Travel tips & opinions

The Kyffin Williams centenary

Feb 19th, 2018 | By

To readers outside Wales or those uninterested in art, the name Kyffin (it rhymes with “Puffin”) Williams might mean very little. To the Welsh and particularly rural and North Wales it means the greatest modern Welsh painter.



Letter from France: February 2018

Feb 16th, 2018 | By

Frederic updates us on exhibitions currently on show in France



What’s stopping you?

Feb 5th, 2018 | By

You can make a million excuses for not wanting to travel on your own, and you’ll always find more – unless you make the conscious choice to confront your solo-travel fears. To give you a friendly push in the right direction, we’ve broken down some of the most common solo-travel fears, so they don’t seem so scary at all



What’s hot: February 2018

Feb 1st, 2018 | By

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



Tourism despoilation

Jan 31st, 2018 | By

Yesterday at the Westminster Media Forum meeting on tourism, a different subject was raised by a Cambridge councillor, John Hipkin. It is the problem of having too many of us visiting his city.



It’s challenging

Jan 30th, 2018 | By

How does the UK government arrange agreements in a little over a few months so that holiday companies and airlines can continue to sell tickets? Can one agreement be a template for all?



10 things you learn about yourself while travelling solo

Jan 30th, 2018 | By

If you travel alone, you may learn just as much about yourself as the destinations you visit. These lessons can then be transferred to all areas of your life



Little Black Book to London 2018

Jan 25th, 2018 | By

Londoners don’t know how to stay in – and why should we? In a city where every evening brings another pop up bar or bijoux bakery, there’s simply far too much fun to be wrung out of the city.
Here’s our guide to the capital’s coolest new spots



Letter from France: January 2018

Jan 23rd, 2018 | By

Frederic introduces us to the latest exhibitions in France



Heathrow to Gatwick in five minutes

Jan 15th, 2018 | By

Rather than spend money on a third runway at Heathrow Sir Richard Branson is suggesting a hyperloop system in tunnels which would transport passengers from one airport to the other in five minutes.



Oceania or NCL?

Jan 12th, 2018 | By

According to a new report from the consumer group Which? Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) had the lowest score in its regular survey of cruise companies.



Where the experts holiday: Hannah Fielding, travel fiction writer

Jan 5th, 2018 | By

Here Hannah Fielding, one of Britain’s best loved travel fiction writers, shares her travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers



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,