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With the Netflix series of Anne of Green Gables coming to TV screens on May 12, the famous orphan’s home on Prince Edward Island in Canada looks set for its own tourist boost.

As well as its beaches, thousands of years of history, an arts and heritage trail, plus a string of islanders sharing “authentic island experiences”, there’s enough for Anne fans to fill at least three days.

Along with a visit to the site of author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s house in Cavendish, you can see Green Gables Heritage Place which inspired Anne’s own home. In Borden-Carleton, you can dress up as Anne for a replica photo or head to Avonlea Village, a recreated rural community based on the village in the books.

Or there’s always a performance of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical, Canada’s longest running family musical at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.

Celebrate with holidays

If you’d like to celebrate a special occasion with a holiday, you’re not alone — Turquoise Holidays has seen a 400 per cent increase in trips booked to celebrate anniversaries, family milestones, birthdays and other special occasions over the past two years.

So the company has now launched a new Special Occasions & Anniversaries Division focusing specifically on travel for personal and family milestones, including those to suit multigenerational groups, doubling the space in its south-west London shop for face-to-face consultations.

Destinations include the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Australia, as well as the Indian Ocean, with suggested itineraries ranging from the South Africa winelands and Bali to the hidden gems of the Caribbean and an island escape in the Seychelles.

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India gets easier

India has eased the restrictions for its e-visa, allowing visitors to the country to apply up to 120 days before rather than 30, and to stay for up to two months with the possibility of double entry.

First introduced in August 2015, the scheme had met with mixed reactions although 90,000 e-Tourist Visas were issued in London in the first year. 

Entry is currently available through 24 airports and three ports, although tourists can exit from any of the authorised immigration check posts in India.

For full details on what’s needed for the e-visa, including photo and supporting documents, visit the official site

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