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Edinburgh tries again

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Councillors in Edinburgh last January decided that they would look again at introducing an accommodation tax. Four months later and those plans have still not materialised. Why?

Flying with an emotional support pet


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For a start goats won’t be allowed. Other creatures banned include insects and hedgehogs (surely not the easiest animal to carry) and barred are any animals with tusks or horns so a highland calf is an obvious no-go!

Ending rail fare anomolies?


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image of Virgin West Coast trains

The Rail Delivery Group which represents the train companies, Network Rail and even the RMT union called for change as did the Campaign for Better Transport and Transport Focus. Everyone wants change it seems. But why has it taken so long for them to realise it?

The moaners are out


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Bournemouth beach

But I’ll remember the day that a bank holiday was what it was supposed to be – a great day to get out and enjoy our countries.

Visit Dundee and crowdfunding


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With a big splash, VisitDundee was launched in late March this year, as a new tourism venture to promote the city as a short break destination.

Tourist information and Urquhart Castle


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People outside the vicinity of Loch Ness will be watching what happens with Urquhart Castle and the visitor centre. If successful expect to see more communities look to running their own heritage sites.

Saturday snippets: 19th May 2018


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Apart from a wedding this week, it was the 75th anniversary of the Dambuster raid, Club 18-30 may be for sale and Grenada wants us to holiday there in summer!

Visiting the Highland Games


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One of the first Highland Games of the year happens this coming Sunday at Gordon Castle in Fochabers. In only eight years this family oriented highland gathering has developed so that it attracts about 10,000 people.

Wow Air looks east


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This could be the next big development in opening up more skies to competitive pricing. It could also give existing airlines that are already in financial jeopardy like Air India big headaches.

Taste my Swiss City


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What makes these tours a little different is that they haven’t been devised by internationally renowned chefs of even famous Swiss restaurants, but by locals.

10,000 hotel rooms in the city you have never heard of


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The Mall of America is very popular with British tourists. In fact we make up the largest contingent on non-North American visitors

Wales Tourism Week


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Perhaps next year, we the tourists will be remembered in not just Wales Tourism Week but that held in Scotland as well and that they both take a leaf out of Visit England’s book and arrange more consumer events.

The Abacos heroes


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Judith visits The Abacos, a 120-mile–long chain of isands that are part of the Bahamas.

Where the experts holiday: Omar Beretta, travel writer


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Travel writer, Omar Beretta, shares his experiences on the road with JAT readers

The world according to TUI


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a beach in the Canary islands

The tour operator, TUI released is results and outlook yesterday with bookings across the group up by 5.5%.

Will Airbnb become passé?


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Given the crackdown by governments around the world on how much time private flat owners can rent out their properties via Airbnb or some similar booking site, it could be that the hometel launch is accurately timed.

What’s hot: May 2017


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