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Inside new £250m UK waterpark with 30 saunas and ‘living flume’

Inside new £250m UK waterpark with 30 saunas and ‘living...

The original Therme Waterpark is in Bucharest, Romania

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‘Introvert’s worst nightmare’: Airline roasted for inflight ukelele lesson

‘Introvert’s worst nightmare’: Airline roasted for inflight...

‘I wasn’t on this flight, but I would still like a refund,’ quipped one Twitter...

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Virgin Atlantic allows staff to wear gender-free uniforms that ‘express their true identity’

Virgin Atlantic allows staff to wear gender-free uniforms...

The airline will also offer optional pronoun badges for staff and passengers

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Virgin Atlantic joins SkyTeam alliance with Delta and Air France-KLM OLD REDIRECT

Virgin Atlantic joins SkyTeam alliance with Delta and Air...

Chief promises Virgin Atlantic will ‘get back to its best for customers’ with expanded...

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Woman handcuffed on American Airlines flight after shouting ‘We’re all going to die’

Woman handcuffed on American Airlines flight after shouting...

A witness said it was one of the ‘wildest experiences’ he ever had on a plane

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Virgin Atlantic scraps gendered uniforms as part of inclusivity drive

Virgin Atlantic scraps gendered uniforms as part of inclusivity...

Virgin’s famous red uniforms had been typically worn by female staff since the airline’s...

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Canada will scrap Covid travel restrictions on Saturday

Canada will scrap Covid travel restrictions on Saturday

Canada currently has some of the strictest Covid travel restrictions in the western...

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Fighter jets escort Singapore Airlines plane after man claims to have bomb in luggage

Fighter jets escort Singapore Airlines plane after man...

Suspect has been arrested under anti-terrorism and drug laws, police said

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American Airlines denies it was hacked when plane intercom played non-stop grunting and moaning

American Airlines denies it was hacked when plane intercom...

Video of sounds onboard flight from Los Angeles to Dallas went viral

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Airline alliances: what are they good for?

Airline alliances: what are they good for?

Plane Talk: As Virgin Atlantic joins SkyTeam, who really benefits from these carrier...

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Best Food in Mexico: The Ultimate Mexican Food Guide

Best Food in Mexico: The Ultimate Mexican Food Guide

While there are countless reasons to travel there, the food in Mexico alone makes...

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15 Best Restaurants in Condesa, Mexico City

15 Best Restaurants in Condesa, Mexico City

In this article, I’ll introduce you to some of the best restaurants in Condesa,...

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Unexplained ‘moans’ heard over flight intercom

Unexplained ‘moans’ heard over flight intercom

Strange noises caught on video

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Kyrgyzstan: Exploring central Asia’s hidden gem that transports you back in time

Kyrgyzstan: Exploring central Asia’s hidden gem that transports...

The country has vast stretches of land barely troubled by roads, writes Evgeny Lebedev...

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Brexit has cut Eurostar capacity by 30 per cent, says chief executive

Brexit has cut Eurostar capacity by 30 per cent, says chief...

Capacity at London St Pancras is down by one-third because of extra passport checks...

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Seven crucial car checks for when the weather gets colder

Seven crucial car checks for when the weather gets colder

From tyres to battery health and lighting, the colder weather makes life tougher...

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From ‘treads’ to ‘timing belts’: how to speak your car’s love language

From ‘treads’ to ‘timing belts’: how to speak your car’s...

Even if car isn’t your first language, you can quickly pick up the lingo with this...

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Eurostar: devastating critique of Brexit effects by outgoing boss

Eurostar: devastating critique of Brexit effects by outgoing...

Capacity at London St Pancras is down by one-third because of extra passport checks...

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Wine gums and washer fluid: How to prepare for the half-term road trip

Wine gums and washer fluid: How to prepare for the half-term...

Ensure your half-term holiday goes smoothly with these expert tips to travel-proof...

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Oxford professor discovers hack to make plane food taste better

Oxford professor discovers hack to make plane food taste...

Pack this one item to make your in-flight meal more delicious, says academic

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Man arrested after being accused of sexual assault on Ryanair flight

Man arrested after being accused of sexual assault on Ryanair...

The man was arrested when the plane landed in Majorca

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15 Best Things To Do in The Yucatan Peninsula

15 Best Things To Do in The Yucatan Peninsula

There are endless adventures to have in the Yucatan. Here’s a look at the best things...

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15 Best Restaurants in Campeche, Mexico

15 Best Restaurants in Campeche, Mexico

During the month I spent in this beautiful city, I ate in some of the best restaurants...

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Virgin Atlantic joins SkyTeam alliance with Delta and Air France-KLM

Virgin Atlantic joins SkyTeam alliance with Delta and Air...

Chief promises Virgin Atlantic will ‘get back to its best for customers’ with expanded...

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Avanti West Coast steps up train services from Manchester and Birmingham to London

Avanti West Coast steps up train services from Manchester...

‘The services are being targeted at the busiest routes and times and are not dependent...

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The world’s longest flights, from London-Perth to Auckland-New York

The world’s longest flights, from London-Perth to Auckland-New...

Following the launch of a new route connecting the US with New Zealand, we round...

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The world’s longest flights

The world’s longest flights

As two more ultra-long-haul flights prepare to join the top 10 this year, we round...

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Passengers left behind on beleaguered new Auckland-New York nonstop flight

Passengers left behind on beleaguered new Auckland-New...

The landmark new route has been plagued by weather and fuel issues

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Train strikes: what’s happening in October and how will rail passengers be affected?

Train strikes: what’s happening in October and how will...

After the rail unions announced a series of 24-hour strikes and vowed to shut down...

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Changing travel habits: How to be a better tourist

Changing travel habits: How to be a better tourist

How can you progress from holidaymaker to changemaker? Responsible Travel CEO Justin...

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21 Best Things To Do in Cartagena

21 Best Things To Do in Cartagena

Over the past few years, Colombia has been one of the top destinations for travellers,...

