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Where are the best Costa del Sol resorts for summer 2018?

Roll back the clock 10 years, and the Costa del Sol would be one to avoid. Nearly every inch of the coast was occupied by huge multi-storey hotels, uninviting cafés and cheap souvenir shops – it was also often described as “an overdeveloped concrete jungle.” The Spanish government were so worried, t... Read more

The 10 Most Iconic Beaches in The World

A beach is just a stretch of sand by the sea or ocean, but iconic beaches are so much more than a slip of white sand. These beaches have gained their iconic status for various reasons; appearing in classic films, being the beaches everyone wants to visit, or simply for having a reputation that every... Read more

Travellers urged to be vigilant to stop the spread of 'cruel tourist rides'

Tourists and travellers who spot cruelty to animals and do their best to make a difference need to be vigilant of a disturbing new trend. A report issued by World Animal Protection has revealed that he cruelty inflicted upon Asian elephants used for tourist rides and shows is now spreading througho... Read more

Top spots for some winter sun

The best thing for getting through the British winter, arguably, is getting away from it for a week or so. Even the driving rain doesn't seem so bad when you know you've got a half-packed suitcase at home containing suntan lotion, flip flops and a beach towel. If that sounds like a good plan, then ... Read more

For shame! Brits show they're lousy tippers at the end of their holidays

When you think of Brits abroad, a few words spring to mind. Fun-loving, friendly, generous and adventurous, perhaps. Sorry - we're going to have to scrap 'generous', as a new report has shown that Brits on holiday are loath to part with their cash - especially when it comes to tipping. According t... Read more

Giving uni a miss this year? Here are the best places to take a Gap Year in 2016

So, let's get this straight - you've decided you'd like to see the world before knuckling down to three years of university education. But you're not sure where to go. Thanks to the magic of online surveys, interviews and careful analysis, travel company Real Gap Experience have found that, predict... Read more

New research suggests female solo travellers are on the rise

Good news, solo lady travellers - your numbers are growing.  New research undertaken by Travelzoo has suggested that 60% of women in the UK would be happy to head off on holiday alone, and that the destinations British women perceive as the world’s safest are France, Spain, Canada, Italy and the Un... Read more

World Malaria Day: What is it, and how can you avoid catching it?

Here's the lowdown on the killer disease that around 2,000 UK travellers contract every year. What is malaria? Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes; it can be fatal if not caught and treated in time. Those infected are dealing with a parasite in their blood; an intermittent f... Read more

How is Christmas celebrated around the world?

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend Christmas in Rio, Sydney or Cape Town? If you're not leaving the UK this December, you can still discover how other countries celebrate Christmas - and it's all down to social media. People have been sharing snaps of their Christmases online for several... Read more

Escape from the General Election 2015 at the world's remotest locations

If you can't take another minute of politicians leering out of the TV at you (sorry, Ed, that voice - it's too much, even for us), you'd better hold on - Election 2015 fever is picking up, and it'll be making headlines for the next month or so as the victor settles in, and the loser licks their woun... Read more

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