What is the future for coastal tourism in Britain? That very question is what spurred the inaugural Coastal Tourism Forum organised by the National Coastal Tourism Academy last September. It springs to mind now as BBC Breakfast's theme this week is what we love about the coast.
Monarch has had the travel industry and its customers in a tizz since the end of September. The stalwart of low cost flights and cheap package holidays had a wobble of the financial variety. The timing of events tallied to the renewal of its ATOL certification (Air Travel Organisers Licence) and another holiday company appeared destined for the travel brand bench in the sky.
In case you missed Friday afternoon’s breaking news, there was a landmark ruling in the High Court that struck a chord for parents, headteachers and the Department for Education. I spoke about term time holiday rules on the BBC News 24.