Travel tips & opinions

What’s hot: January 2020

Jan 1st, 2020 | By

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



Is this what we want?

Dec 31st, 2019 | By

Now if I had been asked, I think my choice would have been more flights to places I want to go from my local airport



Cruise trends in 2020

Dec 29th, 2019 | By

Cruise passengers are very loyal with 82% of them saying that they will book another cruise.



ABTA’s holiday forecasts for 2020

Dec 28th, 2019 | By

ABTA says that staycations will continue to perform well and that Europe will continue to be host to the main destinations.



Are BA and Ryanair that bad?

Dec 22nd, 2019 | By

Readers should respect the results as being indicative of Which? readers but treat it as being biased in reflecting the passenger flying public as a whole.



Where are the holiday trains?

Dec 15th, 2019 | By

The model for railway infrastructure is in dire need of modernisation so that holidaymakers, day-trippers, those taking short breaks as well as commuters can have a twenty-first century service.



Tourist safety

Dec 10th, 2019 | By

Should tour operators deliver tours to live volcanoes?. If yes, at what point do operators decide that there should err on the side of caution and stop tours?



Where will you book?

Dec 7th, 2019 | By
cartoon of a traveller

the travel industry just doesn’t know what those previous Thomas Cook holiday bookers will do now they no longer have their favourite brand.



easyJet Holidays

Dec 6th, 2019 | By
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Can easyJet move quickly enough to sign hotels, attractions and excursions so that it can capture a chunk of those who are looking for a holiday in 2020?



Buy holiday money now or after the election?

Dec 5th, 2019 | By
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For those planning on a Christmas break the issue is whether you buy your currency now or wait and get a better deal after the election is over.



Why an all-inclusive holiday?

Dec 2nd, 2019 | By
All inclusive holidays

All-inclusives may be loved by tour operators and liked by holidaymakers but destinations aren’t fond of them.



What’s hot: December: 2019

Dec 1st, 2019 | By

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



Travelling on a carbon diet

Nov 29th, 2019 | By

It’s a challenge to travel anywhere without leaving a carbon footprint, but by adding more planet-healthy choices to your travel diet, you can help to keep yours to an absolute minimum. Here’s how…



Yes, airport retailers do charge more

Nov 24th, 2019 | By

The advice to air passengers must bedon’t buy at the airport but on the high street and keep your remaining cash for next time or donate it to one of the charities.



Proclaiming customer satisfaction

Nov 22nd, 2019 | By

If you want to encourage passengers to genuinely provide feedback you should put satisfaction forms somewhere obvious and well frequented.



Why don’t we have more indoor theme parks?

Nov 13th, 2019 | By

In the UK we have any number of theme parks but how many are under cover?



Gatwick tries a new idea

Nov 7th, 2019 | By

The plan might work if people pay attention, don’t run late and those that are not called don’t push in.



What is tourism?

Nov 5th, 2019 | By

Just as we know have expressions like “tourism pollution” which are critical of tourism, the misuse of the word is likely to lead to even more derogatory thoughts.



Avoiding WTM

Nov 4th, 2019 | By

This year because of personal issues I am missing WTM but it doesn’t worry me. That’s untrue – it does slightly.



What’s hot: November 2019

Nov 1st, 2019 | By

Just About Travel gives you the low-down on what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world right now



Prices rose but may be dropping back

Oct 29th, 2019 | By

Increases were spotted just after the Thomas Cook collapse. A month on and other companies have moved in to fill the gap. That means prices will stabilise or even go down.



Halloween

Oct 27th, 2019 | By

Such a phenomenon has it become that we have listed over a thousand events that are coming up in the next few days



Will you fly on a 737-Max?

Oct 25th, 2019 | By

All-in-all it doesn’t give passengers a great deal of confidence in Boeing or the 737 Max.



The impact of non-stop flights

Oct 20th, 2019 | By

The future for ever-expanding airports might be altering but it all comes down to us, the passenger. Would we be happy flying for about 20 hours non-stop?



Support for the high street

Oct 14th, 2019 | By

Is a combination of high street and online is the way forward and that both are needed?



Travel with strangers

Oct 12th, 2019 | By

All the tips and advice you need to travel on your own terms



Where the experts holiday: Sophia Constant, director at Sophia Rose Travel

Oct 8th, 2019 | By

Sophia Constant, director at Sophia Rose Travel – which specialises in organising luxury adventure travel in Africa & Latin America, talks travel



A silver lining

Oct 7th, 2019 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Keep your eyes out for bargains. I am sure there will be some launched over the next month or so.