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Stanfords is moving

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The shop that every traveller who can get to London sooner or later visits and which is home to the world’s largest collection of maps, travel books and globes is relocating.

Dealing with unruly passengers


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Ryanair

Just as airlines have adopted a no-tolerance policy towards over-drinking and flying, the same attitude should be taken to this sort of behaviour.

A right Russian rigmarole


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Russian visa applications are notoriously complex but the pay off is worth it, writes Kaye Holland

Has the aviation industry gone too far?


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As more and more airports introduce charges for just dropping off passengers is this man’s attitude an indication that passengers might be reaching the limits of the patience with the way that the aviation industry is fleecing passengers at every opportunity?

Brexit overload


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It all seems like one long drawn-out East Enders plot with everybody lurching from one mess to another with none of the cheery win-through attitudes. Come to think of it East Enders doesn’t have that either!

Saturday snippets: 20th October 2018


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Another airline collapsed this week – Cobalt Air, there seems to be a Brexit effect around and yet another investigation shows that some website reviews are faked

easyJet’s Look&Book


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Using images – Instagram photos it suggests – it allows you to book a flight. You don’t necessarily need to know the destination or which country it is in.

Is the CAA right?


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Ryanair plane ascending

Judges ruled that the airline was not liable to pay out compensation under EU261 for flights cancelled due to strike action. The CAA says that UK passengers are entitled to pay-outs of at least €250. Is the court right or is the CAA?

Saturday snippets: 13th October 2018


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the Acropolis at night

Destinations are pointing out what a good summer it has been for them. But a VAT increase in Ireland may deter UK tourists from visiting the Republic.

Paisley Halloween Festival


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Since fancy dress and other Halloween items have been in the shops for so long it is easy to forget that there is actually an end date.

“Hercules – The 12 Labors”


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This is the name given to an exhibition being held in Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki.

This is wild, This is Durham


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This is the promotional slogan that is being used to promote Durham.

Stonehenge is 100


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image of Stonehenge

English Heritage is inviting people to join them at the stones on Friday 26 October 2018 and over that weekend for a few days full of celebration and surprises.

Putting the decision off


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It seems that some of us are concerned about Brexit and are waiting before booking EU holidays next year.

Staycations decline


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Blackpool Tower

I suggested that people might be taking both an overseas holiday and a short breaks in the UK. But Holiday Habits suggests that the number of Britons taking a holiday in the UK has fallen from an average of 2.1 to 1.8.

Holidaying abroad but spending less


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The report tells us that Spain and Portugal remained popular which will surprise absolutely no-one. But holidays in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria became much more popular.

Post-tsunami volunteering


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Stephen Phelan shares a memorable experience from the road