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20 Best Things To Do in Cornwall, England

20 Best Things To Do in Cornwall, England

Cornwall is one of the UK’s foremost holiday destinations thanks to its miles of...

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10 Easy Online Jobs For College Students (No Experience)

10 Easy Online Jobs For College Students (No Experience)

Finding a source of income while getting an education can be difficult, but don’t...

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‘Shameless’: Disney visitors sneak in children in pram to avoid soaring entry fees

‘Shameless’: Disney visitors sneak in children in pram...

All visitors over the age of three are required to pay for entry to the theme park...

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‘New sleep paralysis demon just dropped’: Spanish bus company unveils latest dancing mascot

‘New sleep paralysis demon just dropped’: Spanish bus company...

The mascot has green hands and feet and features a map of bus routes across its...

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Southwest Airlines passenger accused of ‘jamming seatback into woman’s head’ on flight

Southwest Airlines passenger accused of ‘jamming seatback...

Saarah Sareshwala was asleep when the incident happened

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‘Flying’ ferry to offer zero emissions travel in Northern Ireland

‘Flying’ ferry to offer zero emissions travel in Northern...

The ferry will produce no carbon emissions

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Doncaster Sheffield airport to close permanently, despite Liz Truss vowing to protect it

Doncaster Sheffield airport to close permanently, despite...

New PM promised to ‘protect this airport and this infrastructure’

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EasyJet switches ‘green’ aviation focus from electric planes to hydrogen fuel

EasyJet switches ‘green’ aviation focus from electric planes...

Passengers will get a 50p discount on hot drinks on board if they bring a reusable...

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Revealed: These are the world’s best airlines

Revealed: These are the world’s best airlines

Qatar Airways bags number one spot

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Spain plans ‘digital nomad’ visa scheme for remote workers - and Brits are eligible

Spain plans ‘digital nomad’ visa scheme for remote workers...

Spain will join a host of other European countries with similar schemes in place...

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One-bedroom Airbnbs in Doha soar to £5,600 a night during Qatar World Cup

One-bedroom Airbnbs in Doha soar to £5,600 a night during...

Fans will flock to Doha to watch England’s first game – against Iran – in November...

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Pound worth less than €0.92 at London bureau de change

Pound worth less than €0.92 at London bureau de change

Exclusive: Slump in sterling will bite airlines and holiday companies whose costs...

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15 Things To Do in Bozeman in The Winter

15 Things To Do in Bozeman in The Winter

When the summer tourists clear out in September, Bozeman is wide open for the cold...

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20 Best Places to Visit in Cornwall, England

20 Best Places to Visit in Cornwall, England

Cornwall is one of the UK’s best-loved holiday destinations thanks to its miles...

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21 Best Things To Do in Lima

21 Best Things To Do in Lima

While you may be tempted to breeze right through the Peruvian capital, I’m here...

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Chios Greece: Our 5 Day Travel Guide

Chios Greece: Our 5 Day Travel Guide

Chios Greece is quite possibly the most fascinating island we’ve been to, certainly...

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Rail: The RMT is getting two shutdowns for the price of a one-day strike

Rail: The RMT is getting two shutdowns for the price of...

The Man Who Pays His Way: Could the rail unions’ Brexit bond with the new transport...

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Cargo plane ends up in water at Montpellier airport

Cargo plane ends up in water at Montpellier airport

Flights including easyJet links to and from London Gatwick have been cancelled

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Railway passengers face severe disruption after trains suspended at Paddington station

Railway passengers face severe disruption after trains...

Rail passengers have been told to expect severe disruption after services were suspended...

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Off the beaten track: Five must-experience road trips

Off the beaten track: Five must-experience road trips

From natural wonders and high octane adventures to incredible culture, food and...

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8 insta-worthy sites to add some dram to your ’Gram

8 insta-worthy sites to add some dram to your ’Gram

Grab that camera and start snapping: Saudi is bursting with stunning sights just...

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Discover the Saudi wellness breaks you need in your life

Discover the Saudi wellness breaks you need in your life

From the best spas and must-have treatments to incredible holistic retreats, we...

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Timelapse video shows planes leaving Russia as thousands attempt to flee the country

Timelapse video shows planes leaving Russia as thousands...

One-way economy flights sell out after Kremlin announces military mobilisation

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Travellers who have visited Cuba in last 11 years will need visa to enter US

Travellers who have visited Cuba in last 11 years will...

Exclusive: Trump’s final travel act, ranking the island alongside Iran, North Korea...

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London bus routes to be hit by ‘indefinite’ strike from October

London bus routes to be hit by ‘indefinite’ strike from...

Almost 50 bus routes are expected to be halted when more than 2,000 drivers walk...

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‘Disgusting and tepid’: Ryanair passenger slams ‘saddest’ lasagne served on budget flight

‘Disgusting and tepid’: Ryanair passenger slams ‘saddest’...

The lasagne and its replacement looked grey and uncooked, the passenger claimed

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Wild rabbits, Stone Age settlements and fjord swimming: How to try island-hopping, the Danish way

Wild rabbits, Stone Age settlements and fjord swimming:...

Exploring Denmark’s Coastal Land makes for a stripped-back Scandi adventure, finds...

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Hong Kong to end mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals within days

Hong Kong to end mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals...

Incoming travellers will take an arrival test and must monitor their health for...

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Hong Kong to end mandatory quarantine for overseas travellers within days

Hong Kong to end mandatory quarantine for overseas travellers...

Incoming travellers will take an arrival test and must monitor their health for...

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Japan will finally open up to independent travellers on 11 October

Japan will finally open up to independent travellers on...

Ban on visitors from the UK was imposed 30 months ago

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Portugal introduces new visa targeted at digital nomads

Portugal introduces new visa targeted at digital nomads

The visa will allow approved applicants to work remotely in Portugal for up to five...

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Paralysed TikToker ‘forced to drag herself up plane aisle’ to use toilet on Albastar flight

Paralysed TikToker ‘forced to drag herself up plane aisle’...

