iPlayer Radio What's New?
Listen
On Now : Scotland Decides
Scotland Decides - Episode 2
Image for Short Haul Travel

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Short Haul Travel

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 January 2008

SHORT HAUL TRAVEL
Whether it’s a hen night in Prague, a trip to the dentist in Balaton or a long weekend at a gite in Bergerac, it seems we just can’t get enough of short haul flights within Europe. But how is that influx affecting destinations across Europe?

And what about the effects on home destinations like Liverpool, Bristol, Inverness – are they seeing the same increase in travellers and tourism? It’s not just air travel that’s expanding – there are plans to streamline train networks across European borders and the French have announced plans for overnight party trains.

Join Sandi Toksvig and guests Simon Calder, travel editor of the Independent, John Hanlon of the European Low Fares Airline Association, Stephen Dowd from UK inbound and train buff Mark Smith who also goes by the intriguing name of Man in seat 61.

Broadcasts

Podcast

  1. Image for Excess Baggage

    Excess Baggage

    Travellers' Tales from home and around the world: their destinations, experiences and issues arising…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss