Key Quotes - Travel/Tourism

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Last update: Monday 23rd September
 
Nearly two-fifth of holidaymakers going abroad this summer do not have travel insurance for their trip, a survey has found. Some 38% of people planning to go overseas have not yet arranged travel insurance, according to Abta.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 22 May 2019
 
Rail fares have increased by an average of 3.1%, despite punctuality reaching a 13-year low. The cost of many rail season tickets rose by more than £100 due to the annual price hike today. One in seven trains were delayed by at least five minutes in the past 12 months as a series of major issues have plagued the railway. Press Association analysis of historical data revealed this is the worst performance since September 2005.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel, 2 January 2019
 
Almost half of the UK’s National Cycle Network is in a poor or very poor condition, according to new research. High-speed vehicles, too many barriers and unstable surfaces were among the faults found on the 16,500-mile network of paths and on-road cycling and walking routes. Independent analysis commissioned by transport charity Sustrans classified the condition of 42% of it as “very poor” and 4% as “poor”.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel – 12th November 2018
 
Public transport campaigners have warned that “buses are in crisis” after new analysis showed journeys are at their lowest point since 2006. Latest Department for Transport figures show 1.2 billion between July and September 2008. The 10% reduction in journeys since then has coincided with a 55% increase in average fares.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel – 15th October 2018
 
The UK will beat a major tourism target two years early, VisitBritian has claimed. Forty million annual inbound visits were expected to be recorded by 2020, but a total of 40.9 million will be achieved in 2018, according to the tourism organisation. These visitors are expected to boost the economy by spending £26.3 billion.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 9 October 2018
 
Drivers who break down on more than 5,000 miles of Britain’s roads cannot call for help because there is no mobile phone coverage, according to a new study. Some 5,540 miles of road – 2 per cent of all roads – do not have coverage for calls from any of the UK’s four mobile networks, the RAC Foundation found. Motorists who also rely on their smartphones to access the internet for route planning could get into difficult on the 5,452 miles of road without 3G.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel – 10th September 2018
 
Britons are missing out on savings worth millions of pounds by booking train tickets for summer trips at the last minute, according to new analysis. A total of £4.5 million could have been saved by passengers who did not buy cheaper advance fares for journeys taking place between July 23 and August 31 last year, data released by ticket-selling app Trainline revealed.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 26th July 2018
 
Romanian has become the second most common non-British nationality in the UK, figures show. The number of Romanian nationals living in the UK in 2017 was estimated to be 411,000 – a jump of 25% on the previous years, and the largest increase for any country.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 25 May 2018
 
Seaside towns dominate a list of the top areas of the UK for personal insolvencies, a study shows. The Isle of Wight, Great Yarmouth, Scarborough, Whitby and Torquay were said to be struggling to recover from decades of decline in coastal industries and the growth of overseas holidays.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 26th March 2018
 
A survey by travel site Travelzoo found that 30 per cent of UK travellers now rate the general safety and security of a destination as the most important factor when deciding where to holiday.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel – July 19th 2016
 
Liberal Democrat John Hemming is lobbying to reduce or suspend airport passenger duty at peak travel times to make family holidays more affordable. A debate took place in Westminster Hall after an e-petition on the issue received 166,229 signatures. The Government said international demand at peak times meant high prices. The petition says: Family time is so much more essential in the current working world, but so many people can’t afford holidays in school holidays.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel, February 25, 2014
 
The group behind a Creationist Museum in Kentucky has said it is now starting to build a new theme park based around a 510ft replica of Noah’s Ark. The park would also feature a Tower of Babel and a theme park ride through the ten plagues of Egypt.
Travel/TourismThe Independent 28 February 2014, via Bible Society
 
The full damage the controversial HS2 rail project will do to the countryside is disclosed today. More than 100 of Britain's most important wildlife habitats and dozens of ancient woodlands will be directly affected by the proposed high speed rail link between London and the North. Official documents also disclose that hundreds of acres of green-belt land will be lost and more than 1,000 buildings are to be demolished.
Travel/TourismSunday Telegraph 21.07.2013
 
Parking fines could almost double after a minister said charges were now so low they no longer act as a deterrent. Transport minister Norman Baker is considering raising the amount councils can charge for parking illegally - currently capped at £70 outside London. The Liberal Democrat is con¬cerned that the penalty is failing to keep pace with fines in the capital, where the maximum is £130…Councils make £400 million a year in profit on parking fines, which they are legally bound to spend on trans¬port projects. But they are campaigning to have this restriction lifted - which is why they are asking for the right to increase charges.
Travel/TourismDaily Mail 19.07.13
 
Motorists who put lives at risk by sending text messages at the wheel are to face tougher penalties. Fines will be increased by 50 per cent to £90, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin indicated yesterday. However critics said the higher penalty has to be backed up by tougher enforcement as texting by drivers is now rife. Announcing the crackdown, Mr McLoughlin admitted he had used a mobile phone to make calls while driving, although he would not do so now. But he found it 'unbelievable' that motorists risk a fatal accident by texting, tweeting or using Facebook at the wheel - more distracting than being over the drink-drive limit.
Travel/TourismDaily Mail 09.05.2013
 
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