Staff refused to let her sit at the front and told her she should ‘wear a nappy’,...

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More misery for rail commuters as RMT calls another national strike

More misery for rail commuters as RMT calls another national...

40,000 workers for Network Rail and 15 train operators will walk out on 8 October

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New train strike announced for next month as 40,000 rail workers to walk out

New train strike announced for next month as 40,000 rail...

Three walkouts now planned for 1, 5 and 8 of October

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Paralysed woman ‘forced to drag herself up plane aisle’ to use toilet on Albastar flight

Paralysed woman ‘forced to drag herself up plane aisle’...

Staff refused to let her sit at the front and told her she should ‘wear a nappy’,...

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Cornwall Airbnb charges guests £50 a night to ‘camp without the tent’

Cornwall Airbnb charges guests £50 a night to ‘camp without...

Guests at the starkly-minimalist flat would need to bring their own bedding, towels,...

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Billboards ‘hacked’ across Europe in protest against adverts for airlines and fossil fuel

Billboards ‘hacked’ across Europe in protest against adverts...

Tongue-in-cheek adverts created amid a growing movement against air travel and fossil...

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Europe’s most beautiful scenic railway routes revealed

Europe’s most beautiful scenic railway routes revealed

Railway routes in Wales, Norway, and Switzerland topped the list of favourites

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Oaxaca city guide: Where to stay, eat, drink and shop in Mexico’s sultry cultural hub

Oaxaca city guide: Where to stay, eat, drink and shop in...

Edgy art meets Unesco-listed architecture in Mexico’s intoxicating southern valley...

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Flight diverted to expel ‘wild’ and ‘very drunk’ passenger who ‘urinated on seat’

Flight diverted to expel ‘wild’ and ‘very drunk’ passenger...

Police booted off several disorderly passengers before the plane resumed its journey...

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Passenger stranded for hours at airport after wheelchair ‘left behind by American Airlines’

Passenger stranded for hours at airport after wheelchair...

The ‘theme park enthusiast’ said the airline’s customer service gave ‘nothing but...

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MP calls for rail to be nationalised while on delayed train – despite operator already being publicly owned

MP calls for rail to be nationalised while on delayed train...

The delay of several hours was caused when a man injured himself on electric cables...

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Where in the world can you travel for free on public transport?

Where in the world can you travel for free on public transport?

Exclusive: As the euro and dollar level up with the pound, some cities and even...

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Qantas under fire for not offering vegetarian meals on short-haul flights

Qantas under fire for not offering vegetarian meals on...

‘It was chicken pie or nothing tonight,’ a vegetarian passenger said

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Four trains and a ferry: How taking the scenic route across Europe with two kids saved us money

Four trains and a ferry: How taking the scenic route across...

Heading to eastern Europe? Why not try it by sleeper train, stopping off to introduce...

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Canada to drop vaccination demand and random Covid tests

Canada to drop vaccination demand and random Covid tests

Random post-arrival test injects a degree of uncertainty not usually found elsewhere...

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Spain scraps Covid travel form – but jab, recovery or test rule remains

Spain scraps Covid travel form – but jab, recovery or test...

Spain is one of the last countries in Europe to maintain travel restrictions

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Drunk, screaming passenger leaves holidaymakers ‘scared’ on flight to Turkey

Drunk, screaming passenger leaves holidaymakers ‘scared’...

The man was filmed by the person sitting next to him

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Sardinia is offering to pay people €15,000 to move there

Sardinia is offering to pay people €15,000 to move there

The scheme aims to help repopulate the island’s rural areas

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Brawl breaks out at Manchester airport over lost luggage

Brawl breaks out at Manchester airport over lost luggage

Two men began fighting with each other as frustrations grew by the baggage carousel...

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Train strikes: RMT vows to ‘bring railway to a standstill’ on 1 October

Train strikes: RMT vows to ‘bring railway to a standstill’...

Train drivers belonging to Aslef will walk out on the same day, as well as 5 October

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Traveller shares hack to get extra legroom on flights

Traveller shares hack to get extra legroom on flights

The trick involves using a free tool avaliable on Google

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Surely airlines should have to pay a fixed penalty for losing passengers’ luggage?

Surely airlines should have to pay a fixed penalty for...

Plane Talk: Passengers deserve better baggage rights, but the UK chose not to confer...

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Spain finally drops all Covid travel restrictions

Spain finally drops all Covid travel restrictions

Spain is one of the last countries in Europe to lift travel restrictions

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Paddington station reopens – but disruption expected for rest of day

Paddington station reopens – but disruption expected for...

Passengers still urged to avoid travel unless necessary – and trains will stop again...

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Paddington station to reopen on Tuesday morning – but disruption expected for rest of day

Paddington station to reopen on Tuesday morning – but disruption...

Passengers still urged to avoid travel unless necessary – and trains will stop again...

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British travellers are paying much more for their holidays, says Tui

British travellers are paying much more for their holidays,...

‘The trend has been towards higher value or longer holidays with a higher overall...

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Paddington station closure causes Tuesday morning rush-hour chaos

Paddington station closure causes Tuesday morning rush-hour...

24 hours on, the ‘substantial dewirement’ that stopped all trains on Monday is still...

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Human trafficking victims and a one-month-old: Florida and Texas migrant transports moved over a dozen kids

Human trafficking victims and a one-month-old: Florida...

Texas alone has sent thousands of migrants to liberal cities

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One ticket to Arendelle: First look at Disneyland Paris’ Frozen and Tangled attractions

One ticket to Arendelle: First look at Disneyland Paris’...

Opening dates for the attractions are yet to be confirmed

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Tourist struck on famous Hanoi ‘train street’

Tourist struck on famous Hanoi ‘train street’

The street is very popular with tourists

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Airbnb guest slams host after being given chore list that includes laundry

Airbnb guest slams host after being given chore list that...

