Stories: Hotels

Manchester hotel a quirky charmer

Steve McKenna

STEVE McKENNA checks in to a new chain hotel with character

Podcast: The Pod Well Travelled Episode 4

William Yeoman

Australia's bush fire crisis and the Federal government's $76 million tourism recovery package throw into relief the relationship between caring for our unique flora and fauna and maintaining an industry central to helping sustain and promote them. In our latest podcast, Will Yeoman talks to Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield about Australia's "brand" in a competitive international tourism market. They also discuss overrated holiday destinations, travelling vicariously through telling stories, the rise of the holiday selfie and more...

A brush with Japanese calligraphy

William Yeoman

WILLIAM YEOMAN will be leading a not-to-be-missed West Travel Club tour to Japan in November, taking in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Nara (details below). Here, he describes his first brush with Japanese calligraphy, woodblock-printing and manga

Boutique beauty

Steve McKenna

STEVE McKENNA checks out one of the Square Mile’s newest boutique offerings

Podcast: The Pod Well Travelled Episode 1

William Yeoman

In their first podcast for 2020, Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield and his team look ahead to a New Year packed with stories, tours, events, workshops and more

Crete, island of Zeus’ jewels

Ray Wilson

A tiny village is the perfect base to explore Crete’s beaches and gorges, finds RAY WILSON

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