Jaillen Yehia

The Travel Tipping Point


The Travel Tipping Point: Air Passenger Rights

Written by Jaillan Yehia

Right after the UK voted for Brexit, my Canadian partner moved to England with me; both of us giving up life in beautiful British Columbia for a totally different type of life in Blighty  – a country that I wasn’t even sure I was on board with anymore given the result of the vote. Yet […]

The Travel Tipping Point: Do We Have Travel App-athy?

Written by Jaillan Yehia

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about just how much the travel tech landscape has changed in a few short years  – and where it will go next. Where once the idea behind apps like Airbnb or Uber had to be explained to most outside the travel industry, today the concept of the sharing economy […]

The Travel Tipping point: Backpacking In Australia

Written by Jaillan Yehia

The travel tipping point is the section where I talk about a worldwide destination or travel theme which seems to be having a moment. 3 is the magic number and I often find that good things come in threes – and that goes for travel too: if somewhere comes to my attention 3 times or […]

The Travel Tipping Point: River Cruises

Written by Jaillan Yehia

The travel tipping point is my regular column on travel trends, types and themes which seem to be ‘having a moment’ and have achieved critical mass  – meaning that wherever you look, this way of travel, destination or style of service seems to suddenly be popping up everywhere. Whether it be a new way of booking […]

The Travel Tipping Point: UK Summer Staycations

Written by Jaillan Yehia

New research shows that with the effects of Brexit – and the exchange rate for the Pound plummeting overseas – staying at home in the UK this summer is officially the new going abroad. But once summer hits I’ve always been a fan of staying home – and my UK summer staycations season undoubtedly starts […]

The Travel Tipping Point: Hotels Get Sweet With SuiteStory

Written by Jaillan Yehia

In the information age there is a website for everything – and as travel becomes ever more mainstream, there’s a niche travel website for almost every eventuality too. Yet until recently if you wanted to rent a luxury hotel suite as opposed to a regular room (think minimum 4 stars, but most likely 5) you still […]

The Travel Tipping Point: Patagonia, Chile

Written by Jaillan Yehia

I am a big believer that 3 is the magic number. The so-called rule of three exists because as humans we are constantly looking for patterns and 3 is the smallest number that can constitute a pattern to our brains. It just so happens that 3 is the killer combination for many things – comedy […]

The Travel Tipping Point: Mexico

Written by Jaillan Yehia

For years I resisted going to Spain on holiday. The reason? Spain is the most mainstream and obvious overseas destination for Brits in search of a cheap holiday in the sun, and in seeking out a more authentic and unique holidaying experience, I snubbed Spain. This turned out to be a big mistake. Now that […]

The Travel Tipping Point: Cruises

Written by Jaillan Yehia

I have this pet theory about travel. I believe that if we hear something positive that challenges our previous perceptions of a destination or holiday style, it lodges in our brains, but right at the back, where it can dwell quietly for a long time if left undisturbed. When that idea is reinforced by further […]

The Travel Tipping Point: My Canadian Wish List

Written by Jaillan Yehia

Canada is one of those destinations that has steadily climbed up my wishlist over the years until it reached the very top and flailed its arms around furiously shouting ‘choose me, you have to choose me for your next trip!’ After meeting cool Canadians, working with colleagues from Toronto, travelling with folks from Vancouver and […]

The Travel Tipping Point: Walking The High Line in New York

Written by Jaillan Yehia

Every once in a while a city, country, activity or some other flavour of enticing worldwide experience creeps into your consciousness for the first time and promptly procedes to pop up everywhere – in your Sunday paper or the magazine you pick up at the dentist, on your friend’s Facebook page or on an obscure TV documentary […]