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A day in…Cribbs Causeway

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Adrian visits Cribbs Causeway, a tourist attraction that just happens to have retail outlets

Christmas on the Champs-Élysées


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The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and the council decided not to allow the Christmas market on the Champs-Élysées this year claiming that it was tacky and overpriced.

Brexit and being European Capital of Culture 2023


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Brexit means we leave the EU in 2019. So why did five UK cities think that they could enter the European Capital of Culture 2023 competition?

Up Mt Kenya (and down again)


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If the role of a tourism minister is to promote tourism and to be seen to promote it, it is time that they left their offices one in a while and started some PR offensives like Mr Balala did.

How much do we love our overseas holidays?


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In the words of the ETC, “a weakened pound failed to deter British holidaymakers to travel internationally.”

Saturday snippets: 25th November 2017


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Tax rises (here and in Greece) Christmas markets and the Northern Lights all go to make up some of the smaller news stories of the week.

Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018


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Not a country to do things by halves, Thailand organised a procession through the streets of its capital, Bangkok, in order to proclaim that 2018 would be “Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018”

Saturday snippets: 18th November 2017


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A swathe of figures show that British visitor numbers to the Sychelles, Dominican Republic and Cyprus show that we are not cutting back yet. So campaigns by Italy, Ras al Khaimah and Chicago will be pleased that we might consider them for holidays as well.

Georgian wine


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The fact that the story of Georgian viticulture can now be traced back some 8,000 years is going to be of significance as it will stimulate sales of Georgian wines and tourism.

A chocolate Christmas


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If you were to visit the German city of Tübingen between the 5th and 10th of December it would mean only one thing – that were probably a chocoholic!

Fancy a winter picnic?


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Carmarthenshire wants to introduce us to “the delights of outdoors dining whatever the weather, by rolling out cosy picnic blankets and popping open a warm flask of coffee or cawl.”

Getting back to normal in the Florida Keys


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Hurricane Irma badly damaged the Florida Keys about nine weeks ago. It is getting back to normal and much faster than you might expect.

Britons returning to Egypt


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Now that the upturn is underway, Egypt is to launch a new campaign in the UK to build on that renewed interest by Britons.

Where the experts holiday: Peter Vella, Director UK & Ireland at the Malta Tourism Authority


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Peter Vella is the director UK & Ireland at the Malta Tourism Authority and holds a dual nationality with Malta and the UK. Here he shares his favourite destinations and forthcoming trips with Just About Travel readers and reveals why you should visit Malta

UK and Irish Christmas markets


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This year we have made a list of just over 100 of the markets to help you locate the nearest to you. You will find them by clicking here,

Weighing passengers


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At the airport in Helsinki, Finnair is reported as asking people to be weighed. What is behind the airline’s action?

Best new openings


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Think you’ve seen it all? Refresh your bucket list with these incredible new openings and experiences coming in 2018