Travel tips & opinions

Forget hot weather; we want good restaurants

Apr 19th, 2019 | By

According to James Villas which has commissioned some independent research, a good, local restaurant is our top priority



Taking an Easter break?

Apr 18th, 2019 | By
Gwithian Beach in Cornwall

Whilst a lot of us will be flying abroad this Easter, it might be the Easter of the staycation if figures from Visit England’s “Trip Tracker” survey are to be believed.



Falling for food trucks: part two

Apr 7th, 2019 | By

Join us on a tour of the world’s tastiest food truck dishes



Falling for food trucks

Apr 6th, 2019 | By

Join us on a tour of the world’s tastiest food truck dishes



What’s hot: April 2019

Apr 1st, 2019 | By

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



You’ve all done very well!

Mar 21st, 2019 | By

What the tourism minister wants is for us to spend more when we visit Scotland and to “spend in the appropriate places and in the appropriate ways.”



Where the experts: Robert Godwin, MD of Lamington Group

Mar 10th, 2019 | By

Robert Godwin, the brains behind room2 (an independent ‘hometel’ brand) talks travel



Time to end APD?

Mar 9th, 2019 | By

Devolving APD away from Westminster will only cause strife if any nation alters the rate at which APD is charged.



Greece prepares for Brexit

Mar 6th, 2019 | By

Greece has a special website with a question and answer format to allay doubts and to demonstrate that visiting the country will remain pretty easy.



Why do many of us holiday in the same place each year?

Mar 4th, 2019 | By
carnival in venice

I can’t make my mind up whether this is disappointing in that some people are not so willing to see more of the world or comforting in that they have found somewhere that fulfils all they want from a holiday.



Motorhomes and caravans are booming

Mar 4th, 2019 | By

Despite the dislike of campervans and caravans suggested by people like Jeremy Clarkson, it looks as though 2019 will be a strong year for this section of the tourism industry.



What’s hot: March 2019

Mar 1st, 2019 | By

The regular monthly column that keeps you abreast of some of the changes in travel starts with a story about Nicaragua



Devolving APD to Wales

Feb 12th, 2019 | By

My forecast would be that if it is devolved and abolished in Wales, the tax will shortly disappear entirely.



What plans for Airbnb?

Feb 11th, 2019 | By

Once Airbnb was a way for home owners to make some extra cash by renting out their unused rooms. Now it is developing its own accommodation. Is it planning something else?



More on Brexit

Feb 9th, 2019 | By
frustrated traveller

A while ago I wrote that the travel industry hasn’t said a lot about the possible effects of Brexit. It has been left to others. That’s changed.



Remembering Bob Marley

Feb 6th, 2019 | By

Born Robert Nesta Marley in Jamaica in 1945, Bob Marley began his career in The Wailers in 1963 before an assassination attempt almost cost him his life. On what would have been the reggae legend’s 74th birthday – 6 February – JAT takes a look at some of Marley’s most inspirational, uplifting, and important quotes… “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt
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Flying on Turkmenistan Airlines

Feb 5th, 2019 | By

UPDATE: 7th Feb 2019.
Turkmenistan Airlines has found a way around the suspension of its flights into EU countries. Using Spanish airline, Wamos Air, UK flights from Birmingham and Heathrow seem to have been restored but check with the airline.



Don’t worry, be happy

Feb 4th, 2019 | By

With Reggae month approaching and temperatures in the late 20s, there’s never been a better time to take a jaunt to Jamaica says Kaye Holland



What’s hot: February 2019

Feb 1st, 2019 | By

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



The tourism outlook in 2019

Jan 22nd, 2019 | By

It does look that whatever happens in the UK, the choices you and I make on where or if to holiday is going to have an international effect.



Blue Monday

Jan 21st, 2019 | By

Heathrow has undertaken some research which suggests that over half of us can be transported back to our summer holidays by just hearing the sound of waves on the beach.



Destinations time

Jan 17th, 2019 | By

January brings the consumer travel shows and they kick off today at Manchester’s Event City with Destinations.



Being wary

Jan 6th, 2019 | By

Check to see if the organisation offering the holiday let is a member of any trade association. If it looks to be so, check that the trade association exists in the country concerned.



Time to book that holiday?

Jan 3rd, 2019 | By
ATOL

Deal with a company that is bonded so that you don’t lose it if a problem concerns. Buy your trip on a credit card (not a debit card or with cash) so that you have redress in case of an issue and perhaps, most importantly, take out travel insurance.



What’s hot: January 2019

Jan 1st, 2019 | By

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



Where the experts holiday: Vivian McCarthy, director of Acacia Africa

Dec 28th, 2018 | By

Vivian McCarthy, director of Acacia Africa (adventure tours experts specialising in overland African travel) shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers…



Hot tips for 2019

Dec 26th, 2018 | By

We start our survey of what the industry “experts” suggest by looking at ABTA, the main trade body for the British travel industry, and what it thinks will be the top twelve destinations to watch over the coming year.



Happy Christmas

Dec 25th, 2018 | By

Happy Christmas to all our readers wherever you are in the world.