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New Croatian hotel inspired by Yugoslav-era design

10 Nov 2011
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An exquisite hotel, Hotel Lone, has just opened in the coastal town of Rovinj, Croatia.

This hotel is a definite must for the weary business traveller, as it is the first design-inspired hotel in the region to achieve the perfect balance of life and work!

The World’s Travel Industry gathers in London

8 Nov 2011
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The annual World Travel Market (WTM) takes place this week at the Excel Exhibition Centre in the Docklands through until Thursday. Today (Monday) was the Press and VIP Day and tomorrow the show opens up to other visitors in the industry. With some 5,117 exhibitors and 100 events it is a huge show.

LOT plane does near perfect emergency landing

3 Nov 2011
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For those of you who have not seen the incredible emergency landing two days ago of the LOT Airlines Boeing 767-300 do take a look at this video clip of the pilot doing an almost perfect landing on a foam filled runway with no undercarriage.

Lord Forster’s New Thames Hub

3 Nov 2011
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Distinguished architect Lord Forster has recently unveiled his plans to design a new airport in the Thames Estuary on the Isle of Grain in Kent.

The grand scheme, which has been branded a ‘pie-in-the-sky’ will not come cheaply, costing at least £50 billion!

Luxury AYADA Maldives is Now Open

1 Nov 2011
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This brand new 112 villa luxury resort has just opened its doors and is located on the island of Maguhduvaa in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.

AYADA Maldives is a family friendly resort with seven restaurants, bars, cafés and an amazing 3,500 sq m AySpa managed by world renowned ESPA.

Qantas grounds its entire fleet over bitter labour dispute

29 Oct 2011
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On what is perhaps the biggest travel weekend, Qantas has grounded all its fleet world-wide.  Planes in the air have been allowed to complete their flights.  Flights that were due to take off from Australian airports had their baggage off loaded and passengers were told to make their way home. 

Italian Tapas restaurant Assaggini changes its name to Assaggetti

27 Oct 2011
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I popped in to one of my favourite new London restaurants yesterday for lunch to find that the name had changed.  I thought I was going mad at first and had to look at the name twice.  Apparently another restaurant had complained that the name Assaggini was too similar to theirs, hence the hasty change.

Are Comfy Cabin Beds the New Trend?

25 Oct 2011
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I think I speak for everyone when I say that trying to sleep at the airport is a terribly hopeless experience.

With noisy flight announcements every other minute, uncomfortable seating and endless individuals invading our personal space, there is a very slim chance of getting much peace and quiet!

Until now that is...

Flavours of Peru at Cookbook Cafe

20 Oct 2011
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If you're in the mood for Peruvian cuisine this weekend, why not pop in to Cookbook Cafe at the InterContinental Hotel London Park Lane, where Virgilio Martinez has put together a menu giving you a flavour of Peru.

The weekend brunch is a great way to try lots of different dishes from the market table.

Wonderful Places to Visit this Winter!

18 Oct 2011
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So, summer has finally come to an end, autumn seems to have bypassed us and the cold winter season is kicking in - but it isn’t all bad!

Winter is a brilliant season to book a last minute getaway to embrace the crisp air while wrapping up warm.