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Celebrity traveller: Charlie Brooks

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE HOLIDAY?  Two years ago, my mother remarried in Ibiza, so that was a lovely big family gathering.  My daughter’s father has a villa on the island as he lives out there for part of the year so we often go over during the summer holidays.  We spend time on the beach and eat lots of ...

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Safest countries in Europe: Top rated countries for safety and security mapped

Which are the safest countries in Europe? If safety and security are your priority when travelling on the continent, you might want to head to Iceland or Switzerland. Four European countries rank in the World Economic’s Forum’s top ten safest countries list. A fifth (Switzerland) comes in at eleventh place, you can count on the below countries for the least ...

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Get Packing: Isle of Wight, cycling in France and a trip to Hogwarts

Each lodge has a large open-plan, lounge/kitchen and a large outdoor deck, just the perfect spot for a sundowner. Isle of Wight Festival (isleofwightfestival.com). ON YOUR BIKE Those who fancy a cycling holiday but not the long and sweaty climbs will be interested to hear that tour operator Cycling for Softies (020 7471 7787/cycling-for-softies.co. uk) has slashed the price on ...

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Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: Gatwick celebrates historic anniversary

Today marks a significant milestone for London Gatwick, as the airport celebrates 60 years since it was officially opened in its current form. Opened by Queen Elizabeth II on June 9th, 1958, Gatwick Airport became the first airport in the world to combine air, road and train travel in one close-knit single unit. The £7.8 million construction project in 1958 ...

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Airline passengers can now claim up to £600 for delayed connecting flights outside the EU

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on flight delay compensation means that passengers who are denied boarding, delayed more than three hours or have a cancelled flight on non-EU connecting flights are now eligible for payouts if the cause is not extraordinary circumstances. The new judgement by the ECJ will also allow for retrospective claims for flights up to ...

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