Travel tips & opinions

“We do believe visitors should pay their fair share.”

Oct 8th, 2018 | By

This was a comment made last week by Kelvin Davis, the New Zealand tourism minister as his country agreed that they would introduce a $NZ35 levy on most visiting tourists.



Swimming with whales

Oct 4th, 2018 | By

Jean-Bernard Carillet shares a remarkable experience from the road



Has a bed tax just got closer?

Oct 4th, 2018 | By

On Monday at the Scottish Tourism Alliance conference Nicola Sturgeon announced that she had ordered a consultation about a bed tax and said that she wanted the voice of the tourism industry to be heard. What about the voice of the visitor?



What’s hot: October 2018

Oct 1st, 2018 | By

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



Learning to love solitude

Sep 28th, 2018 | By

Abigail Butcher shares a memorable experience from the road



Guatemala greats

Sep 26th, 2018 | By

Eight, great things to see, do and experience in Guatemala



Why are Norwich residents the most unadventurous?

Sep 23rd, 2018 | By

I pose the question because research commissioned by On The Go Tours suggests that none of the Norwich respondents having done skydiving, and 70% said they never would.



Protection for school trips (and others)

Sep 12th, 2018 | By

The CAA advises both schools and parents to check that any school trips involving air travel, booked for the coming academic year, are fully protected by the ATOL scheme.



Why airline times will get longer

Sep 11th, 2018 | By

More of us are flying and we are taking more journeys. IATA says that in the year 2000 the average citizen flew just once every 43 months. In 2017, the figure was once every 22 months.



Is flying magical?

Sep 10th, 2018 | By

Its a shame for Nigam’s daughter. She might have just had the most magical flight she is ever likely to get.



Will the passenger be king?

Sep 7th, 2018 | By

Companies have to keep the customer central to development. If that is true and they are not just interested in our wallets then the future may well be in the hands of we passengers.



The future of flying

Sep 4th, 2018 | By

Vero Solutions say that new technologies and developments are being planned across all areas of the airport experience to ensure your trip starts off as smooth and stress-free as possible.



What’s hot: September 2018

Aug 31st, 2018 | By

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



Where the experts holiday: Amy Everett, travel writer

Aug 30th, 2018 | By

Travel and food writer, Amy Everett, shares her travel highs and lows with Just About Readers



Where the experts holiday: Heidi Fuller-love, travel writer and broadcaster

Aug 28th, 2018 | By

British freelance travel, food and lifestyle writer/broadcaster, Heidi Fuller-love, lets us in on her top travel experiences



12 Travel

Aug 26th, 2018 | By

Decision-making is a bore, so find your destiny by following lucky number 12…



The top five food experiences in the world

Aug 24th, 2018 | By

One of the best parts about travelling somewhere new is undoubtedly the food, which is why Lonely Planet has recently revealed its list of the best  foodie destinations in the world. Check out the top five experiences you need to add to your bucket list



Humphrey Llwyd

Aug 19th, 2018 | By
Humphrey Llwyd map of Wales

The exhibition only runs until the end of the month, a very short time considering that his map was the main source for travellers for over a century.



Those passport queues at Heathrow

Aug 14th, 2018 | By
an airport queue at Gatwick

Instead of lines for EU and non-EU residents there should be lines for UK, EU, favoured nation status and others



The last day of steam

Aug 12th, 2018 | By

It was on August 12th, 1968 that a ban on steam trains running on the mainline network came into force. After this date steam trains would largely only run on heritage railway sites apart from the odd excursion.



Bogus sickness claims

Aug 10th, 2018 | By

According to a statement from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) the number of claims has fallen. But, with the peak holiday season well under way, this is the time when touts might come out of the woodwork.



Hire-car high jinks

Aug 6th, 2018 | By

According to a new Opinium survey, commissioned by iCarhireinsurance.com, 21% of hirers have found damage on a hire car which was not highlighted on the checkout sheet.



Holidaying at home or abroad this year?

Aug 1st, 2018 | By

Traditionally TUI (which used to be called Thomson) and Thomas Cook were companies that sold us overseas holidays. Could this now be their unmaking?



Holiday replay

Jul 31st, 2018 | By
image of Trafalgar Square and Brazil day 2015

Instead of sighing over old Instagram posts, recreate the holiday experience at home



What’s hot: August 2018

Jul 31st, 2018 | By

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



Lend a hand locally

Jul 25th, 2018 | By

Love your neighbourhood, don’t just live in it. Spare a day for volunteer work and emerge as a more mindful citizen



Business travel tourism

Jul 23rd, 2018 | By

According to Bristol Airport, nearly half of work trips are more pleasure than business.



Where we are holidaying this summer

Jul 16th, 2018 | By

It will surprise no one that Spain and its islands are once again the most popular destination for summer holidays this year. After all, it’s been the same for decades.