victoria round the world

Editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg reports on a voyage that took him and his wife Linda from Hong Kong to Cape Town in 23 days. See also CRUISE... (more) published 2016-05-01 08:34:32

ON TOUR: Aviation Interiors Expo, Hamburg

ON TOUR this week is from the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. It is the undisputed global showcase for seats, IFE, lighting,... (more) published 2016-04-23 10:23:45

ON TOUR SPECIAL: The Vanishing of Flight MH370 by Richard Quest

Last week, BTN's editor-in-chief paid a fleeting visit to the French island of Reunion, off the coast of Madagascar, where the only... (more) published 2016-04-16 06:03:27

ON TOUR: A different Singapore hotel

In bustling Singapore, a business city full of classy hotels, BTN's Richard Cawthorne discovers a property with a... (more) published 2016-04-08 18:26:27

ON TOUR: The galloping gourmet

ON TOUR takes a different slant this week, the tour in question being round a kitchen but not just any kitchen. With inflight food a... (more) published 2016-04-03 08:56:51

ON TOUR: Where is the island of Sylt?

Our intrepid man in Germany, a Brit by the name of Alan Lathan, ex-Jeppesen (since 2000 a Boeing company), has been off on his travels... (more) published 2016-03-21 20:57:04

ON TOUR: British Business General Aviation Association

Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar for undertaking the performance of his life in The Revenant. In his acceptance speech he made an impassioned... (more) published 2016-03-20 07:41:49

ON TOUR: Planning ahead for Easter

And the rest of the year too. With Easter just around the corner why not consider a break in Devon and finish up in Plymouth and while... (more) published 2016-03-13 10:55:23

ON TOUR: Big Orange – New York City

Our visiting editor Richard Cawthorne used to live in New York. Here he reports on his latest visit and finds the city as compelling... (more) published 2016-02-29 08:26:46

ON TOUR: The Business Travel Show

Perhaps it was the sun shining through the Victorian roof of Olympia's Grand Hall, maybe at the second time of asking both... (more) published 2016-02-28 11:49:29

ON TOUR: Singapore Airshow

Our visiting Editor Richard Cawthorne on his way to Australia stopped by to report on the biennial Singapore Airshow which took... (more) published 2016-02-20 08:05:36

ON TOUR: Not yet Eldorado

John Burke has long covered Latin America for several media, ranging from Reuter's Television to Travel Trade Gazette. With the... (more) published 2016-02-11 16:32:52

ON TOUR: Motoring and BMW

From time to time BMW/MINI holds a general press day to bring journalists up-to-date on their latest model introductions and... (more) published 2016-02-07 08:09:06

ON TOUR: The Silver Traveller

Your editor in chief (and his wife) definitely come into the age group of the ‘silver traveller', loosely defined as the 50+ age... (more) published 2016-01-31 12:23:53

ON TOUR: The Good Hotel Guide

Out now is the 2016 edition of the Good Hotel Guide, the authoritative register of many of Britain's thriving independent... (more) published 2016-01-22 15:20:12

ON TOUR: Boats, Bathing and Bubbles – Turkey Part 2

Towards the end of last year our regular columnist Jane Stanbury reported on her trip to Dalaman and Kas bordering the Turkish... (more) published 2016-01-16 19:03:37

ON TOUR: The Alton Towers Resort

With the Christmas holidays behind us now is the time to plan where to take the family for a special outing in the spring. Alton Towers,... (more) published 2016-01-08 20:31:29

ON TOUR: A London hotel to top them all

There is a hotel in London that towers above all the others. A hotel that can only be described as "outstanding", architecturally... (more) published 2015-12-16 21:49:41

ON TOUR: Viva Las Vegas at NBAA

Jane Stanbury is our regular reporter for the NBAA (the US National Business Aviation Association) annual gathering this time back at Las... (more) published 2015-12-11 10:19:57

ON TOUR: Canary Island Classic Cruise

There cannot be many who can claim to have docked in the largest ship on the harbour of Monte Carlo, bigger than Azzam (590ft) owned by... (more) published 2015-12-05 23:09:35

ON TOUR: The Airport Operators Association conference

The British scheduled airline aviation industry gathered last week at London's Hilton Metropole under the auspices of the Airport... (more) published 2015-11-27 21:05:25

ON TOUR: Dubai AirShow

With the Airport Operators Association annual conference opening today (as noted elsewhere in BTN, and for the first time the airline... (more) published 2015-11-22 16:07:30

ON TOUR: Turkish delight – Enjoying the Light in Lycia

There used to be a certain dread when checking-in at Gatwick (LGW) writes Jane Stanbury. As the desk loomed, the heart sank at the... (more) published 2015-11-09 12:06:15


John Burke has visited 79 countries as a travel writer and photographer. He has attended World Travel Market (WTM) since 1985,... (more) published 2015-11-06 22:10:11

ON TOUR: The Scenic Rhône

The mighty river Rhône is perhaps not one of Europe's best known waterways but it stretches for over 500 miles from its source in... (more) published 2015-10-30 09:19:57

ON TOUR: European regional airlines meet in Berlin

There was an upbeat mood in Berlin as the European regional airline fraternity celebrated their 35th annual get together. This despite the... (more) published 2015-10-22 15:50:02

ON TOUR: The magic of Montreuil

Richard Cawthorne explores an intriguing corner of northern France To walk through the ancient streets of Montreuil is to... (more) published 2015-10-17 13:33:21

ON TOUR: Shanghai revisited

When the opportunity to visit Shanghai again via Lufthansa and its new Premium Economy product arose it was clearly a trip not to be missed.... (more) published 2015-10-11 13:56:17

ON TOUR: Hanoi

Business Travel News has always found Hanoi a fascinating place to visit and it has featured in these columns over the... (more) published 2015-09-28 00:04:20

ON TOUR: A reminder of the Past – Nostalgia

Brother Michael Bartlett, the Guinness World Records aviation champion, "the eccentric globetrotting monk" and a civil... (more) published 2015-09-26 11:27:30


It was back in March 2012 that Business Travel News reported in detail on Vietnam Airlines, making the point that while it was a fine airline... (more) published 2015-09-20 04:18:40

ON TOUR: Exploring Western Australia

By way of an introduction to Richard Cawthorne joining Business Travel News as Visiting Editor (see BTN's... (more) published 2015-09-11 10:54:10

ON TOUR: A Mediterranean cruise

Just a few weeks ago your Editor and wife took number one grandson on a two-week cruise into the Mediterranean from Southampton. It was the... (more) published 2015-09-05 09:13:18

ON TOUR: Yangon (Rangoon)

Up to very recently visiting Myanmar (previously Burma) was something of a headache now with e-visas and many more flights, that... (more) published 2015-08-28 15:36:10

SPECIAL ON TOUR: The longest flights

The announcement that Emirates are to start flying between Dubai and Panama City, the world's current longest non-stop flight at... (more) published 2015-08-19 17:45:32

ON TOUR: An Alternative London Perspective

Over the years Business Travel News has reported on helicopter trips over some of the world's great landmarks including the Grand... (more) published 2015-08-19 09:40:02

ON TOUR: Solent Sky Aviation Museum

In Southampton for a football match, crossing to and from the Isle of Wight, or meeting and greeting a cruise ship? Or in the city for... (more) published 2015-08-15 11:39:17

ON TOUR: Montana USA

Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Glacier National Park, and Whitefish, Montana Unexpected delights by Bill Baker... (more) published 2015-08-09 10:50:45

ON TOUR: RCCL's Vision of the Sea

Wendy Long was the Editor's long suffering Secretary for many years. Now retired and settled near Saillac, north of Toulouse, she... (more) published 2015-07-31 20:16:05

ON TOUR: The Flying Legends Airshow

Special Correspondent Ken Brookes visits the Imperial War Museum's Duxford Airfield near Cambridge, UK. He also took the... (more) published 2015-07-26 16:00:30

ON TOUR: The London Meetings Show

John Burke is a travel writer with 40 years of experience attending conferences and visiting congress centres all over the... (more) published 2015-07-18 14:49:21

ON TOUR: Airports and railways

Our railway expert Andrew Sharp, the former Director of the International Air Rail Organisation (IARO), was a real glutton for... (more) published 2015-07-10 20:01:55

ON TOUR: Porto

For the British holidaymaker (and businessman) Portugal has a lot going for it. The weather is generally very kind, they keep to the... (more) published 2015-06-30 13:04:35

