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The Garden of Eden shows signs of life

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For a small island with as few inhabitants as Dominica, they will need money to rebuild after Hurricane Maria. Visitors won’t provide all of that but the revenue from tourists will help when the island declares itself open for tourism.

Is Airbnb changing?


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Airbnb has signed a deal with a property developer for Airbnb branded sites. Is it now becomein a property developer? Or a quasi-hotelier?

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?

Saturday snippets: 21st October 2017


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Some Caribbean islands are open for business again after the hurricane damage and, as half term is still on, Adrian finds some events you might want to visit isn Salou and Sydney.

Museums at night


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Next week is the annual Museums at Night event, a time when you can visit participating museums as they throw open their doors during the night for people to see museums in a different way.

Thomson RIP


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Yesterday TUI linked the old with the new. Thomson died and the smart customer holiday suggestor was born in its stores. The next step is to see how customers react to both.

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.

A city turns purple


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a jacaranda in full bloom

Most state botanical gardens have a few trees but nowhere has a display quite like Grafton.

Food tourism – Japanese style!


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One of the advantages of travel is that it broadens the mind – so it is said. It also broadens the stomach because many of us use travel as a way to try new foods or foods that our restaurants give a ”British” touch to
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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.

Remembering Sherlock Holmes


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

Everything you need to know about holiday illness claims


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Stuart Snape, the Managing Partner of Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors, tells Just about Travel readers that holidaymakers with genuine complaints about travel sickness should not be deterred from claiming.

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.