Posts Tagged ‘ Jamaica ’

Saturday snippets: 14th of July 2018

Jul 14th, 2018 | By

Even if the weather didn’t tell us, summer is here now the Proms, the Liverpool Biennale, the Ekhof Festival and striking travel staff tell us it is.



Coffee culture in Jamaica

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

The low-down on the Jamaican coffee scene



Saturday snippets: 3rd February 2018

Feb 3rd, 2018 | By

Ziplining in Ras Al Khaimah, passport price increases and learing that we are creatue of habit when travelling took Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: 20th January 2018

Jan 20th, 2018 | By
carnival in venice

The Venice Carnival and the Bayeux Tapestry are two of the news stories of the week that attracted Adrian’s attention.



Bob Marley Reggae Trail

Oct 16th, 2017 | By
Jamaican beach

Retrace the life and career of the Jamaican reggae legend in the island’s gritty capital city of Kingston, where music courses through the streets and Marley’s spirit looms large



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



Saturday snippets: September 2nd 2017

Sep 2nd, 2017 | By
Cart driver in Tunisia waving

Ras Al Khaimah and Jamaica are all happy with tourist numbers and so is Florida whilst Thomas Cook has made Tunisia happy.



Hot in the city


Jul 28th, 2017 | By

When summer hits, London comes alive like nowhere else on earth. Make this one your best summer yet with JAT’s guide to the capital’s coolest new spots



Saturday snippets: 18th February 2017

Feb 18th, 2017 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Tenerife, Jamaica, Dubai and Singapore are all seeing more British and Irish visitors. That is providing they aren’t trying to get there via Gatwick and using Southern to catch their planes. Yes the strikes at Southern look set to continue!



Saturday snippets: 4th February 2017

Feb 4th, 2017 | By
aruba

Security concerns at Cambeltown Airport, taxes, sales and St Bernard’s seem to be to the fore this week. Luckily it is time for the comedy festivals to come along and cheer me up!



Irish Jamaica

Feb 1st, 2017 | By
Jamaican beach

The announcement by the Jamaican government that visitor numbers from Ireland to Jamaica rose by 56% in 2016 is a reminder that Irish holidaymakers may actually be visiting to see their relatives!



It’s the great getaway day today; BA strike is off

Dec 23rd, 2016 | By
beach at Playa Juanillo

As 12 million of us hit the roads today the good news is that the strike at British Airways has been called off by the unions since BA has submitted a new pay deal for consideration.



Saturday snippets: 12th November 2016

Nov 12th, 2016 | By
Blenheim Palce - illuminating the formal gardens at Christmas

The opening of the skiing season is early in Alpe d’Huez, light shows are becoming increasingly popular and soon there will be direct flights to the city of the Terracotta Army.



Saturday snippets: 1st October 2016

Oct 1st, 2016 | By
roller coaster at Blackpool

A new roller-coaster for Blackpool, building changes at Dublin Airport and the beginning of the Autumn foliage display join together in Adrian’s thoughts as National Champagne Week begins.



London is open

Aug 19th, 2016 | By

London is open and it is staying that way, writes Kaye Holland



Saturday snippets: 13th February 2016

Feb 13th, 2016 | By

Air passenger tax increases in Italy, higher charges at Universal in Florida and a failed attempt to set a minimum size catch Adrian’s attention this week



Saturday snippets: 28th November 2015

Nov 28th, 2015 | By

Adrian wonders what the effect of the spending review will be on tourism and oloks at a huge montage being constructed at the National Arboretum



The slave heritage of Jamaica

Jun 10th, 2015 | By

Away from the Jazz and Blues Festival, Reza looks at the dark past of Jamaica when slavery abounded.



Saturday snippets: April 25th 2015

Apr 25th, 2015 | By

From an attraction based on heavy earth moving equipment to native Americans celebrating their heritage, Adrian winds up the smaller stories of the week.



The Jamaica Jazz and Blue Festival

Feb 9th, 2015 | By

Reza visits Jamaica to attend his first reggae festival.



What’s hot: February 2015

Feb 1st, 2015 | By

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



The Bob Marley birthday weekend

Jan 30th, 2015 | By

Next week, Jamaica will celebrate what would have been Bob Marley’s 70th birthday.



Saturday snippets: 28th June 2014

Jun 28th, 2014 | By
Antiguan beach

For some reason – maybe to forget the rain of yesterday and today – Adrian seems to have concentrated on warm places with spectacular beaches like Antigua, the British Virgin Islands and the Isle of Wight!



Saturday snippets: 14th June 2014

Jun 14th, 2014 | By

From sheep racing to national picnic week and who can and cannot allow blue plaques, Adrian scans through some of the smaller stories of the week.



Saturday snippets: 24th of May 2014

May 24th, 2014 | By

Today  Thorpe Park in Surrey unveils to the public its new Angry Birds themed 4D land experience. It starts in the high tech movie theatre surrounding and you become part of the action as rumbling chairs catapult you through a fast-paced adventure as the Angry Birds attempt to get their precious eggs back from the dastardly King Pig. Timed air gusts, water jets, leg ticklers, flashing lights, bubbles and smoke blasts will be sure to get pulses racing from start to finish! It doesn’t finish
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Sailing around the world

May 16th, 2014 | By

It’s not just the siling that will be an experience that you’ll never forget it is what occurs around the race as well. Take the leg which will start in about a week and take competitors from Jamaica to New York.



Saturday snippets: 3rd of May 2014

May 3rd, 2014 | By

As I wrote a few weeks ago, the huge Kelpies sculpture has opened in Falkirk. Last week there was the pyrotechnic display involving fire and music and then it properly opened to us visitors. The Kelpies, Scotland’s largest art installation, is a 300 tonne, twin 30m high horse head sculpture created by Glasgow artist Andy Scott and sits in Helix Park, Falkirk. Estimates are that 350,000 visitors will visit the area each year, bringing £1.5m of extra tourism revenue. Jamaica is forecast to be the
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What’s hot: April 2014

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This April, all eyes are on London, Los Angeles and Austin…