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Each week John talks about destinations, travel advice, travel news and anything else travel related. Every week he checks it out before you check in.

Each week John talks about destinations, travel advice, travel news and anything else travel related. Every week he checks it out before you check in.

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United Kingdom

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Each week John talks about destinations, travel advice, travel news and anything else travel related. Every week he checks it out before you check in.

Twitter:

@Holiday_Hut

Language:

English


Episodes

John Guinn Travel Show - 29th June 2017

6/29/2017
This is my fifth birthday show and also my last. 227 shows have been broadcast in that time. Most off them can be found here on Spreaker. To mark the occasion, I read the script from show number 1 which went out live on Secklow Sounds on 30th June 2012. Listen in to find out what has changed (not much to be honest) in travel over the last five years.

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 22nd June 2017

6/22/2017
My show is recorded on Tuesdays for broadcast on Thursdays. So sometimes I appear to be following others with my news, where is fact at the time of the recording I was ahead of the game. False holiday illness claims were first covered on my show by my guest Frank Brehany back in January. He had been warning about this years before then. It is now the hot topic in the travel trade so we revisit it this week. Of course, the day after the show was recorded Abta made a big announcement about...

Duration:00:59:59

John Guinn Travel Show - 15th June 2017

6/15/2017
Consumer rights in the EU and Antigua are featured on this week's show. Adam Mortimer from the UK European Consumer Centre (UKECC) is first up. Adam talks about the organisation annual report. Nearly 17,000 consumers contacted UKECC in 2016, which is an increase of 18% on the previous year. Adam talks about timeshares/holiday clubs, flight delays and car hire. Also covered is the purchase of goods, both in store and online. Listen to Adam to find out what to look out for and how to get...

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 8th June 2017

6/9/2017
Fed up with the election? Escape for an hour as this week's show takes you to Ontario. My guest is Ronald Holgerson, president and ceo of Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership. The Province of Ontario is located in the east central Canada, and is one of 10 provinces and three territories that makes up the country. It is bounded by Quebec to the east, Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, and the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes to the south. Ontario is...

Duration:00:59:59

John Guinn Travel Show - 1st June 2017

6/2/2017
Were you caught up in the BA problems over the Bank Holiday Weekend? You have three options - one is do nothing. Find out what the other two are. What should you look for when hunting for a travel deal? The price comparison website Travel Supermarket shares tips on where to go for a cheap holiday. There is an eclipse in Missouri this year. There is more the state than this, find out why you should visit.

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 25th May 2017

5/25/2017
'But I'm on holiday' is a common cry when a UK traveller is arrested. Being on holiday is not an excuse for breaking the local laws. According to research, a quarter of British drivers break the local motoring laws when abroad. Kieran Mitchell, from the legal firm Slater and Gordon, runs through the top ten laws drivers should be aware of. If you hire a car you are responsible if the car is not road legal. After Kieran shares his legal info, I give advice on hiring cars and how you can...

Duration:00:59:59

John Guinn Travel Show - 18th May 2017

5/18/2017
Trainline has looked into UK travellers tech needs. Jill Starley-Grainger discusses what Trainline's research found. Mercador, the travel company explains why Central and South America is worth a visit and easyJet is looking for 450 new pilots - find out how to apply.

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 11th May 2017

5/18/2017
My wife took me on a last minute birthday trip, so this week's show is a repeat from July 2016. It covers city breaks to Berlin, staycations at Parkdean Holiday Parks and volunteering with Great Projects.

Duration:00:59:59

John Guinn Travel Show - 4th May 2017

5/4/2017
This week Thomas Cook has announced that more stores will be closing. But there are still plenty of opportunities in travel. This week I replay my interview with Paul Harrison from Not Just Travel. This travel franchise has just launched a new package, so listen in to see how you could start your own travel business. I used to be a home-based travel agent, so contact me via Facebook.com/JohnGuinnTravelShow if you want to pick my brains.

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 27th April 2017

4/27/2017
F(E+25) + C(E+35) + B(E+10) + P(E+2) + Q + Br + D7 + S + W + ½H = Hotel Perfection This is according to research by Hotels.com. My guests Dr Simon Moore (Psychologist) and Monica Stott (The Travel Hack) explain what is important when it comes to finding the right hotel. We also find out about the blog - The Travel Hack. Skin cancer is also covered as I speak to an expert on the dangers of sun tan lotion and a cancer survivor. Travel news includes a possible spread in the laptop ban,...