ON TOUR: Toronto Express

The eagerly awaited rail link between Toronto's Union Station and Pearson International Airport has finally opened. And not before... (more) published 2015-06-27 15:00:59

ON TOUR: Paris Air Show by Alison Chambers

But first the rant.It started out so well. A 50-minute uneventful drive on Sunday to recently modernised Bournemouth Airport and a new... (more) published 2015-06-20 14:07:47

ON TOUR: Teasing the taste buds in Takayama

Our fan of the Far East, and regular contributor, Jane Stanbury, has been to Nagoya, home of Japan's largest port, 212 miles from... (more) published 2015-06-12 23:01:53

ON TOUR: Sri Lanka & the west coast of India

During March the Editor and wife embarked on a 15-night cruise from Colombo (Sri Lanka) to Muscat (Oman) via the west coast of India. It... (more) published 2015-06-07 17:49:11

ON TOUR: EBACE celebrates 15th year

Alison Chambers reports from Geneva and a record European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE). The large... (more) published 2015-05-31 16:00:44


There have been two Boeing 757 US flight introductions from London in the last few weeks. On Friday 24 April La Compagnie started a new... (more) published 2015-05-22 22:51:24

ON TOUR: The Philadelphia Story

Still the ‘historical' capital of America. Did you know that Philadelphia was for 10 years, 1790-1800, the capital of the... (more) published 2015-05-15 23:44:42

ON TOUR: Dubai from the air

For most cities and holiday destinations the way to quickly familiarise oneself is to take the local open top bus tour upon... (more) published 2015-05-09 15:20:56

ON TOUR: Petra

If you have any interest in history or the spectacular Petra (Jordan) must be on your wish list. It is one of the great sites of antiquity... (more) published 2015-05-03 09:50:05

ON TOUR PLUS: easyJet’s Hamburg Airbus

Business Travel News sent over Andrew Sharp, normally our railway expert, to Hamburg to report on the handover of easyJet's 250th... (more) published 2015-04-25 23:22:30

ON TOUR: It’s all about the cabin

Alison Chambers of Emerald Media has been to Hamburg for the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo.... (more) published 2015-04-25 22:29:28

On TOUR: Routes Europe 2015 in Aberdeen

Over 1,200 delegates from 64 countries with over 100 airlines, 350 airports, and 45 tourism authorities joined the speed dating format... (more) published 2015-04-19 16:15:39

ON TOUR: New trains for Thameslink

Good news for both Gatwick and Luton airports and London too. Andrew Sharp was for many years a stalwart at the... (more) published 2015-04-09 22:05:16

ON TOUR: Channel crossing problems

John Burke, a former Reuters correspondent in Paris, reports. Put your car or freight on the 18,425-ton Côte... (more) published 2015-04-05 09:57:15

ON TOUR: Business aviation – defending the lifestyle tag

Business aviation operators defended a charge at the recent British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) annual general... (more) published 2015-03-28 18:42:19

ON TOUR: Whale watching in San Diego

Continuing our west coast theme (last week was San Francisco) our roving reporter Jane Stanbury reports back from a trip to San Diego,... (more) published 2015-03-16 14:08:38

ON TOUR – San Francisco, California

If you're going to San Francisco wear some flowers in your hair… or just read Steve Bridgewater's guide to this... (more) published 2015-03-11 08:39:08

ON TOUR: Aero India

Alan Lathan was for many years the face of Jeppesen, the vital pilot's guide, at the regular air shows such as Farnborough, Le... (more) published 2015-03-07 22:19:46

ON TOUR: Business Travel Show

As they say ‘first impressions count'. Staged in the Grand Hall of Olympia last week the Business Travel Show looked breezy and... (more) published 2015-03-01 10:22:06

ON TOUR: Airbus Should Build A Truly Long-Range 757 Replacement

The words are by Captain Bob Colvin and reproduced with thanks from Aviation Week & Space Technology."As a pilot... (more) published 2015-02-21 08:59:27

ON TOUR: The Business Travel Show

A PREVIEW The Business Travel Show returns to Olympia in 2015 for its 21st outing. The occasion, Europe's... (more) published 2015-02-13 17:29:16

ON TOUR: Executive Jets. Just where are we?

With the Corporate Jet Investor conference opening today (9-10 February) at London's Royal Garden Hotel next week, the... (more) published 2015-02-08 08:05:25

ON TOUR: La Compagnie – All will be revealed this week.

Franco Mancassola, once of the short-lived Debonair based at Luton Airport, has picked up on the new ‘Business Class only'... (more) published 2015-01-27 22:25:20

ON TOUR: Regional & Business Airports Group urges Transport Select Committee to support local aviation

The UK's regional airports have told the government's Transport Select Committee that the importance of regional and... (more) published 2015-01-24 15:09:19

ON TOUR: A350 XWB – First impressions

Last Thursday (15 January) Qatar Airways introduced the Airbus A350-900 XWB into scheduled airline service with the return flight... (more) published 2015-01-15 15:39:06

ON TOUR: Santorini – sometimes called Thira – It is a Greek island

There are not many places that offer entry by scheduled air services, cable car, or by donkey. And cruise ship or ferry.Santorini you will... (more) published 2015-01-11 08:27:25


It is amazing to think that Etihad Airways was only formally established in July 2003 and commenced operations in November of that... (more) published 2015-01-03 09:38:41

ON TOUR: Ephesus (Turkey)

Oceania Riviera visited some notable places during our Eastern Mediterranean water borne tour (see CRUISE NEWS in this issue).... (more) published 2014-12-13 17:05:24

ON TOUR: Railways and airports

Sally Gethin has been to the UK Air Rail conference organised by The Global Air Rail Alliance (GARA), held at the iconic Paddington... (more) published 2014-12-07 18:13:14

ON TOUR: The Flybe 'Shuttle'

Peter Smart is the Chair of the Aberdeen International Airport Consultative Committee and an avid traveller. He also previously... (more) published 2014-11-29 08:21:06

ON TOUR: Welcome to Welgevonden Game Reserve

Jane Stanbury has had a wonderful time with raw nature, plus some much appreciated luxury. Welgevonden, meaning "well... (more) published 2014-11-20 11:57:04

ON TOUR: The airport operators gather at the London Metropole

Sally Gethin reports. Runway capacity in the southeast was the overriding theme at this year's conference. What will Sir... (more) published 2014-11-14 16:06:54

ON TOUR: American business jet get together.

NBAA the biggest biz av show meets in Orlando. Orlando, Florida and Las Vegas have become the only US cities with convention centres big... (more) published 2014-11-09 09:38:21

ON TOUR: The Scenic Rhine

The Rhine rises in the Swiss canton of Graubünden near the Austrian border and flows for 760 miles through Switzerland forming... (more) published 2014-11-02 16:43:13

ON TOUR: Calabria – a pilgrim’s paradise

Sally Gethin reports: Calabria has suffered from a reputation as the poor relative of southern Italy, the last stop on the mainland... (more) published 2014-10-25 22:17:45

ON TOUR: Europe’s regional airlines meet in Barcelona

Alison Chambers has joined the chiefs of Europe's regional airlines (and some important guests from all over the world at their... (more) published 2014-10-18 09:11:12

ON TOUR: Vienna - a mouth-watering and visual feast

Steve Bridgewater reports: When it comes to city breaks, Vienna must surely take some beating. Its central location means... (more) published 2014-10-08 16:42:21

ON TOUR: Lodz Poland – Great city

The Polish city of Lodz (pronounced Woodge, rhyming with huge) did not exist before 1800, or at the best was a tiny village. By 1939 its... (more) published 2014-10-03 08:33:35

ON TOUR: Clinique La Prairie – the ultimate spa

This week's ON TOUR is a little different in that our two roaming reporters Alison Chambers and Jane Stanbury were generously... (more) published 2014-09-28 16:05:14

ON TOUR: World Low Cost Airlines Congress

Sally Gethin of Gethin's Inflight News www.gethinsinflight.comIt's not really appropriate to speak of low... (more) published 2014-09-21 12:14:00

ON TOUR: Edinburgh Festival

The madness that is The Fringe Alison Chambers and family went north last month for The Fringe. Up on Little Red and back on BA. And... (more) published 2014-09-13 12:19:32

ON TOUR: Venice

If you have not been to Venice add it to your wish list. Venice goes back to antiquity and comprises of 118 small islands separated... (more) published 2014-09-04 17:54:21