Airbnb uses a rating system which leaves some holidaymakers fearful of a bad review...

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Baggage left behind on prestigious first New York-Auckland flight

Baggage left behind on prestigious first New York-Auckland...

The 8,828-mile route from JFK airport to New Zealand’s largest city is one of the...

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When will transport to, from and within London get back to normal?

When will transport to, from and within London get back...

Rail and road disruption is likely to continue in the capital until later in the...

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The world’s most beautiful royal palaces

The world’s most beautiful royal palaces

As the world pays its royal respects to Queen Elizabeth, Tamara Hinson highlights...

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Disruption for tens of thousands of passengers as Paddington rail station closes on day of Queen’s funeral

Disruption for tens of thousands of passengers as Paddington...

Craig Spencer walked to Paddington after queuing for 11 hours to pay his respects...

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Disruption for tens of thousands of passengers as Paddington rail station closes on morning of Queen’s funeral

Disruption for tens of thousands of passengers as Paddington...

Craig Spencer walked to Paddington after queuing for 11 hours to pay his respects...

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Flights cancelled to keep skies silent over London and Windsor

Flights cancelled to keep skies silent over London and...

Some flights on American Airlines and British Airways are delayed to avoid the spells...

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Misery for tens of thousands of passengers as Paddington train station closes on morning of Queen’s funeral

Misery for tens of thousands of passengers as Paddington...

Craig Spencer walked to Paddington after queuing for 11 hours to pay his respects...

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Drivers urged to avoid areas of London amid road closures for Queen’s funeral

Drivers urged to avoid areas of London amid road closures...

People are being encouraged to avoid travel by car in central London

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of turning visit to Queen’s funeral into political rally

Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of turning visit to Queen’s...

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro held an impromptu election rally by delivering...

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Widespread travel disruption across London as city shuts down for Queen’s funeral

Widespread travel disruption across London as city shuts...

Tube lines running west of central London are under extra pressure due to the shutdown...

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Netherlands lifts travel ban on unvaccinated British visitors, while Hong Kong may ease Covid rules

Netherlands lifts travel ban on unvaccinated British visitors,...

Visitors who test positive for coronavirus must self-isolate

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Railway line to London Paddington blocked as trains expected to be ‘much busier than usual’

Railway line to London Paddington blocked as trains expected...

Extra trains will run during the day with night trains planned on key intercity...

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‘Closed’ signs are going up across Britain

‘Closed’ signs are going up across Britain

The Man Who Pays His Way: Spare a thought for overseas tourists this bank holiday...

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‘Hobbit huts’ in Wales top list of the best holiday lets in UK and Ireland

‘Hobbit huts’ in Wales top list of the best holiday lets...

The hillside dwelling stands on a family-owned farm near Snowdonia

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New York museums to display signs identifying art looted by the Nazis during Holocaust

New York museums to display signs identifying art looted...

The bill was signed into law in August and seeks to educate younger generations...

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Why are there more rail strikes and which routes are affected?

Why are there more rail strikes and which routes are affected?

Passengers can expect to be told to attempt to travel only if essential, but as...

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EasyJet passengers slept on floor of ‘rodent-ridden’ Schiphol airport after cancellations

EasyJet passengers slept on floor of ‘rodent-ridden’ Schiphol...

The airport’s CEO announced his resignation this week, saying: ‘I’ve done my very...

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French airport to be renamed after Queen Elizabeth II

French airport to be renamed after Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen visited the town in the 1930s when it was a playground for the rich and...

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Train drivers to strike on 1 and 5 October

Train drivers to strike on 1 and 5 October

Aslef union will not make an official announcement about the action until Tuesday,...

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Flight-free Malta? It’s easier than you might think

Flight-free Malta? It’s easier than you might think

Reaching this Mediterranean island nation by sea makes for an exhilarating adventure,...

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Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Xi Jinping at SCO summit for first time since border tensions

Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Xi Jinping at SCO summit...

Prime minister Narendra Modi meets Xi Jinping on sidelines of SCO summit

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Smoke pours from Air India flight as passengers rush to evacuate

Smoke pours from Air India flight as passengers rush to...

Some onboard were criticised for grabbing their bags before leaving the smoking...

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Woman gives birth ‘real quick’ during American Airlines flight

Woman gives birth ‘real quick’ during American Airlines...

Woman’s sister says baby was delivered just 30 minutes after her water broke

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How will UK and London travel be affected by the Queen’s funeral?

How will UK and London travel be affected by the Queen’s...

British Airways has cancelled Heathrow 100 flights, while road and stations closures...

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British Airways cancels 100 Heathrow flights on day of Queen’s funeral

British Airways cancels 100 Heathrow flights on day of...

Fifteen per cent of flights at Heathrow will be disrupted, with 200 cancellations...

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Which flights are affected by France air traffic control strike?

Which flights are affected by France air traffic control...

Airlines including easyJet, British Airways and Ryanair have axed hundreds of services...

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Best UK hotels 2022: Where to stay for luxury, design and value for money

Best UK hotels 2022: Where to stay for luxury, design and...

A domestic break doesn’t have to mean compromising on comfort or style; head to...

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Ryanair cancels 420 flights ahead of French air-traffic control strike

Ryanair cancels 420 flights ahead of French air-traffic...

The controllers' union says members are suffering a real-terms pay cut

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Luggage ‘chaos’: Flight lands in Spain without a single bag onboard

Luggage ‘chaos’: Flight lands in Spain without a single...

The airline blamed outsourcing company Menzies for lack of baggage handling staff...

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What are your rights if your Heathrow flight is cancelled due to Queen’s funeral?

What are your rights if your Heathrow flight is cancelled...

Airspace closures will trigger 200 flight cancellations affecting tens of thousands...

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Best hotels in the New Forest 2022: Where to stay for woodland roaming and rural adventure

Best hotels in the New Forest 2022: Where to stay for woodland...

Fancy waking up to deer outside your window? Choose one of these sublime hotels...

