Travel tips & opinions

Gatwick tries a new idea

Nov 7th, 2019 | By

The plan might work if people pay attention, don’t run late and those that are not called don’t push in.



What is tourism?

Nov 5th, 2019 | By

Just as we know have expressions like “tourism pollution” which are critical of tourism, the misuse of the word is likely to lead to even more derogatory thoughts.



Avoiding WTM

Nov 4th, 2019 | By

This year because of personal issues I am missing WTM but it doesn’t worry me. That’s untrue – it does slightly.



What’s hot: November 2019

Nov 1st, 2019 | By

Just About Travel gives you the low-down on what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world right now



Prices rose but may be dropping back

Oct 29th, 2019 | By

Increases were spotted just after the Thomas Cook collapse. A month on and other companies have moved in to fill the gap. That means prices will stabilise or even go down.



Halloween

Oct 27th, 2019 | By

Such a phenomenon has it become that we have listed over a thousand events that are coming up in the next few days



Will you fly on a 737-Max?

Oct 25th, 2019 | By

All-in-all it doesn’t give passengers a great deal of confidence in Boeing or the 737 Max.



The impact of non-stop flights

Oct 20th, 2019 | By

The future for ever-expanding airports might be altering but it all comes down to us, the passenger. Would we be happy flying for about 20 hours non-stop?



Support for the high street

Oct 14th, 2019 | By

Is a combination of high street and online is the way forward and that both are needed?



Travel with strangers

Oct 12th, 2019 | By

All the tips and advice you need to travel on your own terms



Where the experts holiday: Sophia Constant, director at Sophia Rose Travel

Oct 8th, 2019 | By

Sophia Constant, director at Sophia Rose Travel – which specialises in organising luxury adventure travel in Africa & Latin America, talks travel



A silver lining

Oct 7th, 2019 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Keep your eyes out for bargains. I am sure there will be some launched over the next month or so.



The holiday evolution

Oct 3rd, 2019 | By
family running on beach

The “package” holiday is here to stay. At least for a little bit longer and people who say it is on the way out haven’t realised that it has just evolved.



What’s hot: October 2019

Oct 1st, 2019 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world right now These Kiwi boots were made for walking Do you love walking and New Zealand in equal measure? Then get excited for the new Paparoa Track, due to open on December 1 on South Island’s rugged West Coast. Crossing the Paparoa Range, the 35-mile trail takes in rocky landscapes, rainforests and alpine peaks. Newzealand-in-depth.co.uk All aboard for booze London has its first London Bar Bus, courtesy of The Original Tour
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World Tourism Day

Sep 27th, 2019 | By

It is a little ironic given the collapse of Thomas Cook that the theme for today should be “Tourism and Jobs: A better Future for All”.



Will your suntan lotion be banned?

Sep 25th, 2019 | By

Unbeknown to most of us, I suspect, certain suntan lotions contain substances which can threaten marine environments.



Lessons from the Thomas Cook affair

Sep 25th, 2019 | By

For some readers they will have already heard and read as much about the demise of Thomas Cook as they would want to know. Those had better look away know then although I would prefer they remain because this story is not really about Thomas Cook but about what we should all be reminded about. The first, surely, is the need to have travel insurance. But, according to some, only about a quarter of travel insurance policies have clauses in them whereby you are paid
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Should I even mention its name?

Sep 21st, 2019 | By

By mentioning the name of the company aren’t I just contributing to the doubts that any readers may have about buying a holiday from them?



Over 50 rail deals

Sep 16th, 2019 | By

This year I am pretty sure the promotion has run its course and most readers will find the time restrictions on when you can or cannot travel as being off-putting.



Prepare for SCA

Sep 14th, 2019 | By
Credit cards

Under the directive, all transactions over £28 must have two-stage authentication. As just about every travel product costs more than that, holidaymakers and travellers will be one of the first groups affected.



Drones at Heathrow

Sep 13th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of Heathrow

Heathrow Pause is treading a fine line. Just one plane crash would remove that any sympathy the group has.



When a reputation gets dented

Sep 11th, 2019 | By

Last Sunday, Paul Chan, the Financial Secretary for Hong Kong wrote that visitor numbers in August were down by 40% compared to the same time last year.



Which? and the airport survey

Sep 10th, 2019 | By

Reader then beware! As those financial ads say – look at the small print – or, in this case, look to see if the methodology is explained.



Disconnected passengers

Sep 6th, 2019 | By
mobile phone

Both the plane and the ground work in little cocoons. Breaking that, said Gaense, will lead to more personalisation than is currently available.



What’s hot: September 2019

Sep 1st, 2019 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world right now



Satisfied with your flights?

Aug 30th, 2019 | By
passenger flight delay compensation

Those people with more experience of flying – in this case people who have flown in the last ten years – are almost twice as likely to say that flying is getting better rather than worse.



Southend or Stansted?

Aug 26th, 2019 | By

On the whole, I’d rather use a smaller airport like Southend rather than a bigger one like Stansted.



Where the experts holiday: Mel Stephens, founder of Travel Queen

Aug 24th, 2019 | By

Mel Stephens, founder of Travel Queen – a UK based group tour operator specialising in adventures with style for women aged 25 to 60 – shares her travel experiences and insights with JAT readers