Travel tips & opinions

Vaccination timescales

Feb 21st, 2021 | By

As the Sunday People put it in its headline today, “Free by Summer.”



Searching to travel where?

Feb 19th, 2021 | By

What does come through though is that the traditional places -Spain, Greece and Portugal – are getting bookings over other destination despite our inability to travel.



Nicola dampens holiday thoughts

Feb 17th, 2021 | By
Brodrick Castle

She told people not to book Easter holidays saying that it was highly unlikely to use her words that hotels or self-catering places would be allowed to open.



Seven days to pay up

Feb 14th, 2021 | By

In the future lastminute.com customers will remember and when it comes time to book again they may be a bit reluctant to book and part cash with it.



Will airport expansion slow?

Feb 13th, 2021 | By

Is what the minister really saying is that she sees less demand for airport expansion?



Don’t book

Feb 11th, 2021 | By

W had warnings and conflicting thoughts yesterday but no answers. For that we have to impatiently wait another eleven days.



Travel satisfaction levels decline

Feb 9th, 2021 | By

Tourism and travel (that includes airline companies as rail as rail and bus services) showed the two biggest declines in customer satisfaction.



A busy or quiet summer?

Feb 7th, 2021 | By

On the Beach considers that bookings will remain “weak” until the second half of the year.



Vaccination may not be the way

Feb 7th, 2021 | By
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Why this Australian attitude concerns me is that it might become the thinking in other countries.



Travel is to blame

Feb 5th, 2021 | By
empty deckchair

The BMJ has published the results of some research which seem to confirm that we are responsible for the spread of coronavirus.



Tourists to pay

Jan 25th, 2021 | By

I think travellers can expect to see increased costs as destinations try to work out ways to pay for what the pandemic has cost them.



Holiday search tips

Jan 24th, 2021 | By
bemused cartoon figure

Unlike previous years, if you are searching for a holiday this year there are new things you need to take into account.



More on vaccinations

Jan 17th, 2021 | By

The suggestion by Qantas boss, Alan Joyce, that only those vaccinated will be able to fly on his airline touched a nerve with other airlines. Desperate to find any way to get us to get on planes again, there was criticism of this idea by people such as Michael O’Leary from Ryanair who wanted testing – like IATA and the WTTC – as the way forward. Now the Qantas suggestion has received backing from two of the best-known and innovative airline bosses. Both Tony Fernandes
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Over 50’s lead the holiday charge

Jan 15th, 2021 | By

Vaccinations seem to be stimulating confidence about travelling again.



Easter is probably a no-no

Jan 11th, 2021 | By

The boss of Heathrow said that he thought passenger numbers would increase through the summer and see higher numbers next Autumn.



Travel bookings slow

Jan 7th, 2021 | By

The industry seems to have decided that discounting will secure bookings. They are just hoping they don’t have to give refunds when the time comes!



Our travel tips for 2021

Jan 2nd, 2021 | By

When the time comes, the one thing that Just about Travel is convinced about is that travel won’t just surge but erupt.



My food Xmas travel adventure

Dec 31st, 2020 | By

Instead of traditional fare, we ate food that reminded us of where we had been in years’ past or had planned to go in 2020 or even later.



Some travel tips for 2021 – part three

Dec 29th, 2020 | By

Just about Travel completes its survey of tips for travel and holidays in 2021.



Some travel tips for 2021 – part two

Dec 28th, 2020 | By

Just about Travel continues its look at what is being tipped for the coming year.



Some travel tips for 2021 part one

Dec 27th, 2020 | By

As usual Just about Travel looks at some of those organisations involved in the industry to see what they are tipping for the coming year.



Dreaming of travel

Dec 23rd, 2020 | By

If travel restrictions are removed for Easter it might be hard not to bump into an escaping Brit wherever you go in the world!



The “right” sort of coal

Dec 22nd, 2020 | By

Here’s a thought. Why don’t we turn one of the pits that has this type of coal into a heritage site and, as part of showing the public how a pit operates, 26,000 tons of coal is mined a year!



Crushing Christmas travel

Dec 21st, 2020 | By

At some point may be some countries will allow movement but it will probably be too little to save Christmas travel for many tens of thousands of people.



Will business travel re-bound?

Dec 6th, 2020 | By
cartoon of passenger rushing to catch a flight

Readers might ask, why is Just about Travel writing about business tourism when it is an e-zine for consumers? The reason is that they are intertwined.



The Qantas solution could mean mass travel re-starts

Nov 29th, 2020 | By

IATA and governments should get down to implementing the Qantas plan because only then can a travel regime return



Are QR codes the way forward?

Nov 24th, 2020 | By

The Chinese QR system which has been in operation for much of this year records a person’s travel movements and their health records.



Watching the nightingales swarm

Nov 22nd, 2020 | By

This was how the travel writer, Jan Morris, once wrote what she would be doing when the time come for her to move on from this world.