Travel tips & opinions

Don’t make fraudulent claims

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By

Nobody wants to stop legitimate travel insurance claims. But the last nine months or so has seen an explosion in those people claiming fraudulently.



Taking babies on holiday

Jun 19th, 2017 | By

Research, commissioned by Luxury Family Hotels, suggests that 40% of responders said that they would wait until their child was at least three months old before they would travel.



A new national park in Scotland?

Jun 6th, 2017 | By

One wonders why the SNP government cannot support the idea of more national parks and more Scottish economic growth particularly at a time when the EY Scottish Item Club says that the Scottish economy is showing signs of slowing faster than the rest of the UK.



What’s hot: June 2017

May 31st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world.



The things you need to know if you are renting out your home for the summer


May 25th, 2017 | By

Renting isn’t always as simple as it seems



Cheers America

May 23rd, 2017 | By

Explore the vibrant world of craft beer in America



Hands up if you have postcode envy?

May 22nd, 2017 | By

In the zone



The Liverpool tourism awards

May 21st, 2017 | By

Last Thursday, the Liverpool Regional Tourism Awards 2017 were distributed. These awards are run by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Combined Authority.



Knowing a foreign language

May 17th, 2017 | By

I think it is polite to know a few words and I feel guilty when I don’t know some of the local tongue. It looks as though many of us are quite happy for those we visit to understand us rather than vice versa.



Premium economy seats

May 16th, 2017 | By

If you are considering paying more to travel premium economy, check the seat measurements with seatguru before deciding whether paying the additional amount is worth it.



Consumer protection for travellers

May 11th, 2017 | By

Here is a summary of what you can do before you consider buying and what to do if the service or product you buy is not what you consider you have bought.



Where the experts holiday: Matt Earle and Josh Hall, stars of Blade NZ

May 7th, 2017 | By

Pals Josh Hall and Matt Earle recently rollerbladed the length of New Zealand, filming their adventure for a new travel TV series. Here the skating pair share their travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers



What’s hot: May 2017

May 1st, 2017 | By

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



The Visit England Awards for Excellence 2017

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
aerial view of Waddesdon Manor

Visit England says, “The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence are different to other quality standards as they recognise and celebrate excellence across customer service and the quality of the experience.”



Lisbon’s stunning street art

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

Discover some of Lisbon’s best street art



Letter from France: April 2017

Apr 19th, 2017 | By

Frederic updates readers with exhibitions running, at present, in France.



Violence on the links

Apr 16th, 2017 | By
broken tees

Adrian completes his tongue-in-cheek tour of three Tunisian golf courses.



What are you doing this Easter?

Apr 13th, 2017 | By
panoramic view of Blackpool

As the great Easter getaway begins this afternoon, many more of us are planning on a break within the UK this year compared to last according to Visit England’s Easter Trip Tracker Survey.



Campervans for bargain holidays

Apr 7th, 2017 | By
green camper van

Some 70% of their business comes from novices; they have succeeded in growing the market rather than taking a slice of business from others.



Where the experts holiday: Campbell Jefferys, travel writer and author

Apr 7th, 2017 | By

Australian travel writer and author, Campbell Jefferys, shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel



Buenos Aires’ street art scene

Apr 4th, 2017 | By

Larger than life murals are being used brilliantly to brighten up parts of Buenos Aires. Just About Travel takes a closer look



Where the experts holiday: Reza Pakravan, traveller, adventurer and film maker

Apr 2nd, 2017 | By

Reza Pakravan – a traveller, adventurer and film maker – shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers



What’s hot: April 2017

Mar 31st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Recognising customer service in travel

Mar 21st, 2017 | By

Over the years, by my reckoning, we have written 104 stories about customer service and satisfaction. When a story appears there is reader comment yet the industry seems to shy away from extolling their successes in delivering customer service and satisfaction.



The Scottish Thistle Awards

Mar 19th, 2017 | By
interior of the National Museum

At the Scottish Thistle Awards held last week, Freda Newton, who owns and manages Loch Ness by Jacobite, won the Silver Thistle Award



Letter from France: March 2017

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
poster of Vermeer exhibition

Frederic updates us on what is on in the museums and galleries of France



Travel tips

Mar 14th, 2017 | By

Check out these tips to become a calmer, more productive you while travelling



Intruders at Berlin-Tegel airport

Mar 12th, 2017 | By

I espied intruders who had not been through security or passport control. Should I report them?