Articles: Travel

Dig It! Lost Gardens of Heligan & Eden project (10 July 2017)

Dig It! Lost Gardens of Heligan & Eden project (10 July 2017)

Dig It!

The holidays are here, and if you are lucky enough to be spending some of your holiday time in Cornwall, then get yourself to the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.    

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Plane Talk - Byebye birdy

Plane Talk - Byebye birdy

Plane Talk

AKA "Birds vs Planes"

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Plane Talk - What happens if I lose my passport mid-flight?

Plane Talk - What happens if I lose my passport mid-flight?

Plane Talk

What happens if a passenger was to lose their passport mid-flight or in transit? Sound ridiculous? Well Katt actually has some first-hand experience of this, but she fully admits it was a p...

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Plane Talk - What is Timatic and can I use it?

Plane Talk - What is Timatic and can I use it?

Plane Talk

Timatic is a database containing cross border passenger documentation requirements. Timatic is an abreviation for Travel Information Manual Automatic and is used by airlines to determine whether...

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Plane Talk - I was ONLY 2 minutes late!! Why won't you let me on the plane?

Plane Talk - I was ONLY 2 minutes late!! Why won't you let me on the plane?

Plane Talk

This week Chaitan Jain from IATA explains why they won't open the gate back up, even if you're just 2 minutes late. He also bursts into song...

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Marcel Jean - Artistic Director, Annecy Animation Film Festival

Marcel Jean - Artistic Director, Annecy Animation Film Festival

Mid Morning Mix

Podcast photo: Marcel Jean ©  G Piel   The city of Annecy is animated this week, literally. The little city in neighbouring France bursts into bustling action with the tens ...

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Sky's the Limit: Palma (9 June 2017)

Sky's the Limit: Palma (9 June 2017)

The Sky’s the Limit

On this week's Sky's the Limit, Amanda visits the island of Palma - which offers more than meets the eye. 

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Sky's the Limit: 5 Must Dos in Lyon, France

Sky's the Limit: 5 Must Dos in Lyon, France

The Sky’s the Limit

Amanda goes to France's second city, renowned for its cuisine and architecture - Lyon.

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Sky's the Limit: 5 Must Dos in Figari, Corsica

Sky's the Limit: 5 Must Dos in Figari, Corsica

The Sky’s the Limit

This week Amanda travels to the bay of Figari in Corsica.

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Plane Talk - Keep those mozzies off my plane!

Plane Talk - Keep those mozzies off my plane!

Plane Talk

Have you ever wondered about the measures that airport staff and cabin crew take to keep little critters sneaking on the planes that we're travelling on? "Disinsection" is the prop...

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Plane Talk - And the prize for the busiest airport in the world goes to...

Plane Talk - And the prize for the busiest airport in the world goes to...

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain from IATA joins us in the studio again. We talked about the top markets for passenger markets. Now we're talking about the most frequented airports...

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Sky's the Limit: the top 5 must-dos in Dubrovnik

Sky's the Limit: the top 5 must-dos in Dubrovnik

The Sky’s the Limit

On this week's Sky's the Limit, Amanda travels to the jewel of the Adriatic coast - Dubrovnik

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Hester on the Mid Morning Mix

Hester on the Mid Morning Mix

Dig It!

  Hester joins Katt on the Mid Morning Mix with a bag of salad!  Our very own Dig It! presenter also brings with her tickets to the Iris Gardens at the Château de Vullier...

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Juliana Buhring - This Road I Ride

Juliana Buhring - This Road I Ride

Mid Morning Mix

Juliana Buhring holds the Guinness World Record for solo unsupported round-the-world by bike. She wrote a book about the experience called This Road I Ride and will be signing copies of t...

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Plane Talk - Where air travel demand is at its highest

Plane Talk - Where air travel demand is at its highest

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain, from IATA, is a lover of statistics. This week he tells us just how many journeys were taken by air last year worldwide. It's a whopping 3.8 billion journeys! In the develop...

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Plane Talk - Tourism & Sustainable Development Goals

Plane Talk - Tourism & Sustainable Development Goals

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain runs us through the topic of sustainable tourism and explains how aviation plays a role in the Sustainable Development Goals as set by the United Nations.

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Plane Talk - Should I buy an airline?

Plane Talk - Should I buy an airline?

Plane Talk

This week Chaitan looks at the profitability of buying an airline as opposed to alternative industries. If you have a spare several million francs lying about, is it worth buying an entire fleet...

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Plane Talk - IATA's take on the laptop ban

Plane Talk - IATA's take on the laptop ban

Plane Talk

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Plane Talk - "I turned up and they changed my airline..."

Plane Talk - "I turned up and they changed my airline..."

Plane Talk

It turns out it's not so unusual. It is possible to book a flight with one airline and find yourself flying with another. It's known in the industry as code-sharing. Chaitan Jain from IATA explain...

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Plane Talk - Why so noisy?

Plane Talk - Why so noisy?

Plane Talk

Living anywhere near an airport and you might ask yourself, why are planes are so noisy?! Do they have to be? What is being done to cut down noise pollution near airports?  We know who to a...

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Plane Talk - Why are there all these 'add-on' options?

Plane Talk - Why are there all these 'add-on' options?

Plane Talk

For the last few years you may have noticed that there's now an awful lot of options that you can add on to your journey. Remember the days when you bought a ticket and all the "extras" were just i...

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Plane Talk - What airlines do you avoid?

Plane Talk - What airlines do you avoid?

Plane Talk

This week we had a question from a listener in Singapore. Hearing that Chaitan Jain from IATA certainly travels a lot, Wilson-Loo wanted to know whether there were certain airlines that he pref...

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Plane Talk - Geeking out on flight stats with the IATA Economics app

Plane Talk - Geeking out on flight stats with the IATA Economics app

Plane Talk

Want more information about flights and economics? Here's an app Chaitan couldn't live without. IATA Economics allows you to geek-out on all aviation related statistics. Download it for free fr...

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Plane Talk - The improvements we ask for reveal our age

Plane Talk - The improvements we ask for reveal our age

Plane Talk

When you take a commercial flight, what is the one thing you want your airline to improve on? Is it better connectivity and guaranteed wifi onboard the flight? Is it handy notifications that ...

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