Gwen Keating – a confirmed Novocastrian and a green badge guide explains how she plans her travel and where she likes to go.
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Since I wrote the last tips from tour operators, three more companies have sent lists of suggestions in, Al Fresco, Exsus and On the Beach.
Harlem, historically one of the most vibrant areas of New York is the choice of the city’s promotion company as the first highlighted neighbourhood of 2015.
Think Tahiti and images of perfect sandy beaches baked in sunshine, pearling luggers serenely and gently sailing through the archipelagos and sarongs spring to mind. It isn’t quite like that.
This week is World Travel Week. In an era of “special” days or weeks for almost anything you could care to mention, is this of any relevance?
Antigua and Barbuda are known as a family holiday destination but now they are trying to move away from the sun, sand and relaxation image to encourage those of a more energetic nature.
As it enters the UK market, Ray Steward has become the first UK manager of Tauck Tours, the oldest tour operator in the United States
Kuoni has decided to sell its tour operating business. Aer Lingus is in play and Cyprus Airways has gone to the wall.
It’s hard to think of Middle East countries being blanketed by snow but Lebanon is the one country that makes you re-think your prejudice.
I’m not convinced that the government really understands how very important tourism is to economic growth.
This year, the Channel Islands, the only part of the British Isles that was captured by the Germans during WWII, celebrates its liberation.
YHA, is a one-of-a-kind hostel where you can sleep in actual 19th century prison cells. But “hostel” is surely the wrong word to describe this accommodation.
The success of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” customer programme is partly due to why they carried more passengers.
Thorrablot marks the midwinter feasting time in Iceland.
Club 55 is back for Arriva Trains Wales and Scot Rail.
Birmingham saw record visitor numbers last year with 34 million travelling to the area and spending more than £5 billion.
However you plan to spend new year, may we all at Just about Travel, wish you a joyous new year and a very happy and successful 2015 wherever you are.
In the last few years, Madesimo has performed well as a resort managing good snow fall at the lower level and over five metres on the higher slopes. That led to many more visitors last season and – if the snow forecasts are good – even more this season.
Cuba and Croatia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Namibia, Atlanta and the Daintree rainforest win our totally unscientific poll as the main overseas tips of our writers for 2015.
The incidents that took place last summer in Magaluf have resulted in new anti-social behaviour regulations that holidaymeakers should know.
Just about Travel has received more crystal-ball gazing so, before we run our thoughts in two days’ time, here is a round-up from some other organisations.
Step forward Danielle Ovenden, a yabby farmer from Lake Macquarie who has turned her houseboat back into a racing yacht.
To all our readers wherevere you may be and that includes those in Afghanistan, (we have 8) Finland (14 but probably not the famous resident of lapland) and even those in Barnsley (an in-house joke) we hope you have a wonderful, peaceful and enjoyable time today and right throughout the festive period.
Amongst all the celebrations there are two special Spanish ones not to be missed: the New Year’s Eve fiesta and the Feast of the Three Kings.
Am I too cynical in suggesting that people should be wary about this type of attraction? Is it coincidental that two have been slated for poor value for money?
The launch of a new website called Wait a Moment which provides peak waiting times would help me decide what and when I should see attractions in the destinations I visit.
In Nevada County in California, you can combine the two in almost a twin-centre holiday because here are the vineyards of the Sierra Vintners wine region.
This is the name often given to Dubrovnik in Croatia, one of the destinations that Brits that enthusiastically headed for this year.