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2017: the safest year in aviation history

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By

Airline passengers will be happy to know that 2017 was the safest year ever in aviation history.



What’s hot: January 2018

Jan 1st, 2018 | By

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



Carrying a Christmas Cracker on a plane.

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By

Ever wondered whether you can take Christmas Crackers on a plane? No, nor have I.



Killing a few hours in Hong Kong

Dec 20th, 2017 | By

With many international flights to the Far East connecting through Hong Kong what do you do if you have a few hours to kill or an overnight layover in Hong Kong?



Beau Double Monsieur le Marquis

Dec 20th, 2017 | By

Patricia looks at Beau Double Monsieur le Marquis, an exhibition by the hard to categorise Sophie Calle and Serena Carone at La Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris and which many critics believe to be the must-see show in France.



Where the experts holiday: Elliott Grant, founder of travel and location app Hoof

Dec 19th, 2017 | By

Here Elliott Grant, creator of Hoof – a new trip curation app that allows users to log their travels and connect with like-minded travellers – shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers…



Aurigny and Singapore Airlines take the honours

Dec 17th, 2017 | By

Each year the readers of Which? are asked about their recent experiences of flying with an airline from the UK.



Letter from France: December 2017

Dec 17th, 2017 | By

Frederic reminds us that fourteen exhibitions currently open in France end next month as museums and galleries prepare for their 2018 delights.



Confident of taking an overseas holiday next year?

Dec 3rd, 2017 | By
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AITO’s report says that 90% will maintain or grow their travel plans, and that 21% intend to take even more holidays.



What’s hot: December 2017

Dec 1st, 2017 | By

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



San Sebastian is the place to be

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

San Sebastian in northern Spain is the place you should head to if you are a foodie.



National Consumer Week

Nov 27th, 2017 | By

This week is National Consumer Week, a week in which there is supposed to be publicity of consumer issues. So far, all I have seen is a warning about automatic renewal memberships such as those employed by some gym clubs. News about consumer issues in the travel industry haven’t come to the fore but the week is young and there is still time. Although EU261 is a European Union rule enabling a person to claim if their flight is delayed or cancelled, the British government
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Celebrating 200 years of “pantomime”

Nov 25th, 2017 | By

In this, the 200th anniversary of the word “pantomime” being used in the billing of a show, we list some of the major pantos available this coming Chistmas season in the UK and Ireland.



Where the experts holiday: Peter Vella, Director UK & Ireland at the Malta Tourism Authority

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By

Peter Vella is the director UK & Ireland at the Malta Tourism Authority and holds a dual nationality with Malta and the UK. Here he shares his favourite destinations and forthcoming trips with Just About Travel readers and reveals why you should visit Malta



Letter from France: November 2017

Nov 19th, 2017 | By

Frederic updates us with some of the exhibitions that are running in France



UK and Irish Christmas markets

Nov 17th, 2017 | By

This year we have made a list of just over 100 of the markets to help you locate the nearest to you. You will find them by clicking here,



Weighing passengers

Nov 6th, 2017 | By

At the airport in Helsinki, Finnair is reported as asking people to be weighed. What is behind the airline’s action?



Best new openings

Nov 5th, 2017 | By

Think you’ve seen it all? Refresh your bucket list with these incredible new openings and experiences coming in 2018



What’s hot: November 2017

Oct 31st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world



Best value destinations

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

If you’re looking to wander frugally or save on a visit to pricier big-hitters, then our list of good-value getaways is the place to start



Keeping kids occupied on a plane

Oct 29th, 2017 | By
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Keeping children occupied on a car journey can be bad enough but on a long haul flight you can get even more frustrated at keeping them out of mischief or from loudly proclaiming so that even the back of the plane can her them that they are bored. For decades, most airlines have realised this and have had an array of toys, colouring books and gifts in an attempt to allay the boredom. Then came video games in the back of the seat in front
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Letter from France: October 2017

Oct 17th, 2017 | By

Frederic brings us up-to-date with what exhibitions are on in France during the next few months



Remembering Sherlock Holmes

Oct 12th, 2017 | By

Saturday marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of the first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories.



Everything you need to know about holiday illness claims

Oct 11th, 2017 | By

Stuart Snape, the Managing Partner of Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors, tells Just about Travel readers that holidaymakers with genuine complaints about travel sickness should not be deterred from claiming.



The value of botanical gardens

Oct 4th, 2017 | By

The world’s botanic gardens contain about a third of all known plants and help protect 40% of endangered species.



The future for holidaymakers as seen by TUI and Thomas Cook

Oct 2nd, 2017 | By

Last week both Thomas Cook and TUI reported. With the demise of Monarch the outlook for the remaining tour operators may have got a little bit rosier. For travellers and holidaymakers I suspect that it will get a little more expensive.



What’s hot: October 2017

Sep 30th, 2017 | By

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



Adventures in Ecuador

Sep 29th, 2017 | By

Andean mountains? Check. Amazonian forest? Check. Life-affirming islands and coastline? Check. Adventure seekers in Ecuador are spoiled for choice…