Travel tips & opinions

Where the experts holiday: Mel Stephens, founder of Travel Queen

Aug 24th, 2019 | By

Mel Stephens, founder of Travel Queen – a UK based group tour operator specialising in adventures with style for women aged 25 to 60 – shares her travel experiences and insights with JAT readers



Flying non-stop, London –Sydney

Aug 23rd, 2019 | By

My objections to the Qantas plan is that I don’t think the results they gain will be necessarily indicative of how passengers will react.



Being watched as we fly

Aug 12th, 2019 | By

Cathay Pacific said last week that it did not have cameras in its back-of-seat entertainment just in the lounges, planes and other places.



What has the British Tourist Authority ever done for us?

Aug 10th, 2019 | By

Today, the UK is the seventh most popular tourist destination, the fourth in Europe and is the fifth largest sector in the UK in terms of GDP.



Removing benefits

Aug 8th, 2019 | By

UPDATE: 8 August 2019 – The RDG has changed its mind and will not now withdraw from Eurail.



Buying foreign exchange

Aug 1st, 2019 | By

It means that us ordinary mortals travelling on holiday his weekend will find it hard to answer the question about when to buy our holiday foreign money.



What’s hot: August 2019

Aug 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



A bumper year for staycations?

Jul 30th, 2019 | By

I had been expectating that this would be a good year for the home holiday industry. That may not be the case.



Tourism, us and the economy

Jul 29th, 2019 | By

We who live in the UK spend more on tourism in the UK than all of the overseas visitors so the strategy is meant for us as well.



Great customer satisfaction levels and being big?

Jul 24th, 2019 | By
image of a Jet 2 plane

It suggests that Jet2Holidays has found a happy marriage between being big, respected and performing well in the eyes of its customers.



Cheaper or more expensive?

Jul 17th, 2019 | By

The great getaway has already begun on the continent and in Northern Ireland and Scotland.



Boosting the UK economy by £40 billion

Jul 14th, 2019 | By

The research suggests that those taking a staycation will be spending on average £874 on a week’s holiday.



What about the passengers?

Jul 8th, 2019 | By
tal fins of British Airways planes

If individuals are placing confidence and trust in organisations then when the worst happens, they should receive a portion of any fines.



Has Carlisle Lake District Airport a future?

Jul 5th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of the Lake District

The Lake District is a huge tourist draw so if the airport can get direct flights to the places from where existing (and potential) visitors come, then there is no reason why the airport shouldn’t flourish.



It’s the weather

Jul 1st, 2019 | By
Bournemouth beach

Just as Center Parcs put outdoor attractions under cover, destinations and attractions need to invest in all-weather attractions to get us to visit them.



What’s hot: July 2019

Jul 1st, 2019 | By

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



Long-haul rail satisfcation

Jun 28th, 2019 | By
image of Virgin West Coast trains

The latest survey of rail passenger satisfaction shows that 87% of long-haul passengers are satisfied, some four percentage points more than the average for all rail journeys.



Bruges could become Disneyland

Jun 18th, 2019 | By

The question for all of them is how do they manage to have their cake and still eat it.



The 180 degree turn

Jun 16th, 2019 | By

Frankly both politicians and airports in Great Britain are happy with this heightened emphasis on climate change.



The small print

Jun 15th, 2019 | By

As for reading the small print, who really wades through all of that dry text?



Good value in Spain?

Jun 13th, 2019 | By

The latest research from Post Office Money suggests that the vast majority of us are still planning to travel abroad despite Brexit



Volunteer’s Week

Jun 7th, 2019 | By

Tourism wouldn’t exist in such a big way without volunteers. Our heritage sites be they buildings, railways or the landscape rely on volunteers



What’s hot: June 2019

Jun 1st, 2019 | By

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



Holidaying with kids

May 29th, 2019 | By
holidays may, just may, get cheaper if APD is removed from under 12's

What I find surprising is that with children and teenagers being at the most difficult from about 12-17, any parent wants to travel with them at all.



World’s top 10 cocktail bars

May 28th, 2019 | By
©Sivan Askayo/Lonely Planet; World's Top 10 Cocktail Bars - #6 - Clover Club, New York.

The lovely folk at Lonely Planet have put together a list of the best cocktail bars on the planet



Is there a hot summer on the way?

May 27th, 2019 | By
Bournemouth beach

With bookings down apart from cruise ships and some specialist holidays a surprisingly high number of people haven’t booked their summer holidays yet.



Seven weird and wonderful spirits from around the world

May 25th, 2019 | By

Explore the exciting world of spirits with Lonely Planet The verdict is in: now is an exciting time to be a spirit drinker. Not so long ago, being a fan of liquor meant your go-to drink was a G&T, a rum and coke or a whisky on the rocks, rather than a beer or glass of wine. But times they are a-changing. The explosion of craft distilleries in the past five years has transformed the global spirits (and cocktails) landscape. This is in no small
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Getting less for your pound?

May 24th, 2019 | By

All-in-all, it isn’t too bad. But that is today. That isn’t the way the media is spinning it. Unfortunately, In a week’s time it could alter significantly.