Posts Tagged ‘ Scotland ’

What’s hot: September 2019

Sep 1st, 2019 | By

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



Saturday snippets: 27th April 2019

Apr 27th, 2019 | By

Gorillas in Virunga National Park, an Eagle in Potsmouth and a generous gesture from Historic Houses are some of Adrian’s snippets today.



You’ve all done very well!

Mar 21st, 2019 | By

What the tourism minister wants is for us to spend more when we visit Scotland and to “spend in the appropriate places and in the appropriate ways.”



Devolving APD to Wales

Feb 12th, 2019 | By

My forecast would be that if it is devolved and abolished in Wales, the tax will shortly disappear entirely.



Saturday snippets: 2nd February 2019

Feb 2nd, 2019 | By

The kindness of the Jamaica Inn in Cornwall, uninformative tourism debates in parliament, exercise bikes on planes and the loss of thousands of lilos capture some of Adrian’s attention this week.



Its the “Year of…

Dec 27th, 2018 | By

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has declared that it will the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. In Wales it is the Year of Discovery.



Paisley Halloween Festival

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Since fancy dress and other Halloween items have been in the shops for so long it is easy to forget that there is actually an end date.



Has a bed tax just got closer?

Oct 4th, 2018 | By

On Monday at the Scottish Tourism Alliance conference Nicola Sturgeon announced that she had ordered a consultation about a bed tax and said that she wanted the voice of the tourism industry to be heard. What about the voice of the visitor?



Mulling it over

Sep 19th, 2018 | By

Judith Baker escaped London for the fresh breezes, beautiful scenery and storybook charm of the isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides.



Finding Jamie Fraser (Outlander Tour)

Sep 13th, 2018 | By

I have a particular interest in the saga, so this year we decided to do an Outlander Tour and visit the film sites, cramming as much as we could into just three days.



What’s hot: July 2018

Jul 1st, 2018 | By

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



What’s hot: May 2017

Apr 30th, 2018 | By

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



This is “Scottish Tourism Month”

Mar 11th, 2018 | By

Scottish Tourism Month just seems a handy title to hang a number of trade meetings around and nothing more.



Skiing in Scotland this weekend

Dec 15th, 2017 | By

What is the prospect for skiing in Scotland at the moment?



Reducing APD in Wales

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By

Yesterday morning the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, said that the Welsh government would aim to scrap air passenger duty (APD) on long-haul flights if the tax was devolved to Cardiff. Nicola Sturgeon said similar things about APD when it was devolved to Scotland. She has run into problems implementing any change because it requires an EU decision. Jones will face the same problem so why say things he is unlikely to be able to deliver? The probable answer is that he only said it because
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APD is a revenue raising tax

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Gatwick

Apd is a revenue tax and not a green tax designed to deter us from flying and reduce emissions! Isn’t it nice to know!



Saturday snippets: 14th October 2017

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

More tourists, more spending, smoking bans and new theme park attractions are just some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week



Where the experts holiday: Chetna Makan, author

Sep 22nd, 2017 | By

Author of The Cardamom Trail and Chai, Chaat & Chutney, Chetna Makan, shares her travel highs and lows with JAT readers



Persuading 16-34 year olds to holiday at home

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

Called ‘Join the World – Discover the UK’ campaign will target, in the words of Visit England, this ‘lost generation.’



Saturday snippets: August 19th 2017

Aug 19th, 2017 | By

Dwarves, Chagall, the popularity of the Mexican resort of Puetra Vallarta and WWI are some of the things that attracted Adrian’s attention this week.



Saturday snippets: August 5th 2017

Aug 5th, 2017 | By

in some places tourism is causing problems like the Isle of Skye. In others such as the Cook Islands a new marine reserve may attract many more. They are part of Adrian’s look at some of the tourism stories of the week.



Air Departure Tax: Who Benefits?

Jun 21st, 2017 | By

Yet again we have a report that rehashes old ideas, presents few new ones preferring to rely on hoary old arguments instead.



A new national park in Scotland?

Jun 6th, 2017 | By

One wonders why the SNP government cannot support the idea of more national parks and more Scottish economic growth particularly at a time when the EY Scottish Item Club says that the Scottish economy is showing signs of slowing faster than the rest of the UK.



Where the experts holiday: Campbell Jefferys, travel writer and author

Apr 7th, 2017 | By

Australian travel writer and author, Campbell Jefferys, shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel



Where the experts holiday: Reza Pakravan, traveller, adventurer and film maker

Apr 2nd, 2017 | By

Reza Pakravan – a traveller, adventurer and film maker – shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers



What’s hot: April 2017

Mar 31st, 2017 | By

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



Making better use of waterways

Mar 9th, 2017 | By

Given the finite space on roads should river boat travel be encouraged as a way for commuting and for tourists to see more of our destinations without having to put up with the slow pace of road travel?



The Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By

In Scotland, the snowdrop is of such significance that there is a Scottish Snowdrop Festival which runs from the beginning of February until March 12th.