Posts Tagged ‘ Belgium ’

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!

Regional restrictions

Oct 8th, 2020 | By
Berlin Reichstag

The travel industry has urged governments to support regional no-go areas rather than blocking off whole countries. This thinking grew in intensity after the UK blocked the whole of Portugal rather than the regions where the pandemic was strongest. So the Algarve, the Azores and Madeira suffered from not having British tourists despite having a low incidence. The same happened in Spain where the Canaries and the Balearics had few cases compared to the mainland. Now countries are opting for more regional targeting so Britons
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May: the month of change?

May 1st, 2020 | By

Whatever happens abroad is being closely watched in the UK and Ireland to help decide when we might be able to re-open museums again.

Bright Brussels

Feb 11th, 2018 | By

From 22 to 25 February 2018, at nightfall, the city is celebrating Bright Brussels, Festival of Lights which will light up a number of districts in the centre of Brussels.

Brussels – the hub of Europe

Jun 7th, 2016 | By

Reza re-visits Brussels after the terrorist activities and finds a city calm and going about its business despite the increased security.

Where our visitors come from

May 31st, 2016 | By
the front of Buckingham Palace

New figures from Visit Britain show that visitors from abroad last year did venture outside of London with the north west of England seeing a 22% increase in visitors.

Tourist terrorism

Mar 23rd, 2016 | By

How do we make more secure airports, major train stations and ports, all places that visitors will gather in large numbers?

Where the experts holiday: Gavin Stone, travel author and ex intelligence operative

Mar 16th, 2016 | By

Gavin Stone, a former ‘intelligence operative’, has written a book revealing the tips and tricks of travelling “next to nothing”. Result! Here the Wolverhampton-born author, who has stayed in super yachts and castles, shares some of his experiences with Just About Travel readers

Medieval Ghent for a long weekend

Oct 4th, 2015 | By

Natasha visits Ghent and finds that its historical centre survived the war almost intact.

Liège, an undiscovered corner of Belgium

Sep 4th, 2015 | By

Natasha finds that Liège and its surrounding area make for an interesting weekend away.

St George and the dragon in the arts city of Mons

Jul 7th, 2015 | By

I arrived in Mons in May to witness how the city transforms itself into a mass celebratory ritual on the weekend of Trinity Sunday during the Doudou festival.

Antwerp – with the emphasis on Rubens

Jun 4th, 2015 | By

Robin takes a break in Antwerp, a city dominated by Rubens

Mons: European City of Culture 2015

Feb 21st, 2015 | By

Reza visits Mons in Belgium, one of this year’s European Capitals of Culture.

Brussels beckoning

Dec 5th, 2014 | By
chocolate dispaly

Forget all about sprouts and EU headquarters – Anna Maria Espsäter seeks out the fun, calorific side of Brussels.

Enticing us on holiday

Nov 3rd, 2014 | By

It’s World Travel Market time. That means that tens of thousands of people have descended on Docklands in the east of London to sell their destinations to British tour operators and travel agents.

Saturday snippets: 26 july 2014

Jul 26th, 2014 | By
Brussels Flower Carpet

Adrian, who has decided not to apply for the job as Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, (but you can) has seventeen stories from the week to warn, suggest or remind you about the events of the last week.

Where the experts holiday: Neil Henderson, Flying Kiwi

May 22nd, 2014 | By

Neil Henderson of top rated adventure tour company, Flying Kiwi, on travelling with children, Tonga and why he loves the land of the long white cloud


Nov 10th, 2013 | By

Next year will be the anniversary of the start of WWI. A number of countries intimately involved in the war will hold special commemorations and one will be Belgium, the country which, when invaded by Germany, caused the UK to declare war.

Choco-Laté – The Chocolate Festival in Brugge

Nov 11th, 2011 | By

Starting today, the chocolate festival in Brugge begins: Choco-Laté is a chocolate festival like no other. It is truly the place to go for everyone who is mad about chocolate.

Notes from Namibia: part three

Nov 7th, 2011 | By

When it comes to fabulous weather and wildlife, there is nowhere like Namibia, says Adrienne. Over the next few weeks, she will be sharing her notes from Namibia – arguably Africa at its most authentic – exclusively with CD-Traveller readers.