Tourism and travel

Tourism and travel

15 January 2009

India’s ‘festival of
first-time fliers’

As British eco-activists fly into a fury over the Third Runway, millions of Indians are exploring the skies on cheap flights.

9 December 2008

Class hatred at Stansted Airport

Posh Plane Stupid insists that it is not picking on poor people. So why is it so madly obsessed with cheap flights?

22 September 2008

A welcome break from
the doom-and-gloom

Despite the demise of holiday firm XL and money troubles at Alitalia, the desire to travel remains as strong as ever.

13 August 2008

Sun, sea, sand and snobbery

Ignore the shrill headlines about badly-behaved British tourists: the overwhelming majority have a great time overseas.

27 May 2008

A Kamikaze attack on manmade flight

A new exhibition charts the history of aviation from the suicidal Pioneer Age to the bold Jet Age to the drab ‘Eco Age’.

3 April 2008

The party’s over in India’s capital of fun

Sadhvi Sharma, a long-time vistor to Goa, reports on how the seaside resort has been remade as a mini police-state following the tragic murder of a British teenager.

24 August 2007

Ecotourism: holier-than-thou holidays

Ecotourist jaunts might make green-leaning holidaymakers feel warm and moist, but they do little to help Third World communities. In fact, ecotourism is a trap for the world’s poor.

16 August 2007

Let us celebrate the freedom of flight

There’s more to manmade flight than the spewing of CO2 molecules: flying is liberating and enlightening, and that’s why millions of us do it.

22 March 2007

Air travel: the skies, the limits

If poor people have less opportunity to fly, then surely the answer is to tackle poverty rather than to limit other people's travel.

9 February 2006

Flight pledge: Grounding passengers

Who wants to sign an agreement to limit the number of flights we take a year?