ON TOUR: The Queen’s Terminal

Business Travel News has had the privilege of visiting from time to time Heathrow's new Terminal 2, The Queen's Terminal,... (more) published 2014-08-31 11:18:19

ON TOUR: Kotor - Montenegro

Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast may be familiar to British holidaymakers. Even in the days of Tito and Yugoslavia the charter... (more) published 2014-08-24 18:59:44

ON TOUR Donegal

Later this week the Donegal Food Festival takes place. Perhaps we have given you too little warning. But as the Irish say "not to... (more) published 2014-08-16 22:22:34

ON TOUR: King's Cross Square

Boris Johnson officially opened King's Cross Square earlier this year although it was not really complete. Clearly it was in the... (more) published 2014-08-10 09:30:00

ON TOUR: Stay at home short holidays

Some 60% of Business Travel News readers are UK-based and so we feel justified in this week's ON TOUR which takes in UK... (more) published 2014-08-03 10:04:04

ON TOUR: YORK – Capital of the World of Chocolate. Your Editor put on weight

Thinking of a short UK break? Have a requirement to take a grandchild away for a few days. York is the capital of the world of chocolate. It... (more) published 2014-07-27 00:00:00

ON TOUR: Farnborough

The sun shines on commercial aerospace.Alison Chambers and Jane Stanbury were at the show whilst Anthony Quayle... (more) published 2014-07-20 22:36:44

ON TOUR: Guernsey and Aurigny.

Alison Chambers has been off on her travels.Thirty minutes' flight time from Gatwick, four times daily now by... (more) published 2014-07-12 19:02:52

ON TOUR: Sardinia - A Mediterranean Jewel

Kristina Foster has been to Sardinia on behalf of Business Travel News. With a flight time of less than 2hrs 30mins it is Italian with a... (more) published 2014-07-06 17:28:29

ON TOUR: Ypres, Belgium

As the world prepares to commemorate the centenary of the start of the Great War, Stephen Bridgewater makes a pilgrimage to Ypres in... (more) published 2014-06-23 19:42:42

ON TOUR: Surfing in Newquay - And Cornwall too

The Editor has been to the South WestNewquay is a very long way from London, 300 miles by road, and 50 more if you want to go on... (more) published 2014-06-19 17:43:25

ON TOUR: Air Race F1 comes to Europe

Jane Stanbury, our regular reporter, has been to Lleida, about 100 miles west of Barcelona, for air racing and clearly enjoyed... (more) published 2014-06-14 17:30:01

ON TOUR: Brazilian coach travel

By Norman Bartlett news editor Buses WorldwideWith the World Cup kicking off this week Business Travel News is focussed somewhat on... (more) published 2014-06-03 16:54:09

ON TOUR: EBACE – The business jets gather at Geneva

A successful trade show is defined by a) headline grabbing orders / b) new products. And on the latter, the 14th annual edition of EBACE, the... (more) published 2014-05-31 23:13:47

ON TOUR: How Gatwick will solve the airport dilemma

And as a bonus the Mayor's latest pitchLast week Business Travel News took a look at the Heathrow... (more) published 2014-05-24 19:16:55

ON TOUR: Heathrow's 'Davies' submission May 2014

Heathrow Airport Ltd has submitted to the Airports Commission its improved plan to expand the UK's hub airport, and with it an... (more) published 2014-05-16 10:31:43

ON TOUR: Brazil for the brave

John Burke is an old South American hand whose reports from Brazil have been syndicated worldwide by The Observer Foreign News Service.... (more) published 2014-05-11 13:46:19

ON TOUR: Cologne

It seemed a good idea to feature Cologne as this week's ON TOUR, one of the stops on Emerald Sky's maiden voyage, the feature... (more) published 2014-04-28 14:04:22

ON TOUR – The Queen’s Terminal

Slipstream by Richard Wilson RASlipstream by Richard Wilson RAThe new T2 Queen's Terminal at Heathrow is rapidly approaching its opening... (more) published 2014-04-27 00:00:00

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ON TOUR: Future of Business Aviation conference

It was a tale of two cities at EVIP's first Future of Business Aviation conference held at the new Hilton Terminal 5 last week... (more) published 2014-03-03 21:13:01

ON TOUR: Appenzell, Switzerland

We are all pretty familiar with Switzerland. It is easy enough to fly to Basle and Geneva from the UK, or go that little bit further to... (more) published 2014-01-25 07:31:50

ON TOUR: Britain's air links

On the day that London was announced as the world's favourite tourist city, Runways UK attracted nearly 500 souls to the Grange... (more) published 2014-01-19 14:12:33

ON TOUR: Cuba - an enigma within an enigma.

In the last two issues of Business Travel News Editor Malcolm Ginsberg has described Swan Hellenic Minerva and its pre-Christmas... (more) published 2014-01-10 15:03:56

ON TOUR: Swanning around the Caribbean

Readers may recall that your Editor was in the Caribbean for the last issue of 2013 and used the world wide web for a report regarding... (more) published 2014-01-05 09:59:16


Jane Stanbury travelled to Barcelona on Air Charter TravelEIBTM, the annual global meeting and events expo held... (more) published 2013-12-08 23:17:42

ON TOUR: Bombardier’s CSeries

Better Late Than Never?For the January edition of Jets magazine, Editor Steve Bridgewater has... (more) published 2013-11-29 17:53:32

ON TOUR: Dubai Air Show

Mega airliner orders, a brand new airport venue and sandstorms combined to make this year's Dubai AirShow a memorable one... (more) published 2013-11-24 08:54:34

FLYING AT THE FRONT END: Turkish Airlines to Jakarta

BTN contributor Michael Asher has been a resident of Istanbul for more or less the last 10 years but has also worked in... (more) published 2013-11-14 11:22:00

ON TOUR: World Travel Market

It has taken 34 years but World Travel Market has really got itself organised in terms of layout. There are two massive halls at the Excel... (more) published 2013-11-08 15:01:54

ON TOUR: Heathrow Terminal 2 “The Queen’s Terminal”

Sometime in the middle of November the structural contractors for Heathrow's impressive new Queen's Terminal will hand the... (more) published 2013-10-31 08:11:17

ON TOUR: Airports conference

Monday and Tuesday of last week was taken up by the UK Airport Operators Association (AOA) annual conference, at its now regular... (more) published 2013-10-26 19:23:00

ON TOUR: Romania

easyJet may have jumped on the bandwagon with the introduction of a four times a week service from Gatwick to Bucharest but there is no... (more) published 2013-10-20 20:01:08

ON TOUR: World Routes – Las Vegas

By the time you have read this article some 3,000 aviation types would have returned home from Las Vegas from all over the world. Utterly... (more) published 2013-10-13 09:25:29


Alison Chambers has been off on her travels again, this time to the musical city of Salzburg, famous for Richard Rogers (who probably... (more) published 2013-10-06 12:11:59

ON TOUR: Low Cost Airlines Conference

Sally Gethin is an expert on inflight entertainment and connectivity. She edits Gethin's Inflight News, an independent... (more) published 2013-09-27 16:49:00

ON TOUR: Bombardier CSeries

Game Changer at London City Airport?The historic first flight of the highly anticipated Bombardier CSeries aircraft... (more) published 2013-09-22 17:13:06

ON TOUR: WTTC Asia Summit

Korea is an enigma. The southern half of the Peninsula, the Republic of Korea, is one of the most advanced nations on earth, whilst the... (more) published 2013-09-15 14:25:47

ON TOUR: Dutch treat

John Burke, a former Reuters staff man and a Dutch-speaker, used to cover the Amsterdam bourse for the Investors Chronicle, and has... (more) published 2013-09-06 18:21:50

ON TOUR: Sofitel Legend Metropole – Hanoi

As a general rule Business Travel News does not go in for detailed hotel reports. We leave it for others, usually giving a comment, and... (more) published 2013-09-01 18:56:23

ON TOUR: French railway bargains

We have something of a railway theme this week (See COMMENT) and since the holidays are still with us and plenty of Europeans will be... (more) published 2013-08-25 11:58:14

ON TOUR: Hue – World Heritage Vietnamese Style

Jane Stanbury used her inaugural Finnair flight to Hanoi to travel south to Hue, an "interesting" 12-hour train journey and the... (more) published 2013-08-17 22:16:20

ON TOUR: Warwick and Coventry

It is still holiday time for a few more weeks.If you live in London and fancy a day out of town, or an overnight, you are spoilt for... (more) published 2013-08-10 11:55:25

