News

A Tale of Two Tiers

As the Government announced the latest Tiers in England after the lockdown, theatres around the country had to re-consider their plans for Christmas theatre productions, particularly as regulations have tightened for both Tiers 2 and 3. Fiona Horan finds out more. Good News Theatre Royal Plymouth, in Tier 2 like much of the country, is

Continue Reading →

Daish’s Holidays acquires Robinsons

Daish’s Holidays has confirmed the acquisition of Robinsons Holidays, expanding its current portfolio to 12 hotels, located in 10 popular tourist destinations across the UK. As part of the acquisition, the UK break specialist has welcomed the Imperial Hotel in Eastbourne and the Abbey Lawn Hotel in Torquay to the Daish’s group. In addition, Daish’s

Continue Reading →

Christmas Markets and Festive Thrills

GTO’s Fiona Horan has taken another look at what’s on this Christmas, as the situation changes by the hour … It’s bad news for Christmas Markets and better news for Christmas lights and theatre. Christmas Markets The desire of both the Government and the devolved administrations to discourage travel and gatherings in November and December

Continue Reading →

Final touchdown for historic 747

Cotswold Airport will be the permanent home to an iconic British Airways 747 aircraft for locals and visitors to enjoy. The Boeing 747, registration G-CIVB, will be permanently retired at Cotswold Airport, near Kemble in Gloucestershire. The aircraft is painted in the unique Negus livery which adorned British Airways planes in the 1970s and 1980s.

Continue Reading →

Leonardslee delights in Autumn (- and is open during lockdown!)

Group travel organisers from across the UK recently visited Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens in West Sussex for a preview of the estate’s 2021 programme. Described as ‘the finest woodland gardens in England’, the estate is renowned internationally for its year-round seasonal display of colours. The gardens can be found south of Crawley, between Haywards Heath

Continue Reading →

English Lockdown: your questions answered

Kurt Janson from the Tourism Alliance has shared with us the answers to some questions posed to the DCMS about aspects of England’s second lockdown – especially pertaining to holiday-makers and outdoor attractions. Q. Can the outdoor elements of botanical gardens be open, even if the indoor parts (hot houses etc) are closed? A. Yes.

Continue Reading →

Back to Square One for England

It’s back to square one for England as a second national lockdown is announced. England will enter a national lockdown for a month, from 12am on Thursday 5th November and ending on Wednesday 2nd December. Everyone in England must stay at home as much as possible. The exclusions to this are: For education; For work, if you

Continue Reading →

Christmas at the theatre is back on the menu

In recent days the outlook for festive theatre has dramatically improved, with Government and Lottery funding allowing many venues to re-open their doors for the first time since March. Fiona Horan gives you a round-up of some of the best Christmas shows that have been announced so far – with probably still more to come!

Continue Reading →

Geoff makes his first cliffhanger for us

We’re delighted to welcome our new video content contributor Geoff Moore to the GTO team, and to present his first two items. Geoff has been out and about reporting on two cliffhanger stories! Cliff Camping in Dorset “When this company leaves its customers ‘hanging on’, believe me, they really mean it!” Geoff told us, on

Continue Reading →

The (Christmas) show must go on: some good news!

The London Christmas experience has been given a boost in this dismal year, says GTO Editor Fiona Horan, by the announcement of the return of several more festive favourites to join those included in my original article in late September. A Christmas Carol The Dominion Theatre, near Tottenham Court Road tube station, has announced that

Continue Reading →

← Previous Page