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Heathrow cancels 200 flights to avoid aircraft noise during Queen’s funeral

Heathrow cancels 200 flights to avoid aircraft noise during...

15 per cent of flights at Heathrow will be disrupted

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How to get to the best viewing spots for the Queen’s funeral procession

How to get to the best viewing spots for the Queen’s funeral...

The public will be able to view the procession along streets in and around St James’s...

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Best hotels in Hampshire 2022: Where to stay for family-friendly trips and city breaks

Best hotels in Hampshire 2022: Where to stay for family-friendly...

Whether you’re checking out Southampton’s harbour, Winchester’s walking trails or...

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Migrant labourers in Qatar lose jobs weeks before World Cup

Migrant labourers in Qatar lose jobs weeks before World...

The workers affected include some who work on Stadium 974 and Lusail Stadium

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Passenger ‘insists on smoking cannabis’ on flight delayed for five hours in Tel Aviv

Passenger ‘insists on smoking cannabis’ on flight delayed...

The incident ‘almost devolved into physical violence,’ according to a witness

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Football fan flies from London to Manchester via Dublin to dodge £389 train fare

Football fan flies from London to Manchester via Dublin...

‘The last stretch seemed to take forever but it was worth it,’ says football fan...

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Holidaymaker left ‘frantic’ without prosthetic leg after airline loses luggage

Holidaymaker left ‘frantic’ without prosthetic leg after...

The passenger said dealing with the airline was ‘traumatic’ as it was ‘near impossible’...

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How to spend a day in Santa Monica, LA’s trendy seafront neighbour

How to spend a day in Santa Monica, LA’s trendy seafront...

From retro 1940s movie theatres to beachside art, Los Angeles’ coastal sidekick...

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15 Best Food Tours in London (+ Drinks)

15 Best Food Tours in London (+ Drinks)

London is one of the best cities in the world for foodies thanks to its diverse...

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15 Best Hot Springs in Montana

15 Best Hot Springs in Montana

There is something about sitting in a hot spring that just makes you feel good....

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Center Parcs, the Queen’s funeral and the pitfalls of the performative ‘mark of respect’

Center Parcs, the Queen’s funeral and the pitfalls of the...

Want to tank your reputation with both booked and potential guests in 48 hours?...

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In pictures: Queen Elizabeth II’s travels around the globe

In pictures: Queen Elizabeth II’s travels around the globe

The monarch stopped making international state visits seven years before she died...

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Could going abroad this winter be cheaper than staying and paying UK energy bills?

Could going abroad this winter be cheaper than staying...

A bills-inclusive month in a Portuguese beach town could cost you as little as £670...

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British Airways cancels 16 flights to ‘ensure silence’ for Queen’s procession

British Airways cancels 16 flights to ‘ensure silence’...

Eight British Airways departures from Heathrow have been cancelled on Wednesday...

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Ask Me Anything: Simon Calder to answer your travel questions ahead of disruption during Queen’s state funeral

Ask Me Anything: Simon Calder to answer your travel questions...

The Independent tackles your travel concerns

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London hotel prices soar to £1,500 a night as demand surges ahead of Queen’s funeral

London hotel prices soar to £1,500 a night as demand surges...

Exclusive: Occupancy ‘20 per cent higher than normal for this time of year in the...

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France’s airlines to axe 50% of flights amid planned air traffic control strike

France’s airlines to axe 50% of flights amid planned air...

Flights will have to avoid French airspace if the nationwide industrial action goes...

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Passenger takes hand luggage to avoid bag getting lost – only for airline to check it in and lose it anyway

Passenger takes hand luggage to avoid bag getting lost...

’I feel very, very mistrustful of American Airlines,’ says traveller

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Family-of-six reveal how they saved £100,000 and holidayed non-stop for free

Family-of-six reveal how they saved £100,000 and holidayed...

Daniel Prince, 46, and his wife, Clair, 46, both originally from Essex, started...

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A third of Brits opt to take main holiday in UK as cost of living crisis bites

A third of Brits opt to take main holiday in UK as cost...

The cost of living crisis is affecting Britons’ decisions to holiday abroad

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Queen’s final flight to London is most watched in tracking website’s history

Queen’s final flight to London is most watched in tracking...

More than 5 million people watched historic flight path

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Center Parcs U-turns on decision to kick out holidaymakers on Monday

Center Parcs U-turns on decision to kick out holidaymakers...

People already staying at the resort on the day of the Queen’s funeral will no longer...

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How will flights be disrupted during the Queen’s procession and funeral?

How will flights be disrupted during the Queen’s procession...

Eight British Airways departures from Heathrow have been cancelled on Wednesday...

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Where To Stay in London (First Time Visitors)

Where To Stay in London (First Time Visitors)

The UK’s capital covers a vast area made up of many different suburbs and neighbourhoods,...

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15 Best Things To Do in Whitefish, MT

15 Best Things To Do in Whitefish, MT

If you’re looking for a place to get away from it all, look no further than Whitefish,...

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Eurostar: too expensive for comfort?

Eurostar: too expensive for comfort?

Train Talk: Competition on the Channel Tunnel routes between London and continental...

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Viking cruise ship collides with cargo vessel in heavy fog

Viking cruise ship collides with cargo vessel in heavy...

The incident took place in Germany

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‘We’re treated like luggage, like cattle’: Passenger slams Air Canada after airline breaks wheelchair

‘We’re treated like luggage, like cattle’: Passenger slams...

Maayan Ziv said she felt as if disabled passengers ‘aren’t seen’

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Australia travel guide: Everything you need to know before you go

Australia travel guide: Everything you need to know before...

Cooler than cool cities like Sydney and Melbourne, sublime surfing beaches, the...

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Foreign leaders ‘to be bussed to Queen’s funeral as private jets and helicopters banned’

Foreign leaders ‘to be bussed to Queen’s funeral as private...

Restriction of one leader and partner per country due to capacity constraints at...

