Travel tips & opinions

Our travel tips for 2021

Jan 2nd, 2021 | By

When the time comes, the one thing that Just about Travel is convinced about is that travel won’t just surge but erupt.

My food Xmas travel adventure

Dec 31st, 2020 | By

Instead of traditional fare, we ate food that reminded us of where we had been in years’ past or had planned to go in 2020 or even later.

Some travel tips for 2021 – part three

Dec 29th, 2020 | By

Just about Travel completes its survey of tips for travel and holidays in 2021.

Some travel tips for 2021 – part two

Dec 28th, 2020 | By

Just about Travel continues its look at what is being tipped for the coming year.

Some travel tips for 2021 part one

Dec 27th, 2020 | By

As usual Just about Travel looks at some of those organisations involved in the industry to see what they are tipping for the coming year.

Dreaming of travel

Dec 23rd, 2020 | By

If travel restrictions are removed for Easter it might be hard not to bump into an escaping Brit wherever you go in the world!

The “right” sort of coal

Dec 22nd, 2020 | By

Here’s a thought. Why don’t we turn one of the pits that has this type of coal into a heritage site and, as part of showing the public how a pit operates, 26,000 tons of coal is mined a year!

Crushing Christmas travel

Dec 21st, 2020 | By

At some point may be some countries will allow movement but it will probably be too little to save Christmas travel for many tens of thousands of people.

Will business travel re-bound?

Dec 6th, 2020 | By
cartoon of passenger rushing to catch a flight

Readers might ask, why is Just about Travel writing about business tourism when it is an e-zine for consumers? The reason is that they are intertwined.

The Qantas solution could mean mass travel re-starts

Nov 29th, 2020 | By

IATA and governments should get down to implementing the Qantas plan because only then can a travel regime return

Are QR codes the way forward?

Nov 24th, 2020 | By

The Chinese QR system which has been in operation for much of this year records a person’s travel movements and their health records.

Watching the nightingales swarm

Nov 22nd, 2020 | By

This was how the travel writer, Jan Morris, once wrote what she would be doing when the time come for her to move on from this world.

Holidaying in Europe from January 1st 2021

Nov 21st, 2020 | By

From the beginning of 2021, new rules will be in force.

A skiing season in 2020/2021?

Nov 20th, 2020 | By

Those seeking a late skiing holiday might stand a better chance of being able to holiday, as by March, vaccines may be in place.

Demand is strong

Nov 18th, 2020 | By
Shipwrech beach in Zakynthos

This time and with the announcement of the successful trials by Pfizer but in particular Moderna, bookings have jumped.

Are we ready to travel again?

Nov 11th, 2020 | By

Airports have a lot more thinking to do as they seem to be the pinch point between us wanting to fly and feeling safe to get on the plane.

The future of holidays

Nov 8th, 2020 | By

What the industry wants to hear about as do readers and the Great British holidaymaker is what will holidays be like after the pandemic.

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Nov 2nd, 2020 | By

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We are to blame

Oct 31st, 2020 | By

According to Professor McKee of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, holidaymakers are to blame for the upturn in coronavirus cases.

How can airports survive?

Oct 28th, 2020 | By

With so few flights, many airports are in financial straits

Christmas is going to be “funny” this year

Oct 25th, 2020 | By
Christmas Market - Birmingham

At this stage, Christmas looks like being as un-Christmassy as it is possible to be.

How COVID-19 safe are planes?

Oct 24th, 2020 | By

Passengers may need independent evidence, that is evidence produced by non-aviation linked parties before there is sufficient confidence to fly

Lockdowns and holiday travel rights

Oct 22nd, 2020 | By

Four of the big companies, British Airways, easyJet, Jet 2 and TUI have announced they won’t charge change fees.

Forget autumn breaks

Oct 20th, 2020 | By

With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, half-term and autumn breaks seem off the agenda.

He’s not ‘batting for the industry’

Oct 18th, 2020 | By

If anything the role of any secretary of state is to go into bat for all electors and the population as a whole and how transport affects them.

Where’s the inventiveness?

Oct 12th, 2020 | By

For us to have a break be it a day out, a weekend-break or a longer holiday, travel companies are going to have to be a bit more inventive otherwise they may go under.

Who isn’t confused?

Oct 11th, 2020 | By

Science drives my thinking too and my thinking is I am too confused by all this creation of confusion to do anything about travelling at all.

Is China a model for leisure travel?

Oct 3rd, 2020 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Last week, the World Aviation Festival was held. Usually thousands meet to discuss everything from airports, airlines, retailing to passengers, sustainability and green flight plans, trading, passenger satisfaction and expectations and problems. The problem this year is the virus and how to navigate through it. China was the first nation to be severely hit by the virus, the first to impose what seemed then to be drastic measures to curb it and the first to come out of it. Since that time, it appears they
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