Safest long-haul destinations revealed – Travel advice for Canada, Dubai, US and Australia | Travel News | Travel

Holiday booking can be difficult for a number of reasons, such as price and amenities on offer. One of the most important things on tourists minds is safety and whether the destination poses any threats. Popular holiday choices such as France and Spain have been hit by a number of terrorist attacks, prompting the terror threat level to be raised. With long-haul travel becoming more popular, heading further afield could be a better option for holidays this summer. Which long-haul holiday destinations are the safest and what is the latest…

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Viral video shows kayakers in Australia followed by great white shark | Travel News | Travel

The two men were attempting to fish when one of them spotted the large beast. Ken Gerke, one of the kayakers, told his friend David Barwise: “It’s chasing me. In the video, he can be heard saying: “I can hear him coming. “Like I’m paddling, and I can hear him thumping away behind me.” In an attempt to scare it off, they use the paddle to splash in the water. The shark can be seen swimming beneath the boat and getting rather close. Thankfully neither of the men were hurt…

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Google Maps: Floating man discovered in SHOCK footage in Australia | Travel News | Travel

Google Maps is a unique platform where you can travel the world from the comfort of your sofa. The maps website has footage taken from all corners of the globe. This ranges from the mundane everyday to the weird and wonderful – it just depends where you look. One strange sight spotted recently was a mysterious man seen floating near a dock in Australia. The figure is in the sea lapping up against the Southport pier in Queensland, Australia. It’s impossible to look at the street view image without the strange…

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Australia: Take an unforgettable road trip along the Gold Coast | Beach Holidays | Travel

GETTY Enjoy Australia’s Gold Coast with a road trip There’s something incredibly romantic about setting off on a road trip in a far-flung destination. Unless, of course, you input the wrong address into the sat nav. My wild adventure along Australia’s Pacific Coast hadn’t quite got off to the start that I’d hoped for when my husband and I spent the first 45 minutes heading in the wrong direction.  But even this frustrating detour couldn’t dent our first-day excitement – after all, we had finally made it to a country…

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Viral video: Great white shark follows police boat in Australia | Travel News | Travel

A viral video has captured the moment a police dinghy in Australia was stalked by a huge great white shark. Measuring at 4.5 metres long, the animal was longer than the inflatable raft itself and reportedly followed the boat for ten minutes. It also circled the 5.7-metre fishing boat that it had been approaching in the water. The police officers were carrying out drug tests and safety regulations on recreational boats in the water in South Australia when the incident occurred. The men on the fishing boat spoke of their…

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Non-stop flight between UK and Australia lands in London with Qantas Airways | Travel News | Travel

Australia and London are to be connected in a historical way as the first non-stop flight between the two countries takes place today. Taking off from Heathrow, the flight departed at 1:15pm, and will arrive in Perth the following day at 1pm. The Qantas Airways flight is the first commercial flight between the UK and Australia. But how long does the flight take? The flight will take 17 hours, much quicker than the current 22 hours that travellers are subject to, with the journey being just under 15,000km. Australia to…

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