Posts Tagged ‘ Wales ’

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.



Time to end APD?

Mar 9th, 2019 | By

Devolving APD away from Westminster will only cause strife if any nation alters the rate at which APD is charged.



St David’s Day

Mar 1st, 2019 | By

Tradition says that it was on March 1st that St David died 1,430 years ago, this very year.



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.



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.



Saturday snippets: 15th of September 2018

Sep 15th, 2018 | By

The opening of the V&A Dundee, APD in Wales, increasing visitor numbers from the UK to Qatar and the Barbadian Food & Rum Festival are some of the events capturing Adrian’s interest this week.



Humphrey Llwyd

Aug 19th, 2018 | By
Humphrey Llwyd map of Wales

The exhibition only runs until the end of the month, a very short time considering that his map was the main source for travellers for over a century.



Wales is “standing still”

Aug 6th, 2018 | By

For Wales to grow by 0.5% is lamentable and there is little evidence that Visit Wales or the Welsh government understands that it has a problem let alone knowing how to solve it.



Merthyr Tydfil – a major tourist destination?

May 11th, 2018 | By

If successful, such a site would do more to regenerate this part of Wales than anything else so far considered. It would also create a reminder of the international importance that Merthyr once had in industrial development.



Hindering Welsh tourism growth

Feb 9th, 2018 | By

Deidre Wells, the boss of UK Inbound, drew attention to a feature that Just about Travel moaned about nearly four years ago. She said that more should be done to improve north-south links.



Saturday snippets: 6th January 2018

Jan 6th, 2018 | By

Adrian sums up some of the smaller stories of the week.



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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Make the most of Montenegro

Sep 27th, 2017 | By

Plunging canyons, virgin forests, a curvy coastline and jagged mountains sit side-by-side in Montenegro -a beautiful, compact country where bears and wolves still roam



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.’



What’s hot: September 2017

Aug 31st, 2017 | By

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



A day in… Kidwelly

Aug 27th, 2017 | By
Kidwelly Castle entrance

Adian visits Kidwelly for a day to see the famed castle but, instead, finds an oasis of birdlife and a town that has radically altered from what it was a few centuries ago.



A hidden attraction: Llansteffan?

Aug 20th, 2017 | By
llansteffan beach

If you are looking for a picturesque location, and a long safe and sandy beach then Llansteffan fits the bill.



Bye bye Britain

Jun 25th, 2017 | By

Torturous Brexit negotiations, four terrorist attacks in a month, the Grenfell Tower tragedy, a coalition of chaos… it’s time to escape for the summer, says Kaye Holland



A day in…Harlech

Jun 11th, 2017 | By

Adrian visits Harlech in the Welsh county of Gwynedd to see, what else, the castle. For many though the long, sandy beaches are the attraction that keeps tourists returning year after year.



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



The “Year of Legends”

Jan 4th, 2017 | By
dragon head

In Wales, this year, it is the “Year of Legends” and Visit Wales are encouraging visitors to explore some of the legends connected to the country.



Saturday snippets: 24th September 2016

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
North wales landscape

Adrian considers the staycation summer that boomed and wnders whether we will return to three favourite British holiday destinations – Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey.



Where the experts holiday: Georgina Wilson-Powell, travel editor

Sep 20th, 2016 | By

Georgina Wilson-Powell, travel editor at Good Things magazine shares her travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers



Where the experts holiday: Tom Hall of Lonely Planet

Aug 30th, 2016 | By

Tom Hall, editorial director at Lonely Planet – the world’s largest travel guide book publisher – on Italy, Iran and why the Western Isles of Scotland should feature on any travel itinerary



The Welsh dream ends

Jul 6th, 2016 | By

If you were in Lyon tonight or any of the fans zones, your local pub or just sitting at home and you have anything related to the Welsh footballing success in getting as far as they did, don’t throw them away.



J’accuse Cumbria

Mar 1st, 2016 | By

Today is St David’s Day, a Welsh day of significance where daffodils, leeks and sheep take centre stage in the celebrations. But not this year. It has been ruined by Cumbria and I accuse Cumbria of sheep rustling.



Best new openings

Nov 17th, 2015 | By

Be the first kid on your block to see these brand new attractions, all slated to throw open their doors by 2016.



Why doesn’t Wales do better?

Jul 29th, 2015 | By

Adrian wonders why Wales doesn’t attract more visitors