ON TOUR: Royal Clipper and Monaco

Our story last week (BTN Cruise News Monaco Grand Prix) seems to have aroused great interest from readers who would like to pretend... (more) published 2013-08-02 14:54:54


Jane Stanbury tries out for Business Travel NewsFinnair, Finland's national flag carrier, marked... (more) published 2013-07-28 13:58:57

ON TOUR Edinburgh and Little Red

Business Travel News recently reported on Virgin Upper Class to Lagos (BTN 17 June). Therefore it seemed a good idea to take up... (more) published 2013-07-21 19:11:06

ON TOUR: The delights of Hanoi

Our intrepid traveller Jane Stanbury has been to Hanoi, courtesy of Finnair and its inaugural to the capital of Vietnam, part of a plan... (more) published 2013-07-12 15:49:00

ON TOUR: Media Day at Mercedes-Benz World

Newly qualified 17-year old driver Oliver Smith, already a successful Kart racer and Kart race reporter for Karting World... (more) published 2013-07-06 14:06:35

ON TOUR: The UK’s first Boeing 787

With British Airways due to unveil its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner later this week (Thursday 4 July) Business Travel... (more) published 2013-06-29 14:35:59

ON TOUR: Paris Air Show report

Alison Chambers and Malcolm Ginsberg report, the Editor only staying for the Monday via Eurostar and RER. Once again there was... (more) published 2013-06-23 17:54:23


Virgin Atlantic Heathrow to Lagos Readers may recall that Jane Stanbury recently reported on the Nigerian Business... (more) published 2013-06-13 15:26:43

ON TOUR: IATA 2013 Cape Town

The fact that it is not the easiest of places to get to did not put off some 600 delegates who attended last week's International Air... (more) published 2013-06-08 09:57:20

ON TOUR: EBACE sells business aviation

Alison Chambers has been to Geneva. This year's EBACE, Europe's biggest business aviation gathering, certainly didn't... (more) published 2013-06-01 20:39:42

ON TOUR: Thomson Airways – Britain’s first 787 operator

Thomson Airways may not be a business travel airline but it is flown by business travellers. Business travellers, and their families like... (more) published 2013-05-26 09:49:35


Alison Chambers of Emerald Media has been over to Hungary. Over 4,000 face to face meetings, 1,100 aviation delegates, 115... (more) published 2013-05-19 10:28:33

ON TOUR: Nigerian Business Aviation Conference

Jane Stanbury has been to Lagos.The first week in May saw the inaugural Nigerian Business Aviation Conference (NBAC) take place in... (more) published 2013-05-12 18:19:37

ON TOUR: Hampshire and the Four Seasons

Fancy a weekend away in some of the prettiest countryside south of London? Thinking of holding a business gathering away from, but within... (more) published 2013-05-05 16:04:06

ON TOUR: Majorca and Vueling

Malcolm Ginsberg reports The introduction of daily flights by Vueling from Heathrow to Majorca seemed a good opportunity of not only... (more) published 2013-04-26 12:20:50


Regular users of Qantas flights between London's Heathrow and both Melbourne and Sydney have been experiencing changes over the last few... (more) published 2013-04-21 10:23:20

ON TOUR: Europe’s regional aviation fraternity meets in Edinburgh

Alison Chambers reports: Simon McNamara made his public debut in Edinburgh last week as the new Director General of the European... (more) published 2013-04-14 09:05:57

ON TOUR: The undiscovered Galilee

John Burke reportsIsrael gets an annual four million tourists, but most whether Jews, Christians or anyone on... (more) published 2013-04-01 11:34:43

ON TOUR: Bunker 42 – Moscow

Back in 1951the Cold War was at its peak. Russian Supremo Joseph Stalin was very concerned that the United States might bomb Moscow.... (more) published 2013-03-30 11:58:32

ON TOUR: It’s easy to Moscow

Moscow has been the capital of Russia on and off for 1,000 years. For the last three centuries it has competed for the title with St... (more) published 2013-03-24 10:59:55

ON TOUR: The BBGA gather

Alison Chambers from Emerald Media reports from the BBGA's annual conference "Are we too... (more) published 2013-03-15 20:37:52

ON TOUR: Dubai International Airport

These are interesting times for airports, a vital part of business travel. New Doha International opens in a few weeks' time, late... (more) published 2013-03-10 00:41:20

ON TOUR: Top View - The Burj Khalifa

During the 1920s there was a crazy race, mainly in New York, as to who would build the world's tallest structure, won by the Empire State... (more) published 2013-03-03 12:28:54


When Emirates (not it seems Emirates Airlines) was created in 1985 things were rather different in the Middle East. Sadam ruled in Iraq,... (more) published 2013-02-24 14:13:17

ON TOUR: A middle class airline

Invented by Taiwan's EVA Air in 1992, and then taken up most enthusiastically by Virgin Atlantic, Premium Economy is now offered by... (more) published 2013-02-16 08:35:44

ON TOUR: The Business Travel Show

Giving the opening address at the Business Travel Show (BTS) last week, and in his role as President of the London Chamber of Commerce,... (more) published 2013-02-08 21:30:55

On Tour: Dubai – Part of the UAE

As reported in two recent editions of Business Travel News (MEBA 14 January - Royal Brunei 28 January) our intrepid... (more) published 2013-02-03 08:56:48

FLYING AT THE FRONT END: Royal Brunei Airlines

Regular readers of ON TOUR would have read just two weeks back Jane Stanbury's report on the MEBA (Middle East Business Aviation)... (more) published 2013-01-27 08:29:49

ON TOUR: The Shard opens

London's latest visitor attraction, The View from The Shard, and bound to be a winner, opens to the public on Friday 1 February at... (more) published 2013-01-20 10:59:59


Buzzing as usualOur roving reporter Jane Stanbury was at the MEBA (Middle East Business Aviation) gathering in Dubai... (more) published 2013-01-13 11:18:09

ON TOUR: Thirteen things to celebrate in 2013

Forget the superstitions. 2013 is going to be a spectacular year.VisitBritain has come up with 13 events in the UK which will once... (more) published 2013-01-05 11:39:14

ON TOUR: The UK Air-Rail Conference

Vernon Murphy has a foot in both the airport and rail camps having achieved senior management posts at Aberdeen, Gatwick and Heathrow... (more) published 2012-12-16 11:23:46

ON TOUR: Future of Air Transport Conference

The 20th annual Future of Air Transport Conference took place at London's Millennium Mayfair hotel last week, with some 200... (more) published 2012-12-08 21:35:11

ON TOUR: Barcelona buzzes with EIBTM

Mumbai show for 2013EIBTM (European Incentive and Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition) celebrated 25 years at... (more) published 2012-12-02 16:09:42

ON TOUR: Hurricane Sandy and the Panama Canal

OR: Any port in a storm! Now it may be that on first sight Hurricane Sandy and the Panama Canal are not connected,... (more) published 2012-11-24 21:58:21

ON TOUR: Most Excellent Hotel in Europe

Business Travel News tries for the most part to steer clear of awards and award ceremonies. We like... (more) published 2012-11-18 15:02:47

ON TOUR: World Travel Market

The 33rd World Travel Market took place at East London's Excel exhibition centre last week. The final show attendance has not yet... (more) published 2012-11-11 17:10:10

ON TOUR: North Wales

North Wales is a long way from London (but not so far from Manchester and other points in the north). Llandudno is arguably the capital and... (more) published 2012-11-03 18:24:12

ON TOUR: The airports gather for their conference

Elsewhere in this week's edition of Business Travel News you will read of the stir that the latest Minister of State for Transport,... (more) published 2012-10-25 15:19:37

ON TOUR: Brugge

You may have heard of Zeebrugge. It is the main North Sea port of Belgium, a way by ferry into Germany and continental Europe from the... (more) published 2012-10-20 21:58:21

ON TOUR: The new Jerusalem tram

Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is one of the great cities of the world, and also one with tremendous longevity. According to Jewish... (more) published 2012-10-14 18:26:30

ON TOUR: World Routes 2012

The 18th World Route Development Forum (Routes) took place in Abu Dhabi last week attended by 2,800 senior professionals representing... (more) published 2012-10-06 19:57:33


The European regionals meet at Dublin. Alison Chambers reports For this year's... (more) published 2012-09-30 16:26:27