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Trains will run through the night as London braces for 750,000 mourners

Trains will run through the night as London braces for...

Commuters could be advised to work from home over the next week

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Ryanair trolls passenger after they complain about ‘window seat’

Ryanair trolls passenger after they complain about ‘window...

TikTok users found the funny side in airline’s reply

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15 Best Airbnbs in Condesa, Mexico City

15 Best Airbnbs in Condesa, Mexico City

In this article, I’ll describe 15 of the best Airbnbs in Condesa, Mexico City, to...

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Students and staff sign petition backing Carnegie Mellon professor after controversial Queen tweets: ‘We express our solidarity’

Students and staff sign petition backing Carnegie Mellon...

Dr Ujua Anya, who teaches at Carnegie Mellon University, was condemned by the school...

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How Japan’s ‘mirror beach’ became an Instagram sensation

How Japan’s ‘mirror beach’ became an Instagram sensation

The beach is located in near to the city of Mitoyo in Shikoku Island’s Kagawa Prefecture

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England’s best foodie hotels for a gourmet weekend away

England’s best foodie hotels for a gourmet weekend away

Whether you want a once-in-a-lifetime tasting menu with meticulously paired wines,...

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Passenger kicked off plane for lighting cigarette

Passenger kicked off plane for lighting cigarette

‘Could only happen on a flight to Bali doll,’ says Australian woman who posted video...

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Couple shocked as 747 plane engine falls through shed roof

Couple shocked as 747 plane engine falls through shed roof

‘We heard the noise of an aircraft, flying low above the house. A few minutes later...

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Passengers furious as easyJet flight turns back to Manchester after ‘technical fault’

Passengers furious as easyJet flight turns back to Manchester...

The plane made it as fas as Blackburn before turning back

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This is how pilots were told mid-flight that the Queen had died

This is how pilots were told mid-flight that the Queen...

Only a few pilots will have received the historic notice while thousands of feet...

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Holiday money: How to stretch your sterling as value of pound plunges

Holiday money: How to stretch your sterling as value of...

The pound has lost 15% of its value against the US dollar and many other currencies...

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25 Exciting Things To Do in Nairobi

25 Exciting Things To Do in Nairobi

Also known as The Green City under the Sun, Nairobi is one of the top tourist destinations...

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Women travelling from US to get abortions in UK after Roe v Wade overturned

Women travelling from US to get abortions in UK after Roe...

Exclusive: ‘I wonder if they are just so worried by the political climate that they...

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15 Best Things To Do in Dillon, Montana

15 Best Things To Do in Dillon, Montana

If you’re looking for some fun things to do in Dillon, MT, you’ve come to the right...

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Expert Simon Calder answers six of your urgent travel questions

Expert Simon Calder answers six of your urgent travel questions

Readers have most recently been asking about plans for zero carbon aviation, the...

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‘I have never seen so many cases’: Volunteer doctors tackle horror of Pakistan flooding aftermath

‘I have never seen so many cases’: Volunteer doctors tackle...

Volunteers who have set up relief camps of their own tell Stuti Mishra about the...

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10 Best Rooftop Bars in Mexico City

10 Best Rooftop Bars in Mexico City

Mexico City has fantastic nightlife and a number of excellent bars to visit. In...

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Queen Elizabeth II: Which countries did the world’s most-travelled monarch visit the most during her reign?

Queen Elizabeth II: Which countries did the world’s most-travelled...

During her long reign, Her Majesty made almost 300 state visits around the world...

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How will travel be affected during the time of national mourning for the Queen?

How will travel be affected during the time of national...

Exclusive: At least two UK airlines and one hotel chain are offering flexibility...

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The best hotels near Buckingham Palace

The best hotels near Buckingham Palace

A range of stays for those planning a visit to the capital to pay their respects...

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The green guide to visiting Amsterdam

The green guide to visiting Amsterdam

The Dutch capital has plenty of appeal for conscious travellers, as James Litston...

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Buckingham Palace: Easiest bus and tube routes and nearest stations to royal residence

Buckingham Palace: Easiest bus and tube routes and nearest...

Huge crowds of people are expected to congregate outside the palace over the weekend...

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Sterling’s slump against the US dollar will hit British travellers in all parts of the world

Sterling’s slump against the US dollar will hit British...

The Man Who Pays His Way: Even with the pound so puny, you can still find joy in...

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From Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, all the UK attractions closed following Queen Elizabeth II’s death

From Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle, all the UK attractions...

Twenty of the most popular tourist locations in the UK will be shut for at least...

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Will passports have to change following the Queen’s death?

Will passports have to change following the Queen’s death?

Passports need to be altered to take into account the new king

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Ryanair to quit Brussels Airport as CEO Michael O’Leary warns of ‘extremely challenging winter’

Ryanair to quit Brussels Airport as CEO Michael O’Leary...

The airline boss blamed a new ‘crazy and discriminatory’ flight tax and increased...

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Rail strikes called off in wake of Queen’s death – but train drivers warn it’s only a postponement

Rail strikes called off in wake of Queen’s death – but...

‘Aslef is postponing its industrial action on 15 September,’ said the train drivers’...

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Where to Stay in Naxos: Best Areas and Villas

Where to Stay in Naxos: Best Areas and Villas

Naxos is one of the most varied and exciting destinations in Greece. The island...

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Four-day interrail pass cheaper than London-Manchester ‘anytime’ return train ticket

Four-day interrail pass cheaper than London-Manchester...

The Europe-wide interrail pass allows an ‘inbound’ and ‘outbound’ journey within...

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Cruise passengers wake up to see cabins flooding in ‘Titanic-like scene’

Cruise passengers wake up to see cabins flooding in ‘Titanic-like...

‘Our lives flashed before our eyes,’ says passenger

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Four-day interrail pass cheaper than London-Manchester ‘anytime’ train ticket

Four-day interrail pass cheaper than London-Manchester...

As well as train travel across Europe, lobal interrail pass allows an ‘inbound’...

