Travel destinations

The Britannia anniversary

Apr 16th, 2018 | By

Today marks the day when, sixty-five years ago, the royal yacht Britannia was launched on the Clyde in Glasgow and twenty years since Britannia came to its current berth on Edinburgh.



Vietnam – six rivers of the north

Apr 15th, 2018 | By

Patricia continues her river journey in Vietnam by travelling from Halong Bay to the Red River in the north by way of five smaller rivers.



Cruising in Halong Bay

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

Patricia begins her three part tour of cruising Vietnam on a riverboat by crusing in one of the country’s top destinations – Halong Bay



The German appeal

Apr 12th, 2018 | By

Germany is becoming more and more popular as a holiday destination for Britons.



Little Black Book to Buenos Aires

Apr 9th, 2018 | By

Want to know where to eat, stay and play in Argentina’s charismatic capital? JAT has the answers…



Tunisian cuisine

Apr 6th, 2018 | By

Adrian describes one of the traditional meals that you might find at a Tunisian restaurant – as opposed to one serving international food – in the country



The loneliest road in America

Apr 4th, 2018 | By

Why would you want to visit a road that stretches for 287 miles if it’s the loneliest? That’s the equivalent of driving from Glasgow to Cheltenham without seeing a single village, town or city.



Say ‘xin chào’ to Phu Quoc

Mar 28th, 2018 | By

Phu Quoc (pronounced “foo kwok”), an island off the southwest coast of Vietnam, is one of South East Asia’s best kept secrets.
Here are eight great reasons to book your flight to this island paradise – before everyone else does



Dominica: six months after Hurricane Maria

Mar 26th, 2018 | By

Last October, Just about Travel, ran a story showing what Dominica was like a month after Hurricane Maria. Today we return to the theme to show what Dominica is like six months on.



A visit to Salvador Dali, the Spanish master of surrealism

Mar 22nd, 2018 | By

Whatever the future of Catalonia, three places – Cadaquès, Figueras and Putbol – will forever stay as Salvador Dali country.



Forget Sharm; head to Hurghada

Mar 20th, 2018 | By

Isn’t about time the British government told us why it still thinks we shouldn’t travel to Sharm El Sheikh?



English Tourism Week

Mar 19th, 2018 | By

There are a number of offers and discounts for us to take advantage of during the week. You can find many more on the English Tourism website but here is just a random selection from up and down England.



Salzburg – Mozart’s birthplace

Mar 16th, 2018 | By

Reza visits the Austrian city of Salzburg, a place forever linked with music and especially its most famous son – Mozart.



Hull’s year as UK City of Culture

Mar 16th, 2018 | By

The news that Hull attracted just 20% of visitors from the rest of the UK during the year when it was the UK City of Culture is disappointing.



Barbados tops satisfaction index

Mar 11th, 2018 | By
Barbados

Norstat announced the winners of its Destination Satisfaction Index and the overall winner was Barbados. Second was the Seychelles and third, Bermuda.



A day trip in Gwalior

Mar 6th, 2018 | By

India`s fastest train, the Gatimaan Express, has extended services to Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, so you can now take a day trip from Delhi on a journey that takes you just 3 hours and 15 minutes. each way. The train now runs six days a week and should boost tourism in the area. A non express train journey can take you up to ten hours! Why go to Gwalior rather than somewhere else nearby to Delhi? One of the main reasons that visitors travel to
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Efteling in 2018

Mar 5th, 2018 | By

Ranked in the top 25 theme parks in the world, the Dutch located, Efteling has seen over 130 million people through its gates since it opened 66 years ago.



Confidence returns to Tunisia

Mar 4th, 2018 | By

As British tourists return to Tunisia, Adrian looks at the levels of confidence and security put in place to encourage us to holiday there.



Mandurah – its all about water!

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

As our spring comes and Mandurah’s Autumn approaches, some locals say the autumn and winter are the best times to visit the city and surrounding area.



Barbados – “Year of Culinary Excellence”

Feb 27th, 2018 | By

A third of all the visitors to the Caribbean island of Barbados come from the UK. Given the weather this week, that number may increase!



Discovering the cultural side of the Isle of Wight

Feb 26th, 2018 | By

The Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England, is known for its outdoor sports such as yachting, boating, walking and cycling but it also has cultural attractions as Natasha Blair found when she visited.



My search for leopards in Sri Lanka

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By

Reza visits Sri Lanka in search of leopards that roam the Yala National Park



Changing times

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By

The news that the Leicester Children’s Holiday Centre in the Lincolnshire seaside resort of Mablethorpe is to close bringing an end to a link between the two counties which stretches back 120 years. Towards the end of Queen Victoria’s reign a charity was formed to send disadvantaged Leicestershire children on holiday. In those days the seaside was where you holidayed, hence the link the Mablethorpe. Since 1989 it has sent around 60,000 children away on holiday. But the facilities the charity had in the town
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Tenerife sets a new record

Feb 20th, 2018 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

It will surprise no-one when I say that Tenerife is a popular destination for European holidaymakers. Nor will it amaze people when I write that the UK accounts for over a third of all the visitors to the island.



Back to Tunisia

Feb 13th, 2018 | By
Cart driver in Tunisia waving

Breakfast gossip at the Tunisian tourist board office and the embassy in London must be made up of rather happy people this morning!



Bright Brussels

Feb 11th, 2018 | By

From 22 to 25 February 2018, at nightfall, the city is celebrating Bright Brussels, Festival of Lights which will light up a number of districts in the centre of Brussels.



Images of Mt Fuji

Feb 7th, 2018 | By

Many in Europe may not know of the Japanese town of Hakone yet travellers to Japan this month and next will be the lucky ones if they are seeking the best images of Mt Fuji.



Dubai in 2018

Feb 4th, 2018 | By

Dubai is a place that never seems to – or wants to – stay still. This year it has additions to its attractions or completely new ones to attract the tourist in its attempt to meet its target of twenty million tourists by 2020.