John Gordon Ross

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NYT > Travel » In Transit Blog: Prague Railways Introduces Ladies-First Compartments

Wednesday 21 March 19:44:13 UTC 2012

Czech Railways recently rolled out a new feature that has raised more than a few eyebrows — "Ladies Compartments." These six-seater areas, introduced at the start of the year, are part of a marketing strategy intended to improve service for women. [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Botella recibe a los participantes del XI curso de Altos Estudios Estratégicos del CESEDEN

Wednesday 21 March 17:22:18 UTC 2012


Travel | Mail Online » Budget 2012: George Osborne's double inflation rise in Air Passenger Duty slammed by travel industry

Wednesday 21 March 17:07:21 UTC 2012

Holidaymakers will be subjected to an eight per cent increase in flight tax from April 1, with another rise in 2013, despite protests from the fragile travel sector. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Greece unrest: Travel industry calls for Greece to calm tourists' fears

Wednesday 21 March 16:59:19 UTC 2012

Two British travel industry bodies have written to the Greek prime minister warning that the country must reassure holidaymakers that it is a safe destination – or see its tourist industry slump. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » A peek at England's new Harry Potter studio tour

Wednesday 21 March 16:15:46 UTC 2012

The attraction features actual sets, props and costumes from the eight Harry Potter movies. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » No slots or showgirls at new Vegas culture megacenter

Wednesday 21 March 16:11:53 UTC 2012

Las Vegas never has been known as a cultural oasis. That changed with the $470-million The Smith Center for the Performing Arts' opening. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Travel advice: caravanning holidays

Wednesday 21 March 15:54:53 UTC 2012

Our travel experts answer queries on caravanning holidays, hotels in New York, and insurance. [Link]

NYT > Travel » Asia Issue | Practical Traveler: Tiger Safaris in India and Bird Watching in Cambodia

Wednesday 21 March 15:46:30 UTC 2012

Tiger safaris in India and bird-watching in Cambodia are just a few of the new adventure tours on offer. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Taiwan: the appeal of a little-known island

Wednesday 21 March 15:34:54 UTC 2012

Anthony Lambert goes to Taiwan, a seldom-visited island that offers visitors much more than electrical goods. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Budget 2012: Air Passenger Duty rise confirmed

Wednesday 21 March 15:33:39 UTC 2012

The Government has confirmed that Air Passenger Duty will rise by eight per cent, or double the rate of inflation, next month. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Persian new year: central Asia celebrates Nowruz, the spring festival

Wednesday 21 March 15:19:38 UTC 2012

Central Asia celebrates Nowruz, the spring festival, or Persian new year. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Russian flight terror: Pasengers flee jet due to 'hole' in engine

Wednesday 21 March 14:35:10 UTC 2012

Passengers on a Russian service from Moscow to the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk were left terror-struck when what appeared to be a hole in the engine was spotted before take-off. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » New Alton Towers ride Nemesis Sub-Terra dubbed 'too scary' for under-12s

Wednesday 21 March 13:40:29 UTC 2012

Nemesis Sub-Terra, which is set to open on March 24 in time for Easter, has been classified a 12A in the first ruling by the BBFC for a theme park ride. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Over-50s travellers take holiday recommendations from the next generation

Wednesday 21 March 12:50:26 UTC 2012

After hearing about their childrens' exploits abroad, older travellers are increasingly booking adventurous breaks themselves to destinations they would never have dreamed of visiting before. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Cruises: 10 of the best mini-cruises

Wednesday 21 March 11:52:59 UTC 2012

Mini or short cruises give first-timers a taste of life at sea and regular cruisers a quick fix of their favourite holiday. We select the ten best sailings, accompanied by deals and discounts for each ship. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Your views: the cost of Wi-Fi in hotels

Wednesday 21 March 11:43:58 UTC 2012

Our report on hotel Wi-Fi charges prompted a big response. Here is the best of our readers' feedback. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » John Wayne Gacy joins lineup at Crime Museum

Wednesday 21 March 11:00:00 UTC 2012

Personal belongings of John Wayne Gacy were added to the gruesome lineup of A-list serial killers in the Crime Museum in Washington Tuesday. … [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Thailand holidays: Getting away from it all at Soneva Kiri

Wednesday 21 March 9:58:30 UTC 2012

Catherine Ostler was not convinced. A meditation holiday in Thailand – wouldn't it be a little wishy-washy? A few relaxing sessions and a lot of good food later, she felt a changed woman. [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Recorrido turístico por el Manzanares para celebrar el Día Mundial del Agua

Wednesday 21 March 9:44:19 UTC 2012

Madrid Río constituye un espacio turístico de primer orden, tras las obras de transformación realizadas con el soterramiento de la M-30 y la creación de un gran parque lineal El recorrido permitirá disfrutar de este espacio, que incorpora nuevos iconos urbanos y hace visibles tesoros históricos como los antiguos puentes de Segovia y de Toledo Al tener plazas limitadas, es … [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Música sacra en todos los distritos

Wednesday 21 March 9:44:18 UTC 2012

Por primera vez, todos los distritos de la capital contarán con programación musical Más de veinte conciertos se celebrarán en algunos de los templos más emblemáticos de la capital dentro del ciclo Música y voz para la Pasión El Auditorio Conde Duque se incorpora como nuevo escenario con un programa en el que participarán destacadas formaciones de música clásica como, … [Link]

Telegraph Travel » The Big Picture Photography Competition Terms and Conditions

Wednesday 21 March 9:00:43 UTC 2012

Please send only one entry per person. By entering this competition, you warrant that you own the copyright on the photograph and that it is your own work. [Link]


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