Holidays

Would you take a cruise on the Nile?

By Liz Gill, May 20, 2016

For many years a holiday hotspot, Egypt has lost some of its appeal for tourists recently. The shooting down of the Russian plane in November made a dire situation worse: visitor numbers plummeted down by as much as 90 per cent according to some estimates.

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Heady days in the Canaries

By Barbara Lantin, May 13, 2016

As we are now entering the "magic tunnel", Rob - our tour guide - tells us coach-load of sceptical holidaymakers: "It may look dull and overcast here, but when the coach emerges, the sun will be shining."

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Be the first to stay

May 6, 2016

Several hotel openings around the world is proof of a buoyant holiday scene. We have uncovered seven in different locations — a stay would make great after-dinner conversation.

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Want to visit Majorca? That's £70 extra to pay

May 6, 2016

Holidays to Majorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca are about to get more expensive thanks to a new tourist tax. The Balearic island authorities have announced a new duty to fund "sustainable tourism" which will be imposed on anyone holidaying after July 1 even if the holiday is already booked.

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You can say au revoir to rip-off EU roaming charges

May 6, 2016

Wave goodbye to shockingly high roaming charges when travelling through Europe. This is because on April 30 EU regulations came into force demanding networks lower their roaming charges. Even better news is that from June 2017, all EU roaming charges across the networks will be scrapped altogether.

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Cultured coastal capers

By Cecily Woolf, May 4, 2016

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Cape Verde: The ups and downs of a mountain trek

By Rupert Parker, April 22, 2016

It's a tiny island off the coast of Africa, so who would have thought that there would be a village called Sinagoga, named after the ruins of a large synagogue here?

I'm in Santo Antao, one of the Cape Verde group of islands where the first wave of Jewish immigration began in the 15th century, at the time of religious persecution in Portugal.

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Finding kinship on Kibbutz

April 16, 2016

Want to try one of Israel's star beaches? In listings, Nahsholim invariably scores very highly. It is a popular day-trip destination for people in the north of Israel - and also the site of a quality hotel with a difference.

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Simplicity is the new glitz in Anguilla

By Judith Baker, April 15, 2016

In the early morning sunlight, a chicken strolls between the elegant sun loungers at the pool of the brand new Zemi Beach House resort on Anguilla, summing up how this quaint Caribbean island uniquely combines the rustic with the sophisticated.

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The inside guide to days out in Israel this Pesach

April 12, 2016

At Passover, Israelis pack their car boots or their backpacks and head out to green open spaces, theme parks, museums, exhibitions and shipping areas. How can you get in on the act?

Buy an Israeli newspaper

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