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Croatia 365

Oct 15th, 2014 | By
Croatian promotion

Croatia hasn’t appeared in Just about Travel for a few weeks. In case you thought that was an oversight on our behalf, here is more news from the Adriatic coastal country.

Abellio and the Scottish railway network

Oct 14th, 2014 | By
Greater Anglia

The decision to award the franchise to run trains in Scotland to Abellio has been mentioned in the press but there are some other details available that will be of interest to readers.

In search of the sun during winter

Oct 13th, 2014 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

More and more Europeans are taking winter holidays in the sun rather than ski holidays.

Now, Williamsburg

Oct 12th, 2014 | By
Williamsburg Bridge

In their continuing spotlight of the less well-known areas of New York, NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organisation, is highlighting a Brooklyn suburb – Williamsburg.

Mixing heritage with hotels

Oct 10th, 2014 | By
New Castle

Big old stately homes which cannot be supported end up in the hands of the National Trust, get converted into flats, old people’s home or fall into disrepair until they are so unsafe they got knocked down.

This year’s César awards

Oct 8th, 2014 | By
Fowey Hall

Named after César Ritz , ten awards are handed out each year by the authors of the Good Hotel Guide 2015: Great Britain and Ireland and those winners have just been announced.

Where the Travel Experts Holiday: Juliet Howie of NH Hotel Group

Oct 8th, 2014 | By
Juliet Howie

Juliet Howie is Commercial Director of the Global sales Force within the NH Hotels group having been with them for the last thirteen years.

Do we complain enough?

Oct 7th, 2014 | By
empty deckchair

HolidayTravelWatch would have you believe that we don’t complain enough about issues that go wrong we are on holiday.

Winter Banff

Oct 6th, 2014 | By
lake Louise

The ski hills within Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Sunshine and Mount Norquay , have three of the longest ski seasons available anywhere and start in just over the month, all being well.

Aurora in the Yukon

Oct 5th, 2014 | By
Yukon's northern lights

Once again a good viewing winter of the northern lights – the aurora borealis is expected. One place that should be able to consistently deliver is the Yukon.

Bathing in beer

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By
Neuzelle monastery

In a place called Neuzelle in the German state of Brandenburg you can actually bath in beer. Over the years, people have washed their hair in beer as it is supposed to leave hair shiny looking but bathing in it?

Locals know best

Oct 2nd, 2014 | By
Lapland reindeer

When you get to a destination that you’ve not visited before, where do you go for the best food or the attraction that is even hidden from the guide-books? Unless you know someone then chances are you will follow your instincts.

Win a luxury trip to Hong Kong

Oct 1st, 2014 | By
Hong Kong

Who wouldn’t want a free holiday in Hong Kong? Here’s your chance.

The Ryder Cup is over; bring on the next

Oct 1st, 2014 | By
Euopean Ryder cup fans

After Gleneagles, it travels to an American destination and this time it is to a place that many younger Brits won’t recognise – Hazeltine National Golf Club which is in Chaska.

Unpronounceable yoghurt

Sep 30th, 2014 | By
Llaeth y Llin

Food tourism is increasingly popular. A fortnight ago, over 50,000 visited the Abergavenny Food Festival, farmer’s markets are popular and tours of vineyards, farms and factories are becoming more widely available.

Autumn in the Treasure Houses

Sep 28th, 2014 | By
Blenheim Palace in autumn

From that group of historic houses called the Treasure Houses of England, here are some of the sights they expect to have on offer over the next few months.

West Hollywood tourism takes on hundreds of workers

Sep 26th, 2014 | By

Lots of us visit Hollywood if we are holidaying on the west coast of the US. Now if you are looking for information when you get there, you could do worse than ask a waiter or a shopworker.

Where the experts holiday: Mary Jo Ginther of Palm Springs

Sep 26th, 2014 | By
Palm Beach tourism director - Mry Jo Ginther

Mary Jo Ginther is the Director of Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism in California. Here she takes you to her favourite places and tells us what she still wants to visit.

Night tube to Morden

Sep 25th, 2014 | By
London underground

One of the most significant things to improve tourism to London has just been announced – the fact that the tube will run throughout the night.

Banks and their link with crime

Sep 24th, 2014 | By
Nat west in the old Court House

Today, many people consider banks to have exhibited some of the worst excesses of capitalism and their reputation has plummeted.

Are fewer of us taking holidays?

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By
rome a city break destination

From their travel trade convention, ABTA has released its Consumer Holiday Trends Report which suggests fewer of us are taking holidays.

Eating airline meals at home

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By
airline meal

Two days later, I am still recovering from reading a story in The Times on Saturday. A company is actually delivering airline meals to your home!

Delayed flights

Sep 19th, 2014 | By
flight delays

If you travelled to Spain this summer out of either Gatwick or Manchester and were delayed, you weren’t alone.

Angel and the harness

Sep 15th, 2014 | By
this is what lurks below

Gatorland also has what is called the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, which has just recognized as one of the top Zipline attractions in the world. And I know why it is called “screamin.’” As does a certain man called Angel.

Supporting the Wedgwood Collection

Sep 14th, 2014 | By
Wedgwood plate

One of the most important industrial archives in the world and a unique record of 250 years of British art is under threat of being separated and sold off. To retain it as one collection and to keep it where it is the Art Fund is trying to raise the final £2.74m of the £15.75m fundraising target by 30 November.

Saturday snippets: 13th September 2014

Sep 13th, 2014 | By

It’s European Heritage Days this weekend in many places so get out and enjoy says Adrian as he also winds up the smaller stories of the week.

Seeing London’s rare treasures

Sep 12th, 2014 | By
Tower of London

Opening today is the new City of London Heritage Gallery which is free to visitors and open from 10-5pm on every day except Sunday when it will only be open from midday until 4pm.

Travel Together Now! Month

Sep 11th, 2014 | By
lake District

This is the name given by USTOA – US Travel Operators Association – to a promotion in the US to encourage people to holiday. Why mention it? Because why don’t we have something like it here?