ON TOUR: Airex 2012 – Turkish Delight

Istanbul, Turkey's long established Ataturk Airport hosted the ninth Airex Civil Aviation show this year 6-9 September. Jane... (more) published 2012-09-21 16:15:55

ON TOUR: Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles is one of the most popular destinations from the UK and worth 1.3m passengers in 2011, 9% up from the previous... (more) published 2012-09-15 20:35:07

FLYING AT THE FRONT END: London City to New York

The Editor in Chief reports British Airways has now celebrated three years of its London City (LCY) Kennedy New York (JFK)... (more) published 2012-09-09 10:19:27

ON TOUR: Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is probably the world's best known building in this technological age. Suffice to say it received tremendous media... (more) published 2012-09-01 09:18:26

ON TOUR: ‘Because I Fly’

Perhaps best known by some mature types as Lufthansa's UK Sales Manager during the 1960s and 1970s Brian Walters, a most affable of... (more) published 2012-08-25 20:08:29

ON TOUR: The Olympics

As Editor in Chief of The Business Travel News just occasionally I write an ON TOUR piece for my own enjoyment and record. This is the... (more) published 2012-08-13 20:39:03

ON TOUR: The London Marathon route

Did you enjoy the Olympic men's Marathon yesterday (12 August)? At 26 miles plus it was four laps of some of London's most... (more) published 2012-08-12 09:14:14

ON TOUR: Guernsey

Guernsey can trace its heritage back to before 1066 when it was part of the Dukedom of Normandy. In 1205 the Islanders were given the... (more) published 2012-08-05 12:10:01

ON TOUR: Hong Kong

When Great Britain first occupied Hong Kong in 1841 the island was said to be the home of 7,450 Chinese residents. Today the population... (more) published 2012-07-28 14:26:31

ON TOUR: Cutty Sark

You may have seen on TV over the weekend the first man to sail around the world single handed, Sir Robin Knox Johnson, with the Olympic... (more) published 2012-07-22 07:14:29

ON TOUR: Farnborough 2012

When the flying stars of the opening days of Farnborough are three bombers, one from the 1940s, and the other two early 1950s you might... (more) published 2012-07-15 22:00:18

ON TOUR: Five-star Mallorca

Jan Edwards reportsWhat do Miami Beach, St Tropez and St Barths have in common with the infamous party resort of Magaluf, on... (more) published 2012-07-07 11:41:33

ON TOUR: Stop dithering about our airports!

Last week the London Evening Standard, which has the same ownership as The Independent, held an open discussion at Westminster's... (more) published 2012-06-30 19:26:26

ON TOUR: SITA IT gathering

Now in its 14th year SITA's IT Summit, together with Airline Business, last week brought together the airlines of the world to... (more) published 2012-06-23 14:08:34

ON TOUR: Business Travel Market

Under the new ownership of Reed Exhibitions, who also run World Travel Market, the Business Travel Market (BTM) took place last week at... (more) published 2012-06-17 08:13:11

ON TOUR: New York

With the dollar now worth around 1.60 to the pound sterling, New York once again offers terrific value for the UK holidaymaker and is well... (more) published 2012-06-08 20:41:19

ON TOUR: Routes Europe 2012 – Tallinn

Alison Chambers of Emerald Media reports Not since Tallinn played host to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002 has this stunning... (more) published 2012-06-03 08:57:41


The Boeing 767 has always been the dark horse of the Boeing aircraft line-up. Back in October 1982 Delta Air Lines (DL) received its first... (more) published 2012-05-27 11:56:54


Cautious optimism as Europe's business aviation fraternity starts to rebound The big aircraft orders of yesteryear may... (more) published 2012-05-19 17:04:11

FLYING AT THE FRONT END: Hong Kong Airlines from Gatwick

Will Hong Kong Airlines (HKA) succeed with a long haul Business Class only service from its home base to Gatwick inaugurated on 8 March... (more) published 2012-05-12 20:13:25

ON TOUR: World’s greatest commercial airliner

Last week Lufthansa, and Boeing, introduced to the media the all new 747-8 Intercontinental, the fourth incarnation of what is arguably the... (more) published 2012-05-06 09:13:44

ON TOUR: Warsaw

Poland, together with Ukraine will host the UEAFA Euro 2012 soccer competition that runs from 8 June until 1July 2012. The tournament... (more) published 2012-04-29 13:41:57

ON TOUR: Cardiff – Well worth a visit

The Welsh rugby team are very much on the up (Six Nations Champions 2011/2012) and so is their home city Cardiff. Even if you are not into... (more) published 2012-04-20 16:52:21

ON TOUR: A family holiday to Spain and Gibraltar

Sharon Ross reportsWe had friends who had just moved out to Gibraltar and thought this would be an excellent opportunity to check... (more) published 2012-04-12 16:19:13

ON TOUR: The magic that is Kerala

Regular readers will know that our roving reporter Jane Stanbury has been off to India. This is her report from deep down on the South... (more) published 2012-04-07 08:10:32

ON TOUR: Aircraft Interiors Expo

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2012 opened its doors on 27 March in Hamburg with more than 500 exhibitors from 30 countries participating and a... (more) published 2012-03-31 19:19:57

ON TOUR: New Doha International Airport

On Wednesday 12 December 2012 (12-12-12) it is very likely that the ruler of Qatar, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, will declare open New... (more) published 2012-03-25 18:01:31

FLYING AT THE FRONT END: Vietnam Airlines from Gatwick

In December 2011 Vietnam was linked for the first time with a non-stop air service to the United Kingdom. Vietnam Airlines, the national... (more) published 2012-03-17 18:59:23

ON TOUR: Experience a Jaguar

It is not very often that the Editor pulls rank on AERBT's distinguished Motoring Correspondent. Ted Wilkinson has been earning a... (more) published 2012-03-11 09:35:34

ON TOUR: Stuck at Heathrow – or thinking of a weekend break

Let's face it, if you are stuck at Heathrow for some reason for 24/48 hours nearby there is the world's greatest selection of... (more) published 2012-03-03 10:23:34

ON TOUR: London Southend truly reborn

Arguably Britain's oldest airport with scheduled operations (it became Royal Flying Corp Rochford in 1916) and during the 1960s the... (more) published 2012-02-25 11:09:28

ON TOUR: Fort Kochin – the gentle Indian introduction

Jane Stanbury has been off on her travels again. Italian travel writer Nicolas Conti famously said in the Middle Ages, "If... (more) published 2012-02-18 23:13:35

ON TOUR: The 18th Business Travel Show

It has moved about quite a bit from an initial home at Wembley, a tenure at Islington, then the unpopular Olympia, and now for the last... (more) published 2012-02-12 10:37:31

ON TOUR: The Business Travel Show Tuesday-Wednesday 7-8 February 2012

Business travel providers and organisers will this week be hotfooting it to Earls Court 2 for the annual Centaur-organised Business Travel... (more) published 2012-02-04 21:34:33

ON TOUR: Eating well at San Sebastian – In the Basque country

Jane Stanbury has been on her travels again, flying down from Heathrow to Bilbao, and thence by road to San Sebastian. It is... (more) published 2012-01-24 22:42:51

ON TOUR: The Maplin story

Airports in the Thames estuary are nothing new. They were headline news 40 years ago. David Hurst, these days an aviation consultant, was... (more) published 2012-01-21 09:03:06

ON TOUR: The Delta Airlines museum

Incorporated in last week's ON TOUR "Speedbird Centre", British Airways archive at Waterside, was a mention of... (more) published 2012-01-15 11:50:15

ON TOUR: British Airways historic Speedbird Centre reopens

The Speedbird Centre at British Airways Waterside headquarters has reopened after an extensive redevelopment programme. It is a... (more) published 2012-01-05 12:48:11

ON TOUR: Goodwood Revival 2011

With people's minds clearly set on 2012, and this the final motoring edition of AERBT before the turn of the year, it seemed a... (more) published 2011-12-05 16:23:45

ON TOUR: Collaboration, Co-operation and Competition

Our regular contributor Jane Stanbury has been off on her travels again, this time to Barcelona and the biggest incentive meetings... (more) published 2011-12-04 14:47:54

ON TOUR: The past, the present and the future of Dubai Airshow

Jane Stanbury has been on her travels again, this time to Dubai for the airshow. Here is her comprehensive report. Record... (more) published 2011-11-25 12:39:16

ON TOUR: Biggin Hill – The business airport for (South East) London

The name Biggin Hill is synonymous with the Royal Air Force and the Battle of Britain. In fact it has been around as an airfield for... (more) published 2011-11-20 20:34:16

