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calls to scrap kids' flight tax
24 Nov

PM said to be in favour of axing children’s flight tax

PM said to favour axing of kids’ flight tax Family holidays abroad are set to get cheaper if calls to scrap Air Passenger Duty on children’s flights are implemented. More than 30 airlines, airports and tourism groups want the duty abolished, while the Scrap the Tax on Family Flights campaign says it unfairly burdens families

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21 Nov

Movie buffs flock to US state of Georgia

The Hunger Games causes a tourism boom in Georgia The American state of Georgia looks set to become the new Hollywood, with film-friendly tax rules attracting stars and movie buffs alike . The Hunger Games is just one of the movies filmed in the state and fans of the franchise have been heading over in

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20 Nov

France open for business on Sundays

French shops open on Sunday to boost economy Strict regulations preventing most French shops from opening on Sundays are to be loosened to help boost the nation’s economy. A new draft bill is considering allowing shops to open for 12 Sundays a year, instead of the current five, with even more flexibility for stores in

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19 Nov

Best-value winter sun spots ranked

Fuerteventura and Tenerife voted best-value winter breaks The Canary Islands are king when it comes to grabbing a bargain pre-Christmas winter break, according to recent research.   They came out top in the survey, which compared the standard costs for a family of four in 29 winter sun destinations around the world. It was revealed

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18 Nov

Tourism takes off in Mexico for balloon festival

200 balloons take off from the city of Leon, Mexico Mickey Mouse and SpongeBob SquarePants were just two familiar faces creating an incredible spectacle in central Mexico when they were spotted on hot-air balloons at an international festival. More than 400,000 spectators came to watch almost 200 balloons take off from the city of Leon,

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Holidays more important than a pay rise
17 Nov

Holidays more important than holiday money?

Holidays ‘wanted more than pay rise’ Extra time off for holidays is a bigger attraction to a third of workers than an increase in pay, so says a poll covering people in 24 countries. Most reckon more annual leave would be incentive enough to change jobs, according to the results from nearly 8,000 adults conducted

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Eurostar faster Trains Paris London
14 Nov

Eurostar – new 200mph train announced

Stylish new Eurostar train announced New 200mph state-of-the-art Eurostar trains will cut the 306-mile trip from London to Paris to under two hours from the end of next year.   The introduction of the new e320 Siemens Velaro trains was announced at a high-profile celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Eurostar’s first full journey.

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13 Nov

Survey shows women hold sway over holidays

74% of women say they’ve allowed their partners to think they chose where to go It’s women who wear the trousers when it comes to having the final say on holiday destinations, despite their male partners thinking otherwise, according to a new survey. Couples were asked to reveal who decided on the destination for holidays

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Quiet Please Sign on Hotel Room Bed
12 Nov

Average hotel prices fall across Europe

European hotel prices plummet There are some great travel deals to be had across Europe after average hotel prices fell by around 13% to just £86.   Italy and Spain were home to many of the biggest drops, with lots of the bargains being found among the summer hotspots on the Mediterranean coast. Venice is

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The Sphinx in Eqypt, prior to restoration, we assume.
11 Nov

The Sphinx is back

Sphinx courtyard reopening to tourists Holidaymakers travelling to Egypt will soon be able to tour the courtyard of the iconic Sphinx following a four-year restoration project.   The area around the limestone monument, which was built in around 3001 BC, has been shut off for the past few years while repair works were carried out

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