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Not so long ago, finding a quality hotel in the Northern Irish capital required a single phone call. During the Troubles and for some time afterwards, The Europa was the only place in the city that offered anything even approaching international levels of service and comfort. No longer. This fabled old behemoth is still a
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Less than three weeks after Gatwick was shut down for 33 hours because of “unauthorised drone activity”, the same type of threat grounded departures at Heathrow. Shortly after 5pm on Tuesday, what is believed to be a drone was sighted at the northwest of Europe’s busiest airport – close to the M25 motorway. One witness, Martin
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Heathrow airport temporarily suspended all departures after a drone was spotted near one of its two runways. The suspension of takeoffs from runway 27L of Britain’s busiest airport was announced shortly before 6pm on Tuesday.  Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, said he was prepared to deploy the same anti-drone military technology used at Gatwick if needed. Join
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Garuda Indonesia will begin direct flights from London to Bali from 22 January. Indonesia’s national carrier is switching its existing London Heathrow to Jakarta service to run a direct one-way flight from London to Denpasar in Bali. The new route brings the popular holiday island, known for its black sand beaches, swaggering sunsets and Hindu temples,
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Uzbekistan is becoming even more accessible for tourists on 1 February 2019, when it will allow visa-free travel for 45 more countries, including the UK. Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev wants to build on the country’s initiative to stimulate tourism. Last year saw the introduction of e-visas to smooth the process for visitors from approved countries, as well as
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This morning there were also strikes elsewhere in Europe. Security workers at Berlin’s Tegel Airport walked out between 5am and 8.45am, the busiest time of the week for outbound departures. The strike triggered cancellations that will disrupt travel this morning. Lufthansa and its subsidiaries Eurowings were hardest hit, with multiple flights to Frankfurt, Cologne and
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National Geographic Traveler magazine’s list of 28 “must see” destinations and travel experiences for 2019 is broken out into suggestions for city lovers, nature lovers and those in search of culture and adventure. The expansive list includes Greenland, Macedonia, the Canterbury region of New Zealand and design-themed jaunt along Germany’s Bauhaus Trail. For 2019, National
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