Editorial Policy

Inside Traveller is edited by Dr David Stone. He has over 30 years’ experience in the travel industry he is well placed to analyse the news, highlight trends, and make predictions. His network of contacts and contributors gives him insights that you won’t find in the national press, and his personal commitment to you getting the best deal infuses the pages of the publication.

Each issue of Inside Traveller covers the following angles:

IN THE AIR

A summary of all the important news stories (from the launch of new routes to air safety issues, to mergers and acquisitions), making it quick and easy for you to check for anything of relevance to your own travel arrangements or interests. If you want further information about any news story we’ve covered, we will be delighted to supply you with additional reference material without charge.

FEATURES

Each issue carries two or three longer, more detailed feature articles. For instance, the best value annual travel insurance plans, international bargain shopping, and a comparison of legroom on the world’s major carriers.

BARGAIN WATCH

This section covers special seasonal airfares and promotions, including unofficial discounts – closely guarded data normally only available within the travel trade. Discover what the best flight deals are from the UK in economy, business and first class for both long and short haul. Scheduled flights, no-frills airlines, and even charter deals are all included, as is necessary contact information to make reservations.

WEB WISE

A review of the best travel-related websites, advice on booking travel and accommodation over the net, other savings and benefits which arise from using the worldwide web, plus discount deals and special offers. As the budget airlines eat into the scheduled air travel market, legacy carriers are increasingly turning to their Frequent Flyer programmes to retain and reward their customers, as are other travel organisations, such as car rental firms and hotel groups. In this regular column we summarise key loyalty programme developments, covering everything from special promotions through to extra miles or points, and comparisons between what you can earn on the same routes from different airlines.

THE INSIDE WORD

We are fortunate enough to retain the services of a senior manager from within one of the world’s most popular airlines. For obvious reasons he prefers to remain anonymous, as his employers would doubtless dispense with his services if they were aware that he was contributing to this newsletter. The Inside Word is not a lengthy column, but it makes up for this in the quality of the information it contains. Indeed, we doubt that you will find such an invaluable source of inside information and tips from any other publication in the world. In a nutshell, The Inside Word contains facts that no airline wants members of the general public to know.

ON FINDING THE VALUE

Jack Rosenbloom, the travel journalist, contributes a regular article on how to save money or enjoy other benefits – wherever you travel and no matter how you get there. Hotels, car rental, serviced apartments, telephone calls, lounge pass schemes, cruises, rail travel … Jack covers it all. If it’s deals you’re after then this column alone will recoup your subscription price to Inside Traveller many times over. In fact, we guarantee it.

EDITORIAL

Dr David Stone writes on one or more topics of interest. Topical and insightful, David has a proven track record for covering stories ahead of the mainstream media, and we have examples on file of our readers following his tip offs and saving themselves much money and hassle by, for instance, switching away from carriers about to go bust. His hands-on expertise gives Inside Traveller its unique edge.

ASK THE EXPERTS

Our panel of experts and professional researchers answer your queries. Indeed, we promise to answer every query regardless of whether we use the letter for publication, or not.