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Meet the roamers

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More and more people are moving from country to country for both personal and professional pursuits. JAT reports on the rise of the roamers

Being “squashed” in airline seats


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If Mr Taylor’s case is successful it mmight make the airlines think again and give us sufficient room for health reasons as well as comfort.

Banning personal electric devices in hand baggage


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Update: 18 May 2017: At a meeting between the EU and USA officials it was decided NOT to introduce a ban on carrying PED’s as hand language. However other measures may be considered.

Are attractions too pricey for the family?


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Windsor Castle

Future Thinking says that families are the most frequent visitors with an average of 21 trips to visitor attractions or art performances planned this year. But maybe not to heritage sites unless they are to our national museums which are free!

The shock of the loo


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Patricia Cleveland-Peck investigates one of the necessary hazards of a travel writer and holidaymaker’s life.

Saturday snippets: May 20th 2017


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Last year saw more Britons travel aboard for over ten years.And more holidayed at home making 2016 a bumper year for travel.

Commemorating the written word


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Considering that we have one of the foremost literary gatherings in the world and a heritage of writers going back 1,500 years (it seems an omission that no writers museum exists comparable to that opening in Chicago today.

Wrexham and Belfast – as different as chalk and cheese.


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This survey says that, overall, Brits rate themselves only as a mildly intrepid. The Scots are the bravest Brits (46%, compared to 33% of English 36% of Welsh, and 11% of Northern Irish respondents.

Saturday snippets: May 13th 2017


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As the Luther Trail opens in Germany is is both National Ferry Fortnight and Welsh Tourism Week. To top it off, seasiding is coming to the fore!

Let’s all go down the Cross


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Tourists flock to the area and the tourist board in Sydney describes the area as “a pulsating centre of performance art, immersive theatre, avant-cabaret, music, cult films…”

Seeing mountain gorillas


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Uganda gorillas

It is calculated that the number of mountain gorillas in Africa is about 900 with probably 500 or so in Uganda and the remaining 400 split between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A day in…Machynlleth


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Adrian travels to the small town of Machynlleth, once the site of Owain Glyndŵr’s parliament and today the gateway from the south to Snowdonia and near to a site in which ospreys are nesting after a gap of hundreds of years.

Tunisia on the cusp


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In a few weeks’ time, the state of emergency in the country ends. Will it be renewed or lapse? If it lapses will the travel advice from the British government alter to say that it is safer to travel to Tunisia again?

Hands up if you have postcode envy?


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In the zone

The Liverpool tourism awards


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Last Thursday, the Liverpool Regional Tourism Awards 2017 were distributed. These awards are run by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Combined Authority.

Knowing a foreign language


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I think it is polite to know a few words and I feel guilty when I don’t know some of the local tongue. It looks as though many of us are quite happy for those we visit to understand us rather than vice versa.

Where the experts holiday: Matt Earle and Josh Hall, stars of Blade NZ


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Pals Josh Hall and Matt Earle recently rollerbladed the length of New Zealand, filming their adventure for a new travel TV series. Here the skating pair share their travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers