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Letter from France: October 2017

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Frederic brings us up-to-date with what exhibitions are on in France during the next few months

Is your holiday destination growing at 6%?


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panoramic view of Dubrovnik

Tourism figures for the first 6 months of 2017 grew by 6% compared to the same period last year.

The uncaring tourist


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It appears that visitors don’t bother to clean up after their dogs but take the attitude that because they are away from home they can treat the countryside and beaches as though it was someone else’s responsibility.

Can we trust travel companies to know?


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In the light of the Which Holiday? report, is it time for the CAA to do spot checks on those who are ATOL bonded to compile its own statistics on how companies train their staff?

Where’s the customer service?


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holidays may, just may, get cheaper if APD is removed from under 12's

Next year as the World Travel Awards reach their silver anniversary maybe the organisers could remember the missing feature and the person on whom the travel industry relies for its very existence – the passenger, traveller and holidaymaker!

The chickens come home to roost


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The judge, as he handed out the sentence, said that those submitting fraudulent claims can expect prison sentences.

Saturday snippets: 14th October 2017


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More tourists, more spending, smoking bans and new theme park attractions are just some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week

Flying with Pete and Sam


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Last Thursday, Air New Zealand launched its first ever global brand campaign in the UK. Why mention this when airlines have campaigns all the time? Because in the last few years, the airline has a gained a reputation for unusual and/or amusing releases.  Qantas achieved
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The Leading Culture Destinations Awards,


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The winners of the Leading Culture Destination 2017 awards have recently been announced.

Bob Marley Reggae Trail


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Jamaican beach

Retrace the life and career of the Jamaican reggae legend in the island’s gritty capital city of Kingston, where music courses through the streets and Marley’s spirit looms large

Diving in the Philippines


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Reza travels to the Philippines to seeing the diving there lives up to the reputation it has as one of the best places in the world to dive.

Seville’s flamenco Renaissance


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Spain’s most powerful art form originated here in Andalucia’s capital, and it’s still the best place in the country to feel the emotive force and intangible spirit of live performance

The new museum at Olduvai Gorge


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On Tuesday, Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania, officially opened the new museum at Olduvai Gorge at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Arusha.

Remembering Sherlock Holmes


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Saturday marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of the first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories.

The value of botanical gardens


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The world’s botanic gardens contain about a third of all known plants and help protect 40% of endangered species.

The future for holidaymakers as seen by TUI and Thomas Cook


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Last week both Thomas Cook and TUI reported. With the demise of Monarch the outlook for the remaining tour operators may have got a little bit rosier. For travellers and holidaymakers I suspect that it will get a little more expensive.

What’s hot: October 2017


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Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world right now