Travel tips & opinions

Boosting the UK economy by £40 billion

Jul 14th, 2019 | By

The research suggests that those taking a staycation will be spending on average £874 on a week’s holiday.



What about the passengers?

Jul 8th, 2019 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

If individuals are placing confidence and trust in organisations then when the worst happens, they should receive a portion of any fines.



Has Carlisle Lake District Airport a future?

Jul 5th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

The Lake District is a huge tourist draw so if the airport can get direct flights to the places from where existing (and potential) visitors come, then there is no reason why the airport shouldn’t flourish.



It’s the weather

Jul 1st, 2019 | By
Bournemouth beach

Just as Center Parcs put outdoor attractions under cover, destinations and attractions need to invest in all-weather attractions to get us to visit them.



What’s hot: July 2019

Jul 1st, 2019 | By

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



Long-haul rail satisfcation

Jun 28th, 2019 | By
image of Virgin West Coast trains

The latest survey of rail passenger satisfaction shows that 87% of long-haul passengers are satisfied, some four percentage points more than the average for all rail journeys.



Bruges could become Disneyland

Jun 18th, 2019 | By

The question for all of them is how do they manage to have their cake and still eat it.



The 180 degree turn

Jun 16th, 2019 | By

Frankly both politicians and airports in Great Britain are happy with this heightened emphasis on climate change.



The small print

Jun 15th, 2019 | By

As for reading the small print, who really wades through all of that dry text?



Good value in Spain?

Jun 13th, 2019 | By

The latest research from Post Office Money suggests that the vast majority of us are still planning to travel abroad despite Brexit



Volunteer’s Week

Jun 7th, 2019 | By

Tourism wouldn’t exist in such a big way without volunteers. Our heritage sites be they buildings, railways or the landscape rely on volunteers



What’s hot: June 2019

Jun 1st, 2019 | By

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



Holidaying with kids

May 29th, 2019 | By
holidays may, just may, get cheaper if APD is removed from under 12's

What I find surprising is that with children and teenagers being at the most difficult from about 12-17, any parent wants to travel with them at all.



World’s top 10 cocktail bars

May 28th, 2019 | By
©Sivan Askayo/Lonely Planet; World's Top 10 Cocktail Bars - #6 - Clover Club, New York.

The lovely folk at Lonely Planet have put together a list of the best cocktail bars on the planet



Is there a hot summer on the way?

May 27th, 2019 | By
Bournemouth beach

With bookings down apart from cruise ships and some specialist holidays a surprisingly high number of people haven’t booked their summer holidays yet.



Seven weird and wonderful spirits from around the world

May 25th, 2019 | By

Explore the exciting world of spirits with Lonely Planet The verdict is in: now is an exciting time to be a spirit drinker. Not so long ago, being a fan of liquor meant your go-to drink was a G&T, a rum and coke or a whisky on the rocks, rather than a beer or glass of wine. But times they are a-changing. The explosion of craft distilleries in the past five years has transformed the global spirits (and cocktails) landscape. This is in no small
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Getting less for your pound?

May 24th, 2019 | By

All-in-all, it isn’t too bad. But that is today. That isn’t the way the media is spinning it. Unfortunately, In a week’s time it could alter significantly.



Home lets get tougher

May 22nd, 2019 | By

Destinations have been tightening up on how long you can you can rent a property as well as introducing safety and maintenance measures.



Are landing cards on the way out?

May 18th, 2019 | By

Is the day ahead where we won’t have landing cards to complete?



What triggers holiday feelings?

May 14th, 2019 | By
llansteffan beach

From our largest tour operator, TUI, comes some intriguing research that they commissioned from University College London’s Affective Brain Lab.



To fly or not to fly

May 8th, 2019 | By

Recently, a specialist tour operator, Responsible Travel, issued a manifesto which – among other things – called upon the UK government to increase APD to dissuade people from flying.



Beware of the fraudsters

May 8th, 2019 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

According to ABTA, Action Fraud and getsafeonline, over 5,000 people reported to Action Fraud that they had lost a total of just over £7 million to holiday and travel related fraud in 2018.



What’s hot: May 2019

May 1st, 2019 | By

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



Holidays outside the eurozone

Apr 30th, 2019 | By

It is non-EU countries like Turkey and Tunisia which are proving popular, along with all-inclusive deals as customers “lock-in” costs



Don’t holiday in Sri Lanka

Apr 25th, 2019 | By

In essence that is the advice from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It doesn’t actually say “don’t go” that but dresses it up.



Why bother with St George’s Day?

Apr 23rd, 2019 | By

If so little interest is being paid to the day maybe we should question whether we need a patron saint’s day for England at all?



Do airlines and passengers want hubs?

Apr 21st, 2019 | By

Istanbul must be hoping that there is still a future for big hubs despite current aviation trends.



Anybody seen a wife?

Apr 20th, 2019 | By

If you lost something – after checking you had been in the last couple of hours – what would you do? Report it to the police?