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New York city guide: Where to stay, eat, drink and shop in the Big Apple

New York city guide: Where to stay, eat, drink and shop...

NYC is the city you want to get right – whether that’s a hotel in the neighbourhood...

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Rome tourist fined €450 fine for eating gelato

Rome tourist fined €450 fine for eating gelato

Harsh fines around food and landmarks are part of the city’s ‘urban decorum’ rules...

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Dutch city bans adverts for holiday flights amid climate crisis

Dutch city bans adverts for holiday flights amid climate...

Ads for fossil fuel-related products and services will not be displayed in public...

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What cost of living crisis? Travel company launches £120k tour of Africa by private jet

What cost of living crisis? Travel company launches £120k...

Passengers will be accompanied by a doctor, photographer and luggage manager

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The great escape: How writing a travel feature convinced me to leave the city for the seaside

The great escape: How writing a travel feature convinced...

We sell the dream of a destination – but what happens when we fall for our own sales...

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Visiting Teotihuacan, Mexico: A Guide to The Ruins

Visiting Teotihuacan, Mexico: A Guide to The Ruins

Just outside greater Mexico City, the ruins of Teotihuacan are a place of massive...

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15 Best Things To Do in Morelia, Mexico

15 Best Things To Do in Morelia, Mexico

Located in the mountainous central state of Michoacan, Morelia has distinctive food,...

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Where to Stay in Mexico City (Best Neighbourhoods and Places)

Where to Stay in Mexico City (Best Neighbourhoods and Places)

Mexico City, (or CDMX), is an enormous, exciting metropolis. However, with over...

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Man faces federal charges after being accused of exposing himself and masturbating on flight

Man faces federal charges after being accused of exposing...

The man allegedly laughed after the woman hit his hand away as he groped her, court...

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Family’s ‘rip-off’ $1,113 day-trip to Universal Studios in Florida goes viral on TikTok

Family’s ‘rip-off’ $1,113 day-trip to Universal Studios...

Commenters were divided over the cost of the one-day outing

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This is how you can avoid paying higher Tube fares when travelling to Heathrow Airport

This is how you can avoid paying higher Tube fares when...

Passengers to and from Zone 1 can avoid fare increases with a bit of spare time...

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The destinations that have scrapped all Covid travel restrictions

The destinations that have scrapped all Covid travel restrictions

More than 40 destinations worldwide have ended all Covid-related travel rules

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The destinations that have scrapped all Covid travel restrictions (cloned)

The destinations that have scrapped all Covid travel restrictions...

More than 40 destinations worldwide have ended all Covid-related travel rules

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Blue Air suspends all flights

Blue Air suspends all flights

The carrier, which had a busy network of flights from the UK, has been involved...

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Holidaymaker brags about faking broken foot to skip Manchester airport queue

Holidaymaker brags about faking broken foot to skip Manchester...

Move slammed as ‘damn right disgusting’ and ‘selfish’

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These are the coolest city streets in the world

These are the coolest city streets in the world

One Glasgow thoroughfare made the top three

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25 Best Places to Visit in London (+ Top Attractions)

25 Best Places to Visit in London (+ Top Attractions)

If you’re looking for ideas on where to go in London, then look no further than...

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15 Best Things To Do in Helena, Montana

15 Best Things To Do in Helena, Montana

If you’re looking for the best things to do in Helena, MT, you’ve come to the right...

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10 Best Day Trips from London (by Train and Car)

10 Best Day Trips from London (by Train and Car)

In this article, you’ll find out about some of the excellent places to visit and...

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Isle of Wight train network shuts down for most of day due to staff shortage

Isle of Wight train network shuts down for most of day...

‘All lines will be blocked,’ says rail operator

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Ask Me Anything: Simon Calder to answer your travel questions as new transport secretary takes over

Ask Me Anything: Simon Calder to answer your travel questions...

Rail strikes, holidaymakers’ rights, passport problems, the tumbling pound: seek...

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When might ‘cruise’ and ‘carefree’ start to align?

When might ‘cruise’ and ‘carefree’ start to align?

Deck Talk: The serenity that cruising seeks to deliver is not helped by the uncertainty...

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First look at Europe’s new NightJet sleeper trains

First look at Europe’s new NightJet sleeper trains

New carriages offer mood lighting and wireless charging points

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Local or bust: Why hotels are sourcing amenities on their doorstep

Local or bust: Why hotels are sourcing amenities on their...

Soap made in the next town over, ceramics from local artisans, straws from your...

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Venice tells tourists to ditch water bottles and drink from fountains

Venice tells tourists to ditch water bottles and drink...

The local government is trying to cut down on single-use plastic

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Frequent flyer shares TikTok tip for getting the best seat on any plane

Frequent flyer shares TikTok tip for getting the best seat...

The clip introduces users to an online tool to optimise seat selection

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Holidaymakers warned of increased crime in Mallorca after £17,000 Rolex theft

Holidaymakers warned of increased crime in Mallorca after...

Exclusive: ‘I was totally relaxed walking around Puerto Pollensa and also, totally...

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‘Your travel issues are not my problem’: passenger praised for refusing to give up seat for family on flight

‘Your travel issues are not my problem’: passenger praised...

The Reddit user said that he had specifically booked the seat which he was asked...

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Aircraft almost collides with Boeing passenger jet in near-miss

Aircraft almost collides with Boeing passenger jet in near-miss

FAA is currently investigating the incident

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Ryanair passengers slam ‘dirtiest flight ever’

Ryanair passengers slam ‘dirtiest flight ever’

Viral video shows crumbs and crisp packets around plane seats

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The next TransPennine Express train could be a bus, rail passengers told

The next TransPennine Express train could be a bus, rail...

Anglo-Scottish train operator blames ‘sustained high levels of sickness and a training...

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Australian teen decries US prison conditions after being jailed for ten days over visa misunderstanding

Australian teen decries US prison conditions after being...

Teen says he was thrown in prison for more than a week after agents thought he was...

