Posts Tagged ‘ Australia ’

Only visit if you can swim

Aug 10th, 2020 | By

Unlike most museums this is one is underwater and, unless you are proficient in scuba or diving, you will be unable to visit it.



Forget Australia this year?

Jun 18th, 2020 | By
Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Australian tourism minister yesterday said that the Australian border might stay closed until next year for short term visitors.



On white men first seeing eastern Australia

Apr 29th, 2020 | By

It was today – 29th of April 1770 – that Cook and his mariners landed at what he subsequently called Botany Bay.



The economic impact of the shutdown

Mar 25th, 2020 | By

The closure of so many attractions and events will have a severe economic impact on destinations, local economies and people.



If there is a silver lining…

Mar 7th, 2020 | By

With ships almost idle, some cruise companies have built up goodwill by offering free cruises to volunteer firefighters in Australia to thank them for their recent efforts.



What’s hot: March 2020

Mar 1st, 2020 | By

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



Top 10 fun ideas

Feb 15th, 2020 | By

Take your kids on an amazing adventure to these inventive ideas, and brainstorm your own offbeat activities…



What’s hot: February 2020

Feb 1st, 2020 | By

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



Australia Day

Jan 26th, 2020 | By

This year it is a tinged with sorrow for the effects of the bushfires which are only out of the headlines at the moment due to the efforts of many thousands of volunteer firefighters who have been out combatting them.



Visiting Australia

Jan 9th, 2020 | By

But Australia is a huge country. Much is still open and waiting for your visit.



Protecting Australia

Jan 3rd, 2020 | By

Some fire-fighters say that they sleep fitfully as they rest with one ear forever listening to their pagers and smart phones.



Which way, Australia?

Dec 30th, 2019 | By

Headlines like “South coast holidaymakers may be trapped” have resulted in a smaller number of Aussies travelling this holiday time in Australia.



Seducing caravanners to visit

Nov 30th, 2019 | By
caravan site numbers grow

Will local authorities in the UK follow their Australian counterparts and set up free sites to attract caravanners?



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…



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



The Uluru dilemma

Oct 26th, 2019 | By
Uluru

Will birdwatching, looking at rock art and watching the sun come up over the monolith be enough to keep 400,000 people coming each year?



Saturday snippets: August 31st 2019

Aug 31st, 2019 | By
Arc de Triomphe at night

In Paris the deputy mayor wants to ban tour coaches. In Saudi a theme park is planned and in australia, the Great Barrier Reef’s long term outlook has been downgraded.



Chasing the sun

May 10th, 2019 | By

The Nullarbor Links was built “to complement and enhance the tourism industry…by providing travellers with an additional attraction and hence a reason to spend more time and money in the region.”



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



Two sides of a coin

Feb 17th, 2019 | By

Without the airline frequency, many visitors won’t have time to visit Alice Springs unless that is specifically a place they want to visit.



Don’t do “time” in Australia

Feb 13th, 2019 | By

Over 650,000 Britons visit Australia from the UK each year. Most of the time there are no problems but Lucy Taylor of LY Lawyers warns of some offences that might land you in gaol.



Saturday snippets: 29th December 2018

Dec 29th, 2018 | By

Adrian considers – amongst other things – why train lines should experience engineering works over Christmas, volcano tourism and Brexit.



A petrol tank as a post box!

Dec 29th, 2018 | By

One bush property had an old petrol (it might have been diesel) tank that acted as its letter box.



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…



Being first

Dec 3rd, 2018 | By

This morning I am giving you a year’s notice of what will potentially become one of the Australia’s top tourist attractions. Today booking opens for a brand new luxury holiday.



On the Arcadia art trail

Nov 21st, 2018 | By

What surprised me was the vast numbers of people who had taken time out from the weekends to venture into a hot sun to visit this trail.



Koalas in NSW

Sep 13th, 2018 | By

Luckily for the animal, Tourism NSW and Tourism Australia it is only in NSW that koalas seem threatened to extinction if the report is to be believed. And it shouldn’t be.



Saturday snippets: 25th of August 2018

Aug 25th, 2018 | By
Costa Rica

There are a spate of cruise stories this week as most of us settle down to enjoy the last bank holiday until Christmas.