ON TOUR: Best ever World Travel Market

There is still room for improvement (Paris hosted a very well organised opening day via a City Cruises Thames voyage to the show... (more) published 2011-11-13 17:26:43

ON TOUR: Future of Business Jets

Alison Chambers reports Europe boasts the second largest fleet of business aircraft in the world. In 2010 this comprised 4,000... (more) published 2011-11-06 15:44:49

ON TOUR: Christmas in Shakespeare Country

Before we know it the New Year holidays will be upon us and for many an extended break. This preview offers a whole host of... (more) published 2011-10-27 09:30:48

ON TOUR: New York - New York

Figures published by Hotel Price Index for the first six months of the year show that New York is still the favourite... (more) published 2011-10-22 15:20:46

ON TOUR: “To Fly to Serve” A new spirit at British Airways

When the Chief Executive of a major UK company takes time to come to a reception and welcome a visiting journalist you suddenly realise that... (more) published 2011-10-15 13:11:25

ON TOUR: The European regional’s gather in Rome

Alison Chambers reports "You are in Bern, you don't need to hurry," says Tomislav Lang, CEO of SkyWork Airlines,... (more) published 2011-10-02 12:35:51

ON TOUR: BGAD raises the Games at Cambridge

A jazz band, a big red London bus and gourmet cuisine were just some of the unique features of the Business and General Aviation Day (BGAD)... (more) published 2011-09-25 14:10:54

ON TOUR: Where is La Rioja?

Jane Stanbury reports The region of Rioja, in North East Spain and south of Bilbao, is renowned for its long heritage of wine... (more) published 2011-09-17 09:53:54

ON TOUR: Times Gone By – with Tony Hesketh-Gardener

Last week's ON TOUR article by Jo Bacon on the perils of travelling to and within the United States provoked an interesting... (more) published 2011-09-10 20:28:50

ON TOUR: A long day's journey into night by Jo Bacon

Jo Bacon is a translation expert (over 100 books), a member of the Guild of Food Writers and a regular traveller. She also tends to get... (more) published 2011-09-01 06:30:54

ON TOUR: Mallorca is a gastronomic heaven

Jane Stanbury reports Mallorca's sun is famed more for bronzing bodies, than for the crucial role it plays in cultivating a... (more) published 2011-08-28 14:39:13

ON TOUR: London Prepares

For the last fortnight or so the London area (and Weymouth) has hosted a series of events that will form part of the Olympic Games of 2012.... (more) published 2011-08-21 08:00:59

ON TOUR: With Pegasus Airlines to Tehran

NOTHING CHEAP AT PEGASUS EXCEPT THE PRICE Michael Bartlett, that Brother of the Anglican Order, ‘Oratory of the Good... (more) published 2011-08-14 21:41:21

ON TOUR: Edinburgh – Capital of Scotland

Not planned your summer break? With the holiday season in the UK now upon us, and the pound sterling weak even against the Euro, now is as... (more) published 2011-07-21 08:39:22

ON TOUR: Vigo – a town on the move

Jane Stanbury has been to Northern Spain from Heathrow. "You don't need an overcoat in Vigo," proclaims Abel... (more) published 2011-07-16 21:48:47

ON TOUR: Brooklands makes a comeback

Not since 1939 has Brooklands staged anything like it. What was once the home of British Motor Sport was lost with the outbreak of World... (more) published 2011-07-08 16:58:28

ON TOUR: SITA – The IT brains gather

Whilst the airlines of the world congregated in Paris a couple of weeks back to look at the hardware of the air transport business, the... (more) published 2011-07-02 19:19:42

ON TOUR: Business Travel Market 2011

Now established as a very serious part of the travel scene the annual two day Business Travel Market (BTM) at London Excel exhibition centre... (more) published 2011-06-26 17:09:26

ON TOUR: Editor Highjacked – Successful end to Lufthansa A380 crisis

Your Editor in Chief was honoured to be the only British journalist invited on Lufthansa's highly successful A380 inaugural from... (more) published 2011-06-18 15:02:55

ON TOUR: IATA’S AGM at Singapore

It was supposed to be just a normal IATA (International Air Transport Association) conference, if they are ever normal, but the 67th... (more) published 2011-06-08 21:42:25

ON TOUR: The Children’s Holocaust ‘Paperclip’ Memorial Museum

Whitwell Middle School Tennessee is the home of a remarkable project that from a small beginning has helped to educate a whole generation... (more) published 2011-06-04 23:20:40


Jane Stanbury and Alison Chambers of Emerald Media report: Figures from EBACE 2011 suggest that European business aviation has... (more) published 2011-05-28 21:18:46

ON TOUR: I know that I am mad – but harmless

Michael Bartlett, or Brother Bartlett, as is his official title, has set yet another world travel record. A member of the Oratory of... (more) published 2011-05-20 14:35:01

ON TOUR: HMS Belfast

London's Southbank, the historical Bermondsey, used to be a pretty rundown area of former wharfs and warehouses. Severely bombed during... (more) published 2011-05-14 22:50:52

ON TOUR: London City Airport nearly 30 years on

If you have not had reason to travel through London City Airport (LCY) in recent times the place in many ways is unrecognisable. A facelift... (more) published 2011-05-08 19:43:39

ON TOUR: Astana - Capital of Kazakhstan

Malcolm Ginsberg reportsAstana is one of the world's most astonishing cities. Whilst it was officially founded in 1824, and... (more) published 2011-05-01 11:24:35

ON TOUR: Europe’s regional airlines meet in Malta

Alison Chambers reports Some 160 delegates from the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) gathered in sunny Valetta (Malta)... (more) published 2011-04-23 07:54:58

ON TOUR: Egypt and the Jews – plus an update

Some thoughts of a travel writer by Malcolm Ginsberg As it gets dark this evening (Monday 18 April) Jewish families all over the... (more) published 2011-04-17 13:31:05

ON TOUR: Aircraft Interiors Expo Hamburg

Premium Economy is here to stay, seats may have reached the limit of their ‘thinness' and the IFE (in-flight entertainment)... (more) published 2011-04-10 19:30:29

ON TOUR: ITB shows optimism, positivity and an electronic future for travel

Jane Stanbury of Emerald Media reports for AERBT More than 170,000 visitors, 11,000 exhibitors, and over 7,000... (more) published 2011-04-01 16:05:34

ON TOUR: Oahu - The main island of the Federal US State of Hawaii

Hawaii may seem a long way from the United Kingdom, but in air travel time it is not as far as Australia, which is in total around 25 hours... (more) published 2011-03-24 18:11:51

ON TOUR: Battle of Britain Exhibition at Brooklands Museum

The role of Brooklands in the Battle of Britain is celebrated in a new exhibition at the Brooklands Museum which will run through the summer... (more) published 2011-03-19 08:36:51

ON TOUR: Toronto plus Porter Airlines

Jane Stanbury has been off to Canada in the Winter as has Chris Cain who reports on Porter AirlinesPickering, Whitby, Bradford,... (more) published 2011-03-12 17:06:35

ON TOUR: Israel and the Galilee

It is true that the Scots over the centuries have explored just about every point on earth and one is never surprised to come across a... (more) published 2011-02-28 16:11:01

ON TOUR: Ash in Europe

This fascinating report is by Ian Sheppard, MRAeS, aerospace journalist and Managing Editor of Regional International, the journal... (more) published 2011-02-24 22:02:17

ON TOUR: The World's Quirkiest Museums

A survey by Virgin Atlantic has revealed that sightseeing and experiencing culture are the most popular activities for Brits when... (more) published 2011-02-19 17:53:03

ON TOUR: The Future of the New York Region

Chris Cain reports Just a week after Mayor Boris Johnson published his report on the need for additional airport capacity to... (more) published 2011-02-13 11:36:12

ON TOUR: Northolt revisited

Last week's COMMENT "Is Northolt the answer?" produced a record postbag (if that is the right term in this... (more) published 2011-02-05 10:05:42

ON TOUR: Transport Times Conference

Last Wednesday Junior Transport Minister Theresa Villiers led off a thoroughly interesting Transport Times air transport conference at... (more) published 2011-01-29 12:25:51

ON TOUR: Florence

The introduction last week of a daily (except Saturday) service by CityJet to Florence from London City Airport is expected to open up... (more) published 2011-01-23 09:36:11

ON TOUR: Arik Air of Nigeria

Arik is an airline name that you will not be familiar with unless you come from Nigeria or have a need to go the that country. But you ought... (more) published 2011-01-15 09:22:06

ON TOUR: You can still fly across the water

How quickly we have forgotten that before the advent of Eurostar in November 1994 the best alternative way across the English Channel was... (more) published 2011-01-03 22:42:58

ON TOUR: Paris Disneyland

If you are thinking of a family trip next spring or summer Disneyland Paris is to be highly recommended. Yes it is in one sense very... (more) published 2010-12-16 15:29:45

ON TOUR: The Galapagos Islands

Last week AERBT reported on Ecuador and that remarkable country's leap in the 21st century. 500 miles off the coast are... (more) published 2010-12-08 09:04:55

ON TOUR: Ecuador "The centre of the earth"

What does the name Ecuador mean and where are the Galapagos? The translation of Ecuador in simple terms means "the centre of the... (more) published 2010-11-30 11:17:44

ON TOUR: Is There a Future for Business Jets?

