Tourism and travel

Tourism and travel

8 August 2017

Barcelona and the scapegoating of tourists

#TouristsGoHome is not radical – it’s nasty, conservative and divisive.

26 August 2016

In defence of jury service

In an age beholden to experts, jury service reminds us of the importance of common sense.

8 October 2015

Reclaiming travel... from the snobs

Why have holidays become a marker of people’s virtue?

14 July 2015

The pretentious nihilism of Plane Stupid

They pose as radicals, but actually are the worst kind of elitists.

14 July 2015

Plane Stupid: return of the snobs

Air travel always brings out greens' anti-masses prejudices.

19 March 2014

MH370: conspiracy theorists adore a vacuum

The endless speculation about that Malaysian plane is doing no one any favours.

17 April 2012

The snobbery of the anti-Titanic crew

The only thing more absurd than the recent outbreak of Titanic mania is the anti-Titanic tut-tutting.

23 January 2012

Riding the waves of a cruise crash

Dominic Standish reports from Italy on how anti-ship agitators are milking the Concordia tragedy.

17 January 2012

Costa Concordia: a vessel for anti-consumerist angst

Some observers are tastelessly leaping on board the sunken ship to pontificate about the decadence and folly of big, brassy cruise-liners.