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Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Las Vegas pool parties reveal all

Thursday 29 March 19:31:53 UTC 2012

The tanned and the toned are descending on Las Vegas for unlimited champagne and topless bathing, as the annual pool party season opens. [Link]

NYT > Travel » 36 Hours: Cologne, Germany

Thursday 29 March 18:04:35 UTC 2012

After crossing off bucket-list items like exploring the cathedral and crawling through legendary Kölsch pubs, focus on the city’s new shops, restaurants and hotels. [Link]

NYT > Travel » Cologne, Germany

Thursday 29 March 17:56:19 UTC 2012

One of the oldest cities in Germany, Cologne has been drawing visitors since at least 50 A.D. [Link]

USATODAY.com Feed » Doctors to AA: Charge $10 for a 'vegan seat'

Thursday 29 March 16:00:00 UTC 2012

Looking for a little extra elbow room on your next American Airlines flight? [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Stansted strike: Q&A for travellers

Thursday 29 March 15:25:15 UTC 2012

Baggage handlers at Stansted are planning to strike over Easter. We answer the key questions for travellers due to fly from the airport. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Liège: the rebirth of a Belgian boom town

Thursday 29 March 15:21:11 UTC 2012

Natasha Edwards finds an appealing new side to Liège, the riverside city where the 2012 Tour de France begins. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Titanic anniversary: events around the world

Thursday 29 March 14:01:01 UTC 2012

A round-up of the best Titanic centenary events in Britain and beyond. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Titanic anniversary: Belfast's monument to the Titanic tale

Thursday 29 March 14:00:10 UTC 2012

Fionnuala McHugh visits the £97m monument at the dockyards where the ship was built. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Supercars for hire

Thursday 29 March 13:19:14 UTC 2012

Ten of the most expensive supercars available to hire through Hertz. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Spain strikes: what are my rights if my flight is cancelled?

Thursday 29 March 12:11:30 UTC 2012

Thousands of flights to and from Spain have been cancelled due to a general strike. We outline the rights of those passengers affected by the walkout. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Hertz puts McLaren MP4-12C up for hire

Thursday 29 March 12:07:21 UTC 2012

Hertz, the car rental company, is offering travellers the chance to rent the supercar for £906.30 a day. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Scarborough holidays: There's nothing Scabby about Scarborough's stylish makeover

Thursday 29 March 12:04:06 UTC 2012

It has been a popular seaside escape for more than 100 years and is affectionately known as Scabby. But a few stylish innovations in this Yorkshire spa town have attracted a new generation of visitors, says Rebecca English. [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Centro, protegido del ruido

Thursday 29 March 11:55:21 UTC 2012

Malasaña, Huertas y Chueca, declaradas zona de alto nivel de contaminación acústica Se prohíbe la apertura de nuevos locales de ocio en los puntos de mayor ruido Las nuevas actividades deberán garantizar un 27% de los aparcamientos [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » El Ayuntamiento rebaja el alquiler de sus viviendas

Thursday 29 March 11:55:20 UTC 2012

La EMVS va a destinar a estas ayudas 3.690.661 euros anuales, que beneficiarán a 4.472 familias Las subvenciones oscilan entre el 10 y el 25%, en el caso de pisos del Plan de Vivienda en Alquiler Las familias procedentes de programas sociales en Régimen Especial verán reducida su renta entre un 20 y un 25% El objetivo del Plan de … [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Orden del Día de la Junta de Gobierno de la Ciudad de Madrid

Thursday 29 March 11:55:19 UTC 2012

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Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Menos autobuses universitarios de la EMT con motivo de Semana Santa

Thursday 29 March 11:55:18 UTC 2012

Sólo las líneas A y H prestan servicio al campus de Somosaguas desde Moncloa y Aluche Las líneas E, F, G y U no funcionan entre el 31 de marzo y el 9 de abril (ambos inclusive) coincidiendo con el periodo no lectivo universitario [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Zhao Liang presentará en DOCUMENTA MADRID una amplia retrospectiva de su obra

Thursday 29 March 11:55:17 UTC 2012

Por primera vez, Cineteca, el hogar de la no ficción de Matadero Madrid, será su sede central de proyección DOCUMENTA MADRID ha obtenido una excelente convocatoria con 883 cintas recibidas, procedentes 81 países, entre los que destacan las 168 producciones españolas Zhao Liang, el abanderado del documental de resistencia cuyas películas han competido en festivales como Cannes o Berlín, presentará … [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Access denied: the London landmark skyscrapers off limits to the public

Thursday 29 March 11:43:03 UTC 2012

In most other major capitals, locals and visitors can access the city's most distinctive skyscrapers. James Newman asks why the same isn't true in London. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny: review

Thursday 29 March 11:04:02 UTC 2012

For an affordable gourmet break, head to the Angel Hotel in the modest town of Abergavenny. [Link]

USATODAY.com Feed » Great American Bites: Classic barbecue at Memphis' Cozy Corner

Thursday 29 March 10:48:59 UTC 2012

Nothing indicates Cozy Corner serves barbecue, but when you step inside, you'll find yourself in one of the nation's great classic eateries. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Anglesey beach near Prince William and Kate Middleton to be made designated nudist site

Thursday 29 March 10:34:59 UTC 2012

Newborough beach, on the west coast of Anglesey, has long attracted naturists drawn to its natural charms, set amongst sand dunes and forest. But locals are less thrilled by the idea. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Spain strike: Hundreds of flights cancelled and services suspended as country grinds to a halt

Thursday 29 March 10:30:59 UTC 2012

Flights to and from the popular holiday destination have been axed and the Foreign Office has warned that public transport and services in the country will be affected by the walkout. [Link]

USATODAY.com Feed » Is security more rigorous at small airports?

Thursday 29 March 10:00:00 UTC 2012

Is security more rigorous at small airports? [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Cruises, Cuba: Havana tour of Hemingway's haunts

Thursday 29 March 9:53:21 UTC 2012

Jane Archer explores Hemingway's Havana and the island's cultural landmarks on a cruise trip to Cuba. [Link]

Travel: travel guides, insurance, holiday news, hotel reviews and short city breaks » Flying with pets: travel advice

Thursday 29 March 9:53:20 UTC 2012

Sophie Butler advises on flying with animals, visiting Shimla in the snow, and trips to Tromsø. [Link]

USATODAY.com Feed » World's craziest vending machines: Crabs, cupcakes and more

Thursday 29 March 9:00:00 UTC 2012

You'll never look at that Coke dispenser the same way after discovering these 10 bizarre vending machines. [Link]

NYT > Travel » Practical Traveler: Your Knees, Their Seat: Discuss

Thursday 29 March 5:19:55 UTC 2012

Readers weigh in on a column about finding a good coach seat on flights. [Link]

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