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The Travelling Apps

February 18, 2013

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There are so many apps out there designed for making your travelling life that little bit easier. Today, we’re having a look at what apps are available for different devices and also ways in which technology is being used to allow tourists to learn a bit more about where they are staying. And all the [...]

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The Rise and Rise of Jumeirah Hotels

January 4, 2013

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The city of Dubai has grown at an incredible pace; what was once a small pearl fishing town has become a truly epic modern metropolis in only a few decades.  This incredible growth has been mirrored by many Dubai based companies that have come to rival some of the world’s oldest brands in a very [...]

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The pros and cons of a career in travel blogging

November 13, 2012

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  The 9-5 office lifestyle would have many of us running for the door, and once you have children or other family responsibilities, it becomes very difficult to balance both work and life commitments. Luckily, today’s digital advances mean that working from home is now a possibility for many professionals. Take a look at the [...]

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Sandy grounds thousands of flights, what are your rights?

October 30, 2012

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Storm Sandy is battering the east coast of America with nearly seven million people suffering power outages, at least 16 dead, and severe flooding affecting much of the eastern seaboard. “Frankenstorm” is the biggest storm to hit this part of the country causing public transport to grind to a halt, widespread destruction, and in the [...]

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World Travel Awards 2012: more winners revealed

September 17, 2012

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St Lucia hotel sunset

The World Travel Awards 2012 roll on towards the Grand Final on the 12th December. The ‘Oscars of the travel industry’ take place over a programme of regional heats, culminating in the finale event – this year to be hosted at the Oberoi, Gurgaon in New Dehli, India. Friday 14th Sept saw the announcement of the [...]

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Heathrow third runway: Coalition u-turn imminent?

September 4, 2012

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The long-debated topic of expanding Heathrow airport to carry more flights is now firmly back on the political agenda. The issue has been hotly-contested over the last decade, backed by various politicians and many from business and the aviation sector, yet strenuously opposed by local residents and environmental groups. Plans for the development of a [...]

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Is this the end of the humble postcard?

August 15, 2012

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So The Telegraph reported at the beginning of the week that only 16% of holidaymakers still send postcards. This makes me sad – although it’s hardly surprising. What with the rise of mobile phones, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with your friends and family though texting, picture messages and social media. I [...]

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Celebrities wrecking hotel rooms – The Top 3

July 9, 2012

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A hotel room being wrecked

This summer hordes of Brits will invade European holiday resorts. There will be copious amounts of alcohol consumed, there will be lots of inappropriate behaviour and many a hotel room will be wrecked. While there will undoubtedly be some hefty repair and cleaning bills, the fact is that your ordinary muggle holiday maker is an [...]

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Independence Day 2012 – In Pictures

July 6, 2012

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Independence Day is celebrated in America to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the 4th July, 1776. So we thought we would have a look at some of the celebrations that went on, on the iconic 4th July 2012… Independence Day Patriotic banners: Source: athomebootcamp.blogspot.ca via Outside on Pinterest [...]

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Eurostar named as official carrier to French and Belgian Paralympic teams

June 20, 2012

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Eurostar, the official international rail provider of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has announced partnerships with the French and Belgian Paralympic Committees, which will see them carry athletes from both nations to and from the London 2012 Paralympic games. Nicolas Petrovic, Chief Executive of Eurostar, said: “It was an honour for us to [...]

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