"Is there a future for Business Jets?" posed Edwin Brenninkmeyer, CEO of Oriens Advisors during the final panel of... (more) published 2010-11-26 19:58:04

ON TOUR: Seville

Magnificent, fiery and festive Seville, Spain's city of superlativesJane Stanbury reports "Baile... (more) published 2010-11-20 11:14:27

ON TOUR: World Travel Market

WTM opening day reveals cautious optimism of travel industry World Travel Market (WTM), now well established at... (more) published 2010-11-12 16:54:03

ON TOUR: Innovation shines at NBAA

Alison Chambers reports for AERBT Atlanta, Georgia, is the world's busiest airport hub. Home to Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola,... (more) published 2010-11-04 09:25:07

ON TOUR: The European regional airlines meet in Barcelona

With Mike Ambrose ON THE SOAPBOX this week we have held back our report on the ERA AGM which took place 22-24 September. As more... (more) published 2010-10-29 16:42:50

ON TOUR: The top vegetarian destinations

Recent trends show that a vegetarian diet is continuing to become more popular, with many choosing the diet for environmental as well as... (more) published 2010-10-23 22:29:23

ON TOUR Vancouver International Airport

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ON TOUR World Low Cost Airline Congress

Heathrow's sparkling new Soiftel Hotel at Terminal 5 was the venue for the recent 2010 World Low Cost Airline Congress. The layout was... (more) published 2010-10-09 19:05:25

ON TOUR: Light Jets Europe

Edwin Brenninkmeyer, CEO of UK-based Oriens Advisors is a busy man. Not only has he held forth as AERBT's ON THE SOAPBOX luminary for... (more) published 2010-10-01 22:34:29

ON TOUR: Routes Worldwide 2010

A Retrospective on the 16th Worldwide Routes Conference from Vancouver. Chris Cain reports. The 16th annual Routes Worldwide... (more) published 2010-09-25 09:31:52

ON TOUR: Kazakhstan and Air Astana

Peter Foster, President of Air Astana, was the forthright and entertaining speaker at the Aviation Club in London last week. Prior... (more) published 2010-09-19 15:55:30

ON TOUR: The Goodwood Revival Meeting

The Goodwood Revival motoring event, which begins next Friday (17 September), now ranks second only to the British Grand Prix at... (more) published 2010-09-08 17:18:10

ON TOUR: Saigon (or officially Ho Chi Minh City)

What does Ho Chi Minh City mean to you? Do not be muddled up with Hanoi, 1,000 miles to the north and the capital of the People's... (more) published 2010-09-05 17:54:46

ON TOUR: Okinawa

What does the name Okinawa mean to the average Brit or European? Probably very little except it is something to do with Japan. For an... (more) published 2010-08-27 07:20:15

ON TOUR: Macau

If you are on a visit to Hong Kong for business and/or pleasure, Macau, one hour away across the Pearl River Delta to the south west,... (more) published 2010-08-21 14:01:25

ON TOUR: American business travellers meet

The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) claimed to be the world's premiere resource for corporate travel professionals... (more) published 2010-08-14 08:45:28

ON TOUR: Steam engine Tornado and a Brunel day out

Those in the airline business are always worried by what is called ‘range and performance', meaning how far will the aircraft... (more) published 2010-08-07 17:19:12

ON TOUR: The holiday season

With the holiday season in full swing, Samsonite in the UK have put their 100 years of travel knowledge into a handy packing guide... (more) published 2010-07-30 22:07:00

ON TOUR: The Farnborough Air Show 2010

£31bn of orders and 120,000 trade attendance It is impossible to compare one air show with another. In truth it is a... (more) published 2010-07-25 14:46:17

ON TOUR: A Farnborough preview

Whether Farnborough, or its Paris equivalent at Le Bourget, is the world's number one Airshow is really neither here nor there. They... (more) published 2010-07-12 09:37:47

ON TOUR: Around the World with Shangri-La

What does the term Shangri-La mean to the average business traveller? It probably equates to a top grade 5-star hotel group mostly to be... (more) published 2010-07-10 17:37:01

ON TOUR: Air Asia X

Air Asia X is probably the world's first long haul ‘low cost' airline. In a practical sense it is a development of the... (more) published 2010-07-02 08:02:28

ON TOUR: Glorious Goodwood

A PREVIEW OF THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED Thursday 1 July until Sunday 4 July In the 1930s... (more) published 2010-06-25 10:45:39

ON TOUR: Business Travel Market + Willie Walsh

Last week's second Business Travel Market has established the June date as a must for European corporate transport buyers. The location... (more) published 2010-06-19 17:52:01

ON TOUR: The aviation leaders gather in Berlin

The presence of one individual dominated the annual gathering of world air transport leaders in Berlin last week at IATA, a surprise... (more) published 2010-06-11 18:50:48


The Sultanate of Oman is situated on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the... (more) published 2010-06-04 18:18:01

ON TOUR: Aircraft Interiors Show Hamburg

Alison Chambers has visited the World's most important aircraft cabin services exhibition. This is what you may experience in... (more) published 2010-05-28 22:10:21

ON TOUR: Almaty

Terry Spruce reportsAlmaty (previously Alma Ata) is 7.5 flying hours from London, about the same as New York, but to the east.... (more) published 2010-05-23 08:56:09

ON TOUR: The exclusive flyers meet at Geneva

"Optimism" was the key word at EBACE, Europe's premier business aviation show, as industry players gathered to celebrate its... (more) published 2010-05-15 21:07:28

ON TOUR: The Eritrea Steam Railway

Vernon Murphy reports The railway folk seem to be infiltrating into air transport with Andrew Adonis (as we... (more) published 2010-05-07 17:15:25

ON TOUR Rizon Jet

Rizon Jet are a Qatari executive jet company that are currently building a new executive jet complex at Biggin Hill Airport. Rizon Jet... (more) published 2010-04-27 10:21:14

ON TOUR Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club

This four star hotel is situated in 200 acres of tranquil Manx countryside. The hotel is located between the Ronaldsway Airport and... (more) published 2010-04-20 21:52:19

ON TOUR London Oxford

On Friday 16th April an invite was accepted from London Oxford Airport for a pre-EBACE briefing from the airport management and the other... (more) published 2010-04-12 10:54:01

ON TOUR: Absolute Sanctuary Thailand

Your Editor-in-Chief is on his way to Bangkok even as this issue of AERBT hits cyberspace and therefore if Thailand gains exceptional... (more) published 2010-04-07 22:43:52

ON TOUR: Transport Times Conference

Behind France, Germany, Korea, China and possibly the US, it seems a decade late, the UK is joining the 21st Century's railways. With... (more) published 2010-04-02 16:20:30

ON TOUR: Business Aviation

RAF Northolt is London's oldest airport with Croydon and Hendon gone and Gatwick somewhat moved and upgraded. Its use for the second... (more) published 2010-03-26 09:10:14

ON TOUR: MSC Magnifica

MSC launched their latest mid-size cruise liner, Magnifica, with an extravagant two-night party at Southampton in late... (more) published 2010-03-20 22:08:56

ON TOUR: Baboo. It is the name of an airline

Is the name of an airline (or indeed any other product) that important? One of the most successful British carriers in the nineteen... (more) published 2010-03-12 08:35:24

ON TOUR: The Embraer Phenomenal

Jeremy Clarkson eat your heart out. I've been trying out a means of executive travel that is quicker, maybe in the long run cheaper and... (more) published 2010-03-05 22:20:27

