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  • Numbers up at UK hotspots

    Last year’s fine British summer helped boost visits to outdoor attractions such as Stonehenge, tourist chiefs have announced. Tourist hotspots such as Kew Gardens and London Zoo all saw huge leaps in visitor numbers in 2013 compared to rainy...

  • Lufthansa launches Premium Economy Class

    Lufthansa’s new Premium Economy Class was presented to industry experts at the ITB show in Berlin last week. The new travel class can be booked from May onwards and will be available from November 2014, initially on the Boeing 747-8. The new seats...

  • A feast for the eyes in Catania

    Virtu Ferries suggests visitors to Catania should take a break from shopping to enjoy a leisurely mid-morning coffee in one of the upmarket cafes in Piazza Duomo (pictured). The square, now a pedestrian zone, has had a good clean-up and the Duomo...

  • Finding ‘The Way’ in aid of a good cause

    Back in September 2012, Yentl Spiteri, 24, was working at Inspire helping young adults with disabilities find work opportunities and providing them with training and social skills. That’s where she came across the opportunity for an adventure of a...

  • Guide to weird and wonderful Austin

    At no other time of year is Austin – the self-styled live music capital of the world – so celebrated than in March, when the throngs pour into the Texas city for the 12-day music, film and interactive festival known as South by Southwest. One of...

  • Exploring the world in a day

    Animal skins, rocket launchers and coconut bikinis... Stephen Bailey goes in search of his next destination at the world’s largest consumer travel show. With her hair tied in cute pigtails, a Swiss woman serves up a plate of soft cheese. Behind...

  • Affordable and action-packed holidays for disabled people

    When you read the list of activities on a Seable holiday, it sounds like the script of a James Bond film: scuba diving, jet-skiing, ascending Mt Etna… The participants aren’t your average action heroes, however. Everyone on a Seable trip has some...

  • Extremists target Legoland fun day

    Legoland will close its hotel this weekend after far-right extremists targeted the resort for agreeing to host a Muslim fun day. Racial tension was stirred after more than 1,000 Muslim families were due to attend a private event at the resort in...

  • ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’

    Returning for the sixth time to the city she once worked in, Alannah Eames finds that Berlin is like an ever-changing chameleon that never grows old Berlin has something for everyone. From its sophisticated cocktail bars for the urban elite, to...

  • Airlines fear Brazil delays

    International airlines are worried the Brazilian government may hit them with a flurry of fines during the World Cup over delayed flights and lost bags at already overcrowded airports, the head of a global airline association said. Less than four...

  • Emirates says ‘hello Chicago’

    Emirates Airline is launching a daily service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 5, from August 5. Chicago will become the airline’s ninth gateway in the US, following soon after the commencement of its services to Boston,...

  • Scottish isle crowned Europe’s best

    Scotland’s Lewis and Harris island has been named the best isle in Europe by Trip Advisor users, with Gozo placing a respectable third. Scottish isles were among the best performing in the world, with the Orkney Islands mainland and the Isle of...

  • Ryanair seat sale ends tomorrow

    Ryanair celebrated the opening of its new Brussels Zaventem base by releasing 100,000 seats on sale at prices from €19.99 for travel in April and May. The offer is due to end at midnight tonight. Ryanair last week opened its second Belgian base at...

  • Right policies needed to reap Olympics’ legacy

    Russia needs to ensure it has the right policies in place to make the most of the tourism legacy presented by the Sochi Olympic Games, World Travel and Tourism Council president David Scowsill said. Scowsill argued that Russia needs to have a...

  • Heathrow plane spotting platform

    Passengers at Heathrow can now enjoy some plane spotting as they wait for their own flight to depart. The new ‘View Heathrow’ platform at Terminal 4 is the first of its kind at Heathrow since the old Terminal Two’s viewing platform was closed...

  • Lufthansa tour for travel agents

    Travel agents recently went on a Lufthansa educational trip to Tyrol and Munich. Highlights included skiing lessons on the Olympic slopes of Seefeld, a tour of Munich airport, the Tales of Hoffmann at the Bavarian State Opera and a football match...

  • And the winner is... Hollywood

    When Hollywood was its own little town at the start of the 20th century, it banned movie theatres and liqueur, except for medicinal purposes (wink, wink). That ended quickly when movie studios arrived and a louche Los Angeles annexed the...

  • Four weeks in Thailand on a shoestring budget

    Bangkok is a riotous city of oversized Buddhist temples, dirt-cheap accommodation, rickshaws, dodgy designer clothes at street market prices and ludicrously good food on the hoof. It’s a great place to start your travels but Thailand just gets...

  • Temple town on two wheels

    We swapped the busy streets of Pune for the windy ones of Hampi, a small temple town in the southwest of India. Getting to Hampi is quite a trip. An overnight bus takes you across the hills to Hospet where you must wait for a 1950s metal frame of...

  • A region for all seasons

    Lapland is a region that stretches across Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. It refers to the land which is inhabited by the Sami, who currently form the minority indigenous people of this zone. In Finland, Lapland is situated at its northernmost...

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