Travel tips & opinions

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?



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