Travel tips & opinions

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.



Remember the “One Too Many” campaign

Dec 21st, 2018 | By
Bottle shaped One Too Many campaign

The campaign has been re-ignited to remind us that irresponsible passenger behaviour can exist at any time with Christmas being no exception.



Packing presents for a flight

Dec 20th, 2018 | By

Should you or should you not wrap Christmas presents if you are flying out of the country?



We’ve seen the Eiffel Tower but not Stonehenge

Dec 18th, 2018 | By
image of Stonehenge

There must be attractions that don’t appeal to everybody. Stonehenge and Blackpool Tower could be two of them in which case no amount of clever marketing by the local tourist board would persuade some to travel there.



Getting off the touristed path

Dec 14th, 2018 | By

It’s no secret that some of the world’s most amazing destinations are feeling the tourism squeeze. But that’s no reason to stay put: as communities cope with travellers’ all-too-loving embrace, being a good tourist just means getting strategic about where to go and when



How was 2018?

Dec 10th, 2018 | By

It appears that tourism this year wasn’t quite as good as in 2017. Having said that it looks like growth will be up by about 5%.



It’s panto time. Why do you go?

Dec 9th, 2018 | By

Do you visit pantos for the “names” or the stalwarts who make the shows hum? It doesn’t matter as long as you enjoy them. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without visitig at least one.



Best new openings

Dec 7th, 2018 | By
image of the statue of liberty

Just because you’re a seasoned traveller doesn’t mean you have any reason to get jaded in 2019. There are plenty of exciting new openings coming next year to inspire you to plan your next trip…



Should you book with Thomas Cook?

Dec 6th, 2018 | By

Despite what trendy management gurus say, there is still a big demand for package holidays – it is just not as big as it was.