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 20th April 2017

4/20/2017
Travel news and tips this week. There have been many new cheap flights between Europe and the USA, but are they really cheap? I talk about Eric Rosen from Bloomberg research into the true cost of low-cost trans-Atlantic flying. Ed Hewitt, independenttraveler.com, has 11 tips on booking hotels (11 Things Not to Do When Booking a Hotel), find out what they are. The Post Office has released its latest Holiday Costs Barometer, find out where you can still find a bargain holiday in...

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 13th April 2017

4/13/2017
Holidays can remove your stress, money can put it back again. This week's show talks about price increases due the fall in the British Pound and unexpected bills due to poor research and poor budgeting. My first guest is travel writer Jill Starley-Grainger. Jill is talking about the increases in Easter holidays. She also shares some of her favourite websites and apps that she uses to plan her own trips. The list can be found at www.facebook.com/JohnGuinnTravelShow Next up is ATOL...

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 6th April 2017

4/6/2017
The first mass getaway of the year is here. Over Easter, hundreds of thousand of UK holidaymakers will be flying off for a break. For most, this will be perhaps one of only two airport visits a year. Airports can be stressful if you're not confident in the processes. Airports add to the stress by adding fess and charges that most people wouldn't expect. After all, you wouldn't expect a supermarket to charge you for using it. Especially if there is a compulsory requirement. Airlines such...

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 30th March 2017

3/30/2017
This week is a round up of travel news from the last seven days. Brexit features a little as the travel industry is concerned about the future. Will airlines still be able to fly as they do now? Also, why did the laptop ban happen? The Guardian newspaper thinks they know. Never mind the ban, will you be insured? A recent video of London Luton Airport baggage handlers shows the perils of putting stuff in hold. If you are flying from one of the affected countries, will your travel insurance...

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 23rd March 2017

3/23/2017
Before the emails start, I know that there are two different spellings for the same word in this description :) One of the top activities while away is shopping. My first guest is Kate Birchler, assistant vice president Tourism Marketing at Macerich Shopping Centers & Fashion Outlets. Kate was recently in London to promote Macerich to the UK travel industry. Macerich Shopping Centers & Fashion Outlets are located in across the USA and they range from intimate outdoor settings to large...

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 16th March 2017

3/16/2017
St Lucia is increasing the tax payable by tourists. Figures have been banded about, but some don't add up. So let's just say it's going to cost you more. Are you a nice person? Then if you need a flight don't go online, call Monarch. Nice, polite callers may get a free upgrade. What happens when you flush a toilet on a cruise ship, and how clean is the air onboard these large ships. These stories and more are covered on this week's show.

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 9th March 2017

3/15/2017
This week's show takes a look at two destinations on either side of the world. The first destination is the Cayman Islands. I love this island, the service is great and there's nothing like having breakfast on Seven Mile Beach (it is a beach, but it isn't seven miles long!). Find out why you should visit these islands. The second destination is New Zealand. I haven't been there, but it is high on my list of places to emigrate tom such is its reputation. Listen is to this introduction to...

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 2nd March 2017

3/2/2017
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. It is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times, the oldest settlement located in the vicinity of the city was the Roman Andautonia, in today's Ščitarjevo. It is a city with a diverse economy, high quality of living, museums, sporting, and entertainment events. So listen in to find out why you should visit there. The Faroe Islands is a self-governing part of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is made up of 18 rocky, volcanic islands between Iceland...

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 23rd February 2017

2/23/2017
When I'm investigating possible problems caused by living near airports, the most common response I get is "why don't they just move?". This is one of the questions I put to Cait Hewitt, deputy director at the Aviation Environment Federation (AEF). Cait talks about the work carried out by the AEF, such as looking into noise and chemical pollution. What is your 'Travel State of Mind'? Eurostar has researched how travellers change their lifestyle when they are away. What do people...

Duration:01:00:00

John Guinn Travel Show - 9th February 2017

2/9/2017
Hawaii, are you sure that you know where it is? My first guest this week is Caroline Anderson, Tourism Brand Manager for the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Caroline explains where the islands are, and what to see and do once you get there. Its a long way to go only to find out you can't take a decent photo. My second guest is Matt Widgery. Matt is an expert photographer, he shares tips on taking the perfect holiday picture and also talks about his photography courses.

Duration:01:00:00