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Should I book a flight through an online travel agent (OTA)?

Should I book a flight through an online travel agent (OTA)?

Why they exist, when I use them and the risks involved

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Booking flights through online travel agents: When to use them and what to watch out for

Booking flights through online travel agents: When to use...

Why they exist, when I use them and the risks involved

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Qantas passengers can now pay £18 to leave the next seat empty

Qantas passengers can now pay £18 to leave the next seat...

Other airlines such as Etihad and Swiss have offered seat-blocking in the past

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15 of your top travel questions answered by Simon Calder

15 of your top travel questions answered by Simon Calder

Eurotunnel, flight cancellations and the prospects for more Covid testing were all...

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Chemical engineer fired by pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline after racist, homophobic rant on plane

Chemical engineer fired by pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline...

Man mentioned employer GlaxoSmithKline in rant, calling it ‘one of the best f***ing...

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Chemical engineer fired by pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline after launching racist, homophobic rant on plane

Chemical engineer fired by pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline...

Man mentioned employer GlaxoSmithKline in rant, calling it ‘one of the best f***ing...

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EasyJet offers ‘flexi’ passengers lounge access at Gatwick

EasyJet offers ‘flexi’ passengers lounge access at Gatwick

Budget carrier is ‘trialling’ the perk until November

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An island-hopping adventure across Hong Kong

An island-hopping adventure across Hong Kong

From the ancient temples of Cheung Chau to the woodland beauty of Lai Chi Wo, Hong...

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Feathers ruffled as Emirates goose ad flies close to Air New Zealand’s

Feathers ruffled as Emirates goose ad flies close to Air...

‘You’ve got the wrong airline!’ advises ‘original’ CGI goose mascot as a second’s...

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Passenger fired after racist, homophobic rant filmed on plane

Passenger fired after racist, homophobic rant filmed on...

Man mentioned employer GlaxoSmithKline in rant, calling it ‘one of the best f***ing...

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Why you should swap packed Greece for the beautiful, quieter beaches of Albania

Why you should swap packed Greece for the beautiful, quieter...

Want a corner of Europe that feels authentic, beachy and undiscovered? As Lucie...

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Heathrow Tube and train fare hike: Why are tickets more expensive and how to avoid them

Heathrow Tube and train fare hike: Why are tickets more...

Off-peak Tube travellers to Heathrow can avoid the sudden fare rise by tapping out...

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Mum begs guard to watch over teen after she is ‘forgotten’ in Dar Es Salaam airport

Mum begs guard to watch over teen after she is ‘forgotten’...

Unaccompanied minor stranded after connecting flight to UK was cancelled

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Pilot turns back plane before runway to pick up father and daughter who lost passport

Pilot turns back plane before runway to pick up father...

‘I was gobsmacked because I have never, ever, in all my time flying, ever known...

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British man held in Greece after ‘drunken brawl’ on easyJet flight

British man held in Greece after ‘drunken brawl’ on easyJet...

The man is currently being held in custody by Greek authorities

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Heathrow: sudden hike in train and Tube fares hits airline passengers

Heathrow: sudden hike in train and Tube fares hits airline...

Most London Underground passengers will pay 57% more, while the Elizabeth line fare...

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Two top jobs in UK transport. Any takers for these toxic chalices?

Two top jobs in UK transport. Any takers for these toxic...

The Man Who Pays His Way: Who would want to be boss of Avanti West Coast or secretary...

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Antigua and Barbuda remove all Covid restrictions

Antigua and Barbuda remove all Covid restrictions

At least 40 countries no longer require proof of Covid vaccination or a negative...

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Avanti West Coast boss quits amid mounting chaos

Avanti West Coast boss quits amid mounting chaos

Intercity passengers on West Coast main line have far fewer trains than normal,...

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Fourteen-year-old girl killed after mistaking downed power line for a stick in backyard of Michigan home

Fourteen-year-old girl killed after mistaking downed power...

Elizabeth Jacobson was killed at her home in Monroe after a storm passed through...

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The Local guide: 52 ways to save money in Sweden

The Local guide: 52 ways to save money in Sweden

Sweden may have a reputation for being an expensive country, but there are ways...

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Staff shortage and heavy rain blight weekend train journeys

Staff shortage and heavy rain blight weekend train journeys

The National Rail Awards 2022, scheduled for 15 September, have been postponed due...

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easyJet: how will passengers wrongly denied boarding get the compensation due?

easyJet: how will passengers wrongly denied boarding get...

How can you tell if you were turned away at the departure gate wrongly – and what...

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Plus-size travellers praise cruises as the best way to holiday

Plus-size travellers praise cruises as the best way to...

Airlines have come under fire over the years for making larger travellers feel uncomfortable...

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Forget Tinder – Europe’s biggest matchmaking festival returns to tiny Irish town

Forget Tinder – Europe’s biggest matchmaking festival returns...

A resident matchmaker claims to have brought 3,000 married couples together

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Heathrow airport terminal evacuated as police investigate ‘suspicious item’

Heathrow airport terminal evacuated as police investigate...

Terminal 2 has been emptied to ‘help the police respond to a security alert’

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Heathrow airport terminal evacuated after ‘security alert’

Heathrow airport terminal evacuated after ‘security alert’

Terminal 2 has been emptied to ‘help the police respond to a security alert’

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US holiday costs, passport confusion and cruise views: Simon Calder tackles your travel questions

US holiday costs, passport confusion and cruise views:...

The Independent’s travel correspondent tackles all your holiday queries

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British Airways passengers dropped 80 per cent from 2019 to 2021

British Airways passengers dropped 80 per cent from 2019...

Virgin Atlantic fell out of the top 100 airlines by passenger traffic, slipping...

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‘Please make it at least edible’: United Airlines passengers slam ‘embarrassing’ inflight meals

‘Please make it at least edible’: United Airlines passengers...

One customer said eating their egg breakfast felt like ‘biting a Goodyear tire’