The Travel Show
John Guinn Travel Show - 29th June 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.
John Guinn Travel Show - 15th June 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...
John Guinn Travel Show - 8th June 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...
John Guinn Travel Show - 1st June 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.
John Guinn Travel Show - 25th May 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...
John Guinn Travel Show - 27th April 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,...
John Guinn Travel Show - 13th April 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...
John Guinn Travel Show - 9th March 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...
John Guinn Travel Show - 2nd March 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...
John Guinn Travel Show - 15th January 2016
Holiday Discount Clubs, are they the same as timeshares? What problems can they cause a holidaymaker and what should you look out for before signing up? My guest this week is Adam Mortimer, from the UK European Consumer Centre (UKECC). Adam answers these questions and offers other valuable advice on holiday discount clubs. Also, most people have a rough idea of their consumer rights. But what if you're on holiday in Europe and there is a language barrier when you are trying to ensure that...