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Letter from France: August 2017


Frederic presents his monthly summary of what we should see in France.

Drinking on planes and at airports


Surely the first thing is to establish which flights, which time of day, which airlines and which airports are involved and then apply appropriate measures.

Taking a book on holiday?

Bookshelf of unread books

I make no bones about it. I prefer proper books to electronic ones.

Would you fly on a plane with no pilot?

passenger flight delay compensation

Technically it is feasible. From a practical standpoint, I don’t think the world is ready for this.

Ryanair to have new seating

ryanair new seats

If new Ryanair planes will all sport a 32inch seat pitch, then that will be – says seatguru – three inches shorter than some of the planes they currently operate!

The biggest “hotel” chain in the world


It took hoteliers decades to become as big as they have become. It has taken Airbnb less than ten years to achieve this success.

Saturday snippets: August 12th 2017

PortAventura aquatic park

The wet weather has caused a last minute rush for holidays abroad and we say goodbye to Klaus Lohmann as he returns to Germany and Dennis Cleveland-Peck who sadly died recently.

Royal gifts at Buckingham Palace

Russian samovar

Natasha visits the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace to see this year’s exhibition.

Do you check-in online?

an airport queue at Gatwick

Given the pressure by airlines for us, it seems surprising that 48% of us aren’t checking in online for one reason or another.

Why Croatia appeals

Tvrdava sv. Ivan, Dubrovnik

I have speculated as to how long Croatia can continue to see the double digit growth in British holidaymakers. But the growth just grows and grows.

The Turkish revival has started

poster of Turkey saying expect more

Britons feel more comfortable about holidaying in Turkey again and by the end of 2019, it wouldn’t surprise many if a British surge had occurred.

The rise and rise of Dubai


We are still attracted by the attractions of Dubai which saw a 4% increase in the number of Britons travelling there in the first six months of the year.

Rock paintings found

rock painting of a hand

According to the ABC, a huge find of aboriginal rock paintings in the Wardekken area of Arnhem Land has been made. And by huge I mean an estimated 30,000!

International volunteering: an overview


Are you looking for a more meaningful travel experience? Do you want to give back to the communities you visit, make a genuine connection with locals, meet like-minded travellers and build your skills? It’s time to consider international volunteering…

What’s hot: August 2017


Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world

The realities of travel writing


So you want to be a travel writer? Here’s the reality…

Hot in the city


When summer hits, London comes alive like nowhere else on earth. Make this one your best summer yet with JAT’s guide to the capital’s coolest new spots