Animal magic?: Born Free to help the trade get tough on animal attractions

This article first appeared in TTG (Travel Trade Gazette)

Pic: Born Free Foundation
Pic: Born Free Foundation

Abta has teamed up with the Born Free Foundation to create new global guidelines on animal welfare in tourist attractions. Pippa Jacks finds out more 

Britain is often described as being “a nation of animal lovers”, and it would seem animals form as important a part of our holidays overseas as our pet dogs and cats do of our lives here in the UK.

According to Abta… Continue reading

Sustrans, the NCN and a big day out for the Golden Chariot


Having cycled 34 miles last weekend without even meaning to (after getting rather lost in-between Richmond and Wimbledon), we decided that this weekend we’d try to cycle even further.

Intending to stray outside the M25 for the first time, I invested in a proper National Cycle Network map of Central Sussex and South Surrey, and planned a route from Redhill train station, near Reigate, down to Brighton: a not-too-shabby 37 miles in all… Continue reading