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  • Deadly snowstorms claim trekkers’ lives

    Deadly snowstorms claim trekkers’ lives

    Mountain rescue teams in Nepal searched for scores of missing trekkers last week after unseasonal blizzards and avalanches killed at least 25 people along the high-altitude Annapurna mountain route popular with backpackers. Army and civilian...

  • Dance to the rhythm of Buenos Aires

    Dance to the rhythm of Buenos Aires

    After an 18-hour direct flight from Dubai, I finally landed in Buenos Aires, capital city of Argentina, the country of tango, wine, Eva Peron, Maradona and – more recently – Pope Francis. Extremely tired from the travel, as soon as I reclaimed my...

  • Wall of memories

    Wall of memories

    Art professor Sheryl Oring sits at a desk outside the Berlin Wall Memorial, clacking away at a typewriter like a secretary, with thick-rimmed glasses perched on the end of her nose. A man stands before her giving a testimony that will form part of...

  • How to give your pet a bird’s eye view of Earth

    How to give your pet a bird’s eye view of Earth

    The good news is that if your dog or cat weighs fewer than seven kilogrammes, many airlines will allow you take it with you in the cabin instead of packing it up in a plastic crate and unceremoniously dumping it in the hold. But, as the owner, you...

  • Pulling her strings

    Pulling her strings

    Veronica Stivala spends a day visiting Europe’s most successful puppet museum and the world’s oldest social housing estate still in use in the city of Augsburg. The puppets I have always been fascinated by puppets. Looking back, I would say this...

  • Fleeing the cold winter temperatures

    Fleeing the cold winter temperatures

    More Europeans are taking wintertime holidays and travelling in search of the sun, preferring beach holidays to winter sports. The traditional winter skiing holiday in the Alps has suffered market losses. According to the latest survey of the...

  • Best Western India Hotel Group signs up for Busy Rooms

    Best Western India Hotel Group signs up for Busy Rooms

    Busy Rooms will be supporting the Best Western India Hotel Group with an entire central reservation solution made up of technology, distribution, optimisation and support services. The full membership package includes Busy Rooms’ own central...

  • Pedicabs’ uphill struggle

    Pedicabs’ uphill struggle

    T.C. O’Rourke has encountered plenty of nasty weather in his years as a Chicago pedicab operator – rain, snow and steamy summer heat. But he has never pedalled into a headwind as rough as this year’s blast from City Hall, which has imposed some of...

  • When things go wrong in the EU

    When things go wrong in the EU

    When travelling to another EU country, be it on holiday, for business or to study, should you fall ill or have an accident you have the same rights to healthcare as people insured in that country. In case of an emergency you can contact any of the...

  • Booking a break at work

    Booking a break at work

    According to a One Poll survey commissioned by online travel retailer Bravofly, a cheeky one in seven people search for deals when the boss isn’t looking. Another third use their work computer to browse and book and one in 10 Brits admitted...

  • No plans for UK entry Ebola tests

    No plans for UK entry Ebola tests

    Health officials have revealed there are no plans to screen travellers entering the UK for the deadly Ebola virus, as more than 100 army medics prepare to travel to Sierra Leone to help tackle the epidemic. Public Health England (PHE) said the...

  • Well, I never felt more like singing the blues...

    Well, I never felt more like singing the blues...

    Stephen Bailey abandons the busy, cramped streets of former capital Fez for the sedate, hillside city of Chefchaouen in the northwest and finds a certain colour links these very different locations together... Up on the Fez rooftops, there is peace.

  • Knee Defender: more trouble than its worth?

    Knee Defender: more trouble than its worth?

    After reports of planes being diverted to throw off passengers fighting over using a device to block reclining seats, Helen Raine investigates alternative ways of staying comfortable with limited space in the air. Reports surfaced earlier this...

  • Towering above the city

    Towering above the city

    Visitors walk on the new glass floor at the Eiffel Tower in Paris last week. The tower inaugurated on Monday a solid glass floor that allows visitors to have bird’s eye view from 57 metres above the ground. The attraction is part of the first...

  • Travel briefs

    Travel briefs

    Emirates is offering up to 35 per cent off the price of flights on certain routes booked online before midnight on Wednesday. The sale, which began on Thursday, applies to selected economy class tickets for outward travel between November 5 and 14...

  • Building blocks of a great family day out

    Building blocks of a great family day out

    Continuing her trips to California’s many theme parks, Helen Raine takes the kids to Legoland for some brick-based entertainment... and a good soaking. Combine one of your children’s favourite toys with all the fun of the fair and what could...

  • BA expands Med routes

    British Airways is to launch four new routes to the Mediterranean. From May 1, 2015, it will fly from Heathrow to Olbia in Sardinia, Kos and Corfu in Greece and Split in Croatia. The routes follow last week’s announcement that BA will start flying...

  • Destinations with X Factor

    UK television talent show The X Factor teamed up with British Airways to fly its famous judges and contestants to Bermuda, Cancun, Los Angeles and Nice for final auditions. Aspiring pop stars travelled to some of the airline’s most glamorous...

  • Maiden flight for new Airbus A320neo craft

    Maiden flight for new Airbus A320neo craft

    Following intensive tests, the new Airbus aircraft A320neo successfully completed its maiden flight from the Airbus base in Toulouse-Blagnac, France. Lufthansa Group has ordered a total of 115 of the aircraft, which stand out for their low-noise...

  • Travel firm’s winter brochure has the white stuff for snow sports enthusiasts

    The 16th edition of YTC’s Ski & Snowboard brochure is out for the 2014/2015 season, with 44 pages of eye-catching images and information for holiday planning. YTC, which has organised trips for more than 40 years, is a leading skiing holiday...

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