ON TOUR: Sri Lanka

Our roving reporter Jane Stanbury has been east to a wonderful island now returning to peace. Sri Lanka... (more) published 2010-02-22 13:19:12

ON TOUR: Testing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Through the good offices of Boeing we are able to reproduce the following article from the distinguished American publication Aviation... (more) published 2010-02-16 08:16:51

ON TOUR: Singapore Air Show

It was bound to happen considering the global economic outlook but the 2010 Singapore Air Show must be recorded as one of the quietest on... (more) published 2010-02-13 16:08:33

ON TOUR: Low cost thrives in Asia

Tony Harrington runs Asia Pacific Public Relations Pty Ltd based in Brisbane Australia. A former journalist he reports on the Low Cost... (more) published 2010-02-05 16:33:57

ON TOUR: Bahrain International Air Show

Following initial scepticism the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow, held at the Sakhir air base, has proved to be a resounding... (more) published 2010-01-29 16:07:28

ON TOUR: Florence

Florence is one of those places that ought to be a requirement to visit at least once in a lifetime. Many go back numerous times. It is... (more) published 2010-01-23 09:33:18

ON TOUR: A short break in Israel

2009 was a record year for travel between Israel and the United Kingdom. Whether this high record of tourism will continue in 2010... (more) published 2010-01-16 12:00:47

ON TOUR: Heathrow Terminal 6 or the third runway debate

Just before the holiday break there were two significant announcements regarding what many agree is the major transport project of the next... (more) published 2010-01-08 10:46:50

ON TOUR: The Bahrain Airshow 2010

The Middle East region has witnessed unprecedented growth within the commercial and private aviation sectors over the past decade and this... (more) published 2009-12-19 17:14:20

ON TOUR: International Luxury Travel Market

Hanging over the entrance to the 2009 International Luxury Travel Market swayed an enormous banner proclaiming "Definitely... (more) published 2009-12-13 09:47:36

ON TOUR: Tenerife

Thirty years ago Tenerife, and indeed all the Canary Islands, were the popular winter sunshine holiday destinations from the United Kingdom.... (more) published 2009-12-05 17:13:39


So you fancy a trip to Rome. From the UK it is very easy with a variety of airports linked to the "Eternal City". Once you... (more) published 2009-11-28 12:41:52

ON TOUR: The Dubai International Aerospace Show

Word and pictures by Eryl Crump:It is amazing to be reminded but last week's Dubai Airshow was the 11th in the biennial series... (more) published 2009-11-20 20:27:16

ON TOUR: World Travel Market

In spite of the gloom enveloping the world's airlines, especially the less efficient ones, World Travel Market (WTM) has successfully... (more) published 2009-11-14 09:07:42

ON TOUR: Supersonic private jets

"Is Mach 1.6 good enough," questioned Oscar Garcia, Chairman of US-based InterFlight Global speaking about supersonic business jet... (more) published 2009-11-08 11:49:45

ON TOUR: The Peak District (Part 2)

The Peak District, often called the Derbyshire Peaks, is a huge area in central and northern England, lying mainly in northern... (more) published 2009-11-01 20:34:16

ON TOUR: South Wales and the Brecon Beacons

If you think times are hard, think again. Life for the mining community was brutal 150 years ago. Until 1840, prior to a House of... (more) published 2009-10-22 07:25:49


There was a blend of the old (tried and trusted) and the new at the recent European Regions Airline Association's annual meeting in... (more) published 2009-10-16 21:42:50

ON TOUR: ABTA Travel Conference

Jane Stanbury reports:"We're at the beginning of the end," declared Norman Lamont, former Chancellor of the Exchequer.... (more) published 2009-10-09 17:23:07

ON TOUR: The low cost airlines gather

Alison Chambers reports from Barcelona. The talk at last week's World Low Cost Airlines Congress in Barcelona was... (more) published 2009-10-02 07:49:00

ON TOUR: Entry Level Jets

The entry level jets have arrived (ELJ). Forget the term VLJ (very light jets). This description does not go down well with banks and... (more) published 2009-09-25 20:01:44

ON TOUR: Gibraltar

Since this is a cruise issue it did seem a good idea to also include an ON TOUR which highlighted a destination accessible from not only... (more) published 2009-09-17 08:02:10

ON TOUR: Asian Aerospace 2009

The international aerospace circus moved to Hong Kong last week in a clear demonstration that in spite of the most serious industry... (more) published 2009-09-11 18:24:25

ON TOUR: The Road to Morocco

"'We certainly do get around. Like Webster's Dictionary we're Morocco bound." That was Bing Crosby singing in 1942.... (more) published 2009-09-04 23:23:27


Lockerbie burst back on to the headlines once again on the evening of Wednesday 12 August as the BBC broke an exclusive story of the... (more) published 2009-08-27 17:49:00

ON TOUR: Malaga the gateway to the Costa del Sol

The Brits have been going through Malaga for the last 40 years since the introduction of the airborne package holiday. Normally it is no... (more) published 2009-08-23 22:44:21

ON TOUR: The Peak District - Part 1

The Peak District, often called the Derbyshire Peaks, is a huge area in central and northern England, lying mainly in northern Derbyshire,... (more) published 2009-08-11 14:15:25

ON TOUR: St Petersburg to Moscow on the inland waterways

St Petersburg to Moscow (and visa versa) on the inland waterways of Russia continues to be popular in spite of the difficulties placed in... (more) published 2009-08-05 12:22:58

ON TOUR: The Olympics - Three years to go

In just three years time the London Olympics will be opened. The winning of the 30th Olympiad is probably the best thing that has... (more) published 2009-07-31 15:12:42

ON TOUR: Moscow

Moscow has been the capital of Russia on and off for one thousand years. For the last three centuries it has competed for the title with... (more) published 2009-07-25 11:27:07

ON TOUR Jordan

Marcelle Nethersole and Alan Peaford from the new Arabian Aerospace magazine ( visited Jordan last... (more) published 2009-07-17 22:58:56

ON TOUR: The Cotswolds

As a base for a weekend break, or longer, the Cotswolds and Gloucester could not be bettered. That is if you like glorious rolling... (more) published 2009-07-11 09:38:14

ON TOUR: St Petersburg

There is one truly European city that is still not within the scope of the budget airlines and is poorly supported, by which I mean only... (more) published 2009-07-03 16:00:06

ON TOUR: Taking your baby to America

Sharon Ross our editorial assistant reportsLet's face it when you take a 20-month old toddler on a holiday / work trip, it is... (more) published 2009-06-27 17:20:29

ON TOUR: The Paris Air Show

Alison Chambers and Malcolm Ginsberg struggled through the rain and wind to bring you this report. The Monday was particularly gloomy in... (more) published 2009-06-21 18:36:31

ON TOUR: Belfast

Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland, it was granted city status by Queen Victoria in 1888. The city has been a key part of the... (more) published 2009-06-13 11:43:51

ON TOUR: Luxembourg blink and you'll miss it

It seemed to be the standing joke about Luxembourg, because it was so small that if you did blink you would miss the country. However, the... (more) published 2009-06-04 19:38:01

ON TOUR: Mallorca - plenty of flights

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands with 350 miles of coastline and just over 1350 square miles of land. Originally it was a... (more) published 2009-05-29 22:20:49

ON TOUR: Accra, Ghana

David Hurst is a aviation consultant and sometime journalist. Here he reports on Ghana the former British West African colony which... (more) published 2009-05-22 20:55:40

ON TOUR: EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition)

Alison Chambers reportsThe perception of business aviation as a luxury form of transport must be quashed. That was the message that... (more) published 2009-05-17 15:24:21

ON TOUR: EBACE opens today in Geneva

In spite of the gloom the annual EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) opens today (Monday 11 May) in Geneva. Star... (more) published 2009-05-10 09:49:18

ON TOUR: Oxford Airport makes a comeback

Oxford Airport was established in 1935 at a time when enlightened municipalities were realising that the aeroplane was here to stay. In... (more) published 2009-05-02 10:54:01

ON TOUR: Chicago

Chicago has a reputation. Whether it be "The Windy City", or the home of gangsters and their molls, it is noteworthy.Let us deal... (more) published 2009-04-25 13:55:13

ON TOUR: The Iguassu Falls

We live in a day and age where even the world's most far flung capitals are within 24 hours flying time and just one stop from... (more) published 2009-04-13 21:39:28